Yoga 920 Review – One Big Problem!


Hey, how’s it going? Dave2D here So this is a Lenovo Yoga 920, and this is their hybrid two-in-one device, their 14 inch screen device And this is a product that’s been very well received by the media by reviewers by critics They enjoy this thing a lot, and I’ve actually been using mine for about three weeks I didn’t do a review earlier because I’ve actually been using this thing as a required piece of equipment at work because I needed a two-in-one tablet there and I’ve been using this one and… I would agree that this is a good product overall I think there’s a lot of stuff I love about it, but there’s one thing that really bugs me about this product, And it’s the tablet mode. Now, I don’t talk about things that I do like to but first, it’s a very well-built device I would say this is one of the best-built devices from Lenovo especially at this price point. They went with good material choices It’s aluminum all-around and the design looks good But there’s a lot of sharp edges around this whole product and when you use it in tablet form Those sharp edges are really pronounced like you’re looking at basically, edges on the top, the bottom, the sides It’s sharp all-around and I really don’t like holding this device in a tablet form [How To Peel A Carrot The Correct Way] I feel like a two-in-one tablet device shouldn’t be this sharp on the edges Now, the hinge that they use is the classic Lenovo watchband hinge and it’s awesome It’s just built really well. This thing has two major benefits First, it allows you to fold the screen all the way down to the back I mean that’s what makes it the hybrid two-in-one device that it is And it’s also a really stiff hinge in the sense that it doesn’t matter what angle you put the screen at. It’ll hold its position and just won’t flop down or whatever It’s also nice for like, artwork if you’re using the pen on it. It doesn’t wobble around too much You can open it up on the bottom, it’s just a bunch of Torx screws, but when you get in there It’s a little bit disappointing because the RAM and the drive are extremely difficult, if not impossible to replace The drive is super fast which is great but just make sure that you configure it the way you want right on the factory because you won’t be able to easily upgrade the RAM and the storage. Now the ports on this thing are… good, but limited, so you’re getting one USB-A and two Thunderbolt 3 ports You’ll be charging the device using one of those ports And they actually support four lanes of PCIe so if you have an external GPU, you’re getting maximum bandwidth on this device Performance is really good It’s running the new 8th gen CPUs from Intel and the multi-core applications really flex on these CPUs But most applications won’t feel too different from the older 7th generation CPUs Just because a lot of applications aren’t capable of taking advantage of the multi-core stuff The GPU is capable of playing some lighter games, but nothing crazy Fan noise and thermals are also really comfortable never gets uncomfortably loud, or hot The performance is quite good on this thing The keyboard is excellent. Lenovo is known for making really good keyboards, and this is one of them I got used to typing on it really quickly and it’s just a comfortable, spacious keyboard The trackpad has good and bad. The tracking is good, Windows Precision drivers, can’t go wrong with that. The button mechanic is mediocre It’s not a bad click. It’s just not as tactile as I’d like it to be. You can hear it, It’s just more hollow than I’d like my trackpad’s to be. It’s a fine trackpad, just not my favorite Screen, 4K panel on this particular one It comes at a 1080p panel in the base model, but the 4K panel is colorful with good viewing angles But, it’s not super bright. See, on laptops like dedicated laptops I guess I’m more forgiving for not super bright screens, but on a two-in-one device I kind of want to see a screen that’s just brighter because, you often use it as a tablet or as a tent mode thing and when it’s in those modes, You kind of need brighter screens because you’re not always sitting at a perfectly angled desk and stuff like that I would have liked to have seen a brighter panel, but this was not bad The 4K screens come with a pen and this feels actually really similar to the Surface Pen’s, at least the new ones 4096 levels of pressure, and it’s a nice pen The battery life is really good It’s a nine hour battery with the screen at 250 nits, and that’s with the 4K panel. If you’re running the lower-res screen, the 1080p panel, my guess is 11 hours, maybe 11.5 hours, so full day battery with ease – The webcam looks like this, like the image quality is decent It’s not super high resolution, but the colors look okay The image is actually shot from the top middle of the screen which is rare because on a thin bezel screen like this, it usually shoots in the bottom, looks up your nose this looks normal, which I like The speakers are pretty mediocre. I don’t love them They don’t sound bad. It’s just that they’re positioned poorly So in laptop mode, they’re positioned right on the bottom They just literally fire right into the table with like a millimeter of gap. It just distorts the sound really poorly. In tent mode, it’s a little better, but you basically have this echo chamber where the sound bounces back and forth and again It just distorts the sound. It’s also not great in tablet mode because the speakers are right behind the screen and the sound just kind of gets distorted and muffled by the position again. So overall, I think this is a good device, a great device, if you use it as a laptop predominantly, so if you just almost never use it for other things other than a laptop, this is a great pick up I think this is one of the best two-in-one hybrid devices that I’ve used when it comes to a laptop device But the moment you use it as a tablet, things just don’t feel comfortable for me I just don’t enjoy the weight, I don’t enjoy the ergonomics I certainly don’t enjoy the sharp edges like it’s just something that… Yeah, and I’ve been using this for three weeks now, pretty regularly I don’t think I’ll ever get used to it so, if that bothers you, then you probably shouldn’t get this device, which makes it weird because that’s what this was for, the whole two-in-one thing, but… Yeah, that’s what we have. Okay, hope you guys enjoyed this video! Thumbs if you liked it, subs if you loved it! See you guys next time!

100 Comments

  1. An awesome laptop, decent tent-mode device but not a great tablet, those edges are nasty sharp. Thanks for watching!

  2. But…can it pass the CARROT test???? :O
    Even I didn't see that plot twist coming 😂

  3. Very thorough review

  4. Gordon Ramsey is quaking.
    Sorry I'll stop 😂😂

  5. Dave is so extra…. A carrot? Lol

  6. carrot is making me horny!

  7. I want one

  8. Love the carrot scraper feature!

  9. Carrot

  10. Can someone please tell me what is the best 2in1 laptop cuz rn i got comparison for yoga 920, hp x360 13 2in1 and dell x360 13 2in1

  11. what is the price?

  12. So happy to find your channel. Thank you for this review. I've been laptop shopping and have been very frustrated with the options in the $2-3K range. Was set on XPS 13, but passed due to webcam placement. Considered MacBook Pro, but I feel like Apple's just laughing at us while taking our $. Bought a Surface Book 2, but realized it's not the right machine. I think this 920 will do until something better comes on the market.

  13. Please review jumper ezbook x4……

  14. what would u get in this price range? a surface book 2 or a hp spectre 360 or this yoga 920?
    Hoping for your answer @dave2d

  15. Thoughts on buying the Yoga 920 or waiting for the Yoga c930 (not Yoga Book c930)? Thanks

  16. I love your carrot example. Hey never say you can't make eggrolls.. never know, if you're a student and don't have a knife, you can just use that yoga. LOL JK just being silly

  17. Did he just… peel carrots with this laptop? LMAO

  18. I love the intro music you've got in all your videos

  19. I would love this device,

    But I am broke!

  20. Pen uses Wacom and not stupid ntrig right?

  21. Should have shot this video in Kitchen……

  22. I Use a Lenovo Yoga

  23. Maybe the other reviewers werent cucks

  24. So it's a 3 in 1 then.
    But what is it exactly what bothers you? You just feel uncomfortable because of a "sharp edge"?
    I testet the device yesterday by just writing something down in documents and to be honest. I can not really agree to your "excellent" rating for the keyboard. For me it was the mainreason to leave it behind. Yes. It may is well processed but the accuracy and feeling by typing documents is pretty horrible. I cannot write fastly and exactly. I always had to look on my hands and also to prove and correct the written text inspite of. Mabye I'm not accustomed with "such kind of keybords" enough but there are laptops in much lower price segments who offers better handling (just meant in terms of writing but striking by many highclass laptops nowadays!).

  25. Hey Dave, there’s at least one site that rips off your videos word for word and claims them as their own.. https://sellbroke.com/2018/01/04/yoga-920-one-big-problem/

  26. 😂😂😂carrot

  27. You can just use a laptop cover underneath the laptop in tablet form then it should feel better. No sharp edges.

  28. this laptop is so good

  29. I buy me one thanks bro

  30. I recently purchased this laptop and I absolutely love it!

  31. Can you do a review for lenova c930!!!!

  32. You can peel carrot with anything geek!

  33. Right now I am using the yoga 920 to watch this.

  34. Dave Lee,
    If you have to choose only one windows Laptop, which one would you choose? your reply will really be appreciated.

  35. Chinese man

  36. Is this better than new macbook air and Macbook pro 13 without touch bar??

  37. Thanks for the review, definitely going to buy it – i have always wanted a fancy carrot peeler.

  38. Lenovo: actually it's a 3 in 1

  39. Is it better than New Macbook Air?

  40. Waste of a red camera when youre using poor quality lighting

  41. is this laptop good for university student

  42. Hey Dave- – please review the C930 which has less sharp edges, a rotating sound bar speaker and an upgradeable drive. Looking forward to your review on that. I think Lenovo must be watching your reviews : )

  43. Absolutely LOVE my 920. Best tech purchase Ive made in a loooong time.

  44. Hey, Can you do a review on LENOVO YOGA C930

  45. my mom brought home this laptop today and i gotta say this is the fanciest laptop i've ever used. although this is not mine and i only have a few hours with it plus i'm a broke tech enthusiast but this laptop making me excited. not the best my my god this laptop sure is lookin' good!

  46. You call it a problem. I call it a feature lol

  47. i wish you made a video on the 730

  48. Very very very tagarah laptop I hate you this video stupid video

  49. Great video as always! Would love to see you do a review on the new C930. 🙂

  50. Hi Dave, nice review, thanks! Just typing on a lovely 920 glass model asking you to introduce the all new Yoga C930. Will you have one of those? Cheers, Manfred

  51. The most advanced vegetable cutting machine.

  52. I just tested both 920 and c930 at the store and I now know why they have sharp edges. Lenovo must have decided this way so that the unit stand more secure in tent mode than Samsung notebook pro 9 15 inch 2-1. I wanted to buy Samsung or c930 yoga, but

  53. It’s actually a three in one because you can use it as a knife

  54. I finnishing my review on same model, but i had only 8250U i5 config. And one of my biggest problem with it was CPU throttling in stress test was after some second CPU speed 1.9GHz from max turbo speed 3.4GHz. Lenovo keeping temp around 70 degree of Celsium so after that starting CPU with throttling.

  55. I was thinking of purchasing this to record youtube videos with……your opinion?

  56. What is the intro music

  57. I love sharp edges

  58. How can you complain about the 3 in one yoga920…. who else ? DELL, Asus, etc. Includes a kitchen aid? Thats the way of the future…. maybe they next time includes the worlds thinnest dish washer …. a 4 in one device……

  59. laptops need to be thicker.

  60. people are gradually trying to turn computers into phones to lower our standards of devices and make more money off of overpriced mobile crap.

  61. Lenovo sucks, all their products suck, don't buy… Lenovo sucks…

  62. 👌😊

  63. This or XPS 13 9360?

  64. You dont like nothing!!!!! 😠

  65. You can say this device has a cutting edge design!!

  66. DON´T BUY LENOVO. DON´T BUY LENOVO. O meu 910 comprado nos EUA funcionou 1 ano e meio, queimou a placa, sem conserto no Brasil, sendo que o modelo é vendido aqui, nos EUA placa custa USS 500,00 em média, e mais, todo o interior é soldado, não posso tirar e usar nada (memória, etc) em outro notebook. Ganhei um peso de papel bem caro em um curto período de tempo. Lenovo nunca mais.

  67. Roses are red,
    My screen has gone blue,
    I think I’ve deleted system 32.

  68. The hinge looks so weird.

  69. I like your vídeo… and your room. I suscribe to your channel. From Spain.

  70. Click bait, the body is not sharp and no problem

  71. I have one and I agree: the tablet mode is unappealing. I couldn’t quite explain why, but I think you hit the nail on the head with the sharp edges verdict

  72. I've had mine for little over a year and I've found the edges become less sharp as I continue to use it. I just had to have the keyboard replaced and I was surprised at how much sharper the edges are than before I replaced it!

  73. You have to be a professional jackass to pay that kind of money for this. I'm seeing gaming laptops for less with much better specs.

  74. But why is the laptop in the thumbnail?

  75. So what laptop do you use Dave?

  76. Is it Yoga920 good for drawing porpouses?

  77. I'm I the only one here who actually Loves Sharpness….??

  78. Yoga 920 or 530 …which one is better for a student? Please answer

  79. Yoga 930?

  80. Just bought it today and planning to upgrade the ram to 16gb from current 8gb and ssd to 1tb from current 256gb..just wanted to know if its possible or not (hope so). Other than that, the display is simply awesome and overall feel is quite premium.

  81. Sounds pretty anal and whiny review to me why don't you say what computer would suit you just perfectly.

  82. Guys,is it better than zenbook flip 14? For casul middle gaming and every day work

  83. After watching 483 reviews from this guy, I am still waiting for the one in which he thinks the laptop is good.

  84. I have never watched this guy’s videos for interest of purchasing laptops. I just like watching him bitch and moan about different laptop problems.

  85. I have it and its shit. Never been able to use it. Damn thing hangs all the time.

  86. Yoga 930?

  87. I personally love the feel of the "sharp edges" it feels tactical. I do wish the screen was a little taller. They have extra black or white space near the fold where it would have made an even better wider screen for portrait mode. Still not bad though. I kind of wish they told you the lanes for Thunderbolt on this thing. I'm glad it hit the shot in the dark with it. I probably use it with an egpu as a mobile desktop/laptop.

  88. How would you say the color accuracy is?

  89. Dave is a sissy girl ,he wont even used a knife for cutting

  90. Yoga 920 or c930? Price to performance ratio

  91. My Laptop has basically everything in the Yoga except a FREAKIN THUNDERBOLT 3 PORT

  92. David is a pussy I been using this tablet and never have much problems myself

  93. Hyperventilating in the classroom is a real issue, please help.

  94. Carrot

  95. Enable Dolby atmos and dare to talk about the sound again

  96. Just got this laptop no idea why everyone mentions it being really sharp.. I am actually trying hard to get cut on this laptop, still nothing. The one part I hate so far, is its pretty loud the fan, seems to always come on with temperature going up to high 90's

  97. Which tv is in the background??

  98. This why is Microsoft surface book 2 is the best. Please reply. 😋😋😋😋😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎👩‍💻👩‍💻👩‍💻👩‍💻👩‍💻👩‍💻👩‍💻👩‍💻👩‍💻👩‍💻👩‍💻👩‍💻

  99. #NoToCarrotAbuse #CarrotLivesMatter

  100. The first time I've seen somebody use a computer for meal prep…

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