Latest release in the range Lenovo, we’ve been running tests on Yoga Duet 7 13IML05…What power? Which operating system? Linux, Windows or Mac OS X? So many points that won’t tell you if you’re making the right choice.
We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
So you’ll know what it’s worth at the end of this article.
Yoga Duet 7 13IML05 compatible with internet use?
If your need for a laptop comes down to surfing the web, whether on e-commerce or information sites, and to making a few tables in excel, you could be satisfied with this Yoga Duet 7 13IML05. This Yoga Duet 7 13IML05 is a lower quality laptop for those who are not very attentive. Even if the material is not of a very high quality, with plastic materials (at the level of the hull), the components and the internal circuits of the machine are still designed by Lenovo; a manufacturer who has been offering laptops for several years already. So you can understand that you will not keep this product for more than 4 years.
It’s almost the perfect tool for travelling. A screen 13 inches that makes this model transportable anywhere. The processor at the heart of this laptop, a Core i5-10210U, is a rational choice. Lenovo basic idea that you’re not going to put too much strain on that laptop. Moreover, because of this processor, you can be sure that you have a tool that allows you to navigate the Internet correctly. The 8 Gb of RAM is in the average for this type of product. Everyone is free to hand in a little more memory, for work that requires it.
Most other competing computers have more storage space. For those who regularly work on a public or private cloud, the available 256 gigabytes will be enough. This shouldn’t be a major problem, but if you need to, remember to have a USB key with you.
Finally, even if, like many users, you keep this computer connected, you should know that its autonomy of 8 hours makes it one of the most durable models on the market. This is one of the most important laptops on the market at the moment compared to other laptops. A feature that is probably what is expected of a laptop first and foremost.
Yoga Duet 7 13IML05 for videos?
With this laptop, Lenovo offers a product oriented toward general use. Due to its characteristics and internal components, this Yoga Duet 7 13IML05 is to be classified as entry-level: not exceptional, but on the other hand, not expensive. In short, this is a an unremarkable computer that is not comfortable with strictly multimedia use.
Equipped with a small screen size, 13 inches, it has a resolution format 2160×1350. Nevertheless, the colours remain beautiful, with detailed contrasts in the images. The major disadvantage of its small size is that in multimedia mode, watching a movie can be tiring for your eyes. The main advantage linked to this size, on the other hand, is its overall weight: 1.2 kg that it will be easy to take anywhere.
Like the majority of the laptops screen on the market, this model is equipped with the glossy finish. Enhanced contrast, sharpness and color brightness are the main benefits you will get from this Yoga Duet 7 13IML05. On the other hand, you may feel visually tired after 2 or 3 hours of viewing.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this Yoga Duet 7 13IML05. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
This Yoga Duet 7 13IML05, equipped with a processor Core i5-10210U, corresponds to a price/power ratio in the average, sufficient for a dedicated multimedia use. A mid-range element with the latest components (chipsets) ensuring better compatibility with your peripherals. You won’t have to worry about launching your audio and video applications.
As far as applications are concerned, did Lenovo not install any. There’s only the operating system. As a standard, you have some Windows 10 Pro on which it will be possible to add all the software you need. For multimedia, you can possibly take VLC .
Equipped with the Intel UHD Graphics 620 graphic card, and with 8 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
In the connectivity part, you have 3 ports available. This is standard compared to computers currently available on the market.Just what you need to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
A laptop usually has an autonomy of several hours.You get 8 hours of battery life, which is better than many other models. No need to constantly check the battery level; you’ll be able to watch movies and listen to music for a long time.
Yoga Duet 7 13IML05 compatible with on the move use ?
The main interest of the laptop, is how easy it can be taken away. With this in mind, we tested the Yoga Duet 7 13IML05. Is it made to be taken on trips, packed in your luggage ? Will it be designed for your home-to-work transfers? Should you only consider it for weekend trips with your family? Or should this use be confined to going from the living room to your kitchen.
It appears that it is one of the best fulfilling the main criteria for nomadism, which are size, weight, quality of materials, and availability of wifi.
With a weight of 1.2 Kg, it is easily transportable. It’s one of the best in its class. It’s hard to have a large, lightweight laptop; the compromise is made according to your use. The 13 inches screen is barely enough to surf the internet or write e-mails.
No backlit keyboard on this Yoga Duet 7 13IML05. Not really necessary.
The glossy slab offers better viewing comfort than the previous model. A beautiful screen and quality images. On the other hand, this last characteristic will be less interesting for outdoor use because of the sun reflections that will occur.
No anti-reflective tile is provided on this model. You will have to limit uses when the sun is too bright.
By equipping this model with a processorCore i5-10210U, the manufacturer is on a par with most of its competitors; it is in the average range and it allows a contained power consumption.
However,you’ll have to decrease the manufacturer’s data concerning the autonomy figures given for this Yoga Duet 7 13IML05. It is unlikely that you will reach manufacturer’s figures; rather, consider 70-80% at best.
With this model you have one of the best autonomy of the moment with 8 hours.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 256 Gb. This disk technology (solid-state drive), tried and tested for more than 20 years, allows to store data, on the same principle as the usb key. With no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
Thanks to a reduced space requirement, departures on holiday with all the plane-bus-hotel transfers will be simple. Its 13 inches screen is so compact that it’s almost the size of a large tablet.
Lenovo provides 3connectors on this model. This is roughly equivalent to what the competition is offering.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
Lenovo clearly provides with this Yoga Duet 7 13IML05 a very good choice for the trip.
The Yoga Duet 7 13IML05 for audio or video editing ?
The use of a laptop for audio or video editing requires a high-performance product. It appears that this Yoga Duet 7 13IML05meets this need perfectly. With these components, Lenovo puts at your disposal a laptop whose computing speed has been improved since the last generation. It is a laptop designed for multitasking presented with Windows 10 Pro, which will allow to manage at the same time the audio-video applications consuming calculations.
Possibly for occasional use, the processor Core i5-10210U will allow you to perform certain tasks, if they are initiated individually. Having 8 Gb de ram, it is good and powerful enough. All the applications you’ll need to get started are available. And in case you want to go further, you will be able to do so provided you add a bit of memory.
The designers of Lenovo have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. The Yoga Duet 7 13IML05 has only got one, with total 256 Gb storage for your movies and music. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
As with many laptops, autonomy is a delicate subject. Here, it’s 8 hours of autonomy available. This is the best on the market today.
Concerning the solutions of the usb ports, Lenovo made the choice of economy by not installing a usb 3. Here file transfers are done at a slower speed between your laptop and external drives.
It Yoga Duet 7 13IML05 is consequently well designed for this type of use. Perfectly designed for audio video use. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.
Yoga Duet 7 13IML05 for video games?
It is now possible to use laptops for online or local gaming. With this Yoga Duet 7 13IML05, it will certainly be possible to play simple games, but as soon as the need for calculations requires more power, the image rendering will degrade. The main causes are related to a lack of homogeneity in the choice of the graphics chip, associated with the processor, the screen and the cooling level of the laptop.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. With a resolution in 2160×1350 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind the others. Tests have shown the limitations of this laptop, including some image degradation and processor temperature rises. Finally, if you want to play often, we recommend a model with more power.
Our tests have shown that for Lenovo this computer is not intended for playing video games. An exception to this is if you play on games that are more than 5 years old.
Besides the amount of storage space is clearly insufficient.With 256 Gb it Yoga Duet 7 13IML05is below the average of the other laptops of the moment.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
Because you will have to carry it sometimes, you will appreciate its weight, 1.2 Kg, among the lightest of the moment.
It has an autonomy of 8 hours, more than many others.
In short, if you want a fun gaming experience, choose another model than this Yoga Duet 7 13IML05 one. On the other hand, it is very suitable for word processing and multimedia.
Yoga Duet 7 13IML05 for office automation ?
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Customary of this OS, Lenovo has chosen as usual. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 Pro that’s running it.
This laptop is mainly for office use and will require some work on your side of things. No applications pre-installed, one would expect more from. Lenovo in this product line. One of the big advantages of a laptop is naturally its ability to follow you when you’re on the move. This model weighs 1.2 Kg, which is the best at the moment.
For office use, chances are that the absence of the numeric keypad will annoy you over time. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
No anti-reflective treatment on this Yoga Duet 7 13IML05. However, if you work all day on text or spreadsheets, a matte screen would be preferable. As far as the colour palette is concerned, it is well balanced even if they are less faithful than the colours your TV set gives you.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
The storage of this model, 256 Gb, is one of the smallest. If you’re working on shared documents in the cloud, such as Office365 or Google drive, no problem.
Simply put, it’s not Yoga Duet 7 13IML05 the best choice for office use. Or for occasional use, knowing that due to its technical characteristics it will be obsolete in less than 3 years.
The Yoga Duet 7 13IML05 in conclusion
This Yoga Duet 7 13IML05 will be a one-time choice, and for moderate use. It’s not expensive, but it’s almost too much considering its low power.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
– office tasks
In summary, we advise this model for :
– travel use
– making audio and video editing