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Lenovo IdeaPad 720S (13-inch)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad 720S (13-inch). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the usability and reliability are overall positive. The screen and portability are also appreciated, but there are some mixed reviews about the battery. Many are critical about the price.

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Expert review by : Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo IdeaPad 720s-13ARR (Ryzen 7 2700U, RX Vega 10) Laptop Review

 

With the handbrake left on. The Lenovo IdeaPad 720s-13ARR is a 13.3-inch notebook with a sleek, slim keyboard, a backlit keyboard and an NVMe SSD. Unfortunately, neither the processor nor the battery life lives up to expectations. Find out in this...

matte IPS display ; Full HD resolution ; stylish, slim case ; NVMe SSD ; thin bezels

the processor cannot reach its full potential ; the soldered RAM runs in single-channel mode ; few input devices ; average battery life ; no card reader ; average Wi-Fi speeds

The Lenovo IdeaPad 720s-13ARR is a solid device, but its poor cooling solution and TDP settings mean that it cannot fully exploit either its APU or its GPU. Worse still, Lenovo has limited the device to run in single-channel mode. This limits GPU...

Jul, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Decoders:Dolby Atmos
Audio system:Dolby Audio / Dolby Audio Premium
Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in subwoofer:N
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:1
Speakers manufacturer:JBL

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery life (max):8
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Auto Focus:N
Front Camera:Y
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera resolution:1280 x 1080 / 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:Champagne Gold / Grey / Iron Grey / Platinum Silver
Colour of product:Black / Black, grey / Champagne, Gold / Gold / Grey / Platinum / Platinum, Silver / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Product colour:Black, grey / Black,Grey / Champagne / Champagne, Gold / Champagne,Gold / Gold / Grey / Platinum / Platinum, Silver / Platinum,Silver / Silver
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:300
Display diagonal:33.8
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS
Screen shape:Flat
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
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:AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 / AMD Radeon Vega 8 / 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:US International
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y

Memory

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

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Antenna type:1x1
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 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,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
Power cord included:Y

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
DisplayPort version:1.2a
DisplayPorts quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4b
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N / Y
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1 / 2
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:20
AC adapter power:45

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 / 3.6 / 3.8 / 4.00
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:L3 / 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 / AMD Ryzen 5 / AMD Ryzen 7
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.60 / 1.80 / 2 / 2.2 / 2.50 / 2.70
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:2500U / 2700U / 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
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

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

Software

Bundled software:Lenovo App Explorer, \nLenovo ID, \nLenovo Settings / Lenovo App Explorer\nLenovo ID\nLenovo Settings
Drivers included:Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO
Operating System Language:English / German
Pre-installed software:Lenovo App Explorer, Lenovo ID, Lenovo Settings
Trial software:McAfee LiveSafe / McAfee LiveSafe,

Storage

Card reader integrated:N
Compatible memory cards:MMC,SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA III
Hard drive speed:5400
HDD Capacity:1000
HDD interface:SATA III
HDD Speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / PCI Express
SSD capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 512
SSD form factor:M.2
SSD interface:M.2 / PCI Express
Storage Media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:213.8
Height :13.6 / 305.9
Weight:1.1 / 1.14
Width:13.6 / 305.9