A little over three months ago I picked up a Lenovo Yoga 13 to replace my small-ish Acer 11.6″ TimelineX. My college-aged son needed a new laptop on which to do game design studies, so I gave him my 15″ Macbook Pro and decided it was time to head in a new direction.
I know. I’m weird.
Who in their right mind would give up a perfectly fine, super-fast, super-durable, 15″, non-Retina, unibody Macbook Pro for anything but another Macbook Pro or say a Macbook Air?
I thought about the Air, really I did. I even considered the super cool, ultralight, 11.6″ Macbook Air. I even bought one as a super duper open-box buy at BestBuy. I liked it. A lot. Very snappy. Very sleek. Instant on. I mean, hey, it’s a Mac! Duh!
And then I tried to lay the display back a little bit further than Apple decided a display should move. No joy.
And then, because I’m spoiled by my iPad and my Android tablets, I tried to touch the screen to move around some document elements with my fingers. No joy.
So I decided to think out of the box. WAY out of the box. I stumbled upon the Lenovo Yoga 13 at BestBuy and immediately fell in love. You remember that old song? I think it was Fred Astaire who sang, “Heaven… I’m in Heaven…”
At first, it was a joyous engagement.
Great hardware can only do so much to mask so-so software.
Read on for the details.