• SPECIFICATIONS
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home
  • Processor: Intel i7 6500U
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 520
  • Memory: 16GB
  • Storage: 512GB SSD
  • Others: Wireless AC, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Dimensions: 324 x 225 x 14.9mm
  • Weight: 1.3kg
  • Pros:
  • Aesthetics
  • Hinges
  • Cons:
  • Touchscreen
  • Benchmark Results
  • PCMark Work: 2,657 points
  • PCMark Home: 2,422 points
  • PCMark Creative: 2,576 points

Bending Over Backwards

Looking for a work PC nowadays is quite a daunting task, especially with all the latest hardware’s just popping up in laptops. A work laptop should be light, portable, fast and sturdy enough for travel. After being teased last year, the Lenovo Yoga 900 has finally reached our shores, and we were given the chance to play with this bad boy from the get go.

The Lenovo Yoga 900 comes equipped with the latest Intel Skylake processors, which would fill our criteria of it being fast. It also comes with a SSD for quick booting and making sure file transfer speeds are fast and efficient. Both of these, combined with the 16GB of RAM provided, is more than enough for a working class adult.

At first touch the Yoga 900 felt sturdy, combined with its smooth finish was an extravagant sight. Weighing in at 1.3kg it’s pretty light, and with a 13.3-inch display it’s perfect in our opinion when it comes to portability. But don’t underestimate the 13.3-inch display as it’s capable of QHD+ resolutions of 3200×1800 and uses IPS technology for wide viewing angles.

It comes with a lot of new technologies, some the latest some old but recently gaining traction. For example, it has a wireless card capable of the 802.11a/c network standard. Then there’s the up and coming USB Type-C 3.0. The overall design of the Yoga 900 is great, it’s slim, light, and aesthetically pleasing so now we can put that aside and get into the grimy details.

Before we forget to mention, the Yoga 900’s display is a touchscreen display. Navigating through touchscreen is smooth but could be a bit more responsive and accurate, sometimes we had to tap a few times because the cursor was off from where we tapped. Other than that, the touchpad was a breeze to use and the keyboard is definitely one of the more comfortable ones we’ve tried. Carrying it from event to event, and then using the Yoga 900 to finish our work was an enjoyable experience.

But the piece de resistance was definitely the feature that gives the laptop it’s moniker of Yoga. The hinges found on the Yoga 900 is probably one of the best hinges on a laptop, allowing the laptop to transition into the different modes available. The hinges hold the display and laptop together tightly, but at the same time allows smooth rotating, which incredibly strikes a good balance between locking and movement.

CHIP CONCLUDE: If you’re looking for a work laptop, it’s hard to say no to the Yoga 900. With its great looks and functionality, the Yoga 900 is definitely something you should put on your to-buy list.

(previously published in issue February 2016)

Lenovo Yoga 900