Sometimes we feel tablet like ipad is not enough for our works and study, while sometimes we feel that bring a heavy laptop with us is inconvenient.
Lenovo’s expertise in making 2-in-1 laptops, which let you use it as a laptop or a thick tablet, you can now get a relatively inexpensive machine. The Lenovo Yoga 720 might not be the slickest 2-in-1 Lenovo’s made, but it does provide a high cost-effective rate for consumers.
It’s not quite as as fast and the battery life isn’t as good as comparably spec’d laptops, but it’s also much cheaper. The Yoga 720 is incredibly thin and light for a laptop this cheap, and the build quality is far better than you’d expect for the price range. The keyboard could be improved. It charges via USB-C, which is just really, really nice.
The aluminum rectangle that makes up the Yoga 720 is really small. Sleek design, and thin base make Yoga 720’s outlook outstanding.
Under the lid, the display is surrounded by a black bezel, and there's an island-style backlit keyboard and a fingerprint reader on the aluminum deck. We've seen more and more fingerprint readers on 2-in-1s move over to the side for use in tablet mode, but that's not the case with this one.
Yoga 720 weights just 2.8 pounds and has size of 12.2 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches. Comparing to several competitors, Yoga 720 has provided a good size-to-weight ratio, which means that you could enjoy larger display while suffer less from the laptop weight.
The left side of the laptop boasts a USB Type-C port for both data and charging, a Thunderbolt 3 and the headphone jack. It's slim pickings on the right side -- just a single USB 3.0 port and the power button.
The Yoga 720's 13-inch, 1080p touch screen is pretty good compared to its competitors. It is brighter and vivid, while the high resolution provides an extremely clear display.
The circus performers' varied costume colors, including purple, blue and crimson, were all deep and rich, especially against the shadows outside of the spotlights. Lenovo's panel reproduced an amazing 141 percent of the sRGB color gamut, surpassing the ultraportable average (104 nits), which has proved the display quality of Yoga 720. While it may not be as good as other laptops without tablet design integrated, Lenovo has done their best to provide a high-quality display screen on a 2-in-1 laptop- Especially for consumers who want to obtain an upgrade of tablet.
With 8GB of memory and a 256GB SSD for storage, Yoga 720 has provided capable storage space for daily working and studying, and for playing some computer games, too. Still, prospective buyers who store everything in the cloud can likely make do with the entry-level model, which comes with 4GB of memory and a 128GB SSD. Wireless connectivity options include 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1, and the Yoga 720 comes with a standard one-year warranty. Considering the thin base and touch screen design, 8GB memory is a pretty nice storage level for Yoga 720.
For consumers who pursue larger storage space, other laptops without touch-screen or tablet design may become a better choice.
The keyboard is very comfortable to use. As usual, the keys have the characteristic Lenovo 'belly' that makes them a little bit easier to hit and lends the company's keyboards a distinctive look.
The 4.1 x 2.7-inch touchpad is luxuriously spacious, and, more important, accurate. Both of the mouse buttons response accurately. As many other Lenovo laptops, Yoga 720 holds a fingerprint scanner.
The backlight has two intensity levels, controlled using a combination of Fn key and spacebar.
The battery in the Yoga 720 will give you a full day of work with time to spare. Especially as a 2-in-1 laptop, with large screen and high-quality performance, the long battery life provided has made Yoga 720 a better choice for those people who travel a lot.
Overall, Yoga 720, which has a good keyboard, display, and long battery life, is a good choice for 2-in-1 laptop. The top-end Core i7 model with 16GB of RAM and a higher-resolution screen is more expensive and will deliver shorter battery life, while the entry-level Core i5 model may not have the performance that many business users require. Lenovo sent us the mid-range model with a Core i7 and 8GB of RAM, which probably offers the optimal combination of price and performance.