An ideal 2-in-1 convertible should have both the performance of a laptop and the portability of a tablet, without sacrificing battery life or adding weight. The 11-inch Lenovo Yoga 710 achieves these feats, with style. This hybrid’s terrific mix of endurance and speed make it the perfect option for those who need a lightweight 2-in-1 that never compromises on performance. In the following sections, we present you a detailed Lenovo Yoga 710 (11-inch) review.
Lenovo Yoga 710 – Aluminum and Magnesium Chassis:
The Yoga 710’s chassis made of aluminum and magnesium has an iridescent finish. A pair of metal hinges allows the screen to rotate almost 360 degrees resulting in the laptop, stand, tent and tablet modes. This laptop is available in two colors: Ebony Black and Platinum Silver. Measuring 0.6-inches thick and 2.20 pounds, this convertible is lighter than its competitors such as the Asus Transformer Flip Boob TP200SA, Acer Switch Alpha 12 and the Dell Inspiron 11. Lenovo has aptly placed the headphone jack and power cable on the machine’s left side, while the mini HDMI and the USB 3.0 ports are given on the right, close to the power button.
The 6th Generation Intel Core m3-6Y30 and 4GB of RAM are enough for a good level of multitasking. You can keep up to 12 tabs open and notice no lag at all. On Geekbench 3’s synthetic performance test, the Yoga 710 earns a score of 4,707. The 256GB SSD transfers data at a breathtaking speed of 159 MB per second, which is really awesome. The Intel HD 515 graphics chip isn’t capable of running demanding games, but it can run simple games like Cany Crush Soda Saga.
This hybrid sports a 1080p display panel that displays wonderful colors with no saturation at all. On a Delta-E test, however, the display scored a meager 3.54 (0 is the ideal score). But the Yoga emits 309 nits of brightness, outshining its peers. Thanks to a healthy brightness level, the Yoga 710’s panel provides decent viewing angles, with no reflection up to 45 degrees to the right or left.
Although the Lenovo Yoga 710 is small in size, its speakers can fill a conference room. The vocals sound clear, bass feels strong and the synthesizer notes are accurate. The laptop’s Dolby Audio application provides Movie, Dynamic, Game, Music and Voice presets, in addition to manual EQ adjustments.
Lenovo Yoga 710 – Keyboard, Touch Screen, and TouchPad:
The Yoga 710’s keyboard is ideal for people with smaller hands or slow typing. The keys feel somewhat cramped, but you will get used to them with some practice. So, they are pretty tactile, responsive and need 60 grams of force to actuate. The 3.8 x 2.1-inch buttonless touchpad tracks your input quite accurately. The super-responsive touch screen recognizes every swipe-based gesture without any trace of a lag.
Lenovo Yoga 710 – Battery Life and Conclusion:
This convertible Lenovo Yoga 710 lasted for about 9 hours and 14 hours in a battery test with continuous web surfing using Wi-Fi. In the ultraportable category, it is second only to the Transformer Book which lasted for a little over 10 hours.
This is an excellent convertible with no cons whatsoever. Although the Yoga 710’s base model (with a Pentium processor) costs just $549, we suggest you to get the premium variant with the Core M3 processor.