Lenovo is expected to update its Yoga line of Windows convertible laptops with a new model sporting an Intel Skylake processor.

We already knew that. But now WinFuture has obtained more details, suggesting that while the Yoga 900 looks a lot like last year’s Yoga 3 Pro, it will be much more powerful and it has a much bigger battery.

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First up, the new model has a 66 Whr battery, compared with a 44.8 Whr battery for older models. That should help the Yoga 900 get longer run time… although it also has a significantly more powerful processor.

The Yoga 3 Pro featured a 4.5 watt Intel Core M Broadwell CPU, while the new Yoga 900 will be available with 15 watt Core i5-6200U or Core i7-6500U processors. So it’s possible battery life will be comparable with last year’s model, but performance should be much better.

The new Yoga 900 is expected to measure about 12.8″ x 8.9″ x 0.6″ and weigh about 2.8 pounds. At first glance it looks like a slim notebook. But push the screen back 360 degrees and you can hold the computer like a tablet.

It has a 3200 x 1800 pixel IPS display, support for up to 16GB of RAM and up to 512GB of solid state storage. Other features include stereo 1.5 watt speakers, 802.11ac WiFi, two USB 3.0 ports, a headset jack, and an SDXC card reader.

There’s also a USB Type-C port. You can’t use it to charge the laptop (there’s a separate DC input for that), but the Type-C port will let you connect a monitor with a special VGA or HDMI adapter cable.

You can find more details and pictures at WinFuture, which reports that the laptop will be available in Europe at the end of October for 1299 Euros and up. There’s no word on the US launch date or price.

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6 replies on “Specs leak for Lenovo’s Yoga 900 convertible with Skylake CPU, QHD+ display”

  1. So basically the Yoga Pro 2? Good. 1st gen Core M has been a bit of a disappointment.

  2. Looks like they brought back the function row. The yoga 3 pro was handicapped without them

  3. I would like to know if there is any practical difference between 3200×1800 and 1600×900 on a screen this size. Can you really tell the difference on a laptop screen? It seem like a pretty battery hungry feature with minimal benefit.

      1. 1920×1080 on a 5″ screen is retina at around 8 inches from the screen… 3200×1800 on a 13.3″ screen is retina at around 12 inches… Mind, the average person using a laptop is around two feet away from the screen at a normal typing position.

        So it’s clearly overkill for laptop usage but it’s only a little high for tablet usage that can keep the screen closer to just over a foot… While 1600×900 raises the retina distance to around 25 inches…

  4. I wonder if they’ll offer a unit with the larger battery and a less power hungry (but same generation) CPU?

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