Lenovo redesigned its top-of-the-line consumer ultraportable for the end of 2015 and the start of 2016. The $1,199 Yoga 900 is one of the most attractive laptops you can get right now. It combines a high-resolution screen, powerful Core i5 or i7 Skylake processors, fast SSD storage and plenty of power into a thin and light package.
The magnesium-alloy case is pretty much unchanged from last year's model, save for a fresh logo and some color choices. The "watchband" hinge is also back, and it's still a joy to use. It looks a bit over-complicated when closed, but it stays firmly in place and moves smoothly when opened or flipped to Tablet mode.
Tech Times likes the way the screen folds flat against the back of the body in Tablet mode, and how magnets keep the two halves of the laptop tied together in this position. It also likes that the keyboard and trackpad are deactivated when in Tablet mode, to prevent accidental commands.
It adds that the battery can hold up to nine hours of video playback. That's about the same as the HP Spectre x360, but more than Microsoft's Surface Book can manage.
The Lenovo 900 is also a good choice for people who want to do some light photo or video editing on the go, as well as other everyday tasks like web browsing with multiple tabs open and editing Office documents. It's not as well built as a MacBook, but it's still fairly durable and easy to carry around.