Might well be time saying goodbye to the traditional laptop and start planning its nostalgic funeral. With the relentless match of technology coupled with fickle user preferences, it’s overdue for a replacement, or at the very least a total revolution in all its constituent parameters. Lenovo, like a few other device manufacturers are presently cashing in on the present public demand for ultra-portable, touch-screened and new-fangled laptop hybrids. So, along comes the Lenovo Yoga 910 sashaying towards us on a humid night out begging to be checked out. We speedily obliged. Read our Lenovo Yoga 910 review and find out if it’s the laptop-killer it has been touted as.
Is it a laptop, or a tablet? No, it’s neither yet either and a marvelous mesh of both. The Lenovo Yoga 910 retains the advantages of both devices while tripling the usability, functionality and overall performance you can get with either as a sole product. And oh ain’t it sweet looking! With a screen stretching right to the very edges, sporting near non-existent bezels as well as a brushed metallic body, I must confess the Yoga 910 is one of the better looking products to have graced our cluttered office space with its august presence. Pick it up and it’s astoundingly light and thinner than a Victoria Secret’s model, while the 13.9-inch screen is just the perfect size for video-bingeing and online functionality. Screen resolution depends on personal choice and pocket weight and range from full HD to gloriously eye-orgasmic 4K UHD if so desired. While the former does output totally captivating content, the latter is quite simply out of this world! Weight is just 3.01 pounds, while overall dimensions are: 0.56 x 12.72 x 8.84-inches.
The device comes with a seemingly magical 360 degrees rotating hinge that efficiently transforms it from a big-screened tablet to a lavishly dressed up laptop in seconds. While still being stiff enough to hold the device in the preferred mode, it is also flexible enough to be altered with just a stiff finger push. The keyboard is back-lit, and its placement, response, and flexibility are rather excellent. Still, if for any reason it is not to your liking, feel free to utilize any external keyboard and mouse. A fingerprint reader on the lower portion of the palmrest additionally means Windows Hello comes supported for device lock/unlock as well as online pay.
Under the polished aluminum exterior slumbers a 2.7 GHZ Intel Core i7-7500U with 16 GB of RAM, 512 GB SSD, and an Intel HD graphics 620 with 128MB dedicated memory. But these will vary depending on which specific model is bought. OS is the Windows 10 Home(64 bit). Connectivity options are Bluetooth 4.1 and Wi-Fi 802.11ac. A USB 3.0 Type-C with video out, a USB 2.0 Type-C for charging up and data transfer, as well as a USB 3.0 with always charging mode for topping up your smart devices even when the laptop hybrid is turned off, and an audio combo jack complete the rest of the ensemble. A webcam is provided, which is not really noticeable at first because it has been moved from its usual position at the top to below the screen. While this works in practice, it’s still awkward getting used to. Sound from the JBL and Dolby-branded speakers is refreshingly loud, with surprising clarity even at max volumes. General performance is excellent, but it does have an aversion to smooth playback of 4K content and graphically-demanding games with the settings cranked up to the max. The 78Wh battery is excellent and ensure around 2 days of functionality on medium use.
Price starts at $1000 and speedily climbs upward as better hardware are tacked on. For the aforesaid price, you get 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB of storage and a full HD touchscreen. But at least the SSD is upgradeable. The Lenovo Yoga 910 is pricey, but more than makes up for it in convenience, portability and usability. If you have the money to spend and require a laptop hybrid, it’s currently the best in the market. And quite a contortionist!