Lenovo at the MWC 2018 in Barcelona introduced two new laptops in its Yoga series. Yoga 730 and Yoga 530 aka Flex 14 are not very different aesthetically, but changes the technical specifications: now comes with the Intel Core eighth-generation processors and there is the dedicated GPU option like Nvidia GTX 1050.
Lenovo Yoga 730 is available in two variants, one with a 13.3 and second is 15.6-inch IPS display (resolution up to 4K UHD). The RAM can go up to 16GB, while the maximum internal storage is 512GB for the 13.3-inch model, and 1TB for the 15.6-inch version (of course SSD, PCI-E). The GTX 1050 is offered only on 15.6-inch version; battery life is similar, up to 11 hours declared.
Changes in the ports: on the 13.3-inch model, there are 2 USB-C Thunderbolt, 1 USB-A 3.0 and a headphone jack; on the other, there is a single USB-C Thunderbolt, 2 USB-A 3.0, a headphone jack and an HDMI. The dimensions are 207 x 216 x 14.1 mm and 360 x 249 x 17.2 mm, respectively, and a weight of 1.12 and 1.89 kg.
The trackpad of the two 2-in-1 laptops is a Microsoft Precision, and in the keyboard is integrated a fingerprint scanner compatible with Windows Hello. No IR camera. The speakers from JBL and also support Dolby Atmos. There are long-range microphones for recognizing voice commands from a great distance. Two voice assistants have natively supported: Cortana and Amazon Alexa.
Lenovo Yoga 530 (also known as Flex 14 in the US) has the same choice of processors but comes with the 14-inch FHD 1080p display. RAM and storage reach 16GB and 512GB in the highest configuration, while the ports are 1 USB-C, 2 USB-A 3.0, HDMI and SD card slot. You can insert a discrete GPU, a GeForce MX130. The chassis is made of plastic, while the most precious Yoga 730 has aluminum. However, the dimensions are compact – 328 x 229 x 17.6 mm, thanks to reasonably thin frames around the display and weighs 1.6 kg.
Moving to its pricing and availability, the 13-inch Yoga 730 with Lenovo Active Pen 2 included will start at $879.99, will be available in April. The 15-inch model with Lenovo Active Pen 2 included will start at $899.99, will be available in April. The 14-inch Yoga 530 (Lenovo Flex 14) will start at $599.99, will be available in June.