The Yoga 13 is Lenovo’s valiant effort in delivering unique user experience with tablet functionality and patented hinges. The versatility of Yoga’s design combined with the Windows 8 OS make it something that’s leagues beyond other tablet models can offer. Among other IdeaPad models, the Yoga 13 comes with a sleeker design.
With no overly plastic texture, the build quality of the laptop is generally adequate. In order to incorporate the touch-based display, Lenovo adds some necessary girth and weight, which may turn off those looking for lighter and thinner laptops. The keyboard seems to provide insufficient feedback and unusual shapes of “Enter” and “Backspace” keys may require some getting used to. The hinges are solid and they do a great job holding the lid in various positions.
The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 is equipped with 13.3” 1600 x 900 IPS touchscreen display, 1.7GHz Core i5-3317U processor, HD Graphics 4000 GPU, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD. The variant with this configuration sells for $1099 (Approx. £708) and users can also choose models with much faster Core i7 processors and 256GB of SSD.