02-07-2013 11:14 AM
02-08-2013 01:25 AM
02-08-2013 07:32 AM
There are two fan issues. One is the fan hitting the casing, which doesn't affect all Yogas. If you get one that has that you can exchange it for another one. Mine didn't have that issue.
The second is that the fans run almost all the time which makes it louder than it needs to be. Lenovo is working on an update that will let you choose to keep the current behavior for a louder but cooler Yoga, or change to a quieter but warmer Yoga. It should be released around the end of the month. (1, 2)
I haven't been following the wifi issue because I don't have a problem with mine.
02-12-2013 04:15 AM
In my personal experience and two weeks with the yoga 13 I have not experienced any problems with the wifi or fan. As others have noted, the fan is a little trigger happy and makes a fairly distinct rushing sound when it gets going but it is not too loud for me - I actually find it quite soothing when I'm browsing quietly in bed! The laptop only appears to get uncomfortably hot when I play games on it though, which is completely expected (I play pinball fx2 on it in tablet portrait mode - an fantastic way to play pinball!)
I have come across a couple of other issues with the laptop, however. These all seem to be driver-related issues and will hopefully be fixable:
1) [resolved] I had a small issue with windows updates. One update will absolutely not install unless you stop all the non-essential background services. See here for the solution. I also could not update any apps through the windows store for a week. This seems to be not directly related to the yoga. Nevertheless, the solution is to boot into safe mode and delete the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder.
2) [unresolved] The keyboard and trackpad sometimes do not turn off until the yoga has been flipped all the way around into tablet mode. For me, this happens intermittently and can be fixed by logging off and on again when it does happen. A thread about this can be found here http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-IdeaTab-Slate-Tablets/Yoga-13-keyboard-not-turning-off-until-alm...
3) [unresolved] The screen sometimes refuses to autorotate for me when I rotate the laptop's screen. This issue is also intermittent for me and I can't pin it down to be reproducible. An ongoing thread about this issue can be found here https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-IdeaTab-Slate-Tablets/Yoga-13-Auto-Rotate/td-p/913997
Other than these unresolved issues the Yoga 13 is a brilliant laptop that I would recommend to anyone with the cash to spare. I absolutely don't regret buying it!