Lenovo Yoga 500 - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 500GB HDD
RAM
up to 4GB
Battery
45Wh, Li-Po, 3-cell
Dimensions
385 x 255 x 22.2 mm (15.16" x 10.04" x 0.87")
Weight
1.80 kg (4 lbs)
Body material
Plastic
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A 2.0
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • HDMI
  • VGA
  • DVI
  • Card reader SD
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Audio jack headphone/microphone
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
Keyboard / Dock(Convertible)
Weight
0.00
Ports and connectivity
  • USB
Features

 

 

Display Profiles

Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

Lenovo Yoga 500 in-depth review

We again stumbled upon another convertible device from Lenovo's Yoga lineup and again representing the budget-class laptops. Nonetheless, the Yoga 500 notebook comes with a wide variety of hardware and as the price goes up, so does the performance and the screen. In this review, though, we are going to focus on the basic model that offers the bare minimum at this price range. There are some things that we can't get pass by despite the price tag, but it sure does offer a lot of flexibility[...]

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Pros

  • Strudy design and lightweight construction
  • Great price for a convertible bringing notebook-like experience (SSHD included)
  • Flexible 360-degree hinge, touchscreen and keyboard backlight are just part of the features that aren't a common thing in this class
  • Silent and effective cooling system keeping temperatures low

Cons

  • Mediocre battery life
  • Bad screen quality (low maximum brightness, low sRGB color gamut coverage, PWM across all brightness levels) even at this price range
  • Bad touchpad with "wobbling" effect and the same goes for the screen

 

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