Lenovo Yoga Home 500 Review

I got this wonderful machine, the Lenovo Yoga Home 500, a little over a month ago from my equally wonderful Lenovo family. It couldn’t have come at a better time. Our daughter was moving on from grade school to middle school and my hubby and I were in the market for a home PC. We wanted something our kids could use for more serious school stuff.

Lenovo Yoga Home 500Lenovo Yoga Home 500 (US$1,549)

The Lenovo Yoga Home 500 was launched last October with an SRP of US$1,549 (around P73,000). It hasn’t been released in the Philippines yet though. It’s a Multi-Mode PC — a desktop that converts to a tablet.

Lenovo Yoga Home 500I unboxed it right away. It comes with everything from wireless keyboard and mouse to screen cleaning cloth to gaming accessories.

Lenovo Yoga Home 500Here are the gaming paddles, joysticks, and a wireless mouse with batteries.

Lenovo Yoga Home 500Screen cleaning cloth, power adapter, and power cord… check!

Lenovo Yoga Home 500I love the sleek, slim, and lightweight wireless keyboard!

Lenovo Yoga Home 500The wireless mouse is equally sleek, lightweight, and ergonomic.

Lenovo Yoga Home 500This is the entire package — monitor + CPU which you can also use as a tablet since it’s touchscreen.

Lenovo Yoga Home 500This is what it looks like from the back.

Lenovo Yoga Home 500I asked my 11-year old daughter to set up the Lenovo Yoga Home 500. It’s just THAT user-friendly.

Lenovo Yoga Home 500The kids tried out its gaming capabilities right away. The Lenovo Yoga Home 500 can run a multitude of games very smoothly. It actually got me playing the Advanced Dungeons and Dragons MMORPG on Steam. It’s not surprising given the specs:

  • 5th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-5200U Processor — it’s got a whopping 2.2GHz processing power!
  • 1TB HDD with an 8GB SSD Cache
  • 8GB RAM
  • 21.5-inch multitouch full HD screen with LED panel
  • Wifi, Bluetooth, and NFC connectivity
  • 2 integrated 2.8W speakers
  • 3 hours of battery life
  • Windows 10 Home

Lenovo Yoga Home 500We’re just having too much fun with the Lenovo Yoga Home 500! It’s even got pre-installed fun apps not just for kids but for the entire family!

Lenovo Yoga Home 500My daughter and I were able to play a game called Halli Clack together. It’s actually for 4 players so if we lay the computer down flat on a tabletop, my hubby and son can join the fun. We can play board games on it and we don’t have to tidy up the game pieces afterwards — it’s so convenient!

What I like about the Lenovo Yoga Home 500:

  • It’s lightweight for a PC. I was able to carry the entire boxed unit from the ground floor to the second floor no sweat. That said, I can move it around the house by myself no problem.
  • It’s very easy to set-up out of the box — even an 11-year old can do it!
  • The display is awesome… all 21.5 inches of it! I can work for extended periods of time on this machine and not feel that my eyes are strained. Everything is so clear and yet easy on the eyes.
  • It can run on battery power for 3 hours.
  • I love all the accessories that come with it! The wireless mouse and keyboard are so sleek, snazzy-looking, and ergonomic. They make using this machine a joy.
  • There are several pre-installed free multiplayer games and useful apps (see photos above for a couple of examples). You can download more should you wish to.
  • For all it can do and for its impressive specs, the price is reasonable at US$1500+.

Downside? It’s not yet available in the Philippines! This is such a great machine for computer-inclined families, I hope it gets released here in our country soon. It has actually brought our family closer together since the kids have been spending a lot more time in our room where the Lenovo Yoga Home 500 is stationed, lol!

For more information about the Lenovo Yoga Home 500, log on to http://shop.lenovo.com/il/en/desktops/yoga/yoga-home/yoga-home-500/.

Thank you Lenovo! <3

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  • Reply Louisa April 25, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Would love to have this for the kids as well. Seems dynamic enough for all three of them to enjoy.

  • Reply berlin maynigo April 25, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    So beautiful. I think this is a must at the small house given that I have four boys plus the father pa pala. They arent touching their PS2 anymore as they often tell me is so passe. hahaha.

  • Reply Coi April 25, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    Waaaannttt! I want it for myself since my little one doesn’t know how to use a computer yet hahaha! Ang weird lang kapag dinala siya as tablet because of the size hehe 😉

  • Reply May Palacpac April 26, 2016 at 6:26 am

    Been looking at a few Lenovo lappies in a shop in Market Market a few weeks ago. I like that you can separate the monitor from the keyboard and Lenovo’s one of the brands that’s well-recommended by people who work in the web industry. This one’s a bit pricey though if to be sold at 73K, that’s about the price of the latest Mac,but with shorter battery time.

  • Reply mommymadz April 26, 2016 at 8:34 am

    My husband would be ecstatic about this.He is into gadgets and he also likes the brand.On top of that, he is quite the gamer.This looks like the whole package!

  • Reply Mhaan A April 26, 2016 at 9:38 am

    Now I know what I want for Christmas! My hubby only trusts Lenovo, we are using our Lenovo laptop for 5 years and I haven’t experienced any major technical problems yet. A great investment, I must say.

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