Lenovo unveils YOGA 900 convertible laptop and YOGA Home 900 portable All-in-One

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Windows 10 hasn't just ushered in a new era at Microsoft, but it has inspired PC manufacturers too. The Windows OEMs are finally catching onto the fact that consumers are not interested in chintzy low-quality computers. Apple has proven that people want to buy and experience well-designed and well-engineered computers. They are willing to pay the premium. Companies like Dell and HP have released absolutely beautiful hardware as of late.

Today, it is Lenovo's turn to wow the tech world. Quite frankly, I think the company has achieved its goal in building impressive Windows 10 machines with its latest PCs. Its svelte YOGA 900 convertible laptop and YOGA Home 900 portable All-in-One computers are absolutely gorgeous, and feature both Intel Broadwell and Skylake processors. Hell, the YOGA 900 convertible laptop is the thinnest convertible Intel Core "i" laptop ever. Of course, these beautiful computers also carry hefty price tags, so you had better be prepared to pay.

"As the world’s thinnest Intel Core i convertible laptop with up to Intel's latest 6th gen Core i7 processor, the new Lenovo YOGA 900 is beautifully slim and feather light (14.9 mm and 2.8 lbs.), yet amazingly powerful. The YOGA 900 provides flexibility with four usage modes (laptop, stand, tent, tablet), letting users work, watch or play in a variety of scenarios. Lenovo crafted the laptop with its recognizably different watchband hinge made of more than 800 intricately woven, individual pieces. The improved watchband hinge provides a noticeably smoother rotation -- allowing users to flip and fold their YOGA 900 easily into different modes. The convertible laptop also takes full use of Windows 10 Continuum, allowing users to seamlessly move between laptop and tablet modes on their YOGA 900. It has 50 percent greater battery density (compared to the previous generation), allowing it to achieve up to 9 hours of local video playback", says Lenovo.

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The 13.3 inch screen on the YOGA 900 convertible features an insane 3200x1800 resolution. All models will feature a Samsung SSD and premium JBL speakers. You have options of either 8GB or 16GB of RAM. When all of this high-end hardware comes together, you have not only the thinnest Intel Core i laptop, but a powerhouse for both work and entertainment. This will be the desire of both home users and business people alike.

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While much has been made about the Surface Book's controversial hinge (some think it is ugly, others beautiful), Lenovo has been innovating in this area for some time. The hinge found on the YOGA 900 convertible laptop is no exception. It should not only be very durable and useful, but it is a glorious work of art too. Check it out above -- that image can be framed and put on a wall.

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The laptop will be available with gold, silver and orange color options. While all three look nice, it is the orange that I find to be most attractive. Do you agree?

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So, what about the YOGA Home 900 portable All-in-One? Lenovo explains, "Providing the full desktop computing experience -- and more -- the new Lenovo YOGA Home 900 challenges the notion of a typical desktop PC. Designed for portability, it breaks away from the constraints of cords and desks, reaching nearly any corner of the home. With up to an Intel 5th Gen Core i7 processor, optional NVIDIA GeForce 940A graphics, Windows 10 and up to three hours of battery life, the YOGA Home 900 delivers desktop-level performance and productivity anywhere, while providing a new degree of immersive entertainment".

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Yes, you are reading that correctly. This 27 inch 1080p All-in-One doubles as a huge tablet with 3 hours of battery life. While I am dubious that many consumers want to hold such a massive tablet, it is still a cool feature to have. You can lay it flat on a table to play games like air hockey, however, even when away from an outlet. Even if you never use it as a tablet, the internal battery can also serve as a UPS during a power outage, and that is pretty cool.

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Unfortunately, while the Yoga 900 features 6th generation Skylake processors, the Home All-in-One can only be equipped with the older 5th generation Broadwell. Quite frankly, this is less important than you think. For a family computer -- the consumer type that will probably buy this -- bleeding edge is not necessary. The slightly older chip design should be absolutely fine.

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So how much will these new Yoga PCs cost? Lenovo shares pricing below; Best Buy looks to be the best place to buy. The YOGA 900 convertible laptop will be available on October 19th, while Yoga Home 900 will follow later this month on an unspecified date.

Best Buy Pricing
Product Price Processor Memory Drive Graphics
Yoga 900 $1,199.99 Intel 6th Gen Core i7-6500U 8GB-DDR3L 256GB SSD Intel
Yoga 900 $1,499.99 Intel 6th Gen Core i7-6500U 16GB-DDR3L 512GB SSD Intel
Yoga Home 900 $1,499.99 Intel 5th Gen Core i5-5200U 8GB-DDR3L 256GB SSD Nvidia GT940 2GB
Lenovo Pricing
Product Price Processor Memory Drive Graphics
Yoga 900 $1,199.99 Intel 6th Gen Core i7-6200U 8GB-DDR3L 256GB SSD Intel
Yoga 900 $1,299.00 Intel 6th Gen Core i7-6500U 8GB-DDR3L 256GB SSD Intel
Yoga 900 $1,499.99 Intel 6th Gen Core i7-6500U 16GB-DDR3L 512GB SSD Intel
Yoga Home 900 $1,549.00 Intel 5th Gen Core i5-5200U 8GB-DDR3L 256GB SSD Nvidia GT940 2GB

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Will you buy one of these new Lenovo Windows 10 computers? Tell me which in the comments.

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