14 months old into the bin!
Yoga Chromebook N23
Stopped working just outside warranty period.
Motherboard needs replacing, plus battery at more cost than the unit.
Will not buy any Lenovo products again as they have appalling customer service and do not bother to reply to emails.
Purchased in May 2018 for A$400.00.
Fully meets my expectations so far
My wife gave me the Yoga Book (Android) for Christmas 2017. Found it at Officeworks for $350 - way below ($200-300 less) what the 2 other stockists in my local area are asking, and even significantly cheaper than websites in the US and UK are currently pricing it at. The 6 or 7 updates, including Android 7, proceeded without a hitch. The "screen" half is great. It doesn't quite have the dazzle of wife's Galaxy Tab S2 screen, but the 1,920 x 1,080 HD is more than adequate for the task (much better than my Acer Switch 10). Despite its mixed rev...iews I love the halo keyboard. My working life was at a desk, most of it tapping away at Excel and Word documents. I'm only however a "sufficient" 2 finger gaze-at-the-keyboard typist and so the halo meets my needs. My wife is a trained touch-typist and so it may cause her issues. I've tried a few quick doodles with the keyboard in tablet mode and the included stylus, but am yet to fully explore those capabilities. If I were to purchase a good standalone Android tablet with 64gb of storage, pair that with a quality keyboard and then try to add in a Wacom graphics tablet I'd be paying so much more - and this thing is so well put together and just looks the goods! Highly recommended, particularly if you can pick one up for under AUD400.
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Disappointing product and terrible service
I am very disappointed with the laptop given the amount that I have paid for the Lenovo Yoga 900 laptop May 2016. From Day 1, the mouse cursor would move itself regardless of how careful I am to not touch it. I decided that it is something that I have to live with. In the last month or two, the screen of the laptop kept flickering while I am working on it. The charging is in consistent - sometimes it's plugged in but not charge, and other times it is fine. Finally, all the USB ports stop working one day. How could something so simple be not wor...king? The service centre operator was less than helpful and after the 3rd time I spend on the phone, I am still waiting to find out if it will be resolved. I am very disappointed with the product and the service. A 16-month old laptop should still be working very well.
Amazing Value for Money!
If we put aside the no NFC and Android 6.x issue, this 2-in-1 tablet is amazing and mostly worth every cent and sometimes even more! Battery, speakers, screen, performance, keyboard, mouse track pad are all great on this tablet; especially after the most recent incremental updates.
Since this has Halo keyboard, which is also designed to be used as writing surface with pen there is nothing on there which can tell your fingers about the limit of mouse track pad area and one can accidentally hit space bar while using mouse track pad. In orde...r to resolve that issue, I have put a single thin line of scotch tape between space bar and track pad areas to be able to feel the border where mouse boundary finishes so I don't hit space bar accidentally. Else, if you can add a Bluetooth mouse, lets say, Logitech M337 (which I am using and it works perfectly with this device), I don't think you will need anything else and then you can feel free to disable its built-in track pad (yes, you can do that with the latest update). Regarding sound, its Dolby Atmos is quite good; however, you might find the default sound setting is a bit soft/low. In order to fix that, you can go into the Dolby Atmos app area and select Custom profile then move all equaliser bars up (don't worry they wont go beyond a certain point and will automatically come down to a lower value so feel free to drag as high as you can) and then enable all of the three buttons at the bottom (surround virtualizer, dialogue enhancer and volume leveler). With this custom profile setting enabled, if in a game, say, Mortal Kombat X, you are not be able to hear the voices, either adjust game audio setting in the game (depending on your game music to sound FX volume levels settings, I have kept my game audio settings to 20 music.and rest 100, 100) or turn off audio leveler in Dolby Atmos custom profile setting or just choose a builtin profile "Game" in Dolby Atmos app. Among the builtin Dolby Atmos app profiles, I personally liked "Movies" profile more. Regarding music quality using headphones, the above Dolby Atmos setting was sufficient for me, but just in case, if it is not for you; I have also used and tested "Dub Music Player + Equalizer" third party app from the Play Store and it works flawlessly; but be mindful, when you use, this app, Dolby will turn off automatically; probably, this happens because both apps use same resources. Once you are out of that player, Dolby can be turned back on again. Having said that, please do not bother to install an equaliser app separately else Dolby will stay off forever, just in case if you also want to use Dolby. Regarding brightness, move the brightness bar to max then tap on Auto brightness, this will set your brightness to the level you might like more.
Lenovo Yoga Book Android
I brought this as a way to travel and be able to watch my movies on Android.
I thought the keyboard would be annoying but I have slowly gotten use to it. I would use it however two write anything long.. More for searching etc.
The speakers are in the right spot and the flexibility of the lay out is very helpful.
The one thing is Netflix movie downloads won't work because it detects it as a rooted device.
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