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Lenovo's upcoming Yoga 920 laptop has its specs leaked before IFA debut

The Yoga 920 is physically similar to its predecessor, pictured here, but with some slight changes. (Source: Lenovo)
The Yoga 920 is physically similar to its predecessor, pictured here, but with some slight changes. (Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo is expected to announce the Yoga 920 at IFA in a few weeks, but an FCC filing has divulged details about the notebook's design and specifications. The main takeaways from the leak are a move to Coffee Lake processors and small yet welcome changes to the keyboard and webcam.

Specs leaks are pretty much inevitable in today's hyper-connected world. The latest product to have its guts metaphorically spilled is the Lenovo Yoga 920 2-in-1 notebook. Slated to debut at IFA in Berlin in a couple of weeks, the laptop's internals have already been documented in an FCC filing, and include the following:

  • 13.9-inch 4K touch display
  • Intel Core i5-8250U quad-core 1.8 GHz processor / Intel Core i7-8550U quad-core 1.6 GHz processor
  • 8, 12, or 16 GB of DDR4 RAM
  • M.2 PCIe x4 SSD with storage options ranging from 256 GB to 1 TB
  • 1 USB-A and 2 USB-C ports (including one charge-capable port)

As you may have noticed by the "8" in each processor's name, the Yoga 920 is running on Intel Coffee Lake instead of Kaby Lake. Intel itself promises an up to 30% performance improvement over Kaby Lake mobile U-designated processors, as well as increased power efficiency. The Coffee Lake upgrade is one of the main differences between the Yoga 920 and last year's Yoga 910.

Another set of differences between the two laptops is in the size and shape of the right shift and enter keyboard keys. On the Yoga 910, the right shift key had the same dimensions as the adjacent up arrow key, leading to constant wrong clicks and much frustration. The enter key did not have that problem; rather, it was just ridiculously oversized. On the Yoga 920, it's slightly smaller than the right shift key beneath it. The two changes make for a more uniform and aesthetically-pleasing keyboard.

The webcam on the Yoga 910 was located in a very unflattering (for the user) position: on the display's bottom bezel. The Yoga 920 places it back where webcams belong, on top of the screen. Goodbye, and good riddance, chin-tastic video chat sessions.

Speaking of displays, the Yoga 920's screen welcomes back its predecessor's thin-bezel design. The top and side portions of the display are surrounded by a narrow border. Unfortunately, the bottom bezel is still massive and breaks the illusion of an edge-to-edge display.

Because this is not just a laptop but one that also turns into a tablet, Lenovo has included active pen support. The Yoga 920 comes with a new version of its predecessor's stylus, called the Active Pen 2. It supports 4,096 level of pressure sensitivity, which allows for a more natural feel when sliding the pen across the screen, and has three buttons that can be configured independently.

As noted by MSPoweruser, which first spotted the FCC filing, the Lenovo Yoga 920 should cost about $1300. That price is not official, however. With IFA just over a month away, we should find out if the price is accurate soon enough.

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John Garcia, 2017-07-21 (Update: 2017-07-22)
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