Lenovo Yoga 710 11. Mobile, convertible. And it’s great! Any more questions?

Updated on 01 June 2016 by

Lenovo Yoga 710

Lenovo Yoga 710

I often get the chance to handle PCs before they are released but it’s rare that I take such a liking to a product after so long testing it. After three months with a production sample the Lenovo Yoga 710 has become my buddy in-home and on-the-go and it has proven to me how much I like single-unit convertibles over separable tablet 2-in-1’s like the Surface Pro 3. The fanless (silent) light (2.3 pounds) and small (11 inch full HD IPS screen) Lenovo Yoga 710 is now available for pre-order at $549 in the USA (Lenovo) which is an excellent price assuming it has the same fast SSD as the one I’m using here – a Core m5 version with 4GB and 256 GB of SATA SSD. I hope and pray that Lenovo don’t drop an eMMC storage module into the [80TX000BUS] entry-level model.

Here’s a bullet-point review of the Lenovo Yoga 710 that I’m using now. [80TX000CUS]

  • Keyboard – Great but no backlight
  • Touchpad – single-unit integrated buttons. 7/10.
  • Performance – Solid. Up with the best Core m5 implementations.
  • Battery life – 40 Wh battery is providing 4 – 5 hours in my sample. Expect +20% in the retail version.
  • Screen – Excellent. This isn’t ‘reference’ quality but it’s got good contrast and color to my eyes.
  • Ports – Basic. 1 X USB 3.0 1 x Micro HDMI. 1 X headset. No removable storage slot. (SD.)
  • WiFi – Strong AC but not  multi-channel. I have 5 Ghz band support here. That could change in the retail version.
  • SSD speed – Very fast. I note that the 128 GB version I tested at CeBIT had even better SSD performance.

Watch the overview video of the Lenovo Yoga 710 (90 seconds done for the UMPCPortal Facebook channel – please subscribe) below which might get you into the mood to ask questions. Please do.

As I’m likely to keep this pre-production sample of the Lenovo Yoga 710 for a while longer I can answer any detailed questions you might have apart from really detailed performance test although I’ll have a  go at those too and give you the results with a disclaimer. Don’t forget to check out these posts first though. There’s a ton of information in there for you.

Here’s the quick video. A longer video is embedded below. Note that I have a sample Lenovo Yoga 710 on loan from Intel. Performance and specifications can vary between pre-production samples and retail. I am not permitted to do a full review on this production sample. That makes sense!

8 Comments For This Post

  1. Deelatch says:

    Like you, I prefer this form factor to the separate 2-in-1s, but I’d rather have its 14in brother. The 600g or so difference in weight is no bother.

  2. chippy says:

    I’m looking forward to testing the 14-inch version I admit but I already have a 2KG quad-core so the 1KG option is really nice for home and traveling. Especially home.

  3. paradroid2 says:

    Hello Chippy. I’m looking for something light that I can keep in my backpack while violently biking in the woods to the summer cabin. Currently have the x201s which is a great machine for its age (12″, core i7, 1.1kg, anno 2010). But I would like a better screen and thinner casing. I really hope they will release the 8 GB version in EU! How big and clumsy is the power brick?

  4. chippy says:

    Power brick is a wall-style unit. Light, long cable. I like it a lot.

  5. Steve says:

    At my window tint shop I like to use an older model of this lenovo. I’ve always been a big fan of lenovo and they haven’t let me down yet. I love that you can flip the screen around, its great for showing customers different photos and examples of the work they want done.

    Thanks for the review.

  6. Meengla Yip says:

    I kind of like the detachable form factor. After my Acer W510 became too obsolete, I have been using an HP Pavilion 210 (10″, Cherry Trail) as my travel and casual device and am very happy with that. Being able to detach the tablet part and, well, use as a lightweight but capable tablet is great. I am surprised Chippy, who too was a fan of Acer W510, hasn’t reviewed the HP here?

  7. Kyle says:

    the 1x usb is too basic.

  8. Evgny says:

    Hello. How’s the sound volume on this unit? I’m not happy with the sound on my asus t100 when watching football and movies. Will the speakers be muffled when used on the lap? Is it warm to use on the lap over time?

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