With all of the new Skylake-equipped laptops, tablets, and desktops being released by every manufacturer under the sun lately, it would be surprising indeed if Lenovo didn’t have a next-generation computing solution of its own. And sure enough, it does, along with an upgrade on some older hardware. They’re both part of the Yoga 900 series and they’re both singular systems with conversion options, but one is that bit more portable than the other.The Yoga 900 notebook is, like many of the laptops of today, a convertible, which means with a little bit of folding, it can become a tablet. This is possible thanks to an innovative hinge system which allows for greater flexibility and structural integrity, and that also facilitates the aforementioned folding.
At its thickest point, the laptop is just 14.9mm deep.
Hidden within are the latest generation of Skylake CPUs, with options all the way up to the powerhouse i7s and as much as 16GB of RAM if required. Storage options are SSD only, but come in 256GB or 512GB flavors.
Thanks to innovations in the construction of the laptop, Lenovo is reporting that it has upwards of 50 percent greater battery density, so it should go harder for longer, and with 30 percent better thermal dynamics, the device shouldn’t get as warm as previous generations either.
Regardless of internal hardware choice, the 13.3 inch laptop sports an impressive 3,200 x 1,400 resolution multi-touch display and comes in several color options too, including Gold, Silver, and Orange.
Pricing starts at $1,200 and ranges up to $1,500. The Yoga 900 will be available starting October 19.
The other arm of the new Yoga line is the Home 900. Designed as an all-in-one system that is just as comfortable as a desktop as it is a tablet, it has a similarly versatile hinge as its notebook cousin. Like its predecessor the Horizon, it also comes with a touch-based Aura 3.0 interface with a number of new applications to delight new buyers.
Internally, it isn’t quite cutting edge, but does have a 5th-generation Core i7 CPU for high-performance and this is twinned with an optional Nvidia Geforce GT940 GPU for added 3D processing if required. There are no options for memory or storage, though it comes with a reasonable 8GB of DDR3 and a 256GB SSD.
The Home 900 also comes with Windows 10, though due to the added power requirements, its battery only lasts up to three hours, so taking it out and about with you will be more of an emergency/afterthought than a regular practice.
Recommend pricing puts it at $1,550, though we’re told Best Buy will list it at $1,500, with availability beginning at the end of October.