Lenovo thinkbook 14s yoga gen3 iru

New (end december 2023) Yoga laptop for private and travel use.
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga G3 IRU
Partnumber : 21JG000UMH
Processor : Intel® Core™ i5-1335U, 10C (2P + 8E) / 12T, P-core 1.3 / 4.6GHz, E-core 0.9 / 3.4GHz, 12MB
Memory : 8GB Soldered DDR4-3200 + 8GB SO-DIMM DDR4-3200
Storage : 512GB SSD M.2 2242 PCIe® 4.0x4 NVMe®
Audio : Realtek® ALC3287 codec
Camera: FHD 1080p with Privacy Shutter
Touchscreen : 14" FHD (1920x1080) IPS 300nits, Anti-glare Display Covered by Anti-fingerprint Glossy Touch Glass, 100% sRGB
Pen : ThinkBook Yoga® Integrated Smart Pen
Dimensions : 320 x 216 x 16.9 mm
Weight : 1.5kg
Software : Windows® 11 Pro, Benelux (EN/FR/DE/NL)
Wifi : Wi-Fi® 6, 11ax 2x2 + BT5.1
USB : 1x Thunderbolt™ 4 / USB4® 40Gbps (support data transfer, Power Delivery 3.0 and DisplayPort™ 1.4)
Youtube disassembly video



See below description of the previous laptop, as it became too slow after several windows 10 updates and limited 8GB memory.

Lenovo Yoga2 I3-13

For private and travel use I have a small laptop with 13.3 inch IPS screen. It is a so called fliptop, the screen bends all the way to to the back of the keyboard. The screen is nice and bright. Battery time is about 5-6 hours depending on the usage.
Unfortunately Lenovo have set a Whitelist in the BIOS that scans the hardware before booting. Replacing the dodgy RTL wifi module with a good intel AC7240 card means that the laptop will not boot. I have tried 2 AC cards, even one with a Lenovo part number.
I added a fast Crucial 500G m2 disk and migrated the boot to that disk. With W10 the laptop became very slow. Now with the SSD it is quite OK again.Luckily the SSD did not get blocked by the Bios whitelist, otherwise I would have discarded the laptop immediately.

Lenovo Yoga2 13-i3 components :

CPU : Intel Core i3-4010U
1920x1080 (Full HD), glossy touch IPS screen.
Intel HD graphics (Intel Baytrail M, internal).
8GB memory DDR3-1600MHz.
500GB Harddisk WD ultra thin 5mm with SF8784 connector (used as data disk).
500GB SSD Crucial MX500 M2-2280 sata (added in free m2 slot).
Wifi/Bluetooth from RTL chip which is dodgy.
Combo audio jack × 1
Micro HDMI × 1
USB 2.0 port × 1, USB 3.0 port × 1
2 in 1 card reader (SD/MMC)

Peripherals :

500GB Samsung T5 USB-C USB 3.1gen2 external SSD (connected via USB3.0)
1Gbe Ethernet via USB3.0 dongle from Sitecom.