The Lenovo IdeaPad 710S was one of the best laptops of last year thanks to its combination of great design, good features and a low price. Now the company’s back with an updated version called the IdeaPad 720S.
Although similar in many ways – it’s still an all-metal, thin-and-light laptop – it’s received a number of tweaks. You get a narrower bezel round the now larger 14-inch screen (there’s also a 13-inch model available), Nvidia graphics are included and a Thunderbolt port has been added.
This is a great-looking, thin and light laptop. Its exterior is all-aluminium and so feels reassuringly expensive, while it has a heft to it that you’d expect of a premium product. It isn’t quite on the same level as the most expensive – the panels don’t feel like they’re hewn from solid chunks of metal – but it comes close.