The Lenovo Yoga 900 series has always been pushing the boundaries of design and innovation, but those large bezels always bothered me. Luckily, Lenovo just announced a refreshed Yoga 900 – now with the 910 designation – at IFA in Berlin, Germany.
Due in October, the new Yoga 910 improves a lot of the little things to make a compelling two-in-one convertible. Here is what you need to know and check out our hands-on video to see it in action.
Lenovo Yoga 910
|Dimensions||323 x 224.5 x 14.3mm; 12.72 x 8.84 x 0.56 inches|
|Biometrics||Fingerprint reader [[ windows hello ]]|
|Processor||Intel 7th Gen Core i5 or i7 processor|
|Display||13.9-inch 4K or Full HD IPS screen|
10 percent more screen area
14 percent increase in pixel density
100 percent sRGB
|Memory||Up to 16 GB|
|Storage||Up to 1 TB PCIe SSD|
|Audio||Audio 2 x JBL Stereo Speakers with Dolby Audio Premium|
|Ports||1 x USB 3.0 Type-C with Video-out, 1 x USB 2.0 TypeC with Charging, 1 x USB 3.0 with Always-on Charging, Audio Combo Jack, 4-in-1 card reader (SD/MMC/SDHC/SDXC)|
|Weight||Starting at 1.38 kg (3.04 lbs)|
|Battery||Up to 10.5 hours (4K), 15.5 hours for Full HD|
|Material||All metal unibody casing in Champagne Gold, Platinum Silver or Gunmetal|
|Pricing + Availability||Starts at $1299 available starting in October 2016|
Let's start with where Lenovo went right with the Yoga 910 over its predecessor the Yoga 900. They've finally added a fingerprint reader for Windows Hello (finally!), slimmed down those chunky bezels by making the display larger (up from 13.3" to 13.9") and even offer a pretty ridiculous 4K variant.
As someone who has owned or used a few Yoga's in the past the Yoga 910 for me is now a compelling option. You're getting their fantastic keyboard, an ultra-slim PC at just 14.3mm thin, and up to a Core i7 processor – 7th gen at that all with that cool looking hinge. Toss in the ability to flip around and be used as a tablet or in tent-mode and it's great to see Lenovo make a comeback from the earlier Yoga 3 Pro from 2014, which was terrible.
Take a look at our hands-on video and let us know if we should review it when it hits markets later this Fall.
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Acer swift 7 & spin 7 seem better options for laptop and tablet respectively.
still looking for yoga 2 pro update !!
Whats up with that massive bottom bezel??
To maintain bigger trackpad.
I would prefer if they would use some of that to provide a better aspect ratio instead of 16:9. That's good for watching movies. But for doing work in landscape mode, which is the orientation when it's a laptop, taller vertical is key. Microsoft (and Apple) nail it with the 3:2 aspect ratio. Lenovo could have gone closer to that here with all that bezel, instead... just wasted.
All the cables in the display need to attach somewhere.
Also for a laptop, it's not bad because it raises the screen up, less strain on your neck. For something that turns into a tablet, I agree, not the best looking design for portrait mode Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
This is like the XPS from Lenovo but Convertible.
Yup! The question is, is the trackpad as awesome as the one on the XPS 13 that is superior to any other laptop? I bet the keyboard is bettar than the XPS tho. Interesting release.
007 Spectre showed an early protype of the 910.
The hinge of new Yogas is something every OEM should consider
I heard these Kaby Lake chips are killing it for 4k video. I think Intel even said that during playback they got it down to under 10% utilization only using 5-7 watts. That's impressive.
Looks good except the hinges. Way too ugly.
Some good things and some bad. Good: Every time I pick up a Yoga for the past four years, I've wondered why they have those massive bezels when they could have added a larger screen. It looks like they have improved that a little bit, but I think they could still go bigger on the bottom. I wonder if anybody uses these 2 in 1's in tablet or tent mode. I'm betting very rarely. Bad: Something that looks missing that I LOVE...That soft touch material on the palmrests. I hope it stays, but it looks in the picture like it is gone. Even worse...no Clementine Orange? Boo.
I had the same thought about tent mode when I read the line in the post. In 2 and a half years I've never used it and I have no idea in what situation I would find it useful. I have on rare occassion used tablet mode.
I don't have a Yoga but I imagine I'd use tent mode while reading in bed or surfing the web while riding a stationary recumbent bicycle in the basement with a table next to me. These are instances I use my Surface Pro 4 in tablet mode, sans keyboard but using the kickstand, which is like tent mode. Having the keyboard out of the way allows me to have the screen closer making it easier to read. I also imagine I'd use tent mode more than stand mode since the footprint is smaller and it eliminates any screen wobble when touching it.
I use my Yoga 2 in tent mode 2 -3 times a week. As a Realtor I make market presentations to my buyers or sellers in tent mode. I prop the machine up on a table or on my desk where both of us can see clearly, and I swipe on the screen or use my wireless mouse as I make my way through market stats or comparable properties. It's one of the main reasons I chose this machine over the other options. When I'm out showing property, I'll flip it into tablet mode and have all the property details in front of me. I'm looking forward to using the Windows 10 pen support to start writing notes on my PDF's. All of these notes/presentations go into OneNote and get attached to my files so I always have a record of what I've done. Tent mode and tablet mode were definitely designed to be used when out in the field with clients.
Bezels? Improved a little bit? They practically removed the bezels (except bottom one :( )
Hope they used better screen on this model. Previous model has worst color accuracy and screen brightness for high end machine.
The relocation of webcam makes it no buy for me.
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