2017 IdeaPad 720s is looking good!

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  1. WilSz

    WilSz Newbie

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    The laptop deal is now $679 from BJs.
     
  2. Talon

    Talon Notebook Virtuoso

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    Just picked the i5 8250U/256gb/8gb version from MC for the wife. Did a clean install so far so good. Really liking this little device for her. Everything on it seems to be pretty dang good, the keyboard, the screen, the touchpad is great, and the speakers are not too bad for the size of the laptop. The laptop exceeds all of her needs and the fact that it has TB3 and a dGPU is just unnecessary extras. I wasn't too keen on the glossy screen at first, but honestly after using it and seeing it in person it's not like some glossy screens I've used in the past. I actually like it and remember how much they seem to make colors pop.

    I managed to overclock the display to a nice 72Hz with reduced LCD timings which is noticeably smooth feeling than the default 60hz.

    On the CPU side of things with some tweaking I managed to get a CB multi score of 670. Not bad for a very low TDP i5.
     
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    JRE84 Notebook Evangelist

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    and your wife needs a overclocked lcd??????????????????
     
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    marlin29311 Notebook Enthusiast

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    BrickToTheFace Notebook Enthusiast

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    How are you guys finding the screen brightness? On the Yoga 720 I kept wanting to turn it up, but it was already as max level.
     
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    lukinpt Notebook Enthusiast

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    Is anyone having problems with hibernate in Windows 10 since last BIOS update?
    Most of the times it doesn't work and I think it started after the BIOS update.
     
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    earthdan Notebook Consultant

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    FYI to everyone, I had a weird problem with my 720s, where I could only power on with the ac plugged in, and the battery was doing some strange charging things. I ended up contacting lenovo support and sent the computer in, and they ended up putting a new motherboard in it. Pretty happy with the support received, they even sent a nice box to put the computer in and free shipping. Took about 10 days total I think since I contacted them. Everything smooth now though!

    Dan
     
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    lukinpt Notebook Enthusiast

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    Btw, the problem went away after the last major Windows update.
     
  9. don_svetlio

    don_svetlio In the Pipe, Five by Five.

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    I'm currently looking at this laptop with the 8550U and MX150 - are there any issues or caveats I should be aware of? How's performance? THermals? Throttling? Battery?
     
  10. JRE84

    JRE84 Notebook Evangelist

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    fast.good low.none.10 hrs...


    tip read the thread
     
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