Unboxing the Yoga 900S, Lenovo’s newest premium 2-in-1 Windows 10 device

Lenovo has used the Yoga line of computers to position itself as one of the premium manufacturers of 2-in-1 Windows 10 devices for several years now, and they’re looking to continue that trend with the Yoga 900S. The 900S is a slimmed down revision of last year’s Yoga 900, sacrificing a few ports and raw speed for an overall smaller size and increased battery life.

This is the thinnest and lightest Yoga that Lenovo has released so far, and it really is a pleasure to hold in hand.  It weighs in at 2.2 lbs or 999 grams and measures .5 inches, or 12.8 mm at its thickest point.  The 900S comes in two colors, Champagne Gold and Platinum Silver. Our unit is the gold variety and though it’s a big shift if you’re used to understated gadgets, it is a mercifully muted shade of gold. You can get the 900S with either a 1080p or 1440p glossy touchscreen, though we’re using the higher resolution display in our review. 

The 900S retains most of the ports on its bigger brother, the Yoga 900, including a headset jack, USB 3.0 A, USB 2.0 A, and USB C 3.0, but it’s missing another USB 3.0 A and SD card slot. Being a Yoga, it of course includes a full 360 degree hinge so it can fold into a tablet and everything in-between. Lenovo’s “watchband” hinge is included here and continues to be arguably the smoothest and most effective 2-in-1 hinge on the market today.

We’re putting together a full review and if you’re interested in going into more detail with us, it should be up in the next few days. Is there anything in particular you’re curious about or would like to us take a look at? Post in the comments below and of course, keep an eye on our website winbeta.org for more Microsoft news and reviews.

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