The yoga 910 is quite the ultra laptop at first glance, then, but having used one for a week, does it disappoint in the details to look at the lenovo yoga 910 is an absolute triumph that trim bezel. Ultra high resolution and great looking watch band hinge ensure its one of the most striking laptops on the market without overdoing the blink but theres a big problem with our review sample the fan noise as a result of we suspect overpowering. The innards in this slender design is irksome for a laptop this pricey that shouldnt be an issue, but its a big one kicking in with the most menial of apps open. We wouldnt cite it as an issue. If it only happened when running heavy apps, it could be an isolated incident, so well update this review upon receiving a second lower power sample if we find that to be the case thats the yoga 910. In short, it looks great many elements are very well considered and its ultra powerful and ultra portable given its size, but all that wonderment is scuppered by going big on the power, its like buying a supercar with a wheel missing and that wasnt the case with our Earlier yoga 900 or fan free intel core empowered yoga 900s models, so those are unexpectedly the better options to track down. Dell has made the smallest 13 inch convertible laptop thanks to its infinity, display the minimal bezel design, which lenovo has largely captured in its yoga 910.

Similar price points between those two do it all. Convertibles ought to see stiff competition. If youre not about windows, 10 and fancy apples latest os x, then the macbook pro provides a quieter more traditional laptop experience with plenty of power to boot. Theres no touch screen but thats, where the touch bar comes into play, keeping the laptop screen nice and clean. As a result, the predecessor to the yoga 910. The 900 has fatter bezels, but none of the fan noise issues weve experienced plus itll, cost you less cash too, which ought to make it the preferable choice. The age of giant bezels is almost over thats. The thing that immediately sets the yoga 910 apart from most of its competition, the edge to edge display style which fills the side and upper edges with mere millimeters of the black stuff, well, its sort of edge to edge like any screen. There has to be some bezel to contain the display, but its the lower bezel that perplexes, because its about 10 times thicker like a large black bar across the bottom of the screen, it undoes some of the other three bezel edges achievements. That aside, the yoga 910 is one ridiculously good. Looking laptop sure that watch band hinge could be a little too bling for some tastes, but we think it looks sophisticated and especially in its gray silver finish understated compared to its champagne gold, color alternative, no wacky orange colors are available for this newer generation.

For a 13.9 inch laptop, the yoga 910s 14 millimeters thickness is slim but doesnt lead to the abandonment of the traditional usb port theres, one usb 3.0 fitting along with two c type connections on the opposite side of the device. So lenovo could have probably made the 910 thinner still by ditching the full size port, but we prefer the future proof yet today ready out the box approach, the laptops aluminum shell feels solid, while the gray finish model on review has a soft touch finish on both Its lid and interior sections, the track pad and separate fingerprint scanner each cut their way into this material finish with more spangly embossed chamfered, edging that adds to the classy look. We wont dwell on the hinge, as its concept is simple use it to swivel the screen. All the way around to tablet like form, allow the laptop to stand upright in stand mode, flip it over in a v shape for tent mode or use it like a simple laptop with the screen titled at any given angle. It moves easily holds into position incredibly. Well, and is an elegant solution. Indeed, theres no doubting the yoga 910s impressive screen because of the trim bezel, which weve already waxed lyrical about the laptop, can squeeze a 14 inch screen into typical 13 inch real estate. This lenovo is almost identical in width to the smaller screen apple macbook air. It just happens to be taller, given that thicker bezel arrangement at the bottom, this size of the laptop, is perfect to cart around and use when on the go or pop on a desk and use as your household laptop too beyond the scale lenovo hasnt scrimped.

In terms of resolution in the yoga 910, even at its entry level for the uk market, it comes with a 4k panel, 3840x 2160 pixels elsewhere in the world, theres a full hd, 1920 x, 1080 pixels model theres an eye watering amount of detail on display. Weve noticed the difference compared to our usual macbook air, with photos displaying that additional fidelity where available. However, such ultra high resolution might see you need to adjust icon sizes within windows, otherwise things can look tiny across the desktop and it makes using the touchscreen a little bit fiddlier but its easy to adjust as you please. Brightness is ample and can auto adjust, or you can tweak the levels using the shortcut hotkeys, sometimes when at supposed maximum brightness. However, the system will suddenly kick in an additional notch of brightness, rather than it seemingly being available via manual selection, which is strange, reflections arent to excess, but the screen is glossier than our day to day air, given the yoga 910 is fairly slim, its keys dont Have a huge degree of travel, but we found it sufficient and comfortable with a crisp action. The way the keys sit in a sunken tray and the backlight kicks in when its dark is in line with other high end laptops with full size keys. The only downside is the small scale shift keys. The trackpad is a responsive experience too, but can misbehave from time to time. Its setup is unusual.

In the laptop world, it split down the middle from left to right, with each portion of the pad, acting as a traditional left right click on a mouse. So too often, we would end up with pop up menus on the screen, rather than clicking through its ultra responsive for tracking too so navigating around the screen is fast and effective, however, sometimes mean the deftus touch will act as a click when not desired. Until you get used to it, this ultra responsiveness might be initially irritating once you are used to it. However, going back to another trackpad will feel unresponsive by comparison. One other addition that youll notice on the yoga 910 is a secondary sunken pad beneath the right arrow key. Herein lies the fingerprint scanner for use with windows, hello for rapid login, its a great idea with the potential to expand deeper into secure payments and beyond. Not an essential but a nice to have that lacks on much of the competition. Now the yoga 910 comes in various forms, with varying degrees of power available that ranges from the 1200 pounds. Entry level 4k model with an intel core i5 and 8 gigabytes ram through to an intel core i7, with 16 gigabytes ram and a 512 gigabytes ssd for 1749 pounds. Weve got the maximum settings model on review, which might well be lenovos way to show off just how much a slender laptop can do, but it also shows off just how flawed this concept is because of the yoga 910s design.

It cant dissipate heat particularly well and, given the high end 7500 cpu, that means the fan kicks in at the drop of a hat, and that fan noise is irksome. Weve been to audio labs before we know that laptop makers test laptops and anechoic chambers to get a sense of how their fans sound its almost as though lenovo bypassed that stage with the 910, as with one edge browser window open, the fan will kick in under Little pressure, sync bluetooth with nothing else running and even when rested on its side, so the hottest area wont be touching the material and therefore letting air best reach in and out of the unit that fan noise is relentless, were in discussion with lenovo and awaiting a Second model for review, because the earlier yoga 900 model didnt pose such issues. For us, it could well be a glitch in this particular model. Something a second sample and review update will address shortly, but we suspect its simply that the highest end processor option is too much for this design form. Our advice, therefore, would be to look for the so called lower power intel core i5 model, because, frankly, theres still plenty of power on offer there and as no models offer discrete graphics the gap between one model and the next is unlikely to make a huge difference. For most day to day tasks, unless youre always crunching through batches of big images or video, for example, with so much power under the hood and the 4k panel to render the battery life in a slim laptop is always going to take a hit.

Even lenovo thinks the 4k option will deliver a third less life per charge than the full hd model which you cant buy in the uk. So forget about that. Even with the fan whirring away, weve not found battery life to be that bad. A bit of browsing word, processing and some music playing saw a full charge dipped to 35 charge over around seven hours. We would expect eight hours of use per charge to be reasonable, which is better than say a surface pro 4 or similar to look at the lenovo. Yoga 910 is an absolute triumph that trim bezel.

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