Lenovo has been in the convertible laptop market for a long time, but this year it introduced the Yoga line with a new design and hinge. It's called a watchband hinge because it looks like the metallic bracelets of watches, and it does a great job of fusing the laptop's display and keyboard sections together. The hinge also stays stable in whatever position you're using the laptop, and it doesn't wobble when you try to bend it like other 360-degree notebooks.
Lenovo's new laptops use the sixth-generation Intel Skylake processor, and you can choose between Core i5 or i7 models. Both configurations have 8GB of RAM and 256GB solid state storage. The base model is $1,099 (AU$2,199 in Australia and
The Yoga 900 is thin and light, and it has good battery life for a 13-inch convertible. Its screen is a bit brighter than the one on the rival HP Spectre x360, and it also has more accurate colors. The touch-sensitive display responds quickly to finger gestures, and it has a wide viewing angle.
While the new Yoga 900 is a great convertible, it still has some issues. It doesn't have a dedicated GPU, so it can't handle heavy graphics work as well as the Surface Book. It's also a little more expensive than the Surface Book.