The Lenovo YOGA series, known for its flip-over two-in-one, recently launched its new YOGA S730. Although it continues the YOGA naming, the S730 does not have the same 360° flip design as its predecessors. Only 11.9mm body thickness and 1.1kg body weight still make it a force to be reckoned with in this market. Let's take a look at the strength of this undeformable YOGA.

Appearance:Allmetal body,11.9mm extremely lightweight

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Lenovo YOGA S730 uses an all-metal fuselage design, the fuselage A, C, D three face are made of metal material, and the perception and feel are excellent. The S730 is available in both silver and dark grey colors, and what we got today is a dark gray version. The design of the fuselage A is very simple, the YOGA logo is inlaid in the upper left corner of the top cover, and there are no redundant design elements.

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The front of the fuselage of the S730 features a classic wedge design that makes the 11.9mm body look slimmer and more visually appealing.

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The bottom of the YOGA S730's fuselage is also made of metal, which is conducive to therapid transfer of heat. At the same time, Lenovo also reserved a large fan inlet, the density of the air inlet is very high so that the cold air is easier to enter and also has Better dust protection.

Screen: 100% sRGB color gamut with oversized opening and closing angle

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On the screen side, the YOGA S730 is equipped with a 13.3-inch FHD resolution IPS screen. The three-sided narrow bezel design with a 4.62mm narrowest frame at the narrowest frame brings 81% of the screen ratio, while the screen surface is covered with 9H hardness AGC glass. Effectively improve the screen hardness and look and feel.

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 In addition, Lenovo said that this screen can save 26% compared to previous panels.

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 Tested with the Starscream 5 Generation Color Corrector with 289nit brightness results up to 100% sRGB color gamut, 72% NTSC color gamut, and 77% Adobe RGB color gamut which gives excellent display performance for most quasi-professional applications.

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Although the S730 does not support 360° flip deformation, it also has a very good screen opening and closing angle. The maximum opening and closing angle is about 210°, which will bring a more convenient experience in some extreme use scenarios.

Interface: Dual lightning 3 interfaces with powerful expansion

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 The left side of the YOGA S730 has a USB Type-C Gen 2 and a 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo interface.

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 There are two lightning 3 connectors on the right side of the fuselage. In terms of quantity, Lenovo YOGA S730 is not rich, but considering the thickness of the body of the only 11.9mm, this configuration can be understood. But from the interface’s functionality, the YOGA S730 is perfect, the two Thunder 3 interfaces have unlimited expansion possibilities, and the USB Type-C interface with charging function is also compatible with future mainstream standards.

1.3mm keyway backlit keyboard with fingerprint recognition

Module

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YOGA S730 is equipped with a two-level brightness adjustment of the white backlit keyboard. Keys with the 1.3mm key, key capsize, keycap spacing is excellent which gives first- class typing feeling can fully meet the needs of daily use.

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The lower-right corner of the keyboard is equipped with a pressurized fingerprint recognition module that enables fast unlocking through the Windows Hello feature, eliminating the tedious process of entering passwords.

Slightly regret is that the size of the power key is too small, there is no obvious protrusion or sag, and it is not easy to tap with your finger.

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A little regrettable thing is that the size of the power button is too small. There is no obvious protrusion or depression. So, it is not convenient to tap with your finger.

Hardware: Whiskey Lake Quad Core CPU with NVMe Solid State Drive

Lenovo YOGA S730 has a variety of configurations to choose. The machines we get today are equipped with Intel 8th generation Core i7 processor, 16GB memory, 1TB NVMe SSD, graphics card for the processor integrated with Intel UHD 620 core graphics card. In addition, the i5 version is available for users to choose.It is important to note that about S730 's processors, whether i7 or i5, use Intel's latest whiskey Lake architecture for better performance and power consumption than Kabylake R.

CPU benchmark

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Specifically, the S730 is equipped with the i7-8565U processor, which is based on the Intel Whiskey Lake architecture. It uses Intel's most advanced 14nm process technology, four cores,and eight threads, clocked at 1.8GHz, and the highest core frequency is available. At 4.6 GHz, the performance potential is very large. We tested it with CineBench R15, which has 540cb of multi-threaded performance and 157cb of single-threaded performance.

Frankly speaking, this performance does not fully play the strength of this CPU, but for a thin and light, performance is far less important than stability, so in order to make notebooks have better stability and endurance performance, The limitation on temperature and frequency is not a bad thing.

SSD benchmark

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The YOGA S730 is equipped with an NVMe SSD from Samsung and tested with CrystalDiskmark. It has a read speed of up to 3262MB/s, a write speed of 2378MB/s, and 4K performance with outstanding performance. It is the result of the current top NVMe hard drive.

Endurance benchmark

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YOGA S730 is equipped with a 42Wh lithium battery. We adjust the screen brightness to 80%, the volume is adjusted to 20%, turn off the Bluetooth and positioning, use the Windows 10 built-in player to continuously play a 1080P video, and consume 13% power after one hour. It is speculated that the video playback life of YOGA S730 is about 9 hours, and the endurance time can be further extended if the usage intensity is appropriately reduced.

Upgrade space display

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The disassembly of YOGA S730 is very easy. Unscrew all the screws on the bottom cover and slowly open the bottom cover from the edge to open the back cover. It can be seen that it uses a single-fan double copper tube heat dissipation structure, which users can upgrade themselves. The NVMe hard drive with only the M.2 interface and the Wi-Fi module.

Extreme heat test

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Running the Stability Test tool in AIDA64, the CPU, GPU, RAM and other components are fully loaded after a period of time by using a thermal imager to monitor on the above thermal imaging diagram, it is clear that the maximum temperature of the keyboard surface is 51.3 degrees, the heat is rectangular distributed on the right half of the keyboard, the highest temperature point is located in the center of the keyboard. The maximum temperature at the bottom of the fuselage is 49.3 degrees, and the heat is fanned down from the upper-left corner.

There is a certain frequency reduction phenomenon when full load, the CPU frequency is basically stable at about 1.1GHz after half an hour of full load.

From the heat dissipation performance, S730 although not particularly excellent, but also in line with the mainstream level. After all, the thickness of 11.9mm to heat dissipation has brought a lot of pressure. At the same time, Lenovo has made a performance compromise for better stability, which is also acceptable

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Smart - built-in with Lenovo computer housekeeper, drive, software, monitoring all done

Lenovo first proposed the concept of intelligent PC at TechWorldin this year, and YOGA S730 is also the product of this concept. It has a built-in Lenovo computer housekeeper. Let's take a look at what Lenovo Computer Manager has brought to the S730.

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The first is the common hardware monitoring function. The computer butler provides hardware real-time status including CPU temperature, network speed, memory usage,and other dimensions. It also provides "speed mode" for users to accelerate with one button.

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Optimizing the acceleration interface cleans up garbage and memory.

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Lenovo Computer Manager also provides anti-virus and firewall features without the need to install third-party anti-virus software.

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In the system hardware tab, Lenovo Computer Manager provides a very rich information display, showing almost all the hardware models and real-time status of the computer.

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Compared with third-party driver update software, the driver management in Lenovo Computer Manager will provide more stable and more reliable drivers to ensure the stability of the computer.

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In customer service, users can easily get all the help they need when using a computer.In general, Lenovo Computer Manager provides very detailed and rich tools and functions. Whether it is cleaning up garbage, accelerating memory, upgrading drivers, and killing viruses, it is integrated into this software. Users do not need to install third-party management tools. The customer service function is a very excellent and necessary official tool to reduce the cost of after-sales use of the user and to solve the problem more easily and quickly.

Summary - with the characteristics of excellent products, 7999 for sale is worthy of attention

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A great lightweight, this needs to have several features YOGA S730 have, lightweight fuselage, low-key atmospheric design, high-quality fuselage materials, excellent color performance screen, feel excellent keyboard, stable performance,and powerful interface configuration. Although YOGA S730 does not continue the deformation design of the YOGA family, a screen with an oversized opening and closing angle can also be adapted to a wide variety of usage scenarios. Taken together, YOGA S730 is a very recommended light book, I5/8GB/512GB version 7999 Yuan Price is not very expensive, worthy of everyone's attention.