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Lenovo Yoga 720 15.6" 4K IPS Touch Laptop: i7-7700HQ, 16GB Ram, 512GB SSD EXPIRED

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Best Buy.com has Lenovo Yoga 720 15.6" 4K IPS Touch Laptop on sale for $1249.99. Shipping is free, alternatively store pickup is free. Thanks Suryasis

Specs:
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ Processor
  • 15.6" IPS Touchscreen 4K Ultra-HD Display w/ Active Pen Support
  • 16GB DDR4 SDRAM Memory
  • 512GB Solid State Drive
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
    • 1x USB 3.1 Type C w/ Thunderbolt 3
    • 2x USB 3.0
  • Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.1
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Lithium-ion Battery up to 8-hours battery life
  • Weighs 4.41lbs
  • Windows 10
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Best Buy offers latest Lenovo Yoga 720 15 2-in-1 Laptop with 15.6" 4K IPS Touchscreen Display, Kaby Lake Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 GHz Quad Core CPU, 16GB DDR4 2133 MHz Ram (On-Board), Nvidia GTX 1050 2GB Graphics, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD, USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2 Port with Thunderbolt 3, FingerPrint Reader, Windows 10 Home 64 Bit @ $1249.99 with free shipping.

About this laptop, this is the most powerful 2-in-1 and directly comparable to XPS 15. This is the only 2-in-1 to pack a 45W Quad Core CPU and a powerful Graphics card inside a slim 2-in-1 Chassis.

LINK:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/lenov...Id=5722755

SPEC:
  • Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
  • 15.6" 4K IPS Touchscreen Display /w Active Pen support
  • Kaby Lake Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 GHz (3.8 GHz Turbo, 6MB Cache)
  • 16GB DDR4L 2133 MHz Ram (On-Board)
  • Nvidia GTX 1050 2GB GDDR5
  • 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • 720P WebCam
  • 2x JBL Speaker /w Dolby Audio Premium
  • Dual Band 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.1
  • PORTS:
    • 2x USB 3.0
    • 1x USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2 /w Thunderbolt 3
    • 1x Fingerprint Reader
    • 1x Audio Combo Jack
  • 72 WHr 6 Cell Li-Polymer
  • 4.4 lbs / 2.0 kg
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Last Edited by wormite July 4, 2017 at 04:48 PM
About the thermal throttling problem.
I did a lot of tries and finally figured out why this model has under performing results for CPU.
1. It's not the thermal paste's fault. I did the re-application of new thermal paste, and it didn't make any difference when running FurMark CPU Burner. The stagnated temperature is still about 90 Celsius at 3.4Ghz for all four cores. The temperature of the cores only care about the package power consumption.
2. For a lot of benchmark applications, such as cinebench 15, userbenchmark, you need to disable speedstep setting. You can do so using throttlestop.

Alsothis review [notebookcheck.net]can be quite helpful

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this is exactly what I have been looking for. too bad I can't drop 1300. even has 8 hour battery life with that big battery and power hungry specs!
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Just increase scaling to 175% and all your icons will come to size. Right Click on your Desktop and select Display Settings where you can adjust the scaling.
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Everything other than the lack of "pop" in colors displayed on the screen has been just excellent. Battery life is solid, even with the dedicated GPU in use. Fan noise is not that bad, and when they do come on it's usually brief, unless video editing or gaming then they stay on. It's a pretty dope machine overall, and definitely worth its current $1299 price tag. You literally won't find better specs for the money. I just wish the screen had a bit more punch to take the experience to the next level. Oh and the lack of an SD card slot is a bit of a bummer.
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this is exactly what I have been looking for. too bad I can't drop 1300. even has 8 hour battery life with that big battery and power hungry specs!
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this is exactly what I have been looking for. too bad I can't drop 1300. even has 8 hour battery life with that big battery and power hungry specs!
There is cheaper version available with 256GB SSD and 1080P Display. So if you don't need 4K, you can look for those. Check Lenovo's Website directly for this and see the available configurations.
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There is cheaper version available with 256GB SSD and 1080P Display. So if you don't need 4K, you can look for those. Check Lenovo's Website directly for this and see the available configurations.
I will take a look. 1080 is perfect for me. and that will save battery quite a bit. maybe hit 10 hours battery life
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What's special about this is that it pretty much evenly matches the $2000 XPS 15, but also takes it a step further being a 2-in1.

Word of warning though, the panel is 4K, but the colors are muted and unimpressive.
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I have the 710 version/generation of this (256/16/940MX)- love the overall design and construction. Screen is beautiful with no bad angles.
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What's special about this is that it pretty much evenly matches the $2000 XPS 15, but also takes it a step further being a 2-in1.

Word of warning though, the panel is 4K, but the colors are muted and unimpressive.
From where you got that information? MobileTechreview has just published the review for this Laptop in YouTube and did not mention anything about poor display quality. It may not be at the same league of HP Spectre X360 but not bad at all.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0DVS-PIFGM
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Lenovo sucks. Screen has bad angles and glare. Pass
No it does not have that. you have no idea about what you are talking about. You probably had a cheap lenovo laptop with a 720P TN panel and comparing it with their premium most laptops.
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From where you got that information? MobileTechreview has just published the review for this Laptop in YouTube and did not mention anything about poor display quality. It may not be at the same league of HP Spectre X360 but not bad at all.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0DVS-PIFGM
Where'd I get that information? The fact that I personally OWN the 4K, GTX 1050 version. And yes, Lisa called out the display for being washed out. She said that even though it ranks well in sRGB/Adobe RGB numbers, the panel itself isn't as punchy as the numbers would lead you to believe, which is my own experience as well.

I may be spoiled though, because I've also been exposed to the XPS 15 and 2016 MacBook Pro displays, which are just far superior but also far more expensive machines.
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Where'd I get that information? The fact that I personally OWN the 4K, GTX 1050 version. And yes, Lisa called out the display for being washed out. She said that even though it ranks well in sRGB/Adobe RGB numbers, the panel itself isn't as punchy as the numbers would lead you to believe, which is my own personal experience.
She reviewed the 1080P version, not the 4K one, and said that it is not as punchy as Spectre 15 x360 since it has a 4K panel.

I am planning to get this model. Since you do have it, can you please share your experience with it? What is the battery life of it with 4K display and when the dedicated GPU is being used.
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She reviewed the 1080P version, not the 4K one, and said that it is not as punchy as Spectre 15 x360 since it has a 4K panel.

I am planning to get this model. Since you do have it, can you please share your experience with it? What is the battery life of it with 4K display and when the dedicated GPU is being used.
Everything other than the lack of "pop" in colors displayed on the screen has been just excellent. Battery life is solid, even with the dedicated GPU in use. Fan noise is not that bad, and when they do come on it's usually brief, unless video editing or gaming then they stay on. It's a pretty dope machine overall, and definitely worth its current $1299 price tag. You literally won't find better specs for the money. I just wish the screen had a bit more punch to take the experience to the next level. Oh and the lack of an SD card slot is a bit of a bummer.
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Pretty tempted to return my xps 9560 with same specs minus the 4k i bought for $1070 after taxes. This has a 4k display which makes want to get this instead.
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