12-30-2012 12:36 PM
I hope will be in the future. The keyboard in the Yoga can be pulled out for opening the Yoga. The keyboard is held by some belcrow or belkrow not sure the spelling, with a flat wire, so I think is possible to change the keyboard and put a new backlitted one if they make one in the future..
12-30-2012 07:39 PM - edited 12-30-2012 07:42 PM
When I purchased my Yoga13, I made the mistake of believing the Best Buy sales rep with regard to features. I specifically asked whether the Yoga13 had a lighted keyboard and whether it had WiDi. I was assured the Yoga 13 had both of these features. I indicated that both of these were important to me, and asked that the Best Buy rep confirm his answers with his supervisor. The supervisor concurred that the Yoga13 had both WiDi and a lighted keyboard.
It's clear that the lighted keyboard doesn't exist. I have also been unable to find any indication that WiDi is installed. If the BestBuy rep had responded that the Yoga 13 did not have a lighted keyboard, I would have moved on to a device that did.
I'm upset with myself for taking the word of a BestBuy rep and his supervisor rather than asking them to demonstrate the capability. I'm also upset with Lenovo for not having someone in their leadership ranks with the market sense to understand that this is a critical feature and to add it to this top-end device. I too, would pay for an upgrade.
12-31-2012 01:37 AM - edited 12-31-2012 01:38 AM
I do understand your frustration. I live here Barcelona Spain, and travel to the USA 2 or 3 times a year. I mainly buy my computer hardware in the USA because prices here in Spain are way to high b´cos of taxes and models are not latest ones. I also get into some arguments with stuff/sales people in bestbuy, more in bestbuy compared to tigerdirect. I had an argument with a chat agent in the Lenovo webpage. I saw a video in youtube where someone shows us how to add a 2nd SSD drive, I wanted a confirmation from them, the lady just kept on saying, The Yoga is not a user upgradable, and I was saying then watch the link I lingked about how to do it and tell me if it is possible http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=At-Br20OAvg
But she kept saying not user upgradable. Seems that in this forum it is, and in the manual it says how to open the Lenovo for changing things etc. In these video I saw that the keyboard is held by some belkrow so very easy to remove, I assume there is a possibility in the future to replace it with a backlitted one if Lenovo ever thought of selling as an accessory... May I suggest a small solution for your backlight? There are small tiny USB hubs I saw, you might want to try get the smallest and add a LED lamp maybe? I know is not thesame thing but would do the job in dark areas and/or travelling.. Hope everything well
01-01-2013 09:29 PM
01-02-2013 01:30 AM
Well there are tons of cheap wireless/bluetooth/wifi keybaords backlit keyboards on the market, would it be possible to create a new keyboard system with led backlit and just replace the old yoga 13 keyboard? I suppose would only need a voltage connector which can come throught the flat one that goes to the yoga keyboard? I am just sort of imagining the possibilities..
01-04-2013 11:50 AM
01-06-2013 07:01 PM
Lenovo listen to your customers! Why hold back a feature that would ultimately make the Yoga the perfect Hybrid Ultrabook? You must install a backlit keyboard. My friends and I are waiting to buy once that feature is available.
Don't delay, Yoga must have a backlit keyboard!
01-19-2013 10:01 AM
I think the Backlit keyborad is not an issue to be considered. before i bought yoga 13 i was in a confusion regarding buyig it because of the fact that it did not hav backlit keyboard. Then after buyng it i felt the lack of backlit keyboard left this awesome machine incomplete. But my friends YOGA DOES NOT NEED A BACKLIT KEYBOARD!! because even without the backlight its 100% clear and understandable and more comfortable to type at night. Ithink because of the material the keys uses, the monitor light even at low brightness MAKES THE KEYBOARD GLOW.