Lenovo Yoga 700 Review, Design and Keyboard

The Lenovo Yoga 700 is a capable midrange 2-in-1 laptop offering snappy performance in a lightweight 14-inch design. The Yoga 700 provides Yoga 900 experience at a much lower cost without compromising much on performance. The laptop features the latest sixth generation CPUs, a sturdy 360-degree rotation hinge, and a simple design. Yoga 700 is available in options that include a Nvidia graphics chip, and its storage drive is easy to upgrade 2.5-inch SATA model. These qualities make it an intriguing option for people looking for a slightly more versatile convertible at an affordable price.

Lenovo Yoga 700 front

Lenovo Yoga 700 – Specification and Display:

An Intel Core i7-6200U processor that includes the very latest 14nm Skylake technology and Intel 520 HD graphics powers yoga 700. It is possible to spec up Yoga 700 with a Nvidia Ge Force GT 940M.

The Lenovo Yoga 700 features an 8GB system memory for advanced multitasking and a 25 solid-state drive. The speed of the SSD is 145 MBps, which is better than Spectre x 360 that has about the same rate (141.4 MBps). It also has a full HD (1920 * 1080) touch screen that is relatively bright. When measured with a light meter, Yoga 700 display produced 197 nits of brightness, which is the same as Acer R14 at 199 and slightly more than Satellite Radius 14 at 182.

Unlike its counterpart, Yoga 900 lacks a dedicated white pixel and is instead a standard RGB matrix. Its Intel HD Graphics 520 is sufficient to play the casual or 2d game though struggles to put out high frame rate on more intense titles.

The new model color range is 64.1% of the sRGB spectrum. One area that the laptop excels is color accuracy. It has a Delta-E color accuracy rating of 0.3 (closer to zero is best), which is better than Acer Aspire R14 that is at 0.7 and even Hp Spectre * 360 that is at 1.3.

Lenovo Yoga 700 side

Lenovo Yoga 700 – Design and Keyboard:

Almost every inch of Yoga 700 chassis is made up of matte black plastic. The only element breaking up the black charcoal case is the silver Lenovo badge on the outside. The plastic provides a slightly textured finish on the outside that should prove hard wearing. The laptop also features two big metal hinges and a thin strip of chrome around the touchpad.

The new Lenovo Yoga 700 measures 334.9 * 229 * 18.3 mm. It is relatively thin and light, though larger than the likes of a 13-inch MacBook Air and Dell XPS 13.

The keyboard and the touchpad have not changed much from Yoga 900. The keyboard tends to flex towards the center and has a backlit with just one level of brightness. The 10.5 * 7 cm touchpad is slightly bigger than that of Yoga 900. It responds quickly to two-finger scrolling, clicking, and pinch-to-zoom. The tiny chrome strip around the touchpad gives it a fashionable look.

Interesting Feature:

The Lenovo Yoga 700 has 360 rotating hinges that give it four modes to choose from. These include Laptop, Tablet, Tent, and Stand. The diverse options provide a mode that makes computing more productive and comfortable.

Lenovo Yoga 700 flip

Lenovo Yoga 700 – Price and Release Date:

The Lenovo Yoga 700 fitted with an Intel Core i7 CPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and a Nvidia GeForce GT 940M graphic card retails at $1,099. Less expensive models start at $ 549 for an Intel Core m3 CPU, 4GB of RAM and a 128 GB SSD. The laptop was introduced earlier in the year and is available on the market.