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Lenovo Yoga 900 Laptop And 900 Home Tabletop PC (Video)

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.

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  • Baumy15
    Every time I hear lenovo anywhere I think of a company that have failed greatly. They use U series CPUs for the high end? Those things are shit they throttle too quickly when locked to slow speeds but when in "high performance" drain battery life to quickly and it doesn't help that the batteries they use are just shit.
    So far I've gone through 13 T440's because they just fail, plastic shell is to weak for a "work grade laptop", they get to hot, the hingesare to tight, well 6 of my 13 I've had have been because the hinges snapping out of the screen, 4 because of batteries exploding inside the laptop and 2 fans that died killing the CPU and 1 where half the keys fell off the keyboard after a few months use. Lenovo need to learn how to design a proper laptop ASAP and use quality materials none of this plastic shit that's used with all there laptops, jeez I can fully charge my iPhone 5 off my T440 but that's 70% of its battery gone. And what makes Lenovo laptops so expensive is it that fancy flashy red light that tells you if it's on or sleeping? Matte black plastic shell? Saying you spent $2000 on a laptop and it wasn't Apple? Well I'd rather get a MacBook any day over a Lenovo laptop: Also these are for school use by the way so they need to be reliable I can't even begin to count how much work I have lost because the laptop went flat and it couldn't recover any data.
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  • thundervore
    Wow, perhaps your doing something with the laptops you should not. For instance we have about 300 of these in our office along with the X240 and have only seen a small amount of issues relating to the laptop will not power on. No batteries exploding, only 2 hinge snapping because the user thought it was a tablet....SMH and the usual user eating over the keyboard and spilling coffee into it.

    IMO, the T440 is a good machine but now outclasses in style and ease to fix by the x1 Carbon 3rd gen
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  • boosted1g
    Sorry we are quite a few years off from a sub 1" thin ultrabook with anything resembling battery life and full Q series processors. You want to bring up superfish or other failures then all the power to you. but it is not Lenovo's failure because the technology does not exist. Show me an ultrabook or macbook of that size that has a Q series cpu. If you want a power hungry Q series then get a gaming laptop and enjoy your tether known as a power cord.

    As far as build quality I have not seen any Lenovo's that have consistent issues near like you are describing. Maybe someone put a Lenovo sticker over the Compaq logo on those laptops. Sounds like someone needs to be asking your users what they are doing to be so rough on the laptops. Or maybe you are just trolling.
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  • Baumy15
    16828686 said:
    Wow, perhaps your doing something with the laptops you should not. For instance we have about 300 of these in our office along with the X240 and have only seen a small amount of issues relating to the laptop will not power on. No batteries exploding, only 2 hinge snapping because the user thought it was a tablet....SMH and the usual user eating over the keyboard and spilling coffee into it.

    IMO, the T440 is a good machine but now outclasses in style and ease to fix by the x1 Carbon 3rd gen

    they are all second hand from Lenovo themselves and the school order about 50 a week for replacements
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