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Lenovo Yoga 910 Review

The Yoga 910 is one of the best consumer laptops of 2016.

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chipchickpick1Lenovo has a great track record of listening to user feedback and taking it to heart. That’s just what has happened with every new generation of the Yoga, and the Yoga 910 exemplifies that. Lenovo has upped the ante for their latest Yoga with an all-metal unibody chassis complemented by a beautiful edge-to-edge screen.

The Yoga 910 measures .56″ (14.3 mm) thick and weighs only 3.04 pounds. Thanks to its new premium all-metal unibody design, the Yoga looks and feels more luxurious than ever. Fortunately, its signature watchband-like 360-degree hinge has remained, ensuring that the Yoga remains distinctive and elegant.

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The 13.9″ 4k display (the 1080p display is standard) on the Yoga is beautiful and bright with accurate colors that pop. If 13.9″ sounds unusual, that’s because it is. Because of the narrower bezels, Lenovo has managed to pack in a 13.9″ screen into the same area that a 13.3″ display would typically take up. The narrower bezels address one of our biggest gripes from previous Yoga models. Unfortunately, the webcam has been relegated to the bottom of the display as a result. This awkward placement is not very flattering for video chats — shadows can make it look like you have a double chin.

The trackpad had also been a sore point for us on previous models of the Yoga. Fortunately, the Yoga 910’s is responsive and easy to use, with just the right amount of traction. The backlit keyboard is ergonomic and comfortable to type on, too. The right-hand Shift key is smaller than it would typically be, but personally we don’t find that to be such a big deal. New to the design is also a built-in fingerprint reader with Windows Hello support for one-touch logins.

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When it comes to ports, the 910 packs in a USB 3.0 Type-C with video-out, a USB 2.0 Type-C with charging, a USB 3.0 with always-on charging, and a 3.5 mm audio port. Unfortunately, there is no HDMI port for video out, nor is there an SD card slot, but those issues can easily be rectified with a dongle or dock. When it comes to audio prowess, the built-in JBL speakers are solid for its form factor, but they lack punch.

When it comes to battery life, the Yoga 910 shines with over 10 hours of use when engaging in everyday tasks. Performance is also really good thanks to a 7th generation Intel Core i7-7500 processor and 16 GB of RAM. The system handles multitasking and everyday tasks with aplomb. When it comes to benchmarks, the system earned a Geekbench 4 multi-core score of 8094 and a PCMark 8 Home Conventional 3.0 Score of 2486.

Read on for the verdict…