Lenovo 81B5001HUS Yoga 720 12.5″ Touch-Screen Laptop Review

Lenovo 81B5001HUS Yoga 720 12.5″ Touch-Screen Laptop is an inexpensive 2-in-1 laptop. The laptop is designed for home users and students. Though the laptop falls under the premium category, it does not come with any great hardware specification. It is integrated with entry-level Intel Core i3-7100u processor which operates with 2.4GHz. It has only 4GB DDR4 RAM, which is not upgradable, and the memory is soldered to the motherboard. The laptop offers 128GB Solid state drive but a big part of it is used by Windows 10 operating system. So you have to rely on external hard drives or flash drive for additional storage requirement. Lenovo 81B5001HUS laptop offers a very limited number of ports and lacks SD card reader. It has 1 USB 3.0 and 1 USB  Type c ((DP+USB 3.0) ports. You can also consider Dell i5378-3031GRY-PUS  2-in-1 touchscreen laptop which is also an inexpensive laptop and has Intel core i3-7100u processor, 4GB RAM ( expandable up to 16GB) and 1TB 5400 rpm hard drive. It has 2 USB 3.0  and 1 USB 2.0 ports. It comes with SD card reader as well as HDMI output.  However, the Dell laptop comes with the non-backlit keyboard.

Like Lenovo 81B5001HUS, the Dell 2-in-1 laptop also comes with full HD IPS display. None of these laptops come with the optical drive. However, you can use external CD/DVD drive.

Intel core i3-7100u has 2 cores and is perfect for day to day computing. For instance, you can type term papers, work with spreadsheets, make presentations, send emails, chat over Skype, browse the internet, stream videos and movies on this laptop. Though the processor is not suitable for CPU intensive tasks, you can still edit photos and small HD video files. However, one should not expect fast performance for such tasks. If you can increase your budget a little more, you can consider Dell i5379-5296GRY-PUS 2 in 1 PC which is powered by Intel core i5-8250u quad-core processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM ( expandable up to 32GB) and  1TB 5400 rpm hard drive. Like model: 81B5001HUS, it also comes with Full HD IPS display. It also offers backlit keyboard, full-size HDMI, and SD card reader. It comes with integrated IR camera which is Windows Hello enabled.

Lenovo 81B5001HUS Yoga 720 12.5″ Touch-Screen Laptop comes with integrated Intel HD 620 graphics. The laptop supports casual gaming. You can only play games like Minecraft, League of legends etc., in low to medium resolution. The laptop is not suitable for high-end games like GTA V, Destiny 2 and COD WWII. Basically, such laptops are designed for people who are always moving and don’t need to work with CPU or GPU intensive programs.

As told earlier, you can’t expand memory in this laptop as memory is soldered on the motherboard. Also, storage is non-upgradable. The laptop runs on windows 10 home operating. It doesn’t come with full version of Microsoft office. You need to buy MS Office license separately. The laptop comes with the fingerprint reader. All the laptops mentioned above have the 360-degree hinge.

The 3 Cell 36 Watt Hour Li-Cylindrical battery offers up to 7 hours of battery backup, depending upon usage.