Lenovo Yoga 520-14IKBR-81C8008VSP
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Reviews for the Lenovo Yoga 520-14IKBR-81C8008VSP
Source: Ofertaman ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; good hardware; attractive price; nice design.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/16/2018
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; good price; nice display; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 100%
Source: Ofertaman ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; good price; decent hardware; impressive design.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/24/2018
Model: Most sophisticated users are now unsated with their regular laptops. These users prefer to have more flexibility with how they put their laptops to use. This is the reason the market for hybrid and 2-in-1 laptops are enormous and quite frankly, under-tapped. Lenovo seems to recognize this 'hole' in the market as they launch their hybrid laptops. The latest in their longish line of these hybrids is the Lenovo Yoga 520-14IKBR. The new Lenovo Yoga 520-14IKBR-81C8008VSP measures at 20 x 328 x 229 mm and weighs about 1.75 kilograms. Its thin measurements and light weight definitely fits the bill of any businessmen and women who prefer easy-to-carry laptops for mobility. Its ability to transform into a tablet is also the advantage these users need, especially when they need to do any presentations. The Lenovo Yoga 520-14IKBR-81C8008VSP comes equipped with the 4-core Intel Core i5-8250U. This 8th generation Kaby Lake processor comes with 6 MB of cache memory, and with its Turbo Boost technology, the CPU can run at a maximum speed of 3.4 GHz, and this enables the user to run demanding tasks like running graphics rendering and editing programs.
As the Lenovo Yoga 520-14IKBR-81C8008VSP was never meant to cater to the gaming community, the laptop only comes equipped with an integrated graphics card. In this case, it is the usual Intel UHD Graphics 620. Playing games is not impossible on this laptop. However, users are limited to older titles or newer indie games. However, it is nice to note that this laptop comes with an IPS Full HD glossy screen with multi-touch capabilities; this is especially useful since the Lenovo Yoga 520-14IKBR-81C8008VSP is a hybrid laptop, which means that the user will be able to tilt the screen back to use it was a tablet. The Lenovo Yoga 520-14IKBR-81C8008VSP only comes with 256 GB of SSD storage. Those who prefer more storage may get a large SD card and put it in the built-in card reader. Another plus point for this laptop is 16 GB of RAM it comes bundled with. Unfortunately, there is only one memory stick slot in the motherboard so unless the user buys a 32 GB memory stick; there is no other option to upgrade. As for ports and connectivity, the Lenovo Yoga 520-14IKBR-81C8008VSP is somewhat lacking. There are only one USB 3.0 Type C port, two USB 3.0 Type A ports, one HDMI output and an SD card reader. It doesn't come with an Ethernet port, but it has a dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1 combo adapter. The Lenovo Yoga 520-14IKBR-81C8008VSP is not only suitable for users in the business industry, but it is also ideal for those who want to purchase a laptop for work and pleasure but do not have the need to the budget to buy two separate devices. The specifications and price-point of the Lenovo Yoga 520-14IKBR-81C8008VSP are suitable for those who don't mind paying a little more for the flexibility of the laptop.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
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.
i5-8250U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.6 and 3.4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,100 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 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.
90%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.
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