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IFA 2018 | Intel Core i5-8265U and i7-8565U Whiskey Lake will debut on the upcoming Lenovo Yoga S730

Intel Core i5-8265U and i7-8565U Whiskey Lake will debut on the upcoming Lenovo Yoga S730
Intel Core i5-8265U and i7-8565U Whiskey Lake will debut on the upcoming Lenovo Yoga S730
The quad-core Whiskey Lake i5-8265U and i7-8565U CPUs are both coming just in time for the Holiday season. The slim Lenovo Yoga S730 will be one of the first to carry the processors when it launches this November for $1000 USD.

The popular Ideapad 720S is returning this year as the Yoga S730 complete with a newer, thinner design and Intel Whiskey Lake CPUs.

Lenovo is only showing off the 13-inch Yoga S730 for now whereas the Ideapad 720S has been available in 13-inch, 14-inch, and 15-inch SKUs. Visually, the backlit chiclet keyboard, trackpad, and fingerprint reader all remain identical to the last generation model. The thinner design, however, means that the S730 will be dropping the USB Type-A ports in return for dual Thunderbolt 3 ports. The system will integrate both Cortana and Alexa far-field voice recognition with improved internal cooling over the Ideapad 720S.

The Whiskey Lake configurations will launch this November for a starting price of $1000 USD. Unfortunately, Lenovo has nothing to announce as of IFA 2018 regarding any AMD Ryzen options. The Yoga S730 is a no-frills traditional subnotebook in the same vein as the narrow-bezel Dell XPS 13, HP Spectre 13, or Asus Zenbook UX390.

Lenovo Yoga S730Lenovo Ideapad 720S (13-inch)
CPUCore i5-8265U
Core i7-8565U
Core i5-8250U
Core i7-8550U
Ryzen 5 2500U
GPUUHD Graphics 620UHD Graphics 620
Radeon RX Vega 8
Display13.3-inch FHD IPS13.3-inch FHD IPS
RAM8 GB LPDDR3
16 GB LPDDR3
8 GB DDR4
Storageup to 1 TB PCIeUp to 1 TB PCIe
BatterUUp to 10 hours (advertised), Rapid Charge compatibleUp to 9 to 9.5 hours (advertised)
Connectivity2x Thunderbolt 3, 1x USB 3.1 Type-C, 1x 3.5 mm combo audio1x Thunderbolt 3, 1x USB 3.0 Type-C, 2x USB Type-A, 1x 3.5 mm combo audio
Dimensions307 x 210 x 11.9 mm306 x 214 x 13.6 mm
Weight<1.2 kg1.1 kg
MSRP$999 USD$999 USD ($699 for AMD SKU)
Lenovo Yoga S730 (Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo Yoga S730 (Source: Lenovo)
Bottom: Yoga C930, Top: Yoga S730
Bottom: Yoga C930, Top: Yoga S730
Bottom: Yoga C930, Top: Yoga S730
Bottom: Yoga C930, Top: Yoga S730
Bottom: Yoga C930, Top: Yoga S730
Bottom: Yoga C930, Top: Yoga S730
Bottom: Yoga C930, Top: Yoga S730
Bottom: Yoga C930, Top: Yoga S730

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Allen Ngo, 2018-08-30 (Update: 2018-08-22)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.