Lenovo is famous for their Yoga hybrid notebooks, able to converting to a tablet and two different modes in addition to being simply a notebook. They’re selling in all shapes and sizes, from the innovative 10.1-inch Yoga Book to the exceeding useful 11.6-inch Yoga 710-11.
This Yoga 910 we’re reviewing in this article is the most premium 14-inch convertible that Lenovo provides. That sits a tier above the Yoga 710 14-inch in the lineup that we examined with mostly accurate results earlier in 2016. The Yoga 910 is bigger than the slim Yoga 900S, and also highly efficient thanks to its seventh generation 15-watt Intel Core U-series processor.
|Dimensions||12.72 x 8.84 x 0.56 (in)|
|Processor||Up to Intel Core i7-7500u|
|RAM||Up to 16GB|
|Display||13.9-inch IPS display|
|Keyboard||Full keyboard with backlight|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics|
The Yoga has risen, and it looks every bit as chic and top quality as the high-end competition just like the HP Spectre x360 and Dell XPS 13. It still looks good next to the very costly Microsoft Surface Book. The CNC aluminum unibody construction could be very hard, more so than the prior Yoga 900, and the finish now seems like metal rather than the painted-on finish of the Yoga 900. It’s also available in your choice of silver, champagne gold and gunmetal black. The Yoga 910’s sides have a nicely contrasting extremely polished stainless end and the watchband hinge moreover, has a stainless-steel finish. The watchband hinge sometimes makes creaking sounds, that we have heard on earlier watchband hinge models, and we assume that is due to the many moving parts. That hinge has held up on older models, so we’re not worried.
Keyboard and Trackpad
Unlike the silver keys on a silver frame of HP’s and Microsoft’s convertibles, the black smile-shaped keys on the Yoga provide more contrast. It makes the Yoga 910 look a bit less sleek to me. However, I appreciated the difference. At certain angles, the backlit silver keys on HP’s and Microsoft’s notebooks look washed out, and I found the keys difficult to read. I didn’t experience this issue with the keyboard of the Yoga 910.
The Synaptics trackpad is great and affords quite a few software settings. The backlit keyboard is nice, but it has small travel 1.3mm with a bit less of the pleasant tactile feel of the competing HP Spectre x360. Although Lenovo has gotten rid of the precise column arrow keys, they retain the truncated right shift key, which can drive touch typists loopy.
The 2-in-1 laptop parades a 13.9 IPS display with a 3840 x 2190 resolution. Laptopmag claims it’s higher than the typical 13.3-inch screens used in other laptops of the same dimension. Its 4K-resolution screen supports capacitive multi-touch input. Its design also lends this an almost bezel-less look, which appears to be rare among laptop shows.
Audio and Graphics
The notebook comes with JBL Premium Audio speakers situated on the backside lip on each side facing the user. Its dual-array microphones also include noise-cancelling technology to reduce ambient noise. A single audio/mic combo port is available on the right-side of the device. Buyers can take the YOGA 910 is many configurations that include up to a 7-generation Intel Core i7 processor, while it has powerful Intel HD Graphics 620. Storage, meanwhile, is available with as much as a 1TB PCIe SSD.
Hardware and Performance
The YOGA 910 is, first and foremost, an excellent creation. The watchband hinges found on the earlier model are included with the YOGA 910, as well as an all-aluminum body that, whereas slightly heavier than the previous model, takes the premium feel to a new level. Efficiency was never an issue for the Yoga 910, even with multiple apps, programs and browser windows opened. The Yoga 910 performed high quality with light gaming, video editing, and photo editing. If you live inside a browser or productivity apps like Microsoft Office, the Yoga 910 will feel speedy.
It has also come with two processing cores running at 2.7GHz. The Core i7-7500U is highly effective sufficient to tackle demanding tasks such as photo editing. Despite its 4K display, although, the Yoga 910 isn’t ideal for 4K video editing. For a job that requires that a lot of resources, you’ll wish to look for a notebook with a quad-core processor just like the Core i7-6700HQ. (Intel isn’t slated to launch the seventh generation quad-cores till the first half of 2017.) However for a notebook as thin because of the Yoga 910, the Core i7-7500U is rather spectacular. It’s wi-fi connectivity features embody WiFi 802.11 as with a Bluetooth 4.1 technology. It runs on Microsoft’s Windows 10 platform and so obviously you’ll also have access to Cortana and the other latest Windows features.
The laptop showcases sunken a back-lit keyboard. That apparently seems to be a design feature to forestall unwanted enter when it’s in stand mode. A fingerprint reader also appears just below the proper bottom side of the keyboard. Lenovo rates the YOGA 910’s battery life at up to 9 hours, depending on utilization. Now, this is the run time Lenovo provides by any means. However, it is pretty nice for an ultrabook of such caliber.back to menu ↑
The Lenovo Yoga 910 price tag starts at $1,179.99, whereas the best model will cost you $1,649.99. Only for comparison, which comes with a Core i7-7500U processor, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive, and full HD display. For $1,280 (usually $1,430) you get the identical specs, however with a 4K display. Moving on, $1,630 nets you 16GB of memory and a 512GB SSD. Finally, for $1,650 you take the same processor, 16GB of RAM and 4K display, plus a terabyte of storage.
For the performance that it delivers, the Yoga 910 is close to the excellent convertible for 2016 in the event you’re prepared to make some compromises. This year, Lenovo stored what users loved about the Yoga series—the metal body, unique and useful watchband hinge and convertible form factor—and added Intel’s Kaby Lake processor to ship even better efficiency and stronger battery life in a compact package. It also made some tweaks, by adding support for USB Type-C and increasing the display by 10% whereas keeping the footprint the same. If you’re a video buff, who needs the most pixels on a convertible, Lenovo’s more costly Yoga 910 configurations provide an excellent blend of performance, portability along with a 13.9-inch 4K UHD display. When you have the cash, that’s the model we’d recommend you pay for.back to menu ↑
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