Pros Lightness, Speed compared to other ultrabooks, and the easy that it is to upgrade ssd and memory ram. The graph quality is fine and I can even play some really good games (Black Ops II, Mass Effect, Etc..) in medium settings.
Cons That only can be upgraded up to 256GB of ssd.
Pros Intel core i7 8gb ram
Very functional conversion to tablet.
Motion control for hands free use.
Now Win8 actually makes sense.
Great video resolution.
Good battery life on balanced setting.
Cons Keyboard not backlit.
Stylus not included
Needs one more USB port. (the external DVD drive requires both ports, one for data and one for power)
Lenovo has a driver update for their Wi-Fi issue but isn't shipping with it preloaded.
Summary The hinges are nice and stiff.
Tent mode is great especially for video chat or watching videos. It makes it very portable. Makes for great business presentations. Hdmi connection for external monitor and Bluetooth. Full windows operating system so you aren't stuck with using mobile apps. Office 2013 Pro installed and linked to SkyDrive. (Would have been nice if Lenovo offered a larger SSD.)
For personal use for example, my home group is set to share my music collection and have Media Monkey installed so I can share my catalog notes between my yoga upstairs and my desktop downstairs.
Might be a bit pricey for some folks, but I don't have kids. ;)
Word of advice, buy your copy of office locally, Lenovo will just ship you an activation card and separately at that.
Pros 1) Premium look and feel
2) The convertible feature is very useful, especially when flying coach (tablet mode), or watching a movie at home or viewing a slide show (tent mode).
Cons 1) Exposed keyboard in tablet mode.
2) It's a pain in the butt to upgrade the memory from 4Gb to 8Gb. Why didn't they just pre-load the machine with 8Gb and raise the price $30 if they had to, and call it a day?!
Summary There are three complaints that most consistently get mentioned in reviews of the Yoga. Wifi connectivity issues (an issue I don't understand, but many say something about the yoga supporting 2.4ghz but not 5.0Ghz), the exposed keyboard, and a bouncy keypad. Again, I do not fully understand the wifi issues other are making note of, but I can confirm that I have had none. My Yoga has connected to wifi networks in the airport, hotels, home and work. The signals have all been strong with staying power. Maybe I've been lucky, but I've had no wifi issues. I agree the exposed keyboard is less than idea. But I would rather deal with an exposed keyboard than I would with a lack of convertibility. I actually didn't think I would use the convertible feature much, but I recently took a flight (economy class) and found the convertible feature to be very useful in such tight quarters. I could read books on my kindle app much easier than if this were a standard clam shell laptop. Also, the tent position is very good for viewing slide shows or movies. So while the yoga does not make for a true tablet, its convertible feature is very useful. This machine is really for those who NEED a laptop, but would like at least some tablet functionality. The exposed keyboard and its overall size however, makes it less than idea for a tablet. The Dell XPS 12 is probably the most clever design I've seen for a convertible ultrabook. It's more expensive, however, and isn't quite as good an overall machine as the Yoga, based on what I've read. Lastly, the bouncy keyboard some refer to is a function of people upgrading the RAM and not reinstalling the keyboard correctly. There are hooks one has to be mindful of to reconnect when putting the keyboard back in (yes, you upgrade the RAM on this ultrabook by getting underneath the keyboard).
Look, I'm no tech geek, and I haven't owned a laptop in ages, but this is an awesome device. The only complaint that I consistently read that I would cosign on is the awkwardness of the exposed keyboard. Which by the way, that awkwardness is 100% mental. If you can ignore it, it does not compromise the usability of the device.
Pros speed, SSD,design, touchscreen
Cons wifi is a ridiculous downfall that should be easily remedied, but Lenovo seems to be turning its back to the many pleas for a fix from disgruntled purchasers that must be returning a lot of product.
Summary I bought an open-box, and it has the wifi problem. I was hopeful Lenovo would come up with a fix, but no. Its going back (again) unless they get on the ball. Fatal flaw with easy resolution, but will Lenovo support an otherwise great product? Not looking good.
Pros Beautiful design, comfortable keyboard, crystal-clear display, touch-screen.
Cons Small as a workstation and clunky as a tablet, super-thin display seems easy to break.
Summary I received this device as a Christmas gift.
It is, by far, the most high-end computer I've had.
However, my plan is to use it as a Linux workstation, which at this time is not easy to do.
I am trying it out over the next few days and may return it for something less flashy but with better productivity.
The worst I have heard about it is that it has wifi issues (no Linux support out-of-the-box; not compatible with 5ghz, whatever that is).