Dell first introduced its stunning edge-to-edge display with the XPS 13 last year, and now Lenovo is starting to bring a similar screen to its Yoga range. Lenovo's new Yoga 910, the successor to last year's Yoga 900, includes a "near edgeless display" that's just 5mm of bezel. That's slightly less than the XPS 13, and it's designed to make the screen bleed into the bezels around the display. Just like Dell, Lenovo has had to reposition its webcam as a result, but the Yoga 910 has the camera positioned in the center so hopefully it won't be as awkward as the XPS 13's camera placement.
Lenovo's new edge-to-edge display comes in two options: 4K or full HD. It's the real highlight of the Yoga 910, and Lenovo is claiming 10 percent more screen area along with 14 percent more pixel density on this year's display by shrinking the bezels. That brings the display up to 13.9 inches (up from 13.3 inches) and very close to being a 14-inch laptop inside the body of a 13-inch one.
Obviously, it's a new year so it's time for a new Intel processor, and Lenovo is using the latest 7th generation (Kaby Lake) Core i chips from Intel on the Yoga 910. The new chips are paired with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of SSD. Lenovo has also managed to make the Yoga 910 just 14.3mm thick, and is claiming that it's the "world's thinnest" Intel Core i convertible as a result. Kaby Lake is a mid-generation refresh that should provide power improvements, and Lenovo is promising up to 15.5 hours of battery life. That's an impressive claim, but we'll be testing it out fully to see if you can really watch an entire season of Game of Thrones on one battery charge.
No Windows Hello facial recognition
Lenovo's repositioned camera on the Yoga 910 doesn't include Windows Hello support to log into Windows 10 with just your face, but a fingerprint reader is present. Lenovo's fingerprint reader supports Windows Hello, so you'll be able to swipe your finger to login without a password. That's something you've been able to do on a lot of ThinkPad laptops over the years, so it's disappointing Lenovo didn't opt for the facial recognition part of Windows Hello instead. The camera placement might have had a bearing on that.
Lenovo is planning to release the Yoga 910 in October priced from $1,299, and available in Champagne Gold, Platinum Silver, and Gunmetal colors.