We recently attended a Lenovo event in San Francisco where the company debuted a pair of new devices.
One is the latest in Lenovo's line of Yoga laptops, the Yoga 900. (If you need a refresher on Lenovo's product nomenclature, here you go. Hint: "900" means high end.) The other is the Lenovo yoga Home 900, a 27-inch tabletop PC.
Lenovo Yoga 900
The 13.3-inch Yoga 900 has a 13.3-inch display with a resolution of 3200 x 1800, and an Intel Core i7-6500U (Skylake) CPU runs the show. In such a slim and small device, Lenovo packed in 16 GB of RAM and a 256 GB or 512 GB SSD. The laptop sports Lenovo's complex "watchband" hinge, as well.
And of course, being a Yoga device, it offers multimode (clamshell, tent, stand, tablet) use.
Lenovo Yoga Home 900
Although the Yoga 900 has a clear place and purpose in Lenovo's product stack (and in the industry in general), the enormous 27-inch tabletop Yoga Home 900 is something of a great big odd duck.
It's not that a lay-flat tabletop PC makes no sense -- it's not hard to imagine some use cases for such a device -- but the Yoga Home 900 has some issues. It's expensive, for one thing (at $1,550), although you can flip it upright and use it as an AIO, which adds a great deal of value. But as Chris Schodt noted in the video above, there are some display issues, and the touch interface is glitchy. Whether that's because of the immature apps or a problem with the display itself remains to be seen.
On the other hand, playing an interactive game of "Life" with friends or family looks like a lot of fun.
For more details, have a look at our full writeup from the event.