The Verge reviews the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13

imageThe Verge has reviewed the Lenovo Yoga Windows 8 hybrid.

While they had some complaints, including finding the touch screen and track pad less than perfect, they seemed overall happy with the device.

They conclude:

If you ignore its awesome transformational abilities — which are a pretty great addition to a laptop, and are implemented really well — the IdeaPad Yoga 13 is just an average, pretty good laptop. It has a good keyboard, a nice-looking screen, and competent performance. It also has a frustrating trackpad, though, and a touchscreen that doesn’t work as well as it should. It’s a perfectly good laptop, and that’s about what I expect for a $1,000 ultrabook.

If you’re buying a Windows 8 laptop right now, this is a really good option — it’s definitely the best device I’ve tested since the new OS came out. But if you can wait, you should — there are many more cool devices coming soon, and even the Yoga should get better over time as the trackpad drivers and performance issues are fixed. What I want more than anything is the ThinkPad X1 Carbon with a Yoga hinge; this is a decent approximation, but not quite up to its level.

We understand that that Lenovo is already working on the drivers to fix the touch screen and trackpad issues.

The device scores 7.7. Read the full review at The Verge here.

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