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Unboxing and Quick Review: Lenovo Yoga 2 11

June 23, 2014

I received this package last week and I only got a chance to do the ceremonial unboxing the other day.

** SIDE STORY: I am editing this post because I initially thought I got a Yoga 2 Pro, only to find out it is a Yoga 2 11 (thank you Insider Jonas! :)). This is what happens when you save all your excitement and go for a test drive without checking other people’s review, website, or even the manual. 🙂 That’s how I do my review mostly, even for movies’. 
While my friends offered to do the unboxing for me, I felt more matured to be able to delay all this (well, they say this is no longer the basis for measuring one’s EQ). I am trying to convince them that I have such high EQ to let this box sit in my room for a week without touching and tinkering with its features – typical behavior when you receive a new gadget. 
I posted this teaser in Facebook and my friends even got more anxious 😉

I was expecting a tablet, but I got more curious when I saw the text that says
“Congratulations on your new laptop”. 
I hold the package and was surprised at how light it feels for a laptop,
 and I saw more signs.. Yoga 2!
Anyway, enough of the talk.. may I present to you, my new partner in blogging.. the Lenovo Yoga 2 11!
Click Read More to know more about Lenovo Yoga 2 11..

I gave it a once-over like a girl on a date – it is light-weight, sleek, with clean lines and matte finish.  I am initially impressed. I love the sophisticated shade of orange. But what can it do?

Lenovo Yoga 2 11 is very feminine actually.

Look at how thin it looks compared to my Lenovo P770
Box includes charger, adapter, manual and other publications
 The silver hinges are not there for nothing, 
find out what it can do.. Keep reading..
Light-weight at 1.45kg (3.2 lbs); 17.2mm (0.68″) thick (SSHD model)

I have yet to test the battery life, but Lenovo never disappoint. 
The one thing that made me love this brand. Battery life!
Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro promises 6 hours of continuous battery life.
Again, I have yet to do test drive.
 The keyboard lights up and is best when working at night.
And yes,Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro runs with Intel Pentium N3520 Processor( 2.166GHz 1333MHz 2MB)
I am still learning my way through this new Operating System 🙂 I feel so techy!
 Screen is an impressive 11 inch display, with nice high quality resolution. 
Laptop Mode
Have I told you Lenovo Yoga 2 11 has touchscreen display? Check out:
More of on the zoom-in feature:
Now you will ask, why it is called a Lenovo Yoga? It is not called yoga for nothing. Lenovo Yoga 2 11 is a flexible gadget, too flexible you will be surprised with its flip and fold design. 
Lenovo Yoga 2 11 is not just a multi-function laptop but a full-function tablet! It offers four different modes with different suggested apps. I call it a Transformer as it can be used as laptop, and a tablet (and even a player). The picture and video above shows the Lenovo Yoga 2 11 in Laptop Mode, now see below for the Tent Mode.
Tent Mode perfect for watching movies and videos

Yes, enjoying Maroon 5 here.

It was funny that when I transformed it into this mode, my dad told
me to be careful with the new gadget. I told him this is how fun and flexible
Lenovo Yoga 2 11 is!

This looks convenient too 🙂


Now, look at this!

I have fully used the hinges and folded my laptop and turned it into tablet!

Amazing right? Lenovo is really for those who do!

I have to be honest that I was a bit careful and cautious when transforming the Lenovo Yoga 2 11 in different modes. What I love is that everytime it changes to a new form, I hear a sound and a display shows the mode with tool tip that brings me to Yoga Picks. Yoga Picks is like your very own help guide that suggests suitable apps based on the device’s mode. I will explore these new apps and will share my review. For now, I am loving that Zinio is pre-installed which I can use in Tablet Mode. 

There is also Yoga Camera Man that allows users to take photos with effects like lomo, 4-in-1, and other effects! So excited to explore and do more things with this new Lenovo Yoga 2.
Here are the other features I wish to explore and share with you guys soon:
Lenovo Motion Control
Use the webcam as an input device — effortlessly flip pages, rewind/forward music, change volume, and gesture other simple commands with the flick of a hand.Lenovo Voice ControlLenovo Voice Control lets you perform tasks on your Yoga 2 by simply telling it what to do or asking a question.
Multitouch Touchpad
Optimized for Windows 8, the intuitive, easy-to-use touchpad features simple scroll, zoom, and rotate functions.
AccuType Keyboard
The acclaimed AccuType keyboard is ergonomically designed to make typing more comfortable and to reduce errors. 
Stereo Speakers With Dolby® Home Theater® 
The Yoga 2’s speakers deliver rich stereo sound, while Dolby Home Theater provides an immersive audio experience.
Here are the Lenovo Yoga 2 11 Specs:
Processor  Up to Intel® Quad Core™ Pentium N3520 processor
Operating System Up to Windows 8.1
Graphics Integrated Intel® HD graphics
Memory Up to 4GB DDR3L (on board)
Webcam 720p HD webcam
Storage Up to 500GB HDD storage or up to 500GB Hybrid SSHD storage with integrated SSD cache for faster system responsiveness
Audio Integrated stereo speakers supporting Dolby® Home Theater® v4 certification
Battery Up to 34 Wh 6 hours web browsing @150 Nits 6 hours HD playback @150 Nits
Display 11.6″ (1366 x 768) HD IPS display with 10-point multitouch and 178o wide-viewing angle
Dimensions (W x D x H) 11.7″ x 8.12″ x 0.67″ (298 mm x 206.5 mm x 17.2 mm)
Weight 1.45 kg (3.196 lbs)
Keyboard Dual-layer AccuType keyboard for comfortable and accurate typing
Bluetooth® Integrated Bluetooth® 4.0 and 802.11 b/g/n WiFi connectivity
Connectors 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, Audio Combo Jack (headphone and mic), micro HDMI-out, 2-in-1 (SD / MMC) card reader
Spell my name!
No, there is no trackpoint.
I checked the market price of Lenovo Yoga 2 11 in the Philippines, and it sells at Php 35,000. I find it really affordable and fashionable for a laptop, no.. a tablet.. okay, an ultrabook! If you want to go for higher memory, and bigger display, you can go with Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro. 🙂
What do you think of Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro 11?
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