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Yoga 2 brings affordable multimode computing into reach. The budget-friendly Yoga 2's 10-point multitouch display flips back 360 degrees to offer four different usage modes — Laptop, Tablet, Stand, and Tent. Life has many modes — so should your technology.
|Processor||Intel® Pentium® N3520 (2.40GHz 1333MHz 2MB)
Intel® Celeron® N2920 (2.00GHz 1066MHz 2MB)
|Screen||11.6“ (1366 x 768) HD IPS display with 10-point multitouch and 178o wide-viewing angle|
|Graphics||Integrated Intel® HD graphics|
|(U)EFI||Yes||Working Out-of-the-Box, even secureboot - use little button next to the powerbutton to enter bootmenu|
|Touch-Screen||Yes||Just a little hint: Chromium 34 got a nice touchscreen-friendly UI|
|HDMI Port||Not Tested|
|Microphone Jack||Not Tested||The Microphone and Audio Jack is a 3.5 mm headset socket (TRRS / 4-conductor)|
|Wireless||Yes||need to to blacklist ideapad_laptop|
|Hotkeys||Yes||All hotkeys are working, some have no function but you can map them to what ever you want. Espacially I mention here that Volume and Brightness (after a little fix) and the other relevant Hotkeys work out-of-the-box.|
|I'm running this Laptop with Ubuntu Trusty.|
|TLP pushes the battery life, by the default configuration.|
|You also should install xbacklight and put 'xbacklight -set 20' into the autostart - it pushes the batterylife up to 8 hours|
sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/ideapad_laptop.conf
past this code:
sudo nano /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf
past this code:
Option “Backlight” “intel_backlight”
Multitouch on touchpad doesn't work right out of the box. The steps to fix it are here: http://www.evilcodingmonkey.com/2014/01/23/ubuntu-activate-multi-touch-on-elantech/
I wrote a little script to toogle between the different modes. You can find it here.
This is my code that I'm using, you might want to edit it for other modes.
I included many relevant commands but made them a comment
I mapped it to the button “rotation-lock-key” on the right side. Play a little with this code to get the configuration that fits for you
The WLAN reception is not as good as the reception of other Laptops - on Win8 and on Ubuntu, so it's a hardware issue.
Have a look at this Photo:
I know - quality sucks - but it's sufficient.
In the right circle you see the WALN card. There are 2 wires one black, one white. They end in the left circle.
Now grab some other wire from your local hardware store, a soldering iron and extend the wires some centimeters.
That did it for me
This laptop comes with different HDDs. Mine is the wd5000mpck. It got a proprietary plug called “SFF-8784 edge connector”, same with the wd5000m22k. I haven't found any SSD with this plug yet. So make sure you get a model with the ST500LT032 HDD, so you have a normal SATA-connection.
Please excuse if my English is not the best, I'm German.
further information found on my blog, german and english