Lenovo Yoga 730 15 15.6″ 2-in-1 Touch Laptop with 8th Gen Intel Core, GeForce 1050, Optional Pen

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The Lenovo Yoga 730 15 is a premium class 15.6-inch convertible 2-in-1 notebook. Its stand-out features are the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 4GB video card and optional active pen with pressure sensitivity. These features are rarely seen on 2-in-1 hybrids. The rest of the specs doesn’t bring any big surprises, but the aluminum-topped Yoga 730 is very well equipped in other areas, too. The 2-in-1 laptop features crisp Full HD touch-screen with IPS wide viewing angles, a backlit keyboard, the powerful 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U or i7-8550U quad-core processor, 8GB or 16GB of RAM, and up to 1-Terabyte of solid state drive storage. The 4.2-pound convertible includes a generous 51 WHr battery, claimed to provide “up to 11 hours” of battery life. Nice perks are a built-in fingerprint reader and Thunderbolt 3.0 data transfer technology.

Lenovo also offers a smaller 13.3″ version of the 2-in-1, the Yoga 730 13.

Lenovo Yoga 730 15 81CU000UUS, 81CU000TUS 2

Specifications of the Lenovo Yoga 730 15

Here are the specs of the Lenovo Yoga 730 15 with descriptions of its features. For comparison against other laptops, you can use the "Compare Specs" button.

Brand Lenovo
Laptop Type Convertible 2-in-1 laptop

This laptop can convert itself into a tablet PC or be used in stand and tent modes.
Screen Size 15.6-inch

This is by far the most popular laptop screen size. It provides a lot of screen real estate, while avoiding bulkiness of the 17.3" laptops.
Screen Resolution 1920x1080 pixels Full HD

Full HD is the most common laptop screen resolution today. It provides a good image sharpness and a decent amount of space on the display for the user interface and programs. However, it isn't as good as the top-tier 4K Ultra HD.
Touchscreen Finger multi-touch input

The screen supports finger touch input, including multi-touch gestures.

Active digitizer pen input

The screen supports active digitizer pen input, besides the common finger multi-touch input. In comparison to simple capacitive pens you can use on any touchscreen, active digitizer pen input provides advanced features like pressure sensitivity. Active digitizer pens for some devices are sold separately, depending on the package.
Other Display Specs IPS type

Displays based on IPS technology provide much wider viewing angles than the budget-class TN screens.
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) Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 4GB GDDR5 dedicated video card (able to run all games, but may not be smooth on high detail settings in heavy games)
System Memory (RAM) Size 8GB RAM

The 8GB RAM size is the standard one in 2022. It provides comfortable multi-tasking for the most home and office users.

16GB RAM

16GB and greater RAM sizes are recommended for heavy multitasking, gaming, and specialized programs that require a lot of RAM.
Data Storage 256GB SSD

256GB is a decent capacity. If you tend to download and store a lot of large files like movies and install many programs, 512GB or more is a better choice.

1000GB (1TB) SSD

1TB is an excellent storage capacity. The sizes above 512GB, including 1TB, are recommended for those who store a lot of large files.
DVD Optical Drive None
Keyboard & Input Backlit keyboard without dedicated number pad

The keyboard has backlit keys for easier typing in the dark. There's no separate numeric pad you can typically find on the right side of the keyboard on many laptop models.

Touchpad with click buttons built into the surface

The left and right click buttons are built into the surface of the touchpad, as opposed to separate physical buttons.

Touchscreen

Active digitizer pen (optional)
Speakers & Audio Stereo speakers

As usual, the device features a pair of built-in stereo speakers.

Combo microphone and headphones audio jack

This laptop has the ordinary 3.5mm combo audio jack that supports both headphone output and microphone input simultaneously.
Camera Front-facing web camera

Laptops usually feature a frontal webcam located on the display bezel. This laptop is no exception.
Wi-Fi Wireless 802.11AC

The 802.11AC is the previous-generation wireless networking standard. It's also known as Wi-Fi 5. 802.11AC is succeeded by 802.11AX Wi-Fi 6 with data transfer speed and multi-device connectivity improvements.
Bluetooth Yes

This laptop has a built-in Bluetooth module. It enables you to connect the computer to Bluetooth mice and other Bluetooth peripherals, smartphones, and other Bluetooth-equipped devices.
Ethernet Network Port No

This laptop has no Ethernet LAN port for wired internet and networking connectivity.
USB Ports 1 x USB-C

A compact type of USB port, commonly found in modern laptops and phones.

2 x USB 3.0

A pair of full-size USB ports.
Video Output Ports 1 x HDMI

HDMI is a widely used digital video output port. You can find HDMI-in ports on most computer monitors and TVs.
Media Card Reader None

The laptop has no SD card slots. For reading from and writing to SD and microSD memory cards, you'll have to use a separately sold memory card reader via a USB cable.
Other Features Active pen (optional)

Fingerprint reader

This laptop has a built-in fingerprint reader. It improves security and enables easier system log-ins.

Thunderbolt 3.0

Thunderbolt 3 is a high-speed peripheral connectivity technology for compatible devices. The Thunderbolt connection goes via USB-C interface. Today, a faster Thunderbolt 4 version is available.
Battery "Up to 11 hours" of battery life

3-cell 51 WHr
Weight 4.2 pounds
Height 0.8"
Width 14.3"
Depth 9.5"
Windows Version Windows 10 Home

Windows 10 Home is aimed at the regular home and office computer users. Only select business users need the Professional edition. Windows 10 Home users are eligible for a free upgrade to the latest Windows 11 Home.

Windows 10 Pro

Windows 10 Pro version adds some business-specific features in comparison to the standard Windows Home. Windows 10 Pro upgradeable to the latest Windows 11 Pro for free.
Warranty 1-year

A typical laptop warranty length.

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