Lenovo Yoga 520 Review Part 1: Unboxing

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Is this $1449 Windows 10 touch-screen convertible laptop good enough for video editing on the go?

Let’s find out.

I bought this computer at a discount from COMEX 2017.

It’s cheaper than the equivalent products from Acer and HP.

Other than pricing, here are the top reasons why I chose it.

1. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7

It runs on i7, the faster processor Intel has. Better than i3 and i5. (Now they have i9)

2. NVIDIA® GeForce 940 MX 2GB

There is a separate display processor or GPU that will speed things up further.

3. 1TB SATA HDD

That’s a lot of storage space. Great for loading plenty of videos and photos.

4. 360-Degree Hinge

We can fold it all the way and use it like a tablet. Imagine an iPad running on Windows.

5. Battery Up to 10 hours

Most laptops last up to 4 hours on one charge. So 10 hours is good for a working day.

THE TRUTH

Honestly, we bought the Lenovo Yoga 520 for our daughter’s university study use.

We wanted one with specifications that will last the next 5 years.

However, I am testing and reviewing it to see if these specs are good enough for video editing, because of the i7 and GPU.

If this laptop is powerful enough for post-production work, then I will keep it and buy another one for my daughter.

Otherwise, it’s hers.

So this is part 1… unboxing.

The next part is about setting up and testing various features.

I will perform every test and review in separate short clips.

Enjoy!

Lenovo Yoga 520 Review Part 1: Unboxing by Adrian Video Image
https://youtu.be/s_FRFSf3uI8

PS:
Here are the specifications of this model I am unboxing.

Lenovo Yoga 520-14IKB 80x800A2SB Gold
14 IN INTEL CORE i7-7500U 8GB
1TB HDD WIN10

Processor
7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor

Operating System
Windows 10 Home

Graphics
NVIDIA® GeForce® 940MX 2GB

Camera & Microphone
720p HD Fixed-Focus CMOS Camera;
Dual Digital Microphones

Memory
8GB (Up to 16 GB DDR4)

Storage
Up to 1 TB SATA HDD

Audio
Harman® Speakers with Dolby Audio™ Premium

Battery1
52.5 WHr Polymer; Up to 10.4 Hours

Display
14″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Touchscreen

Dimensions (W x D x H)
(mm) : 330 x 235 x 19.9
(inches): 12.99″ x 9.25″ x 0.78″

Weight
Starting at 3.83 lbs (1.74 kg)

Additional Features
– Backlit Keyboard
– Lenovo Active Pen2
– Fingerprint Reader2

Color
– Metallic Gold

WLAN
2 x 2 WiFi 802.11 ac

Bluetooth®
Bluetooth® 4.1

Connectors
– 1 x USB Type-C™
– 2 x USB 3.0
– 4-in-1 Card Reader
– HDMI™
– Audio Jack

About the Author

AdrianLee

I am Adrian Lee from Sunny Singapore. My passions are in digital electronics, quantum physics, and exploring lifestyles. In this personal blog, I journal my thoughts and lessons. Enjoy!

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