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By Kenny Yeo - 23 Jul 2017

Lenovo Yoga 910

Lenovo Yoga 910

The Yoga 910 is Lenovo's latest Yoga convertible notebook.

Lenovo was one of the first to embrace convertible devices and its Yoga convertible notebooks have won critical acclaim over the years. The Yoga 910 was first announced at IFA last year and it is the successor to the Yoga 900

There’s no mistaking that the Yoga 910 is a Lenovo device. On first impressions, the exquisite-looking watchband hinge screams out at you. It is also very thin and light, measuring 14.3mm thick and weighing 1.29kg - nearly identical to the Spectre x360. However, the Yoga 910 has a noticeably bigger footprint, no thanks to its humongous bottom bezel.

The Yoga 910's signature watchband hinge is really pretty, but doesn't actually really do much more than the Spectre x360's plainer-looking hinges.

The Yoga 910 comes with a 13.9-inch touchscreen display. Lenovo offers a 4K display as an option, but unfortunately this option won’t be made available locally. Instead, the Yoga 910 will only be available here with a Full-HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display. As a result, it doesn’t look quite as sharp as the Acer and ASUS notebooks, but at least its colors are brighter and more vivid than the HP’s. 

Like the Spectre x360, the Yoga 910 features Intel’s newest Kaby Lake processors. Users can choose between the Intel Core i5-7200U (2.5GHz, 3MB L3 cache) or the more powerful Intel Core i7-7500U (2.7GHz, 4MB L3 cache). Our unit has the latter, and it also comes with 16GB of DDR4 RAM and a large 1TB PCIe SSD. Graphics are handled by the processor’s integrated Intel HD Graphics 620 integrated GPU.

The Yoga 910's two USB Type-C ports do not support Thunderbolt 3. The one on the left supports USB 2.0 and charging, while the one on the right supports USB 3.0 and video output, but not charging.

On the connectivity front, the Yoga 910, like the rest of the notebooks, supports 802.11ac (up to 867Mbps) and Bluetooth 4.1. As for ports, there is a single full-size USB 3.0 port and two USB Type-C ports. The USB Type-C ports are a little odd, because one supports USB 2.0 and charging, while the other supports USB 3.0 and video output, but not charging. In any case, it is not quite as versatile as implementation of its rivals.

The keyboard is well-sized and tactile, but the position and size of the right "Shift" key is poor and frustrating. Note also the fingerprint reader to the right of the trackpad.

The Yoga 910 has a decent keyboard that isn’t as good as the one found on the Spectre x360, but it was pleasant enough for us to use for long periods. There is, however, one big problem with it and that is the right “Shift” key. It is oddly positioned and shrunk so that it can be positioned next to the up arrow. This made capitalizing letters incredibly frustrating. The glass trackpad, on the other hand, is accurate and responsive, and it is also the largest of the four notebooks. Also, the Yoga 910 was the only notebook here to have a fingerprint reader.

Overall, the Yoga 910 is a very solid convertible notebook with very competitive specifications and a sleek design. Though we would have very much preferred having the 4K display option, the standard Full-HD screen isn’t too shabby. Of greater concern to us were the strange implementation of the USB Type-C ports and the annoying position of the right “Shift” key.
 

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