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Lenovo IdeaPad 730S-13IWL 81JB0004US


Lenovo IdeaPad 730S-13IWL 81JB0004US
Lenovo IdeaPad 730S-13IWL 81JB0004US
Intel Core i5-8265U 4 x 1.6 - 3.9 GHz, Whiskey Lake-U
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Core: 1100 MHz,
8 GB 
, LPDDR3-2133
13.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 166 PPI, B133HAN05.1, IPS, glossy: yes
Intel Cannon Point-LP
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ, 256 GB 
Realtek ALC298
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 Thunderbolt, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Realtek 8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 4.1
height x width x depth (in mm): 11.9 x 307 x 210 ( = 0.47 x 12.09 x 8.27 in)
42 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Webcam: 720p HD
Primary Camera: 1 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 2.0, bottom-mounted, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty
1.094 kg ( = 38.59 oz / 2.41 pounds), Power Supply: 336 g ( = 11.85 oz / 0.74 pounds)
770 Euro



Average Score: 84.75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 95%, performance: 79%, features: 47%, display: 87% mobility: 83%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: 89%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad 730S-13IWL 81JB0004US

87% Lenovo IdeaPad 730S-13IWL (i5-8265U, FHD) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Lenovo’s IdeaPad 730S design shrinks the popular ultraportable even further, but thanks to a quad-core Core i5-8265U, 8 GB RAM, and NVMe SSD, it promises blazing general performance nonetheless. At $870, how does it fare in what has become a deeply competitive market?
92% Lenovo IdeaPad 730S review: A thin, elegant ultrabook with decent performance
Source: Techaeris English version
The Lenovo IdeaPad 730S ultrabook is definitely a thin and elegant ultrabook which isn’t too hard on the wallet. With a fairly decent screen and o.k. battery life, this ultrabook should get you through the better part of the day. With a Rapid Charge feature, plugging in when you can for an hour or so should get you another 4 or 5 hours depending on your usage.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/04/2019
Rating: Total score: 92% price: 95% performance: 95% display: 90% mobility: 85% workmanship: 95%
Lenovo Ideapad 730S review – Lenovo’s thinnest laptop yet
Source: Laptop Media English version
Definitely an interesting laptop from Lenovo. As it is interesting, it is not for everybody. If you want a device that is going to serve you as a long-lasting companion, or you need it for the university, meeting rooms or somewhere where you need to be quiet – well, that’s not the laptop for you. With its 11.9 mm thickness it is a brilliant piece of technology and looks stunning, but be sure that this little fan is going to kick in at any time. Even when copying files and especially, when updating your favorite Windows.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/31/2019
Lenovo IdeaPad 730S review: A slick laptop with no gimmicks
Source: Good Gear Guide English version
It’s always nice to see a laptop that knows what it’s trying to accomplish. Instead of attempting to be all things to all people, the Lenovo IdeaPad 730S is content to be a solid thin-and-light laptop with a strong sense of style. It’s ideal for people who want to perform office or other productivity tasks from anywhere, and don’t aspire to use their laptop like a tablet or turn it into a gaming rig. As long as the Wi-Fi issue I experienced doesn’t prove widespread—or gets patched in the near future—this laptop succeeds at cutting away the cruft.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/13/2019
80% Lenovo IdeaPad 730S review: A slick laptop with no gimmicks
Source: PC World English version
Lenovo's IdeaPad 730S is made for people who are tired of paying extra for touchscreens, convertible designs, and other fancy laptop features. By trimming away fancy gimmicks, Lenovo has delivered a lightweight laptop that looks great and performs well for a reasonable price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/13/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad 730S Review
Source: Laptop Mag English version
The $999 IdeaPad 730S is an ultrasleek laptop with a vivid display and impressive performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/12/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%


Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

i5-8265U: Whiskey Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Kaby Lake but produced in a further improved 14nm++ process). The four cores are clocked between 1.6 and 3.9 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.

In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.

In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.

84.75%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2019-03- 7 (Update: 2019-03- 7)