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Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB


Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB
Ideapad MiiX 720 (Miix Series)
Intel Core i7-7500U 2 x 2.7 - 3.5 GHz, Kaby Lake
Graphics adapter
16 GB 
, Dual Channel, onboard
12.00 inch 3:2, 2880 x 1920 pixel 288 PPI, 10 Finger, native pen support, AUO B120YAN01 / AUO106F, IPS, glossy: yes, detachable screen
Intel Kaby Lake-U Premium PCH
Samsung SSD PM961 1TB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (MZVLW1T0), 1024 GB 
, 870 GB free
Intel Kaby Lake-U/Y PCH - High Definition Audio
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, Audio Connections: Combo Mic+Line, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Lage
Tri-Band Wireless-AC 18260 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ad), Bluetooth 4.2
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.9 x 292 x 210 ( = 0.35 x 11.5 x 8.27 in)
41 Wh Lithium-Polymer, SMP L15M4PC3, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 8 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Primary Camera: 1 MPix Webcam 1280x720 + Infrared Windows Hello
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix Autofocus 2560x1440
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Lenovo Active Pen 2 mit mount and battery, power supply 45W, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
1.151 kg ( = 40.6 oz / 2.54 pounds), Power Supply: 192 g ( = 6.77 oz / 0.42 pounds)



Average Score: 74.28% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 68%, features: 60%, display: 85% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 89%, emissions: 86%

Reviews for the Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB

84.7% Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 720 (7500U, QHD) Convertible Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
3:2 Surface. With its QHD+ display and Kaby Lake 15-watt SOC, Lenovo’s IdeaPad Miix 720 represents formidable competition for the Microsoft Surface. But the unbalanced fans and low-quality microphone spoil the 12-inch model for us.
60% Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 720
Source: PC Mag English version
The Lenovo Miix 720 detachable Windows tablet offers a very good display and other useful features, but it's not as good a value as its little sibling, the Miix 520, nor as capable as the Microsoft Surface Pro.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Lenovo MIIX 720 Review
Source: Toptenreviews English version
It will get you through the average working day, but the Miix 720 is no stamina champion. Still, that’s the worst thing you can say about it. Given the competitive spec, effective design and the fact that you get the keyboard and stylus bundled in, it’s not just a Surface Pro clone but a credible alternative.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/05/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo Miix 720: A modern professional’s workhorse
Source: On MSFT English version
The Miix 720 was as much fun to use as it was functional. With Lenovo being primarily known as the Thinkpad and enterprise OEM, I would love if it next year my company began issuing the Miix 720 as our designated work PCs. With 8GB of RAM, USB-C, 2 USB-A and MicroSD card slots, it has enough ports to power displays and sort Excel sheets like a champ.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/01/2017
70% Lenovo Miix 720 review: Can it outsmart the mighty Surface?
Source: Pocket Lint English version
That's the thing about the Lenovo Miix 720: for all it gets right — and there is plenty — it's just not enough to win in this category and the longevity per charge will frustrate if this is your on-the-go machine. With powerful, near-silent and long-lasting competitors already available to buy instead — not to mention other full-on laptop competitor alternatives — this Lenovo only needs to up is battery life and it'd be a winner.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

2-in-1-Device mit QHD+ Display im 3:2-Format
Source: Notebooksbilliger Blog German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/21/2017
76% [Análisis] Lenovo YOGA 720-12IKB, movilidad, versatilidad y alto rendimiento al alcance de tu bolsillo
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 76% features: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
75% Review: Lenovo Miix 720 – goede concurrent voor Microsoft Surface Pro
Source: Tablets Magazine Dutch NL→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/19/2017
Rating: Total score: 75%


Model: The Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB is a stylish and lightweight 2-in-1 detachable laptop. It combines a chic design with a stunning display that will help users breeze through any task. The 12-inch model promises full subnotebook capacity in a tablet with active fan cooling. In order to maximize connectivity in terms of the ports, Lenovo has built in a Type-C port with Thunderbird 3 as well as Type-A ports. At just 8.9 mm thin and weighing 780 g (without its detachable keyboard), the Miix 720 has a simple, streamlined design. Its one-piece metal alloy body paired with coordinated accessories make the Miix 720 a chic complement to user’s busy life. It is available in Champagne or Iron Gray color. The aluminum tablet is sturdy and stable. The stand is quite durable and warp resistant. The stand’s hinge is firmly connected and can be opened quite wide, securely supporting the tablet between 100 and 165 degrees. The keyboard mount is made of aluminum with a relatively high weight of 404 grams. The advantage of this design is in its strength and weight; even with a cavity underneath the keyboard surface, it remains rigid while typing. The premier feature is the screen in 3:2 resolution instead of the usual 16:9 display (2.880 x 1.920 pixels). The Miix 720 borrows these details from its smaller sibling, the Lenovo Miix 510 Pro (1.920 x 1.200; 16:10). Apart from the aforementioned similarities, the latter model had no Thunderbolt 3 or IR camera for Windows Hello, and only one FHD screen.

The Miix 720 provides a personal, secure way to unlock the device without using a password. Thanks to the front-facing integrated infrared camera and Windows Hello support, the Miix 720 unlocks when it recognizes the user’s face in front of the screen. Alternately, it auto-locks when a user walks away. As for hardware specification, the Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 720 is offered with the Core i7-7500U SoCs. The SSD is a 256 GB (M.2) while the RAM is a DDR4 8 GB RAM. As well as being quieter and smaller than a standard disk drive, the durable SSD is also more likely to withstand an accidental knock or drop. The Lenovo Active Pen 2 complements the Miix 720 as an additional interaction point. Writing and notes can be made with the pen just as easily as by hand. The active pen has a battery. It should be noted that the heel of the hand can rest on the screen without creating any input errors. The pen holder in the USB port is practical and simple. Detachable and full-sized, the keyboard on the Miix 720 has backlighting to highlight each key. It also boasts 1.5 mm of key travel to feel like tapping away on a standard keyboard.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Intel HD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2) found on some Kaby-Lake CPU models (15 W ULV series).

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.

i7-7500U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.7 to 3.5 GHz, HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that 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.

1.151 kg:

In former time,s this weight was typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, often 15 inch laptops weigh as much.

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.

74.28%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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


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