Lenovo's Yoga 900 is an astoundingly thin convertible

Thin is in these days, and Lenovo just fired another salvo in the war to shave off every possible millimeter from the laptop PC. Its 13.3" Yoga 900 convertible weighs 2.8 pounds and measures in at just 0.6" thick. Despite that razor-thin chassis, this machine is powered by Skylake Core i7 processors (perhaps with Core i5 and i3 options, depending on the configuration). The Yoga keeps those CPUs cool thanks in part to a redesigned cooling system with a fan that's only 0.1" thick.

Lenovo says the Yoga 900 has "50% more battery density" than its predecessor, for a claimed nine hours of battery life during local video playback. The "watch band" hinge lets the display rotate through the four modes we've come to associate with convertibles: laptop, tablet, "tent," and "stand." This elaborate hinge purportedly consists of 812 separate parts, and Lenovo says it has improved the hinge's sturdiness this time around to provide a more solid feel when using the Yoga's touchscreen.

Windows 10 gets a 3200x1800 IPS canvas on the Yoga 900, and Lenovo claims Win10's Continuum features are tied into the convertible hinge positions this machine can flex through. The operating system will switch between tablet and desktop modes as needed. Buyers will be able to spec a Samsung SSD and up to 16GB of RAM, too. The Yoga 900 will start at $1200 when it becomes available later this month.

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