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Lenovo's Yoga 920 is a contender for the convertible laptop crown

The new Yoga 920 takes everything we know and love about the Yoga line and gives it a thorough update. Could this be the new best convertible?

Let's start with the specs, which the Yoga 920 has in spades.

Display13.9-inch HD or 4K IPS touchscreen
ProcessorUp to 8th-gen Intel Core i7
RAMUp to 16GB
StorageUp to 1TB SSD
Ports2x USB-C Thunderbolt 3
1x USB-A 3.0
1x audio jack
SecurityFingerprint reader
PenLenovo Active Pen 2 with 4096 levels of sensitivity
Weight1.37 kg / 3.02 lbs

The Yoga 900 series has been Lenovo's top-end convertible laptops (and among our favorites), and the Yoga 920 carries on that tradition. It sports the newest 8th-generation "Coffee Lake" Intel Core processors in i5 and i7 varieties, packs up to 16GB of RAM, and a spacious 1TB SSD storage option. All of that powers a 13.9-inch IPS touch display in your choice of Full HD or 4K resolution. Opting for 4K also means opting into a higher-power processor, both of which will eat into your battery life — Lenovo claims 15.5 hours of battery life for the 1080p version, while opting for 4K will cut that down to a still reasonable 10.8 hours.

Even with its marvelously thin bezels, Lenovo worked hard to put the camera back where it belongs: on the top of the display. Goodbye, up-nose selfies from the below-screen camera of the 910. The signature watchband hinge of the Yoga series carries on into the 920, and it's as beautiful, smooth, and solid as ever.

Lenovo's partnered with Dolby to build Atmos audio into the Yoga 920. You won't notice it much with the speakers on the laptop itself — they're good, but not mind-blowing — but if you plug in good headphones the Yoga 920 begins to sing.

The Yoga 920 sports an all-metal unibody design and will be available in three different colors: platinum, copper, and bronze. Sorry for anybody hoping for a darker color. In addition, they'll have a pair of laptops with Gorilla Glass panels stretched across the back… they just happen to be sporting the symbols of Star Wars in the form of a red Rebel Alliance logo on white or the gray Galactic Empire on black.

The Lenovo Yoga 920 will be available in October 2017 for a starting price of $1329.

Derek Kessler is Special Projects Manager for Mobile Nations. He's been writing about tech since 2009, has far more phones than is considered humane, still carries a torch for Palm, and got a Tesla because it was the biggest gadget he could find. You can follow him on Twitter at @derekakessler.

  • It's nice!
  • This or the X1 Yoga? hmmm
  • For, the price and larger battery. It's a 920 for me. They've updated it with Stylus support of Wacom AES 4,096, dual thunderbolt, up-side camera, and fixed shift-key. Most likely $1500-1700 for 512/16gb/1080p and $1800-1900 for 4k version. If it has the retractable keboard as X1 Yoga, it's a definite winner. (of course if you mind legacy ports/smaller battery it's the X1 for you.)
  • +1 to the shift key
  • I really don't get this computer and why it shold be the contender for the crown, both Acer and Asus presented covertibles with almost the exact specs but also added a real gpu(gtx 1050 for the 15 version). So what am I missing? It's a serious question becase I will get one of these as soon as the will be released.
  • Disappointed in three things: 1. They didn't make the screen larger. Still has a huge bottom bezel that could have been made use of with a 4:3 screen. 2. They didn't bring back the soft rubber palmrest. 3. No Clementine Orange option.
  • "They didn't bring back the soft rubber palmrest." This!!!!  That sharp edge on the end of the laptop is agonizing Take a clue from Dell xps and Microsoft surface, or at least round off the edge instead of having a paper cutter where your palms rest.