22 June 2017
Lenovo is all set to launch a new 14-inch notebook called the Lenovo IdeaPad 720S, a 14-inch notebook with narrow edges and built-in NVIDIA graphics unit for gaming. The laptop, set for a June release, will be called the Lenovo IdeaPad 720S-14IKB and has already has been listed on BestBuy and NewEgg.
The metal-body notebook features a 14-inch FullHD IPS LCD display with narrow edges on sides and an HD webcam at the top. The laptop is powered by an Intel Core i5-7200U with a base clock of 2.5GHz and a 3.1GHz turbo clock. Users can also opt for an Intel Core i7-7500 that operates at 2.7GHz and can be overclocked up to 3.4GHz if required. In both the cases, users are offered power-saving dual-core SOCs from the Intel U-series, which operates with a maximum of 15W power loss.
Depending on the choice of CPU, Lenovo offers either 8 or 16 gigs of DDR4 RAM with a storage option of 128 or 512GB of SSD. Lenovo bundles in the NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics card. There are two USB 3.0's, a Thunderbolt3-capable USB Type-C port, and an HDMI output slot. Connectivity options include Gigabit WLAN and Bluetooth 4.1. Unlike the latest Apple MacBook and Microsoft Surface, the IdeaPad 720S will have an SD card reader. It even has a fingerprint scanner just below the keyboard for an additional layer of security with the help of Windows Hello.
The Lenovo notebook will have a four-cell 56-watt hour capacity battery. The laptop is 15.2mm thick and weighs 1.6 kilograms. The laptop runs Windows 10 Home edition in the 'Signature Edition' variant.
As for pricing, the i5 CPU, 8GB RAM, and 256GB variant cost $949, whereas the powerful one with i7 CPU, 16GB RAM, and 512GB SSD costs $1,329.