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Lenovo Yoga 510-15IKB Notebook Review

Sascha Mölck (translated by Zack Smith), 11/20/2016

2-in-1 convertible laptop With the Yoga 510-15IKB, Lenovo delivers a convertible laptop in 15.6-inch format. Thanks to the 360° rotatable screen, this device offers several modes of operation.

For the original German review, see here.

With the Lenovo Yoga 51015IKB, we have an identically constructed sister model to the already-tested Yoga 510-15ISK. The difference is mainly in the brains: In the Yoga 510-15IKB, you have Intel’s new Kaby Lake processor in use, instead of last year's Skylake. The Kaby Lake processor is also to be found in rivals such as the HP Pavilion 15 x360 and the Dell Inspiron 15 5568.

Given that both Yoga 510 models are identically built, we will not go further into the casing, connectivity, input devices, display, and speakers. These details can be found in the test report of the Yoga 510-15ISK.

Lenovo Yoga 510-15IKB 80VC000XGE (Yoga 510 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-7200U, Intel Core i5 7200U
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon R7 M460 - 2048 MB, Core: 984 MHz, Memory: 1000 MHz, DDR3, Crimson 16.11.1 (21.19.160.257), Enduro
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-2400, Single-Channel, one slot
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel 141 PPI, capacitive, 10-finger detection, BOE HF NV156FHM-N42, IPS, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-U Premium PCH
Storage
Samsung MZYTY256HDHP, 256 GB 
, 180 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC236 @ Intel Kaby Lake-U/Y High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: audio combo jack, Card Reader: SD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: motion sensor, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 21.35 x 378 x 253 ( = 0.84 x 14.88 x 9.96 in)
Battery
35 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, McAfee LiveSafe (demo), MS Office (demo), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.08 kg ( = 73.37 oz / 4.59 pounds), Power Supply: 231 g ( = 8.15 oz / 0.51 pounds)
Price
799 Euro

 

Connectivity

Fingerabdruckleser
Fingerabdruckleser

The Yoga 510-15ISK and the Yoga 510-15IKB are identically built. However, there is one minor difference: our current test machine includes a fingerprint reader. The official product photos from Lenovo only show the model without a fingerprint reader.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
HP Pavilion 15-bk001ng x360
79 MB/s ∼100% +2%
Lenovo Yoga 510-15IKB 80VC000XGE
77.8 MB/s ∼98%
Lenovo Yoga 510-15ISK
74.2 MB/s ∼94% -5%
Dell Inspiron 15 5568
21 MB/s ∼27% -73%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Lenovo Yoga 510-15IKB 80VC000XGE
86.8 MB/s ∼100%
HP Pavilion 15-bk001ng x360
85.6 MB/s ∼99% -1%
Lenovo Yoga 510-15ISK
85.11 MB/s ∼98% -2%
Dell Inspiron 15 5568
26.5 MB/s ∼31% -69%
Networking
iperf Server (receive) TCP 1 m
Dell Inspiron 15 5568
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
372 MBit/s ∼100% +7%
Lenovo Yoga 510-15IKB 80VC000XGE
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 (jseb)
349 MBit/s ∼94%
iperf Client (transmit) TCP 1 m
Dell Inspiron 15 5568
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
390 MBit/s ∼100% +27%
Lenovo Yoga 510-15IKB 80VC000XGE
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 (jseb)
307 MBit/s ∼79%

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Display

Pixelraster
Pixelraster

This Yoga is equipped with the same display as the already tested sister model. However, it distinguishes itself somewhat by its specifications. But even two identically specified panels are never 100% the same. The badly built IPS panel used in this notebook offers a higher contrast and better viewing angles but unfortunately the brightness is insufficient.

A surprise: With a brightness level of 50% and under, the display exhibits Pulse Width Modulation flickering at a frequency of 50 Hz. This can give even nonsensitive people headaches and/or eye problems. The display of the Yoga 510-15ISK however, while imperfect, has no such flickering.

222
cd/m²
215
cd/m²
212
cd/m²
215
cd/m²
236
cd/m²
211
cd/m²
191
cd/m²
221
cd/m²
183
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 236 cd/m² Average: 211.8 cd/m² Minimum: 3.2 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 78 %
Center on Battery: 236 cd/m²
Contrast: 1311:1 (Black: 0.18 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.92 | - Ø
ΔE Greyscale 2.35 | - Ø
63% sRGB (Argyll) 40% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll)
Gamma: 2.34
Lenovo Yoga 510-15IKB 80VC000XGE
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Lenovo Yoga 510-15ISK
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
HP Pavilion 15-bk001ng x360
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Dell Inspiron 15 5568
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Response Times
0%
119%
18%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
53 (19, 34)
43.2 (19.6, 23.6)
18%
30.8 (12.8, 18)
42%
42 (19, 23)
21%
Response Time Black / White *
26 (6, 20)
30.8 (17.6, 13.2)
-18%
22 (11.2, 10.8)
15%
22 (6, 16)
15%
PWM Frequency
50 (50)
200 (90)
300%
Screen
-10%
-6%
-13%
Brightness
212
230
8%
210
-1%
249
17%
Brightness Distribution
78
86
10%
85
9%
85
9%
Black Level *
0.18
0.26
-44%
0.22
-22%
0.26
-44%
Contrast
1311
977
-25%
1023
-22%
1023
-22%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.92
4.23
-8%
4.13
-5%
4.98
-27%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.35
2.87
-22%
2.53
-8%
2.68
-14%
Gamma
2.34 103%
2.35 102%
2.6 92%
2.27 106%
CCT
6161 106%
5965 109%
6360 102%
6583 99%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
40
40.35
1%
39.8
0%
36
-10%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
63
63.48
1%
62.5
-1%
57
-10%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-5% / -8%
57% / 28%
3% / -7%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 50 Hz50 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 50 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 50 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 50 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 54 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 8568 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

CalMAN Color Checker
CalMAN Color Checker
CalMAN Graustufen
CalMAN Graustufen
CalMAN Farbsättigung
CalMAN Farbsättigung

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
26 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 6 ms rise
↘ 20 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 42 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (26.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
53 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 19 ms rise
↘ 34 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 87 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (42.5 ms).

Performance

With the Yoga 510-15IKB, Lenovo delivers a convertible laptop in 15.6-inch format. It offers sufficient processing power for all current application scenarios and can support gaming, albeit to a limited extent. Our test device, priced at about 800 Euros (~$847), is worth buying. Other configurations are available.

Processor

The Yoga is powered by a dual core Intel Core i5-7200U (Kaby Lake) processor. This is a power-saving CPU (15 W) and is therefore a middleweight so to speak, which should, however, completely satisfy the performance requirements of most users. The CPU runs at a minimum speed of 2.5 GHz. In Turbo Mode it can climb to 3.1 GHz (both kernels). The full processing performance is available on both AC power or when running off the battery. In our CPU tests the Kaby Lake processor achieves about 15% better than the previous generation Skylake CPU (Core i5-6200U). This is due to the higher operating speed. Skylake and Kaby Lake hardly differ in their technical details.

Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
4985
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
11396
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
8146
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
129 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
321 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
38.03 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo Yoga 510-15IKB 80VC000XGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
129 Points ∼65%
Dell Inspiron 15 5568
Intel Core i7-6500U
128 Points ∼64% -1%
Lenovo Yoga 510-15ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U
114 Points ∼57% -12%
HP Pavilion 15-bk001ng x360
Intel Core i5-6200U
113 Points ∼57% -12%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo Yoga 510-15IKB 80VC000XGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
321 Points ∼15%
Dell Inspiron 15 5568
Intel Core i7-6500U
308 Points ∼14% -4%
Lenovo Yoga 510-15ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U
289 Points ∼13% -10%
HP Pavilion 15-bk001ng x360
Intel Core i5-6200U
284 Points ∼13% -12%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Lenovo Yoga 510-15IKB 80VC000XGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
6439 Points ∼21%
Lenovo Yoga 510-15ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U
5733 Points ∼18% -11%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Lenovo Yoga 510-15IKB 80VC000XGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
2889 Points ∼62%
Lenovo Yoga 510-15ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U
2699 Points ∼58% -7%
Geekbench 4.0
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Lenovo Yoga 510-15IKB 80VC000XGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
6754 Points ∼25%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Lenovo Yoga 510-15IKB 80VC000XGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
3604 Points ∼62%
JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score
Lenovo Yoga 510-15IKB 80VC000XGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
217.8 Points ∼0%
Dell Inspiron 15 5568
Intel Core i7-6500U
207.09 Points ∼0% -5%
Lenovo Yoga 510-15ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U
196.87 Points ∼0% -10%

System Performance

A fast solid-state drive and a powerful processor ensure a smooth running system. Problems will not be encountered that often. Indeed the results from the PCMark benchmarks turned out well. An increase in system performance is hardly possible since Lenovo has already maxed out on everything.

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3694 points
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PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo Yoga 510-15IKB 80VC000XGE
Radeon R7 M460, 7200U, Samsung MZYTY256HDHP
3694 Points ∼62%
Lenovo Yoga 510-15ISK
Radeon R7 M460, 6200U, Liteonit CV3-DE256
3651 Points ∼61% -1%
Dell Inspiron 15 5568
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Toshiba THNSNK256GCS8
3607 Points ∼60% -2%
HP Pavilion 15-bk001ng x360
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, WDC Slim WD10SPCX-21KHST0
3026 Points ∼51% -18%

Storage Device

The included drive is an SSD from Samsung. This 2.5-inch model offers a total capacity of 256 GB of which, about 180 GB is usable. The remaining storage space is occupied by the recovery partition and the Windows installation files. The transfer rate of the SSD proved to be quite good.

Samsung MZYTY256HDHP
Sequential Read: 528.9 MB/s
Sequential Write: 508 MB/s
512K Read: 409.8 MB/s
512K Write: 316.5 MB/s
4K Read: 36.01 MB/s
4K Write: 106.7 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 384.8 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 237.3 MB/s
Lenovo Yoga 510-15IKB 80VC000XGE
Samsung MZYTY256HDHP
Lenovo Yoga 510-15ISK
Liteonit CV3-DE256
HP Pavilion 15-bk001ng x360
WDC Slim WD10SPCX-21KHST0
Dell Inspiron 15 5568
Toshiba THNSNK256GCS8
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
-13%
-92%
-25%
Write 4k QD32
237.3
232
-2%
1.055
-100%
197.6
-17%
Read 4k QD32
384.8
281.5
-27%
1.029
-100%
275.3
-28%
Write 4k
106.7
63.65
-40%
1.097
-99%
86.67
-19%
Read 4k
36.01
27.05
-25%
0.373
-99%
19.88
-45%
Write 512
316.5
356.3
13%
51.21
-84%
242
-24%
Read 512
409.8
384.5
-6%
33.01
-92%
397.4
-3%
Write Seq
508
450.7
-11%
106
-79%
270
-47%
Read Seq
528.9
487
-8%
106.9
-80%
458.6
-13%

Graphics Card

The Yoga comes with a Radeon R7-M460 graphics processor from AMD. It is essentially a renamed Radeon R7-M360. After the installation of the latest graphics drivers, the M460 GPU is managed in the Windows device manager as an M360. The two GPUs are technically the same. The M460 GPU runs at a slightly higher maximum processing speed (984 MHz Vs. 980 MHz). Therefore the 3DMark results of both GPUs are very nearly the same. In addition, one can interpret the 3DMark output as evidence that the M460 GPU is a viable rival of the Nvidia GeForce 930M.

3DMark 11 Performance
2267 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ISK 80NT005WGE
AMD Radeon R7 M360, Intel Core i7-6500U
2222 Points ∼4% +4%
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
NVIDIA GeForce 930M, Intel Core i5-6200U
2172 Points ∼4% +1%
Toshiba Satellite C70-C-1FT
NVIDIA GeForce 930M, Intel Core i5-6200U
2161 Points ∼4% +1%
Lenovo Yoga 510-15IKB 80VC000XGE
AMD Radeon R7 M460, Intel Core i5-7200U
2141 Points ∼4%
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
NVIDIA GeForce 930M, Intel Core i5-6200U
2138 Points ∼4% 0%
Lenovo Yoga 510-15ISK
AMD Radeon R7 M460, Intel Core i5-6200U
2137 Points ∼4% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad E460-20EUS00000
AMD Radeon R7 M360, Intel Core i5-6200U
1989 Points ∼4% -7%
Lenovo Ideapad 310-15ISK
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i7-6500U
1835 Points ∼4% -14%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
1747 Points ∼3% -18%
Dell Inspiron 15 5568
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i7-6500U
1506 Points ∼3% -30%
HP Pavilion 15-bk001ng x360
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i5-6200U
1280 Points ∼3% -40%

Gaming Performance

The Yoga allows computer gaming. However, one must be satisfied with HD resolution (1366x768 pixels) and low to medium playing quality settings. For performance-hungry games such as “Mafia 3” and “Deus Ex Mankind Divided”, the strain is too much. These games are not playable. While the Radeon GPU’s performance in the 3DMark benchmarks come in at the same level as Nvidia’s GeForce 930M, in actual gaming experience it falls behind the Nvidia GPU.

low med. high ultra
Crysis 3 (2013) 29.918.313.75.2fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 72.240.832.29.8fps
Sims 4 (2014) 137.549.921.718.6fps
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (2014) 33.320.911.17.3fps
Alien: Isolation (2014) 50.137.61814.7fps
F1 2014 (2014) 100754425fps
GTA V (2015) 50.545.210.7fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 20.713.46.7fps
Metal Gear Solid V (2015) 43.930.212.4fps
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (2015) 43.323.612.3fps
Star Wars Battlefront (2015) 36.224.411.1fps
Hitman 2016 (2016) 2820.610.6fps
Need for Speed 2016 (2016) 26.62314.1fps
Ashes of the Singularity (2016) 14.75.1fps
Doom (2016) 23.313.37.9fps
Mirror's Edge Catalyst (2016) 27.719.67.9fps
No Man's Sky (2016) 19.815.78.6fps
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016) 14.510.65.4fps
FIFA 17 (2016) 83.870.336.134.1fps
Mafia 3 (2016) 11.77.43.8fps
Battlefield 1 (2016) 3020.610.1fps
Farming Simulator 17 (2016) 95.862.62410fps
Titanfall 2 (2016) 40.830.612.5fps
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare (2016) 29.126.114.7fps
BioShock Infinite - 1366x768 Medium Preset
Toshiba Satellite C70-C-1FT
NVIDIA GeForce 930M, Intel Core i5-6200U
47.65 fps ∼15% +17%
Toshiba Satellite L50-C-275
NVIDIA GeForce 930M, Intel Core i5-6200U
47 fps ∼15% +15%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
43.1 fps ∼14% +6%
Lenovo Ideapad 310-15ISK
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i7-6500U
41.8 fps ∼13% +2%
Lenovo Yoga 510-15IKB 80VC000XGE
AMD Radeon R7 M460, Intel Core i5-7200U
40.8 fps ∼13%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ISK 80NT005WGE
AMD Radeon R7 M360, Intel Core i7-6500U
40.4 fps ∼13% -1%
Lenovo Yoga 510-15ISK
AMD Radeon R7 M460, Intel Core i5-6200U
38.9 fps ∼12% -5%
Toshiba Satellite C55-C-1NE
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Core i3-5005U
35.31 fps ∼11% -13%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Core i3-5010U
35.3 fps ∼11% -13%
Dell Inspiron 15 5568
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i7-6500U
31.5 fps ∼10% -23%
HP Pavilion 15-bk001ng x360
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i5-6200U
20.15 (min: 10.72) fps ∼6% -51%
Star Wars Battlefront - 1024x768 Low Preset
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
NVIDIA GeForce 930M, Intel Core i5-6200U
46.2 fps ∼23% +28%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
42.6 fps ∼21% +18%
Lenovo Yoga 510-15IKB 80VC000XGE
AMD Radeon R7 M460, Intel Core i5-7200U
36.2 fps ∼18%
Lenovo Yoga 510-15ISK
AMD Radeon R7 M460, Intel Core i5-6200U
35.5 fps ∼18% -2%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ISK 80NT005WGE
AMD Radeon R7 M360, Intel Core i7-6500U
34.2 fps ∼17% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad E460-20EUS00000
AMD Radeon R7 M360, Intel Core i5-6200U
23.5 fps ∼12% -35%
F1 2014 - 1920x1080 High Preset
Lenovo Ideapad 310-15ISK
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i7-6500U
46 fps ∼35% +5%
Lenovo Yoga 510-15IKB 80VC000XGE
AMD Radeon R7 M460, Intel Core i5-7200U
44 fps ∼33%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, Intel Core i3-5010U
36 fps ∼27% -18%
GTA V - 1366x768 Normal/Off AF:4x
Lenovo Ideapad 310-15ISK
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i7-6500U
52.5 fps ∼32% +16%
Lenovo Yoga 510-15IKB 80VC000XGE
AMD Radeon R7 M460, Intel Core i5-7200U
45.2 fps ∼28%

Emissions and Energy

System Noise

Lautstärke des Lüfters
Lautstärke des Lüfters

While idling, the Yoga did not generate too much noise. The fan remained sometimes still and it achieved complete silence. However, when running with even a pretty small load, the fan starts running. During the stress tests the fan speed increased. We measured a sound pressure level of 38.6 dB(A) - quite a good value.

Noise Level

Idle
30.2 / 30.2 / 31 dB(A)
Load
38 / 38.6 dB(A)
 
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 30.15 dB(A)

Temperature

Our stress test (Prime95 and FurMark ran for at least one hour) ran on the Yoga in both AC power and battery-powered scenarios. The processor worked in battery mode at 400 MHz, and an AC power mode at 2.5 GHz. The GPU always ran at 600 MHz. In subsequent runs of the tests the GPU (on AC power) occasionally throttled at 300 MHz. The laptop did not heat up excessively. At a few measuring locations the temperature exceeded 40°C (~104 °F).

Max. Load
 31.9 °C42.2 °C42.9 °C 
 25.3 °C37.3 °C40.3 °C 
 23.7 °C25.8 °C28.6 °C 
Maximum: 42.9 °C
Average: 33.1 °C
44.6 °C43.8 °C32.5 °C
39 °C39.4 °C25.5 °C
30.5 °C26.2 °C24.6 °C
Maximum: 44.6 °C
Average: 34 °C
Power Supply (max.)  44.3 °C | Room Temperature 21.8 °C | FIRT 550-Pocket
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dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2031.631.531.62530.330.730.33136.135.636.14031.230.131.25029.627.229.66330.728.830.78026.526.926.510026.52626.512528.624.928.616033.82333.820039.122.639.125046.321.546.331557.520.857.540064.619.964.650061.919.561.963064.618.764.680072.118.172.1100067.617.867.6125064.817.564.816006517.265200064.717.464.725006417.464315064.217.664.240006517.765500064.717.964.763006417.864800066.717.966.71000064.81864.81250059.717.859.71600052.817.852.8SPL77.730.177.7N42.31.442.3median 64.2Lenovo Yoga 510-15IKB 80VC000XGEmedian 17.9median 64.2Delta6.81.46.835.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHzmedian 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink Noise
Lenovo Yoga 510-15IKB 80VC000XGE audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (72 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 25.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 0.7% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (2.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (17.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 54% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 40% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 17%, worst was 35%
Compared to all devices tested
» 31% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 64% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 1% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 9%, average was 20%, worst was 47%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 0% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Frequenzdiagramm im Vergleich (Checkboxen oben an-/abwählbar!)

Energy Consumption

While idling, we measured a maximum energy requirement of 8.4 watts, as it should be. During the stress tests the value increased to 46 W. Given the base processing speed of the GPU and the fact that the CPU did not use Turbo mode, this is noticeable. Otherwise the value would be somewhat higher. In everyday gaming the performance requirement moved to about 37 watts +/- 10 watts. The rated requirement on AC power is 65 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.25 / 0.35 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.9 / 7.8 / 8.4 Watt
Load midlight 37 / 46 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery Runtime

Our practical WLAN tests simulated web browsing. The Balanced Power Profile was active, the display brightness was set to about 150 cd/m², and energy saving functionality was activated. The Yoga provided a running time of 5:20h. This is nearly the same  as its sister model.

Battery Runtime
WiFi Surfing v1.3 (Edge 38)
5h 20min
Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
HP Pavilion 15-bk001ng x360
6200U, HD Graphics 520, 48 Wh
401 min ∼33% +25%
Lenovo Yoga 510-15ISK
6200U, Radeon R7 M460, 35 Wh
335 min ∼28% +5%
Lenovo Yoga 510-15IKB 80VC000XGE
7200U, Radeon R7 M460, 35 Wh
320 min ∼27%
Dell Inspiron 15 5568
6500U, HD Graphics 520, 42 Wh
299 min ∼25% -7%

Pros

+ IPS display
+ full HD resolution
+ fast SSD
+ mostly runs quietly
+ rarely gets hot

Cons

- display is not very bright
- under designed GPU
- only one memory slot
- average battery life
- no maintenance openings
- no keyboard illumination
- no USB type C

Verdict

In review: Lenovo Yoga 510-15IKB. Test model provided by Campuspoint.de
In review: Lenovo Yoga 510-15IKB. Test model provided by Campuspoint.de

Lenovo’s 15.6-inch convertible comes with a cutting-edge Kaby Lake processor, which offers sufficient computing performance for all application types. The Radeon GPU allows at least limited computer gaming. The justification for the dedicated GPU is dubious since it is not particularly strong and may be merely a gimmick. The integrated GPU would have performed just as well. Furthermore, the rival Nvidia GPU clearly offers more gaming performance at the same price, in this case 800 Euros (~$847).

As a rule, the laptop runs in everyday life quietly and does not become excessively hot. The solid-state drive guarantees a fast running system. You can set up a model with a greater capacity drive, but this requires swapping out the drive yourself by removing the bottom panel as there is no maintenance hatch. The laptop's chiclet keyboard is sufficient. The battery life proved adequate. The built-in Full HD IPS display pleased us with its high contrast, decent viewing angles and a normal color representation. Unfortunately the display’s brightness is too low.

Lenovo offers in the Yoga 510-15IKB a solid 15.6-inch 2-in-1 convertible, that is not without weaknesses.

Lenovo Yoga 510-15IKB 80VC000XGE - 11/09/2016 v5.1
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
79 / 98 → 81%
Keyboard
74%
Pointing Device
82%
Connectivity
55 / 81 → 67%
Weight
62 / 67 → 89%
Battery
84%
Display
81%
Games Performance
60 / 85 → 70%
Application Performance
87 / 92 → 95%
Temperature
91%
Noise
91 / 95 → 96%
Audio
40%
Camera
40 / 85 → 47%
Average
71%
78%
Multimedia - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2016-11-20 (Update: 2016-11-20)