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AngelicCore
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Difference between Yoga 900-13ISK and Yoga 900-13ISK2?

 

What are the differences, if any?

 

Also, is there a Lenovo application that detects the installed drivers and prompts me to download newer versions if available? I can't seem to find anything similar to the Lenovo Updater that I had on my Y-50.

 

Thanks

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Re: Difference between Yoga 900-13ISK and Yoga 900-13ISK2?

Good day.

 

The major differences I see, looking at: http://psref.lenovo.com/Product/Lenovo_Yoga_900_13_inch are: the SK2 has Intel Iris HD 540 graphics, slightly different CPUs and PCIe SSDs.

 

Regarding driver updates, there's a feature in Lenovo Companion that assists with that.

 

Hope this helps clarify.

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Re: Difference between Yoga 900-13ISK and Yoga 900-13ISK2?

Thanks sarbin.

So does that mean I can install most drivers that are designed for the non-Sk2 is they aren't available for the newer version?

Off topic, I noticed you have the X1 laptop..how does it compare to the yoga 900 in your opinion?
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Re: Difference between Yoga 900-13ISK and Yoga 900-13ISK2?

Btw, I tested the companion app..
Sadly it does not do anything useful.
This is a newly installed windows with only intel chipset installed along with Lenovo's utilities and service bridge.

Too my surprise it detected nothing:
There are no applicable updates available for your system. is all I get.

I guess I'll have to redownload my drivers manually and install them as always,

Was hoping for an intelligent app.
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Re: Difference between Yoga 900-13ISK and Yoga 900-13ISK2?

I'd be cautious about trying to install ISK drivers on an ISK2. There may be just enough differences (subtle or otherwise) to create challenges. I would recommend that you bookmark the ISK2 support page and keep an eye open for drivers specific to the ISK2 machine. Note that there may always be a delay between when a driver update shows on the site and when Lenovo Companion offers it up.

 

Regarding my "X1", it's not the new X1 Yoga that was released near to CES in January.
I have a 3rd gen X1 Carbon (the newest is the 4th gen), and love it. It's actually not fair to compare ThinkPads and non-ThinkPads. For me, they serve different use cases. I'm a traditional clamshell laptop user and a longtime ThinkPad user/owner, so features like the TrackPoint pointing stick are a necessity. I also have a Yoga 900, but use it more as a media consumption device alongside my Carbon. The combo is very satisfying to me. That said, the Yoga 900 is an extremely capable device, with it's core i CPU, QHD+ IPS LCD and fast SSDs. It's beautifully designed.

 

Hope this helps.

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Re: Difference between Yoga 900-13ISK and Yoga 900-13ISK2?

Yes, it did help, cheers Smiley Happy

I like the yoga 900 but it has just a couple of issues in my opinion so far

Extremely high dpi is somehow worse [at least on windows] - so far it eats the battery and most of the applications are either too small or have controls that have been cut off

2 - the battery is way too noisy - if it had been a bit silent it would be a killer - hear there is a bios fix somewhere.

Anyway, just getting these off my chest.

Thanks sarbin.
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Re: Difference between Yoga 900-13ISK and Yoga 900-13ISK2?

Thank for posting that comparison tool.  Can you assist the none component familiar.   What does that difference impact.   The devices are currently priced about $150 apart and I wanted to know am I going to regret not going with the lastest release.

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Re: Difference between Yoga 900-13ISK and Yoga 900-13ISK2?

Yes I'm in the process of buying a new laptop and I finally decided to go for the Lenovo Yoga 900 just to find out I have to choose again between 13ISK (80MK00CBMH) or 13ISK2 (80UE0084MH). The 13ISK is €100 more compare to the 13ISK2.

 

13ISK2

GPU: Intel Core i7-6560U 2,2GHz (max 3,2GHz)

Memory: DDR3L (SODIMM)

video chip: Intel Iris

Screencoating:  Shiny

 

13ISK (€100 more)

GPU: Intel Core i7-6500U 2,5GHz (max 3,1GHz)

Memory: DDR3 (SODIMM)

video chip:  Intel HD Graphics

Screencoating:  Matte

 

Why is the 13ISK €100 more? As the difference between them I could find and described above is in favor of the 13ISK2 right? Or is the screencoating that much of a difference in price?

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