The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga was likely the most successful Windows 8 convertible tablet-Ultrabook to hit the market last fall. It was versatile, reasonably priced and had solid features. A barrage of convertibles later, and the Yoga looks a little long in the tooth, and that's why we have the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro for the late fall of 2013. It's the newer, better and fresher Yoga that lives under Lenovo's IdeaPad line.
Lenovo will soon bring the Yoga to the ThinkPad line with the ThinkPad Yoga, for those who want every ounce of business goodness. With the Yoga 2 Pro, Lenovo takes a winning product and makes it better with a still reasonable price tag, Intel Haswell CPUs, an improved keyboard and a phenomenal 13.3", 3200 x 1800 touch screen. $1,000 for a 1.6GHz Core i5 with 4 gigs of RAM and a 128 gig SSD AND a 3200 x 1800 display? Nice.
The Yoga 2 Pro has the same sturdy 360 degree dual hinge design as last year's model and that's a very good thing: it's a laptop, a tablet and a few things in between courtesy of presentation and tent modes. The 2 Pro is lighter at 3.06 lbs. and it sports Lenovo's new tapered design so it's a little thinner at the front. There's lots more to cover, so hunker down and watch our video review. Our full written review of the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro will be out tomorrow!