"This PC is ultra fast, extremely light and portable, crisp screen which is easy on my eyes, and has excellent multimedia capabilities. The lighted keyboard is a must, the ability to flip and fold this thing is phenomenal.
The problem is the color rendering as most people have stated on the forums. Yellow and reds are off. Yellow is deep bronze/mustard brown. In order to rid yourself of this problem "somewhat" one must put it in high performance mode which lessens the battery. (I have it plugged in right now).
I love love this computer. The forums are indicating that perhaps the color rendering is a firmware issue and not the panel. If this is true, I would love to see Lenovo provide a firmware update. However, if it is the panel - eep - Lenovo can you fix and do a voluntary recall?"
Cons: Keyboard/peripherals, Included Software, screen color inaccuracy, keyboard layout, sd card protrudes from slot, no second hard drive slot.
"I have used a Yoga 13 since Feb. 2013, loved it, and bought the Yoga 2 Pro for my company computer to replace an aging Thinkpad. Very fast, great battery life. Gripes: Yellows on screen look pukey green. Screen resolution is too high for some programs, menus too small. Like the Yoga 13, the keyboard layout is annoying, with the small right Shift key and Backspace key, and the strange layout on the right side. New 4th gen i7 runs cooler with less fan noise than Yoga 13. I love not having to carry a separate tablet for flights, and I love getting envious questions from other passengers!"
Cons: Wireless card, Battery, Processor, Display performance, gpu, heat distribution
"In my short experience with the Yoga 2 Pro I found it to be rather underpowered (CPU + GPU) for its high density screen. Specifically when it comes to playback of HD+ content. Never mind 4K, a typical run of the mill YouTube HD video will throw this machine into 95% CPU utilization followed by a rapid increase in operating temperature and, if it's running off of a battery, you'll be lucky to get more that half of its advertised 6-hour runtime. How could they couple this ultra high density screen with a mediocre graphics card is beyond me. Intel HD4400 under current specifications is simply incapable of effective rendering of that many pixels per frame. This could'v been an ideal laptop had they bundled it with an Intel Iris HD5100 GPU but that's not even available in the top tier i7 models"
"Bought the Yoga 2 Pro after retiring a 15" Dell Inspiron that was on its last lap.
Just to reiterate what others may have said: - no wifi issues/no issues with the yellow display - machine is so fast, particularly when booting up or coming out of sleep mode - very light - battery is OK (~6 hours between full charges) - display is awesome! - mousepad's swipe shortcuts take some getting used to - keyboard size is perfect and I had no trouble readjusting - I didn't care too much for some of the apps that came preloaded because I don't use Microsoft's platform but really easy to delete those
Very pleased with my purchase and think it's a great investment."
"This PC has all the features I've been waiting to arrive (like a digitized pen but ...). Got it and finally figured out why I keep sending my cursor up when typing caps of letters on the left of keys ...
wish both shift keys were the same size like with most keyboards. The smaller one is right next to the arrow keys and all four are about the same size - small; half the size of the right shift key on left side. Minor but annoying thing. Still a great laptop."
Cons: Video card, Screen size, Display performance
"Only two things missing from this convertible that would make it perfect.
1. Discreet graphics to push that awesome high res screen. 2. 16x9 is awful for computing. 16x10 would be much much better.
Nothing else to complain about. This is the only convertible right now that offers an i7 processor and their configuration on all other parts is perfect. If they'd improve the screen to be a little better on horsepower and aspect ratio, I'd buy these and these only for my business. Right now I only buy them for those that need them."
"I nearly returned the Yoga Pro 2, until I decided to set the display resolution at 1600x900. The native resolution of 3200x1800 is unbearable in most programs, even with fonts set to max. A 13" display should NOT have resolution >1080p, so Lenovo hamstrung an otherwise great laptop with a too-high display resolution.
Using 1600x900 on the laptop along with 2560x1440 on my 27" Acer T272HUL "touch" display leads to fonts and windows that are comparable in size on both. The Yoga Pro 2 can drive the 27" Acer T272HUL at its native resolution using the micro-HDMI output. You will also need a USB 3.0 cable to take advantage of touch features. However you cannot drive the 27" monitor at full-resolution using a USB 3.0 dock, which is a disappointment."
"Firstly, the display is amazing. The colors are vibrant. Fonts are crisp, and I have had no issues with the yellow. Secondly, it is super fast. Applications install quickly and load up instantly. Thirdly, it is ultra portable. I use laptop mode and stand mode. One for work and the other for watching movies, browsing social media apps. Finally Windows 8.1 is much improved. You can do all your work with traditional applications and have your fun with the new tablet apps.
I have had no wi-fi issues. Battery life could be better."
"In my role at work we buy and test many IS products. Of ultrabooks, this Yoga 2 Pro is now my favorite. Initially you think...it only bends one direction, right? But as you start to use it and you look at the suggested uses and apps that Lenovo gives you it's really cool. I am now looking to buy one of these for home. I'm not sure I will go for the Pro, even though I'd be giving up the QHD resolution. And I'm not sure I can afford top of the line i7/8Gigs. So I'm going to see if I can get my hands on a regular Yoga 13 and/or Yoga 11S. But if I felt I had the budget it for it, I'd own one for work and one for home in a heartbeat."
"The screen resolution is incredible, text and icons are super crisp and watching higher than 1080p content is awesome, the programs I use primarily (Spotify, IE11 and Office 2013) scale fine. Currently the only program that I've had issues with is VLC. The 'yellow' issue has been completely overblown and once you have installed the BIOS and EM Updates from Lenovo it's barely noticeable. It's slim and weighs very little, which is a huge bonus when carrying it round. The speakers are excellent. The performance from the i7/8GB/256GB model I've got is excellent. The battery life is best described as average (for a Haswell Ultrabook), I've applied the latest BIOS and EM Updates which Lenovo have released and in 'Daily Mode' at 50-75% it predicts 5-8 hours."
"i have both mac book pro and y2p and i use this only now much better because of its a hybrid but doesn't handle gaming very well i fixed the yellow issue and battery is poor but best purchase ever i play minecraft and fifa the y2p handles them easily."
"I'm a Professor at a university. The biggest reason to get a tablet for me is the ability to write notes, draw sketches, in meetings and while reviewing other student's reports and to annotate slides while teaching my students. Or, as a student, the ability to copy down notes on the prof's lecture slides. This is an amazingly powerful feature that is unfortunately missing from this computer. It's a no go, despite the other nice features. The only thing this computer offers me without that is a high price."
Cons: Battery, Included Software, Software compatibility, poor linux support
"The computer is a good replacement for my current Thinkpad other than the fact that they've changed the keyboard layout, and there are a number of problems with Linux. I've gotten Arch working, but it was a pain in the neck because of driver issues. Clearly no one at Lenovo installed it on this machine before they released it. If I ran Lenovo, everyone would be required to dual-boot.
I really don't like how they changed the keyboard layout, moving the left ctrl and fn keys is the most obvious annoyance, but the home / end, page-up / page-down, and the other special key changes are also a hassle. There is plenty of space for a compatible layout on this machine. They used to put good keyboards into their 13" Thinkpads."
Cons: Included Software, Software compatibility, i.e. 11
"You can't write a full review here. Post elsewhere. Message comes on that review is too long. No other info on why. Model 59394177. It's perfect as a replacement for my aging desktop. I had some problems with the micro HDMI port. The first micro HDMI cable I used would wiggle in the port causing me to lose the display. The second cable I bought works much better with a more snug, but not tight fit. Comfortable to work on in tablet or laptop mode. Runs surprisingly cool and boot-up takes just a few seconds. Display resolution was too much. I run at 2048 X 1152. The "Slot-in Case" they offer for this product does not have openings for all the connections. There is none for the Micro HDMI slot and part of a USB port is blocked enough to make it unusable. I returned the one I purchased."
"Having to write this review one my phone because I cant keep a wifi connection with this laptop. Tried to download the recommended updates and drivers no luck. The screen has a yellowish mustard look, no quality at all. Battery life is mediocre but not what its rated to last. Two keys broke and cant be snapped back in. In the process of getting them fixed or a refund if possible. Restock fee is nearly $200. Frustrating experience, can't believe I wasted over a grand on a laptop that has this many problems. It also shows that it is going into tablet mode constantly when I am using it as a laptop. Only a couple times a day but still frustrating."
"I would have to say the Yoga 2 is pretty close to the perfect device for me. It has everything I need minus a some things I would love to see in the Yoga 3.
Wish List to make it the Perfect Device 1. Optical Drive. I know it is an ultra book, but I need an optical drive for some of the stuff I do, and I don't feel like having to carry around an external optical drive. 2. More USB ports. Should have at least 3 USB ports at the very least. 3. Make a Thinkpad version. 4. The ability to swap out a battery. 5. VGA output"
"I loved the unit but had to return it due to issues with Chrome browser and Evernote. The chrome browser does not scale properly when using the yoga in tablet mode. The touch input is off by 1&1/2". That can be corrected by turning on the HIDPI flag in chrome, but then some key extensions no longer work (last pass and google voice). The other trick I tried is to manually scale the display but that causes the chrome menu area to become microscopic.
The Evernote desktop app does not scale properly either.
If you don't user Chrome or Evernote this is a fabulous computer. And if Lenovo would have at least offered a 1920x1080 display as an alternative, I would still own one."
"I was really looking forward to this ultrabook and purchased the top of the line. The biggest issue is that many programs have screen type that is miniscule on the screen. For example, in the Chrome browser it is impossible to read (or re-size) the text in the URL window. Two other programs I use regularly had text that could not be resized and was so small that it was unreadable.
As far as speed, I would say it is OK. I do a lot of coding and design work, and compiling was a bit slow.
If you are sticking to Windows software, then the experience is probably fine. Many trackpad settings (such as swipe left to change programs) are easily inadervantly triggered, but are possible to switch off.
The design is truly lovely. I only wish Windows 8 lived up to the design of this ultrabook."