IFA 2016 | Lenovo Yoga 910: Convertible-flagship with Kaby Lake, unibody-chassis und bezel-less display
Shortly before IFA begins, Lenovo has announced their new product-portfolio for the upcoming holiday season. One of the new products announced is the high-end convertible Lenovo Yoga 910, which no doubt can be seen as one of the most important consumer-PC products Lenovo launches this fall. Its also the first PC from Lenovo with Intels new 7th Generation of Core i CPUs (Kaby Lake) inside.
With the newest version of the popular Yoga notebook-series, it seems Lenovo is hellbent not loosing all the attention to Dells XPS line yet again. After all, Dell achieved a certain level of domination in the consumer market, with their bezel-less InfinityEdge displays. To counter this, Lenovo changed the display-size of the Yoga 910 compared to last years Yoga 900. Instead of a 13,3" screen, the Yoga 910 has a 13,9" screen. Since it retains the basic footprint of it predecessor, the display is nearly bezel-less now on the sides and the top, just like the Dell XPS 13.
The display has not only changed in size, its resolution is also different. Where the Yoga 900 offered a 3K (3200 x 1800) panel, the Yoga 910 now has a 4K panel (3840 x 2160). Also new is the option for a lower-res FHD (1920 x 1080) panel, which likely is being offered to give very mobile users the option for a much better battery performance. Lenovo says the Yoga 910 with 4K will last 10,5 hours, while an FHD equipped model is supposed to last 15,5 hours.
Lenovo completely redesigned the chassis of the Yoga 910. It is now completely made out of Aluminum, and according to Lenovo, is constructed as a unibody-type chassis. This might benefit the overall stability, its drawback however is a slightly higher weight (1.38 kg). It seems one of the only parts that stayed the same as in the Yoga 900 is the iconic watchband hinge, which was first introduced with the Yoga 3 Pro in 2014.
Also completely changed are the connection-options. Lenovo now heavily relies on the two USB type C ports, which are used for charging and display-connections. At least Lenovo still offers one USB type A port for legacy accessories. The last noteworthy change we want to mention here is the fingerprint-reader. This is the first time Lenovo uses a fingerprint-reader on a consumer-focused Yoga device, before they were more or less exclusive to Lenovos ThinkPad-line of business notebooks.
The specifications of the Yoga 910:
- Bezel-less 13,9" 4K (3840 x 2160) IPS / FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Display
- Kaby Lake Core i7 CPUs
- Intel HD 620 GPU
- Up to 16 GB RAM, up to 1 TB PCIe SSD storage
- 1x USB 2.0 Type C (Charging), 1x USB 3.0 Type C (Display-Out), 1x USB 3.0 Type A, Audio-Combo-Port, SD-Cardreader
- WLAN 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1
- 720p Webcam, Microphon, touch fingerprint-reader for Windows Hello
- Up to 10,5 h battery life (4K) / 15,5 h (FHD)
- 2x JBL speakers, Dolby Audio
- Starting at 1.38 kg, 323 x 224.5 x 14.3 mm
- Special features: Aluminum Unibody-Chassis, Watchband-hinge, Backlit-Keyboard
The Lenovo Yoga 910 is supposed to be available in October, in Europe it will start at 1,499 Euro (inkl. VAT). It will be available in three colors, Platinum Silver, Gunmetal (dark grey) and Champagne Gold.