Miix 710

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  1. sonichedgehog360

    sonichedgehog360 AKA Hifihedgehog Senior Member

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    http://www.notebookcheck.net/Kaby-Lake-Core-i7-7500U-Review-Skylake-on-Steroids.172692.0.html

    NotebookCheck recently did a detailed comparison of architectural power consumption of Kaby Lake and Skylake, and Kaby Lake sees a nice 25% power reduction for peak clocks with higher performance. Clock-for-clock performance or IPC has been improved and what AnandTech calls Speed Shift 2.0 allows for even faster shifting to boost clocks (now in 10 to 15 ms instead of Skylake Speed Shift's 30 ms or Broadwell SpeedStep's 100 ms) and therefore faster overall processing at bursty workloads. Even for video decoding standards that are already supported such as 8-bit 4K HEVC (h.265), Kaby Lake consumes about 20% less power (3.4 watts, down from 4.1 watts) in its media processing block. Now, this testing was conducted for solely CPU package power and on a higher TDP and higher clocked i7 processor to boot, but it should likely mean, all things remaining equal, and accounting for things like display power, an extra half hour to hour of battery life under normal use should be easily attainable on Kaby Lake M/y processors.
     
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    @Shogmaster, how do you like the Miix 700? I almost bought one today until I saw the 710 is coming out.

    And anyone know when the 710 will be available in the U.S.?
     
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    I love my Miix 700, but I bought a 8GB RAM model for $550. I would probably love it less if I bought it for $1000. If they allowed Wacom Wintab driver for it, it would be the most perfect art tablet for that price range.
     
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    IMO there is no way both 710 and 720 will be fanless since that's truly pointless product planning wise.
     
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    You know the time it takes Lenovo to get things to the market.
    the 710 will be available in November, the 720 Estern.
     
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    bloodycape confused Senior Member

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    So, what would make the 720 different from the 510?
     
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    510 comes with fans and -U processors, 720 fanless with the -y ( formally known as core-M )
     
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    bloodycape confused Senior Member

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    But, then how does that(720) differ from the 710, which supposedly is using the Y/Core M cpu?
     

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