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Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK Convertible Review

Sebastian Bade, Stefanie Voigt (translated by Bernie Pechlaner), 08/10/2016

Time for Yoga? Lenovo ups the ante and releases an elegant convertible with ULV processor and dedicated GPU. In our in-depth review, we will take a look to see how well this combination works.

For the original German review, see here.

Lenovo's Yoga series, which is designed for home use, gains another member - the Yoga 710-14ISK. Our review sample is equipped with an Intel Core i5-6200U, 8 GB of DDR4 RAM and a dedicated GPU (Nvidia GeForce 940MX). The OS is installed on a 256 GB M.2 SSD. Lenovo actually offers two different hardware options, which only differ in the choice of the processor - either the Intel Core i5-6200U or the Intel Core i7-6500U.  The price difference is 200 Euros (~$225). As configured, our review convertible costs about 1000 Euros (~$1120). The notebook is available in either silver or black. The dedicated Nvidia GeForce 940MX has access to 2 GB of DDR3 RAM. For our review, we decided to compare the test model with other similarly priced convertibles with a dedicated GPU.

Below is a list of the convertibles we will reference during the review:  

Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK (Yoga 700 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX - 2048 MB, Core: 1122 - 1242 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, DDR3 (Samsung), ForceWare 368.69, Nvidia Optimus, HD Graphics 520
Memory
8192 MB 
, 2133 MHz, DDR4, 1 slot occupied (1 total), single-channel
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, Multi-touch, AU Optronics B140HAN03.0, a-Si WLED TFT, IPS, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Skylake-U Premium PCH
Storage
Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP, 256 GB 
, 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: Lagesensor, Gyroskop
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
1.6 kg ( = 56.44 oz / 3.53 pounds), Power Supply: 230 g ( = 8.11 oz / 0.51 pounds)
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case

The chassis is constructed primarily out of aluminum. Our version of the 710 is silver (Platinum Silver), but black (Ebony Black) is an option as well. Lenovo has selected premium materials for their convertible, which looks quite upscale. The silver surface is not very susceptible to fingerprints, but if needed, the convertible is easy to clean with a moistened cloth. The Yoga's construction is flawless and the transitional gaps are very even. Weighing in at 1.6 kg (~3.5 lb), the review notebook is also quite light when compared to its competitors. Raised "YOGA" lettering adorns the display lid.

The base as well as the display features beveled chrome edges, which enhance the look without looking obnoxious. The system is very sturdy: the base resists pressure and is torsionally very rigid. The same is true of the display lid, which is very resilient thanks to the materials used. Pressure on the back of the lid does not affect the display at all. The 360-degree hinges hold the display in place well; although there is some slight bouncing in laptop mode - but convertibles generally have this issue. One-handed opening is not possible. The bottom does not feature a maintenance cover, so to swap the SSD or clean the fan, the user has to remove the entire bottom cover. This is easily accomplished once all the tiny screws are removed. 

Size Comparison

Size-wise, the Yoga 710 is smaller than the competitors - in some cases significantly so. After all: the Yoga has a 14-inch display, whereas the HP Envy 15 and the Lenovo Yoga 510 have 15.6-inch panels. A comparison with the Lenovo Yoga 3 14 (also a 14-inch convertible) shows that the Yoga 710 is smaller still - even if only by a few millimeters. The difference in size correlates with the weight as well and the review convertible - which weights 1.6 kg (~3.5 lb) - is the lightest device in our comparison.

382 mm / 15 inch 250 mm / 9.84 inch 23.9 mm / 0.941 inch 2.2 kg4.89 lbs378 mm / 14.9 inch 253 mm / 9.96 inch 21.35 mm / 0.841 inch 2.1 kg4.59 lbs334.8 mm / 13.2 inch 229.4 mm / 9.03 inch 18.3 mm / 0.72 inch 1.7 kg3.73 lbs322 mm / 12.7 inch 223 mm / 8.78 inch 17.3 mm / 0.681 inch 1.6 kg3.53 lbs

Connectivity

Taking inventory of the number of physical ports does not take very long. The right side houses the two USB 3.0 ports next to a Mini-HDMI port. The opposite side is home to the card reader, which can handle all current formats (MMC, SD, SDHC, and SDXC) as well as the headphone jack. Inserted SD cards stick out about half their length, so it is essential to remove the card during transport to avoid damage. 

The Yoga 710 lacks the volume rocker switch, which is normally found on convertibles to be used while in tablet mode. A Kensington lock slot is missing as well and Lenovo does not sell any proprietary accessories, either - those are normally reserved for ThinkPad models.

Left side: power jack, SD card reader, 3.5 mm combo-jack
Left side: power jack, SD card reader, 3.5 mm combo-jack
Right side: status LED, power on, Mini HDMI, 2x USB 3.0
Right side: status LED, power on, Mini HDMI, 2x USB 3.0
Front: no connectivity
Front: no connectivity
Rear: cooling slots
Rear: cooling slots

SD Card Reader

The SD card reader on the side can handle all current formats (MMC, SD, SDHC, and SDXC). To check the performance, we used our reference SD card (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II) and copied 250 jpg files to the system drive. We measured an average transfer rate of 77.8 MB/s, which means that the Yoga 710 outperforms both the Lenovo Yoga 510 and the HP Envy 15. To establish the sequential read performance, we use AS SSD. Here, all convertibles run neck and neck with the Yoga 710 posting a score of 87.1 MB/s. Overall, the performance of the review unit is about average. 

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
 
77.8 MB/s ∼100%
Lenovo Yoga 510-15ISK
 
74.2 MB/s ∼95% -5%
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
 
68.4 MB/s ∼88% -12%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
 
88 MB/s ∼100% +1%
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
 
87.1 MB/s ∼99%
Lenovo Yoga 510-15ISK
 
85.11 MB/s ∼97% -2%

Communication

Wi-Fi: 801.11ac + Bluetooth
Wi-Fi: 801.11ac + Bluetooth

For communication with the outside world, Lenovo relies on a Dual-Band AC-8260 module from Intel, which also supports Bluetooth 4.0. The module supports a maximum theoretical transfer rate of 867 Mbit/s (2x 801.11ac).We did not encounter any issues during the review period - the connection remained stable at all times and even larger data transfers worked flawlessly. Lenovo has not integrated the WLAN antennas in the display bezel - as is commonly the case with most notebooks and convertibles - but into the hinge, which covers a larger area and guarantees a stable reception.

Security

Hardware security is handled by a Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (TPM). However, Lenovo has not included a Kensington Lock slot. The security software consists of McAfee LiveSafe.

Accessories

Only the small 65-watt power adapter and a short user manual are included in the box. Optional accessories, such as the Yoga mouse, Lenovo 500 2.0 Bluetooth speakers or the Lenovo 500 headphones, can be added to the cart at the time of purchase.

Operating System

Our review notebook comes with Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit preinstalled. Since this is not a business notebook, Windows 10 Professional is not offered.

Maintenance

Even though the Yoga 710 lacks a maintenance cover, it is still quite easy to get to the internal components. After removing the entire bottom base unit cover, the user has access to the SSD, the RAM, the cooling fans, and the battery. The RAM is located underneath a metal shield to protect it further. Expandability is restricted to upgrades, since all slots are occupied.

All components are easily accessible.
All components are easily accessible.

Warranty

The base warranty in Germany is two years. The warranty can be extended to 3 years with Accidental Damage protection for an extra 140 Euros (~$156).

Input Devices

Keyboard

Keyboard Yoga 710-14ISK
Keyboard Yoga 710-14ISK
Keyboard Yoga 710-14ISK with backlight turned on
Keyboard Yoga 710-14ISK with backlight turned on

The chiclet keyboard has been integrated directly into the upper part of the base unit. The individual keys sit tightly, so they do not clatter while typing. There is no dedicated number block, which is not necessarily a disadvantage, since the keys are quite large at 17 x 17 mm (~0.7 x 0.7 in) with about 2 mm (~0.1 in) of space between them. The keyboard appears to be well thought-out and the lettering is easy to read - even the symbols on the smaller F keys do not make the keys look cluttered. The keystroke is slightly softer compared to other convertibles and the keyboard noise is well controlled and not obtrusive. The keyboard does not flex at all while typing. The subtle white backlight - which offers two adjustment levels in addition to off - is particularly pleasing.

Touchpad

Touchpad des Yoga 710-14ISK
Touchpad des Yoga 710-14ISK

The multitouch-capable ClickPad featuring a chrome bezel, is integrated into the base unit and measures 10.5 x 7 cm (~4.1 x 3 in), which is large enough for trouble-free inputs. The touchpad is located below the mid-point of the space bar and thus shifted slightly to the left - the Yoga 3 14, on the other hand, has the touchpad centered. Which design is better is a matter of taste. Visually, the Yoga 710 appears rather cleaner: there's a small line at the bottom of the touchpad which separates left and right. Clicks are clearly audible, but do not sound "cheap". The silver, smooth surface lets fingers glide easily and fingerprints are not as noticeable as those we have encountered in the past from other devices.

Touchscreen

10-point multitouch display
10-point multitouch display

During our time with the notebook we did not encounter any issues with the touchscreen performance. The display supports 10-point inputs and allows the fingers to glide easily. All inputs were recognized directly and translated immediately. The bezel is very narrow and makes good use of the available area.

Display

Subpixel array
Subpixel array
Display bleeding in the corners and upper edge
Display bleeding in the corners and upper edge

The Yoga 710 comes equipped with a panel from AU Optronics. The 14-inch AH IPS multitouch-display offers a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels with a resulting pixel density of 157 dpi. The contrast ratio is 929:1, which is quite decent. The average brightness of 298.3 cd/m² surpasses the brightness of the direct competitors; the brightness distribution is also comparatively good at 88%. The glossy display causes unwanted reflections, which makes using the convertible in brightly-lit environments more cumbersome - despite the high average brightness. There are some issues in darker environments with display bleeding, which is particularly noticeable in the upper left when looking at darker scenes. Display bleeding can vary significantly, so our review convertible cannot necessarily be compared to other Yoga 710s. The panel uses PWM at brightness settings of 50% and below, so sensitive users might experience headaches and other issues after prolonged use.

301
cd/m²
299
cd/m²
299
cd/m²
293
cd/m²
325
cd/m²
289
cd/m²
289
cd/m²
305
cd/m²
285
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 325 cd/m² Average: 298.3 cd/m² Minimum: 4.7 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 325 cd/m²
Contrast: 929:1 (Black: 0.35 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6.2 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6.1
ΔE Greyscale 6.32 | 0.64-98 Ø6.3
90% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 58% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.3
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
AU Optronics B140HAN03.0, , 1920x1080, 14
Lenovo Yoga 510-15ISK
BOE HF NV156FHM-N42, , 1920x1080, 15.6
Lenovo Yoga 3 14-80JH0035GE
LG Philips LGD047A (LP140WF3-SPL2), , 1920x1080, 14
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
LG Philips, , 1920x1080, 15.6
Response Times
-11%
2%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
35 (16, 19)
43.2 (19.6, 23.6)
-23%
37 (38, 36)
-6%
Response Time Black / White *
31 (9, 22)
30.8 (17.6, 13.2)
1%
28 (24, 32)
10%
PWM Frequency
50 (50)
Screen
2%
-2%
-18%
Brightness middle
325
254
-22%
239
-26%
208
-36%
Brightness
298
230
-23%
227
-24%
205
-31%
Brightness Distribution
88
86
-2%
88
0%
80
-9%
Black Level *
0.35
0.26
26%
0.21
40%
0.26
26%
Contrast
929
977
5%
1138
22%
800
-14%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
6.2
4.23
32%
5.4
13%
6.97
-12%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
10.82
9.5
12%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
6.32
2.87
55%
4.71
25%
7.37
-17%
Gamma
2.3 96%
2.35 94%
2.51 88%
2.34 94%
CCT
6926 94%
5965 109%
6354 102%
6823 95%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
58
40.35
-30%
37
-36%
38
-34%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
90
63.48
-29%
59
-34%
59
-34%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-5% / 0%
-2% / -2%
-8% / -14%

* ... smaller is better

Coverage AdobeRGB 58%
Coverage AdobeRGB 58%
Coverage sRGB 90%
Coverage sRGB 90%

The overall picture quality is quite good. We measured a black value is 0.35 cd/m²; screen content looks very nice and the colors are vibrant. Although the display is very vivid, the colors are not overpowering. As shipped, the accuracy is about average with an average  DeltaE value of 6.2 (goal is less than 3). A calibration improves the color accuracy - we have linked the corresponding ICC profile in the graphic above. The IPS panel does not suffer from a bluish hue and covers the professional color spaces AdobeRGB and sRGB at 58 and 90%, respectively.

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
31 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 9 ms rise
↘ 22 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. » 79 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (25.2 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
35 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16 ms rise
↘ 19 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. » 27 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (40.2 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 Hz ≤ 50 % 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: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9439 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Viewing angles Yoga 710-14ISK
Viewing angles Yoga 710-14ISK

Since the Yoga 710 offers more than one display mode, the viewing angle stability is very important - and the IPS display does not disappoint. Screen content is readable from nearly all positions without noticeable deterioration. Outdoor use is hampered though, because of the glossy and thus reflective panel. We recommend working in the shade whenever possible.

Outdoor use - cloudy sky
Outdoor use - cloudy sky
Outdoor use - in the shade
Outdoor use - in the shade

Performance

The performance is very decent for a convertible and even suitable for moderate gaming thanks to the dedicated GPU. The 14-inch IPS display is also large enough for the occasional movie. The Skylake-generation Intel Core i5-6200U offers enough performance for most tasks. The 8 GB of DDR4 RAM operates in single-channel mode - since the Yoga only has one RAM slot, dual-channel is not supported. The SSD is of the M.2 2280 variety and very fast. For 3D applications, the notebook makes use of the dedicated Nvidia GeForce 940MX with 2 GB of DDR3 RAM.

At the time of the review, the only available CPU options are the Intel Core i5-6200U or the Intel Core i7-6500U. Our review notebook is equipped with the slower processor and sells for 1000 Euros (~$1120). The slightly faster model sells for 200 more Euros and costs 1200 Euros (~$1340). 

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HWiNFO
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Intel Extreme Tuning Utility

Processor

Intel Core i5-6200U (soldered on)
Intel Core i5-6200U (soldered on)

The Intel Core i5-6200U is more than fast enough for a convertible. The frugal dual-core unit can - thanks to Hyperthreading - process 4 threads in parallel and has a TDP of only 15 watts. Thanks to the low power consumption, the CPU is a good choice for mobile devices which frequently need to operate away from outlets. The base clock speed is 2.3 GHz; the Turbo can overclock a single core to 2.8 GHz and both cores to 2.7 GHz. The performance is comparable to other notebooks equipped with Skylake-generation CPUs. Only the Lenovo Yoga 3 14, which is equipped with the predecessor Intel Core i5-5200U, cannot quite offer the same performance as the Intel Core i5-6200U and is about 10% slower depending on the application. The Yoga with the Intel Core i7-6500U, on the other hand, is about 10% faster than the review convertible. It is up to the user to decide if the added cost for the i7 model is worth it. 

Cinebench R10
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Cinebench R11.5
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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 (sort by value)
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300
114 Points ∼98%
Lenovo Yoga 510-15ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300
114 Points ∼98% 0%
Lenovo Yoga 3 14-80JH0035GE
Intel Core i5-5200U, 2200
108 Points ∼93% -5%
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300
116 Points ∼100% +2%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300
292 Points ∼100%
Lenovo Yoga 510-15ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300
289 Points ∼99% -1%
Lenovo Yoga 3 14-80JH0035GE
Intel Core i5-5200U, 2200
254 Points ∼87% -13%
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300
292 Points ∼100% 0%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300
1.29 Points ∼96%
Lenovo Yoga 510-15ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300
1.34 Points ∼100% +4%
Lenovo Yoga 3 14-80JH0035GE
Intel Core i5-5200U, 2200
1.25 Points ∼93% -3%
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300
1.3 Points ∼97% +1%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300
3.21 Points ∼99%
Lenovo Yoga 510-15ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300
3.23 Points ∼100% +1%
Lenovo Yoga 3 14-80JH0035GE
Intel Core i5-5200U, 2200
2.86 Points ∼89% -11%
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300
3.2 Points ∼99% 0%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit (sort by value)
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300
5620 Points ∼100%
Lenovo Yoga 3 14-80JH0035GE
Intel Core i5-5200U, 2200
5493 Points ∼98% -2%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit (sort by value)
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300
12670 Points ∼100%
Lenovo Yoga 3 14-80JH0035GE
Intel Core i5-5200U, 2200
11307 Points ∼89% -11%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300
165.18 Points ∼84%
Lenovo Yoga 510-15ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300
196.87 Points ∼100% +19%
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300
192.1 Points ∼98% +16%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300
25149 Points ∼86%
Lenovo Yoga 510-15ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300
29126 Points ∼100% +16%
Lenovo Yoga 3 14-80JH0035GE
Intel Core i5-5200U, 2200
12322 Points ∼42% -51%
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300
28301 Points ∼97% +13%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300
1381.8 ms * ∼53%
Lenovo Yoga 510-15ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300
1232.1 ms * ∼48% +11%
Lenovo Yoga 3 14-80JH0035GE
Intel Core i5-5200U, 2200
2587.8 ms * ∼100% -87%
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300
1265.4 ms * ∼49% +8%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
4336
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
9962
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
6317
Cinebench R10 Shading 64Bit
6368 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
12670 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
5620 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
3.21 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
39.26 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.29 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
292 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
114 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
50.49 fps
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System Performance

Perceived performance is very good. Thanks to the fast SSD, the system boots quickly within a few seconds. According to the PCMark 8 benchmark tests, the Yoga 710 comes in second place to the Lenovo Yoga 510-15ISK. The performance difference is roughly 10%. The fast M.2 2280 SSD contributes significantly to the overall responsiveness. During use, we did not notice any latency when opening applications. 8 GB of RAM is quite generous, so there are no bottlenecks here during normal use.

PCMark 8 Home
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Work Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
4312 Points ∼95%
Lenovo Yoga 510-15ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300, Liteonit CV3-DE256
4555 Points ∼100% +6%
Lenovo Yoga 3 14-80JH0035GE
Intel Core i5-5200U, 2200, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZYTE256HMHP
4184 Points ∼92% -3%
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
4154 Points ∼91% -4%
Creative Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
3961 Points ∼90%
Lenovo Yoga 510-15ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300, Liteonit CV3-DE256
4380 Points ∼100% +11%
Lenovo Yoga 3 14-80JH0035GE
Intel Core i5-5200U, 2200, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZYTE256HMHP
3583 Points ∼82% -10%
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
3801 Points ∼87% -4%
Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
3337 Points ∼91%
Lenovo Yoga 510-15ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300, Liteonit CV3-DE256
3651 Points ∼100% +9%
Lenovo Yoga 3 14-80JH0035GE
Intel Core i5-5200U, 2200, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZYTE256HMHP
3041 Points ∼83% -9%
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
3200 Points ∼88% -4%
PCMark 7
Productivity (sort by value)
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
2481 Points ∼100%
Lenovo Yoga 510-15ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300, Liteonit CV3-DE256
2362 Points ∼95% -5%
Score (sort by value)
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
4866 Points ∼97%
Lenovo Yoga 510-15ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300, Liteonit CV3-DE256
5028 Points ∼100% +3%
Lenovo Yoga 3 14-80JH0035GE
Intel Core i5-5200U, 2200, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZYTE256HMHP
4575 Points ∼91% -6%
PCMark Vantage Result
12277 points
PCMark 7 Score
4866 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3337 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3961 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4312 points
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Storage Devices

M.2 SSD from Samsung
M.2 SSD from Samsung

The Lenovo Yoga 710 comes equipped with a 256 GB M.2 2280 SSD from Samsung. According to the manufacturer, the drive should be capable of 540 MB/s reads and up to 280 MB/s writes. According to our test with the tool AS SSD, the SSD topped out at 507 MB/s (reads) and 286 MB/s (writes). This means that in this implementation, the M.2 drive operates close to the possible maximum. There is no slot for an additional drive, so the only option to increase the available storage space is to swap out the drive for a larger one.

AS SSD
AS SSD
CrystalDiskMark
CrystalDiskMark
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
Lenovo Yoga 510-15ISK
Liteonit CV3-DE256
Lenovo Yoga 3 14-80JH0035GE
Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZYTE256HMHP
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
-5%
-2%
-10%
Write 4k QD32
294.3
232
-21%
265.4
-10%
239
-19%
Read 4k QD32
395.8
281.5
-29%
354.63
-10%
367.9
-7%
Write 4k
85.76
63.65
-26%
97.61
14%
95.15
11%
Read 4k
33.3
27.05
-19%
35.18
6%
27.64
-17%
Write 512
302.6
356.3
18%
266.1
-12%
240
-21%
Read 512
419.9
384.5
-8%
428.9
2%
391.3
-7%
Write Seq
302.7
450.7
49%
265.8
-12%
240.7
-20%
Read Seq
508.4
487
-4%
524.8
3%
514.8
1%
Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
Sequential Read: 508.4 MB/s
Sequential Write: 302.7 MB/s
512K Read: 419.9 MB/s
512K Write: 302.6 MB/s
4K Read: 33.3 MB/s
4K Write: 85.76 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 395.8 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 294.3 MB/s

GPU Performance

Nvidia GeForce 940MX (soldered on)
Nvidia GeForce 940MX (soldered on)

The Yoga 710 comes with a dedicated Nvidia GeForce 940MX GPU, which was introduced in March as a refresh of the Nvidia GeForce 940M. The updated graphics card now also supports DirectX 12. Depending on the use, the maximum power consumption is anywhere between 15 and 30 watts at speeds between 1122 and 1242 MHz. Our version has access to 2 GB of DDR3 RAM. Nvidia does not offer any GeForce 940MX models with GDDR5 RAM. On paper, the performance of the Nvidia GeForce 940MX is comparable to the Nvidia GeForce 940M - the results of the 3DMark benchmark tests confirm this.

For less intensive graphics tasks, the system relies on the Intel HD Graphics 520. Graphics switching happens automatically and is completely transparent to the user. The Intel HD Graphics 520 is integrated into the CPU and supports the processor when running 2D applications. In addition, the integrated graphics card supports DirectX 12 just like the dedicated GPU and offers support for modern H.265/HEVC codecs as well.

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 3 14-80JH0035GE
NVIDIA GeForce 940M, Intel Core i5-5200U
1567 Points ∼4% +1%
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
1553 Points ∼4%
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
NVIDIA GeForce 930M, Intel Core i5-6200U
1475 Points ∼4% -5%
Lenovo Yoga 510-15ISK
AMD Radeon R7 M460, Intel Core i5-6200U
1177 Points ∼3% -24%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
8552 Points ∼5%
Lenovo Yoga 3 14-80JH0035GE
NVIDIA GeForce 940M, Intel Core i5-5200U
8446 Points ∼5% -1%
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
NVIDIA GeForce 930M, Intel Core i5-6200U
8252 Points ∼4% -4%
Lenovo Yoga 510-15ISK
AMD Radeon R7 M460, Intel Core i5-6200U
6081 Points ∼3% -29%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Graphics
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
NVIDIA GeForce 930M, Intel Core i5-6200U
54016 Points ∼7% +19%
Lenovo Yoga 510-15ISK
AMD Radeon R7 M460, Intel Core i5-6200U
46656 Points ∼6% +2%
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
45561 Points ∼6%
Lenovo Yoga 3 14-80JH0035GE
NVIDIA GeForce 940M, Intel Core i5-5200U
41100 Points ∼5% -10%
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance GPU
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
2221 Points ∼4%
Lenovo Yoga 3 14-80JH0035GE
NVIDIA GeForce 940M, Intel Core i5-5200U
2213 Points ∼4% 0%
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
NVIDIA GeForce 930M, Intel Core i5-6200U
2172 Points ∼4% -2%
Lenovo Yoga 510-15ISK
AMD Radeon R7 M460, Intel Core i5-6200U
2137 Points ∼4% -4%
1280x720 Performance
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
2330 Points ∼7%
Lenovo Yoga 3 14-80JH0035GE
NVIDIA GeForce 940M, Intel Core i5-5200U
2282 Points ∼7% -2%
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
NVIDIA GeForce 930M, Intel Core i5-6200U
2270 Points ∼7% -3%
Lenovo Yoga 510-15ISK
AMD Radeon R7 M460, Intel Core i5-6200U
2246 Points ∼7% -4%
3DMark 06 - 1280x1024 Standard AA:0x AF:0x
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
11658 Points ∼25%
Lenovo Yoga 510-15ISK
AMD Radeon R7 M460, Intel Core i5-6200U
8587 Points ∼18% -26%
3DMark 03 Standard
26745 points
3DMark 05 Standard
19024 points
3DMark 06 Standard
11658 points
3DMark Vantage P Result
7479 points
3DMark 11 Performance
2330 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
42965 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
6168 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1365 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
690 points
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Gaming Performance

With its dedicated GPU, the Yoga 710 supports gaming - at least to some degree. The performance is not unlimited and often is only enough for HD resolution and the medium preset. Games released in 2015 and 2016 generally are not playable without noticeable stuttering - but considering this convertible functions as a tablet as well, this is not unexpected. Users who yearn for better gaming performance should consider a notebook equipped with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M instead.

low med. high ultra
Dirt 3 (2011) 60.355.740.716.3fps
Hitman: Absolution (2012) 54.935.725.113.4fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 85.347.739.513.6fps
GRID 2 (2013) 121.580.456.319.6fps
Battlefield 4 (2013) 66.543.228.610.4fps
Thief (2014) 31.32318.59.1fps
Titanfall (2014) 6049.240.123.6fps
The Elder Scrolls Online (2014) 79.677.458.331.4fps
GRID: Autosport (2014) 13770.921.815.7fps
Risen 3: Titan Lords (2014) 50.736.811.27.8fps
Fifa 15 (2014) 96.372.747.9fps
Ryse: Son of Rome (2014) 24.518.78.98.4fps
The Evil Within (2014) 39.227.916.7fps
F1 2014 (2014) 99854829fps
Civilization: Beyond Earth (2014) 67.229.721.417.3fps
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (2014) 50.430.41312.1fps
Assassin's Creed Unity (2014) 29.417.912.18.3fps
Far Cry 4 (2014) 44.231.414.213.3fps
The Crew (2014) 43.436.717.29.8fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 23.8168.55.4fps
Batman: Arkham Knight (2015) 28241010fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 27.417.710.48.2fps

Emissions

System Noise

The Yoga 710 is equipped with two heatpipes which are cooled by two small fans. Even without load, the fans rarely stop spinning completely, which results in a noise level of 34.6 dB(A) while idling. Under full load - simulated with Prime95 and FurMark - we measured a maximum of 39.9 dB(A). These results slightly surpass those of other notebooks. However, while the two fans are audible, they are not obtrusive in any way.

Noise Level

Idle
32.5 / 34.6 / 34.6 dB(A)
Load
38.7 / 39.9 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
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: 32.2 dB(A)
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, GeForce 940MX
Lenovo Yoga 510-15ISK
Intel Core i5-6200U, Radeon R7 M460
Lenovo Yoga 3 14-80JH0035GE
Intel Core i5-5200U, GeForce 940M
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
Intel Core i5-6200U, GeForce 930M
Noise
10%
1%
-0%
off / environment *
32.2
29
10%
Idle Minimum *
32.5
29
11%
32
2%
32.9
-1%
Idle Average *
34.6
29
16%
32.6
6%
32.9
5%
Idle Maximum *
34.6
29
16%
33.9
2%
32.9
5%
Load Average *
38.7
35.9
7%
40.1
-4%
37
4%
Load Maximum *
39.9
41
-3%
39.8
-0%
46
-15%

* ... smaller is better

Stress test Prime95 + FurMark
Stress test Prime95 + FurMark
Stress test - only FurMark
Stress test - only FurMark
Stress test - only Prime95
Stress test - only Prime95

Temperature

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

With a recorded temperature of 27 °C (~81 °F) while idling, the chassis remains under 30 °C (~86 °F) in all areas. Under load, the temperature increases to a maximum of 43.4 °C (~110 °F). The hot spots are located on the top in the middle and above the keyboard. During the stress test - which simulates extreme conditions commonly not encountered during normal use - Prime95 and FurMark run in parallel for at least one hour. The CPU tops out at 82 °C ~180 °F) and the GPU at 74°C (~165 °). The processor operates at a constant 2.3 GHz. The Nvidia GeForce 940MX fluctuates minimally between 980 MHz and 1050 MHz. Thermal throttling was not an issue at any time. A repeat of the 3DMark 11 benchmark right after the stress test ended with a score almost identical to the one we recorded after a cold start. In other words: there is no loss of power even when the system operates under full load for prolonged periods of time.

Max. Load
 38.2 °C
101 F
43.4 °C
110 F
41 °C
106 F
 
 33.9 °C
93 F
43.4 °C
110 F
39.6 °C
103 F
 
 30.2 °C
86 F
29.5 °C
85 F
32 °C
90 F
 
Maximum: 43.4 °C = 110 F
Average: 36.8 °C = 98 F
36.1 °C
97 F
43.2 °C
110 F
33.9 °C
93 F
36 °C
97 F
37.7 °C
100 F
33 °C
91 F
32.2 °C
90 F
33 °C
91 F
31.5 °C
89 F
Maximum: 43.2 °C = 110 F
Average: 35.2 °C = 95 F
Power Supply (max.)  42.9 °C = 109 F | Room Temperature 22.6 °C = 73 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 36.8 °C / 98 F, compared to the average of 30.3 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Convertible.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 43.4 °C / 110 F, compared to the average of 35.3 °C / 96 F, ranging from 21.8 to 55.7 °C for the class Convertible.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 43.2 °C / 110 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 26.7 °C / 80 F, compared to the device average of 30.3 °C / 87 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are reaching skin temperature as a maximum (32 °C / 89.6 F) and are therefore not hot.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 29 °C / 84.2 F (-3 °C / -5.4 F).
Idle top
Idle top
Idle bottom
Idle bottom
Load top
Load top
Load bottom
Load bottom

Speakers

Speaker response
Speaker response
Dolby Audio
Dolby Audio

The Yoga 710 is equipped with two small stereo speakers from JBL located towards the front on the underside of the base unit. Placing the convertible on a soft surface in laptop mode results in a somewhat muffled sound. Users who want the best sound quality need to ensure that the small openings for the speakers are not covered. The sound quality is good overall with mids and high dominating and bass just audible. Of course, external speakers or good headphones are much superior, so we recommend them for the best experience. The Dolby Audio software allows the user to adjust the sound to his or her liking.

The openings for the speakers are on the bottom.
The openings for the speakers are on the bottom.
The speaker with the cover removed.
The speaker with the cover removed.
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2041.340.641.32542.935.542.93139.733.439.74040.832.440.85041.731.841.76343.333.643.38043.530.843.510045.23145.21254728.34716048.527.848.520052.227.552.225057.525.357.531563.524.663.540064246450062.723.462.763063.522.363.580066.921.666.9100063.120.963.1125059.920.559.9160061.819.961.8200063.219.763.2250064.219.764.231506119.76140006119.561500056.319.656.3630057.519.457.5800059.819.559.81000067.519.367.5125006419.364160005719.257SPL74.632.874.6N37.11.937.1median 61median 20.5median 61Delta4.22.54.235.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseLenovo Yoga 710-14ISKApple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (67 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 9.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.7% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (11% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 96% worse
» The best had a delta of 11%, average was 22%, worst was 53%
Compared to all devices tested
» 4% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 95% 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 8%, average was 20%, worst was 50%
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 21%, worst was 53%

Frequency diagram comparison (click the checkboxes)
Value 1: Pink Noise 100% Vol.; Value 2: Audio turned off

Energy Management

Power Consumption

The power adapter is rated for 65 watts
The power adapter is rated for 65 watts

The power consumption of the 14-inch Yoga is quite high compared to the other three comparison convertibles. While idling, we measure an average power consumption of 9.4 watts - the Lenovo Yoga 3 14 only requires 5.5 watts. Under load, the power draw increased to a maximum of 47.2 watts. Once again, the Lenovo Yoga 3 14 needs much less at 40.4 watts. The power adapter is rated for 65 watts - enough to charge the convertible even under full load.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.63 / 0.53 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 4.9 / 9.4 / 10.7 Watt
Load midlight 46 / 47.2 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
6200U, GeForce 940MX, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP, a-Si WLED TFT, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Lenovo Yoga 510-15ISK
6200U, Radeon R7 M460, Liteonit CV3-DE256, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Lenovo Yoga 3 14-80JH0035GE
5200U, GeForce 940M, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZYTE256HMHP, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
6200U, GeForce 930M, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Power Consumption
10%
28%
15%
Idle Minimum *
4.9
4
18%
3.2
35%
4.15
15%
Idle Average *
9.4
7.5
20%
5.5
41%
8.2
13%
Idle Maximum *
10.7
8.1
24%
6.8
36%
8.2
23%
Load Average *
46
40.8
11%
40
13%
34.6
25%
Load Maximum *
47.2
57.3
-21%
40.4
14%
48
-2%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

53 Wh Lithium Ion battery
53 Wh Lithium Ion battery

The battery life of the Yoga 710 surpasses that of the competition. Part of the reason for the better performance is the higher-capacity battery with 53 Wh. Under full load, the Yoga lasts for 2 hours 27 minutes before shutting down. We recorded a run time of 7 hours 13 minutes during our WLAN test, which closely simulates the real-life battery usage. The run times are quite good and with moderate use, the convertible will easily last an entire work day. 

Maximum run time
Maximum run time
Minimum run time
Minimum run time
WLAN battery life
WLAN battery life
H.264 battery life
H.264 battery life
Charging time
Charging time
Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
15h 58min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (EDGE: 25.10586.0.0)
7h 13min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
7h 04min
Load (maximum brightness)
2h 27min
Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK
6200U, GeForce 940MX, 53 Wh
Lenovo Yoga 510-15ISK
6200U, Radeon R7 M460, 35 Wh
Lenovo Yoga 3 14-80JH0035GE
5200U, GeForce 940M, 47 Wh
HP Envy 15-w103ng x360
6200U, GeForce 930M, 48 Wh
Battery Runtime
-25%
-9%
-8%
Reader / Idle
958
730
-24%
888
-7%
H.264
424
337
-21%
WiFi v1.3
433
335
-23%
381
-12%
398
-8%
Load
147
100
-32%
134
-9%

Pros

+ build quality is decent
+ sturdy aluminum chassis
+ low weight
+ backlit keyboard
+ IPS display with good viewing angles
+ good SSD performance
+ decent battery life
+ Nvidia GeForce 940XM
+ 24 month warranty (in Germany)

Cons

- slightly high power draw
- only two USB ports
- PWM with 50 Hz (unter 50 % display brightness)
- no Kensoington lock slot
- some screen bleeding

Verdict

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

Lenovo's Yoga 710-14ISK 14-inch convertible offers plenty of endurance. As equipped, the review notebook sells for about 1000 Euros (~$1120).  For that amount of money, the user receives a good-locking notebook which looks quite upscale thanks to the use of aluminum for the construction. The performance is solid thanks to the Intel Core i5-6200U, 8 GB DDR4 RAM and an Nvidia GeForce 940MX. We also quite like the Samsung SSD, which - at 256 GB - features enough space for important applications. The dedicated GPU has enough power to handle a few games as well if the user is so inclined.

We appreciate the Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK for its elegant, yet simple chassis design, which is very sturdy to boot. Visually, the convertible is quite appealing. From a performance standpoint, the Yoga ranks about average. One area Lenovo could improve is the power consumption, which could be lower.

The input devices are quite decent, the display features great viewing angle stability and the build quality is without fault. The material selection is convincing and fingerprints hardly show. All things considered, the Lenovo Yoga 710 is a solid convertible which is quite suitable as a daily companion.

Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK - 11/03/2016 v5.1
Sebastian Bade

Chassis
90 / 98 → 92%
Keyboard
91%
Pointing Device
83%
Connectivity
45 / 80 → 56%
Weight
68 / 35-78 → 77%
Battery
89%
Display
82%
Games Performance
61 / 68 → 90%
Application Performance
81 / 87 → 93%
Temperature
90%
Noise
82%
Audio
52 / 91 → 57%
Camera
48 / 85 → 56%
Average
74%
83%
Convertible - Weighted Average

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Sebastian Bade, 2016-08-10 (Update: 2018-05-15)
Bernhard Pechlaner
Bernhard Pechlaner - Review Editor
Ended up in the IT sector in the 90s more or less accidentally and have remained in the industry (as a sysadmin) ever since. Always been interested in laptops - first purchase was - if memory serves correctly - a Toshiba Satellite T2115CS with DX4-75 processor, 4 MB of RAM and 350 MB hard disk drive (and Windows 3.1). To this day, laptops appeal to me - much to the chagrin of my wife, who doesn’t seem understand why we need 5-10 of them at any given time ;-).