Lenovo Yoga 520-14IKB test and review: power at a fair price?

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Test results

However, the tablet-laptop hybrid didn’t really convince us in the test — data handling barely reaches an acceptable level, and the 360-degree hinge is hardly usable in everyday life. It’s good that there is a fine keyboard and touchpad typical of Lenovo devices. Those looking for a good mid-range hybrid should take a look at the Lenovo Yoga 720.

Advantages

Intel Core i5-8250U
Fingerprint sensor and backlit keyboard

Flaws

The display hinge is not stable
Cumbersome tablet mode

Test results for Lenovo Yoga 520-14IKB (81C8001DGE)

  • Price-quality ratio
    Average
  • Value for money: 53
  • Mobility (25%): 62.2
  • Equipment (25%): 80.8
  • Productivity (15%): 73
  • Ergonomics (15%): 78.2
  • Display (20%): 61.5
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180 degree rotation as a power act

The 14-inch display features a Full HD IPS touchscreen (1,920 x 1080 pixels) with Lenovo Active Pen capability. The IPS display is supposed to guarantee particularly realistic color reproduction and amazing viewing angle stability.

However, the display only scores 61.5 out of 100 in the test, partly due to a low peak brightness of just 229 cd/m2. It is with a laptop/tablet hybrid like the Yoga 520 that a light-emitting display is especially important, as it can help avoid screen glare. Even the checkerboard, black-and-white screen contrast could have been a bit stronger — so 148:1 didn’t impress us at all.

But in fact, the biggest disadvantage of this hybrid is its articulation. The hinge mechanism on this model is quite rigid — even for a hybrid weighing 1.75 kg. At the same time, the hinge is not firmly fixed in any position, it wobbles especially strongly when working with the touch keyboard.

In tablet mode, the unusual design of the Yoga 520 is also somewhat annoying, due to which the lid does not lie cleanly on the bottom of the laptop — the gap remains and often becomes a guaranteed cause not only for pinched fingers, but also constant screen movement in touch mode in tablet mode . For us, this is an obvious design flaw.

At first glance, the Lenovo Yoga 520 looks very good, stylish and durable - but the display hinge is still the weak point of the device.
At first glance, the Lenovo Yoga 520 looks very good, stylish and durable — but the display hinge is still the weak point of the device.

Lenovo Yoga 520: mid-range laptop/tablet hybrid?

The main processor of the device is an Intel Core i5-8250U processor, which is complemented by 8 GB of RAM. Data storage takes place on a 256 GB SSD and 1 x USB Type-C, using two USB 3.0 ports, you can quickly and easily connect to external hard drives.

Additional connectivity options include a card reader, HDMI port and Ethernet. The network can be accessed using 2 x 2 WIFI 802.11-ac and Bluetooth 4.1 modules. The 35Wh battery provides a battery life of 6:25 hours (video) and 8:06 hours of office usage in our tests.

The i5 is powerful enough for everyday office and web applications, as well as basic image editing and standard games like Hearthstone, Gwent and The Elder Scrolls Legends.

Lenovo Yoga 720 costs 30$ more.
Lenovo Yoga 720 costs 30$ more.

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Lenovo Yoga 520-14IKB (81C8001DGE) specifications and test results

Price-quality ratio
53

Operating system
Windows 10 Home
Dimensions
32.8 x 23.5 x 2.2 cm
The weight
1.7 kg
CPU
Intel Core i5-8250U (1.6 GHz)
RAM
8 GB
Video card type
integrated into the processor (Intel UHD Graphics 620)
Video card model
Video memory size
Display: diagonal
14.0 inches
Display: resolution
1.920 x 1.080 pixels
Display: surface
brilliant
Display: max. brightness
229 cd/m²
Display: checkerboard contrast
148:1
Display: pixel density
157dpi
Display: brightness distribution
94.4%
Drive capacity
256 GB
Drive type
SSD
optical drive
No
Battery: capacity
35 Wh
Offline work: office suite
8:06 h:min
Battery life: video playback
6:25 h:min
Noise at mask. load
quiet
USB ports
2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0
Bluetooth
Yes
WLAN
802.11ac
LAN connector
UMTS
Dock station
HDMI
HDMI
Other digital video outputs
Analog video outputs
card reader
SDXC
Webcam
Yes
Optional equipment
fingerprint sensor, backlit keyboard
Test: PCMark 7
4.853 points
Test: 3DMark (Cloud Gate)
7.237 points

Alternative:

Lenovo Yoga 520-14IKB test and review: power at a fair price?The Lenovo Yoga 720-13IKB (81C3008RGE) achieved an above-average score in our tests of about 78 out of 100.

Particularly impressive were the values ​​in the Mobility and Ergonomics categories.

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