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Cain1957
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New Yoga 720 13" - 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250U

I just saw these at Best Buy.   Has anyone else picked one up yet?

 

8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250U Quad core, 8 threads.

 

Just got home with one, have not unboxed it yet. 

 

Wonder why Best Buy has it, but Lenovo website apparently does not (I didn't see it here)....   Perhaps a Best Buy exclusive?

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Re: New Yoga 720 13" - 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250U

I saw this at Bestbuy also and Lenovo now offers the i5 on the their website.  How do you like the 720 with the 8th gen cpu? 

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Re: New Yoga 720 13" - 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250U

Yep, I see it there on the Lenovo page now, almost $140 more than I paid at Best Buy tho. 

 

I'm just starting to fiddle with it,  just booted it up today.  I'm loading Office 2016 as I type.

 

Quick thoughts.  Very quick, small, light, lovely screen, good at multi-tasking (I guess a quad-core should be right), nice keyboard.

 

I wish it had more USB 3 slots and an HDMI slot, but I know these slots are going away on all ultra-books.  The power button is pretty close to the lone remaining USB3 slot so you can press it accidentally removing a USB drive.

 

So far for me it is very quiet, I'm not sure what noises others were hearing.  I can hear the fan turn on at times but it is BARELY audible and I mean barely. 

 

I'm not sure yet how to figure out what my BIOS version is presently, or if I need to update the BIOS.  I might have to ask around here, if anyone knows, please hop in here and help me out.

 

I'll keep you posted, so this is a lovely fast, light machine for 850 bucks. 

 

Take care

 

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Re: New Yoga 720 13" - 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250U

It was on sale yesterday for 849.99 and back up to 929.99 when I stopped by after work.  They honored the 849.99 price from yesterday so I picked one up! 

 

Hoping to get it out of the box later tonight...thanks for your reply.

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Re: New Yoga 720 13" - 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250U

NICE!! 

 

So apparently I got it on sale for $849 too?  That's great you got it for that price as well!!  Good job!!

 

Let me know if you figure out how to determine our BIOS revision, and if we need to update.  I know Lenovo came out with a new BIOS within the last few weeks, I usually like starting off with the latest BIOS. 

 

Take care, let me know your thoughts!

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Re: New Yoga 720 13" - 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250U


@Cain1957 wrote:

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I'm not sure yet how to figure out what my BIOS version is presently, or if I need to update the BIOS.  I might have to ask around here, if anyone knows, please hop in here and help me out.

...



 

Good day.

 

You should be able to determine your BIOS and EC levels by right-clicking Start, selecting Run and typing msinfo32 and tapping Ok. The versions should display on the System Summary page.

 

Hope this helps.

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Cain1957
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Re: New Yoga 720 13" - 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250U

Thx Sarbin!!

Update: That worked beautifully!  That utility you pointed me to also showed my model number too.   It shows that I do indeed have an old BIOS.   The BIOS update procedure appears to be dead simple, I'll try that soon.

 

Take care and thanks!

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Re: New Yoga 720 13" - 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250U

That was the simplest and easiest BIOS Flash I've ever done. Easy peasy, run as an executable from within Windows.

Since I updated the BIOS I never hear the fan running (not that it was ever that bad, it was just noticeable before).

So far so good!
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Re: New Yoga 720 13" - 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250U

I was able to get the 720 fired up last night and really like it!  I was holding out for a 920 with the 8th gen cpu since the annoncements I saw stated that the 720 would not get an 8th gen upgrade...was suprised to find it offered with both the i5-8250u and the i7-8550u. 

 

I really like the size of the 720(and of course the price) and no issue with fan noise that I can tell.  My BIOS is a June 2017 release, so will probably upgrade that tonight with latest version and see what happens.  

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Re: New Yoga 720 13" - 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250U

Hey guys,

 

I just placed the same model on order at lenovo. As soon as I placed the order, I came across a post from notebookcheck that there is a display lottery with Yoga 720 13". Can you guys share your thoughts/experience on your displays?

 

Apparently the luckier ones get the LG LP133WF4-SPB1, whereas the unlucky was get BOE06FA.

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