IFA 2017: the new Yoga 720 and 920 presented by Lenovo

The Yoga name designates a line of Lenovo products which have a hinge linking the keyboard and display that is able to pivot over 360 degrees, thus transforming the PC into a tablet. Two new convertible computers were presented by Lenovo at the IFA trade show – which takes place in Berlin – and we were at their stand to see them both.

Yoga 720

The more modest of the two, the Lenovo Yoga 720, has a 12 inch touchscreen and a rather conventional configuration: Intel Core i5-7200U processor and between 4 to 12 GB of RAM. Windows 10 runs on an SSD disk of up to 512 GB capacity, depending on the configuration. It also has a fingerprint reader and two USB ports, one of which is USB 3.0 and the other USB-C.

The Yoga 920 distinguishes itself by its 14 inch touchscreen as well as by a different finish, especially in terms of its hinges which have a “watch band” appearance. There are two different versions available offering different display definitions: HD (1920×1080 pixels) and Ultra HD (3840×2160 pixels). This increased definition has a significant impact on battery autonomy: the UHD model has an 11 hour autonomy whereas the HD model has 15 hours of battery autonomy.

Yoga 720

The Yoga 920 is also more powerful than its smaller brother: it incorporates the latest generation of Intel processors, 8 to 16 GB of RAM and a 256 GB to 1 TB SSD. Powerful enough for multimedia activities, but not good enough for gaming or tasks requiring a dedicated graphics card since this computer relies solely on its integrated graphics processor. The 920 also has a fingerprint reader and three USB ports – one of which is USB 3.0; the other two are USB-C.

Yoga 720

In terms of price and availability, the Yoga 720 will be sold for 799 euros. The Yoga 920 will be sold for 1599 euros, beginning in September 2017. Please note that special editions of the 920 model – featuring a Gorilla Glass display cover – will be offered at the end of the year: the Vibes, Rebel Alliance and Star Wars editions which will be slightly more expensive – 1799 and 1899 euros respectively for the last two of the aforementioned special edition models.

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