So I finally got my V, and thought I’d share my experience so far. I didn’t receive the sleeve, and this is because apparently I had to resubmit this purchase twice on Backerkit and I missed this. So sadly no sleeve for me, which is a bit annoying. I’m switching from my Lenovo Yoga Pro 2 to the V, and this is what I think so far (day 3):
The device itself looks quite nice, sturdy and high end. For most things, it performs fine, and it’s really refreshing to not see bloatware everywhere. The screen is indeed super gorgeous. Performance is adequate, and the unboxing experience was nice (except for the lacking sleeve). Using it so far, I’ve had a few issues or things I’m not so keen on that I think are worth mentioning:
So I often use my laptops with a Dynadock and a second screen. When it’s connected to the dock, I noticed that when the V sleeps/hibernates, it sometimes randomly turns back on. When the device is on sleep mode, plugging the charger in also caused it to turn on. I’m sometimes also having issues when I try to turn it back on from sleep intentionally. Similar issues arise when I turn it back on intentionally: the device appears to be on, but the screen isn’t showing anything, just black. It then only works if I manually press on/off a few times (although it sometimes reboots completely too).
There have been issues with the keyboard: often, the lights have been incessantly flickering, so had to turn them off. There was one occurrence where the keyboard wouldn’t type despite it being connected and laptop on. There was another instance where typing would cause parts of the screen to flicker! I took videos of these issues, so I’ll upload them later for you to see. Edit: quick videos here, but I’ll upload better quality ones so the problem is more apparent: https://we.tl/NiYML7xIBP
The front camera and mic are really low quality - I haven’t properly looked at promised specs for these so I’m not sure whether it’s supposed to be like that or not, but my two year old laptop, and older phones, both have better quality. I’m currently in transit but will try to upload photos later.
So far I’m therefore a bit divided / disappointed. Perhaps it isn’t fair to compare it to my previous Lenovo Yoga Pro 2 given that this is a 2-in-1, but I wasn’t expecting to notice obvious downgrades (eg camera). Anyways, maybe my device is faulty, but I’d be keen to have the views of other owners too!
Any questions please ask.