The Lenovo Yoga 920 is an evolution of a familiar design
Lenovo today announced the Yoga 920, the latest version of its 2-in-1 device that promises versatility and performance.
Starting from the original Yoga 3 Pro, Lenovo has made iterative upgrades with each successive model. For instance, the Yoga 900 tweaked the watchband hinge to address issues with flexing and screen discoloration that the Yoga 3 Pro had when it was folded over to be used in tablet mode.
The Yoga 910 was also slightly slimmer than the Yoga 900, and the new Yoga 920 continues this trend. It is ever so slightly thinner than its predecessor – 13.95mm versus 14.3mm – but weighs almost the same at 1.37kg.
In addition, the bezels are thinner than before, and Lenovo says it juggled the internal components around to enable the thin 5mm vertical bezels.
It is also equipped with the latest quad-core 8th-generation Intel processors, which are actually still based on the same Kaby Lake architecture as the 7th-generation chips.
Here’s an overview of its specifications:
- 13.9-inch 3,840 x 2,160-pixel IPS touchscreen display
- Intel Core i7-8550U processor (1.8GHz, 8MB L3 cache)
- 16GB of DDR4 RAM
- 1TB SATA SSD
- 323 x 223.5 x 13.95mm
- Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
These represent the best hardware you can get with the Yoga 920, but Lenovo will also have more modest configurations available with less RAM and storage and a 1080p panel.
Another key upgrade from the previous generation model is the presence of two USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports, one of which doubles as the charging port. This effectively allows you to daisy chain up to six compatible devices through a single port.
You also get a single USB 3.0 Type-A port for things like external hard drives or card readers, so you won’t have to fumble for an adapter.
The Yoga 920 also supports Lenovo’s new optional Active Pen 2 , so you can effortlessly sketch or take notes. Supporting Windows 10 inking functions, Active Pen 2 achieves excellent usability through 4,096 levels of pen sensitivity. Besides the new smart pen functionality, the Yoga 920 now has the ability to recognize voice commands through Cortana up to 4 meters away, even on standby mode! This means you can get Cortana to play a more active roll in being your personal assistant like checking weather and traffic while making breakfast, filling up your grocery list as you check the fridge for supplies, take notes, send a short email and much more - all without having to interact with your notebook physically.
Finally, the company is claiming up to 10.8 hours of battery life on the UHD model, and 15.5 hours on the FHD mode. That sounds decent on paper, but we’ll have to wait till we get a review unit to test it out for ourselves.
The Yoga 920 will be available in Platinum, Bronze, or Copper. However, there’s no word on price or availability yet, but we’ll update as soon as we know more. There are also limited edition Gorilla Glass back cover designs (as seen in the video below), including a Star Wars special edition Yoga 920 with Rebel Alliance or Galactic Empire motif. Again, no word on availability or price at this point of time.
Meanwhile, you can get a sneak peek of it at Lenovo's Citizen of TMRW pop-up store experience set up at Marina Square's atrium until the 3rd September 2017:-
Lenovo also hopes consumers can play a part in evolving the future device of their needs and to that extent, you can unleash your creativity by sketching what your future device should look and function like to stand a chance to win some prizes. Furthermore, the pop-up store is an excellent alternative place to shop for your Lenovo notebooks with friendly and knowledgeable assistants to help with any queries you might have.