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Lenovo Ideapad 720s Ultra slim Laptop Review 2018

Stylish looks, high-performance, all new hardware configurations, futuristic features, supportive battery backup and vivid display wrapped up in slim, sleek, durable and shining aluminum chassis defines the Lenovo Ideapad 720s ultra-slim laptop. Ideapad 720s is new thinking and everyday performance laptop from Lenovo. Empowered with all new 8th Gen Intel Quad Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM, approx. 9 hours of standard battery backup, JBL speakers, ultra high-definition IPS display and most importantly fit in the budget-friendly range laptops.

Lenovo Ideapad 720s Ultra slim Laptop Review 2018


Lenovo’s aim is to target budget friendly segment, hence introduces Ideapad “High-performance laptop for everyday use”. Lenovo is renowned for providing power packed devices or computer peripherals without weighing much heavy on your pockets. Lenovo desktops and laptops are quite popular in today’s computing era. You can expect attractive or elegant design, up to date hardware and affordable devices from Lenovo and Ideapad 720s is one from the same range.

Lenovo 720s is another intruding everyday high-performance laptop. The ultimate powerhouse is wrapped in simple, sleek and stylish chassis. It is said to be the big brother of earlier introduced Ideapad versions. The features and performance of this laptop is good and performs every day’s task without any hiccups or breakups.

The Ideapad main concept is to deliver a quality product within everyone’s reach. Any user who is looking for everyday notebook, but can’t afford an Apple MacBook or ASUS VivoBook can happily think of Lenovo Ideapad 720s ultra-slim laptop. There are few comprises made, which you can easily notice on the very first look, but can ignore if you look it at as a complete package. There is a touch of elegance, premium styling and some unique features associated with this laptop which make you fall in love with this device.

Lenovo Ideapad 720s Design

Lenovo Ideapad 720s is one of the slimmest, nicely designed and lightweight laptops available in the Lenovo Ideapad 720s Design market. The dimensions of 12.04” x 8.41” x 0.53” (305.9mm x 213.82mm x 13.6mm), glassy finish and weighing just 2.2lbs (1.1kg) proves that claim. The Iron grey color suits the profile the most and enhances the overall profile of this laptop.

Ideapad features premium detailing, superb finishes and sparkling beveled edges give this laptop a premium look and feel. Grey Aluminum and Magnesium finish on the top to start with, angled edges for slimmer and premium profile is what you can get on this laptop. On the right-hand corner, you can see Lenovo branding in shining silver color.

Keyboard Lenovo Ideapad 720s Ultra slim LaptopOpen the lid, you can see very thin bezels around the display, which looks beautiful and makes 13-inch display actually looks like 14-inch. The keyboard holds a lot of compromises as you can see very small and tightly fitted arrow keys, delete or backspace keys.

The Power button is also adjusted and fitted on top of numeric keys. The trackpad is comfortable to use. There is enough free space for the palm rest around the trackpad. The fingerprint reader is placed beneath the numeric keys and seems to be a nice addition.

Hardware and Performance

Labeled as every day’s performance laptop, this machine features all-new 8th Gen Intel quad-core i7-8550U processor backed up with Intel HD Graphics 620 chipset to perform every day’s task Performance Lenovo Ideapad 720s smoothly and efficiently. You can play games on full HD screen, got some responsive functions and handles multi-tasking without any issues.

As far as memory is concerned, up to 8GB DDR RAM enables multi-tasking with uttermost swiftness and smoothness. You can store massive data, download/store movies, photos or videos on high-performance 1TB PCIe SSD. As an operating system, you can get Windows 10 Home edition installed on this device which offers you easy access to built-in apps and features.

Connect to any wireless devices through very fast 802.11ac WiFi or Bluetooth 4.1 option, whereas wired connection can be done through the LAN T45 jack port. Apart from that, you will get 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 Type C Thunderbolt and 1 Type C port attached for various other connection options. Thunderbolt a revolutionary technology offers fast charging and up to 40 GBPS of data transfer speed which is approx. 8 times faster than normal 3.0 port.


Lenovo Ideapad 720s comes with a brilliant display which delivers sensual visuals and stunning graphics. This laptop holds 13.3-inch ultra-high definition IPS display with the resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. The borders of the screen shaved significantly to provide a bezel-less display. A re-designed border around the screen enhances the visual appearance and overall profile of display.


The fingerprint sensor on the smartphone was a nice initiative from the smartphone brands and it received good response from the users. The same technology features on this laptop as well. Now, you do not have to remember passwords and hectic of remembering or changing them again and again, just use the fingerprint sensor, record your fingerprint and access your system within two seconds. You can also able to sign in to various apps like Dropbox with the use of your finger touch.

Battery and Audio

Battery life remains one of the considerable factors to decide any laptop. Lenovo Ideapad got up to 10 hours of battery life. This is amazing as 10 hours have been sufficient time to complete all your day to day tasks or watching any movies or videos. You can also charge your other devices via USP port from this laptop. So you have not to worry much about battery backup on the move with Lenovo Ideapad 720s.

Sound quality has been driven by JBL premium Audio speakers. There is Dolby Audio feature, which provides you crystal clear and balanced sound quality. You can adjust to a wide range of sound profiles to get amazing and louder sound.

Specs of Lenovo Ideapad 720s
Processor Intel Core i7-8550U (1.8 GHz)
Graphics Intel HD 620
RAM Up to 8GB DDR4
Storage 1TB PCIe SSD
Display Up to 13.3-inch UHD IPS (3840×2160)


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Carol Moore

Carol Moore is one of the core author of mylaptopguide. She checks every ingredient of laptops and write laptop reviews as well as lists best laptops for different use.

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