Fully functional 10-finger touchscreen
The Yoga 13 is both a cautious and valiant effort at introducing a unique, yet ThinkPad X220T-like experience for the first time to IdeaPad users. The patented hinges are more than a novelty and the tablet functionality works wonders after acclimating to the uneven weight distribution. It's not as easy to pick up and play as with a tablet, but the duality and versatility of the Yoga combined with Windows 8 make the convertible leagues beyond what any available dedicated tablet can offer.
Solid performance, Great display
The bottom line is that the Yoga 13 is a powerful, full-featured Ultrabook but the 360-degree hinge design might be as much of a design flaw as it is a unique selling point. If you want a laptop that converts into a tablet without the exposed keyboard then there are other options like the Dell XPS 12 or Lenovo's own ThinkPad Twist. If you like the various screen positons of the Yoga 13 and don't mind the exposed keyboard then this is a fabulous Windows 8 PC.
Ultrabook first, tablet second, but a great machine nonetheless!
All in all this is a *very* good ultrabook, a capable laptop and a nice tablet alternative depending on what you use one for. It has a great screen with good colors, good resolution and nicely done touch capability. The keyboard is good the touchpad is better than most PCs (not on par with Macbook's, still) and it is overall very comfortable to use.
Top-notch keyboard (for typing), Surprisingly affordable
Because all Windows 8 Ultrabooks share the same specification - at press time, every Ultrabook featured the same base processor - hardware and design will be the differentiating factor for the next half year, and possibly longer. That means aesthetics, batteries, input device, and other intangibles will matter more than anything else.
With the hyper-flexible Yoga, Lenovo has the most, or at least the first, meaningful intangible.
Soft-touch materials throughout
Like most of the Windows 8 convertible tablet/laptops we've looked at, the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 isn't quite the perfect hybrid. However, if you regard it as a touch-screen Ultrabook with a cool twist, it certainly succeeds. It's generally well-built, looks stylish and feels great, and its flexible hinge gives you lots of different usage scenarios.
Convertible tablet form factor
The Lenovo ThinkPad Twist (3347-4HU) ultrabook convertible is really a clamshell laptop convertible tablet like the ones that Lenovo has been making for the past half-dozen years. It's the natural evolution of the Tablet PC concept of the mid-2000s, in 2012 ultrabook form.
Impressive touch responsiveness
In spite of the somewhat confusing misnomer, the ThinkPad Twist is actually a member of the Edge family. This is Lenovo's attempt at producing an affordable, business-minded convertible that compromises in a few key areas in hopes that its adopters won't mind. After all, it inherits many critical traits of the classification, ranging from a good IPS display panel to a responsive touch interface and clever transformation design.
Ultrabook with touch screen
If you want a light laptop with a touch screen under $1000 your options are limited right now. The Lenovo works great, has an hdmi, a great video card, and a 500 gb hard drive that is very quick. I have spent a good deal of time looking at computers and I think that this is the best one for windows 8. This computer has a plastic coating that makes it much more comfortable in cold weather. Most ultrabooks are exposed metal which can feel cold. Especially if you bring your laptop to bed.
Excellent build quality, Usability
The Lenovo ThinkPad Twist is well designed, sturdy and a strong performer. It'll also last you a good while, racking up over three and a half hours of battery use under moderate conditions. It's just as happy acting as a powerful tablet as it is a laptop, and while a little heavier than normal laptops, the versatility on offer makes it a machine worth considering if you're looking for a serious workhorse.
Excellent connectivity including optional 3G
The snazzily named ThinkPad Twist S230U is a generally great little Windows 8 touch-enabled convertible Ultrabook in a tried and proven swivel form factor, surprisingly let down by minor build quality niggles and poor battery life, while we also miss a Wacom stylus with digitizer option. Otherwise it offers good connectivity including 3G, flexible specs, nice ergonomics and excellent usability.
Good CPU performance, Large and responsive touchpad
The IdeaPad was never intended to be a lineup of business notebooks. Hence, the target everyday home user who won't normally bother with upgrading internal hardware or use the computer outdoors very often may find a lot to like with the IdeaPad U310. The large input devices and conveniently placed ports are both appealing and ergonomic while the shiny screen and bezel will surely catch the attention of many.
Larger Storage Capacity From Hard Drive and SSD Caching Combo.
Lenovo's IdeaPad U310 makes for an extremely affordable option for those looking at a second generation ultrabook platform that doesn't skimp on storage or performance. It retains the same overall look at the past U300 series model as well as its excellent keyboard and trackpad. The changes made to make this laptop affordable do have their drawbacks. This includes it being one of the heavier 13-inch ultrabooks on the market.
Decent screen and an above average typing experience.
While we were reasonably happy with Lenovo's first attempt at an Ultrabook, the Lenovo IdeaPad U300s, it wasn't one of the cheaper ultraportable laptops on the market, and considering it had a few issues, it wasn't one we would recommend saving up for after alternatives like the Samsung Series 9 900X3B. However, not only has the U300s dropped in price, Lenovo has also released a budget Ultrabook for around £600, the IdeaPad U310.
Great design and port selection.
The Lenovo U310 Ultrabook isn't perfect, but small improvements address many of our earlier complaints and with coupons routinely dropping the price down to $750 it deserves a new look. The model Lenovo sent for review retails for $799 and includes a 32GB flash and 500GB hybrid hard drive.
Good interfaces, Quiet
Lenovo offers an entry-level computer for a low price with the IdeaPad G580-MBBG3GE. Those who are looking for a laptop for typing and that handles all types of Internet communication and can play most video formats will be on the safe side with the IdeaPad G580-MBBG3GE. An alert consumer will have noticed that this conclusion is very similar to the one about the Lenovo G585.
Cool Casing, Low consumption, Excellent battery life
The question from the introduction can be easily answered at this point: with the G585, Lenovo offers a promising office notebook. The term "netbook in XL" hits the bullâ?? s eye. The buyer gets a cheap notebook, which has a long battery life, is quiet and cool, and also consumes very little energy. For such features, one usually has to spend way more money. The good keyboard should be highlighted once more as well, something that should not be taken for granted in such a cheap notebook.
Lenovo G585 is a surprising laptop bargain
I'm very satisfied with the performance thus far. It is also my first experience with Windows 8, but I'm picking up on it pretty quickly. The G585 is working very well with it. Sure, speed could always be increased, but I'm stepping out of an ACER netbook. Anything is going to feel like lightning to me.
Compact power adapter
Aesthetically, the U400 is one of the best-looking notebooks we've seen at this price tier with good CPU performance. But its overall performance is in every sense of the word average. The notebook certainly doesn't perform poorly when compared to other similarly built Core i5-based notebooks, but with a few exceptions, it's neither impressive nor terrible. The U400's battery life, weight, size and display are all overwhelmingly unremarkable.
Good overall performance
At $884 the Lenovo IdeaPad U400 is a good value for a well-built mainstream notebook that offers excellent overall performance. If the middling graphics performance were the only drawback, it would be easy to recommend this notebook. The issues with the keyboard and touchpad are a big distraction, especially for such important components.
The Lenovo IdeaPad U400 brings the new U series stylish look and aluminum unibody design to a more mainstream size. But it's still one of the thinner and lighter 14" laptops on the market, and the U400 plus its smaller and light charger are easy to take anywhere. The notebook packs a full size notebook punch into one of the most attractive notebooks on the market and you get a good selection of basic ports plus an optical drive.
Awesome power of the Intel Core i5 chipset
For those of you with a specific use-case in mind, be sure to comment below and I'll let you know if I think this computer is the one for you or not. For me, itÃ¢Â? Â? s simply not the perfect combination of thin, light, and powerful. While it does have the awesome power of the Intel Core i5 chipset, itÃ¢Â? Â? s not going to beat an Alienware notebook at home for gaming for a rather comparable price. For heading out of the house to publish some stories or work with video, I canÃ¢Â? Â?
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