With an original price of just over 10 million VND and 4 convenient operating modes, IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 is truly a product worthy of Lenovo's name.
At the price of USD 499 (about 10.5 million; original price in the US), the IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 is a transformative laptop for many users. Maintaining the 180-degree folding design of the Yoga line, Lenovo switched to using Intel Petium processor on Yoga 2 11 to bring its famous transformable laptop line to the lower segment of the market.
Can this low-cost laptop serve the needs of surfing the web, watching videos and working in your office? What factors did Lenovo have to cut down to make IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 a bad choice? Let's come to the initial reviews of LaptopMag To get the most appropriate answer.
IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 retains almost all the soft details of the previous 11-inch Yoga series. Song, because it is a cheap model, Yoga 2 version does not have luxurious soft veins like other Yoga lines. Besides traditional black, consumers can also choose orange and silver colors for IdeaPad Yoga 2 11.
IdeaPad Yoga 2 11's plastic case is very prone to fingerprints and dirt. Therefore, you should bring a cleaning cloth during long trips. The Lenovo logo on the back of the IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 clearly shows … the low price of this laptop. Overall, the design of the IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 has almost no high-end details, except for the body-hinge and aluminum-specific screen of the Yoga line.
The same weight (1.27 kg) but the IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 (size 29.7 x 20.6 x 1.7 cm) is much thinner than Toshiba Satellite NB15t (28.4 x 20 , 8 x 2.29 cm and weighs 1.27 kg). When used in laptop mode, ASUS 'Transformer Book T100 has the biggest advantage in size (1.04 cm thick; 544 grams), but is too thick and heavy as much as IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 when combined dock screen (size 26.4 x 17 x 2.36 cm and weighs 1.09 kg).
Many operating modes
In accordance with the tradition of Yoga series, the IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 can operate in 4 different modes: Notebook (regular laptop), Stand (using the keyboard body as the base for the machine), Tent (V-shaped body folded off) reverse) and Tablet (fold the keyboard to the back of the screen like a large tablet).
You can use Stand mode in environments with limited space, such as on an airplane or for PowerPoint presentations. Tent mode will help housewives and users need to quickly look up information.
In general, IdeaPad Yoga 2 11's screen will take about a second to lag (delay) every time you switch modes. You will have to wait for a short time after you "transform" the device to continue using.
While the number of different modes of use will make many users excited, the IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 doesn't have a "sink" keyboard compared to the surrounding body as the ThinkPad Yoga 2 will certainly be uncomfortable during history. Use in Tablet mode.
Dedicated applications for IdeaPad Yoga 2 11
Certainly, Yoga experience will become much more interesting with appropriate applications for each mode. Luckily, Lenovo understands the importance of applications: Yoga Picks tools installed on IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 will automatically select and suggest suggestions for downloading applications whenever you switch usage mode. .
More specifically, a small notification will appear in the upper corner of the screen. Touching / clicking on this message will open a list of apps / games that you can download from Pokki.com app market.
When switching to Stand mode, Yoga Picks will give suggestions about Outlook, IMDB and SoundCloud applications. When Tent mode is turned on, this app will suggest downloading applications like MTV, Vevo, Spotify and CNN. In Tablet mode, Yoga Picks will allow you to download Yahoo Weather and StumbleUpon.
Some games that are reserved for large AiO series (Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27 and Lenovo IdeaCentre Flex 20) are also suggested in Tablet mode: Lenovo Roulette, Chess, Lenovo Air Hockey and Lenovo Tycoon.
While Yoga Picks is a pretty good idea, for some reason, Lenovo only offers the option to download the application without allowing users to activate the application right from the Yoga Picks screen. Once you have downloaded the application suggested by Yoga Picks, this application will soon become useless.
The IdeaPad Yoga 2 11's 11.6-inch screen with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels gives brilliant colors, the details are quite sharp and the brightness is quite good. The 1080p trailer of the Cuban Fury movie comes alive with brilliant blue, yellow and purple colors on the dance floor. Small details such as the light of the decorative stone or the glossy blue on the main character's shirt were also reproduced well enough on the IdeaPad Yoga 2 screen.
IdeaPad Yoga 2 11's viewing angles are quite wide, enough for two people to share a video. Colors in 4 IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 operating modes have not changed much. The screen of this laptop has a brightness of 348 lux, far above the average of 265 lux of ultraportable laptop segment (ultra-thin, light). The Transformer Book T100 only reaches 204 lux, while the Satellite NB15t only achieves poor brightness 135 lux.
The IdeaPad Yoga 2 11's on-screen touch features work quite responsibly and accurately. You can easily start and switch applications from the IdeaPad Yoga 2 touch screen.
In test of LaptopMag, IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 can only display 68% of the sRGB standard color range, above the 67% average of the ultraportable laptop segment and Satellite NB15t's 61%. IdeaPad Yoga 2 11's ability to accurately reproduce colors is not as good as expected: this Yoga's Delta-E score is only 6.6, though still better than average 7 (the lower the better) but still too far from standard 0. Satellite NB15t has much better color accuracy: 5 points.
Lenovo Motion motion sensor technology
Not only the touch screen and mouse / keyboard, IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 can also detect motion through Lenovo Motion.
Once you have enabled the Lenovo Motion feature, IdeaPad Yoga 2 11's webcam will automatically track your movement. According to Lenovo, this application can operate from a distance of 30 cm to 1.5 meters. In my test, LaptopMag indicates the best operating distance of Motion feature is about 45 cm.
The IdeaPad Yoga 2 11's motion sensor feature can be combined with popular applications like PowerPoint, Windows PhotoViewer or Lenovo's own applications like Yoga Chef. For example, you can move your hand in front of the screen to scroll photos and slides. You can raise your thumb to pause or continue playing a video or PowerPoint presentation.
When viewing photos, you can raise your fist up or down to zoom in and out. Once you get used to IdeaPad Yoga 2 11's gesture controls, you'll notice that Lenovo Motion works very fast and accurately. When combining this unique feature with Stand mode, you will enjoy an impressive digital content experience. It can be said that Lenovo Motion is one of the brightest achievements of motion sensor technology on laptops in recent years.
The IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 sounded even less commensurate with its very small screen size (11.6 inches). This laptop's speakers are not even enough for a small room. At a distance of 60cm, the IdeaPad Yoga 2 11's volume reached 83 decibels, lower than the 84 db average of the ultraportable laptop segment.
Keyboard and touchpad
While still carrying Lenovo's AccuType brand, the keyboard quality on the IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 is not as good as expected. The Chiclet design keyboard (square key, rounded corners) of IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 has a fairly wide layout, but with a keystroke depth of only 1mm (lower than the usual 1.5 – 2 mm of laptop), The IdeaPad Yoga 2 11's keyboard feels too hard and uncomfortable.
Worse, the IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 keyboard also encounters the surrounding subsidence when pressing the key too hard. With all of these weaknesses, IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 only achieved speeds of 50 words per minute in our tests LaptopMag, lower than the average of 55 words per minute.
The IdeaPad Yoga 2 11's Touchpad Synaptics size 9 x 6 cm provides very responsive and smooth mouse quality. Multi-touch gestures such as drag-to-zoom, 3-finger slider are easy to do. The lower corner of the touchpad is slightly soft, but it is still possible to play the mouse's left / right buttons very well.
After 15 minutes of watching Hulu videos, the IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 touchpad has a temperature of 29 degrees Celsius; The middle row of keys is 33.3 degrees Celsius, while the lower body has a temperature of 38.3 degrees C. Thus, IdeaPad Yoga 2 11's lower body temperature has surpassed the level that may be offensive ( 35 degrees C), and therefore users should not place the device on their lap for too long.
The videos and photos taken from the 720p webcam on Windows' default app give colors quite warm, but the details are not as good as expected. In the photos due LaptopMag Capture again, small details encounter blur, loss of focus and slight blur.
Lenovo's Camera Man application also provides the same image quality as the default Windows Webcam application, but with this application you can use a variety of unique frames and effects. Camera Man also allows users to use voice commands to take photos.
You can use Lenovo Veriface Pro software that comes with IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 to increase your security. This application will take a photo of your face, and after you identify it, you can use your face to login instead of the traditional password.
On the right side of the camera body is the power button, volume up and down, screen lock button (horizontal, vertical) and Novo button to start the backup and recovery screen of Lenovo OneKey Recovery application. The right side of the device is also the location of 1 USB 3.0 port and one miniHDMI port.
To the left of the camera body is a USB 2.0 port, HDMI card reader, headphone / microphone slot combined with the power cord plug port.
With an Intel Pentium N3520 2.16 GHz processor and 4GB of RAM, the IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 is not a "configuration" laptop but can still handle everyday tasks easily. In test of LaptopMag, IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 can both open videos on Netflix, open six tabs on Firefox, Internet Explorer and Chrome, scan the system without any performance issues.
In PCMark7 benchmark, IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 scored 1,865, not half of the 4.112 average of ultraportable laptop segment. Transformer Book T100 with 1.3 GHz Atom Z3740 processor scored 2,338 while Satellite NB15t only scored 1,458 due to the low-end 2.0 GHz Celeron N2810 processor.
In hard drive testing, IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 took 2 minutes and 14 seconds to copy 4.97 GB of data. The speed of the 500GB 5400 rpm hard drive of this Yoga is only 38 MB / sec, which is one third of the segment's 133 MB / sec average. The 64GB flash memory of the Transformer Book T100 only reaches 25 MB / sec, while the Satellite NB15t's 500GB 5400 rpm hard drive is only 24 MB / sec.
The IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 takes 17 seconds to boot Windows 8.1, which is on par with the launch of the Transformer Book T100. The average of the ultraportable laptop segment is 15 seconds. Satellite NB15t takes up to 19 seconds to start the latest Windows version.
In the test of matching 20,000 names to corresponding addresses on OpenOffice SpreadSheet, IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 took 16 minutes 19 seconds to complete, slower than the average of 14 minutes 07 seconds to 2 minutes 12 seconds. The Satellite NB15t gave poor results: 18 minutes 57 seconds, while the Transformer Book T100 took even 20 minutes 48 seconds to complete this test.
Intel HD integrated graphics on IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 are not enough for you to play relatively old "top" games like World of Warcraft. You can only play casual games like Angry Birds or Duolingo on this cheap laptop.
In the 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme test, IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 scored 12,745. The Satellite NB15t only scored half of Lenovo's products: 6,141, while the Transformer Book T100 only reached 9,710. All three products did not reach the average level of 20,333.
In World of Warcraft, IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 only reached 20 frames per second at a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, automatically customized (Auto). Both Yoga and 2 competing Satellite NB15t (12 frames / sec) and Transformer Book T100 (19 frames per second) do not reach 30 frames per second ("playable" level). The average of the ultraportable laptop segment is 34 frames per second.
When surfing the web continuously at 100 nit brightness (equivalent to 28% of the screen's maximum brightness), IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 achieved a battery life of 5 hours 19 minutes, nearly 1.5 hours lower than the average 7 hours 54 minutes.
IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 preinstalled Lenovo user support applications such as App Show Case and Lenovo Support (containing links to user guides, user forums …). The OneKey Recovery System application allows users to create backups for hard drives and recover them when problems occur.
Lenovo also installed some exclusive applications for Yoga series. Application Yoga Companion not only synchronizes your Ideapad with smartphone, but also can start calls from PC, share content from computer via message, display phone file to Windows. Yoga Photo Touch allows photo editing, while Yoga Chef is a repository of recipes that housewives will definitely love.
Some 3rd party apps like Evernote Touch, Kindle or AccuWeather are also installed on IdeaPad Yoga 2 11.
The test version of the article has an Intel Pentium N3520 processor at 2.16 GHz, 4GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive at a price of $ 499 (10.5 million; original price in the US).
The most advanced version costs 799 USD (16.8 million, original price in the US) and is equipped with Intel Pentium N3520 2.42Ghz processor, 4GB RAM, 16GB solid-state hard drive with SSHD drive (hybrid drive). ") 500GB.
The mid-range version of the IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 has the same configuration as the high-end version, but does not have a solid hard drive and uses a regular HDD instead of an SSHD drive.
Obviously, at a relatively soft price (US $ 500), you will have to accept some of the uncomfortable weaknesses of IdeaPad Yoga 2 11. The keyboard of the device is of poor quality and the speaker quality is not good
as expected. In return, the IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 has good performance, the screen is bright, brilliant and most importantly the characteristic "transformation" of Yoga series. With these strengths, it can be said that IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 is the best hybrid laptop option for users to limit funding.
– Many "transformation" modes like other Yoga products.
– Screen with good brightness, vibrant colors.
– Performance enough for price range.
– Poor quality keyboard.
– Poor quality speaker.
According to LaptopMag