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Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR

Specifications

Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR (IdeaPad 720 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 166 PPI, LG Philips LGD04EF, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
AMD CZ FCH
Storage
Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR, 128 GB 
,
Soundcard
AMD Raven - Audio Processor - HD Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, Audio Connections: audio combo jack, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Realtek 8821AE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC (ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 14 x 306 x 214 ( = 0.55 x 12.05 x 8.43 in)
Battery
48 Wh Lithium-Ion, 4-cell, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 8 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 1 MP, 720p
Additional features
Speakers: JBL Stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.14 kg ( = 40.21 oz / 2.51 pounds), Power Supply: 170 g ( = 6 oz / 0.37 pounds)
Price
799 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 78.9% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 74%, features: 45%, display: 85% mobility: 75%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR

81.8% Lenovo Ideapad 720S (Ryzen 2500U, Vega 8) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
AMD-Update. We have already had Lenovo's IdeaPad 720s in review, and found it to be a lightweight and thin notebook for everyday challenges. The 13-inch notebook is now also available with AMD's Ryzen 5 2500U processor and as a viable alternative to the Intel SKU.
76% Schickes Gehäuse und AMD Ryzen Mobile
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 81% features: 53% display: 88% mobility: 77% ergonomy: 89%
Lenovo IdeaPad 720S-13ARR – test ultrabooka z procesorem Ryzen 5 2500U
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Slim size; light weight; stylish design; nice performance; decent speakers. Negative: Short battery life; overheats while using; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/09/2018
Review Notebook AMD Ryzen: Lenovo IdeaPad 720S-13ARR
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Metal case; slim size; light weight; powerful hardware; nice display; backlit keys; fast fingerprint sensor. Negative: No memory card slot; overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/30/2018

Comment

Model: The Lenovo IdeaPad 72 0S-13ARR combines appearance and functionality. Its innovative antenna hinge delivers a stronger, more stable Wi-Fi signal, while advanced processor and graphics capabilities deliver stunning performance. The rimless display provides a sharp, crystal clear image and the metal case offers exceptional ruggedness. The Lenovo IdeaPad 720S-13ARR uses an AMD Ryzen 7 2700U processor, which is also responsible for graphics calculations with its integrated AMD Radeon RX Vega 8. With the AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, users are able to play modern, demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution. As for memory, the notebook has 8 GB DDR4 type with 2,400 MHz. The Lenovo 720S-13ARR has a 256 GB SSD storage. The SSD enables applications to launch faster and it allows faster file transfer. Featuring a 13.3-inch 16:9 1,920 x 1,080 pixel display and a redesign that significantly narrows the borders around the screen, the Ideapad 720S provides the visual quality of a portable home theater. A users can enjoy stunning visuals when they stream videos, watch their favorite TV series or browse photos online. The non-glossy display does not not reflect environmental light which is an advantage.

The Lenovo IdeaPad 720S-13ARR weighs only 1.14 kg and is 13.6 mm flat, making it perfect for on the go lifestyle. Its sturdy aluminum housing gives it a distinctive appearance. Treated with the same technique used to shape and polish diamonds, the Ideapad 720S 15” has been redesigned with stylish details and a sophisticated tone-on-tone Iron Grey soft-touch finish. Angled edges make it look even thinner. With JBL stereo speakers and Dolby Audio, which enhances dialogue playback, fine-tunes fine-tuned details across a wide range and delivers maximum, distortion-free PC sound through speakers or headphones, entertainment is a pleasure to the user. In addition, Windows 10 is pre-installed on the notebook, which means users can streamline their day with Windows Hello, which works with an optional fingerprint reader to ensure safe, secure login in less than two seconds. The Lenovo IdeaPad 720S-13ARR has a 4-cell lithium-ion battery which offers up to 8 hours battery life. It also features always-on charging, so a user will be able to charge other devices via USB port, even when the laptop is powered off. Best of all, it gives a user the convenience of rapid charging. One hour plugged in will give the user an 80 % charge. The Lenovo IdeaPad 720S-13ARR notebook has two USB 3.0 and one USB-C port. It can also be used to connect external devices such as USB hard drives, printers or DVD writers to the IdeaPad 720S-13ARR. The Ideapad 72 0S-13ARR is a good laptop for those who need something with good specs but without high price. The AMD Ryzen processor keeps the laptop's price low while still giving it the necessary performance.

Hands-On-Artikel von Jagadisa Rajarathnam

AMD Vega 8: Integrated graphics card of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 8 CUs (= 512 shaders) and a clock of up to 1100 MHz.

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.

2500U: Mobile APU that integrates four Zen cores clocked at 2 to 3.6 GHz. The TDP is configurable between 12 to 25 Watt (15 W nominal) and the integrated Radeon RX Vega 8 is clocked at up to 1100 MHz.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

13.3":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

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

1.14 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.

From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.


78.9%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2018-06-26 (Update: 2018-06-26)