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Lenovo IdeaPad 720S 14-inch

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad 720S 14-inch. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the battery and screen. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the keyboard and usability.

portability, performance, design, screen, battery

usability, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo IdeaPad 720S 14-inch is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Lenovo Ideapad 720S-14IKB review

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Lenovo claims that the Ideapad 720S is a laptop suitable for almost every user, whether its generating complex spreadsheets or indulging in a spot of gaming. The seventh generation i5 processor should certainly give it some power, and the solid state...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Revamped Lenovo IdeaPad 320S, 720S are portable and powerful

 

With premium thin-and-light designs, these new laptops aim to offer a perfect mix of components and good looks.

May, 2017

Expert review by : Brad Linder (liliputing.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad 720S 14″ laptop with slim-bezels, NVIDIA graphics leaks

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad 720S is a 3.5 pound laptop that's about the size of a small 13 inch laptop, but which has a 14 inch display, thanks to slim bezels around the screen.

Oh, and it also have NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics. Sure, that graphics card is a generation old at this point, but it should still provide substantially more GPU power than you’d get from the integrated Intel HD graphics alone… and my understanding is...

May, 2017

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

LENOVO IdeaPad 720s 14" Intel® Core™ i5 Laptop - 256 GB SSD, Silver

 

Really fast to boot up and shut down (my old laptop was a 13 year old XP and took 10 minutes to load and 5 mins to shutdown). It is capable of doing a virus scan in the background.

It's taking me a while to get used to not having a separate number keypad. I have to log in with my Microsoft / Hotmail password so I get notifications that I have new e-mail (not yet worked out how to turn it off). The plug is huge so it doesn't fit...

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

LENOVO IdeaPad 720s 14" Intel® Core™ i5 Laptop - 256 GB SSD, Silver

 

Fast Startup, Excellent Picture/Screen Quality, Keyboard.

Fan is quite loud

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

LENOVO IdeaPad 720s 14" Intel® Core™ i5 Laptop - 256 GB SSD, Silver

 

Beautiful design, lightweight, battery lasts for a really long time.

The fan is super loud. I've tried everything to try and make it stop. It pulses from silent to max and distracts others in my lectures. Also the camera stops working sometimes.

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

LENOVO IdeaPad 720s 14" Intel® Core™ i5 Laptop - 256 GB SSD, Silver

 

Weight, battery life.

Windows 10. I would have liked the option of having a Linux distribution installed.

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

LENOVO IdeaPad 720s 14" Laptop - Silver

 

Feels solid Boots up super quick Aluminium case doesn't mark easily Relatively pricey Nice display

Lots of rubbish pre-installed as usual Can't open it with one hand Mouse buttons/finger pad sometimes gets confused No Ethernet port Rubish spell cheker

May, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

LENOVO IdeaPad 720s 14" Laptop - Silver

 

Very fast boot up time, able to play games eg Forza Horizon 3, ability to adjust screen almost 180 degrees. Number of ports for a slim laptop. Backlit keyboard. Not had it long enough to test durability and any long term faults, but so far very happy...

Relatively expensive but worth it.

May, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

LENOVO IdeaPad 720s 14" Intel® Core™ i5 Laptop - 256 GB SSD, Silver

 

Fast start, fast shut down. Sleek but restrained appearance.

None so far

Mar, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Decoders:Dolby Audio Premium
Audio system:Dolby Audio Premium
Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:2
Speaker power:1.5 / 2
Speakers manufacturer:JBL

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):55 / 56
Battery life (max):14 / 8
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:2+4 / 4

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance:Y

Design

Colour name:Golden / Silver
Colour of product:Gold / Platinum, Silver / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Product colour:Gold / Platinum, Silver / Platinum,Silver / Silver
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:300
Display diagonal:35.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS
Screen shape:Flat
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 940MX / NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel UHD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® UHD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916 / 0x5917
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel UHD Graphics 620 / Intel® HD Graphics 620 / Intel® UHD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:N / Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:French / German / US International
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:2133 / 2400
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1
Ethernet LAN:N
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Package depth:233
Package height:74
Package weight:2.06
Package width:333
Power cord included:Y

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:N
DVI port:N
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4b
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N / Y
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:45 / 65

Processor

Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.10 / 3.4 / 3.40 / 3.50 / 4 / 4.00
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Kaby Lake R
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.60 / 1.8 / 1.80 / 2.50 / 2.70
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-7200U / i5-8250U / i7-7500U / i7-8550U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1356
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:H0 / Y0
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:122589 / 124967 / 95443 / 95451
Processor code:SR2ZU / SR2ZV / SR3LA
Processor package size:42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Fingerprint Reader:Y
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:Power on / Power on, Supervisor
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):N / Y

Software

Bundled software:Lenovo App Explorer\nLenovo ID\nLenovo Settings
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME
Operating System Language:Dutch
Trial software:McAfee LiveSafe

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MMC,SD,SDHC,SDXC
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express 3.0
SSD capacity:128 / 256 / 512
SSD form factor:M.2
SSD interface:PCI Express 3.0
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:22.8 / 222.8
Height :15.9
Weight:1.55 / 1.6
Width:320.7