Built as a desktop replacement for home use, the YOGA 900 All-In-One (AIO) PC is a 27”touchscreen computer with a built-in battery that can last for 3hrs, according to Lenovo. The concept is not new, and Lenovo has been working on it for some years now with the Horizon line of products. But while earlier models were significantly bigger, the YOGA 9000 pushes the boundaries of Lenovo AIO design a bit further, especially with its 19.5mm thickness.
The 27” display uses FHD LCD technology, which is not as fancy as IPS, but quite common in the 27” form-factor. The computer is powered by an Intel Core i7 (Gen5), has up to 8GB of RAM (max) and up to 1TB of hybrid storage.
Fortunately, there’s a discrete NVIDIA 940A 2G GPU option, which is always better for gaming performance, if not compatibility. It’s not going to beat a “gaming rig”, but it’s a decent GPU which offers DirectX 12 features. Lenovo doesn’t say, but this graphics processor usually comes with 1GB of video memory.
It’s likely that a computer like this will be used as a “family” computer, with the ability to entertain anywhere in the home as long as the battery can sustain the activity. Most of the time, it would be plugged to a power source.
The main difference with today’s Horizon 2e computer is the size of the screen (27” vs. 21” for the 2e), the compute power and 2X the RAM. Here are more specs:
- Up to Core i7 (Gen5)
- 6-Cell 73Wh battery
- 27” Multitouch 1080p, FHD LCD Display
- Up to 8GB of RAM
- Up to 1TB of hybrid storage
- Up to NVIDIA GeForce 940A GPU
- 2x 2.5W speakers
- 3x USB 3.0, 1x HDMI-input
- Up to WiFi a/b/g/n/ac
- NFC, Bluetooth 4.0