Lenovo Yoga 730 13 13.3″ Ultra-Portable 2-in-1 PC with 8th Gen Intel Core, Optional Pen

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The Lenovo Yoga 730 13 is an ultra-portable and fast convertible laptop. This 2-in-1 laptop / tablet hybrid has a sharp 13.3″ Full HD touch wide-viewing angle display, mounted on a pair of 360-degree hinges. Besides finger touch input, Lenovo has provided pressure-sensitive active digitizer pen option and an ergonomic keyboard with backlight. The aluminum-clad notebook has very slim display bezels, which reduce the footprint of the device. Combine that with its 0.6″ thin profile and a weight of only 2.6 pounds, and you get a very compact 2-in-1 PC travel companion. Inside, the Yoga 730 13 packs the 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U or i7-8550U quad-core processors with great computing performance and entry-level Intel UHD 620 integrated graphics, 8 or 16 Gigabytes of RAM, and up to 512 Gigabytes of fast solid state drive storage. The battery of 48 WHr is decently capacious. It provides “up to 11.5 hours” of battery life, according to Lenovo.

Here are some of the available configurations of the Lenovo Yoga 730 13 and their prices on Lenovo Store (as of 08/05/2018):

  • 81CT001QUS: i5-8250U CPU / 128GB SSD / 8GB RAM / $799
  • 81CT001TUS: i5-8250U CPU / 256GB SSD / 8GB RAM / $849
  • 81CT001RUS: i7-8550U CPU / 256GB SSD / 8GB RAM / $979
  • 81CT001PUS: i7-8550U CPU / 512GB SSD / 8GB RAM / $1,179
  • 81CT001SUS: i7-8550U CPU / 512GB SSD / 16GB RAM / $1,349

It’s also worth noting that Lenovo has omitted some common laptop features on this model, such as HDMI video output and media card reader. On the positive side, besides a standard USB 3.0 port, there’s a pair of USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 3.0 data transfer technology and support for external displays. Another welcomed feature is a built-in fingerprint reader.

Besides the Yoga 730 13, Lenovo offers the Yoga 730 15 with a larger 15.6″ display and a dedicated Nvidia GTX 1050 video card.

Lenovo Yoga 730 13 81CT001QUS, 81CT001TUS, 81CT001RUS, 81CT001PUS, 81CT001SUS 2

Specifications of the Lenovo Yoga 730 13

Here's the specs sheet of the Lenovo Yoga 730 13. For comparison against other laptops, use the "Compare Specs" button.

Brand Lenovo
Laptop type Convertible 2-in-1 laptop

Ultraportable (small laptop)
Screen size 13.3-inch
Screen resolution 1920x1080 pixels Full HD (very good sharpness)
Touchscreen Yes
Other display specs IPS type (wide viewing angles)

Anti-glare coating
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-8250U 8th Gen (enables smooth everyday computing)

Intel Core i7-8550U 8th Gen (decent for heavier tasks, besides enabling effortless daily computing)
Graphics (GPU) Intel UHD 620 integrated graphics of 8th Gen Core i3, i5, i7 (for light gaming)
System memory (RAM) size 8GB (for comfortable multi-tasking)

16GB (for heavy multi-tasking)
Data storage 128GB SSD (small but usable capacity)

256GB SSD (decent capacity)

512GB SSD (very good capacity)
DVD optical drive None
Keyboard, input Backlit keyboard without dedicated number pad

Touchpad with click buttons built into the surface

Touchscreen

Active digitizer pen (optional)
Speakers and audio Stereo speakers

Combo microphone and headphones audio jack
Camera Front-facing web camera
Wi-Fi wireless 802.11AC (previous-generation Wi-Fi standard, precursor of the latest 802.11AX)
Bluetooth Yes
Ethernet network port No
USB ports 1 x USB 3.0 (standard full-size USB port)

2 x USB-C (compact type of USB port)
Video ports Video out via USB-C
Media card reader None
Other features Active pen (optional)

Fingerprint reader

Thunderbolt 3.0 high-speed peripheral connectivity technology via USB-C
Battery "Up to 11.5 hours" of battery life

4-cell 48 WHr
Weight 2.6 pounds
Height 0.6"
Width 12.1"
Depth 8.5"
Windows version Windows 10 Home (standard Windows version)
Warranty 1-year

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Published on May 8, 2018

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