Lenovo Yoga 910 - Detailed Review & Parts

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  1. Joshva

    Joshva Notebook Consultant

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    Yoga 910

    Model:
    - 4K
    - 16g ram
    - 512g storage

    I have owned 2 of these machines. Review covers both

    Summary

    This is an excellent laptop if you can handle the loud fan noise

    Pros include: Insanely fast both the Kaby Lake processor and the top of the line NVME SSD. Plus it is very lightweight, additional screen real estate, a USB type C charger which is also incredibly lightweight

    OKs include: Travel on the keyboard, lack of contrast on the screen

    Cons include: Fan gets very loud at times (a little like a jet engine), no HDMI port, no Thunderbolt

    I have attached many benchmark and hardware results in images to this review


    CPU

    Geek Bench 3 scores

    Single-Core CPU: 3551
    Multi-Core CPU: 7577


    Storage

    Samsung NVME model MZVLW512 . I believe this is the brand new Samsung 960 pro as Crystal Bench scores are inline with that model:

    Seq Q32T1 Reads: 2,713mb
    Seq Q32T1 Writes: 1,515mb

    4K Q32T1 Reads: 561mb
    4K Q32T1 Writes: 464mb

    Seq Reads: 1,560mb
    Seq Writes: 1,489mb

    4K Reads: 53mb
    4K Writes: 190mb


    CPU Temperatures

    Idle: 47c
    Under Load: 89c with a max of 91c

    It runs slightly warm, definitely not warm enough to be a concern though. The fans aren't totally quiet but aren't loud enough to be a bother.


    Graphics Performance Intel HD 620


    On League of Legends at 1920 X 1080 resolution on Ultra settings with Anti Aliasing I get between 37fps and 60 fps depending on what is going on on screen. It is easily playable at a solid 60 fps on Medium to High settings


    Display

    Photos of the 910 4k side by side with some Dell laptops including the 4K XPS 15
    https://goo.gl/photos/4wjSa8Lb3qkSF15u7

    Photos of the 910 4k side by side with the HP Spectre 15 4k
    https://goo.gl/photos/S5eN1NT8tusfj2WF6

    Please note in the above the Dell 13 XPS is a 1920 screen not their 4k one.

    Display is sharp but it is very glossy and the blacks are grey unfortunately. This is the main down side of this laptop unfortunately. You will see above the Dell XPS 15 has a much better contrast. The white's are whiter as well

    The good is the 13.9 inch display is noticeably larger than a 13.3 inch display.

    It is a decently bright display but not as much so as the Dell XPS 15


    Battery Life

    I get around 5+ hours easily without dimming the screen. Dimming the screen 7+ should be possible


    Keyboard & Trackpad


    Keyboard is backlit with several different brightness settings
    Travel is not great but the larger keys kind of make up for it
    Trackpad is close to the best you can get on a PC. It still isn't quite as good as on the Macbook or on an Alienware but it is still very good for a PC


    Weight & Power Adaptor

    The laptop feels very lightweight
    The power adapter is amazing. It is extremely lightweight and similar to the Macbook, comes with a shorter version and a cable to extend it.
     

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    Last edited: Nov 9, 2016
  2. dchkchung

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    Just wondering if I can use a power bank to charge the 910? How big is the power adapter?
     
  3. Joshva

    Joshva Notebook Consultant

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    Its a USB Type-C 45w charger. Any charger with that specs will work.

    This model is the size of the Macbook Air charger but lighter in weight. It is small and lightweight. The best charger i've ever seen.
     
  4. 911jason

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    Would you say the contrast is a deal killer for Photoshop work?
     
  5. Joshva

    Joshva Notebook Consultant

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    I would get an IGZO panel or an OLED for that. I would be nervous about using this laptop for Photoshop BUT.....

    I'm actually taking it around to Best Buy and also the Microsoft store today to compare it side by side with other well known machines like the Dell XPS, Microsoft Surface, and Razer Blade. So hang tight and i'll post an answer


    btw I personally have changed the gamma to make the blacks more distinct
     
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    911jason Notebook Enthusiast

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    Awesome, thanks.. I'll look forward to your results. I have narrowed my choices down to this or the XPS 15. I prefer this smaller 2-in-1 form factor and would actually use it as a tablet quite a bit. It's also about $500 cheaper than a comparably equipped XPS.

    Do you happen to know if your Yoga has a pentile screen like the past models?
     
  7. Joshva

    Joshva Notebook Consultant

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    I took some side by side photos and will post them for you later this evening. Morale of the story.... if you can handle the weight.... XPS 15 is MUCH better. Significantly better screen, better keyboard, quad core processor and graphics card
     
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    Darn... not what I wanted to hear. But better to hear it now than have regret later. Thank you sir!
     
  9. Joshva

    Joshva Notebook Consultant

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    The Lenovo would be a great buy if it were $200 cheaper
    Display section of the review has been updated with the side by side screen shots

    I've included both Dell XPS and HP Spectre comparisons
     
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    I will have more comparison pictures up tomorrow. The laptop is almost unusable when watching Youtube on either Edge or Chrome, although the processor says 35% the fans are like a jet airplane. Ridiculous loud. If I can't solve this, it is going back
     
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