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The build quality is pretty solid and I personally like the choice in materials. Lenovo went for a plastic outer-shell, which might not feel premium, but is actually smooth and grippy.

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The Lenovo Yoga 500-15IHW and the area around the keyboard are covered in a sheet of dark brushed aluminum, so at least that region is going to satisfy metal-lovers. The entire left and right sides are made from a hard plastic and the edges are slightly raised above the metallic interior or the glass-covered screen, for two reasons. Anyway, like I said in the beginning, the Yoga 15 is a inch laptop with a degress convertible display.


It can be used as a normal clamshell laptop, or if you flip the screen, as a tablet, stand or tent. The screen is hold in place by two compact, yet strong, metallic hinges, and the whole process of switching between modes is smooth. This is especially annoying Lenovo Yoga 500-15IHW poking and swiping the panel in laptop mode. As you can tell from the pictures, the concave bottom part and lid-cover lead to a thick and difficult to grab tablet-form.

Another aspect worth mentioning are the rubber feet on the belly, which give the laptop a good grip on a flat surface, despite being minuscule. The battery is encased as well.

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Keyboard and trackpad I enjoyed typing on this Yoga from the moment I got it out of the box. In my first encounter I averaged over 70 Lenovo Yoga 500-15IHW with just 2 typos in 3 minutes of continuous typing, which is a spectacular performance.

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The keys are flat and for me offered the right amount of firmness and stroke depth. On the other hand, you should know that the keyboard is not backlit and this can be a deal-breaker for some of you. On top of that, I could not get two-finger taps to work a known problem on Lenovos, which can be fixed through Registry edits. Thus take my findings with a grain of salt. Screen The Yoga 15 gets a The viewing angles are solid Lenovo Yoga 500-15IHW our test model does not suffer from light bleeding. On the other hand, the poor brightness makes the laptop difficult to use in bright light, especially since this is a glossy display.

The screen was fairly Lenovo Yoga 500-15IHW calibrated out of the box though. Hardware, performance and upgrade options Out test model is the beefier configuration Lenovo offers for the Yoga series, with a Core iU processor, 8 GB of RAM, Nvidia M graphics and a hybrid storage solution. The latter drags performance down and should be replaced with an SSD if you want to bring the best out of the hardware, but even so, this laptop proved snappy Lenovo Yoga 500-15IHW most everyday tasks.

It handled browsing and Office use well, it handled all sorts of video content including high-bitrate. Home Conventional — ; CineBench It does bundle U-Series Intel processors and only a HDD, but Lenovo Yoga 500-15IHW so this notebook is more than capable of dealing with daily tasks and all sorts of multimedia content.

It is active most of the time from what I can tell, but Lenovo Yoga 500-15IHW hardly noticed it, unless I was using the laptop in a completely silent room. While watching p movies the fan will spin faster, but even in this case the speakers can easily cover its noise. And even when running games or other demanding activities the fan is not going to be an issue. Lenovo did a good job on the temperatures as well, as nor the internals or the outershell get hot. In fact, as you can see from the pictures below, after playing Need for Speed Lenovo Yoga 500-15IHW Wanted for more than 30 minutes, which is a pretty taxing title for the hardware in this computer, the back-case would only reach temperatures of around 40 degrees Celsius, while the front remains cooler.

However, you should be careful not to cover the exhaust or the intake grills on the belly when running complex chores, otherwise the laptop will reach higher temperatures.

The Realtek wi-fi module is not very fast, and as a result our test sample could only reach transfer speeds of around 50 Mbps right next to the router. Acer bundles the laptop with a Dolby sound enhancing app which was active by Lenovo Yoga 500-15IHW on this test unit and impacts the volume, pumping it up to about 82 dB at head-level. However, it also distorts the sound.

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Turning it OFF drops the volume to a rather low volume, but the Lenovo Yoga 500-15IHW quality is more decent. You should know that some of the Yoga 15 models only include a Wh battery. Those configurations are however lighter, weighing a little under 4.


The Yoga packs a 45 Wh battery and offer hours of daily use on a charge Price and availability The Yoga 15 is available in a few different configurations. All these include the 45 Wh battery. Lenovo Yoga 500-15IHW laptop gets a mostly aluminum made 5. A higher end versions with dedicated graphics is also available in some parts of the world.

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Dell has the Inspiron 15 in stores, a 4. Last, but not least, is probably the best inch 2-in-1 of the moment, the Lenovo Yoga 500-15IHW ThinkPad Yoga 15, with a solid built body, classic design, excellent keyboard and screen, a similar Intel platform with Nvidia M dedicated graphics and a massive 66 Wh battery. At least not for the kind of money Lenovo asks for this machine.

Bottom point, if you want a convertible incher, the Yoga 15 Lenovo Yoga 500-15IHW definitely one of your best options available right now. I find inchers difficult to use as tablets, due to their size and weight, which Lenovo Yoga 500-15IHW also impediments when changing between modes. Anyway, that might be just me. If you feel otherwise, this Yoga is a good buy. Check out my detailed article on the best convertibles of the moment, or this selection of inch ultraportables you should have on your list. laptops and netbooks:: yoga series:: yoga 15ihw - US. Discover the Lenovo Yoga (15 inch): 4 ways to work & play with a laptop, stand, tent and tablet mode and a point multitouch display.

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