Lenovo YOGA 900S (12″) - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 512GB SSD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe NVMe (M key)
RAM
up to 8GB
OS
Windows 10 Home
Battery
52Wh, Li-Po, 4-cell
Dimensions
305 x 208 x 13 mm (12.01" x 8.19" x 0.51")
Weight
0.99 kg (2.2 lbs)
Body material
Magnalium, Aluminium
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A 2.0
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • Card reader
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Audio jack combo audio/microphone jack
Features
  • Web camera 720p HD
  • Speakers 2 x 0.5W
  • Security Lock slot

 

Display Profiles

Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

CPU Performance comparison

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the Lenovo YOGA 900S (12") series.

price
3.08
performance
Results are from the Cinebench 11 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
price
181.00
performance
Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
price
379.00
performance
Results are from the NovaBench 3.0 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
price
21.82
performance
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

 

Lenovo YOGA 900S (12″) in-depth review

Lenovo has been polishing its Yoga lineup since its first debut in 2012 and combining all of its craftsmanship into the, what claims to be world's thinnest and lightest convertible. Well, that applies mostly to the high-end members of the series. With a bit of jumping back and forth in a love-hate relationship with Intel's Core m, Lenovo brings back the mobile chip into its flagship Yoga. The Yoga 3 Pro, for example, was a bit of a letdown mainly due to the unsuccessful first launch of the C[...]

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Pros

  • Outstanding build quality and design
  • Exceptionally thin (12.7 mm) and light (999 g)
  • Supports M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD standard
  • Extra long battery life
  • Fanless (quiet) design
  • Although it has PWM from 0 to 99% brightness it can be considered as user-friendly due to the high frequency (67 kHz)

Cons

  • Shallow keyboard
  • Unsatisfying display given the price point of the product
  • Only one full-sized USB port is free when plugged in

 

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