Len­ovo Yoga 720

₹74,500, www.len­ovo.com/in

T3 India - - HYPE -

For some rea­son the name al­ways cracks me up.

Sure, it’s a bit cheesy but makes sense when you think about it. A con­vert­ible that can bend at an­gles re­sem­bling yoga poses! It might look like any other hy­brid in the mar­ket but Len­ovo is one of the very few to be bring­ing de­cent hard­ware at af­ford­able pric­ing.

Still, it doesn’t look half bad.

Agreed. The look is quite classy and sub­tle and it’s all down to the alu­minium chas­sis with a sil­ver trim. No­tice how those black bezels sur­round­ing the screen give it the look of a smart­phone. The 360 hinges al­low the screen to be ro­tated in var­i­ous ways. Be care­ful of where you keep it in Cin­ema mode though, be­cause the key­board and track­pad are left ex­posed.

What would be a safer way to use it?

Why, Tent mode of course. It serves al­most the same pur­pose as Cin­ema mode but of­fers more pro­tec­tion from any ac­ci­den­tal spills, although the hinge is too stiff to be opened by one hand. An ac­cept­able trade-off, as Len­ovo has done a good job of keep­ing flex to a min­i­mum.

That’s good but how would I go about keep­ing my files se­cure?

The small square si­t­u­ated be­low the End key is the fin­ger­print reader work­ing as in­tended un­like the older mod­els with their strange place­ment. Users can very eas­ily scan their fin­ger­print re­gard­less of de­vice ori­en­ta­tion. Now no more hav­ing to type out a pin code. Just swipe and get back into the ac­tion!

Feels like it would be sparse on ports.

This is the trade-off you get when you opt for a light­weight and por­ta­ble de­vice. There is a sin­gle USB 3.0 port on the right side near the power but­ton. On the left are two USB-C 3.0 ports, the mic and 3.5mm head­phone jack. One of these has Thun­der­bolt so adapters sold sep­a­rately can be plugged in to add Eth­er­net and HDMI ports while the other is best used for charg­ing the Yoga 720.

Any writ­ing ac­ces­sory?

The op­tional Len­ovo Ac­tive Pen 2 is here to save the day. It fea­tures high ac­cu­racy and palm- re­jec­tion tech­nol­ogy to em­u­late the reg­u­lar pen-on-pa­per writ­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. Fully com­pat­i­ble with Win­dows Ink, users can in­stantly re­for­mat notes or send them to other de­vices.

The pre­loaded Len­ovo suite pro­vides a va­ri­ety of soft­ware func­tions

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