Lenovo really hit a home run with this ultra thin laptop. For an affordable price, they managed to offer a quality ultraportable without compromises.
I really like that they managed to pack so many features, from the great 13-inch screen to the quite powerful sound system. Plus Lenovo has equipped is Ideapad 710s with pretty much the maximum performance they could give you.
If you are looking for a fast laptop that you can carry all day, then the Lenovo Ideapad 710s is for you. At 2.6 lbs, you’ll forget it’s even in your bag.
- Watching movies and listening to music
- Sturdy and premium ultra thin design
- Superior performance
- Better than average sound system
- Affordable price
- Weird right shift key
- Battery life is average
- No dedicated video card
- 13.3" HD screen (1920 x 1080)
- Processor i7 with 8GB of RAM
- 256 GB SSD
- Good sound system
- 0.55" thick / 2.9 lbs
- Up to 10 hours of battery life
- Price range: $$$
Detailed Lenovo Ideapad 710s Review
For an affordable price, you have an ultra slim notebook that looks, feels and behaves like a premium laptop. Lenovo really managed to put a lot of value in this Ideapad. At 2.9 pounds and less than 0.6 inch thick, it has a lot of power and excellent graphics and sound.
The 13.3″ HD screen is mounted on a compact and silver brushed metal case. The Ideapad 710s silver looks premium but not flashy and its quality magnesium alloy casing is sturdy enough to carry around you every day. And at 2.6 lbs, it is so light you’ll sometimes think you forgot it home.
Even if it has a thickness of only 0.55 inches, Lenovo still managed to put 2 USB 3.0 ports on it, a SD card reader and an HDMI connector.
They have put the fastest processor they could in this thin laptop with an Intel i7. And with 8GB of RAM, it will be plenty to have a performing laptop for the next few years. Combined with an SSD hard drive, the Lenovo Ideapad 710s is going to be lightning fast. They couldn’t have given you much better.
The 13.3″ HD screen – with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 – is bright, colorful and has a matte finish. Excellent to work in bright places. As with the rest of the competition, there is no dedicated video card, so forget about playing most games.
The 256 GB SSD hard drive is a pretty good deal for a laptop at that price. It might not be enough if you take pictures of every meal you take, but it’s enough for most people if you archive your files on an online storage drive. There is also a SD card reader if you want to add up more space.
The battery life of the Ideapad 710s is respectable for a laptop of this category. It’s not the best, but since it’s almost the only compromise you’ll have to make with this laptop… Expect it to last 7 to 9 hours, so enough to last through a full work day or the whole Matrix trilogy on a rainy Sunday.
The sound is pretty good for a laptop of this size. Don’t expect to have a lot of bass in them, but they’re great to listen to music while working or watch a movie.
Keyboard & Mouse
The keyboard is backlit, comfortable and full size. Except for that ridiculously small right shift, it’s a pretty comfortable writing experience.