On Monday, Lenovo announced a new entry in its Yoga family of convertible laptops.
Featuring the same wonderfully over-engineered hinge of its predecessor, the Yoga 3 Pro, the Yoga 900’s most notable addition is the inclusion of Intel’s latest generation of Skylake Core i processors, replacing the Yoga 3 Pro’s less powerful Core M processor, and the return of a keyboard that features function keys.
Starting at $1599.99 in Canada, the base model Yoga 900 features a Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SATA solid-state drive. More expensive models bring with them a better processor, additional RAM and more internal storage. Additionally, all the models feature the same 13.3-inch 3200 x 1800 IPS display, Windows 10 and a battery that Lenovo claims is able to sustain the device through nine continuous hours of video playback.
At 14.9mm thin at its thickest point, Lenovo also claims this is the thinnest Intel Skylake-equipped convertible laptop on the market. (For the sake of comparison: in tablet mode, Microsoft’s Surface Book is thinner than Lenovo’s offering, but slightly thicker when used as a laptop).
We’re waiting on confirmation from Lenovo on when Canadian consumers will be able to purchase the Yoga 900. In the meantime, the company will send out a notification when the device goes on sale if you provide it your email.
Lenovo also announced an unusual counterpart to the Yoga 900, the Yoga Home 900. However, it is not coming to Canada.