Lenovo has been making convertible Windows PCs even before the 2-in-1 form factor became mainstream. When the company bought IBM’s PC business in 2005, it not only got years of expertise in manufacturing, but also a great head start into the world of design. It is easy to say that Lenovo makes some of best designed computers right now.
While ThinkPads mostly overshadowed Lenovo’s own offering for quite some time, the design ingenuity of the company really came into light with the launch of Yoga 3 Pro in 2014. The Yoga 3 Pro was the first device in the Yoga series to feature what Lenovo called as watchband hinge. It literally looked like a watch loop had been attached to two parts of a laptop.
Three years later, Lenovo is using the same watchband hinge but the dynamics of the materials used has changed to offer stronger and rigid bonding between two pieces. At IFA 2017, Lenovo showcased the latest advancements in that design with the launch of Yoga 920 and limited edition Yoga 920 Vibes with glass front. The successor to Yoga 910 not only brings minor design changes, but also gets major bump in performance with the use of latest chipset from Intel. Lenovo Yoga 920 Vibes is now available in India at Rs 1,27,500 excluding Goods and Services Tax (GST), going up to Rs 1,50,000 or so if you consider all taxes and levies. Here are our initial thoughts about the product.
Lenovo Yoga 920 gets one thing absolutely right – Design. It features metal unibody chassis with watchband hinge connecting the internals to the display. The design has been perfected over the years and there is zero learning curve (or worry) when you switch from laptop to tablet or tent mode. In order to make them modern, Lenovo has trimmed the bezels on the side of the display, which allows it to pack a larger display into a smaller footprint. The Yoga 920 feels compact despite having a considerably large display. For more, watch our video!