"No thunderbolt in 2018". I believe your bag is more in line with Apple products instead perhaps?. Eg. get any one of those Macbook's that are currently out there, etc? (as that comes as standard with those products). Laptop's (more often then not), don't tend to have such (unless of course your initially prepared to pay wayyyyyy over the odds for such in the first place?). That's my understanding on it anyway.
True + notebooks have traditionally tended to be a bit 'underpowered' too (processor-wise that is), using those arguably pointless N-CPU's. N-CPU's which are on par with the similarly underpowered CPU's that are more commonly found in dedicated Tablet's (as opposed to Laptop's come Tablet's, etc), ARM CPU's, and MEDIATEK being the main one's ... So if/when such a CPU end up being found in something that is essentially/arguably a fully fledged Laptop anyway, then you end up a system that could debatabely be described as a Ferrari, with a Mini Metro's Engine (it will still work mind, but painful slowwwwwww). Instead of using the proper parts that could debatabely be argued are meant for such a powerhouse, etc? (eg. INTEL/AMD CPU's instead?, in what I'd argue is rather a fully fledged Laptop - miniscule physical size of the Device aside that is, lol). And the OP's Deal uses such a proper CPU, so I'd blatantly say that that's essentially a Laptop, and not a Notebook, etc? (on account of the reasons I've already stipulated above ... though there's still room for it to be open to interpretation too I guess?). Well, that's my interpretation of the same above anyway?. :-) As per what I've described above already, none of them 'misplacement of sorts' thing's helps, to be honest? As all it does (in the grander scheme of things), is just confuse the hell out of us all instead?). :-( Hehehehe. Similar thing happened many Decade's back when the gigantic Mainframe Computer's from the 1940's-1970's (going) 'era' were slowly being decommissioned with something arguably more 'compact', but instead of decommissioning the 'Mainframe' terminology that the bulk of the World was as the time mainly used to, they left it 'as-is' - despite the fact that that same Computer could now fit into a large living room (as opposed to needing several mansions to accommodate it instead? - as what formally proved itself to be the case ... ) And look at the mad confusion that formed around the then World at the time, on account of that? (myself included), as that terminology (if I'm not mistaken), carried on throughout the bulk of the 90's too right? - longggggggg after it's original namesake counterpart was now long since dead and buried. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm, long story short (lol), keep defined lines defined basically? (until such time as it's naturally fazed out, etc?). Don't prematurely blur them all instead ... :-( (Other than that of the reasons I've personally mentioned above, there's at least 1001 other reasons for not doing such also besides?, but obviously pointless exploring such here anyway, lol - but I think I've already explored my 'picture').
No thunderbolt in 2018 is a bit of deal breaker. This has Type-C, but it doesn't support require protocols. Having thunderbolt means, that you need only one cable for charging, external monitor and all peripherals, that is if you have compatible docking station or monitor with passthrough power and usb hub
I had the i5 version of this (paid 670 6 months ago) . Returned it after a few keys developed a fault, probably more bad luck than anything. Generally I liked it but did opt for a different replacement machine (hp) mainly because of the battery life and the alternative was cheaper than I originally paid and had ethernet port and m2. . Although this has blacklit keyboard and finger print reader. I think the 530s is out now. I'd say this is good if battery and portability is not high on your list, i.e. Home laptop.
Good spec but heavy and chunky in comparison to the 720!