Laptop demonstrates long battery life.
The Yoga 530 is perfect for frequent and extended outings. In my usual working mode (Word, Photoshop, Internet), the laptop lasted 5-7 hours, depending on the intensity of use. And if you turn off Wi-Fi, then the indicator will be even better. For a long journey, the machine will also be useful: if you watch movies or videos offline, the charge will last for 4.5 hours. And if you want to play, and besides, also set the “maximum performance mode” in the power settings, then the battery will last about 2 hours.
PART 1| Yoga 530 replacing LCD touch panel
Charging is also okay. The manufacturer claims that the battery can be refilled in just a couple of hours. So it turns out: from the native power supply (20 V / 3.25 A), the laptop charges in 120 minutes, moreover. in the on state, with inactive use.
My model has an IPS-matrix with excellent viewing angles and a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (there are other options, more on them later).
The picture quality is excellent, as is the color rendition with the brightness level. However, sometimes one problem arises.
Why is this happening? By default, the picture scale in the system is set to 125%. This is the most comfortable for the eyes size of the elements of the desktop and the entire operating system (if you set 100%, it will be too small). But some processes sometimes conflict with scaling, and appear before us as if enlarged, and therefore. blurry windows.
I am glad that the frames around the screen are very small. only a centimeter thick. This, however, does not apply to the bottom strip: its width reaches 2.7 cm.With normal use of the Yoga 530, this element is not at all striking, but if you switch it to tablet mode, then a huge black strip is much more often seen with peripheral vision and distracts from work.
But the main thing is that the screen is with touch response. This is what turns a laptop into a tablet for various purposes. For example, to work in graphic editors or ordinary drawing. It is possible, in principle, to use the device in tablet form on a permanent basis, but personally I find it inconvenient to do this on Windows.
And since it is not always possible to work effectively on the display with your fingers (for example, in the case of some small graphic elements), Lenovo has provided support for its proprietary stylus. Active Pen.
Technical specifications Lenovo Yoga 530
- 14 ” IPS touchscreen with Active Pen support, 250 nits brightness, 16: 9, 60 Hz, HD resolution 1366 x 768 (112 ppi) / FHD 1920 x 1080 (158 ppi)
- processors: Intel Core i3 7130U (2.7 GHz) / Core i5 8250U (1.6 GHz) / Core i7 8550U (1.8 GHz) / Pentuim 4415U (2.3 GHz) or AMD Ryzen 3 2200U (2.5 GHz) / Ryzen 5 2500U (2.0 GHz) / Ryzen 7 2700U (2.2 GHz)
- Integrated graphics: Intel HD Graphics 610 / HD Graphics 620 / UHD Graphics 620 or AMD Radeon Vega 3 / Vega 8 / RX Vega 10
- mobile video card NVIDIA GeForce 940MX (or it, or integrated GPU)
- RAM 4/8/16 GB (DDR4)
- SSD PCIe M.2 128/256/512 GB
- connectors: 1x USB-C, 2x USB 3.0, HDMI, card reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC), Kensington Lock, 3.5 mm audio jack (combined)
- interfaces: Wi-Fi (802.11 ac, 2.4 and 5 GHz), Bluetooth, fingerprint scanner
- sound card Realtek ALC236, 2 Harman speakers (2 W each) with Dolby Premium Audio technology, 2 digital microphones
- 4-Cell Li-Ion battery (45520 mWh) with fast charging support
- Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
- dimensions: 328 x 229 x 17.6 mm
- weight: 1.6kg
I got the model 14ARR 81H9000GRU for review, it has the following hardware characteristics:
- AMD Ryzen 7 2700U chip (14nm, 2.2GHz)
- GPU AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 (256MB)
- 8 GB of RAM
- 256 GB SSD (238 GB available)
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In everyday use, there are practically no complaints about the Ultrabook. Everything flies, programs start quickly, the system itself also boots in just 10 seconds. A reboot takes a maximum of half a minute. For all this, we would like to thank the SSD drive, which greatly increases the speed of the computer. Here’s a test of its own write / read speeds, by the way:
The built-in graphics chip raises the most questions. The volume of its video memory is only 256 MB, and there are often cases when this or that program swears at it. For example, Photoshop constantly reminds that due to its low video memory it cannot use some of its functions. Although at the same time, the program plows very quickly and stably, because it gets memory from the RAM, and besides, it is installed on an SSD. But such statements, one way or another, are depressing and have an impact. you really can’t run 3D functions. And now let’s touch on the most sensitive issue regarding the video chip and performance. we are talking, of course, about games.
Play on Lenovo Yoga 530 will work, but with great strain.
Everything here also rests on the graphics chip. Due to the lack of discrete vidyuhi games take as much as 4 GB of RAM to allocate them for graphics and other gaming needs. But this does not always give a result, because the laptop simply does not have enough power to handle heavy toys. Let’s look at specific examples:
- PUBG: only the lowest settings (20-25 fps). Above is already unrealistic, because everything twitches and freezes, and fps drops to 10-15.
- GTA V: medium graphics settings (30 fps). You can try to switch to high (about 15 fps), there are no critical brakes, however, the character often reacts to the movement buttons with a great delay and constantly moves in the wrong direction. so it’s impossible to play.
- The Whitcher 3 Wild Hunt: unexpectedly, but it turns out great even at high settings, although fps is only 13-15. But for maximum smoothness of the process and convenience of the game, it is better to lower it to medium settings (20 fps).
As you can see, in most “big” games, only low and medium graphics settings will be available. The rest of the Yoga 530 is doing well and copes with almost all tasks. For completeness, I attach the points that the ultrabook knocks out in Geekbench4. in the screenshots above.
Lenovo Yoga 530 review. touchscreen ultrabook for creativity and work
What do you want to get from an ultrabook for 70 thousand rubles? Of course, the best indicators in everything: excellent productivity and speed of work, maximum comfort in use and some other interesting features. But, unfortunately, there are always reservations and nuances, even at such a price. Today we’ll find out how cool and uncompromising the new Lenovo Yoga 530 is.
Lenovo Active Pen
My Yoga 530 came with a first generation Active Pen. The difference with the second generation is in color (I have black, the second generation is gray) and the fact that Pen 2 can be charged from a USB cable, and the first “active pen” works only on an AAAA battery. I was even slightly surprised when I discovered. Battery-powered stylus is fun.
There are two buttons on the body of the pen. For them, you can configure various actions: opening any applications, flipping through photos / slides / music and so on. You can even assign any keyboard shortcut. The screenshot with the settings, by the way, shows the Active Pen 2.
Lenovo even provided a way to attach the handle to a laptop. using a retaining ring that is inserted into the USB port. True, there is a minus in this: since there are only two USB-connectors, I don’t want to occupy one of them with a stylus. Well, at least he would be charged from the holder, but so. in general, a useless loss of the connector turns out.