May 08 2024

Review: The Lenovo Yoga Folds into Any Classroom Role

The Lenovo 300w Yoga Gen 4 laptop transforms to support reading, drawing, typing, writing and presenting.

The Lenovo 300w Yoga Gen 4 is designed to fold into any configuration needed to support the rigors of K–12 classroom learning. The powerful laptop works just fine in a standard configuration that allows students to type on the full-size keyboard while looking at the 11.6-inch LED screen. However, its 360-degree hinge, while providing enough resistance to support the device, allows teachers and students to quickly transform the laptop into a tent configuration, a slate tablet or an upright presentation device, with the screen facing toward the audience.

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300w Yoga Gen 4 Allows Damage-Free Writing on the Screen

The Yoga’s screen is also special. In addition to providing a sharp, high-contrast LED display, it’s also an in-plane switching touch screen. Constructed of Gorilla Glass enhanced with a new technology that Lenovo calls “pencil touch,” the screen allows students to use a standard No. 2 pencil on the screen without fear of damaging or scratching the glass.

In my testing, it felt completely natural to interact with the screen that way, and the Yoga showed no signs of damage, even after repeated and prolonged use.

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New Chip Strikes a Balance Between Power and Economy

While all of the extra, classroom-focused features of the Yoga make it uniquely suited for use in K–12 education, it’s important to note that the core of the unit also performs well. Its new Intel N100 chip was just released in 2023 and seems to be a good choice for a classroom computer in how well it balances power and economy. Its base speed of 1 gigahertz can be temporarily boosted to 3.4GHz when needed, and it also includes Intel ultra high definition graphics support on the chip, which worked well in testing with various educational, productivity and collaboration software.

With its ability to fold into multiple physical configurations, the Lenovo 300w Yoga Gen 4 can assume the role of several devices. Other features — like having a screen that can be annotated using a standard No. 2 pencil — make it truly unique in education. Finally, its attractive price means many schools can likely afford to provide Yogas for every student.

Lenovo Yoga Laptop Callouts



Device Type: Laptop computer
Processor: Intel N100
Screen size: 11.6 inches
Storage: 128GB SSD
Dimensions: 11.3x7.9x0.7 inches
Weight: 2.76 pounds


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