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Do all new Yoga 2 Pro 13 orders ship with the yellow color fix pre-installed?

2014-01-22, 1:16 AM

I am excited about buying this machine ASAP, but this issue is important to me. I'm wondering if I will have to install the fix myself, or new orders should be working out of the box.

 

It is also mandatory to me that it will work with GNU+Linux distributions like Fedora, Debian, and Ubuntu. Whether or not the yellow color fix comes out of the box, I need to know that once the fix is applied, it will hold when upgrading to a free software operating system.

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Re: Do all new Yoga 2 Pro 13 orders ship with the yellow color fix pre-installed?

2014-01-23, 0:49 AM

Yes, thank you!

 

I also called lenovo and they said that new shipments would come with the fix pre-installed

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Re: Do all new Yoga 2 Pro 13 orders ship with the yellow color fix pre-installed?

2014-01-22, 1:22 AM
This is an intrinsic issue with the PenTile display, the yellow issue will be present to some degree no matter what.
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Re: Do all new Yoga 2 Pro 13 orders ship with the yellow color fix pre-installed?

2014-01-22, 1:29 AM
Okay...but there is a fix that dramatically reduces the brown/green-ness of yellows. My concern is regarding that fix and not a magic change to the hardware, so my questions are still valid.
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Re: Do all new Yoga 2 Pro 13 orders ship with the yellow color fix pre-installed?

2014-01-22, 2:32 AM
The fix doesn't really work for my Yoga 2 Pro. The yellow is still has that brownish colour. There is a huge thread on this already.
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Re: Do all new Yoga 2 Pro 13 orders ship with the yellow color fix pre-installed?

2014-01-22, 14:12 PM

The "color fix" is handled through a Windows software, Lenovo Energy Manager.  This fix will not work on other OSs.

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Re: Do all new Yoga 2 Pro 13 orders ship with the yellow color fix pre-installed?

2014-01-22, 17:12 PM

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The fix doesn't really work for my Yoga 2 Pro. The yellow is still has that brownish colour. There is a huge thread on this already.
Lenovo has acknowledged that the fix doesn't work for everyone, and they are looking into it, and have been offering replacements for those people. This doesn't invalidate my question regarding whether all new orders should ship with the colors fixed. I have searched through the entirety of the other thread for answers to these specific questions, but have not found them.

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The "color fix" is handled through a Windows software, Lenovo Energy Manager.  This fix will not work on other OSs.


Yes,  the color fix is *installed* through Windows, but that's not my question. I'm asking once it has already been installed, does installing another OS then re-break the colors? I can't quite tell by your wording whether you're talking about installing the fix or in general.

 

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Re: Do all new Yoga 2 Pro 13 orders ship with the yellow color fix pre-installed?

2014-01-23, 0:30 AM

If you boot into another OS, then the Energy Manager software will not load (since it is a Windows application), and the color fix will not be in effect.

 

If you're booting the alternate OS in a window within the Windows OS, then yes the color fix will still be in effect within the window.

 

Does that make sense?

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Re: Do all new Yoga 2 Pro 13 orders ship with the yellow color fix pre-installed?

2014-01-23, 0:49 AM

Yes, thank you!

 

I also called lenovo and they said that new shipments would come with the fix pre-installed

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Re: Do all new Yoga 2 Pro 13 orders ship with the yellow color fix pre-installed?

2014-01-23, 9:56 AM

Although I don't like to speculate, part of the problem is the energy management itself.  Therefore if you use an OS that doesn't do any tricky energy saving, you should not have the problem. You can actually watch how the yellow colour changes when switching between modes in the Energy Manager (open Paint, bucket the canvas in yellow and play with the energy options).  The higher the brightness, the better yellow is represented.

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