Lenovo Yoga 720-15IKB-80X70043GE
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Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo Yoga 720-15IKB-80X70043GE
What the YOGA 720 does offer, though, is great and didn’t disappoint during my time with the laptop. The design is great, the hardware options are great, and the display is top notch. If you can look past the missing ports and the fingerprint-prone exterior, there’s nothing to dislike about this model.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Good Gear Guide
If there’s anything threatening mainstream-plus laptops like Lenovo’s Yoga 720, it’s the new generation of ultrabooks with Nvidia’s discrete GPUs and Max-Q technology. Max-Q laptops are supposed to give you the sweetest spot: gaming-ready graphics in thin, light PCs. However, Max-Q laptops are still a little rare and expensive. The Yoga 720 offers a decent serving of gaming power in a handsome package that doesn’t weigh or cost too much. If I can hate the keyboard and trackpad and still say it’s a good deal, that’s saying something.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/14/2017
Source: Gotta Be Mobile
If you’re someone who needs a new notebook that performs well, has touch and you like to game on the side, the Lenovo Yoga 720 15-inch is a great way to spend your money. Just expect to charge it during lunch and between gaming sessions.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
The 15-inch Lenovo Yoga 720 is an excellent value for what’s on offer. Albeit with only a 1080p screen, the model we reviewed is well-designed and more powerful than its closest rivals without skimping on the battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Laptop Mag
The Lenovo Yoga 720 is among the most powerful, versatile 2-in-1s we've tested to date. Its mix of a Core i7-7700HQ CPU and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 GPU make it just as useful for video editing and playing games (at low settings) as it is for consuming movies and web browsing. It's a tad heftier than its competitors, but I'm willing to give that up for the power.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/05/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Computer Shopper
Fifteen-inch 2-in-1's are niche systems, desktop replacements destined to see tablet or presentation duty only from time to time. With the 720, Lenovo pushes two of our happy buttons—affordability and gaming ability—but misses a couple of others with a subpar keyboard layout and a design short on ports. It's worth a look, but falls short of the broad appeal required for an Editors' Choice.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Model: The Lenovo Yoga 720-15IKB-80X70043GE is a laptop with the flexibility of a 2-in-1, strong discrete graphics, and an affordable price. It packs a fast Intel Core i7 processor and a potent Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 GPU. To go with its strong performance, the Yoga 720 includes all-day battery life, a gorgeous display, and powerful audio. Though the Yoga 720 15-inch can replace a tablet, users should not expect it to disappear like one in their bag. The device weighs 2 kg (4.41 pounds) and it is almost an eighth-of-an-inch (0.33 cm) thick. Lenovo opted for a plain-but-professional design. The aluminum lid is a dark shade of gunmetal gray with a Yoga logo in the top left-hand corner, but it is otherwise unadorned. The device comes in two variants, gray and silver, and its edges glisten in the sunlight the same way a piece of jewelry does. The aluminum that protects the lid and bottom of the notebook also covers the entire keyboard deck. There are no speakers or clever designs on the deck, just a spacious glass trackpad and a Windows Hello fingerprint reader. With a 2.8-GHz Intel Core i7-7700HQ CPU, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 GPU with 2 GB of VRAM, 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD, the Yoga 720 is ready for both work and play. This notebook can handle many tabs in Chrome and Microsoft Edge without slowing down. If a user is looking to use a laptop for creative work or light gaming, the Yoga 720 will hold its own, thanks to its GTX 1050 graphics.
The laptop features a 15.6-Inch 1920 x 1080p FHD Display with Touch. The IPS display itself offers wide viewing angles and high contrast as long as user stick to the top couple of brightness settings, with bold colors and fine details. The Yoga's screen covers an excellent 114 percent of the sRGB color gamut, surpassing the mainstream notebook average (95 percent). Its keyboard and trackpad are a pleasure to use. Because of the laptop’s size, there’s plenty of space for the finger to move as user scroll up and down webpages and navigate Windows 10. A user can see its backlit keys in the dark, and keyboard shortcuts let user dim the screen, adjust volume and turn off the trackpad without navigating trough the settings menus in Windows 10. The Lenovo Yoga 720 15-inch is light on connectivity options. A Thunderbolt 3 port on the right side of the notebook allows a user to quickly connect a monitor, keyboard, mouse and external storage to it. Each side of the notebook has one full-size USB 3.0 port. A headset jack lets the user connect a pair of headphones. The webcam provides averagely bright and sharp images and videos, meaning it's fine for adequately lit environments and merely OK as far as picking up fine details. The Lenovo Yoga 720-15IKB-80X7AC0043GE is probably one of the very few convertibles that can offer proper performance for light gaming and performing serious tasks.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile: Mainstream graphics card based on Nvidia's Pascal architecture and successor to the GeForce GTX 960M. Is manufactured in a 14nm process at Samsung and the technical specifications are very similar to the desktop version.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
7700HQ: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture. Besides four CPU cores (including Hyper Threading), the chips also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU and is manufactured in an improved 14 nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.
In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.
From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.
80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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