MWC 2017: Lenovo Brings Intel Kaby Lake Processors To The Yoga 720


The company also debuted a clutch of affordable Windows 10 tablets

Lenovo is bringing Intel’s Kaby Lake seventh generation processors to its Yoga line with the reveal of the Yoga 720 laptop-cum-tablet hybrid.

Following on from the Yoga 710, the Yoga 720 comes in two versions, one with a 13inch display and another with a 15inch screen. The former starts at €999, while the latter starts at €1,099. 

Lenovo has given the 13inch model a solid nip and tuck over its predecessor and is now 17 percent thinner at 14.3mm at its thickest point and weighs in at 1.3kg.

The Yoga 720 not only squeezes in an upgraded processor but also fits in a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card, making use of Nvidia’s latest Pascal architecture, which can be used to push pixels to either a standard Full HD screen or an optional 4K 3840×2160 display.

The hybrid also features a fingerprint scanner built into the keyboard and has an optional stylus for drawing on the screen in a fashion not dissimilar to the Microsoft Surface Pro 4.

Under the hood, the Yoga 720 compliments its processor and graphics with up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM and up to 1TB of SSD Storage in speedy PCIe configuration. Battery life is slated at a solid eight hours, though under heavy use it would not be surprising if that figure dropped a bit; seven hours is the quoted life for the model with the 4K display.

Lenovo tablets and laptops galore

Lenovo Yoga 720Lenovo is also offering a 14inch take on the Yoga 720, confusingly called the Yoga 520 which measures in a 19.9mm and weighs 1.74kg. Battery life is slated at ten hours thanks to the use of a Full HD display. Due for release in June, the Yoga 520 will set buyers back by €599, with options such as a fingerprint scanner raising the price.

Adding to its product portfolio, Lenovo also showcased a clutch of new tablets.

Building out its Tab 4 series of affordable tablets, Lenovo showcased the Tab 4 8 and Tab 4 10, starting at €169 and €179 respectively, aimed squarely at media consumption with features like Dolby Atmos. The two models also offer ‘Plus’ versions which bring in glass design and Full HD displays; the Tab 4 8 Plus retails at €259 and the Tab 4 10 Plus at €299.

Up next is the Miix 320, which Lenovo has debuted an affordable Windows 10 tablet with an attachable keyboard, featuring a 10.5inch Full HD display, Intel Atom X5 processor, 4GB of RAM, and up to 128GB of on-board storage. Battery life for entry-level Windows 10 tablet clocks in at 10 hours. Available in April, it will start at €269. A model with optional LTE connectivity will also be available but will cost a little more at €399.

Lenovo is certainly using MWC 2017 as a major product showcase with it showing off the Moto G5 range of Motorola smartphones, which now operate under its banner.

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