I’m getting caught up with all the products I’ve been testing the past month or so, and the next to hit my review desk is the Lenovo Yoga 910. You may remember we unboxed this 2-in-1 laptop a couple of weeks back. And now, after using it pretty much exclusively as my daily driver since then, it’s time to give you my thoughts.
You’re probably wondering: Why is a Windows laptop being reviewed here on an Android website? And the answer to that question is simple: we love technology of all kinds, even if it isn’t Android-related.
And for that matter, there are quite a few developers out there using Windows-based systems to build their Android apps, so this is still relevant to our readers just the same.
That said, huge thanks to our partners in crime over at Lenovo for sending this machine out for review. I raved about the last two Lenovo tablets they sent, so I figured I’d check this one out while we’re waiting on the company’s next Android device launch.
Before we begin, I’ll warn you: the Yoga 910 is anything but cheap. It has a starting price-point of $1,099.99, with several customizable models that run all the way up to $1,699.99. As you can see, Lenovo is coming full-steam-ahead for our wallets with this series.
The Yoga 910 looks and feels like a premium device from top to bottom. It has ultra tiny bezels and a 13.9-inch gorgeous display that looks even more beautiful once you change it to 4k mode via the settings.
The watchband hinge is fabulous-o. And with that being said, I’m really not a fan of using this device in “tablet mode”. There’s just something about folding the keyboard backward and having the keyboard buttons exposed that doesn’t sit well with me.
It’s not as bad if you’re holding the device, but I wouldn’t recommend placing it on a surface and using for even a short period of time. It seems to me like a perfect recipe for broken buttons and scratches on the body.
Maybe at a cheaper pricing point, but not for something a pricey as this. And obviously, this can’t be taken as a knock on the Yoga 910 specifically, more of just a “2-in-1’s aren’t my thing” in general.
Another thing that’s really cool is the fingerprint reader. I’ve owned several phones that have one, but this is my first laptop with such a feature. The reader on this particular model works pretty quickly and was easy to set up. It’s much handier than using a password or PIN number.
The only thing I don’t like, in terms of design, is that there’s no SD card slot. Sure, there’s the option of using a card reader in the 3.0, but for upwards of a grand, it’d be nice if I didn’t have to purchase an extra peripheral just to transfer my photos to my computer. Not a dealbreaker, but for the sake of finding something negative to point out, this is my only beef with this laptop.
The Yoga 910’s almost 14-inch touchscreen display is immaculate. As previously mentioned, it’s pretty much an edge-to-edge experience, thanks to the tiny bezels. Throw in the fact that it’s touchscreen, and it makes it even more pleasurable to use this laptop.
The display is bright and vivid, with vibrant colors, beaming whites, and deep blacks. 4K videos on Netflix and YouTube are crystal clear and full of color, making the device’s screen one of the best I’ve used in quite some time.
With that in mind, it’s been about five years since I’ve bought a laptop for myself. Anything new is certainly going to be an upgrade for me.
I’ve been quite pleased with the Yoga 910 over the past month. It’s done a great job at getting me through my daily usage, including creating all of the content here on the site and editing a couple of videos for our YouTube channel.
I will say, if you’re looking for to use this as your main video editing machine, you’re gonna want to up the RAM to 16GB. 8GB works, but it can get pretty laggy, even when editing 1080p clips.
As for gaming, I played several hours of League of Legends, and I never had any issues with lagging or disconnects. In fact, it’s a pleasant surprise how smooth the gaming experience is. However, I’m not a huge PC gamer, so I can’t speak much to gaming performance outside of that one specific title.
As you read in the specs above, the quoted battery life here is 10.5 hours in 4k UHD resolution or 15 hours with 1080p FHD display. For general use, I can say that’s a fairly accurate quote. However, longer gaming sessions and video editing sessions drain the battery much quicker, as expected.
On the plus, the tablet charges rather quickly, taking about an hour and a half to go from empty to full. I also really like that it charges via a USB-C charger. You can use the charging brick that comes in the box, which I recommend, but it juices up just fine with the chargers from my Pixel 2 and LG G6. One less cable to carry equals a win, in my book.
Wrap-up and final thoughts
The Lenovo Yoga 910 is unfortunately out of my budget, but if money isn’t a matter for you and you prefer a 2-in-1 tablet, I’d be willing to bet you’ll be as impressed as I’ve been by this machine. Aside from being a bit on the pricey side and not having an SD card slot, I’ve got nothing at all negative to say here.
You can pick one up for yourself over on Lenovo’s website. Don’t forget, they start at about $1,100, so make sure you bring your piggy bank.