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Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more intended for multimedia, and others more for games.The overall quality of a model depends on the use you make of it.To make the choice easier, we have judged this Lenovo Yoga S730 according to what you are going to do with it.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
Yoga S730 adapted to surf the internet?
Even if your use is limited to surfing the Web, writing e-mails and sometimes using an Excel spreadsheet, the minimum computer quality is essential.This laptop will ensure that the tasks you perform will be reliable and trouble-free for years to come.The key is to achieve balance with a cheap but solid laptop.You only have to take it in your hand to see that the material is of quality.
A laptop that meets all the requirements! This is what the Yoga S730 from Lenovo seems to be.
It’s almost the perfect tool for travelling. A screen 13.3 inches that makes this model transportable anywhere. Also note that this model is equipped with a touch screen; always interesting for when you get tired of the slippery mouse pad or when no flat surface is available when you have this Yoga S730 on your lap. The materials here are of such a high standard that they will last for many years. It seems that Lenovo has designed a solid model with latest generation components.
The processor chosen for this model is a Intel Core i5-8265U. Indeed, the power it delivers is interesting, even if it is not the latest generation of component. Moreover, because of this processor, you can be sure that you have a tool that allows you to navigate the Internet correctly. With 8 Gb of RAM, it Yoga S730is a good product. A large quantity, more than you will need for strictly web browsing use.
The 512 Gb make this laptop a mid-range laptop in terms of available space. Almost the same as its competitors and what is currently done on the market, you will have room to store. Considering the offers currently available in terms of public cloud, and your internet usage, it is highly likely that you will never completely fill the disk space of this laptop.
Additional point concerning autonomy: 8 hours of tranquility. You will have a limited time of freedom, needing to have the power kit nearby. Because of this last point, you can either switch to a competitor’s laptop or always have the product plugged in; it’s up to you.
Is Yoga S730 one for watching movies and listening to music ?
You are considering laptops for standard multimedia use (watching movies, storing photos, listening to music)! Lenovo offers the Yoga S730 perfect for that. The model has sufficient basic equipment for this purpose.
It is sometimes complicated to choose among all the laptops, which ones are specifically designed for this type of use; this section is made to identify if this model is made for you.
This small model is equipped with a thumb screen 13.3, in 1920×1080, and a good quality of colours. The colours are faithful, warm enough, and the contrasts allow a high level of detail. The major disadvantage of its small size is that in multimedia mode, watching a movie can be tiring for your eyes. The main advantage linked to this size, on the other hand, is its overall weight: 1.1 kg that it will be easy to take anywhere.
Glossy screens are best suited to the indoor environment. Enhanced contrast, sharpness and color brightness are the main benefits you will get from this Yoga S730. On the other hand, because of this, the screen requires the viewer to take a break every 2 hours or so.
On the sound side, it Yoga S730 has good components: board and integrated speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
This Yoga S730, equipped with a processor Intel Core i5-8265U, corresponds to a price/power ratio in the average, sufficient for a dedicated multimedia use. A mid-range element with the latest components (chipsets) ensuring better compatibility with your peripherals. So your multimedia sessions will be fluid.
Equipped with the Intel UHD Graphics 620 graphic card, and with 8 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 3 ports.It’s better than the competition. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
As for battery life, it Yoga S730 can allow you to have a multimedia use in nomadic mode. You have 8 hours of autonomy in unplugged mode, which is in the average.
The Yoga S730- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
Easy to carry, and usable wherever you go. We therefore analysed this Yoga S730 from the point of view of nomadic use. Under what conditions can you take it with you on trips, at weekends or on public transport? Or finally, is this laptop, as in many homes, just a replacement for a fixed computer?
A priori, for holidays and home-to-work travel, it is one of the best of the moment.
Its light weight allows you to take it wherever you want. It is one of the lightest in its class. It’s difficult to get a large screen and a light weight for a laptop. The 13.3 inches screen is barely enough to surf the internet or write e-mails.
Note that the screen of this Yoga S730 being touch screen, you will be able to do without the mouse. Always convenient, the operating mode is as simple as on your smartphone. The selections are precise in the cursor movement, making navigation seamless.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. Not really necessary.
Equipped with a glossy slab, it provides very good visual comfort. A beautiful screen and quality images. On the other hand, this shiny slab can be a nuisance in brightly lit areas.
This model does not have a matt or anti-reflective tile. It would have allowed a better use of this model outdoors.
By equipping this model with a processorIntel Core i5-8265U, the manufacturer is on a par with most of its competitors; it is in the average range and it allows a contained power consumption.
However, please note that the autonomy indicated by Lenovo must be reduced. Rather count on 70% of this value in standard use; the more you use the processor, the lower the figure will be.
An autonomy of 8 hours allows this model to average what the competitors do.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 512 Gb. This disk technology (solid-state drive), tried and tested for more than 20 years, allows to store data, on the same principle as the usb key. With SSD technology, however, you benefit from a considerable improvement in the time it takes your notebook to start up and get out of standby mode.For those who do not have enough space on the disk, it will be necessary to go through the option of a subscription on the cloud; the price decreases regularly.
Travel will be a mere formality when you decide to take it along. Its 13.3 inches screen is so compact that it’s almost the size of a large tablet.
On the connector side, it Yoga S730 has 3 ports. That makes it one of the best equipped models on the market.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
All in all, this Yoga S730 is an interesting product for travel.
The Yoga S730 to make audio or video editing.
The use of a laptop for audio or video editing requires a high-performance product. With this Yoga S730, you can be sure you have the right machine. Whether in terms of computing speed or memory capacity, Lenovo has designed an interesting product. This laptop will facilitate multitasking, and you will be able to simultaneously run applications such as Photoshop, Magix Video or Vegas pro with an operating Windows 10 system.
In the event of occasional audio-visual use, the processor Intel Core i5-8265U of this laptop is within the market average. Having 8 Gb de ram, it is good and powerful enough. This model comes with a pre-installed software suite by default. And in case you want to go further, you will be able to do so provided you add a bit of memory.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. Here with 512 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
As far as autonomy is concerned, it’s not extraordinary. For 8 hours of autonomy, you have a little time to work on your edits. That’s pretty much what the other laptops do.
Too bad this model does not benefit from Usb 3.0 technology. This means that you’ll have to be patient when you decide to transfer your audio-visual mounts to an external key or disk.
With the Yoga S730, you’re moving towards a very good product. And much more if you finally decide to use it only for word processing or web browsing, instead of audio video editing. And for the right price/quality ratio.
With this Yoga S730 product, Lenovooffer us a good start for an advanced use of audio and video editing.
The Yoga S730 for online or local games.
If the question you are asking yourself is « Can I play games with this laptop? » then the answer is yes, even though most computers today can meet this need. For a long time, laptops were not powerful enough to be used to play games. Thanks to this Yoga S730, Lenovo has designed a laptop powerful enough to meet this need.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 1920×1080, nothing better at the moment
Lenovo has also chosen a processor Intel Core i5-8265U which has the merit of doing many calculations in parallel, and for the graphic part, the Intel UHD Graphics 620, for a good result. Thanks to the technical elements installed on this laptop, the card Intel UHD Graphics 620 and the processor Intel Core i5-8265U are raised to a very good level.
During the tests we ran on this laptop, the components used by the brand’s engineers proved that they could hold the load.
Lenovo like most manufacturers, knows that intensive and extensive use of the computer in game mode requires performance. A good compromise that justifies the choice of this model.
With its 512 Gb of space, this Yoga S730 is on a level playing field with its competitors. Not necessary for everyone who plays online, but convenient for those who prefer to play locally.
For Wi-Fi technology, Lenovo decided to make the use of the 5GHz wireless band possible. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
Because you will have to carry it sometimes, you will appreciate its weight, 1.1 Kg, among the lightest of the moment.
For the autonomy, it is in the average of the other laptops, that is to say about 8 hours.
In conclusion, we have been seduced by the balance between performance and components. In addition, it is good value for money compared to competitors. Perfect for a sustained gaming session!
The Yoga S730 for office automation.
Which operating system to choose? In fact, there are no bad choices any more today. For those of you who are users of specific operating systems, your choice will probably not head towards this model. ThisYoga S730 is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
Customary of this OS, Lenovo has chosen as usual. In this case, it is Windows 10.
Among the choices available to you, it will be interesting to take into account the weight in order to facilitate its transport. A weight of 1.1 Kg, which makes this computer one of the best in the lightest category.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. As soon as you’ll have to do calculations on a spreadsheet, it will be less simple.
This Yoga S730 has no matt slab. The Matte screen is ideal for use outdoors or near bright light. The disadvantage of this is that the same light may tire you out over time. As far as the colour palette is concerned, it is well balanced even if they are less faithful than the colours your TV set gives you.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
Storage in this model is in the middle of what is available elsewhere. Equipped with a hard drive of 512 Gb, it will give you the possibility to store all your documents locally.
In short, it Yoga S730 is perfectly suited for word processing and spreadsheet use. Well thought out in terms of ergonomics.
Yoga S730 the right choice for the right use
The key to choosing a new laptop is to clearly define your needs; it’s good in almost any conditions of use. And it’s all at an affordable price – Yoga S730 from Lenovo.
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– listening to music and watching videos
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– surfing on the internet
– travel use
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks