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Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB 80V4002HGE Convertible Review

Sebastian Bade (translated by Andreas Osthoff), 11/22/2016

Kaby Lake, Yoga style. Lenovo updates its models and equips the noble convertible with 7th-Gen Intel Core processors. We will find out how the modern ULV processor from Intel performs.

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For the original German review, see here.

Little time had passed since we reviewed the Yoga 710-14ISK - yet Lenovo came up with an updated model. The new Yoga 710-14ISB comes with a Kaby Lake (7th generation) processor instead of the Skylake (6th generation) CPU. However, that's about all of the new features. The Intel Core i5-7200U is still supported by 8 GB of DDR4 RAM, while the operating system as well as all the other applications are stored on the 256 GB M.2 SSD. Our test model is not equipped with a dedicated GPU and all the graphics are handled by the integrated Intel HD Graphics 620 instead. Our silver SKU currently retails for 899 Euros (USD950, AUD1300, GBP760), and a more powerful model is 200 Euros (USD210, AUD290, GBP170) more expensive. This faster specced Yoga 710 is equipped with a slightly superior Intel Core i7-7500U CPU as well as a dedicated GPU (Nvidia GeForce 940MX).

Other than the previous Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK, we see the HP Spectre x360 13 as a rival for the Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB. To make comparisons of the performance without a dedicated GPU, we also use the Lenovo Miix 510 Pro as well as the Acer Aspire Switch 12 Alpha for the article.

Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB 80V4002HGE (Yoga 710 Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 620, Core: 300 - 1067 MHz, 21.20.16.4494
Memory
8192 MB 
, 2133 MHz, DDR4, 1/1 slots occupied, Single-Channel
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel 157 PPI, Multitouch, AU Optronics B140HAN03.0, a-Si WLED TFT, IPS, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-U Premium PCH
Storage
Samsung MZYTY256HDHP, 256 GB 
, M.2 2280 SSd, 180 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek High Definition Audio
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: Combo, Card Reader: SD/SDHC/SDXC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Position sensor, Gyroscope
Networking
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.3 x 322 x 223 ( = 0.68 x 12.68 x 8.78 in)
Battery
53 Wh, 6810 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: JBL Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Power adapter, Lenovo Solution Center, McAfee Life Safe, Dolby Audio, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.553 kg ( = 54.78 oz / 3.42 pounds), Power Supply: 173 g ( = 6.1 oz / 0.38 pounds)

 

Case

The case of the Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB is identical to the Yoga 710-14ISK. The same goes for port selection as well as the multi-touch display. These subsections are skipped in this review. You can find detailed information about these in our Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK review.

 
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
77.8 MB/s ∼100% +21%
Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB 80V4002HGE
64.1 MB/s ∼82%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
87.1 MB/s ∼100% +4%
Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB 80V4002HGE
84 MB/s ∼96%
Networking
iperf Server (receive) TCP 1 m
Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB 80V4002HGE
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (jseb)
665 MBit/s ∼100%
Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (jseb)
638 MBit/s ∼96% -4%
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Broadcom 802.11ac
570 MBit/s ∼86% -14%
iperf Client (transmit) TCP 1 m
Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB 80V4002HGE
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (jseb)
501 MBit/s ∼100%
Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (jseb)
500 MBit/s ∼100% 0%
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Broadcom 802.11ac
397 MBit/s ∼79% -21%

Display

292
cd/m²
329
cd/m²
301
cd/m²
271
cd/m²
340
cd/m²
300
cd/m²
263
cd/m²
319
cd/m²
305
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 340 cd/m² Average: 302.2 cd/m² Minimum: 6.3 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 77 %
Center on Battery: 340 cd/m²
Contrast: 1097:1 (Black: 0.31 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6.75 | - Ø
ΔE Greyscale 8.47 | - Ø
89% sRGB (Argyll) 58% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll)
Gamma: 2.22
Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB 80V4002HGE
AU Optronics B140HAN03.0, , 1920x1080, 14
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
AU Optronics B140HAN03.0, , 1920x1080, 14
HP Spectre x360 13-w023dx
Chi Mei CMN1367, , 1920x1080, 13.3
Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE
Unknown, , 1920x1200, 12.2
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
Panasonic VVX12T041N00, , 2160x1440, 12
Response Times
13%
26%
73%
653%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
53 (17, 36, Plateau)
35 (16, 19)
34%
33.2 (16, 17.2)
37%
33 (21, 12)
38%
20 (5, 15, detail 5 schraffiert)
62%
Response Time Black / White *
33 (7, 26)
31 (9, 22)
6%
28 (5.6, 22.4)
15%
23 (10, 13)
30%
34 (15, 19, [email protected]% mit/ohne PSU)
-3%
PWM Frequency
50 (10)
50 (50)
0%
125 (90)
150%
1000 (100)
1900%
Screen
2%
3%
-1%
3%
Brightness
302
298
-1%
319
6%
324
7%
328
9%
Brightness Distribution
77
88
14%
90
17%
88
14%
91
18%
Black Level *
0.31
0.35
-13%
0.336
-8%
0.35
-13%
0.38
-23%
Contrast
1097
929
-15%
996
-9%
934
-15%
908
-17%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
6.75
6.2
8%
6.21
8%
6.54
3%
8.4
-24%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
8.47
6.32
25%
7.71
9%
9.52
-12%
4.3
49%
Gamma
2.22 108%
2.3 104%
2.36 102%
2.35 102%
2.63 91%
CCT
6557 99%
6926 94%
6458 101%
8802 74%
7368 88%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
58
58
0%
58.6
1%
59
2%
62
7%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
89
90
1%
90
1%
92
3%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
8% / 5%
15% / 8%
36% / 19%
328% / 198%

* ... smaller is better

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
33 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 7 ms rise
↘ 26 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 84 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (26.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
53 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 17 ms rise
↘ 36 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 (42.8 ms).

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 Hz10 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 50 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 10 % 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: 57 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 6668 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Performance

The performance of the Yoga 710-14IKB is actually decent for a convertible. Looking at the GPU performance, the integrated Intel HD Graphics 620 is faster than the Intel HD Graphics 520, but our test model does not stand a chance against the Yoga 710-14ISK with its dedicated GPU in 3D applications. If you primarily use the system for web browsing and office tasks, the Yoga will be more than sufficient. This is also the case for 8 GB of DDR4 RAM clocked at 2133 MHz, but similar to the previous model the Yoga 710-14IKB only has one slot, so the memory is only running in a single-channel configuration. Due to the lack of an empty slot, it is not possible to expand the memory. This means the integrated Intel HD Graphics 620 of the Intel Core i5-7200U cannot utilize its full potential.

If you need significantly more 3D performance, you should get an SKU with the dedicated Nvidia GeForce 940MX which is also equipped with a faster CPU (Intel Core i7-7500U).

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWiNFO
DPC Latency
 

Processor

The Core i5-7200U is soldered.
The Core i5-7200U is soldered.

Intel's Core i5-7200U is meant to replace the older i5-6200U. The soldered Kaby Lake CPU has two physical cores and can execute up to four threads simultaneously thanks to the Hyper-Threading technology. Like the 6200U, the i5-7200U is a frugal ULV processor with a TDP of just 15 Watts. The base clock is now 2.5 GHz, not 2.3 GHz, and thanks to the Turbo the chip can reach up to 3.1 GHz.

Cinebench R15 determines performance gains of 11 percent for the Yoga 710-14IKB as compared to the 710-14ISK in the Multi test. However, the Single-Core result is only 3 percent better. The overall CPU performance of our test model is excellent and even the HP Spectre x360 with an allegedly faster Core i7-7500U CPU is beaten in the Cinebench R15 Multi benchmark.

Cinebench R10
Cinebench R10
Cinebench R11.5
Cinebench R11.5
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15
Jetstream 1.1
Jetstream 1.1
Octane V2
Octane V2
Mozilla Kraken 1.1
Mozilla Kraken 1.1
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
HP Spectre x360 13-w023dx
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700
126 Points ∼65% +7%
Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB 80V4002HGE
Intel Core i5-7200U, 2500
118 Points ∼61%
Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300
116 Points ∼59% -2%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300
114 Points ∼58% -3%
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300
114 Points ∼58% -3%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB 80V4002HGE
Intel Core i5-7200U, 2500
328 Points ∼15%
HP Spectre x360 13-w023dx
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700
314 Points ∼15% -4%
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300
292 Points ∼14% -11%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300
289 Points ∼13% -12%
Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300
246 Points ∼11% -25%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
HP Spectre x360 13-w023dx
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700
1.66 Points ∼75% +13%
Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB 80V4002HGE
Intel Core i5-7200U, 2500
1.47 Points ∼67%
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300
1.29 Points ∼58% -12%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB 80V4002HGE
Intel Core i5-7200U, 2500
3.62 Points ∼15%
HP Spectre x360 13-w023dx
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700
3.46 Points ∼14% -4%
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300
3.21 Points ∼13% -11%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB 80V4002HGE
Intel Core i5-7200U, 2500
6524 Points ∼53%
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300
5620 Points ∼45% -14%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB 80V4002HGE
Intel Core i5-7200U, 2500
14421 Points ∼35%
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300
12670 Points ∼31% -12%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300
1445.2 ms * ∼2% -20%
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300
1381.8 ms * ∼2% -15%
Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300
1264 ms * ∼2% -5%
Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB 80V4002HGE
Intel Core i5-7200U, 2500
1204.5 ms * ∼2%
JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score
Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB 80V4002HGE
Intel Core i5-7200U, 2500
209.59 Points ∼63%
Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300
191 Points ∼57% -9%
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300
165.18 Points ∼49% -21%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300
133.3 Points ∼40% -36%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB 80V4002HGE
Intel Core i5-7200U, 2500
31613 Points ∼64%
Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300
28330 Points ∼57% -10%
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300
25149 Points ∼51% -20%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300
23339 Points ∼47% -26%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
7824
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
10651
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
4961
Cinebench R10 Shading 64Bit
8038 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
14421 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
6524 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
3.62 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
29.82 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.47 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
328 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
118 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.7 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
38.2 fps
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System Performance

PCMark shows the system is on par with the previous model with no significant performance advantage brought by the updated CPU. Still, the overall system performance of the Yoga 710-14IKB is decent. Mere seconds are needed to load Windows thanks to the fast SSD. Lenovo equips the Yoga 710-14IKB with 8 GB DDR4-RAM, so there should not be any bottlenecks in this respect.

PCMark 8 Home
PCMark 8 Home
PCMark 8 Creative
PCMark 8 Creative
PCMark 8 Storage
PCMark 8 Storage
PCMark 7
PCMark 7
PCMark Vantage
PCMark Vantage
 
PCMark 8
Storage Score v2
Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB 80V4002HGE
Intel Core i5-7200U, 2500, Samsung MZYTY256HDHP
4974 Points ∼98%
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
4954 Points ∼97% 0%
Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV256
4922 Points ∼97% -1%
HP Spectre x360 13-w023dx
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV512
4902 Points ∼96% -1%
Creative Score Accelerated v2
HP Spectre x360 13-w023dx
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV512
4699 Points ∼50% +22%
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
3961 Points ∼43% +3%
Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB 80V4002HGE
Intel Core i5-7200U, 2500, Samsung MZYTY256HDHP
3859 Points ∼41%
Home Score Accelerated v2
HP Spectre x360 13-w023dx
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV512
3795 Points ∼64% +16%
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
3337 Points ∼56% +2%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300, Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG2
3281 Points ∼55% 0%
Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB 80V4002HGE
Intel Core i5-7200U, 2500, Samsung MZYTY256HDHP
3268 Points ∼55%
Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV256
3264 Points ∼55% 0%
PCMark 7
Productivity
Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB 80V4002HGE
Intel Core i5-7200U, 2500, Samsung MZYTY256HDHP
2585 Points ∼24%
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
2481 Points ∼23% -4%
Score
Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB 80V4002HGE
Intel Core i5-7200U, 2500, Samsung MZYTY256HDHP
5239 Points ∼65%
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
4866 Points ∼60% -7%
PCMark Vantage Result
15755 points
PCMark 7 Score
5239 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3268 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3859 points
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Storage Devices

M.2-2280 SSD
M.2-2280 SSD

Lenovo uses a Samsung SSD for the system drive. It is an M.2-2280 drive and the manufacturer lists sequential read and write transfer rates of 540 MB/s and 520 MB/s, respectively. We checked the performance of the SSD with the tool AS SSD and got the following results: 508 MB/s (read) and 478 MB/s (write), so a bit short of the claimed values. In practice, the SSD was reliable and we did not notice any performance issues. The Yoga 710-14IKB unfortunately only has one M.2 slot. This means you will have to replace the existing SSD if you need more storage space.

AS SSD
AS SSD
CrystalDiskMark
CrystalDiskMark
Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB 80V4002HGE
Samsung MZYTY256HDHP
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
HP Spectre x360 13-w023dx
Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV512
Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE
Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV256
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG2
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
13%
87%
50%
-11%
Write 4k QD32
152.2
294.3
93%
361.2
137%
305.1
100%
197.1
30%
Read 4k QD32
378.9
395.8
4%
535.2
41%
411.2
9%
272
-28%
Write 4k
91.23
85.76
-6%
137.9
51%
122.7
34%
76.83
-16%
Read 4k
34.35
33.3
-3%
42.66
24%
41.07
20%
29.3
-15%
Write 512
219.9
302.6
38%
570.5
159%
305.2
39%
201
-9%
Read 512
386.2
419.9
9%
679
76%
650.7
68%
374.9
-3%
Write Seq
452.3
302.7
-33%
570.7
26%
305.4
-32%
199.9
-56%
Read Seq
490.5
508.4
4%
1376
181%
1271
159%
518.1
6%
Samsung MZYTY256HDHP
Sequential Read: 490.5 MB/s
Sequential Write: 452.3 MB/s
512K Read: 386.2 MB/s
512K Write: 219.9 MB/s
4K Read: 34.35 MB/s
4K Write: 91.23 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 378.9 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 152.2 MB/s

GPU Performance

Our test model is unfortunately not equipped with a dedicated graphics card so the calculations are handled by the integrated Intel HD Graphics 620. It was introduced with the Kaby Lake generation and should be somewhat faster than the HD Graphics 520 used in Skylake processors. The new generation can now also decode H.265/HEVC Main 10 with a color depth of 10 bit which reduces CPU load when playing high definition videos and provides more headroom for other tasks. The performance of the Intel HD Graphics 620 depends a lot on the CPU model and the memory configuration. 3DMark Fire Strike clearly shows that despite the improvements this integrated graphics adapter can not keep up with a dedicated GPU.

3DMark Ice Storm
3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited
3DMark Ice Storm Extreme
3DMark Cloud Gate
3DMark Sky Diver
3DMark Fire Strike
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme
3DMark Fire Strike Ultra
3DMark 11
3DMark Vantage
3DMark 06
3DMark 05
3DMark 03
 
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
1553 Points ∼4% +100%
HP Spectre x360 13-w023dx
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-7500U
964 Points ∼2% +24%
Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB 80V4002HGE
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
777 Points ∼2%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
8552 Points ∼5% +28%
HP Spectre x360 13-w023dx
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-7500U
7969 Points ∼5% +19%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i5-6200U
7307 Points ∼4% +10%
Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB 80V4002HGE
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
6670 Points ∼4%
Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i5-6200U
6271 Points ∼4% -6%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Graphics
HP Spectre x360 13-w023dx
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-7500U
71887 Points ∼10% +30%
Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB 80V4002HGE
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
55130 Points ∼7%
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
45561 Points ∼6% -17%
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance GPU
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
2221 Points ∼4% +58%
HP Spectre x360 13-w023dx
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-7500U
1560 Points ∼3% +11%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i5-6200U
1428 Points ∼3% +2%
Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB 80V4002HGE
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
1403 Points ∼3%
Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i5-6200U
1306 Points ∼3% -7%
1280x720 Performance
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
2330 Points ∼8% +54%
HP Spectre x360 13-w023dx
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-7500U
1715 Points ∼6% +13%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i5-6200U
1585 Points ∼6% +5%
Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB 80V4002HGE
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
1515 Points ∼5%
Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i5-6200U
1428 Points ∼5% -6%
3DMark 06 - 1280x1024 Standard AA:0x AF:0x
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
11658 Points ∼28% +47%
Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB 80V4002HGE
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
7923 Points ∼19%
3DMark 03 Standard
16812 points
3DMark 05 Standard
12195 points
3DMark 06 Standard
7923 points
3DMark Vantage P Result
5195 points
3DMark 11 Performance
1515 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
48491 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
5429 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
731 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
324 points
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Gaming Performance

The fact that our test model is only equipped with the Intel HD Graphics 620 does obviously limit the gaming capabilities. Even the older titles can only be played with the Low preset in combination with the HD resolution. If you need more graphics performance, you should have a look at the Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB with the Nvidia GeForce 940MX.

low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 43.423.520.56.5fps
Battlefield 4 (2013) 42.621.919.7fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 18107fps
Farming Simulator 17 (2016) 56.244.317.59fps

Emissions

System Noise

Noise characteristics
Noise characteristics

The noise development of our test model is moderate. The fan is usually not running after you turn the system on and only starts spinning when Windows is started. Our test model has one heat pipe with a small fan, which reaches up to 37 dB(A) under load. Because of the dedicated GPU, the Yoga 710-14ISK is a bit louder. The previous model is also equipped with two heat pipes to dissipate the additional heat from the graphics card. You can also get the Kaby Lake model with this GPU solution, and the system noise should be pretty similar to the previous model.

Noise Level

Idle
30.16 / 30.16 / 30.5 dB(A)
HDD
0 dB(A)
Load
37.2 / 37 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: 30.16 dB(A)
Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB 80V4002HGE
Intel Core i5-7200U, HD Graphics 620
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, GeForce 940MX
HP Spectre x360 13-w023dx
Intel Core i7-7500U, HD Graphics 620
Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE
Intel Core i5-6200U, HD Graphics 520
Noise
-9%
1%
1%
off / environment *
30.16
32.2
-7%
29.1
4%
30.15
-0%
Idle Minimum *
30.16
32.5
-8%
29.1
4%
30.15
-0%
Idle Average *
30.16
34.6
-15%
29.1
4%
30.8
-2%
Idle Maximum *
30.5
34.6
-13%
31.2
-2%
31
-2%
Load Average *
37.2
38.7
-4%
37.3
-0%
36.8
1%
Load Maximum *
37
39.9
-8%
39.6
-7%
33.8
9%

* ... smaller is better

Stress test Prime95 + FurMark
Stress test Prime95 + FurMark
Stress test, FurMark only
Stress test, FurMark only
Stress test, Prime95 only
Stress test, Prime95 only

Temperature

3DMark 11 after stress test
3DMark 11 after stress test

The cooling concept of the Yoga 14IKB is sufficient, which is confirmed by our measurements. The chassis stays conveniently cool while idling and reaches an average temperature of 27°C (81°F). Under maximum load, the surfaces stay well below 40°C (104°F) with the hottest point at the center on the top of the base unit at 36.4°C (97°F). Compared to the previous model, the values are much lower thanks to the lack of the dedicated GPU. Our stress test with Prime95 results in a maximum CPU temperature of 81°C (178°F) and the Intel Core i5-7200U runs at a steady 2.9 GHz. FurMark stresses the graphics card, which results in 77°C (171°F) while the Intel HD Graphics 620 maintains an average clock of 990 MHz. We repeated 3DMark 11 right after the stress test and the result of 1497 points did not differ from a cold run. This means there are no performance problems even under high workloads.

Max. Load
 29.6 °C34.5 °C33.6 °C 
 28.4 °C36.4 °C34.9 °C 
 26.1 °C26.5 °C29.9 °C 
Maximum: 36.4 °C
Average: 31.1 °C
34.6 °C35.1 °C29.3 °C
33.7 °C34.5 °C29 °C
30.5 °C30.5 °C27.9 °C
Maximum: 35.1 °C
Average: 31.7 °C
Power Supply (max.)  41 °C | Room Temperature 21.8 °C | FIRT 550-Pocket


Idle top
Idle top
Idle bottom
Idle bottom
Load top
Load top
Load bottom
Load bottom
Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB 80V4002HGE
Intel Core i5-7200U, HD Graphics 620
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, GeForce 940MX
HP Spectre x360 13-w023dx
Intel Core i7-7500U, HD Graphics 620
Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE
Intel Core i5-6200U, HD Graphics 520
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
Intel Core i5-6200U, HD Graphics 520
Heat
-11%
-8%
-13%
-20%
Maximum Upper Side *
36.4
43.4
-19%
48.2
-32%
41.4
-14%
46.7
-28%
Maximum Bottom *
35.1
43.2
-23%
46
-31%
39.5
-13%
51
-45%
Idle Upper Side *
28
28
-0%
24.6
12%
36.8
-31%
29.5
-5%
Idle Bottom *
28.2
28.2
-0%
23.2
18%
26.2
7%
28.6
-1%

* ... smaller is better

Speakers

Speaker measurements
Speaker measurements

Similar to the previous model the two small speakers are once again provided by JBL. The sound comes from small grilles at the bottom of the base unit. Those grilles can quickly be covered on soft surfaces or when you use the device on your lap, which will affect the sound quality. We recommend using an external sound system for better sound quality.

We cannot understand why Lenovo would locate the microphones directly above the fan exhausts. Skype is no problem as long as the fan is deactivated, but otherwise, your call partner will notice an annoying murmur. Lenovo's engineers should consider changing the mic's position, because right now you need an external microphone for comfortable calling.

Both speaker grilles are at the bottom.
Both speaker grilles are at the bottom.
Speaker underneath the cover
Speaker underneath the cover
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2033.431.533.42531.730.731.73133.335.633.3403130.1315029.527.229.56328.128.828.18026.826.926.810027.12627.11253524.93516040.82340.820040.822.640.825051.421.551.43155920.85940061.919.961.950060.819.560.86305918.75980068.418.168.4100064.517.864.5125059.717.559.7160060.317.260.3200063.217.463.2250060.717.460.7315057.217.657.2400063.717.763.7500059.117.959.1630060.517.860.5800061.217.961.21000062.61862.61250058.817.858.81600050.617.850.6SPL74.130.231.537.23730.174.1N34.71.41.62.62.51.434.7median 59.7Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB 80V4002HGEmedian 17.9median 59.7Delta5.21.45.235.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHzmedian 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink Noise
Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB 80V4002HGE audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (68 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 17.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.7% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (8.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 1.9% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (15.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 11% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 83% worse
» The best had a delta of 11%, average was 23%, worst was 53%
Compared to all devices tested
» 19% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 77% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 22%, 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 19%, worst was 41%
Compared to all devices tested
» 1% of all tested devices were better, 0% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 22%, worst was 53%

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Energy Management

Power Consumption

45-Watt power adapter
45-Watt power adapter

The convertible is pretty frugal in our consumption measurements at just 7 Watts (on average) while idling. Maximum load will pull 30 Watts from the socket, and the Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB is the best device within the comparison group. The compact power adapter with a nominal output of 45 Watts is sufficient and still has headroom to charge the Yoga 710-14IKB under load.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.31 / 0.35 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.7 / 7.16 / 8.3 Watt
Load midlight 30.4 / 30.3 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB 80V4002HGE
7200U, HD Graphics 620, Samsung MZYTY256HDHP, a-Si WLED TFT, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
6200U, GeForce 940MX, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP, a-Si WLED TFT, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
HP Spectre x360 13-w023dx
7500U, HD Graphics 620, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV512, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.3
Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE
6200U, HD Graphics 520, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV256, IPS, 1920x1200, 12.2
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
6200U, HD Graphics 520, Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG2, IPS, 2160x1440, 12
Power Consumption
-40%
-11%
-22%
-28%
Idle Minimum *
3.7
4.9
-32%
5.5
-49%
4.2
-14%
7.3
-97%
Idle Average *
7.16
9.4
-31%
6.7
6%
11.5
-61%
10
-40%
Idle Maximum *
8.3
10.7
-29%
7.1
14%
11.7
-41%
10.15
-22%
Load Average *
30.4
46
-51%
33.1
-9%
31
-2%
25.2
17%
Load Maximum *
30.3
47.2
-56%
35.2
-16%
27.4
10%
29.3
3%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Runtime

After the Yoga 710-14ISK put up pretty good runtime figures, we expect similar results from the successor. The Kaby Lake Yoga is once again equipped with a 53 Wh lithium-ion battery, but thanks to the lack of the dedicated GPU, we get much better runtimes in the WLAN and H.264 test. One battery charge should easily last a full business day. It takes about 2.5 hours to recharge the convertible. The HP Spectre x360 is the only longer lasting device than the Yoga 710-14IKB within our comparison group, the only reason for that being that it possesses a bigger battery capacity.

The 53 Wh lithium-ion battery ...
The 53 Wh lithium-ion battery ...
... is integrated.
... is integrated.
Maximum battery runtime
Maximum battery runtime
Minimum battery runtime
Minimum battery runtime
WLAN battery runtime
WLAN battery runtime
H.264 battery runtime
H.264 battery runtime
Charging
Charging
Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
15h 57min
WiFi Surfing v1.3 (EDGE: 38.14393.0.0)
9h 21min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
8h 40min
Load (maximum brightness)
2h 06min
Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB 80V4002HGE
7200U, HD Graphics 620, 53 Wh
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
6200U, GeForce 940MX, 53 Wh
HP Spectre x360 13-w023dx
7500U, HD Graphics 620, 57.8 Wh
Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE
6200U, HD Graphics 520, 50 Wh
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
6200U, HD Graphics 520, 37 Wh
Battery Runtime
-6%
8%
-27%
-24%
Reader / Idle
957
958
0%
1233
29%
696
-27%
640
-33%
H.264
520
424
-18%
468
-10%
WiFi v1.3
561
433
-23%
558
-1%
322
-43%
321
-43%
Load
126
147
17%
121
-4%
111
-12%
112
-11%

Pros

+ sturdy aluminum case
+ good build quality
+ low weight
+ illuminated keyboard
+ IPS display with wide viewing angles
+ good SSD performance
+ decent battery runtime
+ 24 months warranty

Cons

- only two USB ports
- 50 Hz PWM when brightness is under 10%
- no Kensington Lock slot
- minor screen bleeding
- unfavorable location of the microphones

Verdict

In review: Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB. Test model courtesy of Campuspoint.
In review: Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB. Test model courtesy of Campuspoint.

The Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB is just a small model update. The enduring convertible is now equipped with a Kaby Lake processor, which is 10-15 percent faster at the same power consumption. Our test model is equipped with an Intel Core i5-7200U processor as well as 8 GB of DDR4 RAM and a 256 GB SSD. Especially the battery runtimes and the low consumption figures of the Yoga 710-14IKB are convincing.

Lenovo's Kaby Lake update for the 710-14IKB still comes with the appealing chassis design of the previous model. The performance of the new model is a bit better due to the new CPU. Thanks to the good battery runtimes, the Lenovo is an enduring and reliable travel companion.

Since the manufacturer did not change the design compared to the previous model, we can still notice the same issues. The microphones are located directly above the fan exhaust, which is very annoying during video calls since the other person will hear a constant murmur. All in all, the convertible leaves a sophisticated impression. We like the choice of materials, and the performance is sufficient for most everyday tasks.

Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB 80V4002HGE - 11/13/2016 v5.1
Sebastian Bade

Chassis
90 / 98 → 92%
Keyboard
91%
Pointing Device
86%
Connectivity
45 / 80 → 56%
Weight
68 / 78 → 77%
Battery
91%
Display
81%
Games Performance
55 / 68 → 81%
Application Performance
83 / 87 → 96%
Temperature
94%
Noise
92%
Audio
52 / 91 → 57%
Camera
48 / 85 → 56%
Average
75%
83%
Convertible - Weighted Average

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Sebastian Bade, 2016-11-22 (Update: 2016-11-24)
Andreas Osthoff
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I grew up with computers and modern consumer electronics. I am interested in the technology since I had my first computer, a Commodore C64, and started building my own PCs after that. My focus here at Notebookcheck is the business segment including mobile workstations, but I also like to test new mobile devices. It is always a great experience to review and compare new products. My free time is filled with a lot of sports, in the summer mainly on my bike.