11-30-2012 02:22 PM - edited 11-30-2012 02:22 PM
I am going on 3 weeks with this Lenovo Yoga. I have to say that I want to love this device but way too many issues have cropped up. The Hard drive partitons (which I fixed). The trackpad issues with office which I have attempted to fix by some online suggestions and trying the latest driver update. All had issues, went back to the orignal shipping driver...at least it only has issues with office at least for me. Then the screen flickering is driving me nuts. I have disabled power saving in the intel power saving settings and it helped, but I still see some mild flickering on desktop vs. tile mode here and there. Then I have had an issue with it installing windows updates which I am currently in the process of fixing. I feel like I am spending more time trying to iron out problems than I am enjoying this device. Sorry if I sound like I am on a rant, but I am just wondering if I am the only one. Do I have a lemon ? I think I am just down to the screen flickering which as done it numerous times while typing this. It is like a battery saving / dimming issue. Doesn't matter if I am on battery or plugged in for this screen dimming issue.
11-30-2012 03:21 PM
you are definitely not the only one experiencing problems. i am a long time mac user and when it was time to get another laptop i was hesitant to go with a windows based system but was intrigued by the yoga. seemed to blend a tablet and laptop perfectly while still having the ability to run office unlike many of the dedicated tablets. when it is working correctly i love the yoga however ive spent more time troubleshooting, for all of the same problems you outlined and more, than i have over the past 5 years on all prior laptops combined. prior to the yoga i didnt know tech forums like this existed but so far i am more impressed the lenovo's support forums than i am the the computer i spent a grand on. i am not even writing this on the yoga as the wifi is again giving me problems. i'm coming up on my 30 day return window and will likely be exchanging this
11-30-2012 05:01 PM
like you, and most likely many others that aren't coming here anymore, I've come to the decision to return the Yoga. The concept is great but way too many bugs at this point and i don't really see any effort to resolve these issues other than what we as users have been doing. So, goodnight and goodbye folks.
02-14-2013 02:50 PM
12-28-2013 08:26 PM
I am experiencing the same issues too. The basic functions don't even work like closing a window or opening any of the icons on the tablet. Most of the time the basic functionalities do not respond and I have to reboot every now and then. I have Windows Pro, i7 processor and 8GB of RAM which should be more than sufficient to run any of the pre-loaded apps but can't even open them.
I have an Apple Mac Pro and this laptop is way superior than the YOGAs. Never had issue with Mac Pro and I really regret purchasing the YOGAs. I just had it for about three weeks now and suffice to say I am at this moment re-installing the WIndows 8 to re-set the whole thing. Yes re-installing the Windows!!! If the issues persist after re-installing I will definitely return it. It's a piece of JUNK and just like you I spent more time troubleshooting and highly frustarted.
12-29-2013 08:00 AM
I've had mine 3 days and the only issues I'm facing (mostly) are related to figuring out(and learning to stop hating) Windows 8, and tweaking it to my liking.
I'm still trying to figure out what all the bloatware is. Motion Control looks like it might be useful, but couldn't get it to work with Kindle Reader. Transitions appears to not have a way to add additional programs to it. So they look like Beta apps at best.
I did manage on day 1 to delete or change something that completely disabled my physical keyboard, requiring a factory reset.
The virtual keyboard is junk (I'm gonna start a thread on that).
But I bought this for it's hi-res screen to aid my aging eyes. And to be both a laptop and tablet while I wander Europe for the next 3 months. I think it's going to do quite well in that regard. I played a few minutes of a nature film last night, and the video was stunning.
12-29-2013 12:10 PM
I went to Best Buy to get the Yoga 2 Pro but bought the Yoga 11s because I wanted something smaller and didn't care about the screen resolution all that much.
I just packed it up to return it. I haven't had any issues to speak of except for what looks like heat damage on the lid from where it comes in contact with the feet in tablet mode.
When I read that others had similar problems with apparent heat damage, and smudges that couldn't be cleaned, that was it for me. I take care of my things, and having it start to look damaged after less than 3 weeks is simply unacceptable.
I'm going to watch and wait. I absolutely love the form factor of the Yoga. For me, it's perfect. I don't want a separate keyboard. I had an Asus Transformer Android tablet with the separate keyboard and never used it because it was too much hassle to go fetch it when I was using the device as a tablet. The Dell XPS 11 looked promising but they dropped the ball by elimating features that were initially announced. Hopefully 2014 will bring better choices.