Lenovo Yoga 920 Review: Pros, Cons, Performance & More

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Lenovo Yoga 920

Lenovo Yoga 920

USD
8.7

Value for Money Score

8.5/10

Reliability Score

9.1/10

Performance Score

9.0/10

Specifications and Features Score

8.5/10

Design Score

8.2/10

Pros

  • Great sound quality
  • Decent power
  • Thin
  • Lovely design
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Plastic stylus-holder
  • Louder fans
  • Tablet keyboard
  • Lacks graphical power
  • Not easily available

Verdict

Though Lenovo Yoga 920 has some serious drawbacks, such as mediocre graphics performance, low storage space and inadequate number of ports, it comes with several top-end features that justify its hefty price tag.

It offers ultra-smart performance for day-to-day works and professionally demanding tasks. Even you can run medium-level games without feeling any bumpiness in its performance.

To sum it up, Lenovo Yoga 920 is a sizzling hot beauty and a stellar performer. Go for it and you will not rue your choice!

Lenovo Yoga 920 & Variant Laptops Price

Introduction

Decorated with 8th generation Intel core mobile processor, 16GB system memory and 512GB solid state drive, Lenovo Yoga 920 is a convertible model.

The 2-in-1 system looks really stylish with its plain design nicely camouflaging underlying sophistication.

Lenovo Yoga 920 Exterior View

The lightweight model runs fast, thanks to the high-end Intel core processor it accommodates under the lid.

Designed and developed for Windows Ink, the device runs on Windows 10 Home Operating system.

The model is equipped with a pack of the best-in-class hardware and software features to provide a truly immersive end-user experience.

Lenovo Yoga 920 sports a 13.9” touch screen built to respond to hands-on control.

The system features very high resolution measuring 3840×2160 pixels, thereby offering stunning picture quality and ensuring visual extravaganza.

Lenovo Yoga 920

Buy for: Great sound quality and decent power.

Beware of: Plastic stylus-holder

Best uses for: Food and nutrition students, office use and other purposes.

The alternatives:

Specs Details:

Reliability

Lenovo is one of the top 10 computer (both desktop and laptop) manufacturing brands in the world. The company has good sale and extreme popularity throughout the world.

Unlike Apple, Lenovo has offers for every budget. Lenovo Yoga 920 has a high price slip but that is not surprising once you get to know about the features and functions it packs in.

Yoga 920 is a much-awaited introduction from the den of Lenovo. Flaunting off a smart flip-and-fold design, the device accommodates speedy processor and enough storage area under the cover.

It comes with a fleet of accessories to serve your different needs, with absence of a built-in CD/DVD drive being its only drawback in this category.

Let us now explore its different components to understand why it has created a strong sensation in the market.

Performance – Processing Power

Lenovo Yoga 920 comes in three different versions. In some countries, the lowest-grade option is not available.

In this write-up, we are discussing about the Yoga 920 model that accommodates an 8th generation Intel core processor, 16GB system memory and 512GB of storage space.

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If compared with its predecessor that packs a 7th generation processor, you are less likely to spot any difference in day-to-day activities but during our test, we noticed a remarkable improvement in performance.

From the results from multiple tests and high-level tasks thrown at it, we can say it safely that you will experience a super performance for processor-intensive works.

The system is not designed for high-end graphic works or games. However, it is most unlikely that you will experience any bottleneck while processing large image files.

We played “The Walking Dead” at medium settings and noticed no bumpy performance.

Benchmarks

CPU

1. It is necessary to study the benchmarks of the processing units of this laptop in order to be able to understand its true processing capabilities. Geekbench 5 is a very popular benchmarking scale where anyone can easily get the benchmarks of various processing units.

Two types of processor scores are available on this website. Firstly, we have the single core score, which is related to how well the processor performs when it uses only one core.

In addition to this, there is also the multi-core score, which indicates how well the processor performs with multiple processors. Taking a look at other processors’ scores in the same category will help you to get a better understanding.

There is a single core score of 878 on browser.geekbench.com for the Intel Core i7-8550U in the single-core test. In terms of the multi-core score, it is 2622. The Intel Core i7-8650U is considered to be a very close competitor of the Intel Core i7-8550U.

A single core score of 902 is obtained, while a multi-core score of 2735 is achieved by the Intel Core i7-8650U. We can easily conclude, based on these scores, that performance-wise, the Intel Core i7-8650U is a better option than the Intel Core i7-8550U.

So we can say that the Dell Latitude 7490 performs better than the Lenovo Yoga 920 because the Dell laptop has the better processor ( Intel Core i7-8650U).On the same context, we can say the Dell Latitude 5590 Business Laptop, which has Intel Core i5-8250U can’t deliver as smooth performance as the Lenovo Yoga 920 can. In Geekbench 5, Intel Core i5-8250U achieves 771 and 1971 points in single-core and multi-core testing.

2. There is another benchmarking website that is very popular, called Cpubennchmark.net. ‘Average CPU Mark’ for the Intel Core i7-8550U is 6003 on this website. 2081 is the chip’s single thread rating. It currently holds a rank of 1085.

The experts have found that this processor has a very low margin of error based on the analysis of 5462 samples. It has taken the lowest position in the list of ‘CPU Mark Relative to Top 10 Common Laptop CPUs’.

3. A score of 2686 is achieved by the Intel Core i7-8550U on the 3DMark Time Spy Physics Test. Currently, it has a 3DMark rank of 198.

4. According to UserBenchmark, the average benchmark score for the Intel Core i7-8550U is 61.2%. It is ranked 527th out of 1355 processors. Therefore, it doesn’t seem to be an efficient or reliable processor for the high end users of this era.

GPU

1. According to 3DMark, Intel UHD 620 ranks 192 and achieves a 362 ‘3DMark Time Spy Graphics Score’. A popularity rank of 200 has been assigned to this integrated graphic chip. According to the 3DMark Time Spy Graphics Score, it is marginally better than the Intel HD Graphics 620, which scores 337.

In contrast, Intel HD Graphics 530 and Intel HD Graphics 630 have better scores than Intel HD Graphics 620, and the scores are 389 and 391 respectively.

2. An average G3D mark of 889 has been achieved by the Intel UHD 620 on the Videocard Benchmarks. The G2D mark of this integrated graphics card is 662 and its overall rank is 929.

Although this GPU can be considered a good integrated graphics card, its performance is quite poor when compared with the other dedicated graphics cards of this time. It is not a good option for those who want to play HD games.

3. Based on UserBenchmark scores, Intel UHD 620 is ranked 386th out of 683 GPUs with an average benchmark score of 4.84 percent.

Design & Build – Thin yet Masculine

As Lenovo Yoga 920 is demanding an exorbitant price, you definitely want it to look and feel excellent. Without any doubt, Lenovo has done a superb job with the model.

The lightweight model weighs a little more than 3.0 pounds and feels amazingly sturdy.

The handsome model flaunts off fine metallic finishing that certainly contributes to its premium character.

However, after being run for a few hours, the metal finish converts itself into a fingerprint magnet and thereby, requires you to use a microfiber cloth to retain its pristine beauty.

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Yoga 920 is truly an eye-candy device. Its hinges along the back sport the kind of look that forced us to think what it should be called – stylish or gaudy.

However, we have no such dilemma regarding the build quality and strength of the hinges.

Let us make it clear that these are very important characters for a convertible system as a lot of action involves these hinges whenever the users spin the screen orientation.

The display bezel of this Lenovo Yoga 920 is strikingly thin. The maker has fitted the webcam back at the top of the real estate area where it should be.

On its predecessor, i.e., Yoga 910, the webcam was anchored in the bottom bezel, which is definitely an awkward position.

The HandBrake test on Yoga 920 revealed some thermal issues but not to a serious degree. You can put the blame partially on its display character.

However, HP Spectre x360 features a touch display too but is free of any thermal throttling.

On the other hand, both Spectre and Yoga are 2-in-1 models and feature a sophisticated design in the aspect of handling the thermal issues.

Display Characters

Lenovo Yoga 920 offers real visual pleasure. The system features a 13.9-inch display area, solid viewing angles and 5mm bezels on the tops as well as the sides among its main display characters.

Lenovo Yoga 920 Display

Lenovo has retained almost inch-thick bezel running along the bottom of the display area of its Yoga 910 model into the immediate successor and that feels the only bummer in otherwise excellent visual delight.

The LED backlight-enabled touch screen is quickly responsive to hands-on control and that is pretty good, allowing the users to exercise more control over display features. The display screen is built around IPS technology.

With an extremely high resolution (3840×2160), the device produces very sharp and detailed images. However, that does not mean it delivers the brightest kind of pictures.

Graphics Power

It is truly unfortunate that when the 8th generation Intel core processor is behind the screen to help the system perform demanding tasks, built-in Intel HD 620 graphics produces ho-hum shows.

The 3D Mark Sky Diver results of the Yoga 920 are comparable with its recent breeds of ultrabook competitors.

However, for an exciting gaming experience, the hard-core gamers should pony up for a device having a discrete graphics core (for example, Samsung Notebook 9 pro).

Storage

Of a few drawbacks of Lenovo Yoga 920, one is definitely low storage area. The model in our discussion comes with only 512GB of storage capacity.

It is needless to say that this much is not enough for the modern-day users as they need to save a larger number of text, graphics and video files in the system.

Many of its competitors are offering more space at more or less the same price. What is more, some low-priced systems also come with a far better offer in this area.

Battery Life

In online streaming for battery test, Lenovo Yoga 920 offered an impressive battery life – nearly 13 hours.

Lenovo Yoga 920 Battery

With the display set at 70 percent brightness, we continued with our work for 8 hours for medium usage and some battery life was still alive.

Therefore, the length of battery life is a subject to type of usage. Yoga 920 comes with a full HD display and you will experience a less runtime for 4K display. Let us talk about that.

We performed another crucial test on Lenovo Yoga 920 to have a complete hang of its battery backup.

We run a 4K video while using built-in Windows 10 Movies as well as TV app, turning the brightness level to about 250 nits and keeping the sound on.

The result is the system continued running for more than 10.5 hours. Now that sounds really great and it is nearly similar to what you will experience with Lenovo 910.

Once Dell XPS 13 and HP Spectre x360 are brought into the picture, the battery backup result of Lenovo Yoga 920 will not feel as great as you felt before.

This is simply because, other two systems have a smaller battery (60WHr) if compared with Yoga 920 (70WHr) but offer better drainage power.

Additional Specs

Just like its design and display, the spec sheet of Lenovo Yoga 920 will truly blow your mind away. Let us talk about the main points on the sheet of additional specs.

Keyboard: The backlit keyboard of Lenovo Yoga 920 feels strong and responsive. Check out Lenovo yoga 920 user manual.

Lenovo Yoga 920 Keyboard

The diminutive Shift key on the right side on Yoga 910 has now regained its standard size on Yoga 920.

On the other hand, four arrow keys, which occupy extra real estate on the Yoga 910 keyboard, have retreated back to Shift key.

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The Yoga 920 keyboard flaunts off a small pack of additional hotkeys that will help you with multiple activities.

With them, you can easily activate airplane mode, refresh desktop, control external display, toggle camera, touchpad and microphone etc.

Trackpad: The trackpad also feels smooth and responsive. A fingerprint reader is housed on the right of the trackpad, allowing the users to unlock their Windows profile and log into the apps supported by Windows Hello.

Audio: The JBL speakers built in Yoga 920 produce very loud and sharp sound. No mention-worthy bass but a great deal of mid-range detailing and absence of audible distortion in sound take the things up a few notches.

Lenovo Yoga 920 Speaker

Active Pen 2: It is, in true sense, an excellent accessory accompanying Yoga 920. As per what Lenovo claims, Yoga 920 comes with over 4, 000 levels of pressure sensitivity.

Lenovo Yoga 920 Pen Support

Though we did not experiment with each level of sensitivity, we definitely enjoyed our time with it within the scope of Windows Ink Workspace, featuring a collection of pen-friendly apps placed on the Windows 10 toolbar.

Ports: As Lenovo Yoga 920 is a very slim model, therefore, it does not house a dozen of ports. On its left, you will find a combo of two USB-C ports and headphone/mic jack.

Lenovo Yoga 920 Left Side Ports

On the right, the device houses a USB-A 3.0 port of full size. Definitely, the system cannot brag of offering plenty of ports but is a better choice than the MacBook that has only one USB-C port.

Lenovo Yoga 920 Right Side Ports

If you need to use a number of USB devices, an adapter can solve your purpose. However, Yoga 920 comes with a built-in Bluetooth support.

What Do Users Think?

Our expert talked to Lenovo Yoga 920 users and compiled their opinions here.

Most users offer excellent feedbacks about Lenovo Yoga 920. Though not meant for the gaming enthusiasts, still this device is not bad for entertainment.

The users have only good things to say about its design, build and performance.

Our Testing & Analysis Report

The in-house testing and analysis team tested the CPU and GPU of the Lenovo Yoga 920 on Geekbench.

They found that the single-core performance score of the CPU was 878 points and its multi-core score was 2622. On average, the CPU Mark value was found to be 6003 and its single thread rating was 2081.

On the other hand, when our technical experts put the CPU on the 3DMark Time Spy Physics Test, the score was found to be 2686 on average.

Based on these facts and figures, our team concluded that the CPU is not extremely powerful to suffice the needs of high-end computing tasks. However, it is quite reliable and efficient for basic to moderate computing with a low margin of error.

As for the GPU, according to the 3DMark Time Spy Graphics test it scored 362, which is just average, and an average of 889 points on the G3D mark and 662 points on the G2D mark.

It can render images steadily at a low frame rate of about 30 fps, as it was found by us on the Heaven and Valley gaming benchmarks,

When we tested the display for its color accuracy, viewing angles, and other features, we found that though the viewing angles were solid, the images were not the brightest. However, the details were reasonably clear.

The touch response of the screen was found to be quite good and offered pretty good control.

When we tested its battery, we found that it lasted for more than 10 hours on a single charge with about 70% brightness which performed basic to medium computing tasks.

However, the battery seems to drain fast while running videos at 4K resolution at about 250 nits of brightness.

Questions & Answers:

Does Lenovo Yoga 920 come with the Active Pen 2?

Yes, this laptop device comes with an active pen 2.

Does the Lenovo Yoga 920 have an HDMI port?

No, this device does not possess any HDMI port.

Is the Lenovo Yoga 920 equipped with an ethernet port?

No, this Lenovo laptop doesn’t have an ethernet port.

About Puja Chatterjee

AvatarPuja Chatterjee, a distinguished technical writer, boasts an extensive and nuanced understanding of computer technology. She is an esteemed graduate of the Bengal Institute of Management Studies (BIMS), where she honed her skills and knowledge in the tech domain. Over the span of more than 12 years, Puja has developed a deep expertise that encompasses not only technology writing, where she articulates complex technical concepts with clarity and precision, but also in the realm of client relationship management. Her experience in this area is characterized by her ability to effectively communicate and engage with clients, ensuring their needs are met with the highest level of professionalism and understanding of their technical requirements. Puja's career is marked by a commitment to excellence in both written communication within the tech industry and fostering strong, productive relationships with clients.

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Puja Chatterjee, a distinguished technical writer, boasts an extensive and nuanced understanding of computer technology. She is an esteemed graduate of the Bengal Institute of Management Studies (BIMS), where she honed her skills and knowledge in the tech domain. Over the span of more than 12 years, Puja has developed a deep expertise that encompasses not only technology writing, where she articulates complex technical concepts with clarity and precision, but also in the realm of client relationship management. Her experience in this area is characterized by her ability to effectively communicate and engage with clients, ensuring their needs are met with the highest level of professionalism and understanding of their technical requirements. Puja's career is marked by a commitment to excellence in both written communication within the tech industry and fostering strong, productive relationships with clients.
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