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Re: Yoga 13 - Satisfied Users with Glitch-Free Systems!

2012-12-05, 11:22 AM
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Re: Yoga 13 - Satisfied Users with Glitch-Free Systems!

2012-12-05, 21:57 PM

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 Curious about how the system accepts the new drive, if its just a plug and go, or you have to do anything with the BIOS to have it accept the drive. 


It's a plug and go, but you'll have to locate one screw to fasten the mSata card in. Same size screws as the bottom case. 

 

I have dual 256's in mine, no install issues at all other than having to clean install Win8 again, but I have media for it. 

 

I have everything working except one touch backup, it appears to not like something about the config. 

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Re: Yoga 13 - Satisfied Users with Glitch-Free Systems!

2012-12-06, 0:28 AM

as for the painting, I think if you use the tent mode a lot, then a folio cover is necessary.

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Re: Yoga 13 - Satisfied Users with Glitch-Free Systems!

2012-12-06, 19:23 PM

My Yoga has been trouble-free (knock wood) from the beginning. The forums have been helpful as I have fixed the partitioning issue and upgraded both memory and SSD. No issues with wi-fi, funny noises, fans, touch pad, peeling paint, rotation lock, screen bleeding, BSOD, etc.

 

Let's face it, it isn't for everyone, nor is any machine designed to be. But, if you are looking primarily for a laptop that can convert to an acceptable tablet and you don't use this as your primary word processor or gaming machine, then it should be a pretty darn good solution! For my needs, I haven't seen anything better. Just wish we would have seen more transparency from Lenovo on their availability issues. They seem to be sorting that out with the quick-ship options now being seen for the clementine orange models.

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Re: Yoga 13 - Satisfied Users with Glitch-Free Systems!

2012-12-06, 2:34 AM
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Re: Yoga 13 - Satisfied Users with Glitch-Free Systems!

2012-12-08, 19:48 PM

My first Yoga was an exercise in frustration, due to what turned out to be hardware problems. But I didn't know it at the time, so spent many hours troubleshooting problems that I assumed were driver-related but weren't.

 

So I'm very happy to report that the one I received this week from BestBuy.com is everything I hoped it would be. Works great in tablet and keyboard mode, rotation functions, keyboard doesn't randomly stop working... Just a nice ultrabook, and the ability to add a second SSD is awesome. (And the main reason I decided to give it another shot.)

 

I did have to spend far too much time in intiial setup/cleanup (I can't believe they're still shipping with that Naleperion DRM process that disables upgrading Windows and screws up some Windows updates), but once I did that, the system's working great.

 

I'd like to see a BIOS update that would turn the fans off when the CPU's not being stressed, but otherwise, I'm super-happy with my second Yoga 13.

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11-19-2012

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Re: Yoga 13 - Satisfied Users with Glitch-Free Systems!

2012-12-12, 16:30 PM

I bought my Yoga 13 the day after it was released. I have had some of the same issues that other people on this forum have had but most of them have been resolved.

 

Here were my main issues:

1 - HD space/partitions - I repartitioned my HD using the steps on this forum and that helped. I then read here that you could add a second HD. I purchased an additional 128 GB SSD and installed it without problems.

2 - Exposed keys in modes other than laptop mode - I purchased the Lenovo Slot-in case. It does a good job of protecting the laptop, both when closed or in the other modes.

3 - Ports - I was disappointed to find out that the Yoga 13 did not have a Ethernet port. After further reading, I found out that most of the ultrabooks don't have one either. At first, I was going to buy a USB to Ethernet dongle adapter. But, with only 2 USB ports (one 2.0 and one 3.0), I would only be left with one USB port if I used the dongle. Then I found and purchased the Targus Ultralife USB hub with an Ethernet port. This hub uses the USB 2.0 port on the Yoga but provides an Ethernet port and 3 more USB 2.0 Ports.

4 - Memory - I wanted to buy the Yoga model with 8 GB of memory but it wasn't available on the launch date. I purchased the "base" model from Best Buy with only 4 GB of memory. I also read here that it was easy to upgrade to 8 GB of memory. I purchased the 8 GB memory module at the same time as the 128 GB SSD. I was able to install the memory without problems also.

5 - Keyboard flex - I did not like the fact that the keyboard would flex when I hit the "8" or "9" key. While I had the keyboard removed to do the memory upgrade, I put some additional double sided tape on the back of the keyboard. Now the flex is gone.

 

I appreciate all the input form everyone on this forum. With the addition of a few hardware upgrades, accessory purchases, and some double sided tape, my Yoga 13 is almost perfect now. I am very satisfied and I would definitely recommend it.

 

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12-08-2012

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Re: Yoga 13 - Satisfied Users with Glitch-Free Systems!

2012-12-19, 10:43 AM

My maxed out clementine worked perfectly at first. Fan noise is muffled in tablet folded mode, which is my norm. Hooked up nicely with wifi, but then one problem arose... maybe due to software auto update? Wont shut off keyboard in tablet mode, which means you cant bring up the onscreen keyboard. This worked fine at first, so hopefully can be fixed without hardware return. 

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Re: Yoga 13 - Satisfied Users with Glitch-Free Systems!

2012-12-22, 0:54 AM
I thought I should report that after some teething problems, my yoga seems essentially glitch free... yippie! I had isolated flareups of various hardware-seeming problems reported by others, who sometimes returned it for that. But I was determined to not return, and after a somewhat rocky standard update for windows which took repeated reboots (my sole intervention in most cases) all problems have vanished. Oh, I have problem with a third party download that shouldn't count. BTW, I found I can make the speakers sound less cheap and isolated by activating virtual surround in the Dolby settings to match what is set for headphones (review all of control panel).
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08-03-2013

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Re: Yoga 13 - Satisfied Users with Glitch-Free Systems!

2013-08-18, 5:31 AM

Figure I'd revive a dead thread to say that I bought a Yoga 13 at the Microsoft store a couple of weeks ago and it's been great.  Exactly what I wanted.  Not too big, can serve as a tablet in a pinch, and enough oomph to run Photoshop Lightroom when I travel.  Since I bought it from the Microsoft store, it didn't have any bloatware on it, so it's pretty peppy.  Also, the SSD (I have the 4GB/128GB version) had around 100GB of free space, and even after installing Office I have plenty of room.  I bought a 1TB portable drive for photos so I'm covered.  However, I have considered swapping the RAM for an 8GB module, and possibly adding a second SSD.  For those of you that have done this, how much affect did it have on battery life?

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