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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Convertible Touchscreen Ultrabook (Refurbished): Core i5 3317U, 1.70GHz, 4GB DDR3, 128GB SSD, 13.3" 1600x900 IPS LED, Intel HD 4000, 4-cell, Windows 8 EXPIRED

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Lenovo Outlet has Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Convertible Touchscreen Ultrabook (Refurbished) for $749 - eCoupon code MADNESS = $636.65 with free shipping. Thanks lattiboy

Specs
  • Intel Core i5 3317U 1.70GHz ULV Processor
  • 4GB DDR3
  • 128GB SSD
  • 13.3" 1600x900 IPS Capacitive Multitouch LED Convertible Display
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • WiFi N
  • Bluetooth
  • 4-cell Battery
  • Windows 8
Review courtesy of Engadget

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Edited March 9, 2013 at 12:47 AM by lattiboy
HOT!

Linkage [lenovo.com]


Enter code: MADNESS

Community Wiki

Last Edited by dfkjhasdlkjfhloiu April 21, 2013 at 11:14 AM
oos..

Check your battery wear by installing this BatteryBar free download [batterybarpro.com].
RAM and battery are both field-replaceable. Tech Manual [lenovo.com]


You cannot purchase a SquareTrade warranty for this since it is a refurbished laptop.


LINKS
Lenovo Partition Structure Hotfix [lenovo.com] <--- Combe C AND D Drives to get a 100GB C Drive

Trackpad Hacking Guide (PDF) [dropbox.com]

Drivers page [lenovo.com]

User Guide - English (PDF) [lenovo.com]

StartIsBack Start Menu [startisback.com] <--- Reactivates the HIDDEN Start Menu. BEST START MENU APP. It doesn't launch a separate process! NO SYSTEM BLOAT.

Classic Shell [classicshell.net] <--Open source Start Menu. SAFE, TRUSTWORTHY MENU APP. it doesn't have a backdoor.

Lenovo Companion Software
OneKey Theater: http://sw.lds.com.cn/ideapad/Onek...heater.zip
Lenovo Transition: http://sw.lds.com.cn/ideapad/Leno...sition.zip
Lenovo Energy Management: http://sw.lds.com.cn/ideapad/Ener...gement.zip

Software that may not work on the Yoga (but is listed):
Smart Update U310: http://sw.lds.com.cn/ideapad/Smar...310410.zip
Smart Update U510: http://sw.lds.com.cn/ideapad/Smar..._U510S.zip


Please post any recommended non-OEM slip-in keyboard covers for this laptop below: (Thanks in advance)

Can someone also post the OEM one and their opinion please? Here it is on Lenovo's website [lenovo.com]. Googling it shows mixed reviews. Thanks in advance. (I'm not sure which to get in regards to comment above). Thanks in advance as well!


Known Issues (and Fixes) - created by jnads
Touchpad not disabling when switching to tablet mode: Re-install the Synaptics driver from the Lenovo website. This is special functionality specifically for this laptop (the driver on the Lenovo site is CUSTOM) and Windows update tends to replace the driver (screwing everything up). I believe you only have to do this once, unless another driver comes out. Alternatively, follow the guide above to install the old driver with the new functionality.

Software keyboard appears, then disappears: Go into Metro and open the Lenovo Companion App. Click the Apps for Ideapad box. Re-install Lenovo Transition. When your device changes states, it will intelligently open the software keyboard as necessary.

LINKS FOR ^^^^ TOP TWO HERE:
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=58239212&postcount=709


Tabet Mode is slow:
-Lenovo under-clocks the processor to 800Mhz in Tablet Mode to keep the heat low. If you don't want this, do one of the following:
-Uninstall Intel Thermal Framework in Remove Programs. Removing this will prevent it from doing that. I haven't done this, so I don't know if it's recommended. I did do the following:
-Alternatively, Hold POWER Down for 10 seconds to COMPLETELY turn off the computer. Start it up and hit F2 to Enter BIOS, switch to 2nd page, disable DPTF, save and exit. I haven't done any benchmarking to verify this works. <--DOES NOT WORK.

C Drive isn't showing all my space:
Lenovo partitions the SSD funky. A 128GB SSD is technically 119GB Usable space. They save 19 GB for a re-install partition (so you can use Lenovo OneKey to wipe the laptop). D drive is a partition to make user-backups (Ghost Images), which is a giant waste.
-Run the partition app up top, which will combine C and D drives. You should get 100GB. I wouldn't re-format the entire drive, because there are still some apps bundled with the laptop that are not on the Lenovo site. There aren't any guides yet for completely reinstalling windows with this laptop.

Touchscreen not working after reboot
There's a fix for that (Touch Screen completely not working after reboot):
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaP...131/page/4


Touchscreen occasionally "misses" an input (i.e. you have to click twice)
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaP...d-p/921359
Quote :
The problem here is either (1) the touch device powers down too quickly, (2) it doesn't power back up fast enough, or (3) a bit of both.

Here's the workaround I used (because this was driving me nuts):

- Open device manager
- Expand Human Interface Devices
At the bottom of the HID list are two devices labeled "USB Input Device" On my system, the one we're concerned with is the second one, so the last item in the list, but just to make sure it's the right one:

- Open the device properties
- Click the Details tab
- In the drop down menu, select Hardware Ids
The one we want will say USB\VID_04F3&PID_000A on the second line

- Move to the Power Management tab
- Uncheck "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power"

Please note I do not yet have numbers on the real impact to battery life this change will have.

That said, we're working to figure out the best way to address this, whether it's turning off power management on the device, or dramatically improving how quickly it's able to detect touch activity.
Fan is loud
There can be two issues:
1. Fan could be broken (bearing loud). This would be a grinding sound.
2. Fan could be rubbing on the metal housing inside the case (tick, tick, tick, tick sound.... somewhat common). You could RMA it, or open up the laptop and bend the housing to fix it yourself.
3. Fan spins up too loud too frequently.

Fan Fix for #3 ("fix" doesn't really work for most people, just slows the fan down. Still loud. Lenovo says they'll fix it in the next firmware update)
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaP...-p/1065093


Windows 8 Install & Optimization Guide for SSDs [overclock.net] - created by localdeals

Any known solution for a missing mouse cursor? You're driver was most likely updated by either MS in one of its updates, or you upgraded beyond the one offered by Lenovo. Check that your Synaptics version ends with *.3. First, uninstall, the driver from the Device Manager, then reboot. Then, install the Lenovo *.3 version. Also, make sure you had not pressed F6 by accident, as that disables your touchpad.

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15 % restocking fee on returns Frown
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I see it has a 128GB 1.8" SSD. I would like to upgrade to 256GB, does anyone know which models would fit?
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No removable battery and its a refurb. So who knows what the battery life is. Seems like a big risk.
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Quote from lethalsvt View Post :
No removable battery and its a refurb. So who knows what the battery life is. Seems like a big risk.
The battery is a FRU (Field Replacable Unit), which means if you have some skills then you can buy a new OEM battery and upgrade it. Otherwise, send your laptop to Lenovo and they will do it for you for a nice charge.

You can also add a second hard drive (mSATA), upgrade memory to 8GB, and use SD cards. Not a lot more that you can find at this price point.
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Runs regular Windows 8 - not Win 8 RT (huge plus - stay away from regular Yoga 11) and not Win 8 Pro.

If you want to read more about Yoga, check this out:
http://download.lenovo.com/consum...nglish.pdf

That is the hardware maintenance manual - if you go to Lenovo.com and click support at the bottom, you can drill down and get manuals for most Lenovo products.

If you go to page 41 (for some reason, it was page 46 in Acrobat), it appears to be a Micro SATA drive. So yes, you can upgrade. However, make sure you read all of the steps first - it isn't easy to monkey inside this machine.

I'm on the fence - this is a great price for a cool machine. However, I have an i7 T420, and my work T430, so I don't think I need another machine right now.

Oh, and those considering the eCoupon "MADNESS", remember that Lenovo is headquartered next to Duke and North Carolina (and NC State) - between them, they have won 10 NCAA "March Madness" titles.
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Quote from ParticleJG View Post :
Lucky. I decided to give it a shot, OOS, and no Add to Cart button. lol. Just my luck.

EDIT - watch it come back for more money. Frown
What's all this talk about it being OOS? For me it shows “Only 1380 left!“ and no problem adding to cart. I am viewing on Galaxy S3 standard browser...
edit: 10 mins. later and it's down to 1365.
edit 2: why do they have over 1500 of these that needed refurbishing?
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I'm using IE and it says in stock... I just can't add the promo code MADNESS (no discount applied when I submit it) in my cart.

Weird.
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Quote from drymonkey View Post :
Around 5 hour range.
I get 6 to 7 hours on mine

FYI this is the really the best Windows 8 Ultrabook on the market. Such a great deal!
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Quote from parthami View Post :
What's all this talk about it being OOS? For me it shows “Only 1380 left!“ and no problem adding to cart. I am viewing on Galaxy S3 standard browser...
edit: 10 mins. later and it's down to 1365.
edit 2: why do they have over 1500 of these that needed refurbishing?
I was using Chrome and OPs link. I switched to IE and OPs link didnt have add to cart button, but a manual search, in IE, showed the 1365. I ended up getting one. Might as well give it a shot.

Quote from couponhunter View Post :
The battery is a FRU (Field Replacable Unit), which means if you have some skills then you can buy a new OEM battery and upgrade it. Otherwise, send your laptop to Lenovo and they will do it for you for a nice charge.

You can also add a second hard drive (mSATA), upgrade memory to 8GB, and use SD cards. Not a lot more that you can find at this price point.
Upgrade the battery in how new it is or size? I can see a 8GB Ram upgrade. Not sure on anything else. Maybe a second HD, but it would have to be an SSD I assume?
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rep says its silver in color.. any comments from sders?
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Quote from ParticleJG View Post :
I was using Chrome and OPs link. I switched to IE and OPs link didnt have add to cart button, but a manual search, in IE, showed the 1365. I ended up getting one. Might as well give it a shot.



Upgrade the battery in how new it is or size? I can see a 8GB Ram upgrade. Not sure on anything else. If you went with another drive, would it have to be SSD?
Thanks for great info.
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Bluestacks is hit or miss.. but yes, it will install and yes you can use the touch function. Most people claim alot of lag on graphic intensive games though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ek0SgwWmF9w
I thought that youtube link was bluestacks running on a Yoga but good music nonetheless Smilie

Lenovo to ship BlueStacks on PCs this Spring
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Le...ng_id38657
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thanks in for one repped
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#59
I never had any trouble adding this to the cart all morning....and I did like like 20 times....what's up with people saying its OOS?
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Quote from ParticleJG View Post :
Someone give me a reason not to buy this? Seems like a win win in regards to good price for hybrid tablet/laptop.

Is a savings of $300 for refurb worth it? ($925 at Staples for brand new)
it was actually on sale for $900 from newegg and amazon a week ago I believe/ I'm typing on a refurb one now Smilie
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