A convertible machine is becoming more and more popular everyday as people now start to look over portability on top of everything. Say goodbye to the bulky and heavy device because that thing is not necessary anymore. The trend of portable machine is probably going to be our future now and this is why there are so many companies started to do the same thing that Microsoft did in many years. Yeah, Microsoft is the one that popularize this type of machine back in the day with their Surface series.
The Yoga 720 is the Lenovo’s answer for their consumers that demand for portable system. The Yoga is a 2 in 1 system that featuring premium hardware and sleek design on reasonable price. It’s available for under 1500 dollars and promising Intel I7 processor, 16GB RAM, and 512GB SSD. There is no way for us to find similar case at the same price on its competitors.
For that case, we are going to take look into it and find out if the things are really worth to consider. To make it easier for you to understand, let’s we jump into the article.
Design and Build Quality
The design is so interesting to see here because the company finally decided to put of aluminum rectangle that looks sleek and small. It is so small and I even though the system is smaller than 13 inch one. There is not much detail to find here except for the company logo that placed on its silver lid. The logo blends nicely into the design and feels solid. Move to the base, you soon find a display that surrounded by thin black bezel all over around. Here, the island type keyboard is featured alongside with fingerprint reader that placed near of its touchpad.
The entire package is quite bit light for everything that it has. The 2.8 pounds of weight and dimension at 12.2 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches are impressive especially when considering its well complete port connectivity. On the right side there are USB 3.0 port and power button while on the left side we find of Thunderbolt 3 port, headphone jack, and another type C port that usable for charging the system and transferring the data. I really have nothing bad to say from my first impression here. The build quality at the same time feels great as the construction well made.back to menu ↑
Display And Keyboard
The 13 inch screen is featured here and it’s fully supported by touch panel. The panel is surprising me because it produces 141 percent of SRGB color. The images are sharp and everything looks crisp to no matter content I see here. I also love its black level that pretty enjoyable when watching or streaming some movies. The only thing that worth to say is the brightness, the display is dim for some reasons. The maximum brightness here is only around 104 nits and far from similar machines like Surface or totally Macbook Pro. The brightness is just good, but not great.
At the bottom of its 13 inch panel, you soon find an island type keyboard that gives you mixed experience. I am actually not a fan of this keyboard because its just flat and force me to give some power in order to press buttons correctly. With 1.3 mm key travel it requires you to force of 68 grams of power in order to type accurately. As the result I need to get used with it for a while. I was able to type for more than 95 words per minute, but with 4 percent of error rate. Well, the result is not far with my standard, but the error rate is so high here.
|2018 Lenovo Yoga 720||Main Specs|
|CPU||Intel Core I7- 8550U 8th Gen 1.8 GHZ|
|Graphics||Intel HD Integrated Card|
|OS||Windows 10 Home|
|Memory||16GB DDR4 Memory|
Thanks to the configuration of Intel I7 8550U and 16GB RAM, the performance feels smooth like a butter here. Doing multitasking is up to you and user can just throw anything they want here and the machine would take it with no problem. For further test, I tried to open for more than 25 tabs and there is no stuttering or lag although I streamed 1080p video at one of its tabs. It’s dependable for every day activity especially when considering the booting process that done really fast. It takes just few seconds until the lockscreen is popup.
The performance itself is great, but what about its battery life? Well, the battery life is totally fine here and should give you a full day usage in single charge. For most all of time, it offers me 8 hours and 25 minutes of usage while browsing through the internet for nonstop and it’s connected to the WIFI. The result is impressive and its possible thanks to the dim display and low power consumption processor. Having a dimmer screen is not such a bad idea here after seeing the battery.back to menu ↑
The Yoga 720 could be a great alternative for Surface Pro as it offers us more performance and better design in cheaper way. I have this device for couple months and nothing stopping me for using it now. The price is not always the measurement for good product and Lenovo proofs it here. Just make sure to take look into it further and find out if the device is worth or not for you. At last, thank you for reading the article and see you again.