The Yoga series is the company, Lenovo’s convertible notebook line. Which consists of 2 tiers, the top tier Yoga 700 and the mid-grade Yoga 900. We will be reviewing the Lenovo Yoga 920 in this write-up. As it is the most premium convertible in the line and worth the price of $1,329. The Lenovo Yoga 920 is a fabulous device featuring the latest Intel 8th generation “Cofee Lake” quad-core processor, making it the first time the company is offering a quad-core processor in the Yoga 900 or 700 series notebook. Our benchmarks show the Core i7-8550U processor in our reviewed unit, this offers significant performance advantages over previous generation Intel chips.
The Lenovo Yoga 920 and earlier model Lenovo Yoga 720 are quite similar in size and weight with the only difference being the design, however, the Yoga 920 has Lenovo’s iconic watchband-style hinge and has an overall elegant look.It also possesses a more powerful battery than the Yoga 720.
The Yoga 720 was sold for about $1,299 on Lenovo’s website when equipped with a 1080p display, an Intel Core i7-8550U processor, 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD. With the same specs, the Yoga 920 was sold for $1,549. That’s barely a difference for most of us.
Here are the device’s specifications;
Display: 13.9 inches
Screen Resolution: (1920*1080 IPS panel, Glossy surface, 10 PTS) – Standard Model
(3,840 x 2,160, 4K Display) – Higher model(s)
Dimensions: 12.7 x 8.8 x 0.5 inches
OS: Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Processors: Intel Core i7-8550U quad-core processor (1.8GHz – 4GHz Turbo Boost, 8MB Cache, 15 Watt TDP)
GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Storage: 8GB DDR4-2400 Dual Channel RAM (Nonupgradeable), 256GB SSD (Samsung MZVLW256HEHP-000L2)
Connectivity: Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4A 802.11ac WNA, Bluetooth 4.1
Battery: 4-Cell 70 watt-hours li-cylindrical battery
Weight: 3.02 pounds
Digital smartpen included
Price: Starting from $1,329 – $1,450
The Lenovo Yoga 920 focuses more on design and build quality, this convertible is designed to look beautiful, it is available in three colors; bronze, silver and dark graphite. The color extends all the way around the notebook down to the bottom panel.
It has a metal body and an exceptionally solid feel without a hint or flexes anywhere. The lid is stiff and can’t be opened one-handed, that’s one area where Lenovo missed the mark. The intricate watchband-style hinge, a staple of Lenovo’s high-cost Yoga notebooks for some time now is too stiff to be opened single-handedly. But the hinge serves very well for turning the Yoga 920 into a tablet.
The Yoga 920 is so thin with a depth of 8.8 inches and an extra slim display bezel. Its webcam is positioned at the top of the screen with a resolution of 720p.
The Lenovo Yoga 920 has two Thunderbolt 3 ports (Type-C USB connectors) and the Headphone/Microphone combination jack at the left edge. This notebook’s power adapter connects to one of the Thunderbolt 3 ports; of which both can be used for that purpose. The power button and the sole remaining port, a traditional Type-A USB 3.0 is found at the right side of the notebook.
The quite interesting feature on the Yoga 920 for me was the Digital Smart Pen which was included by Lenovo. The screen on the device offers up to 4,096 levels of sensitivity which makes it superb for art and design related work.
The Smartpen measures the same size with a regular ink pen, the metal exterior was cool to touch, although i wouldn’t have minded a surface with more grip at the front. The two thumb buttons up there are easy to find and differentiate by feel. However, the pen is powered by a single type AAAA battery which is replaceable by removing the rear cap.
The Yoga 920 speakers are located in the front corners of this notebook. Tuned by JBL, i wasn’t particularly impressed by the overall sound quality. The soundstage is believably full with little bass, the downside of the speakers is that they are projected downwards, which means the device needs to be placed on a hard, flat surface to properly amplify its sound. It is definitely good enough for watching movies and listening to music.