A brief review of Lenovo YOGA 920

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Lenovo is back with one of its most attractive laptops to date, the YOGA 920. This model is slim, lightweight, with a design nearing luxury. The YOGA 920 isn’t just a pretty face, though, as Lenovo has packed some of the latest and greatest Intel hardware into this flexible notebook. How does it compare to other ultrabooks? Read on to find out!

Hardware

The YOGA 920 is an impressive laptop straight out of the box. This model definitely falls into the ultrabook category and can be comfortably held with one hand. The all-metal body has a luxurious feel, while the bronze color in particular offers a striking shade atypical among laptops. The lid and underside have a slightly textured matte finish, while the edges are sharply angled with a shiny brushed metal look.

The inclusion of a watchband hinge automatically takes things to a new level, enabling users to fully open the laptop, position it at a “tent” angle, or even fold the display all the way back so that you’re left with a “tablet.” As in past Lenovo models with the watchband hinge, the display opens smoothly and can be positioned at any angle.

The laptop is very slim, particularly when the lid is open. As the image above shows, the side profile is barely wider than the width of the model’s USB-C charging cable connector. This slim size is joined by a light weight that makes the YOGA 920 a comfortable travel companion.

That slim profile also makes the tablet mode very comfortable. That’s great for someone who regularly reads in tablet mode or uses their laptop as a sketchbook. This is compared to chunkier laptops which are difficult or outright uncomfortable to use as a tablet.

Finally, as far as design goes, the keyboard is slightly recessed into the body; it features low-profile keys with just enough of an audible clicking sound to please finicky typists. The keyboard is very similar to the one found on the MacBook Air, the only big difference being the arrow keys.

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