Review: Lenovo's Yoga 900S Is A Home Run On Flexibility And Style

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The first thing to know about the Yoga 900S, the new version of Lenovo's popular Yoga convertible laptop, is that it looks like a dream.

And close behind is a second thing -- it's so light it's kind of unbelievable.

While trying out the Yoga 900S in the CRN Test Center, we found those two factors only grew in their appeal over time, making it an appealing option for solution providers serving customers with on-the-go work forces.

Everything about the Yoga 900S looks nice. We tried out the Champagne Gold edition, which was black and gold all around. It's got gold keys surrounded by black palm rests, a gold watchband hinge for adjusting the display and, you guessed it, a gold exterior behind the display.

We think the thinness and lightness of this laptop may be an even bigger selling point, though.

It's a half-inch thick and weighs 2.2 pounds, which makes it insanely portable.

The appealing look and size of the device would be a bit of a moot point, of course, if the computer didn't have the right specs inside.

But it does -- the Intel Core m7 processor and 8 GB of RAM make it possible to multitask very effectively on the Yoga 900S.

The 12.5-inch touch-screen display (which looks amazing, by the way) allows users to work however feels best at the moment, perhaps scrolling down a Web page with their finger rather than other methods. The touchpad works well, although its sensitivity took a little getting used to. After a while we found that a gentle tap on the touchpad to execute a click was actually helpful rather than hurtful to productivity.

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