The Lenovo Yoga 700 has a 360-degree fold-back screen and is classified as a convertible laptop/tablet. With this feature, it feels like it is almost a completely uncompromised when it is in laptop form, and it can also be used like an ordinary slate with its array of touchscreen configurations. The Yoga 700 presents itself as the most recent addition to the company’s Yoga line. At its core, it has the latest Intel processor powering the unit. However, other than that, this is just your mid-range device.
What Sets the Lenovo Yoga 700 Apart From the Crowd?
The Lenovo Yoga 700 is larger and heavier than the lower-end model Yoga 900. This 14-inch model is available in a bunch of options, which even includes an Nvidia graphics chip for one variant. It even has a storage drive which is easy to upgrade. Speaking of which, the convertible uses a 2.5-inch SATA model for its internal storage device. With these qualities, it does make for an interesting, and a slightly more versatile option, that won’t break the bank.
Almost completely finished in plastic, the Yoga 700 convertible does not offer the luxurious feel of a top-of-the-line laptop. However, neither does the Yoga 900. However, the plasticky finish does come in a textured form, which should prove that the casing can be hardwearing.
The convertible is available in black, black and silver, or black and white. Inevitably, when you pick the white model, dirt will build up faster and far more visible. Still, a quick wipe with a clean cloth should make the chassis look back to its former self.
For its dimensions, the convertible measures in at 334.9 x 229.5 x 18.3-millimeters and has a fairly lightweight architecture. This 14-inch machine is a little larger than the likes of the 13-inch Macbook Air and the Dell XPS 13. This results in its tablet form to be a little bit hard to wield with one hand, regardless of its merits.
When it comes to performance, the Yoga 900 does not lack in any area. Benchmark results prove to be more than satisfactory. Graphics performance is good, but not great. This is not a gaming device and may not provide satisfactory results when playing graphically intensive games. However, media playback is fantastic, especially when you’ve got the better graphics chip model.
Ultimately, the Lenovo Yoga 700 is one of the best choices for anyone looking for a laptop/tablet hybrid. It has a decent build quality, design, and performance that truly signifies its price class. While not located at the high end of the market, this is one decent convertible that won’t break bank accounts.