yoga 900 or 710

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  1. techishawn

    techishawn Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi, I am considering between the refreshed yoga 900 or new yoga 710.

    My concern
    1. ram or graphics card more important?
    Yoga 900 have more ram but is ddr3, and yoga 701 is ddr4 but only 8gb ram and higher mhz
    iris 540 is decent but nvidia is better.

    2. Anything to say about the processor?

    3. the screen display
    Laptop brightness any issue? I heard yoga 900 is low.
    what is the srgb for yoga 710? is the colour accurate?

    4. for ssd, m.2 vs pcie?

    5. build quality

    Which laptop will you recommend?

    Below are the specs

    Yoga 900
    Intel Core i7-6560U Processor( 2.20GHz 1866MHz 4MB)
    13.3" QHD+ LED Glossy Multi-touch 3200x1800
    Intel Iris Graphics 540
    16.0GB LPDDR3-1600 LPDDR3 1600 MHz
    512GB SSD PCIe

    yoga 710
    Intel Core i7-6500U Processor( 2.50GHz 1866MHz 4MB)
    14.0" FHD LED Multitouch 1920x1080
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 940MX 2GB
    8.0GB PC4-17000 DDR4 2133 MHz
    256GB SSD M.2



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    1) What is your budget? 3000 or below

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    c. Thin and Light; 13" - 14" screen
    3) Where will you buying this notebook? Asia

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    a. Like: almost all the brands
    b. Dislike: none
    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed? yes

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook? development work, light gaming, light video editing

    7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both? along with me everywhere on hand.

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? If so, please state which games or types of games? light gaming

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need? 9-10hours

    10) Would you prefer to see the notebooks you're considering before purchasing it or buying a notebook on-line without seeing it is OK? either is fine

    11) What OS do you prefer? Windows (Windows 7 / 8), Mac OS, Linux, etc. (windows 10, linus)

    Screen Specifics

    12) From the choices below, what screen resolution(s) would you prefer? Keep in mind screen size in conjunction with resolution will play a large role in overall viewing comfort level. Everyone is different. Some like really small text, while others like their text big and easy to read. (Scroll down to see screen resolution information.)
    fhd
    qhd

    13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? (Scroll down to see explanations.)
    either is fine

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you? yes

    15) When are you buying this laptop? these few days

    16) How long do you want this laptop to last? 3-4 years

    Notebook Components

    17) How much hard drive space do you need? Do you want a SSD drive? ssd at least 256gb

    18) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a DVD Burner, Blu-ray Reader or Blu-Ray Burner? no
     
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    Charles P. Jefferies Lead Moderator Super Moderator

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    The Yoga 900 outclasses the Yoga 710. It's more portable, and has better performance and battery life. The 900's overall level of quality is also higher.

    Other 2-in-1s to consider include the HP Spectre x360, and if you really want to spend a lot, the VAIO Z Flip.

    Charles
     
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    techishawn Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thank you for your reply, I miss this out, as no notifications were send to my mail.
    Comparing yoga 900 with surface pro 4, which would you all prefer?
    They both have same specs - i7, 16gb ram, intel iris 540.
     
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    You're welcome.

    The Surface Pro 4 is primarily a tablet; it's not very stable/comfortable when used in your lap. If you plan to use it in your lap, I would go for the Lenovo Yoga 900 (or, if you really like the Microsoft offerings, you can look at the Surface Book; it's expensive, though).

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    techishawn Notebook Enthusiast

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    I am looking for a light , thin 2 in 1 ultrabook, but with minimum intel iris 540.
    Surface Book and VAIO Z Flip is not available in my country.
    Seem like only left yoga 900, i dont think there are anymore other choices?
     
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    The HP Spectre x360 would be another choice. If that's not available, the Yoga 900 is a good notebook.

    Charles
     
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    techishawn Notebook Enthusiast

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    Spectre 360 is available, however the specs were Lowest with intel graphics 520, 8gb Ram
     
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    Unless graphics performance is a priority - the Iris graphics make little difference.

    The notebooks/tablets you're considering - Lenovo Yoga 900, HP Spectre x360, Surface Pro 4 - are all very comparable, so pick the one that suits you. There are no significant downsides to any of them.

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