Excellent dual mode laptop
Overall User Rating (4.1 Out of 5 based on 75 ratings)
Overall: I had been a fan of touchscreen and hybrid windows laptops. That is why I waited for this laptop for 6 months for its launch in India. I thought it is a good value for the money. It is offering good specs like Core I5, 4GB RAM and 500 GB Hybrid Drive. It has been a good experience for the first 2 months. Then, I started to find many problems. Firstly, the build quality of this device is not good. After seeing the images, advertisements and reviews, I thought that this laptop would have a good build quality. But, after just 2 months of usage, the poor paint job seems to turn brown especially beside the touch-pad where you are likely to rest your hands. The paint is so low quality that a small scratch of your nail would leave a big mark.
Secondly, it heats a lot. The core I5 has thermal throttling which means it should decrease its perfomence when heating to coold down the Laptop. The laptop quickliy gets overheated and the fan makes a lot of noice for even basic tasks such as web browsing and watching videos. It makes it difficult to place the laptop on your lap for even a short period of time. Due to the fan it is likely to decrease the battery life of the laptop.
Most importantly, yoga is meant for using the laptop in different modes. After just 3 months of usage I started to notice few problems. Sometimes the touchpad doesnot work, sometimes the keyboard does not work, and most importantly the touch screen does not work. At first, I thought it is some drivers problem, but it is the hardware problem. If you are likely to use this laptop in different modes such as tablet and tent, the frequent movement of this hinge is likely to damage some hardware parts and cause problems such as touch screen, keyboard and touch-pad. Now, its been at-least three months. My touch screen doesn't work. I was very busy doing my assignments all these days and couldn't give the laptop to service.
If you buy this laptop, for sure you will face the problems and its worst build quality-- I did not expect this from a company like Lenovo. Anyways, i recommend people to not buy this laptop and wait for other laptops such as yoga 3 (not yoga 2) and check the laptop in a lenovo showroom.
Hope my review helps to make a right decision.