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.
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.
I will perform every test and review in separate short clips.
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
7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
Windows 10 Home
NVIDIA® GeForce® 940MX 2GB
Camera & Microphone
720p HD Fixed-Focus CMOS Camera;
Dual Digital Microphones
8GB (Up to 16 GB DDR4)
Up to 1 TB SATA HDD
Harman® Speakers with Dolby Audio™ Premium
52.5 WHr Polymer; Up to 10.4 Hours
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″
Starting at 3.83 lbs (1.74 kg)
– Backlit Keyboard
– Lenovo Active Pen2
– Fingerprint Reader2
– Metallic Gold
2 x 2 WiFi 802.11 ac
– 1 x USB Type-C™
– 2 x USB 3.0
– 4-in-1 Card Reader
– Audio Jack