Lenovo Yoga 720 - 15.6" Convertible with Active Pen, GeForce 1050 and Quad-Core CPUs

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  1. surfaceproartist

    surfaceproartist Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I'm stumped. I re-installed the Thunderbolt driver to be sure but I don't think there's any explicit Thunderbolt software or control panel. I attached a Type C to USB adapter and attached a thumb drive, but I don't see it showing up as a new device in Device Manager. It's probably there because the drive is working fine.
     
  2. kvoram

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    Sorry for the troubles. I can't help more since I don't have any personal experience with TB3. I was just going from what I saw/read on other posts.
    Possibly this is only visible if there is an actual Thunderbolt device connected.

    Maybe someone else here has some better insights.
     
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    Oh well, not the perfect device. Looking forward to surfaceproartist's review of the pen and fan noise, and then maybe someone will review the 4K display and I can make an informed purchase decision.
     
  4. Celpacius

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    wondering how Lenovo's pen works with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, if you have those programs? thinking of buying this specifically for drawing purposes. thank you in advance.
     
  5. surfaceproartist

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    I don't think I'll have time to test Adobe CC. The drawing/inking experience so far is very good; maybe the best AES device to date. But performance overall isn't great so it's hard to justify vs much less expensive 15.6 inch laptops.


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    x2 lane for both version? I expected it looking at your portfolio (miix and stuffs) but I kinda wished I was wrong. Oh why, Lenovo! I trusted you and you failed me.

     
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    Is performance off because of drivers or the lack of a dGPU? I don't understand how it can be that bad on a quadcore i7.
     
  8. surfaceproartist

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    The VAIO Z Canvas still beats it in all benchmarks, save one.


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  9. Celpacius

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    do you mean the overall performance of the laptop isn't so good? or just running Adobe CC? thanks for the feedback again
     
  10. surfaceproartist

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    I really expected to be crowning a new speed champion but it's just ok according to the synthetic benchmarks I've run. I've also had driver issues and problems with Edge.


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