Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB Review

Those looking for laptops for office and gaming use the main configuration and basic features. But when it comes to general use, it is possible to be more flexible. In this category are very exciting models, because they combine many features. Lenovo's Yoga 730 is one of them.

The Yoga 730, which is flexible for every model in the yoga family, is suitable for mobile use with its foldable design, while it features touch screen, powerful next-generation processor and pen use. Now let's start talking about all these details and more.

How is the design of the Yoga 730?

There are different models of Yoga 730. In addition to the 13-inch screen size model, we also have the 15-inch screen version. The exact model of the Yoga 730 we use is the Yoga 730-15IKB.

Available in two different colors, Platinum and Iron Gray, this model stands very durable with its metal case and has a flexible design concept with its foldable screen. Yes, you can fold the screen of the Yoga 730 completely backwards, so that you can use this laptop as a tablet.

Apart from the contribution of the design to the usage, it should be said that it is quite simple and pleasing to the eye. When we look at the inside of the laptop, which only has the YOGA logo on the corner, we find the same simplicity. The area around the keyboard is completely blank, with a touchpad and a tiny fingerprint reader; that is all.The JBL-powered speakers remain under the laptop. The connections are distributed on both sides, and the fans are located on the back of the laptop.

If we look at the connections, the device has two USB 3.1 ports, one USB-C Thunderbolt port and a full-size HDMI and headphone jack. That is all. At least a card reader should be installed here. The Ethernet port is also not included. The Ethernet port could also be inserted into the box as a USB adapter, but unfortunately it does not exist. Wireless connections include Bluetooth 4.2 and 802.11ac Wi-Fi support.

Display and operation

The screen of the Yoga 730 looks pretty good. We have a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, but a separate 4K monitor. The display with the IPS panel is bright. The glossy material makes the screen look vivid and, of course, is subject to some reflections under light.The screen of the Yoga 730 is touch sensitive. So you can control the laptop by touching it. You can also use this screen at the drawing point. If you choose, you can use the Lenovo Active Pen 2 pen.

Another point we will talk about the use of the laptop, the bottom of the screen of course. The keyboard is very simple to use, it provides a very comfortable use. The proximity of the keys to the surface is kept ideal, as is the size of the keys. Also, as we have seen very often lately, the power button is not located in the corner of the keyboard, but on the right side of the laptop. This is an advantageous layout, since the power key is located in the keyboard layout, which usually causes you to accidentally shut down the PC. In the meantime, the keyboard has a backlight.

While the laptop offers a comfortable use with its touchpad, let us know that the fingerprint reader works fast.There is also a HD resolution camera on the screen; however, I think it would be better if the camera offers at least Full HD resolution.

Before going into the technical details and performance of the laptop, let's say that the JBL-powered speakers are average. This model does not provide very high sound performance, but is sufficient for typical laptop use.

Lenovo Yoga 730 specifications and performance

When we look at the technical staff of the Lenovo Yoga 730, we see that Intel is a relatively new generation family in the processor seat. The Yoga 730 is powered by an Intel Core i7-8550U and runs on a physical core of 1.8 GHz. When the processor gets under load, it can increase the frequency up to 4 GHz, while using dual channel RAM on the laptop, the performance has been improved. The Yoga 730 features 16GB of DDR4 RAM with a frequency of 2400 MHz and a Samsung SSD.

The 512 GB Samsung 2280 M.2 SSD is equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card. With the 4 GB GTX 1050, users can play games. Of course, if you play the popular games of the last period at high graphics settings, you won't get much efficiency, but you can make them playable with a little optimization. On the other hand, in the derivative games like PUBG, let's say that the Yoga 730 does a good job.

All in all, it is clear that the Yoga 730 is an important model in terms of performance, feature, use and design. Ha, the fan can show itself a little under load, but it is still acceptable compared to similar models. In the meantime, speaking of the under load situation, this device is not a model developed for the arrangement of intensive video assemblies, let's mention it.

When it comes to heat, let's say that the laptop, which moves around 40 degrees with its middle areas under load, fits the average results of this category with this ratio. So, how is the laptop's battery performance?

According to Lenovo, the Yoga 730 has a battery life of up to 11 hours. We've seen that the laptop can afford it the entire time we use it. If you run the system at idle, you go over 11 hours. When you run light applications, it is possible to achieve a result of 9 to 10 hours. Of course the scenario under load is different, you can consume within a few hours, where the job is completely dependent on how you use it. But in general, we find the laptop average on battery performance.



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