Lenovo announces Yoga 900

by Volker Weber

ZZ4726DCD6

The Yoga 900 is this year's version of the Yoga 3 Pro. I am glad they are ditching the "Pro" moniker, because Pro is ThinkPad. Now comes in three colors and the hinge matches the body color. More importantly it runs on Core i Skylake CPUs instead of last year's Core M. Battery has been upped by 50% and the device isn't as thin and light as last year. That's a good change nevertheless.

Comments

Do you think that ultimately a hinge alone is a flawed design?

I am not saying the Yoga hinge is poor - far from it, it's likely the best there is.

More that I wonder if with MS allowing users to spin the display component on the new Surface Book - will Lenovo provide a similar capability in the future. Looking at MS Surface Book images it strikes me that the Lenovo hinge appears a much more workable solution than the MS hinge, in that it closes fully. Lenovo obviously have great engineering skill and I wonder if they will use that to challenge an MS product that is currently capturing headlines.

Ian Bradbury, 2015-10-20 11:50

I think the Yoga hinge is very well designed and opens up lots of options. But you can't the screen off. But that's not because of the hinge, but because there is no computer and no battery in the screen part.

Holding the Yoga as a tablet in your hand is very tiring. You can use it on your lap. But it misses a digitizer, so you cannot have a decent pen with the Yoga. The Surface Book on the other hand will not let you lay the display flat. The hinge only opens to the point that Microsoft is showing.

If I had to get either one and money would not be an issue, I'd probably take Surface Book.

Volker Weber, 2015-10-20 18:29

Recent comments

Volker Weber on Microsoft Tech Summit: Ab in die Wolke at 21:37
Florian Vogler on Microsoft Tech Summit: Ab in die Wolke at 20:35
Alan Lepofsky on Attending IBM think 2018 at 14:08
Andy Mell on Android Enterprise Recommended at 12:28
Martin Kautz on Om Malik :: The #1 reason Facebook won’t ever change at 11:27
Viktor Dexheimer on Ferrari Evolution at 05:18
Richard Moy on Om Malik :: The #1 reason Facebook won’t ever change at 22:06
Kristian Raue on Concept Zero :: Echo Dot auf Steckdose montieren at 22:01
Armin Grewe on Android Enterprise Recommended at 21:02
Jean-Marc Autexier on Android Enterprise Recommended at 20:49
Volker Weber on Quo vadis IBM Connections? at 20:41
Samuel Orsenne on Ferrari Evolution at 12:38
Volker Weber on Android Enterprise Recommended at 11:21
Kai Nehm on Android Enterprise Recommended at 11:16
Stephan Wissel on Android Enterprise Recommended at 10:57
Karl Heindel on Ferrari Evolution at 21:21
Thomas Langel on Ferrari Evolution at 14:23
Maik Endler on udoq :: Das Ding des Jahres at 13:51
Karl Heindel on Ferrari Evolution at 10:39
Sven Bühler on Ferrari Evolution at 23:53
Abdelkader Boui on Concept Zero :: Echo Dot auf Steckdose montieren at 18:37
Volker Weber on udoq :: Das Ding des Jahres at 17:17
Volker Weber on Concept Zero :: Echo Dot auf Steckdose montieren at 16:04
Dirk Stelloh on Concept Zero :: Echo Dot auf Steckdose montieren at 15:59
Markus Philippi on udoq :: Das Ding des Jahres at 21:47

Ceci n'est pas un blog

I explain difficult concepts in simple ways. For free, and for money. Clue procurement and bullshit detection.

vowe

Contact
Publications
Stuff that works
Amazon Wish List
Frequently Asked Questions

rss feed  twitter

Local time is 01:32

visitors.gif