Lenovo Yoga 730 2-in-1 15.6″ Touchscreen Laptop with i5-8250U, 16GB DDR4, and 512GB SSD Review
Lenovo Yoga 730 2-in-1 15.6″ Touchscreen Laptop
The latest May 2019 model iron gray Lenovo Yoga 730 is a 2-in-1 convertible premium laptop with a 15.6-inch Full HD touch display, a backlit keyboard, the powerful Intel i5-8250U processor, and generous amounts of memory and Solid State Drive storage.
You can switch from laptop to tablet and back easily and smoothly with the new Yoga 730. The quad core Intel i5-8250U (6MB cache) is an ultra low voltage, high end CPU with a Passmark benchmark score of 7679. It has the speeds between 1.6 and 3.4GHz speeds with turbo boost and you can expect better performance over the 7th generation dual core Intel i5-7200U processor. It is able to perform a variety of tasks smoothly, offers fast computing without sacrificing on laptop life and portability, especially when you’re out and about all the time.
16GB DDR4 RAM offers plenty of multitasking power when you have multiple browsers, apps and programs open at the same time. 512GB M.2 SSD is both good size for reliable storage and lets your files open and your laptop start and shut down much quicker. Windows 10 Home 64-bit operating system is a big improvement over the previous Windows 8 and 8.1 and is liked by many users around the world. With a video card benchmark of 1054, the built-in Intel UHD Graphics 620 is somewhere between the dedicated NVIDIA 910M and 920M and offers mid-range performance overall. It is suitable for compact laptops and ultrabooks and lets you play the casual games like Rocket League and Team Fortress 2.
Connectivity options include a USB 3.1 Type-C port, two USB 3.0 ports Type-A, a Thunderbolt 3, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.1, and a Headphone and microphone Combo Jack. There is a good quality high definition webcam for your casual or formal chats on Skype and for taking still snapshots. And the stronger stereo speakers offer more than adequate sound quality for a portable laptop. The energy-efficient LED-backlit 15.6-inch FHD touchscreen has the 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and IPS feature for great viewing angles up to 178 degrees vertically and horizontally.
It has a flip and fold design and rotates 360 degrees for use in different modes between regular laptop and tablet. There is a fingerprint reader as a security feature and only you can log on the machine. This new release convertible Lenovo Yoga 730 is sleek, slim, portable and classy, weighs 4.17 pounds and measures 0.7H x 14.2W x 9.8D inches, is only 0.7” thin. It comes with a 3-cell Lithium-ion battery that can last up to 11.5 hours in theory and you can still expect 8-9 hours in practice on average use and this will change over time. Normal productivity tasks will be handled well on the Yoga 730 as well as some not so graphics intensive games. And pretty much anything other than these advanced games and complex video and photo editing will be fine on it. You need to be aware that the price is not high and ultrabooks with similar configurations on the market generally cost more.