Lenovo is a very famous manufacturer of laptops. It is not only a standard manufacturer of laptops but also one of the largest laptop manufacturers in the world. The popularity of Lenovo is not in any specific areas but it captured the world. As far as the quality of Lenovo’s product is concerned, laptops that are manufactured by Lenovo are high-end in working and attractive in body shape.
Lenovo Product lines
The product line of Lenovo is very long and includes very famous and popular products with remarkable performance. Some products of Lenovo have set a benchmark in the field of laptop manufacturing. Lenovo’s product line includes ThinkPad series X1, T, P1, Lenovo IdeaPad, Lenovo Legion, etc. Along with this large and versatile product line, two very famous and amazing products by Lenovo are Flex and Yoga. In this way, Lenovo is providing products to all users for all kinds of work.
Lenovo Flex vs Yoga
No dought, Lenovo Flex Vs Yoga are mind-blowing series of Lenovo products. Each of these has its special features which can differ from other but mostly features are common in both products of Lenovo. That’s why, when a user is decided to select one of these, it is a head-spinning task for that user due to very close competition between these two.
This is the main reason and motivation for me to write this article for you so that your search can become narrow for the selection of Flex or Yoga laptop if you are willing to get a powerful machine from any of these two. Before starting the detailed discussion, I want to tell you that our selected models for comparison are Lenovo Flex 2-15 and Lenovo Yoga 730.
To choose the best laptop, the first consideration of every user is the processing power of that laptop. In most laptops of Lenovo, including Flex and Yoga, Intel processors are mostly used. I do not mean that AMD is not the choice of Lenovo for providing processing power to its laptops. Many products of Lenovo come with AMD processors also. In the case of our selected models of Lenovo laptops, both are equipped with Intel processors.
According to the Lenovo official website information, Flex 2-15 comes with Itanium based processor which is the latest range of high-speed CPUs. Lenovo Flex 2-15 can also have an Intel Pentium processor while the top model of Flex 2-15 has Intel Core i7 processor. It is dependent on different models of Flex 2-15 which matter in the case of performance.
While on the other hand Yoga 730 has a latest and powerful Intel Core i7-8550U processor which belongs to the 8th generation of Intel Itanium processors. Surely, it is a big difference which makes Yoga 730 able to deal with heavy tasks with comfort. The base clock speed of this CPU is 1.8GHz which is also supported with turbo boost when needed. Each core of this CPU can boost up to 4GHz clock speed.
After the processing power, another main difference between these two is the quality of the display. In every machine, display quality is dependent on the graphics card and screen of that machine. A combination of both these gives a perfect quality of the picture. If anyone of these components is less in quality or not perform up to the mark than definitely performance and quality of the display is get affected.
In Flex 2-15, an integrated graphics card is provided. The model of this graphics card is Intel HD Graphics 4400. It is an integrated GPU due to which it uses shared memory for the processing of graphical data. The topmost model of Flex 2-15 comes with a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce 840M Graphical Processing Unit While remaining comes with integrated GPUs.
The display panel of the Flex 2-15 product line is a multipoint touch screen. Quality of Flex 2-15 in HD and Full HD and laptops are available in both qualities. In HD, the display is not very impressive because of the architecture of this display screen in TN panel. The brightness of this panel is 200 nits with a contrast ratio of 400:1. This display is comfortable in-room or relatively good in a dark environment but not in shiny conditions. Some better options are also available with higher brightness and contrast ratio.
Lenovo Yoga 730 is equipped with a new and high-performance Graphics Card of NVIDIA. GeForce GTX 1050 dedicated GPU is available in this laptop for high-quality graphics. Although in some laptops of the same model, instead of dedicated GPU an integrated GPU is also used which is Intel UHD and gives high-quality graphics processing. But GTX 1050 with dedicated 4GB VRAM is at the top of performance.
The display panel of this model is 15.6 inches in size which is also a 10 point multi-touch screen. The resolution of this screen is also very high up to 3840 x 2160 pixels which are ideal for all kinds of games and graphics work. Viewing angles are also very accurate because it is an IPS panel.
After comparing the two major components of these two product lines of Lenovo, now we evaluate the other hardware parts of these machines in terms of performance and availability.
16GB RAM is the part of the Yoga 730 machine which is a dual-channel memory and can be upgraded. On the other hand, in the top models of Flex 2-15, installed RAM is up to 8GB which is also Dual Channel and additional RAM can also install along with already present RAM. Mostly Flex 2-15 laptops come with 4GB RAM which is also upgradeable with dual channel.
In Yoga 730, instead of mechanical storage, card storage is used which is faster than traditional storage. The main architecture of Yoga 730 laptop storage is M.2 which is 512GB in capacity. As far as its read-write speed or transfer rate is concerned, it is must faster in read-operations while a bit slower in the write operation. The transfer rate of its read operations is almost 2600MB per second. On the other side, Lenovo Flex 2-15 storage is a traditional hard disk which is very slow in performance than electronic card storage. Read speed of these disks in the sequential file is up to 112MB per second while write speed is just 0.4MB per second.
Ports, connectivity and keyboard
Flex 2-15 is rich in the case of available ports for the connectivity of peripheral devices. USB 2.0 and 3.0 are available on the body of this laptop. Along with these USB ports, a card reader is also given. For wireless connectivity, dual-band WLAN adapter and Bluetooth are present while for the wired network connectivity, Gigabit speed RJ-45 is also given. While on the body of Yoga 730 machine, Thunderbolt USB port is also available along with all these ports and connected devices that are present on Flex 2-15 except card reader. This port is used for very high-speed data transfer and 4k display monitors.
The keyboard in Yoga 730 is also according to the standard. Keys of this keyboard are curved and fixed down in the aluminum case for their protection in tablet mode. The keyboard is with a two-stage backlit and a fingerprint scanner is also available. The keyboard of Flex 2-15 is some sticky and needs some extra force to press. While it contains a separate numeric pad and also has backlit.
Battery Backup Timing
In the last of this article, the only important thing which is remaining to compare is the battery backup of these two product lines. Battery available in Flex 2-15 is a 4-cell battery which gives a moderate backup time. That battery backup cannot be enough for a full day working. On normal display conditions, 6 hours backup time is provided by this battery pack. On the other side, Lenovo Yoga 730 battery backup time is up to 11 hours on normal conditions while it is almost half when this machine is used for watching videos or other graphics related work.
In the end, after review and comparing these two famous product lines of Levono, results show that each of these is ideal for two different types of users including these which required high-performance machine without any budget constraint while other these users which needs moderate performance machine in a very affordable budget which not become heavy on their pocket.
- For a better and high-speed performance, which is required in playing high-end games, graphics designing work, and video editing, Lenovo Yoga 730 is best.
- On the other hand, where the price of the laptop and budget of the user is the main constraint than Flex 2-15 is best for these users.