*. Strong Performance
*. Latest CPU(intel 6th generation)
*. Rotating Hinge
*. Light weight.
Dimensions: 13.18 x 9.03 x 0.72-inches
OS: Windows 10 Home 64-Bit
RAM: 8GB DDR3 SDRAM
Internal Memory: 256GB
Graphics Adaptor: NVIDIA GeForce GT940M, 2GB vRAM
While the Yoga 700 is great too, its sibling, the Yoga 900 Remains the best device in the Yoga Series – although, the Yoga 700 is less expensive and still doesn’t compromise much on performance.
The exterior design isn’t the best we’ve seen actually, but this 14-laptop has manage to make itself a name in the Covertibles Category, thanks to some exclusive features and impressive performance.
Like i said, the Yoga 700 didn’t come with the best design, but that doesn’t you will frown on sighting the laptop, but you might overlook it while shopping for a laptop, and the design made it known that it’s a mid-range laptop.
The whole body of the laptop – from the lid to the chassis is almost pure with matte black. This was only broken up by the silver lenovo badge on the lid, the two metal hinges connecting the lid and the base, the windows logo below the display and a strip of chrome around the touchpad. Everything else is black (aside the keyboard texts though).
The physical controls and buttons (Power, one-touch recovery, rotation lock and volume controls) are all located on the right edge – except the windows logo below the display that doubles as a capacitive touch home button.
The Yoga 700’s plastic body helped it save some weight, it weighs about 3.5pounds, compare this laptop to the Acer Aspire R14 or the Toshiba Satellite Radius 4 – these are similar 14″ convertible laptops.
Both the keyboard and the touchpads are great, but you can’t really use the arrow keys on the keyboard without looking at them, the keyboard supports undersized arrow keys.
The travel distance is also too short and it’s almost as if it has no spring atall.
But while the keyboard has a few downsides to it, the responive touchpad is perfect, clicking and selection is accurate and gestures such as two-finger scrolling and pinch-to-zoom worked well.
The laptop features two USB v3.0 ports, one USB v2.0 port (doubles as the powerjack tooo), a micro-HDMI, an SdCard Reader and a headphone/mic combo jack as it’s Comm options.
The Yoga 700 was armed with two stereo speakers that give out audio on either side at the base. An even though the speakers had Dolby DS 1.0 certification, i’m not that impressed with their perormance.
Playing casual or 2D games on this laptop is a task the NVIDIA GeForce GT940M can handle without any problem.
The battery life is also a bit disappointing as it barely lasted 7hours based on average use – web surfing actually, but there were breaks and relaxation moments anyways.
Finally, the laptop features a 1-mp webcam, and it doesn’t stand out from among the crowd of ‘below-average’ cameras. But it is still great for making video calls.
The Yoga 700 comes with 3 variants, the cheapest featured an Intel Core CPU, 4GB of RAM and 128GB SSD, it goes for (USD)$549.
The Next on the line is the Core i5 model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB SSD, it goes for (USD)$769.
The most expensive variant goes for $1,099, it featured an Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD and NVIDIA GeForce GT940M graphics card with 2GB of vRAM.
The Lenovo Yoga 700 is a great mid-range convertible laptop. The performance, display, build quality and design are all good but not really doing Anything that can make it stand out fom among the competition.
While the Yoga 700’s 7hours battery is a bit short of what we expect in this category, it’s probably okay for most people.
The base model which goes for $549 is enticing due to its low cost, and while the mid model, which goes for $769 gives you some more features for some more dollars, i prefer the HP Spectre X360 for its long-lasting battery life (9hrs+), comparable performance, design and the build quality although it costs $900 and it’s heavier (Buy It Now or Read The Review).
The peak model which goes for $1,099 is the best of them, but i would rather go for the Yoga 900 which costs $1,199, but it’s slimmer and eye-catching.
If your budget is between $700 – $900, and a mid-range laptop is good for you, the mid model is one of the best options you’ve got.
Buy The Lenovo Yoga 700
From Amazon: The Base Model, The Mid Model, The Peak Model
From AliExpress: The Base Model, The Mid Model, The Peak Model
From Jumia: The Base Model, The Mid Model, The Peak Model