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Worth the wait
on 7 May 2013
Since I couldn't wait for this to be in stock from Amazon, I went and bought it direct from Lenovo and spent £50 more. And it's worth it.
Hardware is excellent, very solid and well made device. Screen excellent, keyboard ditto. Does get quite toasty when doing things graphically intensive, but most of the time it's fine, with a slight warm breeze from the vent. Hinge too seems good, and it transforms between the different modes well; no dithering with screen orientation or disabling of the keyboard. The wifi issues appear to have been fixed, and I managed to connect to my network with no issues.
Boot time from power-on to the login screen is 9 seconds! No more drinking tea while your PC boots with SSDs.
Overall, a very good device. It's a little on the heavy side for a tablet, but supported on lap or legs, it's fine, and while it's tubby for a tablet, it makes any other laptop look extremely industrial and chunky. Not cheap, but you probably get what you pay for.
Been using this device daily for a while now, and it rarely disappoints. Hinge is still fine. I find myself tending to use it in laptop mode rather than converting it all the way around into tablet mode. It's OK for gaming, despite pretty disappointing 3DMark benchmark scores, and it does get very warm in the top left hand corner. In terms of build quality, there seems to be some movement occasionally between the the screen surround and the glass of the screen when you hold this part to close the screen. This may be due to the fact that I tend to pick up the whole device by this corner. The other point is that the lid has discoloured in a few places, obviously from where I've leant it on something. Not sure if it's colour from what I've leant it on bleeding onto the device (doubtful), or the coating of the Yoga rubbing off (seems more likely). However, this is purely cosmetic.
Overall, after daily usage for a couple of months, I would happily buy another one.