Out of the box
It is a very substantial box too – it would be lovely under a Christmas tree (hint, hint!)
- The Lenovo Yoga 920 (14)
- A Lenovo Active Pen 2
- 65W USB-C 20V/3.25A, 15V/3A, 9V/2A, 5V/2A charger
Mmmm bronze. My precious. It is polished anodised CNC Aluminium. It looks like a million dollars with a bronze chassis, darker bronze trackpad and steel grey keypad.
The watchband hinge, a Lenovo trademark, is stainless steel and slightly jars the aesthetics. But it is the only moving part and also houses the Wi-Fi antenna.
The Aluminium Unibody design is solid yet light. The is no flex on the base or screen. It uses screws to secure the base. There are no user serviceable parts apart from an integrated motherboard replacement.
The matte bronze finish resists fingerprints. It has four rubber feet that resist sliding around on a table. It does not have edge protectors (nor do its competitors) so use it carefully in tent mode.
The watchband hinge is solid, but the balance between screen and the base is fine – a slight touch on the screen can rock the base.
It has Windows 10 Home – no need to go there except to say that you can turn off every privacy option on install and it makes no difference to its overall function. Oh, and uninstall Candy Crush and other bloatware.
Lenovo Vantage keeps Lenovo specific drivers up to date and can run a range of hardware and software diagnostics.
It comes with a 30-day McAfee trial that is quite nagging after it has expired. You do need more comprehensive security software than Windows Defender provides. So the paid versions of McAfee, Norton, Bitdefender, ESET, Trend, and Kaspersky are the main options.
Just be aware that your out-of-the-box setup may require a few Gigabytes of downloads – not recommended for ADSL users.
The 13.9-inch 4K UHD IPS screen is superb. It has some of the blackest blacks you can get with IPS.
We measured brightness (white) at 320 nits (above the claimed level). Whites were even, and there was no sign of light bleed from the edge-lit base. Off-angle viewing was excellent.
Colour accuracy is 100% sRGB (about 75% Adobe RGB). The Intel UHD graphics software allows for colour adjustment. We could not locate any Adobe RGB or DCI-P3 colour profiles. Professional users will need to ask Lenovo if any models support that.
The contrast was excellent and allows for good daylight readability.
Bezels are 5mm on the side allowing for a larger screen in a smaller body.