Lenovo Yoga 730-15


Lenovo Yoga 730-15
Lenovo Yoga 730-15 (Yoga 730-15 Series)
Intel Core i7-8550U 4 x 1.8 - 4 GHz, Kaby Lake Refresh
Graphics adapter
8192 MB 
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
256 GB NVMe, 256 GB 
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5mm
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth Yes
height x width x depth (in mm): 16.95 x 360 x 249 ( = 0.67 x 14.17 x 9.8 in)
, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 11 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Webcam: HD 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet
1.89 kg ( = 66.67 oz / 4.17 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 5 reviews)

Reviews for the Lenovo Yoga 730-15

Our Lenovo Yoga 730 15-inch review: Bigger means better
Source: On MSFT English
At the end of the day, the Yoga 730 15-inch is an attractive option for those in the market for an ultra-premium Windows 2-in-1. Not only does the device look beautiful, but it packs some powerful specs for gaming and the most demanding multitasking. It also packs a large display for multi-media fun and a nice selection of ports and IO for all your accessories. You can buy the Yoga 730 15-inch for prices starting at $1,149.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/17/2018
80% Lenovo Yoga 730 15 review (Yoga 730-15IKB model – i7-8550U, GTX 1050 graphics, UHD screen)
Source: Ultrabook Review English
The Lenovo Yoga 730 is a good buy for students and those of you who need a well balanced computer for both work and occasional fun. It's a well built 2-in-1 laptop with simple design lines and lightweight construction, modern hardware and fairly good performance and battery life, even if it sacrifices on both to some extent in order to stay portable and well priced. Potential buyers would also have to accept an only average screen and speakers, but if you're into a convertible with mid-range graphics, there are very few others like this one. Read on for the in-depth analysis.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo Yoga 730 review: Hands-on
Source: Tech Advisor English
This is a solid incremental update to the Yoga line that takes what was already pretty great - the design, build quality, and top tier spec options - and adds the latest Intel chips and Alexa support. We’ll be looking forward to testing it out more thoroughly for a full review soon.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 02/28/2018
Lenovo Yoga 730 first look
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Yoga 730 isn’t a huge update on the older 720, but the changes Lenovo has made appear to be positive ones. The minor design optimisations and move to Intel’s 8th-gen family of CPUs will help improve performance and usability in a number of ways.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 02/26/2018
Hands on: Lenovo Yoga 730 review
Source: Techradar English
Lenovo's latest 2-in-1 doesn't seem to offer any major upgrades over the last generation, but the integration of Alexa and new fast-charging features may sway you to upgrade.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 02/26/2018


Model: The Yoga 730 family consists of 15-inch and 13-inch convertible models with 360 degree hinge. It is an update to the Yoga 720 and supports Amazon’s digital assistant Alexa. While the 13-inch Yoga 730 13 models are limited to the integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620, all 15-inch models currently offered by Lenovo in the USA and Austria come with a dedicated Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 4 GB. Processor, RAM capacity, SSD capacity, and display resolution depend on the model. According to the German version of Lenovo’s Tech Specs, 15-inch models without dedicated graphics should be available and you can indeed find such at amazon and several online magazines had such under review. We will cover the 15-inch Lenovo Yoga 730 15 81CU000TUS with Intel Core i7-8550U, 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB NVMe SSD, and Full HD display in this article. As of August 2018 Lenovo offers it for about 1,100 US dollars.

Other current models listed on Lenovo’s US and German websites as of August 2018:

  • 81CU000UUS: Intel Core i5-8250U, 8 GB, 256 GB, FHD ~  $ 1,000
  • 81CU0044GE: Intel Core i7-8550U, 8 GB, 512 GB, FHD, ~ € 1,300
  • 81CU000RUS: Intel Core i7-8550U, 16 GB, 512 GB, FHD, ~ $ 1,300
  • 81CU0011GE: Intel Core i7-8550U, 8 GB, 1 TB GB, FHD, ~ € 1,600
  • 81CU002TGE / 81CU0030GE: Intel Core i7-8550U, 16 GB, 512 GB, UHD (3840 x 2160), ~ €1,500
  • 81CU000SUS / 81CU002UGE: Intel Core i7-8550U, 16 GB, 1 TB, UHD, ~ $1,700 / € 1,700

Design and Connectivity

The aluminum metal chassis looks similar to the Yoga 720 15’s and uses the same 360 degrees hinge. When compared to the predecessor, the top screen edge is slanted rather than flat now and the display frame was slightly shrunk. The brushed metal finish is available in Platinum or Iron Grey. finds that there is a fairly premium feel to the whole machine.

The Lenovo Yoga 720 15 was easy to access. As there are hardly any changes to the design, you can assume that the same holds true for the Yoga 730 15. The 8 GB of RAM this model comes with are soldered. Models with 16 GB RAM have an additional 8 GB DIMM. Hence, users should have access to the M.2 SSD and one RAM slot after prying off the bottom panel – as they did in the predecessor.

Lenovo specifies a weight from 1.89 kg and a size of 360 x 249 x 17.15 mm (14.2 x 9.8 x 0.67 inch). The integrated fingerprint reader supports Windows Hello. Lenovo has built in four far-field microphones and supports two voice assistants. You can choose whether you want to talk to Alexa or Cortana. In’s testing the laptop did a good job of picking up their voice, and the built-in Alexa app let them access all the usual Alexa commands and skills.

Input Devices

Web research revealed that input devices and speakers are very similar to the Yoga 720 15’ model. In’s opinion the keyboard is comfortable to use, yet not the best around. For them the keys feature a nice travel and are not too clicky. Our review of the Yoga 730 15 model (UHD display) refers to our Yoga 720 review, which confirms that the Chiclet keyboard is great to type on. The keyboard’s two-stage white backlight is helpful in dark environments. thinks the trackpad is also large, and fairly responsive. Our Yoga 720 review finds that it works accurately.

The touchscreen supports Lenovo’s Active Pen 2, which is sold separately according to Lenovo’s website. It features 4,096 levels of pen sensitivity. I did not find information about how well the 15-inch Full HD touchscreen works. Apparently, neither the Yoga 720 nor the Yoga 730 15 UHD had issues in this regard.

Display tested the Y730 15 inch at the MWC 2018 and finds that the display is fairly glossy and reflective. The IPS technology should ensure wide viewing angles. As of August 2018 further information about the display of the 15-inch Full HD model is not available.

Hardware, Performance, Battery Life and Emissions

None of the on-line magazines used as source for this article (see sources) had this particular model under review.

With Intel’s Core i7-8550U, the laptop features a Kaby Lake Refresh CPU (8th generation). The quad-core CPU features a base clock of 1.8 GHz. It should deliver enough performance for all modern usage scenarios. In our Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB (i7-8550U, GTX 1050, SSD, 4K) test sample the CPU could utilize its Turbo Boost functionality over an extended period of time. The NVMe should ensure fast booting and program starts.

The Nvidia GTX 1050 is an upper mid-range graphics card based on the Pascal architecture. The Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB (i7-8550U, GTX 1050, SSD, 4K) sibling achieved 3DMark results on the normal level, yet fell slightly behind other GTX 1050-based notebooks.

Thanks to Nvidia’s Optimus technology, the convertible can automatically switch between its dedicated GPU and the integrated UHD Graphics 620 in order to save energy. The Yoga 730 15 comes with a 3 cell Li-Polymer 51.5 Wh battery. Lenovo claims up to 11 hours for the FHD model and up to 9 hours for the UHD model. According to the Yoga 730 models support Rapid Charging. The Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB (i7-8550U, GTX 1050, SSD, 4K) sibling achieved a runtime of 6 h 10 m in Notebookcheck’s Wi-Fi test. Full HD models usually last longer than (almost) identically equipped 4K counterparts.

The Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB (i7-8550U, GTX 1050, SSD, 4K) sibling did not become excessively hot and produced normal amount of noise for a convertible with a dedicated GPU. Chances are that the Full HD model does not behave very different.

The Lenovo Yoga 730 15 features JBL speakers, and Dolby Atmos technology. They are similar to the Lenovo Yoga 720 15’s, which proved to be well suited to media consumption and created full, well-balanced sound.


The Lenovo Yoga 730 15 convertible delivers up-to-date hardware, a solid, high-quality case, and a backlit keyboard. It is only a minor upgrade to the Yoga 720. Support of Alexa could be a special feature. If you buy a Full HD model, you can expect a longer battery life than a UHD model’s with otherwise identical hardware. It is questionable whether you can really profit from UHD anyway except for higher sharpness. After all, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 quickly reaches its limits in for example demanding games beyond Full HD resolution.

Alternatives include the Acer Nitro 5 Spin (~ $ 1,100 for Intel Core i7-8550U, 8 GB, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 4 GB, 1 TB HDD + 256 GB SSD, Full HD), the HP Envy x360 15 (~ € 1,000 for Intel Core i5-8250U, 8 GB, weaker Nvidia GeForce MX150, 1 TB HDD, 256 GB SSD), and the ASUS VivoBook Flip 15 (~ € 900 for Intel Core i5-8250U, 8 GB RAM, weaker, last-gen GeForce 940MX, 1 TB HDD + 128 GB SSD). You might also want to consider the much more expensive Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 9575 2018 (~ € 2000 for Intel Core i7-8705G, 8 GB, AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL, 512GB M.2 PCIe).


Press Review by Martina Osztovits

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.

» 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.


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.

1.89 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.

80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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


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