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Lenovo Yoga 720-15IKB-80X7006VSP

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Lenovo Yoga 720-15IKB-80X7006VSP
Lenovo Yoga 720-15IKB-80X7006VSP (Yoga 720 Series)
Memory
8192 MB 
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, glossy: yes
Storage
,  GB 
, 512 GB SSD
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 DisplayPort, Card Reader: undefined
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 20 x 364 x 242 ( = 0.79 x 14.33 x 9.53 in)
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Additional features
Keyboard Light: yes
Weight
2 kg ( = 70.55 oz / 4.41 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

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Reviews for the Lenovo Yoga 720-15IKB-80X7006VSP

Lenovo Yoga 720-15IKB. Convertible 15,6" potente (1139 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; nice display; good hardware; premium design.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/12/2018

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Model: The quality of Lenovo laptops is out of question. They are almost perfectly aligned for business needs. But what i have standing in front of me is kind of an interesting mixture so to say. First, it is convertible. It is kind of thin. With 2 kg weight, it can maybe considered as light. So far so good. Here is the interesting part, it is equipped with an Intel i7 7700HQ processor and wait for it, a GTX 1050 GPU. The worst part? Only 8 GB of RAM.

When you see such a combination on a regular laptop, you would consider it as a gaming laptop, right? But can you call a convertible also a gaming machine? I think the target group for this laptop are those who do creative work and need to do lots of presentations. Even if this is the case, an MX150 or even GT 940M would be sufficient and beneficial to battery life.

Battery life is not the worst. With this config, the device can achieve a 7.5 hours run time, of course for just web browsing. So it is not an all-day laptop.

The biggest issue with this config for me is the RAM, which is also soldered to the mainboard. Since this is a convertible, upgrade is though already and a soldered RAM restricts upgrade options even more.

I don't think anyone would pay this laptop over a 1000 Euros just to play games on a convertible. I mean, for this price you can get a better gig with better specs to play games. The nice thing is though, it is equipped with 512 GB SSD and has Thunderbolt 3 connection. So, it is future proof even if the processor is from 7th generation.

But just as uncle Ben said: With great power comes great responsibility or even in notebook terms: with great performance, comes great cooling requirements. For such a thin device with this kind of a hardware, the Yoga 720 is trying its best. Fans can be loud sometimes, but yeah they are easily turned on.

Whether you are considering this device for gaming or for office work, I suggest you to make a good research about alternatives. Since there are no great touch games for PCs yet, for gaming you should definitely get something else. For office usage, there are better models in terms of weight. In my opinion you will not need a 7700HQ, so it is better to go for a device with i7 8550U and MX150 GPU. Those models will be thinner and lighter, thus resulting in better battery usage as well.

Hands-on article by Ümit Yılmaz Güneş

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop): 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. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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.
15.6":

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.
2 kg:

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.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2018-08-12 (Update: 2018-08-12)