Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11E-G2 11.6" Touch Ultrabook

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Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11E-G2 11.6" Touch Ultrabook
Price: $339.99
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Has anyone ever had a loptop like this where you can flip the screen around like this? My experience with non-industrial sytle screen hinges is they break/wear out over time. I would think the fail rate would be pretty high.

And for the SSD. Understanding you can replace it but 128gb? Really, isn’t 256 the low end now for SSD’s? It’s like buying a desktop today with a 320gb HDD.

It seemed like a decent deal until I saw 1366x768 resolution. It’s too bad because a core-M is a nice low power processor together with an SSD, but apparently Lenovo can’t spend the extra $5 to put at least a full HD panel on it. I can buy Chinese (Teclast, Cube, Chuwi) 2 in 1s with 1920 x 1080, 1920 x 1200 and better resolutions all day I don’t even think they make products with a 1366x768 resolution. Apparently Lenovo (and other “top name” manufacturers) feel the need for us to be able to discern each and every pixel on a screen. These off-brand Chinese tablets are much better quality than you would expect, but don’t take my word for it- there are a ton of reviews at https://techtablets.com/

My family and I have four (that’s right, f_o_u_r) of these Lenovo 11e’s, all from Woot. All four are gen 1. Two of them are Yogas. I bought the first one on a lark when my Surface Pro started having fan problems. I bought the others once I realized what these are: basic, fully functional, indestructible Windows computers. They are built for the education market, not the home entertainment market. My children shlep them back and forth to school in their overstuffed backpacks. My daughter has done all of her AP European history papers on hers, with no complaints about the keyboard or screen. My son plays Minecraft, Wizard101, and some Steam games on his, as well as preparing PowerPoint presentations for his classes. I use mine to write papers and teach classes, although I do connect an external monitor, mouse, and keyboard. My wife uses hers for internet browsing and displaying recipes in the kitchen. They have been dropped, spilled on, frozen in the car overnight, subject to lunch box “overflow”, bashed in backpacks, carried on school and family trips, and passed around at group study sessions. They just keep working. You can expand memory by adding SD cards. And, since they all cost less than $200 initially, I am not worried about replacing them. My daughter even says the screen on her Yoga is OK for Netflix and YouTube.

The hinges on the Yoga’s are quite robust. I have had mine for about a year and they show no signs of loosening up or getting sloppy.

I have to admit that the price of these generation II Yoga’s is higher and might make me think twice about buying another one as a spare. But then, This is about the cost of some iPads, and they are not nearly as robust.

Recognize these for what they are and don’t buy them if they don’t meet your needs. If your kids need something for school, take a look. If you need something for travel and work, take a look. If you want high end gaming and awesome graphics, look elsewhere. We love ours.

My wife has a gen 1 that she has been using for nearly a year. The only issue we are lately running into is a few times a week it will completely freeze up (can’t even move the mouse) and has to be hard reset. I ran all the Lenovo diagnostics and all passed. I ran a full chkdsk and SFC and both passed. All drivers have been updated. Two days ago I did a full recovery on the OS, wiping out and reinstalling everything and it happened again. Lenovo has good warranty service though and they are sending a box to send it back to them arriving today. From what I’ve heard the problems we’re experiencing are not typical.

One other interesting item to note. I tried disabling the touch screen in the device manager for troubleshooting but it turned itself back on after a reboot.

I updated everyone’s BIOS and drivers over the Christmas holidays. I have experienced momentary freezes since then, but only when using Microsoft Edge to browse the internet. I do not know if it is a problem with our internet provider, our wireless network, or the computer. No one else in the house has mentioned any issues.

I have noticed that when I turn on Task Manager the CPU always shows 100% initially, but it usually goes down immediately (except when and Edge content process is running).

Hello! Does anyone know if the keyboard is backlit?

Nope, no backlit keyboard. Sorry about that!

It is not back lite

Can someone point me to the warranty/support information for this purchase? I can’t seem to locate it.

Lenovo 1yr

go to this link

go to features tab, scroll all the way down to warranty and that will lead you to this link:

1 Year Lenovo

Be very, very careful with your warranty begin date on this. I bought a Lenovo ThinkPad last year that came with a 1-yr warranty. I had a problem with it 11 months later and needed a warranty repair. Come to find out, the warranty date began when the vendor on Woot purchased it from Lenovo, NOT when I bought it from Woot. I only had a 10-month warranty. It took many emails and phone calls to straighten things out but Lenovo customer service eventually granted me the correct warranty expiration date. However, it was a major hassle. Buyer beware.

Thanks for the replys

The 3rd Gen is on Amazon, cheaper (by $20 or 25).

I’ve no idea how the 2nd & 3rd-gen devices differ.

The reviewers seem mostly happy. There apparently was a tablet-mode BSOD issue, for which there’s a fix according to comments.

[MOD: The computer you linked has a different processor]

mine has also been freezing… same thing, have to do a hard reboot, I have not contacted Lenovo… but would need to do so within the next two week!

the celeron N3150 is a joke compared to the core m-5y10c.
quad core doesnt mean better when the dual-core core m outdoes it at multicore tasks. integrated graphics is also substantially better on core m.

that said, neither stand up to a core i3-6100u, but in a small form factor and this price range a core m is impossible to beat.

But how small would the text be on on 11" screen with Full HD. Frankly 1366 is a wise choice.

I think I have the gen 1 Yoga 11e. Really like the machine - use it for typical business/internet stuff.

Mine also locks up once a week or so and requires a hard reset. Also, something seems to corrupt the audio driver about every other day, which requires a restart to clear. Still like the machine though. Love to know if anyone has found fixes to these issues. Came with Windows 10 and I loaded standard stuff on it (Mostly MS Office).

She doesn’t use Edge and these freezes aren’t momentary. they completely freeze up the computer (mouse can’t move and time doesn’t update) and it will sit like that for hours if we let it.

Lenovo overnighted a padded box with a next day air return label to send it to them. I’ve dealt with their support at work as well and they are pretty good.