Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13: Review & Specs

The Asian firm in Madrid recently has unveiled its new Ultrabook convertible, a genuine technological ingenuity that has a screen capable of opening up to 360 degrees, in this case we are talking about the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga. Moreover, we get the opportunity to bring the review of all new Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 and these are our impressions.

IdeaPad Yoga 13

Under a nearly identical chassis, the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga will have a version based on Intel Core i5, with 13-inch screen and meets the specifications of Ultrabook and other platform that works with NVIDIA Tegra 3 and 11-inch screen specially designed for RT Windows. And we have brought the review of Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13, which will be the first to reach our market.

 

The new Lenovo Yoga Ultrabook 13 is a lightweight and powerful, designed for users seeking maximum portability and the ability to switch modes tablet laptop with only a gesture, without accessories and without interrupting your work. The version tested had a processor Intel Core i5-3317U, 8 Gbytes of RAM and a drive of 128 GB SSD, great base to offer the best performance with Windows 8 and virtually any application.

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 is built in high quality plastic with metallic look and surprises the sturdy frame considering that only measures 17 mm thick. It has a screen of 13.3 inches diagonally , based on an IPS panel offers a native resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels , which has left us a very good feeling: offers impressive brightness level and large viewing angles, a key when using the computer in tablet mode.

 

 

Among other details worth mentioning one estimated range of 8 hours, integrated HDMI output and USB 3.0 port (sorry that is only one of two). A simple webcam of a megapixel for video and sound system with complete Dolby certified standard specifications.

 

Undoubtedly, the aspect that has convinced us during the time it is the system of rotation of the screen Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13. Using only two hinges and playing with the weights of the two parts of the computer, Lenovo has manufactured one of the most balanced convertibles we’ve seen. This means it is as portable as comfortable as when we had a tablet (the keyboard is automatically disabled to avoid errors) and the display works at any angle from 0 to 360 degrees.

 

Other interesting feature is the keyboard feel fantastic, which together with the generous trackpad and touch screen integrated with simultaneous detection of ten points make Lenovo the proposal in an ideal hardware to take full advantage of Windows 8 and applications adapted to the new interface.

The Lenovo Yoga 13 weighs only 1.54 kilos with the battery installed and, despite its thin profile, have not forgotten to integrate USB and HDMI ports standard size. In terms of connectivity does not seem too severe lack of Ethernet (adapter will draw) but does not offer 3G, even as an option. Hopefully future revisions provide full connectivity model, the same level as the best tablets on the market.

IdeaPad Yoga 13

 

Conclusions

 

The new Lenovo bet seems one of the most interesting in the convertible sector. Although in terms of materials and aesthetics is not groundbreaking, the combination of a very balanced hardware, screen quality and a reasonable price position the Lenovo Yoga 13 in one of the more competitive market.

Although we have not seen, we want also to mention that the 11-inch version will cost 799 euros and is emerging as an interesting alternative for the new Windows RT . We prove the final versions in the lab technician MuyComputer upon receipt of test units.