Lenovo YOGA 700 11.6-Inch FHD Convertible Laptop (Orange) - (Intel Core M3-6Y30, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, Intel HD Graphics Card, Windows 10) £399.99 Amazon Deal of the Day
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Lenovo YOGA 700 11.6-Inch FHD Convertible Laptop (Orange) - (Intel Core M3-6Y30, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, Intel HD Graphics Card, Windows 10) £399.99 Amazon Deal of the Day

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2 in 1 Ultrabook. Amazon 'DEAL OF THE DAY'. Was £549.99

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what's this processor like? I've got an i3 Samsung 13" at the moment and it drives me mad how slow it is, looking for something like this but needs to be more powerful
Comparing this cpu against and old x220 it doesn't look good unless I'm missing something??
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I've had one since before Christmas. It's got an SSD and 8GB RAM, so most of the time it's very nippy. The m3 Skylake processor also has pretty strong graphics, so quite a lot of stuff that drags down older laptops (like YouTube at 1080p) aren't a problem. Don't think about gaming on anything more heavy duty than Minecraft, but pretty much every other job is fine. 30 tabs in Chrome isn't a problem.
t002236

Comparing this cpu against and old x220 it doesn't look good unless I'm … Comparing this cpu against and old x220 it doesn't look good unless I'm missing something??http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i5-2520M-vs-Intel-Core-M3-6Y30



They are vastly different processors in vastly different form factors but look at the benchmarks, they are pretty close considering this is a fanless low powered CPU, just shows raw clock speed doesn't mean as much as it used to.
Good deal and I voted hot pity it is in orange though
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you_gotta_be_kidding

what's this processor like? I've got an i3 Samsung 13" at the moment and … what's this processor like? I've got an i3 Samsung 13" at the moment and it drives me mad how slow it is, looking for something like this but needs to be more powerful



Have you installed an SSD?! If you haven't done so yet, then don't upgrade your whole laptop...just upgrade your hard drive. You'll be amazed at the difference.
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GuigsyUK

I've had one since before Christmas. It's got an SSD and 8GB RAM, so … I've had one since before Christmas. It's got an SSD and 8GB RAM, so most of the time it's very nippy. The m3 Skylake processor also has pretty strong graphics, so quite a lot of stuff that drags down older laptops (like YouTube at 1080p) aren't a problem. Don't think about gaming on anything more heavy duty than Minecraft, but pretty much every other job is fine. 30 tabs in Chrome isn't a problem.



The problem with older laptops isn't the hardware when playing 1080p videos. It is CHROME! That browser is such a resource hog.

I can play 4K YouTube videos on my lowly Z3740 powered Asus T100 when using Edge. I can do 1080p videos when using Firefox. I can just about get usable playback on 720p when using Chrome...
Pity about the tiny hard drive on this. My smartphone has the same.
wenttoabetterplace

The problem with older laptops isn't the hardware when playing 1080p … The problem with older laptops isn't the hardware when playing 1080p videos. It is CHROME! That browser is such a resource hog.I can play 4K YouTube videos on my lowly Z3740 powered Asus T100 when using Edge. I can do 1080p videos when using Firefox. I can just about get usable playback on 720p when using Chrome...


I haven't used Edge but I know Firefox has a memory leak which impedes its' performance as time goes on. The new Mozilla browser Servo which is being developed may be an interesting step forward
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hairyboxxox

I haven't used Edge but I know Firefox has a memory leak which impedes … I haven't used Edge but I know Firefox has a memory leak which impedes its' performance as time goes on. The new Mozilla browser Servo which is being developed may be an interesting step forward



I don't recommend Edge as a day to day browser. But it performs much better than Chrome when it comes to media playback. Once it has Adblock and inline translation, it'll be a no-brainer for anyone using lower powered devices.

As for Firefox memory leaks...they can't be any worse than the ones on Chrome?! My anecdotal experience is that Firefox is the most usable browser, Chrome has the nicest features/extensions, & Edge is the best for media playback. No one browser is the best...but Chrome's shortcomings make it unusable for me.
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daydreamer01

Pity about the tiny hard drive on this. My smartphone has the same.



Upgrade it...
Oh didn't see that the hdd was upgradeable... makes it more appealing
Babbler

£50 cashback too? Makes it an excellent deal. … £50 cashback too? Makes it an excellent deal. https://lenovo-offers.com/uk/en/pages/yoga-cashback/qualifying




Think you can apply for cashback 21 days after purchase. The promotion for quilfying for cashback ends on the 7th so yiu have to buy it before then, ideally today as it seems a great discount. I'm still undecided but don't have long left to decide! Lol


Has anyone bought one today??
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Has anyone bought one today??



Just brought one with 30mins left on the offer
wenttoabetterplace

The problem with older laptops isn't the hardware when playing 1080p … The problem with older laptops isn't the hardware when playing 1080p videos. It is CHROME! That browser is such a resource hog.I can play 4K YouTube videos on my lowly Z3740 powered Asus T100 when using Edge. I can do 1080p videos when using Firefox. I can just about get usable playback on 720p when using Chrome...



I retired a T100 to get the Yoga 700 11. I could just about live with the T100 as an occasional travel device, but it just got in the way far too much. Too slow, too limited. I'm surprised you managed to get 4K out of yours (not that I've got more than a 1440p monitor to try it on anyway). The T100 would just about cope with 1080p in Firefox and was stuttery in Chrome, but the main issue was only 2GB RAM. I could only have a few Chrome tabs open before it started to complain about low memory. Yes, Chrome is a horrible resource hog, but it's also useful.

The Yoga has 8GB which is far more useful in Win10. I can quite happily code for a few hours on the Yoga with the obligatory two dozen stackoverflow tabs open without issues. I've even done some simple CAD on it to design stuff for my 3d printer. It's not as quick as my desktop i7 and I wouldn't dream of gaming on it, but it's acceptable 95% of the time. The 1080p screen feels far less limited than 768p on a cheaper laptop and I grimace every time I have to use a laptop with a lower res display. And I rarely use the touchscreen or flip it into tablet mode... Just like with the T100, Windows just isn't that good as a tablet OS.
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GuigsyUK

I retired a T100 to get the Yoga 700 11. I could just about live with … I retired a T100 to get the Yoga 700 11. I could just about live with the T100 as an occasional travel device, but it just got in the way far too much. Too slow, too limited. I'm surprised you managed to get 4K out of yours (not that I've got more than a 1440p monitor to try it on anyway). The T100 would just about cope with 1080p in Firefox and was stuttery in Chrome, but the main issue was only 2GB RAM. I could only have a few Chrome tabs open before it started to complain about low memory. Yes, Chrome is a horrible resource hog, but it's also useful.The Yoga has 8GB which is far more useful in Win10. I can quite happily code for a few hours on the Yoga with the obligatory two dozen stackoverflow tabs open without issues. I've even done some simple CAD on it to design stuff for my 3d printer. It's not as quick as my desktop i7 and I wouldn't dream of gaming on it, but it's acceptable 95% of the time. The 1080p screen feels far less limited than 768p on a cheaper laptop and I grimace every time I have to use a laptop with a lower res display. And I rarely use the touchscreen or flip it into tablet mode... Just like with the T100, Windows just isn't that good as a tablet OS.



Don't worry...I'm not advocating using an Asus T100 over a modern laptop with much better components :). My point was to the other person who was using Chrome as a gauge of whether a laptop needs upgrading or not.
Chrome is the weak link in most peoples setups - especially when doing media playback via YouTube etc. So rather than that other person 'upgrade' their i3 laptop, I would sooner recommend that they just stop using Chrome.

As an example;

Edge 4K
Chrome 4K
Chrome 1080P

This obviously isn't outputting to a 4K monitor...however, you can see the relative performance of the browsers. Chrome in 4K is unwatchable...and stutters on 1080P. 4K is smooth as anything with zero dropped frames on Edge.

Coincidentally, I am actually looking to upgrade my Asus T100. It's spent a few thousand miles in my cycle pannier, and now has a failed headphone jack, rusted HDMI port, failed speakers and a cracked screen. The only way I can listen to music is via a Bluetooth speaker :). & big screen stuff requires Miracast.

I would have upgraded it sooner, but I still have yet to find something with the same balance of features (USB recharging via a solar panel, 8 hrs + battery life, a nice keyboard, normal laptop mode unlike the Surface 3, & a full speed USB 3 port). This Lenovo was tempting me...but 11.6" is too big. My hunt continues!
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