Lenovo’s Windows 10 Bonanza Continues With QHD+ YOGA 900, 27-inch YOGA Home 900 Convertibles
The YOGA 900 is being touted as the world’s thinnest Core i-series convertible, measuring in at just 14.9mm thick. At the center of the 2.9-pound YOGA 900 is a 13.3-inch QHD+ (3200x1800) IPS display, which can be repositioned into laptop, stand, tent, and tablet modes. The display is attached to the base of the machine using Lenovo’s jewel-like watchband hinge, which not only looks good, but also allows for smooth transitions to and from the YOGA 900’s multiple operating modes.
You’ll find sixth generation Intel Core processors (Skylake) in the YOGA 900, with base systems receiving a Core i5-6200U with 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and integrated Intel HD Graphics. Maxed out, the YOGA 900 features a Core i7-6500U, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB. No matter which model you choose, you won’t have access to a discrete graphics solution.
Pricing for the YOGA 900 starts at $1,199 for base systems, and ramps up to $1,499 in top-spec trim. It will be available direct from Lenovo or from Best Buy beginning October 19th, with customers being able to select from color choices that include Clementine Orange, Platinum Silver and Champagne Gold.
Switching gears slightly, Lenovo has also introduced the YOGA Home 900, which is the successor to the Horizon PC. The all-in-one convertible is dominated by its 27-inch 1080p display and looks like a normal PC when propped up on a desk. However, the YOGA Home 900’s secret trick is the ability to tuck in its hinged stand and lay flat to become a tabletop PC. When used in this configuration, the device’s built-in lithium-ion battery is capable of providing three hours of cord-free entertainment, which isn’t bad for a PC with such a large display.
Unlike the YOGA 900, the YOGA Home 900 makes use of fifth generation Intel Core processors (base systems feature a Core i5-5200U, while Core i7 options are available). You’ll also find 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD, and optional NVIDIA GeForce 940A discrete graphic.
The YOGA Home 900 will make its debut towards the end of this month with prices starting at $1,549.