Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 review: Your flexible business friend
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260: Keyboard and touchpad
The keyboard and touchpad are routinely the high points of ThinkPad-branded devices and the Yoga 260 is no exception. The backlit keys have had to shrink a little to squeeze into the compact chassis, but the wide channels and slightly concave, matte key caps feel absolutely lovely to type on. This might be a small laptop, but there’s almost as much movement to each keystroke as on a full-sized desktop keyboard.
Fans of the ThinkPad touchpoint and touchpad combination will be happy to see them on show here. The buttonless touchpad may not be to everyone’s tastes, but you can always reach upwards to use the touchpoint’s discrete buttons if it bothers you at all. I had no qualms with either, however. The touchpad presses down with a nice, crisp click, and the touchpoint just does exactly what you’d expect of it, providing accurate, reliable cursor control.
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260: Verdict
The ThinkPad Yoga 260 tugs at my purse-strings in a way that few other business laptops do. It’s a great size and weight for carrying around every day, doesn’t compromise with a rubbish keyboard or touchpad, and the combination of the ingenious Yoga design, ThinkPad build quality and a decent stylus make for a fantastically versatile machine.
In short, there’s only one major flaw with the Yoga 260 and that’s its display. The limited colour palette means that it simply isn’t good enough for photo editing or design work, which may be a deal-breaker for some people. If that doesn’t bother you in the slightest, though, then you can break out the business credit card with confidence. The ThinkPad Yoga 260 is a tough, versatile and compact hybrid that’s worth every penny.
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