Reviews Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13
7.1
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RCT SCORE 7.1 / 10

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One of the virtues of the Windows 8 operating system is the new wave of touch-enabled hardware it supports. Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga 13 is among the new breed of computers that's part laptop, part tablet. It features a hinged display that can be flipped a full 360-degrees to put the laptop into tablet mode. The 13.3-inch display has a capacative touch screen with a resolution of 1600 x 900.

The $999 base model of the Yoga 13 delivers an Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB of RAM, an Intel HD Graphics 4000 card, 1-megapixel web camera and 128GB of internal solid state storage. As far as outputs, you'll find one USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0 port plus an HDMI output and an SD card reader. Lenovo promises a battery life of about eight hours.

Initial reviews for the Yoga 13 have been more impressed with it as a laptop than as a tablet (the 13-inch screen make it a bit too cumbersome for that). Still, the unique form factor has won praise and heralds a new era of touch computing. That is, if consumers buy in.

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A Great Laptop, So-So Tablet
The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 is a convertible touch-screen laptop/tablet that most importantly doesn't compromise the traditional laptop experience.
CNET.com
 
This Is How You Build a PC/Tablet Freak Machine
The Yoga is a great laptop in its own right. Having a touchscreen and tablet mode is nice, but having a machine that actually works well is most important. From what we've seen, the...
Gizmodo.com
 
A Great Convertible
The best thing we can say about it is that the flexibility its unique hinge permits is no gimmick. Quite the opposite, in fact. Of the four positions you can set the Yoga up in, we...
Tech Radar.com
 
First Impressions: A New Style
The IdaPad Yoga 13 is an Ultrabook Convertible, a new style of Windows 8 device that transforms from a notebook to a tablet and back, offering flexibility not found in a standard...
Gotta Be Mobile.com
 
A Unique Approach
It is a great laptop with a unique bending screen that can be used in a number of positions for different functions. It's a large touch tablet that can be used much the same as any...
ZDNet.com
 
First Impressions: This Is Exciting
I’m impressed with what I’ve seen of the IdeaPad Yoga 13 so far.
SlashGear.com
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