Lenovo is no longer a child. The company has become one of the leaders in the PC market in its own right. And the Lenovo Yoga 910 is a sample of why. This laptop can rotate its screen up to 360 degrees to become a large format tablet. And it is not just any screen. 14 inches and 4K resolution in the most powerful configuration.
Without forgetting a resistant design but at the same time thin and thin . With a battery that exceeds 6 hours of use in our test model, along with an Intel Core i5 processor and a powerful internal memory of the PCIe SSD type. A team with many attractions and some other but. The price of this laptop is between 1,300 and 1,400 euros depending on its configuration . We have had the opportunity to test it in depth, here is our review of the Lenovo Yoga 910.
Lenovo Yoga 910 datasheet
|screen||13.9 ″ IPS screen with Full HD or 4K resolution|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-7200U|
|Graphic card||Intel Graphics 620|
|Internal memory||256GB SSD / 512GB SSD|
|Battery||Up to 15 hours Full HD model / Up to 10 hours 4K model|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home|
|Connections||WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth|
|Ports||1 x USB type C charging, 1 x USB type C, 1 x USB 3.0|
|Dimensions||323 x 224.5 x 14.3 millimeters (1.4 kilos)|
|Featured Features||360-degree rotatable touchscreen, fingerprint reader|
|Price||From 1,300 euros|
Acrobatic design, but with safety nets
Since they started to hit the market, the Yoga family computers quickly became a reference for the PC market. These convertible laptops (and later also tablets) were pioneers in merging the world of the tablet and the traditional computer .
The Lenovo Yoga 910 continues this tradition. This is a laptop with a touch screen that can be rotated up to 360 degrees. In this position, it becomes a large format tablet. It is true that it is a somewhat cumbersome size for a tablet, but it is an advantage if we want to surf the web comfortably or watch a movie.
However, we can also keep it in a multitude of intermediate positions . The secret of its success is in its row of metal hinges. These hinges have a hardness and generate a very strong feeling.
Thanks to them, the screen remains stable in any position without dancing. This is an advantage that we will notice a lot if we usually work with the laptop on our lap.
Lenovo Yoga 910 Photo Gallery
But, in addition, the Lenovo Yoga 910 achieves it with a light weight of 1.4 kilos . Do not forget that we are facing a 14-inch model, somewhat larger than the average for convertible equipment.
Regarding the materials used, it is committed to aluminum in one piece . There are no complaints in this section, it shows that we are facing a premium cut laptop from the first moment. By the way, its fineness is remarkable too, at just 14.3 millimeters thick.
Quality 4K display
What to say about the screen. The Lenovo Yoga 910 delivers on this point perfectly. The laptop uses an IPS-type panel with 4K resolution (in its most advanced configuration). That is, 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, which in density of pixels per inch reaches 316 dpi. That ensures a very high level of detail.
But beyond the level of detail, what we like a lot about this screen is its level of brightness. And the vividness of the colors shown on the screen. Not surprisingly, it is capable of covering up to 100% of the sRGB color space. Thanks to this, it becomes an excellent multimedia equipment to watch videos or movies.
As we said before, there is also a less advanced configuration with a Full HD screen of the same size. In our case, we have been able to test the most powerful version.
A keyboard with lights and shadows
We enter the section that has left us with a greater bittersweet flavor. The one with the keyboard. And not for its quality. The truth is that it is appreciated that in such a slim laptop a keyboard has been inserted with the keys well separated and with enough height to make typing comfortable. But along the way, a decision has been made that is hard to get used to.
We discussed the size and placement of the keys on the right side of the keyboard. Above all, two of them. On the one hand, the enter key is directly attached to the cedilla and is, in my understanding, too small. That will cause that on more than one occasion you mistakenly hit the cedilla (í§) when you want to press the enter key. Considering how widely it is used, it can become a nuisance for users typing text on the computer.
Another key to which something similar happens is the shift key on the right side. This key is used to write a key in capital letters, and it usually has a more elongated horizontal design. However, in this case it is a small square key next to the arrow keys.
What we did like a lot is the keyboard backlighting. With an elegant color between blue and violet and with two different intensities as we need it. An addition that should never be lacking in a premium laptop, and that for example we have missed a lot in the Acer Spin 7.
Good processor, better internal memory
The Lenovo Yoga 910 that we have tested incorporates an Intel Core i7-7500U processor . It is a powerful chip within the notebook segment, with two cores and a power of 2.7 GHz. This power can be taken up to 3.5 GHz at times of greatest demand. In general, performance is smooth and there is no problem running heavier applications or many processes at the same time. In fact, the unit we have tested is helped by an excellent 16 GB RAM. Of course, the configurations available here in Spain only go up to 8 GB. In addition to a medium Intel Core i5-7200U processor . With dual core and a speed of up to 3.1 GHz
Lacking a graphics card apart from the chip itself, the Lenovo Yoga 910 will suffer more with current games. It must also be said that this laptop heats up quite easily after running for a while . During our test it has never been annoying enough to be uncomfortable to use, but it does show. It has been common for computer fans to run for cooling.
As for the internal memory, it uses a PCIe-type SSD format . This type is faster than the traditional SSD, and is available in configurations ranging from 256GB to 1TB. The truth is that memory adds a lot to the performance of the Yoga 910, especially in terms of system startup speed and access to different applications and files. Quite a success.
A complete set of connections
Another of the successes of this laptop is found in its section on physical connections. Lenovo has decided to incorporate a USB 3.0 type port (full size) . That is something, for example, that the Spin 7 that we recently tested no longer carries. In this way we do not have to get an extra adapter to be able to use accessories such as mice or USB memory sticks. In addition, this port is always on, so that we can charge our mobile even with the laptop off.
We also have two USB ports type C, one for loading and one video output to connect this laptop to a TV. The physical connections are completed with a headphone slot. What we would have liked to see here is an SD card slot.
Within the wireless connections we have Bluetooth version 4.1 and WiFi ac. This protocol allows us to connect simultaneously through both the 2.4 GHz bandwidth and the 5 GHz bandwidth. The latter is faster and less congested, so there is less interference. Of course, it needs a compatible modem to work.
What can be missing here is a model with a slot to insert SIM cards. A very interesting addition if we want to use this laptop to work.
Fingerprint reader included
We do not have an LTE model, but we do have a function that can give us a lot of play if we want to strengthen the security of the equipment. We are talking about its fingerprint reader, which is located in the lower right part of the keyboard. Thanks to this we can add a new alternative mode to unlock the team.
According to Lenovo data, the Yoga 910 is capable of reaching a range of up to 15 hours in its model with a Full HD screen. In case of opting for the model with a 4K screen, the time would continue to move in quite competitive figures of just over 10 hours.
We are testing the configuration with 4K, and the truth is that the autonomy is good, although in no case have we managed to reach these times. Giving more “cane” to the laptop with the brightness at maximum and several processes running, the average use time has moved around four hours, while with the brightness at half and a less demanding use, the use time passed six hours.
Price and conclusions
In Spain, the company markets three different configurations. The most basic bet on the Lenovo Yoga 910 with a Full HD screen and 256 GB of internal memory. Its price is 1,300 euros . Then we have a version of the Lenovo Yoga 910 with a Full HD screen and 512 GB of space for 1,400 euros (temporarily on sale for 1,300 euros). The same price of 1,400 euros has its configuration with a 4K screen. In all three cases the processor is an Intel Core i5-7200U.
In short, a very complete and interesting device with a robust design, good autonomy and a screen that shines with its own light . Among the few buts that can be put to the laptop we find the layout of its keyboard. And, despite the fact that its keys have a good height and are well separated from each other, the enter key is (in our opinion) too small and it is easy to get confused until you get used to it. Otherwise, a proposal to consider if you are looking for a top-of-the-line versatile ultrabook. The company also has other more affordable models but with the same spirit, such as the Lenovo Yoga 520.