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Lenovo Yoga 910 review: Hands-on with the super slim hybrid

Katharine Byrne
31 Aug 2016
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Fancy something a little bigger than the Yoga Book? We go hands-on with Lenovo's latest flagship, the Yoga 910

It doesn't seem five minutes since the Yoga 900 and its trimmed-down sibling the Yoga 900S came out, but Lenovo's already lined up its latest successor, the Yoga 910. It's certainly stunning, with its 13.9in edgeless IPS display taking centre stage. Lenovo claims this can offer 10% more screen real estate compared to outgoing Yoga 900.

With its 5mm bezels, it's not too dissimilar from the InfinityEdge Display you'll find on Dell's XPS 13. However, it's the Yoga 910 that holds the trump card here, as it will be available in both Full HD and 3,840 x 2,160-resolution models. This gives the 4K model a pixel density of 317ppi, much higher than on the XPS13's ultra-high-resolution display, which only comes in at 276ppi. Throw in a fancy 360-degree watchband hinge and tablet functionality, and Lenovo's brand-new hybrid starts painting a pretty attractive picture compared to Dell's rather more traditional ultraportable.

It’s also earned the rather specific achievement of being the world's thinnest Intel Core i-based convertible, since Acer's new Swift 7 laptop has already laid claim to being the world's first laptop to measure less than 10mm thick. The Yoga 910 isn't quite as svelte, but at 14.3mm, it's still pretty slender.

What's more, it weighs only 1.38kg, so it shouldn't be too much of a weight in your bag when you're out and about. You do have to compromise on ports, though: all you get is a USB Type-C port and a single USB 3 port.

Still, when you've got up to a seventh-generation Intel Core i7 processor onboard, as well as up to 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of SSD storage, a lack of ports probably won't be a huge concern. You also get a pair of JBL-branded speakers with Dolby Audio Premium support, plus a fingerprint reader for extra security.

Much like Lenovo's other Yoga hybrids, the 910's keyboard doesn't have a huge amount of travel. However, the keys still felt pretty comfortable to type on during my hands-on time with the device, and the large touchpad worked like a dream. If anything, the touchpad was perhaps a little too responsive, but at least it makes a pleasant change from some other, rather more fiddly Lenovo touchpads I've used in the past. 

Lenovo's hoping the Yoga 910's battery life will be able to go the distance as well, quoting up to ten-and-a-half hours for the Ultra HD version and up to 15-and-a-half hours for the Full HD version. That sounds pretty impressive, but we'll have to wait and see how it fares in our tests once we get one in for review.

Due to arrive this October with prices starting at £1,099, the Yoga 910 isn't exactly cheap, but that's the price you pay for such a gorgeous design and high-powered specs. As always, we'll be putting the Yoga 910 through its paces as soon as review samples are available, so check back soon to see how it measures up to Dell's ultimate ultraportable.

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