The NEW Dell XPS 13 refreshed with the latest 8th gen quad core Kaby Lake-R processors goes up against the Lenovo Yoga 920! Which one is better for you? The traditional Ultrabook or the 2-in-1! Watch to find out!
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Bought a Lenovo yoga 920 in Jan 2018 and after 2 months the speakers were not working .Sent it back again for service center and after receiving the serviced PC again ,the speakers are not working again. Talked with the customer care ,they don't give a proper response. Asked to escalate the issue ,then they are saying their internal systems are down . Such a pathetic and worst service. Will never ever buy from them .
I own a dell xps 13 and I love it, the infinity display is beautiful, I never get tired of the design and build quality. The webcam is in an unflattering place, yes, but personally I don't use it, so it's not an issue for me. I'm considering getting a 920 though, just because I've never had a 2-in-1 before and the screen size and watchband hinge design is appealing to me.
Yoga 920 is the best. 1. A bit bigger screen and better. 2. Doesn't throttle. 3. And it has a thunderbolt 3!!!! You can connect GTX 1080ti and play high performance games. XPS 13 does not have it... 4. Camera is on top!!! not the bottom. 5. You can use a pencil to write instead of paper. I always write to learn languages for example. 6. It is quieter. 7. It has a fingerprint.
Just one downside that it has sharp edges when you use in tablet mode.
I would prefer this one over HP Spectre x360 because of bigger screen. Just a bit more comfortable 13.9 over 13.3. Otherwise I would buy HP with thunderbolt option.
Mark Thompson thanks so much for the review! I am planning on purchasing in the next 2 weeks and I think I will go for the 720 15. I only game occasionally but I like that it doesn't scream "gaming laptop". My current laptop is a monster at 6 pounds so the 720 will be much more portable than what I'm used to. I will likely get a monitor to hook it up to in addition to a wireless keyboard for when I'm at the office. Thanks again, you gave more feedback than most reviewers. I'll steer away from the 4k model.
Hey man! It's working well. I got the 15inch i5 model with a FHD display, a GTX 1050 2GB, 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD. It was the cheapest variant with the graphic card. I imagine you've been watching reviews yourself so I'm going to only list things that I think are relevant in daily use.
It has been working great! Built very well, feels sturdy. The chamfered edges look stunning! They are even around the touchpad! The hinges are working fine. The speakers get loud and still sound clear, but lack depth and bass. Also, it has multiple microphones everywhere so it picks up your voice pretty well.
I haven't had a better looking display than this one. The color accuracy is amazing! There are 2 issues though:
1) The screen doesn't get bright enough for outdoors during the day. I only use it indoors, generally two notches down from max brightness level.
2) There's a significant back-light bleed above the F4 key and slightly lesser above the Print-screen key. It is only visible on a perfectly black background. I only notice it during startup. It doesn't mess up the colors though. I don't think it should be a problem for video editing unless you are too particular about it.
The laptop is slightly heavy. You can't use it in tablet mode while holding it with a single hand and working with another for long (unless you're are secretly Arnold Schwarzenegger :P).
I've been playing CS:GO on it for a few days now. I get between 110-120fps constantly. although, there's a slight issue — when on battery, the frame rates are capped at 30fps. I haven't bothered to figure out which software does that ( Lenovo, Windows, or Nvidia) since I play only while charging. I'm sure it can be changed.
Lenovo has a nifty feature wherein it keeps the battery at 55-60% to keep the battery running healthy (if turned on).
The DAC is great on this one. The difference is quite noticeable.
The port selection is great too. Sadly, you have to use a there propitiatory port for charging even though it has a thunderbolt 3. The placement of the ports is perfect with proper spacing between them.
Lastly, the keyboard and the touchpad:
1)The touchpad feels really good. I can't make out if it's metal or plastic. The last laptop I used had separate buttons for left and right click and I've had no problems switching over to this one.
2)The keys feel very solid with very little wobble – Lower than my membrane keyboard and mechanical keyboard with cherry mx blue switches(that I broke recently) I use with my desktop. The keys are bigger than all laptops with a numpad on the side. The function keys double as hotkeys for various functions which is super convenient; and the backlight is not too bright (at level 1) so it doesn't distract you.
3) The reviews say the keyboard is good which is why I was interested in this laptop but I don't quite like it a lot. I've been using it for a moth and a half now and my typing speeds are still lower than my membrane keyboard I use with my desktop. I make a lot of typos on this one. I can elaborate on this if you want ( I am cray about keyboards). It is probably my personal problem I guess since I've been a desktop user all my life.
Overall, It's a great laptop. A total all-rounder. I'd recommend this if you either want a convertible, or a thin laptop with great screen and battery life under a $1000. If looks and battery life are not an issue, I'd advise you to go for a gaming laptop in the same price range. They have more processing power but are bulky and have low battery life.
P.S. Don't buy the 4K screen variant. People have been facing all kinds of problems with the screen and Lenovo can't seem to figure out how to fix them even after 8 months. Feel free to ask anything else!
I recently bought the Yoga 920 as a portable workstation for engineering applications and standard office apps. So far so good. Powerful processor, lots of memory, big SS drive and a beautiful display. It took a while to get used to the USB-C ports but I picked up an inexpensive and very portable hub for HDMI, Ethernet, wireless keyboard, etc. And it looks really cool.
I watched this review to compare my experience and because I own an ancient Dell XPS 13 M1330 that was a major disappointment. Not saying it should be comparable technically, but it shares the same lineage.
Great video @Matther Moniz! I found your channel specifically because I'm considering these two laptops.
Quick note on charging: The new Dell XPS 13 has a traditional charging plug, but it *can* also charge through the USB-C (Thunderbolt 3) port as well!
Great review. I am wondering why you did not make the comparison between Dell XPS 13 2in1 with Yoga 920. BTW, I just returned an HP Spectre X360 2in1 because to over heating (i7 8th, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD). I liked its performance and design but the overheating was not tolerable. Now, I'm wondering with the same configs which would be the best choice: Microsoft Surface, Dell XPS 13 2in1, or Lenovo Yoga 920. Any feedback?
Omid Majidi I've been using the yoga 720 15inch for more than a month now. It's delightful! I don't have any major heating issues and I play games on this device. The 920 has a better hinge design and is lighter. I think it will be a good choice
Russia_HM I have not made my mind yet. I noticed most of 2 in 1 laptop have overheating issue (the worst is HP spectre 360). The only models I found are more reliable are Microsoft Surface Book 2 and Toshiba Portege X20W-D.
Quite bit impressive.. The way you compare between both is clearly enjoyable and very telling.. I was, for one, confused and hesitant between both, and you clarified the path for me as a customer.. Thank you for your helpful efforts.. Keep it up!
Moayad Aljumaan 920 has a better hinge and trackpad. HP has a better keyboard, but I'm loving the Yoga. Both keyboards are far better than the XPS
The size of the laptop is something else you'll want to keep in mind. Bigger screen but also a bigger amd slightly heavier body with the Yoga. But I do find the HP annoying because my palms fall off the edge when typing because of the smaller body.
Otherwise, both are pretty similar - it comes down to the small things. I would suggest trying both in a store like Best Buy
I am really confused know there is the blade stealth the yoga 920 the spector 360 and asus zenbook delux all had the 8th gen upgrade but i dont knwo which one is the best for the money according to the features that they provide can you help me with that i need a good battery life with good performance and great keyboard for coding
I just returned a Spectre x360 (i7 8th generation, 512 GB SSD, 16 GB RAM) due to over heating. It's a nice laptop but I don't tolerate to pay over 2000 CAD to have a burning machine when you watch YouTube! So disappointed by HP.
The funny thing about the Lenovo is that with the 13.9" display and a wide aspect ratio, the usable area actually feels smaller than my 13.5" Surface Book's display.
In my opinion these are the best ultrabook out there, and I personally wouldn't go back to using a "regular" laptop without 2-in-1 capabilities, but the Surface 3:2 aspect ratio is the way to go and I will not look elsewhere unless it is adopted by other OEMs...
Nice, well laid out. I would go 920 with this info. BUT (DUM DUM DA!!!! "crash of lightening") Would the 8th gen core allow the 920 to work with MS mixed reality? Or do you need a dedicated graphics card along with it?