Lenovo Yoga 720-12IKB-81B5003QUS
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo Yoga 720-12IKB-81B5003QUS
Source: Techaeris Archive.org version
The Lenovo Yoga 720 12″ is a lightweight yet capable laptop that makes computing on the go very easy. The Intel i3 processor is able to handle some more than one program at a time, and the screen looks great. This is probably not the laptop you will want to use if you are into heavy video or photo editing, but for every day use it should have no problem handling anything you can throw at it.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/31/2018
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 85% performance: 95% display: 80% mobility: 95% workmanship: 80%
Source: Computer Shopper Archive.org version
Six hundred and fifty dollars isn't a bad deal, either, for a compact convertible that you can toss into your briefcase or carry with one hand. The Yoga's screen is so good that you won't miss its missing eight-tenths of an inch compared to 13.3-inch 2-in-1's, and overall it ably fills a niche. It's a small niche, however—we suspect most buyers would just as well spend the extra $150 to get the Core i5 chip, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD as well as the slightly larger display of the next-size-up Yoga 720.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/30/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Gotta Be Mobile Archive.org version
A solid mid-range PC doesn’t need every feature more expensive PCs have. It needs the features and hardware that make the most impact. That the delicate balance that Lenovo manages with the Lenovo Yoga 720 (12”).
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/19/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: PC Mag Archive.org version
Versatile albeit underpowered, the Lenovo Yoga 720 is a good choice for budget-conscious shoppers who want a well-designed convertible laptop for light tasks.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
The 12-inch Lenovo Yoga 720 is a useful convertible, thanks to its Intel HD Graphics 620 GPU, its 7th-generation Core i3 CPU and a battery that lasts longer than 7 hours.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Intel HD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2) found on some Kaby-Lake CPU models (15 W ULV series).
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i3-7100U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.4 GHz (no Turbo Boost), HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This range of display format is largely the upper limit for tablets and the lower limit for subnotebooks.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small in size and therefore easily portable. The tiny display has the added advantage of requiring little power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions, which one is used to from a standard laptop, are almost not usable.
The same applies to tablets in this size range.» 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.
76.8%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.