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Lenovo Yoga 520-14IKBR-81C8008VSP


Lenovo Yoga 520-14IKBR-81C8008VSP
Lenovo Yoga 520-14IKBR-81C8008VSP (Yoga 520 Series)
Intel Core i5-8250U 4 x 1.6 - 3.4 GHz, Kaby Lake Refresh
Graphics adapter
16 GB 
14.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, glossy: yes
256 GB SSD
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Card Reader: undefined
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 4.1
height x width x depth (in mm): 20 x 328 x 229 ( = 0.79 x 12.91 x 9.02 in)
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
1.75 kg ( = 61.73 oz / 3.86 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: - %, features: 90%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 100%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Lenovo Yoga 520-14IKBR-81C8008VSP

[Oferta Agotada] Lenovo Yoga 520-14IKBR. Convertible 14,0" con Intel Core i5-8250U y 16 GB RAM (699 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN version
Positive: Compact size; good hardware; attractive price; nice design.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/16/2018
90% [Análisis] Lenovo Yoga 520-14IKBR El convertible Definitivo
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN version
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%
Lenovo Yoga 520-14IKBR (81C8008VSP). Convertible 14,0" con Intel Core i5-8250U y 16 GB RAM (799 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN version
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.

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

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.


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.

90%: There are not very many models that are rated better. Most of the assessments are in percentage ranges below that. The tested product is not considered perfect, but the sources give a clear purchase recommendation.

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


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Stefan Hinum, 2018-07-29 (Update: 2018-07-29)