‘Microsoft Surface Book’ Vs. ‘Lenovo Yoga 900’: Which Is The Best ‘Windows 10’ Convertible?
Windows 10 is taking the tech world by storm. Almost all of the new machines that run on Windows are coming with pre-installed Windows 10. But now when Microsoft itself has launched “Windows 10 devices,” let us see who is doing justice to this latest operating system.Advertisement
Why are we comparing Surface book with Lenovo Yoga 900 and not any other Windows 10 machine? Because both devices belong to the Windows 10 convertible category and come with almost the same specifications as well as features. Microsoft’s Surface Book has a slightly bigger display compared to Lenovo’s Yoga 900. Where the previous convertible comes with a 13.5-inch screen, the latter comes with a 13.3-inch screen. Both systems are packed with Intel core chips. You can get from i5 to i7 chipset depending on the model you are purchasing. Again, the RAM depends on the model. It ranges from 8GB to 16GB, but when it comes to storage, both devices have their own options. Where Lenovo Yoga 900 offers you 256GB SSD to 512GB SSD, Surface Book goes one step forward and starting from 128 GB SSD gives you an option of up to 1TB storage.
When it comes to camera, Surface Book scores a point more than the Yoga 900 as it comes with primary as well as a secondary camera. The Yoga 900 sports a 1MP webcam, which even the cheapest of devices do not like to offer. Surface Book, on the other hand, offers a 5MP front camera and an 8MP primary camera. If you are investing into a laptop-cum-tablet for work purposes, then better refrain from investing into a Yoga 900 as it is bound to give you a hard time during video calls and conferencing.
If you are a college student and need to attach lots of other devices to your machine, then go for the Yoga 900. It has a USB 3.0 Type-C along with two USB 3.0 Type-A, whereas the Surface Book has only two USB 3.0 Type-A ports. Yoga 900 also has a 4-in-1 card reader for SDXC, MMC, SDH and SD. Coming to the Surface Book, it comes with a full-sized SD card reader.
Lenovo Yoga 900 starts at $1,199 and Surface Book starts at $1,499. Surface Books are without a doubt priced high but they are worth it, especially if you use it as a workstation. If you use laptops for college or freelance assignments or if you do not use video calling much, then the Yoga 900 is definitely a good choice.