Lenovo Announces the Yoga 520 & 720 Convertibles

Lenovo has announced a duo of new convertible laptops for its popular Yoga series. The new Yoga 720 and 520 are available in a stream of features and prices for the user to choose.

Yoga 720

The more high-end of the two is the Yoga 720, which comes in either 13.3 or 15-inch variants. The touchscreen display comes in either 1080p or 4k resolution.

The 13-inch model is 14.3mm thick and weighs 1.3kg. The 15-inch model is thicker at 19.99mm and weighs 2kg.

Under the hood, you get a 7th-generation Intel Kaby Lake processor with up to 16 GB DDR4 memory or 1 TB PCIe storage. For graphics, there’ll be an optional GTX 1050, which is quite a reasonable entry-level card.

For connectivity, you have Thunderbolt 3, 2 USB 3.0, Wi-Fi ac (with 867 Mbps), Bluetooth 4.1 and webcam. Running Windows 10 Home, it is powered by a 48 WHr battery that powers it for up to 10 hours in the 1080p model.

The convertible also has support for both Windows Ink and added security via an integrated fingerprint scanner in the touchpad. The Yoga 720 13.3 inch variant will retail for $860, while the 15-inch variant will start at $1100.

Yoga 520

The more low-end offering of the two, the Yoga 520 (also known as Flex 5), comes in 14 or 15-inch variants, with resolution of either 1366 x 768 or 1080p FHD. Under the hood, you get a dual-core Intel Kaby Lake processor with up to 16 GB RAM and a 512 GB SSD or 1 TB hard drive. Only an HD 620 GPU or NVidia 940MX options are available.

The convertible is 19.99mm thick and weighs 1.74kg. Battery is said to last 10 hours on the 1080p model and a bit longer on the 720p model.

Connectivity options include USB-C without Thunderbolt 3, HDMI, fingerprint scanner, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 2 USB 3.0 ports. Battery life is quoted at lasting 10 hours on 1080p.

Pricing is starts at $800 for the entry-level model.

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