By using Intel's Core i series processors,
Lenovo fixed the main complaint with the Yoga
3 Pro. The Core i processor on this year's
Yoga 900 is far more powerful than the Core 
processor on last year's model, and to help
improve battery life, Lenovo said that it has
increased the battery by 50% on this

Here's the Lenovo Yoga 900 configuration sent
to techradar for review

Processor: 2.5GHz Intel Core i7-6500U
(dual-core, 4MB cache, up to 3.1GHz with
Turbo Boost)
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 520
Display: 13.3-inch QHD+ 3,200 x 1,800 IPS
display, 10-point multitouch, 300 nits
Storage: 512GB SSD
Memory: 16GB LP-DDR3 RAM
Camera: 720p front-facing
Ports: 2 x USB Type A 3.0, 1 x USB Type C
3.0 with video out, 1 x DC input with USB 2.0
functionality, 4-in-1 card reader, audio combo

Weight: 2.84 pounds
Size: 12.75 x 8.86 x 0.59 inches
While the top, bottom and hinge are silver on
our review unit, the sides of the Yoga 900 are

There is one USB port on each side of
the laptop. On the left side, you'll also find a
multi-card reader and a USB-C port. Lenovo
representatives confirmed that you cannot
charge the Yoga 900 through this port.

Essentially, the new USB-C port is used to
output video to a monitor or for connecting
devices, like Google's Nexus 6P smartphone,
to your laptop for data transfer. The Yoga 900
lacks a dedicated video output port, like HDMI
or DisplayPort.

You'll also find Lenovo's proprietary power port
on the left side. The power cable has a flat tip,
and you'll notice that it looks similar to a
traditional USB port. Lenovo made some
enhancements to this port so that when you're
not using the power cable to charge your Yoga,
you can also use this port as a USB 2.0 port,
giving your laptop three total USB ports.

Similarly, you can use remove the power cable
from the power brick, connect a USB cable and
use the power brick to charge a phone or
tablet. This innovation allows business travelers
to leave behind their smartphone charger if they
want to alternate between charging the Yoga
and their mobile device.

On the right side, you'll find the combo audio
jack, raised power button and an auto-rotate
lock button, which is useful in tablet mode.

Pricing for the Yoga 900 at this configuration is
$1,499 (£997, AU$2,131). For comparison, at
this price point, you'll be able to get the base
Surface Book with an Intel Core i5 processor,
8GB RAM, 128GB solid state storage and no
discrete graphics. You'd be getting more for
your money with the Yoga.

At the base configuration, the Yoga 900 will
come with an Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB
RAM and a 256GB solid state drive. Unlike the
Surface Book, none of the Yoga 900
configurations come with discrete graphics, so
the line's performance is similar to the Surface
Pro 4 , as both rely on Intel's integrated HD

At CES 2016 , Lenovo also announced a
business variant of this hybrid called the Yoga
900 Business Edition . The enterprise variant is
designed around the BYOD movement and
adds support for a TPM module.

Compared to Microsoft's Surface Pro 4, which
is one of the few convertible notebooks that's
released with Intel's sixth generation processor,
the Yoga 900 delivered similar results. Our
Intel Core i5-equipped Surface Pro 4 generated
2,406 points on PCMark 8's CPU test. It scored
856, 3,673 and 5,873 points on Fire Strike, Sky
Diver and Cloud Gate graphics tests.

Similarly, our Surface Book with an Intel Core i5
processor score 2,336 points on the PCMark 8
benchmark. The Surface Book benefited from
its discrete GPU in the graphics department,
generating scores of 1,868, 6,089 and 7,285
on Fire Strike, Sky Diver and Cloud Gate tests,
respectively. These graphics scores are roughly
double the performance of the integrated Intel
HD Graphics 520.

Compared to the Spectre x360 , which runs last
generation's Intel Broadwell processors, the
PCMark and 3DMark results are fairly similar
without any big differences in performance. The
Spectre generated 2,424 points on PCMark,
621 points on Fire Strike, 2,297 on Sky Diver
and 4,722 on Cloud Gate tests.

Benchmarks only tell part of the story, and real-
world usage generally frames the narrative
around how a laptop works. The Yoga 900
performs faster than any device with a first
generation Intel Core M processor, thanks to its
high-end Core i7 Skylake CPU

Apps launched quickly, and I was able to
perform basic video and photo editing without
any lags or issues. Similarly, multitasking was
no challenge for the Yoga 900. I had several
Chrome browser windows open, each with
multiple tabs, Microsoft Word and Excel in the
background, three different chat and messaging
clients as well as my standard Windows 10
Mail and Calendar apps.

One of the first things that I did when I began
using the Yoga 900 is remove the bundled
McAfee anti-virus software. I didn't notice any
performance improvements after the
uninstallation, but I was relieved of the
annoying popups.