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

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

Recent comments

Andreas Schleth on What is ISO on digital cameras? at 23:21
Marco Schirmer on Plantronics 6200 UC haben sich bewährt at 16:34
Volker Weber on Und was ist mit den alten Headsets? at 22:28
Ragnar Schierholz on Und was ist mit den alten Headsets? at 22:26
Thomas Traub on AutoSleep Tracking mit der Apple Watch at 21:43
Nina Wittich on Und was ist mit den alten Headsets? at 17:51
Volker Weber on Und was ist mit den alten Headsets? at 15:40
Mario Plötner on Und was ist mit den alten Headsets? at 13:23
Stanislaus Landeis on Empathy and innovation :: this is not your dad's Microsoft anymore at 13:13
Bernd Hofmann on Ausprobiert :: Eve Light Strip at 11:24
Ralf Pichler on Ausprobiert :: Eve Light Strip at 08:46
Axel Laemmert on AutoSleep Tracking mit der Apple Watch at 06:35
Volker Weber on ANC Headphones :: Beats vs Bose vs Microsoft vs Sony at 22:28
Hubert Stettner on The best thing you can do for your health: sleep well at 19:27
Christoph Rummel on ANC Headphones :: Beats vs Bose vs Microsoft vs Sony at 14:47
Volker Weber on Empathy and innovation :: this is not your dad's Microsoft anymore at 14:23
Peter Seidl on Empathy and innovation :: this is not your dad's Microsoft anymore at 12:49
Patrick Bohr on Jetzt auf meinem Sonos :: Das Radio der von Neil Young Getöteten at 11:47
Patrick Bohr on Dieses Schaubild ist die Quelle aller heutigen Apple-Gerüchte at 11:17
Reinhard Fellner on AutoSleep Tracking mit der Apple Watch at 10:21
Volker Weber on Empathy and innovation :: this is not your dad's Microsoft anymore at 10:20
Thomas Langel on udoq :: Es kommt auf das Netzteil an at 09:11
Volker Weber on Empathy and innovation :: this is not your dad's Microsoft anymore at 07:49
Michael Oehme on Empathy and innovation :: this is not your dad's Microsoft anymore at 07:48
Peter Seidl on Empathy and innovation :: this is not your dad's Microsoft anymore at 07:31

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  amazon

Local time is 00:15

visitors.gif

buy me coffee

Paypal vowe