Engadget has reviewed the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 review, and overall do not appear to be too happy with the device.
Back in January, when we first saw the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga at CES, we declared it to be one of the most memorable things to come out of the show. That was 10 months ago, though, and thanks to that gap, there’s a bit of a discrepancy between our initial impressions and our reaction following a week of real-world use. As we’ve discovered, it’s an imperfect product, with a flaky trackpad, relatively limited storage and a fairly mediocre typing experience (this is usually Lenovo’s strong suit). What’s more, without the optional sleeve to cover the keyboard, the Yoga is awkward to use in tablet mode, since your fingers press up against the exposed buttons.
Still, the Yoga remains an intriguing specimen; we haven’t seen another Windows 8 convertible with quite this versatile a design. And what a great design it is: as much as we complain about the keyboard, the hinge is sturdy and well-engineered. The entire package feels thin and light, despite the fact that touchscreens usually add heft. Even if you rarely flip the screen around, this is a solid Ultrabook in its own right. Sure, there are other Windows 8 PCs with sharper screens and even faster SSDs, but those cost about $200 more. Compared to the competition, then, this is still a good option. Left alone in its price class, it’s an even stronger choice. Let’s just hope Lenovo can quickly update that flaky trackpad. That’s not too much to ask, right?
Read their full review here.