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Lenovo Yoga 730-13IKB


Lenovo Yoga 730-13IKB
Lenovo Yoga 730-13IKB (Yoga 730-13 Series)
Intel Core i7-8550U 4 x 1.8 - 4 GHz, Kaby Lake Refresh
Graphics adapter
16384 MB 
, Soldered memory
13.30 inch 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixel 331 PPI, can detect 10 fingers, native pen support, B133ZAN02.3, IPS LED, glossy: yes
Intel Kaby Lake-U + iHDCP 2.2 Premium PCH
SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG), 512 GB 
, M.2 2280, PCIe NVMe SSD, 421 GB free
Intel Kaby Lake-U/Y PCH - High Definition Audio
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 Thunderbolt, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: Combo Audio, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.1
height x width x depth (in mm): 14.1 x 306.8 x 216.3 ( = 0.56 x 12.08 x 8.52 in)
48 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Webcam: 720p
Additional features
Speakers: 2,5 W stereo, Keyboard: 6 row chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Lenovo Active Pen, Lenovo Vantage, Lenovo App Explorer, Microsoft Office Trial, 24 Months Warranty
1.223 kg ( = 43.14 oz / 2.7 pounds), Power Supply: 356 g ( = 12.56 oz / 0.78 pounds)
1399 Euro



Average Score: 85.46% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 90%, features: 68%, display: 76% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 95%, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: 92%

Reviews for the Lenovo Yoga 730-13IKB

86.3% Lenovo Yoga 730-13IKB (i7-8550U, 4K) Convertible Review | Notebookcheck
Good quality at a low price - impossible? Lenovo attempts to fulfill this promise by releasing a middle-class convertible laptop playing in the upper league. You can read in this detailed review if this concept adds up.
86% Die Besten ihrer Art – Mittelklasse-Notebooks
Source: PC Go - 12/18 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 12/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 98% features: 73% display: 67%
83% Lenovo Yoga 730, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/08/2018
Rating: Total score: 83%
90% Lenovo Yoga 730, análisis
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/07/2018
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
82% Test du Lenovo Yoga 730 : un rapport qualité/prix toujours au top
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/24/2018
Rating: Total score: 82%
RECENZE: Lenovo YOGA 730-13IKB - zmodernizovaných 13.3'', konvertibilní notebook pro práci i zábavu
Source: CZ→EN
Positive: Nice design; great built quality; comfortable keyboard; decent speakers. Negative: Overheats while using; no SD card reader.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/19/2018
Test: Lenovo Yoga 730
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Positive: Great built quality; compact size and light weight; excellent keyboard; high performance; fast charging. Negative: Short battery life; poor display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/29/2018


Model: The Lenovo Yoga 730-13IKB is a 13-inch convertible laptop. With high-definition clarity on a 13-inch touchscreen display, extraordinarily smooth processing and pen support, users will be immediately ready to galvanize the troops and win the day no matter what challenge lies ahead. The Yoga 730 13” is true multi-mode device, elegantly designed to be equally stylish in tablet mode and laptop mode. It is available in sophisticated Iron Grey. Weighing in at a featherlight 1.12 kg / 2.47 lbs and polished in premium aluminum, the Yoga 730 will complement users style no matter where the day takes. As for hardware specifications, the Yoga 730 is packed with speed and power to amplify their productivity. It is equipped with an Intel Core i7-8550U CPU, 8 GB of RAM, and an integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620 GPU. Storage was taken care of by a Hynix 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSD. The latest 8th generation Intel Core i7 processors offer up to a 40 percent performance boost with unprecedented touchscreen and pen responsiveness, faster boot-ups, and seamless multitasking.

For display, with the razor-thin 5.9 mm bezel screen, the Yoga 730 displays movies, videos, and Skype calls in clear high-definition. With 300 nits brightness, which is a good level of brightness, users will see every detail on the screen. A user can also experience truly immersive sound with Dolby Atmos, which creates a three-dimensional audio space. Sound comes alive with fullness and depth when a user listens through headphones. To further enhance the user experience, the Lenovo Active Pen 2, sold separately, provides the natural feel of a pen-on-paper experience. With 4,096 levels of pen sensitivity, it has twice the accuracy of competitors’ pens. A user can click the Bluetooth-enabled pen just once to open Windows Ink. They can also draw on a map to get turn-by-turn instructions, get creative and draw, paint, scribble, and more. Thanks to Rapid Charge technology, fifteen minutes of charging will give two hours of use, which is useful for users on the go. And with up to 11.5 hours of battery life, users never be slowed down by a dwindling battery. As for connectivity, featuring the revolutionary connection technology of dual Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, the Yoga 730 offers a swift, versatile connection to high-res displays, high-performance data devices and more, all while charging at faster speeds. As a conclusion, the Lenovo Yoga 730-13IKB is a versatile device which is great for users on the go. For office and school work, this is just a solid pick and a good value to boot if a user wants a thin and light laptop.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620.

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.

i5-8550U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,150 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.223 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 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.

85.46%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.

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


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Stefan Hinum, 2018-09- 8 (Update: 2018-09- 8)