Video Perspective: Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 2 Pro Ultrabook with 3200x1800 Screen

Subject: Mobile | November 26, 2013 - 05:46 PM |
Tagged: video, Lenovo, Ideapad, yoga, yoga 2 pro, haswell

The Yoga has easily been the most successful convertible notebook brand in my book and I think Lenovo would agree.  The 4-option form factor allows for a standard laptop stance, tablet mode, tent mode and stand mode, all of which have unique benefits and trade offs. 

The new Yoga 2 Pro offers the same style chassis as the previous Yoga laptops but offers several dramatic improvements.  First, this notebook is Haswell based, a 4th Generation Intel Core processor, and that will equal better performance and better battery life than the previous Ivy Bridge based design.

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Also, this unit has a 13.3-in 3200x1800 resolution display; that's correct a 5.7 MP screen in a 13.3 inch form factor.  That is better than the retina MacBook Air that has a resolution of 2560x1600 and is even higher than the 2880x1800 display on the 15-in retina MacBook.  In use the screen is bright (up to 350 nits now) and crisp. 

The keyboard is backlit, the edge has a rubber ring around it to prevent slipping and damage in tent mode and it is both lighter and slimmer than the previous Yoga.

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Overall, the Yoga 2 Pro looks to be an amazing sequel to the original.  Look for a full review on PC Perspective soon!!

Find the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro on Amazon! 


November 26, 2013 | 06:47 PM - Posted by MarkT (not verified)

This is the ONE.

November 27, 2013 | 05:31 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

WARNING: the screen is a RGBW Pentile screen, with two subpixels (i.e. alternately R&G, then B&W) defined as one addressable pixel. This means that unlike in a normal screen, where each pixel has three subpixels (R, G and B), each pixel of a pentile screen CANNOT display a full range of colours. By counting pixels in a more sane manner (i.e. four subpixels, RGBW, per pixel) the Y2P's screen only has half it's listed resolution.

Additional, the Pentile display used has some significant issues displaying saturated yellow. This has been mitigated somewhat by a firmware update (sturated yellow no longer appears as mustard yellow), but is still very noticeable compared to a normal screen. The effect gets worse on battery power when the screen reduces in brightness.

It's really annoying. If the Y2P had a proper tristimulus panel (even if only 1920x1080) it would be a really great laptop. As it stands, the subpar display makes the more expensive Thinkpad Yoga a more attractive option.

November 27, 2013 | 07:04 AM - Posted by infernowheels (not verified)

It's not even using the Iris Pro Graphics.. That thing is gonna struggle a LOT.

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