Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga vs. Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2: Spec Showdown

Lenovo announced a slew of new products at IFA this year, including its new Flex line of laptops and all-in-ones, five new ThinkPads, and a new ThinkPad Yoga. At the forefront of Lenovo’s newly-unveiled lineup is the Yoga 2 Pro,  a multimode laptop constructed with high-resolution in mind, and the successor to the original 360-degree flip and fold 13.3-inch IdeaPad Yoga.

We applauded the original Yoga for its unique (and sturdy) hinge and multiple modes, overall solid build, beautiful display with wide viewing angles, its responsive touchscreen, and speedy performance. Though we won’t know how the Yoga 2 Pro will actually compare in these areas before we’re able to do a full review, we take a look at how the newest member of Yoga family stacks up against its predecessor when you lay the specs on the line. Check out the comparison table below:


Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga


Yoga Final (Again)

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga Pro 2


Yoga Pro 2 Final (Again)

Dimensions 13.1″ x 8.1″ x 0.67″  12.99″ x 8.66″ x 0.61″
Weight 3.3 pounds

3.06 pounds

Keyboard Backlit Backlit 
Processor 3rd-gen Intel Core i5-3317U 4th-gen Intel Core i7 ULT
Graphics Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000  Integrated Intel HD Graphics
Screen Size 13.3″ diagonal 13.3″ diagonal
Resolution 1600 x 900  3200 x 1800
Storage 128 GB SSD 512 GB SSD
Networking 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0  802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
Ports USB 2.0 & 3.0, HDMI USB 3.0 x 1, USB 2.0 x 1, micro HDMI-out
Webcam Integrated 720p HD Camera Integrated 720p HD Camera
Operating System Windows 8 Windows 8.1
Battery Life 8 hours 9 hours






As you can see, the most substantial bump comes in the form of the display. The Yoga Pro 2 nearly doubles the native resolution of the previous model, an astonishing increase of 282 pixels-per-inch, and supposedly holds the crown as the highest resolution currently offered on the market.

The Yoga Pro 2 features the new 4th-gen, Haswell core processor, ramping up the horsepower while maintaining battery life and a price tag hovering just over $1,000. It’s both lighter and thinner than the original IdeaPad Yoga, but still maintains the 720p webcam, touchscreen interface, port offerings, and standard Wi-Fi capabilities. 

Check out our glowing IdeaPad Yoga 13 review for a closer look at the previous model and our Yoga ThinkPad vs. Yoga Pro 2 spec comparison to see how the Yoga 2 stacks up against other newly-announced Lenovo offerings.

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