Lenovo Yoga 900S - $949
The Lenovo Yoga 900S is the best Surface Laptop alternative around. It starts at $949 on Lenovo’s website.
Physically, it’s stunning. Lenovo sells the device in silver and gold. Both models have a watchband hinge that allows them to morph into a tablet. Aluminum covers the outside of these laptops and the soft-touch plastic on the keyboard deck feels better on the wrist than bare metal would. The Yoga 900S weighs 2.2 pounds and is a half-an-inch thick. Compare that to the Surface Laptop, which weighs 2.76 pounds and is over half-an-inch thick.
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Users get a first-class touch and viewing experience. The notebook has two screen options so that buyers can set their own priorities. The 12.5-Inch 2560 x 1440 QHD display is sharp. Choosing it pushes the battery life down to 10.5 hours of video playback. The 12.5-Inch 1920 x 1080p FHD display boosts battery life up to 12-hours of video playback, but the visuals aren’t as crisp. Lenovo’s Active Pen lets buyers write and draw on the Yoga 900s’ display.
This notebook does come have compromises. Buyers can only add 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The Surface Laptop supports up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. The Yoga 900S doesn’t have as much raw power as the Surface Laptop does, either. It uses Intel’s Core M3 processors. These processors are not as powerful as the Surface Laptop’s processors.