The 2017 Lenovo Yoga 920 is using the 8th generation Intel processors (i7-8550U). It's been refined with an amazing 4K Display, great battery life, a beautiful design and fast speeds for an Ultrabook. Watch for the full review!
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Is there a battery life improvement when setting up the UHD display to 1080P?
I personally don't need the UHD screen and I'd rather have better battery life with the FHD version, but I prefer the 16GB RAM, which I think is only available in the UHD version in the US.
Lenovo Yoga 920 Vibes with 4k display or HP Spectre x360 with also 4k display.
I would like to know your opinions guys about which one you're gonna choose, considering the design, battery life, sensors.
I'm worried that the processing speed for the 920 is only 1.8GHz. Will it be a huge difference going from my current Lenovo laptop (2.25GHz)? I'm not going to be doing anything too heavy on the laptop, but I like to occasionally use Photoshop, light game, and I plan on taking notes via laptop. Is it a big deal to have a processing speed that low?
Friend, please tell me - Does its type-c ports both support charging and video out at the same time? I have yoga 910 and first type-c port supports charging and not support video out and 2nd type-c supports video and can not charge, it is very uncomfortable for me, i need type-c port which supports all functions in 1. I want to use multiport dock with power delivery function and video out and use it on 1 type-c port, it is impossible on my yoga 910.
I own it and I absolutely love this product. My only complaint would be the trackpad (well, all windows ones to be honest) and the brightness of the screen (I wish it would've been just a little higher) , other than that it's a very good overall ultrabook.
Hi, I have one question. The processor says "U" instead of "MQ" or "HQ" , where the former indicate low power consumption and the later indicated quad core. You said this laptop is quad core but there is no 'Q' (quad) in the processor name. Can you please verify that?
Windows 10 handles scaling better than any previous versions, but older programs might still have problems with the scaling. I have the FHD version and it is more than sufficient for 13.9 inch screen. I use 100% scaling and the font is so small that many people have troubles reading it, but for me it's fine. 4k screen also means less battery life. I get about 7-10 hours on the FHD.
In my opinion, the main question is portability. Yoga 720 is bigger and with charging brick it is 2-times heavier than Yoga 920. If you don't mind bigger and heavier machine, go with the Yoga 720, you'll get more performance, especially graphics performance. I am more than happy with my 920, when I carry only laptop with myself I don't even feel it.
Bro, I was in a dilemma whether to buy Yoga 720 (7770 HQ processor) or 920 (8550U processor). After searching in internet and talking to experts, they say that HQ series would have much better performance because the 4 cores in the 8th gen chip are just a generation improvement. However, I returned the 720 laptop 2 times due to some defects which are available in the review. Then, I thought this 920 would be better after I read your explanation of the core performance above. But it has the base clock speed of only 1.8 Ghz, where HQ has 2.4 Ghz. Don't know how much would be the performance difference due to that clock speed. Right now, I am using a 5 year old sony vaio (3rd gen i7 3620 MQ processor) with a dedicated graphics which is gorgeously fast for heavy duty simulations and other parallel tasks, but that laptop was broken. I was wondering which one would be best for me to buy, 720 or 920? I really liked the watchband design in 920. Thanks
I would be surprised to see Intel releasing 8th gen HQ this year. I didn't notice such information anywhere on the internet. Btw I decided to get yoga 920 as spectre is still unavailable and that machine is just perfect.
Hi Matthew. Great review, thumbs up. Can you confirm that SSD in Yoga920 actually has THAT speeds you advertize (3GBps/1.5GBps) ? What CrystalDiskMark says about it? Why I'm asking? Because Dell XPS13 9360 has OPI limitation to GT2 in BIOS, and nobody can get read-speeds above 1.8GBps (write-speeds are lower) on KabyLake/KabyLake-R U-series CPU, except Intel NUC's with updated BIOS. Is Yoga920 THE ONLY MODEL in a market (with KabyLake-R), that actually runs SSD at full speed? Is there any switch in BIOS that toggles OPI mode (GT2-GT4)? In what mode NVM drive operates, RAID or AHCI?
I just got mine a few days ago, and haven't thoroughly tested it yet. It would be great if it can really last for over 10 hours, which I don't see possible under my work flow (a lot of CPU intensive simulations).
Good luck then. Surface Book 2 might worth consideration since it has a higher clocked CPU than other ultrabooks, and comes in pretty light at 1.65 kg with extraordinary battery life. ASUS UX550 also uses i7-7700HQ and is 1.85 kg.
I'm trying to get something under 2 kg actually. The problem is I live in Sweden and both Gigabyte and Razer are not available here. As I read also Gigabyte and Razer have almost the same weight 1.9 so I think my best bet is XPS 15 as it's available here, unless I could find something in next month or two. Thanks a lot
I'm not sure how heavy is too heavy for you, but I would suggest taking a look at Gigabyte Aero 14, Razer Blade and Surface Book 2. Both Aero 14 and Razer Blade use i7-7700HQ, and Surface book 2 has a overclocked i7-8650U. Check out the benchmark here: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Microsoft-Surface-Book-2-13-5-i7-GTX-1050-Convertible-Review.263954.0.html
Hey Matthew, kinda an off topic question. I decided to wait till next summer to get the note 8. I’m not gonna buy any Samsung s phone since I like the s pen and the body of the note 8. My question is how do you like it and how long should it last me before I need an upgrade?
Are you kidding??? You call Dell XPS “gold standard”? We have only issues in our office with these machines. The worst track pad ever, we shipped 2 times to service, I called numerous times service and we did all these tricks with windows update deactivation and nothing helped.
How people can rely on your review ?
Of course there is someone playing "I am smarter than you" game. I'm sorry you had a terrible experience with the XPS, but you can't deny that it is of good quality, it is not just Matthew that puts XPS13 on the highest level. You being offended because of that is kinda funny
Nope. I don't play games, especially on a laptop. All a GPU gonna do is create more heat and fan noise + add extra cost. If I wanted to play games, I'd use my desktop or get an external GPU through thunderbolt. You really think that laptop GPU can compete with a desktop GPU card?
Solid review as always, thanks! I personally look for following often-missed characteristics in an ultrabook and you usually hit most of them:
- Ability to open one-handed
- Temperature under load
- Fan noise under load
- Screen brightness and glare
I have been looking for a 2 in 1 that can be used also as a tablet & laptop when needed as I take copious notes. It also is my entertainment provider as I watch Netflix/YouTube, etc from my current laptop & phone so the speakers & screen need be decent. I need to be able to have several tabs open at once as well as a large amount of storage (8th gen?) & cameras nice enough for webcam type work - no nasal hair views please & maybe some picture taking. It will carry patient records (privacy) as well as a blood chem software requiring 1GB for that - storage, storage, & more storage. I do some travelling (weight/sturdy) & give presentations (ports).
Which one of these, or another, would you recommend for my "shopping list"? Thank you for your time.
I've the Lenovo X1 Carbon 3rd gen. from 3 years ago and weights 1.3 kg despite being a 14". I know that this new unit is really nice and powerful, but with my old one I still can work flawlessly on normal software.
The main advantages would be the 360° rotation (instead of 180°) and the touchscreen. Ok, and many little improvements.... But there's nothing game-changing.
Yeah so what's your point? No one is going to go and buy a 3yo laptop. I have a 2nd gen i7 in my desktop and everything still runs great and smooth, including heavy Photoshop use. But I'm not saying people are going to buy that over today's modern stuff even if the old still works fine.
After getting my hands on both the HP and the Yoga, I will say that the HP display has a bit of an edge although the 4K display on the Yoga is very nice! As for the HP, the hinges on the samples I handled were not stiff enough. A slight shake of the body of the laptop caused the lid to fall backwards and the screen was too wobbly when touched. The Yoga has a big advantage in this regard.
Here’s my thing, the 920 feels a lot more premium compared to the specter x360. The x360 is a great machine by all means, but when you feel the two the 920 does really feel a bit more ‘luxury’ I guess. I just picked up the 920 over the x360 and honestly 100% not disappointed at all.
Cmckenna, I would have liked a GPU for Adobe Lightroom editing and light video editing. Mayur, the $2000 model Yoga 920 comes with a 1TB drive standard as well as a fingerprint scanner, the active pen and Dolby Atmos sound. That accounts for the price differential, but if you don't need that large a drive there are less expensive models with smaller hard drives. In addition, the 13.9" Yoga is lighter than the 15" Spectre by over a pound and only .2 pounds heavier than the 13.3" which should make it more comfortable to use in tablet mode.