With a lot of convertibles out in the market surprisingly enough there aren’t many that come with a strong graphics unit. And that’s where Lenovo Yoga 720 80X7005CGE comes into the play, a potentially potent 2-in-1 with a dedicated GPU from the NVIDIA. Let’s check it out then whether it was able to live up to its name.
- CPU – Intel Core i7 Quad-Core (7th Gen), 2.8 GHz
- GPU – 4 GB DDR5, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
- Memory – 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4, extendable upto 16 GB
- Screen – 15.6-inch Full HD IPS (1,920 x 1,080) with 10-point touchscreen
- Storage – 512 GB SSD
- OS – Windows 10 Home edition
- Performance – It comes with an Intel Core i7 processor, 8 GB of RAM which seems somewhat low to me and 512 GB SSD. The spacious NVMe SSD is razor sharp with the sequential read and write speed at 2000 and 1200 MBps respectively.
- GPU – The integrated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card is something that you don’t really see every day in a convertible. It is powerful enough to quench your occasional gaming thirst. It can easily run some of the light games in the Ultra settings. But for the slightly demanding AAA titles, it staggers and could only make them run satisfactorily in Low or Medium preset.
- Battery – The included 75 Wh battery is big enough for keeping it alive even after a day’s workload. While doing your everyday web surfing stuff it could keep the machine running for even more than 8 hours. That’s more than the 7-hour category average of multimedia notebooks.
- Display – While the display is not the best in its kind it certainly is good enough for everyday usage. While the colour coverage (90% sRGB coverage) and the contrast ratio (1200:1) can be found on the higher side the brightness is only average at most at 285 nits. The panel is not really the best for outdoor usage as the glossy surface and the low brightness would only make it inconvenient.
- Price – It’s pretty pricey at €1500 (£1330) for a 15-inch convertible. You can get a Dell XPS or HP Elitebook at that which showed overall better performance in almost all the tests.
- Portability – While Yoga is sufficiently lightweight for a 15-inch notebook it feels somewhat weighty for a convertible at 4.4 lbs (2 kg). Convertible like Samsung Notebook 9 Pro is lighter than Yoga.
- Ports – Yoga 720 comes with only the most essential ports including one USB-C port with Thunderbolt and 2 USB-A ports. In short, there is no Display port or Ethernet port.
It’s a great 2-in-1; there’s no doubt about that. But again, it’s pretty costly at £1300. Lenovo Yoga 720 80X7005CGE is a great option for any student or office guy with a strong performance, great display and an all day long battery. Recommended.