Lenovo Yoga 910 Review — A beastly 3-in-1
Lenovo has made some powerful laptops in the past, especially with the Yoga series. That means that the Yoga 910 is no exception. How so? Let’s get into that.
First off the hardware is awesome. The sleek design and watchband hinge was something we were familiar with in the Yoga 900. The top of the Yoga is super minimal with a Lenovo logo on the bottom corner and the Yoga logo on the top taking the cake. It’s the same story with the bottom of the laptop as well. There are a couple speakers and nothing else. The sides hold a few key ports that we’re glad to see in a modern laptop. The left side holds a couple USB Type-C ports for both charging and data transfer. That means that the Yoga 910 is charged over USB Type-C which makes for faster charging. On the right side lies one USB 2.0 port and an audio jack, followed by a power button.
There are a lot of mixed feelings about the keyboard on the Yoga 910. Some don’t like it because it’s so flat, but I actually don’t mind it. It isn’t the most comfortable keyboard in the world but there’s definitely enough feedback to qualify as a good keyboard. It’s backlit as well, so even in the dark, you can get some work done if need be.
On the other hand, the touchpad is extremely nice. I don’t usually use touchpads even on laptops, but I don’t mind using this one. It tracks well and allows for fluid movement. Some trackpads are made out of materials that aren’t too nice to use, but this one is perfect.
There’s also a fingerprint sensor which I’ve come to rely on when logging into my computer. Every time I power the Yoga 910 on, I instinctively put my finger on the sensor, which is so nice to have. The sensor itself works really well, accurately reading my print 85% of the time. It’s positioned pretty well in the right corner.
The screen is a beautiful 4K display that comes in at 13.9” and a resolution of 3840×2160. While that isn’t exactly 4K, it’s close enough to where you can’t really tell a huge difference. The most important thing is that the display is crisp and clear. The display is also touch-enabled, which is why having a 360-degree hinge is important. You can easily flip the Yoga book over to watch any media you need to or turn it into the tablet for easy use. It’s the exact same concept as the Yoga 900, which is pretty cool. The only thing I’m not too fond of with the display is that when in laptop mode, the Camera is at the bottom of the screen. I realize this is for when the laptop is in tablet mode or standing up and you want to video chat, but it feels weird.
When it comes to performance, the Yoga is anything but capable. With 16GB RAM, up to 1TB SSD, and an i7 processor this computer can handle it all. I’ve even played some games like Rocket League on it and it was able to hold on for dear life while I put it through the ringer. While the graphics were on the lowest settings, that’s still pretty decent. So with that said, it’ll obviously have no problem handling other things you need it to like office work or even a little bit of photo editing. I was also able to edit all of our CES 2017 videos on this guy and it didn’t crash once.
The main issue I’ve had with the 910 is that when it’s working hard, as is the case when video editing or doing anything extremely power draining, the fans kick in. Now, this wouldn’t be an issue if the fans were quiet. The problem is that the fans are NOT quiet. I’ve shown the computer to a couple different people, reviewers, and general consumers. Whenever the fan kicks in, they’re surprised how loud it is. This computer is great, don’t get me wrong. I just wish the fan was a little quieter.
The fans don’t come on too often anyways, but during the incredible battery life of the 910, you’ll probably hear them every once in awhile. The Yoga 910 has a battery that’ll let you play and work for a long time. Theoretically, I should be able to get 10-hour video playback. That doesn’t seem inaccurate at all. Video editing and video playback doesn’t even seem to put a dent in the battery life. I never really had to worry about battery life at all, which is something you always want in a PC.
Overall the Yoga 910 is great. It has the 3-in-1 mobility as well as the power to back it up. It’s sleek and thin making for easy use and transport. It also has a loud fan. Other than that, I love this Yoga a lot. Let us know what you think in the comments below if you have one or are looking to purchase one.