Lenovo Reveals Yoga 910 Convertible: Intel’s Kaby Lake Meets 4K Display and Ultra-Thin Form-Factorby Anton Shilov on September 2, 2016 10:00 AM EST
Lenovo this week took the wraps of its new Yoga 910 convertible, an aluminium 2-in-1 equipped with a 4K UHD display and is based on Intel’s upcoming 7th generation Core processors codenamed Kaby Lake. The Yoga 910 inherits distinctive form-factor from the previous-gen Yoga 900 laptops, makes it slightly thinner and adds a fingerprint reader to the familiar design.
The Lenovo Yoga 910 is the direct successor of the Yoga 900 introduced last year, which at present is Lenovo’s top-of-the-range offering in the Yoga lineup. The new Yoga 910 will not only offer higher performance (something that is logical to expect from a PC based on a newer CPU), but also a slightly larger 13.9” IPS display panel with either 4K (3840×2160) or FHD (1920×1080) resolution. Thanks to thinner bezel, the larger screen does not affect dimensions of the convertible, and in fact the new model is even a little smaller and thinner (14.3 mm vs 14.9 mm) than its predecessor. Still, it is noteworthy that the Yoga 910 weighs 1.38 kg (3.04 lbs), which is around 80 grams more than the weight of the Yoga 900. When it comes to battery life the UHD model can offer 10.5 hours on one charge (in line with current models that have 3K displays), whereas the FHD promises to work for up to 15.5 hours (which is a massive improvement over current SKUs).
|Lenovo Yoga Specifications|
|Yoga 3 Pro||Yoga 900||Yoga 910|
|Processor||Intel Core M-5Y71 (4.5W)||Intel Core i7-6500U (15W)||Intel Core i7-7000 series|
|Memory||8GB DDR3L-1600||8-16GB DDR3L-1600||Up to 16 GB|
|Graphics||Intel HD 5300
(24 EUs, Gen 8)
|Intel HD 520
(24 EUs, Gen 9)
|Intel HD Graphics|
|Display||13.3" Glossy IPS
16:9 QHD+ (3200x1800) LCD
|13.3" Glossy IPS
16:9 QHD+ (3200x1800) LED
|13.9" 4K (3840 x 2160) IPS
13.9” FHD (1920x1080) IPS
|Hard Drive(s)||256GB/512GB SSD
|256GB/512GB SSD (Samsung ?)||Up to 1 TB PCIe SSD|
|Intel Wireless AC-8260 (2x2:2 802.11ac)||2x2:2 802.11ac|
|Audio||JBL Stereo Speakers
1.5w x 2
|JBL Stereo Speakers
Dolby DS 1.0
|JBL Stereo Speakers with
Dolby Audio Premium
|Battery||4 cell 44Wh
40W Max AC Adapter
|4 cell 66Wh||Unknown|
2 x USB 3.0
Auto Rotate Control
DC In with USB 2.0 Port
1 x Micro-HDMI
SD Card Reader
2 x USB 3.0-A
1 x USB 3.0-C
SD Card Reader
DC In with USB 3.0-A Port
1 x USB 3.0-A
1 x USB 3.0-C
1 x USB 2.0-C for charging
|Back Side||Watchband Hinge with 360° Rotation
Air Vents Integral to Hinge
|Dimensions||13" x 9" x 0.5"
330.2 x 228.6 x 12.8 mm
|12.75" x 8.86" x 0.59"
324 x 225 x 14.9 mm
|12.72" x 8.84" x 0.56"
322 x 224.5 x 14.6 mm
|Weight||2.6 lbs (1.18kg)||2.8 lbs (1.3 kg)||3.04 lbs (1.38 kg)|
|Extras||720p HD Webcam
|Starting from $1299|
Lenovo has not revealed the complete specifications of the Yoga 910 just yet, but they note that it will use Intel’s Core i7 "Kaby Lake" 7000-series CPUs, up to 16 GB of RAM, a PCIe SSD (with up to 1 TB capacity) and will be equipped with a 802.11ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.1 module, a 720p webcam, a dual-array microphone, two speakers made by JBL, as well as a fingerprint reader compatible with Windows Hello. For wired connectivity, the Yoga 910 has one USB 3.0 Type-C with video out functionality, one USB 2.0 Type-C for charging as well as one USB 3.0 Type-A port with always-on charging capability.
When Lenovo’s Yoga 910 laptops hit the market in October, they will be available in Champagne Gold, Platinum Silver and Gunmetal colors. Apparently, Lenovo is dropping its signature Clementine Orange color it uses for consumer notebooks in case of the Yoga 910. As for prices, the new convertibles will start at $1299, which is a $100 increase over current-gen models.
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mkozakewich - Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - linkSounds like you saw something configured poorly. If the fonts were too small, it's because they were silly and didn't set the scaling right.
Lolimaster - Friday, September 2, 2016 - link16:9 for a computer, so worthless. 3:2 is the way to go or at minimum 16:10.
Vlad_Da_Great - Friday, September 2, 2016 - linkAre you kidding me? 13.9" 4K (3840 x 2160) vs 13.3" Glossy IPS 16:9 QHD+ (3200x1800) LED in 15W range and slightly thinner. I can definitely see those chips very soon kicking ARM minions out of the phone sockets.
Achaios - Saturday, September 3, 2016 - linkWhen it comes to laptops, there's only one thing that matters for me:
SCREEN REAL ESTATE
The bigger the screen, the better. I bought a new Skylake based Lenovo laptop only 15 days ago, and it came with 17.3'' screen. This, alongwith a CPU with strong Single-Core performance, are my only major concerns when it comes to buying a laptop.
I'd never buy this specific Lenovo laptop, simply b/c its screen is waaaayyyy too small for my taste.
Cliff34 - Saturday, September 3, 2016 - linkIf you like big screen laptops, then you must like your laptop big and heavy. My colleague used to have a xps w 17 inch. Boy that was a big laptop.
I guess everyone looks for diff things. For me, it is the portability and good battery life. Not that I'm incline for QHD (more pricey, use more battery) though!
MattCoz - Sunday, September 4, 2016 - linkAnd I'd never buy the laptop you bought because its waaaayyyy too big for my taste. Good thing there's choices for those with different tastes.
Miro90 - Sunday, September 4, 2016 - linkYou forgot that the updated yoga 900 have core i7 6560 with iris 540 Lpddr3 1866 and Nvme ssd samsung pm951.
kiwilightweight - Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - linkOf course the obvious question: anybody running Linux on it yet?
sallgeud - Thursday, September 8, 2016 - linkIt's too bad Clementine Orange is gone. It almost directly matches our company colors. We absolutely loved having laptops that matched. It's also the best looking color. Good news is, the color choice is my only complaint.
Their current charging port is stupid in the existing yoga's. The two listed have entirely different adapters. If this one support 100% standard usbc charging, that's a HUGE victory for us. Most of our office phones are USBC, making power for this ubiquitous.