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Lenovo Yoga 900 will be world's thinnest Intel Core ix convertible with Skylake

Lenovo Yoga 900 will be world's thinnest Intel Core ix convertible with Skylake
Lenovo Yoga 900 will be world's thinnest Intel Core ix convertible with Skylake
The 13.3-inch QHD+ notebook is available now for $1199 with 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, and Core i7-6500U CPU.

There's a reason why the Lenovo Yoga is one of the more popular convertible notebooks currently available. The manufacturer has successfully improved its design and durability with each iteration to the point where the Yoga is always a step or two ahead of other notebooks with similar 360-degree hinges. The Yoga 3 Pro, for example, is amazingly lightweight while preserving build quality.

The new Yoga 900 succeeds the Yoga 3 Pro with its inclusion of Skylake. Interestingly, the notebook will be thicker (14.9 mm vs. 12.8 mm) and heavier (1.27 kg vs. 1.21 kg) than the Yoga 3 Pro. Reasons may include its denser internal battery pack and 30 percent more efficient cooling as a way to combat the performance throttling we found on the Yoga 3 Pro. The watchband hinge also makes a return, though this time with a smoother rotation for easier handling. Other improved features are its larger trackpad and new F-key functions. Note that the system will not use DDR4 despite the move to Intel's latest generation of CPUs.

  • 13.3-inch QHD+ (3200 x 1800) IPS display
  • 10-point multi-touch
  • Intel Core i7-6500U/i5-6200U
  • 8/16 GB LPDDR3L
  • 256/512 GB
  • Stereo speakers w/ Dolby DS 1.0

The Yoga 900 will be available starting today for $1199 up to $1499 in Clementine, Orange, Silver, and Gold colors.

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Allen Ngo, 2015-10-18 (Update: 2015-10-18)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.