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Lenovo Yoga 720-13IKB

Specifications

Lenovo Yoga 720-13IKB
Lenovo Yoga 720-13IKB (Yoga 720-13 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-7200U 2 x 2.5 - 3.1 GHz, Kaby Lake
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 620, 21.20.16.4550 WHQL
Memory
8 GB 
, DDR4-2133, Dual-Channel
Display
13.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 166 PPI, 10-point multitouch, native pen support, LP133WF4-SPB1, IPS, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-U Premium PCH
Storage
Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP, 256 GB 
, M.2 SSD, 200 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Kaby Lake-U/Y PCH - High Definition Audio
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 Thunderbolt, Audio Connections: stereo, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: gyroscope
Networking
Intel 8265 Tri-Band WiFi (Oak Peak) Network Adapter (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 4.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 14.3 x 310 x 213 ( = 0.56 x 12.2 x 8.39 in)
Battery
48 Wh, 6268 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD 720p
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, power adapter, McAfee LifeSafe, Microsoft Office 365 (test version), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.286 kg ( = 45.36 oz / 2.84 pounds), Power Supply: 292 g ( = 10.3 oz / 0.64 pounds)
Price
999 Euro

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 79.78% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 74%, features: 59%, display: 88% mobility: 84%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Lenovo Yoga 720-13IKB

86.2% Lenovo Yoga 720-13IKB (7200U, FHD) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Classy and versatile! Lenovo crams energy-efficient components into their new 13-inch convertible while at the same time managing not to skimp on battery capacity. Find out what else the Yoga 720 has to offer in our extensive review.
Lenovo Yoga 720 (13-inch) review – a worthy Yoga member with some performance struggles
Source: Laptop Media English Archive.org version
Finally, the users getting the laptop for business would be happy to know that the keyboard and the touchpad will get the work done on the go – they are really comfortable to use. In addition, the battery life is impressive so you won’t have to charge the device several times a day when you are moving around all the time and even if the I/O isn’t enough for you, the Thunderbolt 3 connector gives you plenty of headroom, which is rather unexpected given the price tag of the Yoga 720.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/17/2017
79% Lenovo Yoga 720 (13-inch) review:
Source: CNet English Archive.org version
The 13.3-inch Lenovo Yoga 720 is a slim, lightweight 2-in-1 with a premium look and feel, but without the big price tag.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
80% Lenovo Yoga 720 review
Source: Techradar English Archive.org version
The Lenovo Yoga 720 is a budget friendly 2-in-1 capable of handling what’s thrown at it, so long as you’re not expecting all-day battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/07/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo Yoga 720 (13-inch) Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English Archive.org version
Both in our performance benchmarks and in look, feel, fit, and finish, the 720 clings to the heels of the Spectre x360. That's not criticism considering that it costs hundreds less and that the HP is one of Computer Shopper's most highly praised hybrids, acclaimed as every bit the equal of elite ultrabooks with multi-mode flexibility as a bonus. Except for its un-Lenovo-like stumble with the arrow keys, we have trouble finding fault with the system.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/26/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo Yoga 720 Laptop Review
Source: Reviewed.com English Archive.org version
Competing 2-in-1s that offer this kind of quality, like the Spectre X360 from HP or Dell's XPS 13 2-in-1, are significantly more than I've seen this Lenovo selling for. Both of those premium 2-in-1 laptops around $1,200, while the Lenovo Yoga 720 can be had for as little as $829 similarly equipped. Those more expensive options aren't bad buys by any stretch, but Lenovo gets you easily 80% of the way there with this reasonably-priced Yoga.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/18/2017
80% Lenovo Yoga 720 Review — a slim, premium laptop with Thunderbolt
Source: Slashgear English Archive.org version
The Lenovo Yoga 720 is a sleek laptop with a premium feel and an attractive design, and that’s just the start of things to like about it. Features like a fingerprint sensor, touchscreen, and a 360-degree hinge help set the latest Yoga model apart. Whether this laptop will ultimately suit your own needs is for you to determine, but anyone in need of an ultrabook would be well advised to give this model a chance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo Yoga 720 review: A solid, if unremarkable, 2-in-1 value
Source: New Atlas English Archive.org version
All in all, Lenovo's Yoga 720 is a well-rounded, serviceable addition to the Yoga line, without any of the disharmony or overly-adventurous features of some less favorable convertibles. It has only a few minor drawbacks, like fan noise and glare.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/10/2017
70% Lenovo Yoga 720 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English Archive.org version
The Lenovo Yoga 720 is a slick, speedy convertible with a comfy keyboard and colorful display, but we wish this machine lasted a bit longer on a charge.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

78% Chancenlos gegen den Vorgänger
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 76% features: 69% display: 89% mobility: 84% ergonomy: 66%
85% Edles Convertible-Notebook im Aluminium-Gehäuse
Source: Notebooksbilliger Blog German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 100%
Lenovo Yoga 720 teszt – az alkotó szellemű felhasználóknak
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Nice display; solid workmanship; light weight; smart active pen. Negative: High price; no SD card reader.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/18/2018
“普希金”的颜值到底怎么样?YOGA 720给你答案
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Good price; nice performance; elegant design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/07/2017

Comment

Model:

In the past few years 13-inch devices have become more and more popular, gone are the days of debating performance over size, With Lenovo recently debuting the Lenovo Yoga 720-13IKB. To begin with, the Yoga 720 features Intel’s latest Kaby Lake Core i5-7200U, Notebooks of this class usually feature a U series processor which denotes low power without compromising performance, it also comes with 8 GB of memory. As per the Yoga lineup this notebook features two 360-degree hinge design which allows the notebook to convert between a tablet and notebook mode. The chassis construction is mostly made up of aluminium which gives it a very premium classy feel and look. Because of its almost all metal construction it is quite rigid and sturdy with no flex at all which is equally impressive, it most certainly can take a beating although it isn’t advised. Weighing in at only 1.3 kg it is quite light compared to some of its competitors. Although this means due to its lightweightedness opening with one hand is ill-advised. One nice feature of the Yoga 720 is it supports 2 USB type-C Thunderbolt 3 ports with one being able to charge the device which adds to versatility of the Thunderbolt standard. Although the Yoga lineup isn’t strictly marketed as a business notebook it does feature a fingerprint reader and a TPM 2.0 chip which is a plus.

Along with the notebook itself Lenovo also includes an active stylus pen for users who just want to take notes with their notebooks. Other standard user input include the chiclet keyboard which is comfortably large and provides decent feedback, albeit a slightly mushier feeling. Although for heavy typists out there the keyboard might flex under pressure, but still isn’t a problem. The keyboard is also backlit with 2 levels of brightness. For a 13-inch notebook the Yoga 720 has a reasonably large touchpad which is centered below the spacebar away from the usual position. However this shouldn’t be an issue while typing. The touchscreen display is a FHD IPS panel which is very responsive, with inputs from both fingers and active stylus being fast and accurate. However, despite being an IPS panel sRGB ratings were at 84% and AdobeRGB ratings were at 55%, which means professional editing is not suited for this display. That said, Lenovo does offer a 4K panel option, should the user wish to choose. Jumping to the audio department of this device are 2 speakers made by JBL. Depending on the mode sounds are noticeably muted and muffled, but for a convertible overall sound quality is average due to a lack of volume, nonetheless highs and mids are pronounced with a hint of bass. Although the user can try to tune the audio with the included Dolby Atmos software. In terms of battery-life the Yoga 720 scores quite well and even tops the manufacturer’s rating at 8 hours 25 minutes. Ultimately despite the Yoga 720 somewhat trying to emulate Apple’s less is more approach it still does deliver in terms of cost to performance.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

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.

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


i5-7200U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.5 to 3.1 GHz, HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.30":

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.


79.78%: 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.

 

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