Lenovo Yoga 910 Review – The Ultrabook Gets Better

Before buying a laptop or desktop, make sure you know the fundamentals of computer shopping and the numerous common mistakes people can make. Now let’s see how the thin 2-in-1 Lenovo Yoga 910 manages.

Lenovo Yoga 910 – Unboxing

Lenovo Yoga 910 – First impressions

Popping the Yoga 910 out of the box, it felt a lot like it’s predecessor, the Yoga 900s (heck, even their packaging was nearly identical). It’s a sleek, metal-bodied laptop with a flashy watchband-style hinge that makes it look as much like a luxury device as anything else. My experience with the Yoga 900s was good, although soured by what seemed to be a lack of power for such an expensive device.

Lenovo Yoga 910 in a bent-over standing pose

Lenovo Yoga 910 standing up | Mark Knapp/The Cheat Sheet

Both the Yoga 910 and Yoga 900s are 2-in-1 slim laptops that can fold over backwards to stand in an “A” position for media consumption, or go further to function as a Windows tablet with a touchscreen and stylus support. The watchband hinge is surprisingly sturdy in the Yoga 910, as it was in the 900s, and larger screen of the 910 makes for a slightly less portable but more functional machine.

The metal body felt great to the touch and looked equally good (though is definitely the kind you need to be careful not to scratch or touch with greasy fingers). The inclusion of a fingerprint reader is a nice touch, as more and more tech adds this feature to make signing in easy and secure (unless you’re a heavy sleeper and have a sneaky friend/child).

The computer’s I/O is also sufficient for a machine of it’s type. Charging through a USB Type-C connector is welcome when there are still other ports available. The second USB 3.0 Type-C connector will be handy for those who need to make connections to other hardware while simultaneously charging, and a USB 3.0 Type-A connector means all older USB devices are ready for use as well. The only real downside about the Type-C charging port is the increased risk of bending the cord, but we all should be plenty careful with a $1000+ laptop anyway.

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