Until recently, no truly premium 2-in-1 was available for under $1000. However, everything changed with the Lenovo Yoga 710 notebook. With a powerful processor, beautiful display, and responsive keyboard, this is undoubtedly one of the finest budget-friendly laptops that can be used in multiple modes. In this Lenovo Yoga 710 15-Inch review, we discuss each aspect of this notebook in detail.
Lenovo Yoga 710 15-Inch – Design and Display:
The Yoga 710 features a minimalistic design with an all-black chassis made of aluminum, for lightness. The “Yoga” logo and the Lenovo seal on the lid seamlessly blend in with the design. Measuring 14.1 x 9.6 x 0.7 inches and weighing 4.2 pounds, the Yoga 710 feels fairly lightweight to carry around. With the help of the 360-degree hinges, you may use the notebook in four different modes: Laptop, Stand, Tent, and Tablet.
The full-HD 15.6 screen is this machine’s chief attraction. In addition to creating crisp, bright pictures, it depicts the colors pretty accurately. In the Delta-E color accuracy test, the display scored 0.3 (zero is best) which is very good for a budget-friendly notebook. The screen’s average brightness is 317 nits, which is way above the category average of 269 nits.
Lenovo Yoga 710 15-Inch – Specifications:
Under its chassis, the Lenovo Yoga 710 15-Inch has an Intel Core i7-6500U CPU, clocked at 2.5GHz. The processor, coupled with 8GB of RAM, delivers enough of processing speed needed for multitasking. You may keep 30 Chrome tabs open with one of them streaming a 1080p video and still see no lag at all. The Nvidia GeForce 940MX graphics card allows you to play even the most graphic-intense games. Thanks to its high specs, this laptop scores 6,566 on Geekbench 3. The 256GB of SSD present onboard transfers data pretty fast, at a rate of 139.1 MBps.
The HD (720p) webcam takes grainy photos, but its resolution is enough for video conferencing.
Lenovo Yoga 710 15-Inch – Keyboard and Touchpad:
Typing on the Lenovo Yoga 710 keyboard feels excellent. The responsive keys have 1.46 mm of vertical travel and need 61 grams of force to actuate. Touch typists can reach a speed of 110 words per minute without breaking a sweat. The touchpad measuring 4.1 x 2.7-inch responds well to all Windows 10’s gestures.
Just like all premium Lenovo laptops, the 710 features nice speakers whose sound is loud enough to fill a room, but the vocals feel a bit low. However, the notes produced by drums, guitars and violins are crystal clear.
Upon continuous usage, the Lenovo Yoga 710 15-Inch battery lasted for 7 hours and 6 mins, a whole 30 minutes higher than the category average of 15.6-inch laptops. The notebook remains surprisingly cool in all four modes, and even while playing 3D games, the machine doesn’t heat up much.
Lenovo Yoga 710 15-Inch – Price and Conclusion:
The Lenovo Yoga 710 15-Inch has two variants. The premium one costing $900 comes with an Intel Core-i7 CPU while the base model priced at $750 has an Intel Core-i5 chip. Another version of the Core-i7 variant with a 512GB SSD is priced at $1000. All these models are equipped with a 1080p touch screen.
The Yoga series is known for providing premium features at an affordable price. The Yoga 710, Lenovo’s latest offering in the series, provides superior value and usability for under $1000. If you are fine with a minimalistic design, every other aspect of this 2-in-1 hybrid is perfect.