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Lenovo Yoga 730-15 Series

Lenovo Yoga 730-15IWL-81JS0009MXProcessor: Intel Core i5 8265U, Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8250U, Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 1.89kg, 1.9kg
Price: 1300, 1699 euro
Average Score: 82.7% - good
Average of 21 scores (from 32 reviews)
price: 81%, performance: 89%, features: 69%, display: 85%
mobility: 71%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 92%

 

Lenovo Yoga 730-15

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. www.techadvisor.co.uk 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 www.techadvisor.co.uk’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 www.techadvisor.co.uk’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. www.techadvisor.co.uk 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

www.techadvisor.co.uk 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 www.trustedreviews.com 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.

Summary

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).

Sources

  • https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/yoga/700-series/Yoga-730-15/p/88YG7000965
  • https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/lenovo-yoga-730
  • https://laptopmedia.com/laptop-specs/lenovo-yoga-730-15-3/
  • https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/review/hybrid-laptop-tablets/lenovo-yoga-730-review-3672854/
  • https://www.notebookcheck.com/Test-Lenovo-Yoga-730-15IKB-i7-8550U-GTX-1050-SSD-4K-Convertible.314158.0.html
  • https://www.neowin.net/news/lenovo-unveils-the-yoga-730-with-a-gtx-1050-along-with-the-flex-14
  • https://laptopmedia.com/laptop-specs/lenovo-yoga-730-2/
  • https://www.zdnet.com/article/mwc-lenovos-updated-yoga-730-features-latest-intel-core-processors-amazon-alexa-support/
Press Review by Martina Osztovits

Specifications

Lenovo Yoga 730-15Notebook: Lenovo Yoga 730-15
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.89kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

Our Lenovo Yoga 730 15-inch review: Bigger means better
Source: Our IT Department 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: PC 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

 

Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB

Specifications

Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKBNotebook: Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop) 4096 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Weight: 1.89kg
Price: 1699 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 84.57% - good

Average of 14 scores (from 16 reviews)

 

82.7% Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB (i7-8550U, GTX 1050, SSD, 4K) Convertible Review | Notebookcheck
2-in-1 all-rounder. With the Yoga 730-15IKB, Lenovo delivers a 15.6-inch convertible that is suitable for gaming and for consuming media content. The device scores some major points with its slick metal case, backlit keyboard and a Thunderbolt 3 port. The touchscreen can be operated with the fingers and also with the included stylus. Update: FHD model with a better price-performance ratio.
100% Lenovo Yoga 730 15in Review: Your flexible friend
Source: Toptenreviews English
It's not exactly cheap, but as a laptop that's ready for almost anything, the 730 feels like a solid deal.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/03/2019
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Lenovo Yoga 730 15in Review: Your flexible friend
Source: Toptenreviews English
It's not exactly cheap, but as a laptop that's ready for almost anything, the 730 feels like a solid deal.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/03/2019
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Lenovo Yoga 730 (15-inch) review: It's all about the 4K display
Source: Pocket Lint English
In its 15-inch form the Lenovo Yoga 730 offers a good typing experience, ultra-crisp visuals from its 4K display and plenty of power to churn through tasks. However, the processor and screen combination limit battery life somewhat, while the overall design footprint is rather large compared to its Dell XPS competitor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/10/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo Yoga 730 (15-inch) review: It's all about the 4K display
Source: Pocket Lint English
In its 15-inch form the Lenovo Yoga 730 offers a good typing experience, ultra-crisp visuals from its 4K display and plenty of power to churn through tasks. However, the processor and screen combination limit battery life somewhat, while the overall design footprint is rather large compared to its Dell XPS competitor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/10/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo Yoga 730 15in review: A mighty 4K 2-in-1 laptop
Source: It Pro English
Despite being slightly let down by its battery life and screen, the Lenovo Yoga 730 is still a great machine, with heaps of power to spare and a great-value 4K display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo Yoga 730 15in review: A mighty 4K 2-in-1 laptop
Source: It Pro English
Despite being slightly let down by its battery life and screen, the Lenovo Yoga 730 is still a great machine, with heaps of power to spare and a great-value 4K display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo Yoga 730
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Lenovo Yoga 730 offers excellent ergonomics, a decent design, a solid hinge and a comfortable keyboard, plus internals that offer the power to handle most work tasks. The Dell XPS 2-in-1 may have faster internals and a better screen, but the Yoga 730 is never far behind – with the bonus of being far more affordable.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo Yoga 730
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Lenovo Yoga 730 offers excellent ergonomics, a decent design, a solid hinge and a comfortable keyboard, plus internals that offer the power to handle most work tasks. The Dell XPS 2-in-1 may have faster internals and a better screen, but the Yoga 730 is never far behind – with the bonus of being far more affordable.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

79% Lenovo Yoga 730, análisis: un convertible que se siente más cómodo en la oficina que con juegos, aunque puede con ellos
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 93% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 75%
79% Lenovo Yoga 730, análisis: un convertible que se siente más cómodo en la oficina que con juegos, aunque puede con ellos
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 93% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 75%
92% Lenovo Yoga 730 (15IKB): per tutti gli usi
Source: Webnews.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Decent speakers; nice dual cameras; smart stylus pen; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/11/2019
Rating: Total score: 92% price: 92% performance: 91% workmanship: 95%
92% Lenovo Yoga 730 (15IKB): per tutti gli usi
Source: Webnews.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Decent speakers; nice dual cameras; smart stylus pen; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/11/2019
Rating: Total score: 92% price: 92% performance: 91% workmanship: 95%
81% Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB incelemesi
Source: Chip Online TR TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/02/2019
Rating: Total score: 81%
81% Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB incelemesi
Source: Chip Online TR TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/02/2019
Rating: Total score: 81%
Review Lenovo Yoga 730 15 (Core i7-8550U, GTX 1050, ecran 4K)
Source: Giz.ro →EN
Positive: Compact size; solid workmanship; light weight; stylish design; nice display; comfortable keyboard; high performance; attractive price. Negative: Overheats while using; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/19/2018
Review Lenovo Yoga 730 15 (Core i7-8550U, GTX 1050, ecran 4K)
Source: Giz.ro →EN
Positive: Compact size; solid workmanship; light weight; stylish design; nice display; comfortable keyboard; high performance; attractive price. Negative: Overheats while using; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/19/2018

 

Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB-81CU0043GE

Specifications

Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB-81CU0043GENotebook: Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB-81CU0043GE
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8250U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop) 4096 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.89kg
Price: 1300 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 76% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

Lenovo Yoga 730 (15″) review – born to make the artists happy
Source: Laptop Media English
Lenovo Yoga 730 (15″) is one of the best multipurpose machinery an artis can get righ now. Especially when it comes to the price point. It has both premium quality and a wide usability. Obviosly there are a lot of 2-in-1’s out there and moreover, a good quality ones. However, we rarely see a convertible to come with the accessories you usually use it with in the box. That’s not the case with the Yoga 730 (15″), though. With the Active Pen coming as a gift with the notebook you can put your Wacom tablet aside and enjoy 4096 levels of pressure and the nobility of looking at your pen while drawing.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/08/2019

Foreign Reviews

76% Leistungsstarkes Riesen-Convertible
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 80% features: 77% display: 77% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 82%
Recenzja Lenovo Yoga 730. Równie mobilna, co wydajna w grach
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Great built quality; elegant design; good ergonomy; nice display; fast fingerprint sensor. Negative: No microSD slot; overheats while using; mediocre speakers; high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/06/2018
Ревю на Lenovo Yoga 730 – елегантен мобилен асистент
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; light weight; high portability; thin frame; bright screen; good performance; decent connectivity. Negative: Limited upgrade capabilities.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/08/2018

 

Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB-81CU003EMH

Specifications

Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB-81CU003EMHNotebook: Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB-81CU003EMH
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 78% - good

Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

79% Lenovo Yoga 730 (15.6-inch) review: A well-built 2-in-1 convertible, but battery life could be better
Source: Zdnet.com English
The Lenovo Yoga 730 is a powerful laptop. Discrete graphics, a touch-screen, a high resolution display and the bundled Active Pen 2, along with 360-degree hinge, make it tempting for creative types. The relatively short battery life is a let-down, but this can be mitigated by taking the FHD rather than UHD screen option. That will also make this a less expensive purchase.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/30/2018
Rating: Total score: 79%

Foreign Reviews

75% Lenovo Yoga 730
Source: PC Guia Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/02/2019
Rating: Total score: 75%
80% Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB 81CU003EMH - Reviews
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Lenovo Yoga 730-15IWL-81JS000EGE

Specifications

Lenovo Yoga 730-15IWL-81JS000EGENotebook: Lenovo Yoga 730-15IWL-81JS000EGE
Processor: Intel Core i5 8265U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Foreign Reviews

Обзор Lenovo Yoga 730 15. Ноутбук-трансформер со стилусом
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: Fast system; good cooling and silent system; metal case; backlit keys; fast fingerprint sensor; nice display; long battery life. Negative: No memory card slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/06/2019

 

Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKBR-81CU003WSP

Specifications

Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKBR-81CU003WSPNotebook: Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKBR-81CU003WSP
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Foreign Reviews

Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKBR (81CU003WSP). Convertible 15,6" con Intel Core i7-8550U y nVidia GTX 1050 (1199 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Big screen; good price; decent hardware; elegant design; smart stylus pen.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/06/2019

 

Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB-81CU0056PB

Specifications

Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB-81CU0056PBNotebook: Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB-81CU0056PB
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Foreign Reviews

Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB − test wydajnego ultrabooka
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; long battery life; fast charging; high performance; comfortable keyboard. Negative: Poor display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/18/2019

 

Lenovo Yoga 730-15IWL-81JS0009MX

Specifications

Lenovo Yoga 730-15IWL-81JS0009MXNotebook: Lenovo Yoga 730-15IWL-81JS0009MX
Processor: Intel Core i5 8265U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

80% Lenovo Yoga 730 [TEST]: Prisbasker med stor 4K-skærm
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/03/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 90%

 

Comment

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.


With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

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.Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Kaby Lake Refresh:

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.8250U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.6 and 3.4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,100 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process. Intel Core i5:

8265U: Whiskey Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Kaby Lake but produced in a further improved 14nm++ process). The four cores are clocked between 1.6 and 3.9 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading.
» 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.

1.9 kg:


82.7%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API-81N6005LSP
Vega 8, Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) 3500U, 14", 1.65 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga G4-20QF0024GE
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8565U, 14", 1.36 kg
Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Ice Lake 1065G7, 14", 1.403 kg
Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API 81N6004UGE
Vega 8, Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) 3500U, 14", 1.65 kg
Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630-81JX0004US
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh 8130U, 15.6", 2.1 kg

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Current Prices
Lenovo Yoga 730-15IWL-81JS0009MX
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Stefan Hinum, 2018-04-13 (Update: 2018-04-13)