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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 13.3-Inch Convertible Touchscreen Ultrabook (Gray)

Posted on April 20, 2013 by Blog Design Journal

The Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 13. IdeaPad Yoga 13 is the world’s 1st multi-mode Ultrabook providing the ultimate flexibility between work and play in a device featuring a 10-point multi-touch screen that can fold back 360 degrees. Lenovo Motion Control on the Yoga 13 lets you flip through photos and pages or rewind/fast forward music and videos with simple gestures. Plus, you can rediscover your computer with access to a world of entertaining and useful apps like Lenovo Companion and Lenovo Support.
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FOUR AWESOME MODES. ONE INCREDIBLE MACHINE.
INTRODUCING THE IDEAPAD® Yoga 13” ULTRABOOK™ FROM LENOVO.®

Yoga 13 combines the productivity of an Ultrabook™ with the touch experience of a tablet, taking full advantage of the Windows 8 functionality. The screen flips a full 360 degrees into four modes that make it easy to create, share, or consume content. Combine those with its long battery life, and the Yoga 13 provides ultimate versatility.

Lenovo® IdeaPad® Yoga 13″ Ultrabook

KEY SPECIFICATIONS

  • 3rd Generation Intel® Core® i7-3537U processor
  • Windows 8
  • 13.3” HD+ IPS LED, (1600×900) display, 16:9 aspect ratio
  • 8GB DDR3L memory
  • 256GB SSD storage
  • Integrated 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Intel® HD 4000 Graphics
  • Integrated 720p HD webcam
  • USB 2.0, USB 3.0 Ports, 2-in-1 card reader
  • 360 degree convertible hinge design allows 4 modes
  • 10-point capacitive multi-touch technology

Notebook:

  • Use the Yoga 13 as a traditional notebook for editing files, composing documents, blogging, or focused work.

Tablet:

  • Flip the screen around to comfortably listen to music, look at photos, or browse websites in tablet mode.

Tent:

  • Flip the screen most of the way back and prop the Yoga 13 up like a tent for comfortable video chats, sharing the screen with friends, or listening to music.

Stand:

  • Flip the screen back and around and rest the Yoga 13 on its keyboard for another attention-grabbing way to enjoy and share media.

AN ULTRABOOK™ AND MORE

The IdeaPad® Yoga 13 gives you all of the cutting-edge benefits of an Ultrabook™. It’s thin and light at a mere 0.67″ and 3.4 lbs. It comes with fast SSD storage. It boasts eight hours of battery life on a single charge so it’s ready to power up wherever you go.

But there’s more: The Yoga 13′s 13.3″ HD+ display uses the latest 10-point multitouch technology, while in-plane switching (IPS) technology provides a wide viewing angle — making it perfect for enjoying videos and other content with friends or family. Meanwhile, Lenovo Transition automatically switchs open applications like PowerPoint to full-screen mode when the PC converts to the tablet, tent, or stand positions.

COMFORT AND PRODUCTIVITY

We’ve engineered the IdeaPad® Yoga 13 to make your life easier. It comes with Lenovo’s acclaimed Accutype keyboard, carefully crafted for more comfortable and accurate typing, an intelligent touchpad, and a host of other smart technologies. OneKey Recovery makes it a snap to back up data and bounce back from technical glitches.

The Yoga 13 also comes equipped with Windows 8 and a range of preinstalled productivity software, so it’s the perfect device for productivity or play.

WINDOWS 8

Beautiful, fast, fluid. Windows 8 has been reimagined to be all about you. Put what matters most right on your Start screen, and get instant access to your people, apps, and stuff, so you can spend less time searching and more time Doing.

 


 

 

LENOVO CLOUD STORAGE BY SUGARSYNC®

  • Share files across all of your devices
  • Automatic syncing feature
    automatically downloads all files from the
    cloud onto every PC
  • Supports most mobile devices

ACCUTYPE KEYBOARD

  • Cleaner, cooler-looking ID
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Finger-friendly key shape
  • Safer, comfortable use
  • Less mistyping
  • Ergonomic spacebar
  • Comfortable keypress

 

Datasheet (PDF)

 

 

Product Features

  • Intel Core i7-3537U ULV Processor (2.0 GHz)
  • 8 GB DDR3 RAM
  • 256 GB Solid-State Drive
  • 13.3-Inch Screen, Integrated Intel HD Graphics
  • Windows 8, 8-hour battery life

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3 to “Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 13.3-Inch Convertible Touchscreen Ultrabook (Gray)”

  1. Jacob Blumberg "jakeb16" says:

    Pretty Good, but not sure if its worth the price. I thought I give me first impressions of this new Windows 8 Convertible. First off the device is very slick, its light weight, looks great. It not the easiest thing to open but once its opened it works well. As excited as I was to get this, there were several blaring quirks that I wouldn’t expect from a $1500 device.1. The wifi intermittently cuts out. This seems to be a known issue you can read about everyone complaining here. To save you some time reading the thread there are three things I dida.Update the driver[...]b.Change the power settings — Set the Wireless Adapter Settings to Maximum Performance (both battery and wiredc.Update the driver properties1. Bring up the device manager by searching “device manager” from the charms menu under settings.2. Click on network adapters in the device manager.3. Right click on “Realtek RTL8723A wireless …” under network adapters. Click on properties.4. In the properties box click on the advanced pane.5. Inside the advanced pane set the following values to these parameters:selective suspend: disabled (I think this is the only change necessary but I did the other 2 parameter changes as well, you can experiment with different choices)selective suspend timeout: 60WiFi config: WiFiClick OK to save settings2. There is no keyboard light, which have been on all my Lenovo work computer, so it’s hard to see the keyboard in the dark.3. When you flip the Yoga and try watching a movie, you’ll notice the speakers are now pointed away from you! Even still the speakers are louder than the iPad.Ok about Windows 8The biggest problem with Windows 8 is that it comes preloaded with Junk! The start bar is full on things I will never use and there is a ton of Trial Wear already installed. I was particularly disappointed that MacAfee (part of the company that gave me this Ultrabook) was continuously popping up messages that were very hard to close with tiny buttons and dropdowns asking me to buy a subscription or register when as far as I can tell it comes with a subscription.Once you remove all this and get things set up its actually pretty nice, however moving tiles around is hard work (not nearly as easy as a ipad).There is no Official Facebook App, after some research you can integrate facebook with the People App but when I did this the news feed is different and nearly all the businesses I liked are featured and it is missing a ton of features such as unliking the businesses I don’t want to see as full page adds.Also the App are more expensive. Why is Star Wars Angry Birds $5?User profiles are very nice and this is something iPads don’t have. I am pretty happy with this feature and you can add picture passwords that work okish.Overall once you get it set up I think it is pretty nice, I don’t think the average user wants to spend the time I did to set this up though and I really think it could have been done better.

  2. D. Elswit says:

    Nice, but two issues… I got the Yoga 13 in support of my photography – it allows me to have a fairly high-end computer in a very lightweight package, fully capable of running Lightroom and Photoshop and being able to process 18-21 megapixel images efficiently. I also like the touch screen and tablet mode for watching movies, viewing slideshows or just surfing. I have two issues though, that have made me sometimes wonder if I should have waited until there were competing models out there. (This was without a doubt, the most capable touchscreen laptop available at the time.)First, the fan runs continuously, even when the computer is just idling. It can get quite loud when the system is working even modestly hard. This is apparently a well-known issue and there is no fix at the present time.Second, the trackpad is absolutely awful. I’m in IT myself and have seen many many laptops over the years, and this compares with the worst, trackpad-wise. It alternates rapidly between being hyper-sensitive and not responding at all, it skips, it causes random effects… I’ve sent emails prematurely, deleted blocks of text, moved things around, etc. After a fair bit of fiddling with the mouse and synaptics settings it’s gotten slightly better, but it’s still much more effective to use a real mouse with this computer.One other, relatively small item: the right shift and Enter keys are unusually small, leading to some mistyping.On the flip side the screen and video are magnificent, the tablet mode works very well, sound is great, and all in a remarkably compact package.

  3. JayW "JayW" says:

    Not perfect, but I recommend it. See my opinion on the keyboard. I’ve had this laptop for about 2 weeks. (Mine has all the same specs save for 8GB RAM – I have 4.) I love it! Getting my programs and files transferred from my old laptop was a breeze and took very little time. I had an issue upgrading Windows 8 to the PRO edition with Media Center. Microsoft Tech support was outstanding (I know?) at getting me up and running in 20 minutes.I have to imagine you’ve read all the professional reviews, and now you want to know if it lives up to it on the consumer end. I haven’t used it much as a tablet yet because I plan to do that more in the summer. Also – one of the first things I did was install Start8 to replace the start menu on the desktop. Very good software that is well worth 5 dollars. I move this thing around frequently. Battery life with heavy use is about 4-5 hours. If I am going back and forth to the machine, then it will last much longer. Every works really well out of the box, and it’s speedy.So here is the one thing I think everyone buying this machine needs to know. For me, it’s not a deal breaker, but it was disappointing, and annoying. In my opinion, Lenovo needs to redesign the keyboard. I tried and tried to get used to the cramped shift key, backspace, and enter. I’m telling you, I missed them every time. So now, at my workstation, I use a high quality external keyboard and mouse and keep the laptop in tent mode. I LOVE this setup. The keyboard on the machine is above average for on the go stuff. It’s outstanding in fact. It’s just not something I want to use for long periods of work. So really, I have the best of both worlds. And for the record, I have read reviews that directly contradict mine. However, I think anyone buying this machine needs to know they might have an issue here. The keyboard issue seems to improve if you approach the keyboard off center moving your hands slightly to the left. This is hard to get used to doing. The other thing is, it would be nice for the keyboard to be illuminated.Compared to my old laptop, this is a revolution. I am extremely happy with my purchase and would not hesitate, despite the keyboard annoyance, to repeat the purchase.One more item. I tried using a bluetooth mouse with this machine. It performed very poorly. In my research, this seems to be an issue with Yoga and Microsoft Mice. I switched to a mouse with a receiver. perfect.You will not regret this purchase unless you are planning on writing a novel in a coffee shop on this thing. And even then, maybe you will adapt easier than I did.My guess is, Lenovo nailed the future of the laptop.



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