Lenovo’s Yoga series is taken into account to be the most powerful notebook series with regards to 2-in-1 convertible laptops. The company has sold more convertible laptops than any other company. And till just lately, Lenovo has added yet another laptop to its Yoga series, the Lenovo Yoga 710. Similar to its siblings, the Lenovo Yoga 710 offers you a premium experience in both performance and looks wise, but this time, it comes with a much more affordable price. To let you know more about this incredible machine, here is our review in each possible aspect you’d prefer to know about the Lenovo Yoga 710.
Lenovo Yoga 710 -Specifications
Processor Intel Core i5-6200U
RAM 8 GB
Storage 256 GB SSD
Display 14-inch Full-HD (1920 x 1080 pixels resolution)
Operating System Windows 10 Pro
Graphics Nvidia 940MX GPU/ 2 GB VRAM
Dimensions 12.7 x 8.8 x 0.6 inches/ 3.4 pounds
The Lenovo Yoga 710 seems to be a lot more costly than it is, because of its premium and refined design that comes in silver, aluminum chassis. The lid is relatively plain that has a Lenovo logo and a shiny Yoga emblem. Open the lid; you will find the island-style keyboard, a large trackpad and a 14-inch Full-HD touch screen surrounded by a very thin bezel.
And similar to the other bend-back 2-in-1s, the Yoga 710 has a 360-degree hinge that allows it to change between four modes. Thus, you can use the 710 as a regular laptop. Folding the hinge all the way back makes it a tablet. You can use it as a display (by putting the keyboard face down and vertically lifting the monitor) or as a tent mode (an upside-down “V”).
Coming to the ports, the left side of the Lenovo Yoga 710 is home to the power jack, SD card slot, and headphone jack, whereas the right side has two USB 3.0 ports and a micro HDMI port. The Yoga 710 weighs just 3.4 pounds and measures 12.7 x 8.8 x 0.6 inches, that makes it skinny and compact laptop similar to other 13-inch convertibles.
Keyboard and Touch-Pad
The Lenovo Yoga 710 features a well-spaced but a bit shallow keyboard with 1.37 mm key journey that requires 57 grams of actuation weight. Typing on this keyboard is good because the keys are clicky and responsive. Sadly, this laptop doesn’t have the Carry on Lock keys discovered on Lenovo’s ThinkPad 2-in-1s. These keys fall flush with the chassis when folded into tablet mode, which feels smoother and retains you from urgent them once they’re not wanted.
The touchpad on the laptop is a silky-smooth surface and measures a large 4.1 x 2.75 inches. Although this one-piece touchpad lacks different mouse buttons, the Lenovo Yoga 710 by no means confused left and proper clicks. Gestures such as pinch to zoom and two-finger scrolling had been swift and fast responsive each time.
The Lenovo Yoga 710 comes with a 14-inch Full-HD (1080p) display which is amazingly sharp and offers you bright colors while watching any video or viewing pictures. The laptop’s display has an average 288 nits of brightness. Neither the Lenovo Yoga 460 (241 nits) or the Dell Inspiron 13 (244 nits) was as vivid; however, the Spectre was significantly luminous at 308 nits.
The Yoga 710’s display can reproduce 96 % of the sRGB color gamut. Only the Spectre was more vivid (111 %), while the Yoga 460 (65 %) and Inspiron 13 (63 %) had been worst amongst all. Yoga 710 registered a Delta-E color accuracy rating of 1.1 (zero is finest).
Graphics and Audio
The Lenovo Yoga 710 comes with a Nvidia 940MX GPU that include 2 GB of VRAM. However, that doesn’t make this laptop appropriate for heavy gaming like Witcher 3 or Metro: The Last Night. Yoga 710 scored 80,223 on the 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited graphics benchmark.
The speakers on the Yoga 710 produced loud and clear sound. The max volume of the laptop is sufficient to fill a room with its crisp and clear sound. The sound quality improves when we keep the device in tablet mode, stand mode and laptop mode, however, struggles when the laptop is placed in tent mode.
Hardware and Performance
The Lenovo Yoga 710 is powered by an Intel Core i5-6200U CPU, Nvidia GeForce 940MX GPU with 2 GB VRAM, 8 GB RAM and a 256 GB SSD. This makes the Yoga 710 to deal with multi-tasking with ease. The laptop works without any lag even with the multiple tabs open in the Chrome and buffering a 1080p video on Youtube side by side. Switching between the tabs is done without any delay.
On GeekBench 3 performance test, the Lenovo Yoga 710 scored 5,965. Spectre (Core i7-6500U) and Dell Inspiron 13 7000 (Core i5-6200U) fared better, with scores of 6,829 and 6,458, respectively. The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460 (Core i5-6200U) was worse at 5,848.
Speaking about SSD, the Yoga 710 took 39 seconds to copy 4.97 GB of mixed-media files, a switch fee of 130.5 megabytes per second. This was one other case the place the Lenovo Yoga 460 carried out worse (111.7 MBps), and the HP Spectre (173.4 MBps) and Dell Inspiron 13 (154.2 MBps) had stronger results.
The Yoga 710 stayed relatively cool throughout the heat check. As per the heat test, after streaming 15 minutes of HD video from YouTube, the underside of the 2-in-1 reached 93 degrees Fahrenheit, the middle of the keyboard hit 91.5 degrees, while the touchpad was at comfortable 83.5 degrees.
The Lenovo Yoga 710 notched 8:55 hours of battery backup as per the battery test. The test consists of browsing the internet consistently over Wi-Fi. So, you can simply flip the Yoga 710 around all day without worrying that it’ll run out of energy. Additionally, this time beats the Spectre x360 (8:26), Yoga 460 (8:20) and the Inspiron 13 (7:06).
The Lenovo Yoga 710 with an Intel Core i5-6200U CPU, Nvidia GeForce 940MX GPU with 2 GB of VRAM, 8 GB RAM and a 256 GB SSD will value you around $800. There’s also a variant that comes with an Intel Core i7-6500U CPU and is priced $900.
Undoubtedly, the Lenovo Yoga series is one of the best series if you’re looking to buy a 2-in-1 convertible laptop. The Lenovo Yoga 710 also delivers one of the best it could as per the price tag it has been categorized in. The laptop is powered by sixth Gen Core i5/i7 processor which is supported by Nvidia GeForce 940MX GPU with 2 GB of VRAM, 8 GB RAM and quick 256 GB SSD. Apart from being very efficient, the laptop is also a battery efficient machine that may deliver you up to 9 hours of backup on a single charge. Other than the struggling Webcam and lack of Type C-USB port, the Yoga 710 can indeed be considered as the priority regarding a reasonably priced 2-in-1 laptop.
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