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

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  1. BigDragon

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    I'm very eager to see reviews. :thumbsup: Keep up the great benchmarks and drawing impressions! Much appreciated!

    These early comments are concerning. I had expected the 720 to outperform the Z Canvas. I suppose it still does in the graphics department, but those CPU benchmarks are concerning. Yes, it's better than the other 2-in-1 tablets. These early numbers don't back up the "best in class performance" Lenovo has been boasting.

    I'm itching to get a new tablet for both drawing and gaming on the go.
     
  2. kvoram

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    Doesn't the Canvas use dual-channel RAM even in the 8GB configuration? I wouldn't be surprised if the Yoga 720 uses only single-channel. That could add to to the Yoga 720's less exciting performance.
     
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    Yes, 720 8GB version is single channel (soldered), user can add 8 GB more to it. So far only the 4K 1050 has has 16GB RAM as default config.
     
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    Here's some scribbling tests in Clip Studio Paint, 10x15, 300 dpi, no stabilization.

    I tried to Ink looking through the camera screen and I just can't handle it.



    [EDIT] I should add that this is at 100% zoom level, the brush is 18 px. Using Windows Ink, not Wintab. Pressure curve is at default. I also have not calibrated the pen.

    The Active Pen is the one I reviewed here: http://surfaceproartist.com/blog/2016/7/20/curious-case-of-lenovos-newest-active-pen


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    My 720 15 4K is arriving tomorrow. What driver issues did you have?
     
  6. Celpacius

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    would you say this is the best 2 in 1 tablet for drawing? judging from the video, it looks pretty good. but how close does this compare to the Wacom MobileStudio?
     
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    Purely for drawing, the MobileStudio Pro 16 is better, but it would be a terrible laptop. The Yoga 720 15 is definitely better than the Dell 7568, but I'm not ready to name this particular model king of the hill.
     
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    There is a setting in BIOS that set's CPU's TDP (I don't remember the name but can look up later), with default sets to "balanced". You can try to set it to "performance" and do the benchmark again.

    For the memory bandwidth, it is likely caused by the fact that the 8GB Yoga 720 is single channel. Add another RAM and the results should be comparable.
     
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    Any idea how to enter BIOS settings on this thing?
     
  10. BigDragon

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    Use a paperclip on the little hole to the left of the machine. It looks like a reset button. Apparently it's the "Novo" button and lets you into the firmware config when powered off.
     
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