Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14 – A Convertible-Hybrid Ultrabook

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14 is a business ultrabook with a twist – literally. It comes with a 360-degree hinge and a convertible design. This is the ideal ultrabook for those who are looking for an office laptop with designs other than the norm.

Design

ThinkPad Yoga 14 has a display measuring 14 inches, which is more than the previous models of Lenovo’s business laptops. Its frame is made from magnesium alloy and is quite strong and scratch-resistant. It is quite lightweight at about 4.2 pounds and measures 0.88 in height and 13.25 in width when closed. The size might seem a bit large for the tablet use as it can get quite heavy when handled with only one hand. This size is more than the previous ThinkPad Yoga, which measures a more comfortable 12.5 inches. But the size is a minor issue and needs a little time to get used-to.

The screen has a resolution of 1920 by 1080 and is resistant to scratches and smudges. The flexible design provides it with great viewing angles. The sound system also matches with the excellent display quality.

ThinkPad Yoga 14 comes with 3 USB ports (3.0); two on the right and one on the left. The right side also has HDMI port, power and volume buttons and a lock feature for rotation. The left side has a slot for the SD card and headset. For wireless connectivity there is a dual-band Wi-Fi adapter and Bluetooth (4.0). It comes with a 1 TB hard drive with an extra 16 GB support  for an improved boot time and better performance. It comes with pre-installed programs and some nice apps for weather checks and others.

Performance

ThinkPad Yoga 14 comes with an Intel Core processor (5-4210U) and a RAM of 8 GB. It offers better graphic performance than its processor thanks to the Nvidia graphic card. This helps it perform better for business tasks and is an improvement over the Lenovo Yoga 3. Better graphics also means better gaming performance in comparison to similar laptops in the market. The better graphics however are not offered for gaming per say, but to boost the machine’s performance for tasks such as streaming videos, working with pictures and faster rendering of web pages. The battery life is decent with about 6.13 hours, but not the best when compared to the competition.

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14 might not be the ideal ultrabook for business use. But it is great for those who are looking for a convertible-hybrid machine. It offers easy flexibility of converting from laptop use to tablet use and might be the best buy for some users looking for a new business ultrabook. With a price tag of approximately $1099 it is indeed a decent buy.

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