If you’ve become disheartened by current laptop prices, you’ll be happy to know that there are some great options coming from Lenovo that are not only feature-rich, but they’re also reasonably priced. Case in point, the 13″ and 15″ Lenovo Yoga 730 and the 14″ Flex 14. Each will cost under $1000, but you’d never guess it from looking at them.
Announced today, the new 13″ and 15″ Lenovo Yoga 730, and the Lenovo Flex 14 are all Windows 10 convertibles that come with excellent battery life. How good? You can expect up to 11.5 hours from the 13″ Yoga 730 and up to 11 hours on the 15″ Yoga 730; the Flex 14 will get up to 10 hours.
Even better, thanks to Rapid Charge, with just a 15-minute charge, you can get up to 2 hours more of computer time. That’s perfect for when you need a quick top-off before you dash out the door.
Each Yoga 2-in-1 has a full-sized keyboard, and they can be configured with 8th-gen Intel Core i7 processors, with optional NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 discrete graphics on the 15-inch Yoga 730.
You can also customize your new Lenovo Yoga with up to a UHD IPS touchscreen display on the Yoga 730, while the Flex 14 has an FHD IPS touchscreen display. All of the devices sport relatively thin bezels, and the touch screens allow you to swipe, pinch, or tap away.
If you prefer using a “pen” when your laptop is in tablet mode (or even when it’s not), you can purchase the optional Lenovo Active Pen 2, which has 4,096 levels of sensitivity. You’ll get a pen-on-paper experience whether you are writing, drawing, or annotating your work with Windows Ink.
These new Lenovo Yoga laptops also feature Windows Hello, and they have fingerprint readers for added security and ease of signing in.
If you opt for the 13″ or 15″ 730, you’ll get both Amazon Alexa and Microsoft Cortana built-in; the system’s built-in far-field mics allow Alexa or Cortana to easily listen and respond to you — even when you are standing across the room.
The new Yogas have JBL speakers, and when listening through headphones you’ll be able to take advantage of Dolby Atmos immersive audio.
No one likes a heavy laptop, and Lenovo has made sure that the Yoga 730 and Flex 14 are as thin and light as possible. The 13″ Lenovo Yoga 730 weighs just 2.46 pounds, and the 15″ Lenovo Yoga 730 weighs just 4 pounds, while the Flex 14 weighs 3.25 pounds. That said, the Flex 14 is not entirely clad in aluminum like the 730 is, but its inside surfaces are while the exterior of the Flex 14 is polycarbonate, and at 17.6mm, it is 11% thinner than its predecessor.
Pricing for the 13″ Lenovo Yoga 730 will start at $879.99, and the 15″ Yoga 730 will start at $899.99. The Flex 14 (with Lenovo Active Pen 2 included) will start at $599.99. You can find all three of them on the Lenovo site starting in April.
Here’s a tour of the 13″ and 15″ Lenovo Yoga 730 …
… and here’s a tour of the Lenovo Flex 14; it’s actually called the 530 outside of America, so don’t get thrown off by the name used in the video.