This notebook looks great and you can always carry it with you thanks to its lightweight and compact design. Its performance comes down to office tasks and everyday use.
The Lenovo IdeaPad 720s has a unique shape that gives it lightness and elegance. The case is made of aluminum so it is resistant, weighs less and looks great. The hardware is small and lightweight. It weighs only 1.14 kg and is less than 1.4 cm thick. The white universal backlighting of the keyboard makes it easy to use the device in the dark and adds to its charm. One is unlikely to complain about the keyboard, although “transitioning” from full-size hardware takes some getting used to. The device is protected by a fingerprint reader.
The 13.3″ screen has a Full HD resolution, with a maximum of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It is an IPS matte matrix conducive to working in not-so-comfortable lighting conditions, while also giving you the opportunity to use the equipment outdoors. The frameless solution looks attractive and makes work more pleasant. You can not complain about the brightness level, which is at a fairly good level. As is the contrast, so you can use the equipment also in unfavorable lighting conditions. Wide viewing angles deserve praise, which allow you to view the image in almost any position.
The device has an AMD Ryzen 5 2500U processor. It is a 4-core, low-voltage unit. It operates at a frequency of 2.0 GHz to 3.6 GHz. It is a processor designed for mobile devices, which is expected to provide smooth operation of daily tasks. The integrated graphics chip in this case is AMD Radeon Vega 8. The DDR4-type RAM has 8 GB of capacity and is not expandable. A 256 GB SSD is responsible for storage.
The built-in speakers signed by JBL provide good quality sound. For everyday tasks they will work flawlessly, but if you plan to listen to music it will be necessary to purchase an additional audio set or headphones. The equipment does not have an optical drive. The device works quietly, which is a great advantage for quiet places and expecting concentration. Even under load it is not possible to notice a large increase in the volume of the cooling system. During normal operation, the laptop does not heat up. Under heavy load the temperatures increase, but not enough to worry. Connectivity is provided by 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth, two USB 3.0, and two USB Type-C. The device is available with Microsoft Windows 10 Home PL operating system.
The battery, which was included in the equipment, ensures that the equipment can work on the Internet for about 4 hours without charging. A heavy load will force the equipment to shut down after just a little 2 hours.
The notebook is equipped with an integrated graphics chip AMD Radeon Vega 8. This card provides basic 3D gaming capabilities. Thanks to it, you can mainly play less demanding game titles, e.g. FIFA 18, Team Fortress 2, Farming Simulator 17.
Summary of advantages and disadvantages
- lightweight and thin
- well-made, elegant, resistant
- good matrix
- not very powerful graphics chip
- not very impressive battery mileage
Lenovo IdeaPad 720s small, handy, with performance for everyday tasks, it will also please the eye. It could, admittedly, run a little longer on battery and have better performance, but it’s a proposition worth considering.