Lenovo is a consistently existing company, they aren’t the flashiest or most exciting; it’s just hard to compete with Apple and Microsoft and Samsung and the like. However, Lenovo is quietly making solid products and certainly worthy of your consideration when making a purchase decision. Specifically, if you’ve been looking at a new laptop, you’ll want to consider the latest hybrid laptop called the Yoga 900. It’s the updated version of the Yoga Pro 3 from last year and it’s been updated to compete with the latest and greatest on the market. What makes it great? Let’s find out!

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Looks

The Yoga 900 doesn’t look too different compared to the Yoga Pro 3 but the design is unique enough that it doesn’t come off as lazy and derivative; hopefully Lenovo doesn’t make the mistake of exhausting the design like some other companies. That being said, the Yoga 900 is a good looking computer. It keeps the signature Yoga flexibility while staying slim. The keyboard looks rather good but other than being backlit, it’s nothing too special. I mean, it’s a keyboard, what more do you want?

This partly due to the watch band type linkage that allows the Yoga 900 to fold over and turn into a tablet. It’s quite fancy looking but also durable and functional. The display is sharp and gorgeous and large with an aspect ratio of 16:9 which is great for watching videos. The rest of build quality is quite good as Lenovo really made the Yoga 900 their top end laptop.

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What It Does

While the flexibility of the Yoga 900 is certainly a standout feature but the price tag is really justified by the internals. Most notable is the addition of a USB Type-C port. Thankfully, Lenovo didn’t omit any ports so you get all the same functionality along with the new charging standard. The battery has also been improved; Lenovo claims 9 hours of usage time and independent journalists have verified the claim. Nice job, Lenovo.

Other improvements are along the lines of new processors and a new integrated graphics. This helps the Yoga 900 run smoother and faster than last year’s model. This is also due to the new operating system: Windows 10. It’s been optimized and improved over the previous two Windows versions so that you get some of the neat tricks of Windows 8 and 8.1 but without the annoyances. Basically, it’s a combination of Windows 8 and Windows 7, it’s the best of both worlds! If you want the best Windows laptop, the Yoga 900 looks to be your best option.