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Lenovo’s Yoga 900S makes the world’s thinnest convertible laptop even thinner

Ultra-slim notebook leads a lineup that's also heavy on gaming hardware

Just three months ago, we shared word of the Lenovo Yoga 900, which trimmed down the build from the previous Yoga 3 Pro to draw the self-awarded title of the world’s thinnest convertible laptop. And now Lenovo has done it again.

Revealed today at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, the new Lenovo Yoga 900S obviously isn’t a dramatic shift away from what we saw in October, given the naming and minimal passage of time, but it’s even thinner and lighter than the previous model. Which is a bit mind-blowing, really.

The Lenovo Yoga 900S is trimmed down to a thickness of just 12.8mm and a weight of 999g, which comes down from 14.9mm and 1.29kg on the original Yoga 900. The difference? A new carbon-fiber construction sets this 12in model apart, although that same brilliant watchband hinge remains intact.

The Windows 10 notebook will debut in March starting at US$1,099 (nearly £750), although options for a Quad HD screen or Intel Core i7 processor (among others) should run that tally up a bit.

Elsewhere, Lenovo’s lineup for the months ahead is heavy on gaming hardware. The Lenovo Ideapad Y900 (above) is a 17in gaming laptop with an Intel Core i7 K-series processor, NVIDIA GTX 980M card, and mechanical keyboard in tow, and it starts at US$1,999 (about £1,350).

Meanwhile, the Ideacentre Y900 RE desktop has Razer Edition branding, along with Razer Chroma keyboard, mouse, and lighting effects. The desktop starts at US$2,299 (about £1,550), and both will be available come June.

Also in June, Lenovo will release its first curved display for games, the Y27g Curved Gaming Monitor. Coming in at 27in and a resolution of 1080p, it promises a 144Hz refresh rate and 8ms response time. The standard model sells for US$550 (about £375), while a Razer Edition tacks on another US$50 for the special edition styling.

And there’s one more interesting entry in the lineup, besides a few cheaper Ideapad laptops: the Ideacentre 610S desktop comes with an optional projector, which can detach from the tower to place on a floor or table and display the computer’s image on a wall or surface.

It’s a compact Windows 10 desktop starting at US$849 (about £575), also releasing in June, although it can be bulked up with serious options if you want gaming and multimedia power.

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Andrew writes features, news stories, reviews, and other pieces, often when the UK home team is off-duty or asleep. I'm based in Chicago with my lovely wife, amazing son, and silly cats, and my writing about games, gadgets, esports, apps, and plenty more has appeared in more than 75 publications since 2006.

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