CNET First Look
Lenovo's Yoga 730 is a versatile 13-inch 2-in-1 you'll want to take everywhereIt's just a modest update from its predecessor, but the Yoga 730 is still one of the best 2-in-1s you'll find for under a $1,000.
The 13.3 inch LENOVO YOGA 720 was one of the best 2 in ones you could find last year for less than a $1000. It's follow up the YOGA 730 is no different. Still delivering a good value with excellent features and performance in it's category starting at $880. Lenovo didn't really change much from the 720 moving up to 8th Gen Intel core I series processors is the biggest difference and it results in a noticeable performance boost and while battery life wasn't any better than the 720 add a little more than. In eight house in our test, the 730 can now quick charge, getting you two hours of use off a 15 minute charge. There are a handful of other changes like it now has two Thunderbolt 3 ports, and Lenovo added far-field mic so you can trigger Microsoft's Cortana Digital Assistant. And eventually Amazon Alexa services from up to 13 feet away. And it's a little thinner and lighter too, which makes it more comfortable to use as a tablet whether that's with your fingers or the optional $60 Active Pen 2 with 4096 levels of pen sensitivity. The price you pay for having something so small and thin is that you'll need to rely more on USB-C adaptors for things like ethernet or video output and there is no SD card slot either. But that was the case with the 720 also and most other premium 2 in 1. [UNKNOWN] So yeah. Not too much has changed for this update but what has been added is worth while and makes the Yoga 730 just as easy recommendation as its predecessor. [MUSIC]