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Lenovo yoga 900 vs 710

Hey guys, I need to buy a new laptop for college stuff and I am debating which to get, I only offered those 3 because other than them, there is only asus which offers basically the same laptop, without the touch for the same price.
Here is a summery for the specs of the models I am looking at:
Yoga 900:
QHD+ 13.3 " display, either the newer model with 256 PCIE SSD, 540 intel GPU with 8GB of ram, upgradable to 16, and an I5 6260U
Or the older model with 520 intel hd, normal 256 ssd, I7 6500U and 8GB soldered.

Yoga 710:
FHD 14" display, I7\I5 and 256\512 ssd with the new 940MX and 8 GB of ddr4 ram
(I am still not sure which model I will pick as I can afford any considering it is cheaper than the yoga 900)
I like that the Yoga 710 has a bigger display, though I am not sure how noticeable it will be considering it's 0.7" inches, also it has a much lower resolution.
I don't plan on gaming or doing any heavy work on it other than surfing, watching movies and studying so I am not sure where the 940MX and drr4 will come into play.
The yoga 900 brings ddr3 and intel graphics but a better screen, a PCIE SSD and an updated I5.
My main debates are having a PCIE SSD and whether I should go for a higher res screen or a 14" screen with a little bit more juice, also the 900 has more usb ports and a usb C which is a nice plus.
I would love to hear your opinions, thanks!(BTW, the price difference for me is about 250$ when considering the I5 variants)

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For playing movies and school.

I have an older Sony from 2009 that surfs, plays netflix and runs Office fine so your models are quite a step up. I see you avoided the smaller SSD so I'd skip QHD and go with a 1080 display.

I have a 13 inch at 768 and for me that works.

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More bang for your buck

I just ordered the Yoga 710 14" model with the i7. I'm in a similar situation where I'm not going to be doing a ton of gaming but I do want to some photo editing and light video editing and just generally need a good portable laptop. I went with the Yoga because the battery life will be better with a 1080p display. Also I'm pretty sure that the SSD is an M.2 SSD, so performance should be good.

I do see the appeal of USB Type-C but I would check to see what the port on that model is capable of. Not all type-C connectors are made equal. Check to see if they are planning to add support for something like the razer Core, if display output is enabled, if it is equipped with thunderbolt 3 and if charging through USB C.

Also, I called Lenovo customer service for ask about the laptop and I was given a lower price quote of around 970$ (before tax) for the i7 model instead of 1079$, can't guarantee this but its worth a try.

Good luck choosing!

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Don't buy the 900!

Please do not buy the Yoga 900....there is a problem with this device!

If you access the Lenovo Community website you will see various complaints that the Yoga 900 fails to turn on (do a search on Yoga 900 won't turn on). Right now, we both await motherboards and have not heard back from Lenovo in months.

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Have Both

Hey, so I actually own both of these laptops. Here's my verdict on the two...
Just for reference, these are the machines that I have:
Yoga 710, i7, 15", 16GB, 256GB SSD
Yoga 900, 13.3" i7, 16GB, 1TB SSD

The keyboard on the 710 is miles better than on the 900. The travel is roughly the same, but for some reason it takes less pressure to activate them, and the spacing is slightly larger on the 710. I'm definitely more accurate on the 710.
The difference in screens is tangible, The 910 has the 3200x1800 screen which is tack-sharp and can get quite small when you reduce the scaling. The 1080p panel on the 710 is also quite good. I think the 900 gets a bit brighter, but the 710 panel has better contrast.

The thing that the 900 has going for it is weight and size. You're looking at 3lbs for 5 lbs. I prefer the 900 just for this reason.

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I have Lenovo yoga 710

I recommend you Yoga 710, i7, 15", 16GB, 256GB SSD. Since I already use it, I can say It works really well. Go for it Happy

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