Lenovo Yoga 920 Specifications

Windows 10 Home Edition operating system

Built for Windows Ink
Quickly jot down notes and ideas with ease.

13.9" touch screen for hands-on control
3840 x 2160 native resolution. Natural finger-touch navigation makes the most of Windows 10. IPS technology. LED backlight.

8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8550U mobile processor
Ultra-low-voltage platform. Quad-core processing performance.

16GB system memory for intense multitasking and gaming
Reams of high-bandwidth DDR4 RAM to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games and video-editing applications, as well as numerous programs and browser tabs all at once.

512GB solid state drive (SSD)
While offering less storage space than a hard drive, a flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery.

360° flip-and-fold design
Offers four versatile modes — laptop, tablet, tent and stand. Lenovo Transition automatically switches specific applications to full screen when changing from PC to tablet, tent or stand position.

Intel® UHD Graphics 620
On-processor graphics with shared video memory provide everyday image quality for Internet use, basic photo editing and casual gaming.

Weighs 3.02 lbs. and measures 0.5" thin
Ultraportable design, featuring a smaller screen size and omitting the DVD/CD drive to achieve the compact form factor. 4-cell lithium-ion battery.

Bluetooth interface syncs with compatible devices
Wirelessly transfer photos, music and other media between the laptop and your Bluetooth-enabled cell phone or MP3 player, or connect Bluetooth wireless accessories.

2 USB Type-C ports
To maximize performance on the latest high-speed devices.

1 USB 3.0 port maximizes the latest high-speed devices
USB 3.0 port is backward-compatible with USB 2.0 devices (at 2.0 speeds).

Thunderbolt port for connecting advanced monitors and external drives
This single interface supports both high-speed data and high-def video — plus power over cable for bus-powered devices — ideal for digital content creators.

Next-generation wireless connectivity
Connects to your network or hotspots on all current Wi-Fi standards. Connect to a Wireless-AC router for speed nearly 3x faster than Wireless-N.

Built-in HD webcam with four microphones
Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications.

Built-in fingerprint reader
Streamlines security settings for quick, typo-free access.

Additional port
Headphone/microphone combo jack.

Additional Hardware and Software Added

Laptop Needs

IT WAS TIME to upgrade my hardware...
I needed a replacement device for a variety of aging portable laptop devices ranging from years 2012, 2013 and 2014. My go to everyday devices are still the iPhone 10 and the 2017 iPad Pro 12.9 tablet. I still have a variety of Windows 10 and Linux desktop and servers at home.

I considered purchasing a Apple MacBook Pro, Dell XPS 13, System76 Galago Pro 13, HP Spectre x360 and others. After weighing the pros and cons of each device I decided on the Lenovo Yoga 920 laptop.

The Lenovo Yoga 920 laptop will be used for a variety of purposes including being a remote workstation device connected to an external monitor.

Software Installation

Even though the Lenovo Yoga 920 came with Windows 10 Home Edition it had BitLocker enabled on the system and the data partition. I previously thought that this was a Windows 10 Professional version only feature. With the right hardware configurations, Windows 10 automatically encrypts a device, helping to keep data safe. OEM's can create a more secure device by implementing and testing the right hardware.
Device Encryption in Windows 10
Windows 10 BitLocker Overview

I updated Windows 10 and the UEFI (BIOS).

I uninstalled Office 365 and McAfee.

I changed my Windows 10 Home Edition key to Windows 10 Professional. To go from Windows 10 Home Edition to Windows 10 Professional took less than 2 minutes including a reboot.

I configured Windows 10 and installed a variety of programs.

In the future I may do a "clean install" of Windows 10 Professional. At this time it's not needed as the system is pretty clean from the original factory install.

I installed Windows 10 Enterprise on a USB flash drive using "Windows To Go." This gives me a secure bootable device for the Lenovo Yoga 920 laptop in addition to a variety of other computer devices,.

Running Linux

I am runing Linux via Hyper-V in Windows 10 Professional.

I am runing various Linux distributions from a USB flash Drive. Initially the Wi-Fi would not work. After using the following instructions Wi-Fi worked at full speed.

First, check if this fix will work for you. Terminal:
sudo modprobe -r ideapad_laptop

If that fixes WIFI, which it did for me. Make it permanent. Terminal:
sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

At the bottom of the file, add the lines:
# Fix for WIFI hard block
blacklist ideapad_laptop

I set up one USB flash drive with persistence so as to save my basic screen resolution and Wi-Fi settings.

You can add "persistence" to a previously created Linux USB flash drive using PDL Casper-RW Creator from Windows.

You will then modify the boot\grub\grub.cfg file. You will modify this line adding "persistent" to the end.
boot=casper quiet splash persistent --

More info can be found at 5. Add Ubuntu persistent to boot menu

I will possibly create a Linux partition and do a dual boot in the future.

Closing Comments

I will take a few months experimenting with how this laptop is used and make the necessary adjustments. This laptop has current up-to-date features and components which will future-proof it. So far, the Lenovo Yoga 920 is a fast 2-in-1 laptop that should provide many years of use.