Lenovo Yoga 700 Review: A Flexible 14-Inch Ultraportable Convertible

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Lenovo Yoga 700 User Experience and Software

All Lenovo Yoga 700 systems ship with Windows 10 Home 64-bit. They also come with a few pre-loaded utilities and trial antivirus software.

Software

Lenovo Yoga 700 Desktop

We're presented with a clean desktop on first boot. The only icons are for the Recycle Bin and Lenovo Solution Center, which is sort of a one-stop hub for keeping tabs on your system's health and security.

Lenovo Yoga 700 Solution Center

This is the interface for the Solution Center. Unless you configure it otherwise, you'll receive alerts to run periodic hardware scans to ensure that everything is firing on all cylinders and in tip-top shape. The utility is also handy for looking up system specific information—notice in the lower left corner the product ID, serial number, and BIOS version.

Lenovo Yoga 700 McAfee
Yes, companies are still pre-loading trials of McAfee security software on PCs like it's the 1990s or early 2000s, and you'll find a 30-day trial of the software on Lenovo's Yoga 700. This is McAfee's LiveSafe suite, its a top-end security product that includes additional bells and whistles over McAfee's Internet Security and Antivirus packages,

Audio

Lenovo Yoga 700 Audio

Stereo speakers in the bottom of the Yoga 700 handle audio chores. As with most laptop speakers, bass response is anemic, though otherwise the Yoga 700's audio is serviceable. You won't overpower a crowd with volume, but you can fill a small room with tunes, and there's no distortion or other unwanted audio artifacts at full blast.

While audio playback won't knock your socks off, you can fine tune things a bit with the included Dolby desktop app. There's a noticeable difference between the different listening modes, and if you invest some time tweaking the EQ, you can improve upon the default experiences, just temper your expectations here.

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