Lenovo IDEAPAD YOGA 2 PRO – 59386385 Review- With i5 Processor

Lenovo’s  IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro  is one of the most anticipated convertible Ultrabook which is now available with Lenovo, Bestbuy and other sellers.  Lenovo  IDEAPAD YOGA 2 PRO – 59386385 is powered by 4th generation Intel i5 processor – Intel core i5-4200u. The 13.3” touch screen display of Yoga 2 pro can flip back 360 degrees and allows user to use the system in 4 modes- Laptop, Stand, Tablet, and Tent. It is able to detect the mode, for instance laptop, stand, tent, or tablet and adjusts the content for the mode. It also recommends the best apps for each mode and works with voice recognition technology. One of the distinguished features of this ultrabook is that it comes with Quad HD (QHD) resolution (3200 x 1800), which delivers crisp pictures. Lenovo YOGA 2 PRO comes with SSD or solid state drive as storage option. The capacity of SSD varies from model to model. There is only 4 GB memory available with this machine. YOGA 2 PRO – 59386385 comes with 128 GB SSD. Let us see if it is worth the value of $1000 a piece.

Lenovo IDEAPAD YOGA 2 PRO – 59386385 performance and specification

As told earlier, IDEAPAD YOGA 2 PRO – 59386385 is powered by Intel core i5-4200u processor which operates with 1.6 GHz and can boost up to 2.5 GHz. The processor is Hyperthreading enabled which means two cores can handle 4 threads at a time. This enhances the performance of multithreading programs. User can perform all regular office work, like working with spreadsheets, creating presentation, compressing large files, changing format of media files and working with adobe creative suite 6 (occasionally), in this machine.  When it comes to gaming, IDEAPAD YOGA 2 PRO – 59386385 allows gaming but the storage option is limited. Games are the big concern as they need huge space; some of them can use up to 15-20GB of disk space each. High end Yoga pro 2 are also available which come with core i7 processor, 8 GB memory and 256GB SSD. For instance, Yoga 2 Pro – 59394173, Yoga 2 Pro-59386391 – these two Lenovo convertible ultrabook come with Intel Core I7-4500U Processor, 512 GB SSD ( for model 59394173) or 256 GB SSD and 8 GB memory.

The 13.3″ LED backlit, QHD (quad HD) display features glossy screen with 10 point Multi-touch which offers 3200×1800 resolution.

IDEAPAD YOGA 2 PRO – 59386385 comes with 128GB solid state drive, so user will experience fast loading of OS and other programs. However, if you need plenty of programs to be installed, 256 GB SSD option would be more suitable. The benefit of SSD is that it doesn’t slow down when it is full as there is no writing head which searches for fragmented files.

IDEAPAD YOGA 2 PRO – 59386385 comes with back lit keyboard but it offers limited number of ports- 1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, micro-HDMI, 2-in-1 card reader, combo jack. No display port is available with the machine. Network connectivity includes Intel Wireless-N 7260 (802.11bgn) and Bluetooth 4.0.

According to the manufacturer, 4 Cell Li-Polymer battery pack will provide up to 9 hours of battery life, upon single charge.

Pros of IDEAPAD YOGA 2 PRO – 59386385

Quad HD (QHD) display resolution

SSD Storage


Cons of IDEAPAD YOGA 2 PRO – 59386385

Only 1 USB3.0 port and no display port

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