Levono Yoga 900 Intel 2in1 Review from Wander The Map

Working on the Road with Intel 2in1

Working remotely can be a challenge, which is why having the right gear is essential. Our main gear consists of our computers, hard drives, and camera equipment, and because the majority of our work relies on electronics, they need to be in tiptop shape and meet a specific set of requirements.

Levono Yoga 900 Intel 2in1 Review from Wander The Map

My computer is currently on the brink of burnout, so when we were contacted to see if we would like to try out the new Intel 2in1 Levono Yoga 900, I was excited to see how it would compare to my current computer.

Levono Yoga 900 Intel 2in1 Review from Wander The Map

Here are the main characteristics we consider when purchasing new equipment: are the quality and speed up to par, is it able to actually perform the tasks we need it to accomplish, is it compatible with our current programs and equipment, how long does the battery power last, is it lightweight and compact so it can travel easily with us.

Levono Yoga 900 Intel 2in1 Review from Wander The Map

To test out the computer, we took it to a couple of coffee shops and also brought it with on our trip to the Caribbean. I’ve been working on a MacBook Pro for the past 5 years, so I have to admit, I wasn’t sure how the Levono Yoga 900 would compare. But, I am happy to report that I was pleasantly surprised with just how much I enjoy working on the Levono.

Levono Yoga 900 Intel 2in1 Review from Wander The Map

One of the features I absolutely love is the flexibility of the computer—it can bend a full 360º, which means it can completely transform into a tablet giving you the best of both worlds, all in one. The monitor is a touch screen and is touch sensitive in both modes (laptop and tablet), and it is another one of my favorite features of the computer. I can’t tell you how often I use the touch screen!

Levono Yoga 900 Intel 2in1 Review from Wander The Map

The computer is also super lightweight and thin, which is perfect because we don’t want heavy and bulky equipment to weigh us down. Another fun feature is the Cortana virtual assistant, which is similar to Apple’s Siri—it’s convenient to be able to ask questions and have the computer help you find what you need.

Levono Yoga 900 Intel 2in1 Review from Wander The Map

Since most of our programs run on Mac operating systems, I was concerned that they wouldn’t transfer over to the PC operating system, but no need to worry. The main program we use for editing is the Adobe Creative Suite and since we are subscribers to the Adobe Creative Cloud, we can download the programs on any computer no matter what operating system it uses.

Levono Yoga 900 Intel 2in1 Review from Wander The Map

The action center is also a nice feature. It is essentially a tab that opens on the side of your screen that allows you to quickly access key tools such as recent emails, notifications, airplane mode, wifi and quiet hours. If you perform various types of work on your computer, the virtual desktops are also a handy feature to have. The virtual desktops are basically like having dual monitors all on one screen, and they allow you to organize different programs to show up on different desktops. I have one set up for photo/video editing, another for social media and website work, and was thinking about a third for writing—it helps keep me organized and efficient.

Levono Yoga 900 Intel 2in1 Review from Wander The Map

Thankfully, the Levono Yoga 900 is super easy to use and it is very intuitive. The only difficulty I found wasn’t with the computer itself, but rather with me. It can be hard to transition and flip flop from a Mac to a PC, as simple controls are slightly different. In the beginning, I often found myself trying to copy something with Command+C rather than Control+C, and other little nuances of a similar nature. But once I was able to switch my mind from Mac world to PC world, everything was very easy to operate and understand.

Levono Yoga 900 Intel 2in1 Review from Wander The Map

Overall, the Levono Yoga 900 is a great computer to travel with and to use while working on the road (and at home, too!). My favorite feature is that it has a touch screen and can switch from laptop to tablet in seconds. We have really enjoyed using the computer and think it makes a great addition to any traveler’s backpack!

What computer and other gear do you use when you travel?

 

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20 Comments
  • Stefan
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    Posted at 08:33h, 12 December Reply

    Super cool computer – a cross between a tablet and laptop except you don’t need one or the other and therefore you cut down space in the backpack… I use a MacBook Air – how did the battery life of the yoga compare with your former Mac?
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    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 02:21h, 30 December Reply

      I do love that it can cross between the tablet and laptop–that’s a super nice feature! I found the battery life to be better than my MacBook Pro, but my Mac is almost 5 years old too so that could be part of it. I did feel like I had to charge it less overall though which was really nice!
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  • Natasha
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    Posted at 03:39h, 13 December Reply

    I’ve never been comfortable with a tablet but this looks like it has the right balance. How’s the battery life, though?
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    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 02:23h, 30 December Reply

      Yeah, I have never been able to work on just a tablet, so I thought this was a nice mix. The battery life was pretty good–I actually didn’t even really think about it because I hardly had to charge it while we were on our last trip!
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  • chrysoula
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    Posted at 05:18h, 13 December Reply

    The computer looks very good. I am not using Mac so that would be perfect for me. I love the fact that it can be a tablet at the same time and that it has a touch screen. Telling from my touch screen mobile it really makes your life easier. Thanks for sharing!
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  • Toccara
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    Posted at 07:35h, 13 December Reply

    Looks like a great little travel computer! I know what you mean about the commands and operating systems; I find Macs rather difficult to adjust to, so I could imagine the opposite is true. That’s great that with the Adobe Creative Cloud you can download programs on any computer no matter the operating system. I love the laptop I travel with now, but this is a good one to keep in mind if mine ever goes on the fritz!
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    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 02:25h, 30 December Reply

      Yeah, I was really happy that we could download the Adobe Creative Cloud–so helpful that it works on both PC and Mac! Definitely a good computer to keep in mind 🙂
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  • melody pittman
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    Posted at 07:51h, 13 December Reply

    Great review. I have seen these advertised and like you, I am a MacBook user and wondered how they would compare. I simply love my Mac but I have one that is 2 years old so it is very heavy. I (at my age) was so lost moving from PC to the MacBook but I wouldn’t trade it for the world, however the convenience of your new device and the way you can transition it so quickly does intrigue me.
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    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 02:18h, 30 December Reply

      Yeah, my Mac is super heavy as well–I love how light the Levono is. I do really love the touchscreen and how it can transition into a tablet–I think that’s one of my favorite features!
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  • Megan
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    Posted at 11:23h, 13 December Reply

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Looks like a great option for those always on the road. Curious did you find the new windows hard to use? They always look so foreign to me.
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    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 02:17h, 30 December Reply

      I did find them a bit hard at first, but it didn’t take long to get the hang of them, thankfully! They actually make a lot of sense when you get a feel for it!
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  • Wandering Carol
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    Posted at 21:08h, 13 December Reply

    My little MacBook Air is on its last legs, so I found this post interesting. It sounds as if there are so many interesting features, but I’d find it tricky to go back to a PC. Still, it’s tempting. Life on the road certainly has it’s unique tech needs, doesn’t it?
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    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 02:12h, 30 December Reply

      Life on the road really does have some unique tech needs! We do really love the Levono–it’s so nice and light and I think one of my favorite features is the touchscreen. I can understand the PC/Mac struggle though–that was our only hesitation, too!
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  • Claudia
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    Posted at 23:25h, 13 December Reply

    I’ve been an Apple gal since 1988. Can’t imagine using any other computer platform or technology, but good hear that you enjoy your Lenovo!
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    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 02:09h, 30 December Reply

      Yeah, I can understand that! It can be hard to switch when you get so used to one platform–I had a hard time after just a few years! But, thankfully it all came back to me pretty quickly 🙂
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  • Alli
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    Posted at 12:39h, 14 December Reply

    Those photos are beautiful – they look straight from a magazine. Actually, way nicer than a magazine. It looks like a great option for the road! Do you find it stays charged for long?
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    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 02:07h, 30 December Reply

      Aww, thanks so much! Appreciate it! Yeah, the battery did seem to keep a pretty decent charge–I barely even remember charging it actually!
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  • Vanessa
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    Posted at 08:39h, 15 December Reply

    What does it say about me that I noticed your coffee right away?! I LOVE working remotely in cafes around the world – and I care as much about the caffeine as my gear ;-). I think it’s so, so smart to try out a new computer when you know another one is nearing the end of it’s life. Technology changes so quickly and it’s great to play around with new products so you can make an informed choice.

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 02:03h, 30 December Reply

      LOL! Totally hear you though–I’m right there with you! Coffee is definitely one of the most important pieces of my day 🙂 Yeah, it was so great to be able to work on a new computer before my old one has a chance to completely crash!
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