Lenovo Yoga 920 review

The Lenovo Yoga 920 would be the direct sequel to Lenovo’s Yoga 910 convertible laptop. Before every single Windows Pc business was producing 2-in-1 computer systems, it was Lenovo’s line of 360-degree hinged laptops that Dell 9570 Netzteil/Dell XPS 15 Netzteil pioneered the kind factor, which combines a laptop style with some tablet functionality.

Lenovo’s hinge style for the Yoga laptops has come to be its signature, like the oddly placed camera on a Dell XPS 13, or the Touch Bar on a MacBook Pro. It is maybe among by far the most robust and special laptop hinges in use. It reminds me of a metallic mesh watch band (my favorite), but 4X20M26272/4X20M26272 USB C Netzteil the style not just permits the screen to flip totally behind the keyboard, in addition, it hides the computer’s ventilation program.

Design

The Yoga 920 is 1 suave-looking 2-in-1, with its all-aluminum chassis, slim sloping slides and appealing watchband-style hinge that Bose Soundtouch II Akku allows you to bend the lid back into tablet, tent or stand modes. As around the Yoga 910, there’s an incredibly thin bezel about the show, but fortunately, on the Yoga 920, the webcam is located above the screen, not under it.

Display

The Yoga 920’s 13.9-inch IPS show is really a pleasure to look at, what with its 5mm bezels on the tops and sides and its solid viewing angles. The almost inch-thick bezel along the bottom of your screen, a holdover from the Yoga 910, a nonetheless a bit of a bummer. The good news is that lenovo adlx65ccge2a Lenovo has moved the Yoga 920’s 720p webcam from the thicker bottom bezel, where it sat around the older 910 model, to a additional conventional position above the display, a modify that Skype customers ought to appreciate.

The Yoga 920’s backlit keyboard feels solid and responsive, with this year’s model boasting a fix for any design snafu on the Yoga 910: a diminutive right-side Shift key, which has now been restored to its normal size. (The 4 nearby arrow keys, which gobbled up additional keyboard true estate around the 910, have ceded space back towards the Shift important.)

One of our complaints concerning the predecessor Yoga 910 was the rather poor port selection compared to its immediate competitors. When the Yoga 920 does not improve upon the number of physical ports, Lenovo at the very least has elected to replace the two USB Type-C ports (one of them truly only supported USB two.0 speeds) with dual Thunderbolt three ports. The two ports not surprisingly help DisplayPort at the same time, but Samsung U28D590D UN19F4000/U28D590D Netzteil most customers will have to buy adapters to hook as much as their current hardware, as you’ll find no designated video outs. When charging, certainly one of the ports is occupied by the power adapter, so for dwelling operation, a dock may be a desirable alternative. Note that the convertible lacks a card reader at the same time, so users wanting to appear at their trip images will need to buy a appropriate external reader.

The Yoga 910 had its camera under the display inside the reduce bezel – a lot like the XPS 13 – which cause less-than-flattering views although video conferencing. Lenovo sourced a unique camera module and placed it inside the conventional position up top rated – and did so without needing to widen the bezel at all. Note that the image excellent will not be fantastic with higher amounts of noise even inside a comparatively well-lit environment. Nevertheless, most will appreciate the new camera place, even when the image high-quality is far from excellent.

It’s a little cost to spend, even so, for such a good-looking 2-in-1. The hinges along the back with the Yoga 920 are also eye-catching ¡§C we’ve fluctuated involving thinking they’re fashionable and getting them a little gaudy. There is no doubting the strength and Microsoft Surface 3/G3HTA007H/G3HTA003H construct quality of the hinge although, that is vital for any convertible laptop as that hinge is probably to determine plenty of action as you flip the screen orientation, so you do not want it to be a point of failure.

Lenovo has managed to address at least one of these points thanks to the thinness of the design ¡§C even with all the screen flipped all the way back this really is nevertheless a thin device, though not really as slim as common tablets. That keyboard back remains, and hp spare 741523 005/005 Dock HP Akku while it doesn’t really feel that good (in comparison with the smooth, flat back of a standard tablet), it’s at the very least clever sufficient to turn off the buttons, so they do not interfere when in tablet mode.

The 920 has a minimal port assortment. You will not find a direct video output like HDMI or an SD card slot, for example. Nevertheless, the system now has two Thunderbolt three USB-C ports which can energy the laptop and support up to two high-resolution external displays, information transfers at as much as 40Gbps and fast charging. There is also a headphone/mic combo jack and hp spare 741523 005/005 Dock HP Akku one typical USB three.0 port, the latter of which supports always-on charging so it is possible to preserve your telephone or tablet juiced up even when the pc is off.

Luckily, Lenovo bucks this trend, and contains the Active Pen stylus as element of the Lenovo Yoga 920’s package. This battery-powered stylus has a pleasing design along with the Yoga 920 responds effectively to it due to its screen having the ability to detect 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity. Light presses and really hard presses are registered accurately in the art apps we tried, as well as the laptop kept up with even one of the most frantic scribbles.

The touchscreen with its narrow bezel supports 10-finger inputs and works pretty well even in the edges along with the corners. Inputs are translated immediately and precisely, even though we after once more would prefer a slightly stiffer hinge to reduce wobbles for the duration of operation. The Yoga 920 now also includes active pen help, which is a initial inside the series. The Active Pen 2, as Lenovo calls their stylus, recognizes as much as 4096 levels of stress and L850D-100 Akku/Toshiba Satellite L850D-100 Akku tends to make the convertible that a lot more useful. The leading and bottom barrel buttons could be configured utilizing the Wacom Pen application; the leading button – which is initially used to pair the pen – calls for employing the Pen & Windows Ink app. The pen is often a pleasure to use and we found it equally suited to taking notes as well as as drawing and sketching. Included using the pen can be a little holder which plugs into the USB three.0 port around the appropriate. Note that the Yoga 920 doesn’t employ Lenovo’s own Lift’n Lock feature like the ThinkPad Yogas, so clicking various keys along with the touchpad is unavoidable when handling the convertible. Inputs are not surprisingly disabled when the lid is flipped about.

The Lenovo Yoga 920 isn’t an incredibly noisy method. During idle and simple tasks like word processing, the method remains inaudible at just a couple dB above ambient; average (3DMark06) as well as high loads (Prime95 + Furmark) bump the fan noise to a maximum of only 34 dB. Most competitors are louder, so HP 14-r104TU Netzteil/HP 14-r104TX Netzteil the convertible is well-suited for quiet environments. Even in the course of the stress test, we never found the fan noise to become overly annoying. The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 with Intel Core i7-7Y75 remains uncontested, as it is is passively-cooled and hence absolutely noiseless.

During idle, the Yoga 920 stays remarkably cool with almost flat temperatures across the chassis thanks to the aluminum construction. Even at maximum load, the convertible doesn’t exceed 41 degrees around the bottom left and proper, so it’s nevertheless possible to work with the Yoga inside the lap without having major discomfort. Keyboard temps within the middle are a bit higher at 44 C, but Lenovo Z460 Akku/Lenovo 0914 38U Akku the palm rests remain comparatively cool at about 32 C, so sweaty palms are rarely an issue unless the program is subjected to unrealistic loads for extended periods of time.

Windows Hello can work nicely with a fingerprint sensor, which the Yoga 920 has. Unfortunately, AirPort 802.11n Netzteil it really is not the fastest sensor I’ve applied. There is certainly a brief pause just before it seems like the Yoga realized my finger was even on the sensor. When compared with the Touch ID program on Apple’s MacBook Pro, the Yoga’s fingerprint sensor is noticeably slower. The facial recognition implementation of Windows Hello has also been faster on other laptops, in my experience.

Lenovo’s quad-core, Kaby Lake Refresh-powered Yoga 920 cuts a fine figure as it chews up laptop performance benchmarks, although Microsoft MS011301 Akku its long-range Cortana microphones, pen support and on-board Dolby Atmos sweeten an already enticing package. That said, we can think of at least one competing 2-in-1-namely, the HP Spectre x360-that we believe is a better value.

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