Lenovo - Lenovo Yoga 910


Lenovo Yoga 910: the flawless convertible

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Lenovo's high-end hybrid ultrabook is reinventing itself with the Yoga 910. A laptop that has been improved enough to overshadow its predecessor and approach perfection.

Our review


The Chinese Lenovo is right to hang on to the chassis that we are starting to know well and which was notably at work on the Yoga 900 with the highlight of a 360 ° metal hinge inspired by watchmaking. It is therefore a pleasure to find it on this Yoga 910 which evolves quite slightly, but in a good way.

Its dimensions and weight are almost identical (323 x 224.5 x 14.3 mm, and 1.4 kg). We are therefore faced with a real ultrabook, the main difference from its predecessor is no longer a 13.3 ”screen, but a 13.9” screen. How is it possible? Quite simply by drastically reducing the size of the screen borders and taking advantage of this gain not to reduce the size of the chassis, but to enlarge the display surface. An intelligent solution that allows Lenovo to stand out from the crowd by offering one of the most compact 14 "ultrabooks. Smart.

By handling the Yoga 910 you immediately perceive the great care taken in the finishes and which highlights successful lines and design. All aluminum, it gives up the soft-touch coating of the Yoga 900 without making any big difference, except on the fingerprints which are less visible and tenacious on this new model. We even have, personally, a preference for the new finishes which avoid the two-tone side and which seem to us both more sober and more classy, for a perfect alliance with the particular style of the hinge.

A hinge which, we repeat, opens on 360 ° and allows to use the Yoga 910 as a classic laptop PC but also as a tablet by completely folding the screen on the back of the computer, or even to pass in tent mode to enjoy a less bulky screen when you are content to watch a video. Tested and approved on the train or plane. As we could have realized during our Yoga 900 test, if this hinge does not please everyone from an aesthetic point of view, it has the merit of being perfectly thought out, solid, and not to let appear no play.

Laptop first and foremost, the Yoga 910 had to take care of its input devices. The fully clickable touchpad is very pleasant, while the backlit chiclet keyboard is comfortable and precise enough to type a lot of text.

The connection part is ultimately the only one that gets poorer by modernizing. Indeed, while the Yoga 900 offered three USB-A ports including two with the USB 3.0 standard, a USB-C port and an SD card reader in addition to the Jack combo, here we must be content with one and only USB 3.0 Type A port, supplemented by two USB-C ports, one of which is used for charging. If the combo Jack is obviously maintained, the SD Card slot is deleted. To try to be forgiven, the Yoga 910 incorporates a biometric fingerprint sensor that can be configured through the Windows Hello function to unlock a session without having to enter a password. It's practical and it works well.

On the cooling side, not surprisingly, the Yoga 910 remains an excellent student. In everyday use, we have never heard it blow, while it has always remained particularly cool. It must indeed be subjected to heavy tasks and occupy 100% of its CPU for a while to hear it blow slightly (37 dB measured on the sound level meter). This remains negligible and we can consider this machine to be very quiet. After a long charging period, the hottest point detected is strangely located at the hinge at the front (44.8 ° C).



While we had tested the 13.3 ”screen of the Yoga 900 in its QHD version, this time we are in the presence of a version of the Yoga 910 equipped with a 13.9” glossy touch screen at the Full HD definition, ie 1920 x 1080 px . Good news, the behavior of this screen is much better, with a contrast which stands at 1063: 1 - which is good for IPS -, with a maximum brightness of 355 cd / m² which limits part of the inconvenience of a shiny tile outdoors or with a light source in the back.

The colorimetry measured with the probe gives rise to an average delta E at 4.5 which indicates a slight chromatic drift which nevertheless remains barely perceptible, while the color temperature is established at 6378 K, very close to the desired standard of 6500 K Small flat on the gamma curve, which seriously lacks stability at the end of the race, which betrays somewhat burnt whites.



Inside the Yoga 910, what changes is obviously the switch to a seventh generation Intel Core processor, exploiting the Kaby Lake architecture. The configuration tested is thus composed of a Core i7-7500U processor, 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD. The Kaby Lake chip benefits like the whole range from an increase in its operating frequencies compared to the i7-6500U under Skylake architecture. A gain authorized by an optimized burning process and dubbed 14nm + by Intel. It is a dual-core with 4 MB of cache eligible for HyperThreading which runs at 2.7 GHz, with a Turbo mode at 3.5 GHz.

Unsurprisingly, the Yoga 910 is a model of responsiveness and it can handle all kinds of tasks without coughing. The performance index obtained following numerous tests carried out in fields as varied as video encoding, 3D rendering, compression or photo processing confirms our good impressions. To not spoil anything, the on-board SSD gives a nice boost to the whole by allowing quick starts and waking from sleep.



We don't do wonders in game without a dedicated graphics processor. The i7-7500U of Yoga 910 does not even have the right to the IGP Intel HD Graphics 630 new generation, having to settle for HD 620. It is therefore little to say that we did not expect much- thing for the practice of video games . Video game lovers will have to know how to be satisfied with 3D engines that show a certain age and small games that are not very ambitious graphically.

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Mobility / Autonomy

Thin and light, the Yoga 910 is an ultra-mobile portable, thought to accompany us on the move. Its 3-in-1 approach confirms this even more in this nomadic use. As a result, it is fashionable to know that it comes with a USB-C sector charger of small dimensions, which takes only little space in a bag and does not weigh it down.

In terms of autonomy, this version of the Yoga 910 with Full HD screen turns out to be much better than the Yoga 900 that we tested with QHD screen. If the latter had to be satisfied with an autonomy of 4:58 in our video playback test under Netflix (brightness set to 200 cd / m², Wi-Fi activated and headphones connected), here we made a huge leap forward (9:23 ). Excellent autonomy that we also have seen in the daily use that we have been able to make of Yoga 910, which generally lasted more than 9 hours before requiring a recharge.


No surprise regarding the sound part of this Yoga 910. Its headphone output is quality, with a good dynamic range, almost no distortion and a powerful output volume.

As for the speakers - in partnership with JBL - it's more complicated. If laptops rarely deliver correct sound, it's even harder for ultrabooks in general, which have to do with a very thin chassis. For technical reasons, we could not submit these speakers to our usual test protocol, but by ear, the sound of the Yoga 910 is not very detailed, quickly saturates, but offers a correct power. In short, it helps to watch a video, but it will not look much further.


Connectivity aside, the Yoga 910 enhances the already very successful recipe for a Yoga 900 which had already made a strong impression on us. And since its autonomy is much better and its screen is enlarged without enlarging the chassis, while offering a rendering of a whole new level, we do not see well how to not assign it the fifth star that was missing from its predecessor. A very good ultrabook that plays the hybrid card in an intelligent way, while ensuring performance.