Lenovo Yoga 920 Review: An Elegant, Powerful 2-In-1 Ultrabook

Lenovo Yoga 920 Review : Design and Build Quality

Lenovo’s choices of materials, components, and overall design of the Yoga 920 leaves a great first impression. The lines and edges on the Yoga 920 are crisp and the watchband hinge adds a touch of bling. The system comes in one of three colors, Copper, Platinum, or Bronze. The model we have here is Bronze.

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The display is relatively bright and vivid. It also offers good contrast and strong viewing angles. And at this size, its Full HD resolution should be ample for most users. However, the screen isn't overly bright, even at full tilt. It's absolutely bright enough for most situations, but it could use a bit more oomph on occasion in brighter surroundings.

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The fingerprint scanner is located below the arrow keys.

The keyboard on the Yoga 920 was redesigned since the Yoga 910 as well. A reoccurring comment was that the right shift key was too small because it was the same size as the arrow keys, and the up arrow key was to its left. As you can see, the arrow up/down keys were made smaller and stacked inside the space of one key and the right shift key was made the same size as the left shift key. The keys have a relatively short throw, but that is to be expected in a super-thin Ultrabook compared to a ThinkPad or larger notebooks with full sized keys. The trackpad is smooth and responsive and handled gestured very well.

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On the left side of the Yoga 920 there are two USB-C ports with support for Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort and Power Delivery. The 3.5mm jack is microphone and Dolby Atmos capable. On the right side is a USB-A 3.0 port, the power button and a pin hole reset button. The power button is in a position that can be accidentally bumped, which is a common issue with small devices. However, if the Active Pen holder is inserted into the USB-A port, it can protect an against accidental system standby.

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The bottom of the Lenovo Yoga 920 is secured by 10 small screws with a thread lock. If you are among the adventurous types who like to upgrade or replace hardware yourself, the battery is the easiest to gain access to, though changing it requires the removal of four additional screws and a ribbon cable. The NVMe SSD on the other hand is a lot harder to get to. Unlike the previous Yoga 910 where the SSD was right on top, in this model you will also need to remove the entire motherboard because the SSD is mounted on the other side. In similar fashion to the 910, the memory is physically soldiered to the motherboard. If you want more memory, the only option is to select it before checkout.

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