The Lenovo Yoga 920 gains on the company’s premium two-in-one ultraportable by combining active pen support
Lenovo Yoga 920Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, getting a couple of design refinements and throwing in an eighth-gen Intel Core i-series processor for excellent performance also very long battery life.
The base configuration begins around $1,300 (£1,350, AU$2,000), the pen holder blocks its single full-size USB port as well as this power button when the pen is stowed, also the overall design hasn’t altered much. At 3 pounds (1.4 kg) it’s weighty for its size.
The Lenovo Yoga 920 gets a handful of enhancements including added features including a pen-enabled display also eighth-gen Intel processors to get it one of the greatest premium two-in-ones you can find.
The Lenovo Yoga 920 retains everything we loved about its predecessor, the 910, and fixes almost everything we didn’t.
To be fair, there wasn’t much to like about the premium two-in-one, but the updated 920 tackles it’s few shortcomings while also throwing in Intel’s latest eighth-generation Core i-series processors that do deliver excellent performance while maintaining its battery life good and long.
The 920 currently begins at around $1,330, £1,350 in the UK
Lenovo Yoga 920-13IKB
Price reviewed $1,300
Display size/resolution 13.9-inch 1,920×1,080 touch display
PC CPU 1.8GHz Intel Core i7-8550U
PC Memory 8GB DDR4 SDRAM 2,400MHz
Graphics 128MB Intel UHD Graphics 620
Storage 256GB NVMe PCIe SSD
Networking 802.11ac Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 4.1
Operating system Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
The laptop’s thin size will let it fit into most bags.
Its those little things
From the super slim bezels around its display to that sturdy all-metal chassis to its watchband 360-degree hinge, this 920 looks plus feels like a premium laptop should. At 3 pounds (1.4 kg) it’s a tad heavy, although far from a burden plus pardonable considering, you are receiving a 13.9-inch screen in the same space as the typical 13.3-inch laptop. Plus at 1/2 inch thick (12.7 mm), it naturally slips into most bags.
Though the overall design is the same as the 910, there are some notable improvements. For instance, while Lenovo shifted the webcam position to beneath the screen (creating for a few inconvenient camera angles) to allow for the 910’s slim display bezels, it achieved to make the camera back at the top for the 920. There are further far-field mics so you can utilize Cortana, Microsoft’s digital assistant, from up to 13 feet (4 meters) away, even in standby mode.
Another minor change was done to the keyboard. On the 910, Lenovo had included a full-size set of arrow keys at the sacrifice of a full-size right-hand shift key. This time around Lenovo gives you half-height up and down arrows, but a full-size shift key. The feel of the backlit keyboard was already pretty good considering the system’s lightness. However, the shift key change results in fewer errors.
The keyboard has been refreshed since the previous Yoga 910.
The precision touchpad merely stays perfect. Fingers glide effortlessly over its smooth surface, and I never encountered any cursor jumps caused by a brush from my palm. There are multitouch gestures that are readily adapted to Windows’ settings, so you can turn off commands like pinch-to-zoom or three-finger swipes if you need. The fingerprint reader to the right of that touchpad lets you sign in instantly with Windows Hello.
The 920 has a minimum port assortment. You won’t discover a direct video output like HDMI or an SD card slot, for instance. But, the system now has 2 Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports that will power the laptop also support up to 2 high-resolution external displays, data transfers at up to 40Gbps even fast charging. There is a headphone/mic combo jack also one standard USB 3.0 port, the latter of which supports always-on charging so you can keep your phone or tablet juiced up even when the computer is off.