Lenovo Stretches its Lineup with the Introduction of the Yoga 710 and Yoga 510: Hands-on Preview

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Just last month Lenovo introduced a cornucopia of new consumer products in conjunction with a whole new Thinkpad line, but it appears the company was holding a few cards up its sleeve for Mobile World Congress. Here at the show Lenovo has announced two new additions to its Yoga line with the Yoga 710 and Yoga 510.

Lenovo Yoga 710

yoga 710 11 The Lenovo Yoga 710 is available in both a 11-inch and 14-inch models. The 11-inch is the more affordable of the pair. Besides the smaller screen size, the most notable difference between the two devices is the processor, the 11-inch variant offers up to Intel 6th generation Core M5 CPU while the 14-inch offers the beefier 6th generation Intel Core CPU (up to 6th Generation Intel Core i7). The 140-inch Yoga 710 offers optional Nvidia GTX GeForce 940MX GPU, but the 11-inch (as expected of a smaller device) only offers integrated graphics. Another notable difference between the two devices is the on board memory. Both units house up to 8GB of RAM, but the 11-inch version offers DDR3 while the 14-inch utilizes the newer DDR4 architecture. Both models run on Windows 10 Home edition operating system and offer up to the 256GB of SSD storage. The 11-inch version houses up to 8GB of DDR3 memory, while the 14-inch Yoga 710 offers up to 8GB of DDR4. Both versions will feature a IPS 1080p display with a 300 nits brightness.

Despite the notable differences between the two devices’ innards, the two Yoga 710 models look nearly identical. One noticeable improvement for the refreshed models is the silver edged trim that runs around the display cover and deck. The metallic cut edging contrasts nicely against the Black and Silver color options.

Yoga 710 tent 14As with every Lenovo Yoga, the pair come equipped with a 360-degree display hinge allowing the laptops to quickly change between tablet and laptop modes without removing the keyboard. Transition between modes was seamless and quick. The 14-inch version of the Yoga 700 is packing something a little extra in it’s hinges. Lenovo has placed the wireless antenna in its rotating hinge, boasting a 20 percent improvement in Wi-Fi connectivity according to Lenovo. 

Both the 11-inch and 14-inch versions of the Yoga 710 will be made available in March 2016, starting at $500 and $800 respectively.

Lenovo Yoga 510

Yoga 510The Yoga 510 is available in a 14-inch and 15-inch versions. Unlike the 710, the Yoga 510 doesn’t have different spec loadouts between the two models. Both models feature a IPS 1080p touch panel with 250 nits brightness. The pair runs on Windows 10 with up to a 6th generation Intel Core i7 processor, with up to 8GB of DDR4 RAM, up to 1TB of HDD or 256GB of SSD storage. The 14-inch Yoga 510 will offer optional discrete AMD graphics up to the AMD Radeon R5 M430 GPU, while the 15-inch version will offer up to AMD Radeon R7 M460.  In addition to strong specs, the Yoga 510 will offer up to 8.5 hours of battery life according to Lenovo’s tests. What’s more exciting though is the 510’s fast charging technology, as the laptops will be able to completely recharge after full use in only 2.5 hours.

The Yoga 510 looks somewhat similar to the Yoga 710. Both devices employ the diamond cut edging around the deck and display cover, along with the curved soft angles that has been synonymous with the Yoga platform. The Yoga 510 will offer Lenovo’s classic black color option, while the 14-inch version will also be available in chalk white.

The 14-inch and 15-inch Yoga 510 will be made available for purchase in April 2016, starting at $600 and $700 respectively.

 

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