Lenovo ideapad 720S (14″) - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 512GB SSD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe NVMe
RAM
up to 16GB
OS
Windows 10 Home
Battery
56Wh, 4-cell
Dimensions
320 x 223 x 15.2 mm (12.60" x 8.78" x 0.60")
Weight
1.58 kg (3.5 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2), Thunderbolt 3
  • HDMI
  • VGA
  • DVI
  • Card reader SD
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Audio jack headphone/microphone
Features
  • Fingerprint reader optional
  • Web camera
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive

 

Display Profiles

Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

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Office Work - screen profile

Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

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Design and Gaming - screen profile

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

$4.97
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Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

THealth-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

$4.98
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$9.99
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Lenovo ideapad 720S (14″) in-depth review

We are always happy to get our hands on an exciting device that combines two key features that in other cases are considered to be an oxymoron, like portability and power. Well, the new Ideapad 720s from Lenovo offers it all but at a cost. And we don't mean the pricing. In fact, the price for the base model is surprisingly low because you get a crisp IPS Full HD panel, a Core i5-7200U CPU, NVIDIA GeForce 940MX GPU with 2GB of GDDR5 VRAM and top things, the device ships with a Samsung PCIe NV[...]

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Pros

  • Premium and solid build
  • Compact and portable with thin screen bezels (14-inch machine inside a 13-inch chassis)
  • Excellent IPS display
  • No PWM across all brightness levels
  • Powerful hardware given the asking price and the form factor
  • Plenty of I/O including Thunderbolt 3
  • Good battery life

Cons

  • Warm and noisy under load
  • The system can't utilize the full performance of the CPU
  • Glossy but non-touch screen

 

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