Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro and ThinkPad Yoga max external resolution

I am getting ready to test the max external display resolution for my ThinkPad Yoga and my wife’s Yoga 2 Pro (the new version of the Yoga 13). I will test the OneLink dock as well. 🙂

Reports indicate that 2560×1600 and 2560×1440 are possible.

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Idea-Windows-based-Tablets-and/Lenovo-Yoga-13-max-resolution-for-external-monitor/td-p/1248815

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Idea-Android-based-Tablets/External-Monitor-at-2560-x-1440/td-p/1063879

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-Edge-S-series/Thinkpad-Yoga-Insufficient-external-display-resolution-over-the/td-p/1334903

 

4 comments

  • Chris

    Hello,

    Did you ever get anywhere with your wifes Yoga 2 Pro? I cant seem to get it to work with a dell u3014. The yoga 2 pro identies it but doesn’t seem to send a strong enough signal or something as the dell doesn’t ever activate. The dell works flawlessly from my Macbook and the Yoga 2 displays other monitors at lower res. So I am thinking there is clearly something wrong with the yoga to high res u3014 monitor. Any ideas from your testing?

    • Hi Chris,
      Thank you for your comment. That would be awesome to use your nice U3014 with the Yoga 2 Pro. Unfortunately my 30″ Dell only has DVI (not HDMI) input so I haven’t been able to test yet at 2560×1600. However, later today I will verify on a different AOC monitor that the Yoga 2 Pro can at least do 2560×1080 (that’s my wife’ monitor).

      I know in the past when trying to do high-res via HDMI I would sometimes have to adjust the refresh rate, at one point 24Hz was required to get a monitor to work for me. Along those lines, have you tried specifying a custom resolution/refresh-rate display setting on your Yoga 2 Pro? There are some tips at this forum thread that may be useful:
      http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/peripherals/f/3529/t/19503186.aspx
      I expect that it should at least work at 2560×1600 @ 24Hz 🙂

      Please keep me posted on your progress Chris!
      -J.D.

  • David

    Have you tried the answer at http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-ThinkPad-Link-Dock-4X10E52935/dp/B00H4PID8A#askInlineAnswersPage-Tx2KV79ZTVB8OLJ-1

    I have a Thinkpad Yoga and I’d like to find out if I can connect a 2560×1440 monitor.

    • Hi David,
      Thank you for your nice comment and great question. You should have no problem with 2560×1440 via the DisplayPort port on the onelink dock.

      Best regards,
      -J.D.

      PS does your monitor have a DisplayPort port or is it only HDMI/other?

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