Lenovo Yoga 920 (14) bends backward to look good (Australian review)
4.4Overall Score
Price (RRP): $1,899 to $2,999 Manufacturer: Lenovo

The new Lenovo Yoga 920 (14) bends backwards via a unique 360° ‘watchband’ hinge giving flexibility. Match that with a range of options including an FHD or 4K touchscreen, 8th generation Intel Core i5 or i7, memory storage and fingerprint reader. It is a complete package.

The Lenovo Yoga 920 (14) represents all that is right in the world of ultra-light, ultra-slim, laptops.

First, it has the 360° hinge that is more useful than a clamshell and sturdier than a hybrid 2-in-1.

Next, its designers have banished the typical bland polished aluminium for a beautiful bronze anodised finish. It looks different, better (to borrow an Aldi saying).

And if you have the cash (it starts at $1,899, but you really want to spend $2,999), you can get the latest and fastest everything.

What is a Yoga?

The Lenovo Yoga Family is a consumer-verging-on-prosumer line of 360° hinge ultralight laptops. It gets its name from the Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which is the adoption of specific bodily postures.

It sits below the ThinkPad and IdeaPad commercial range and above its Lenovo V (Value range).

Models include the 300, 500, 700, 900 (360°) and ThinkPad versions. Niche marketing at its best.

It was also the ‘sub-brand’ that Lenovo tried so hard to establish with a supposed hip, above-the-line advertising campaign last year.

Here is the TVC – love it or hate it.

Review model

Australian website here.

Our review model is the top-of-the-range Lenovo Yoga 920 (14) 920-13IKB Model 80Y7 – who dreams these numbers up. Online order price as tested is $2,999.

It has

  • Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8/2.4MHz (i5-8250U available)
  • Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • 9-inch UHD 4K IPS 300 nit Touchscreen (FHD option)
  • 16GB PC4-19200, 2400MHz DDR4 RAM (soldered on the motherboard – 8GB option)
  • 512GB PCIe 3.0 x 4 lane NVMe SSD (soldered on the motherboard 256GB option)
  • Battery and USB-C 65W charger
  • Wacom based Lenovo Active Pen 2 (option)
  • 720p webcam
  • JBL Tuned Dolby Audio Premium certification 2W x 2, quad array microphone, combo audio/microphone jack, Dolby Atmos-ready
  • Qualcomm Atheros Wi-Fi AC, QCA 61x4A, 2 x 2 MIMO and BT 4.1
  • Fingerprint reader and TPM Chip
  • 1-year warranty return to Lenovo (upgradable to 3-year $185.90 option)
  • 1 x USB-A 3.0
  • 2 x USB-C 3.1 Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • 323 x 223.5 x 13.95 mm x 1.37kg

And here is the TVC for the Lenovo Yoga 920