Lenovo Ideapad 720s 14 Review – includes GPU for gaming! A good college laptop?

Buy it at Lenovo – http://lon.tv/bo03l (affiliate link) – Lenovo’s Ideapad 720s is a decent college laptop that comes complete with GPU for $949. See more laptops: http://lon.tv/laptops and subscribe! http://lon.tv/s – index below:

INDEX BELOW:
00:40 – Hardware overview and display
01:02 – System specifications
01:20 – GPU discussion
02:07 – Ram, storage and upgradeability
03:03 – Battery life
03:28 – Weight
03:52 – Range of display hinge
03:59 – Keyboard and trackpad
04:36 – Ports and connectors
05:14 – Thunderbolt 3 port
06:34 – Performance: Web browsing / YouTube / Netflix
06:56 – BrowswerBench.org Speedometer test
07:16 – Performance: Microsoft Word / Office
07:40 – Gaming: Witcher 3
08:45 – Gaming: Street Fighter V Low Spec Mode
09:12 – Gaming: Rocket League
09:42 – 3DMark Cloudgate Benchmark Test
10:11 – Benchmark scores with eGPU (1070)
10:44 – Kodi and high bit rate HEVC video
11:36 – Conclusion and final thoughts
12:41 – Pricing

See my eGPU video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CqyLtXaYf8

I omitted the fan noise segment during my editing. Here it is!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2lkbiHyXrw

The laptop comes just a few weeks after the 710s Plus we reviewed last week was released. The 720s is better in a couple of ways. First it has a built in 940MX GPU from Nvidia (unfortunately it doesn’t have the newly announced low end GPU). It also has the improved Lenovo keyboard and trackpad we’ve seen on their other 2017 devices.

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Comments

Hello Mr. Computer says:

All the posts that are posted are my post and no one is posting this post before it is posted.

Andrei says:

First!

Strider Wolf says:

nope this price range is where i throw slimness out the window and opt for a better (but slightly bulkier with better cooling) gaming and computing experience as there are quad cores with 1050/mx150/960m that are cheaper than this…

Ramon Godoy says:

Is this similar to the flex 5?

charlie brownau says:

Gaming laptops are often 3x the price and 1/3rd the performance

NathanBrutal says:

Gaming laptops really shouldn’t exist personally, but the Shield Tablet is perfect portable gaming!

Furrane says:

Price tag at the end of the video, disliked.

aabbbn says:

Hey Lon I know this is about something else but I just got a Nvidia Shield & I can’t seem to register it on there website & others have the same issue under product #.

Jayson Bossuet says:

what new chip did Nvidia release?

Russ Cooke says:

Hi Lon do you think this would stream games decently from a gaming pc in the same house?

Liion B says:

Good review!
It could be great to show us a picture of the internals of the laptop without zooming on a specific part like the SSD or the RAM, just to make it possible for us to see other important parts, like the fan setup (dual or not…)

JayzBeerz says:

Can it run 4K video without issues?

Roy says:

Can u do the review of the idea pad 320s please..?

Zosu says:

I can’t wait to see the mx150 gpu in laptops like these. That should be a little bit faster than the 950m.

fernando salazar says:

Just get a thinkpad lol

Jason Alec says:

Would you take look at the MSI PL62? i7-7700HQ + Nvidia MX150 for $800. Doesn’t look like a gaming laptop either.

Fairy C Rat says:

At that price I’d rather go for the Y700 or the Y520, also from Lenovo.

cop con says:

Nobody reviews lenovo y720 before this?? Lolz crap!!

HIGH Res Gaming says:

Just a curious question…. do you have to leave a credit card d info with Lenovo just in case the reviewer doesn’t return the loan hardware

charlie brownau says:

I recommend getting a laptop for 250-550 for school/work/study/documents/music/etc and spending the rest on a real desktop/sff/itx rig at home for gaming

Samawol says:

i have a yoga 510 with i3 7100u, r5 m430, 8gb ddr4 and 128gb ssd that i use for school. Great 14 inch convertable that i can fold into a tablet to draw then fold it back into a laptop and take notes and even play gta 5 in class at a 40fps avg (720p, normal/high)

Victor Noel Cory Paz says:

Thanks for these laptops reviews man!

Xenozade 34 says:

too much money
#first

Marco Bücker says:

How is the fan?

Ruza Roos says:

Should have waited for the GT 1030 GPU.

ronak dhoot says:

whats the colour accuracy of the display?

Some Guy Named Rob says:

Can’t be much good if it can’t even play Minecraft.

😉

Nanda Hita says:

do review on new acer aspire 5 a515 please gaming budget laptop

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