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The Yoga Home 900 has a multi-position kickstand for using upright or as a tablet

Lenovo’s Yoga laptops have helped to pioneer the field of multi-modal PCs, and now the company is bringing that functionality (and name) to the desktop. A new portable all-in-one desktop machine, the Yoga Home 900, was introduced today alongside the new Yoga 900 laptop, which packs Skylake processors and a longer battery life.

The Yoga Home 900 is basically a 27-inch HD touchscreen that you can use unplugged for up to three hours. When paired with a mouse and keyboard, it behaves like a traditional all-in-one PC, but thanks to Windows 10’s tablet mode, it also works as a more Surface-like experience for use anywhere around the house.

Users can prop the Yoga Home 900 up almost anywhere with the highly adjustable kickstand, and Lenovo says its Aura 3.0 interface provides “enhanced photo facial recognition and editing features” for more artistic tasks.

The Yoga 900’s watchband hinge enables 360-degree movement

While the new desktop might look a little more interesting, Lenovo’s update to its Yoga laptop lineup is probably more important. With the addition of Intel’s Skylake i5 and i7 processors and longer battery life, the Yoga 900 makes up for some of the more disappointing parts of Lenovo’s shape-shifting portable lineup.

Last year’s Yoga 3 Pro had Intel’s Core M processor, which focused on reducing power consumption at the expense of speed. However, the new Yoga 900 gets better battery life, reaching up to eight hours on a single charge, thanks to advancements in Intel’s latest Skylake chipset and a larger battery, but doesn’t hold back on power. The Yoga 900 also brings back the function keys the Yoga 3 Pro ditched.

The Yoga 900 comes can be configured with 16GB RAM, JBL Stereo Speakers with Dolby Audio Premium and 512GB SSD (however, it’s SATA, not the faster PCIe-based flash storage). The entire package is 2.8 pounds and just under 15mm thick, with a 13.3-inch quad-HD display running Windows 10.

The Yoga 900 starts at $1,199.99 and will be available in orange, silver or gold on Oct. 19. The Yoga Home 900 starts at $1,549, shipping at the end of the month.

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