Review: Lenovo Yoga 900 Is Rich in Style and Price as Well

The latest version of Lenovo’s Yoga laptop rivals the Dell XPS 13 with its size and price. 

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Lenovo Yoga 900 offers a 13.3-inch Quad-HD display. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)

Lenovo has been a reliable force with its notebooks across segments. The company has experimented with its regular range of products and added devices like the Lenovo Yoga 900, that go the extra mile.

The Yoga 900 is a direct competitor to the Dell XPS 13. Priced at Rs 1,22,090 the laptop bends, flexes and does a little bit of yoga too.

The Lenovo Yoga 900 rivals the Dell XPS 13. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)
The Lenovo Yoga 900 rivals the Dell XPS 13. (Photo: The Quint)
Snapshot

Pros:

  • Slim form factor & lightweight
  • Multiple connectivity ports
  • Fast and reliable
  • Decent battery life

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Inconsistent sizing of keys
  • Placement of speakers doesn’t work for all modes
Lenovo Yoga 900 comes in gold-coloured variant. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)
Lenovo Yoga 900 comes in gold-coloured variant. (Photo: The Quint)

What’s Good?

The Lenovo Yoga 900 might not be the best name for a high-end laptop but that doesn’t matter if you consider what it offers. The 13.3-inch form size of this laptop is the ideal size for laptops. In addition, you get a Quad-HD 2560x1440 pixel resolution that is hard to ignore and not feel excited about.

For gamers, and movie buffs, the display of the Lenovo Yoga 900 is the sort of thing that you dream of.



Lenovo Yoga goes the mile and all angles. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)
Lenovo Yoga goes the mile and all angles. (Photo: The Quint)

The Lenovo Yoga 900 has been given a minor design facelift when compared to the previous Yoga flagship laptop. The hinge has become flashier, the curves have been replaced with sleek edges that go a long way in making the laptop easy to carry. The keyboard offers backlit support which can be turned on or off as and when required.

Lenovo Yoga 900 gets the all familiar hinge. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)
Lenovo Yoga 900 gets the all familiar hinge. (Photo: The Quint)

For people who’re heavy data users, Lenovo Yoga 900 offers multiple USB 3.0 ports and they’ve also given a USB Type-C option. This makes the laptop future-ready, making it worthy of investment.

Lenovo Yoga 900 is light and comes in a compact size. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)
Lenovo Yoga 900 is light and comes in a compact size. (Photo: The Quint)

Lenovo’s Yoga range is renowned for its flexibility and the Yoga 900 is no different. You can use the laptop like a tablet, tilt it 360-degree with ease. But before you think that the Lenovo 900 is just a showpiece, let me tell you that it performs on par with most high-end Windows laptops in the market right now.

Lot of ports on offer with the Lenovo Yoga 900. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)
Lot of ports on offer with the Lenovo Yoga 900. (Photo: The Quint)
Lenovo Yoga 900 comes with backlit keyboard. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)
Lenovo Yoga 900 comes with backlit keyboard. (Photo: The Quint)

And most of all, the laptop fares well with its overall battery usage. On a single charge, we managed to keep the Yoga 900 going for over 7 hours, which is an ultrabook standard these days. It does help that the laptop is chargeable via its USB D/C port. However, it fails to outperform the Dell XPS 13.

What’s Bad?

There are few things worth pointing out in the Lenovo Yoga 900 that need to be looked at. The Quad-HD display may be high on quality but its reflective nature can be bothersome for many.

You might get optimum graphics quality with the laptop’s display, but don’t expect the Yoga 900 to give you a great Call of Duty or Dota experience. The built-in graphics will never make the cut.

The Lenovo Yoga 900 in tablet mode. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)
The Lenovo Yoga 900 in tablet mode. (Photo: The Quint)

The trackpad response of the laptop is not what we’ve come to expect from a high-end notebook. The feedback needs to be much better. The placement of the audio speaker is only useful if the Yoga 900 is used in the tablet mode. In other modes, the laptop’s audio gets muffled.

The  keyboard on the Lenovo Yoga 900. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)
The keyboard on the Lenovo Yoga 900. (Photo: The Quint)

Also, the size of the Shift key on the right side is too small. For a functional key that is used frequently, Lenovo’s design team could have made sure that its size is consistent with the rest of them. This design flaw has also resulted in the laptop having smaller than usual arrow keys.

Why Buy It?

The Lenovo Yoga 900 is an extension of what an ultrabook is supposed to offer these days. You get a 13.3-inch product with Quad-HD resolution display, top-of-the-line hardware and lots of ports, including the soon-to-become-standard USB Type-C port.

This laptop can be used in different modes, much like the other Yoga products. For Rs 1,22,090 the laptop is light but few aspects force us to say that the Yoga 900 is a bit too pricey for what it has on offer.

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