Just got my wife a Lenovo Yoga 2 pro. Man that thing is nice. Has me seriously questioning my wait for the T400 series refresh due at the begging of the year. There are some coupon codes out there that knock $500 off, and with a 3 year next day in home or office repair plan it came to around $1200. I know it’s more then your $300 best buy special but you get what you pay for when it comes to laptops. The outside is completely aluminum so it doesn’t flex when you pick it up, the big killer of laptops. quad HD screen, 256 SSD, 8 gigs of ram, I5 Processor, 14" screen that converts into a tablet.
I got a Lenovo T400 6 years ago and last month the screen finely went out again and I’m tired of replacing parts to keep it going. Tried a new motherboard for $50 and it didn’t work. Being a Lenovo Thinkpad the parts are easy to find and replace. The same can not be said for HP laptops that change style every year. It never left me stranded except for when the power supply went out. I literally had water pour into it while it was on my bunk in ship yard after I had only had it for 2 months, and it didn’t even flinch. The only expensive part was when I replaced the screen when something crushed it causing a black spot on the bottom of it in my bag, and that was only $150. Everything else was under $50 and easily found on Ebay or Amazon.
Screen hinges- one cracked on me at year 5, The thing had only been opened and closed a million times
Screen Bezel- Cracked when I was replacing the screen hing, really just a cosmetic thing
Palm rest with trackpad- The mouse buttons started feeling mushy and looking a little worn, again really a cosmetic thing
Power Supplies- Old boats are hard on these, finely started using a small surge protector and haven’t had a problem.
Battery- really more of a ware item.
BTW the computer is know in my office hooked up to an external monitor and I’m using it type this right now. So it’s still got some life left in it.