Latest release in the range Lenovo, we’ve been running tests onYoga 530-14ARR…Price and type of technology alone do not justify the choice of a model.So we ran tests on Lenovo Yoga 530-14ARR to find out what it was worth.
In short, depending on your needs you will see if this model suits you.
Yoga 530-14ARR adapted to surf the internet?
Even if your use is limited to surfing the Web, writing e-mails and sometimes using an Excel spreadsheet, the minimum computer quality is essential.This laptop will ensure that the tasks you perform will be reliable and trouble-free for years to come.The key is to achieve balance with a cheap but solid laptop.This product will thus perfectly meet your needs.With this Yoga 530-14ARR, Lenovo is well positioned in relation to other competing models.This model is a mid-range model with a screen size of 14 inches. Easy to take along from time to time. For all users who don’t appreciate the use of the mouse (with or without wires), it Yoga 530-14ARR is provided by default with a touch screen. The overall design is of quality and is made to last. A product made to last a long time. It seems that Lenovo has designed a solid model with latest generation components.
The processor chosen for this model is a AMD Ryzen 5 2500U. Considering that the components evolve very quickly, Lenovo offers a laptop of good quality that will remain a good choice over several years. Contrary to a video editing style use that requires computing power, this model is correct for surfing the internet; a use that does not require too much computing power. With 8 Gb of RAM, it Yoga 530-14ARRis a good product. A large quantity, more than you will need for strictly web browsing use.
The 256 Gb make this laptop a mid-range laptop in terms of available space. Almost the same as its competitors and what is currently done on the market, you will have room to store. And when you reach the limit, if you get there, you can always buy an external hard drive or a local file server like Synlogy NAS.
In the end, with an autonomy of 8 hours, you won’t have too much time to surf the web. This is standard for this range of laptops, and for the type of battery it is equipped with. It would be more interesting for the same price, to buy a desktop or a tablet, more powerful on the part autonomy and web surfing.
Yoga 530-14ARR the right choice for watching movies ?
High quality, the engineers of Lenovo have chosen to make this Yoga 530-14ARR the top of the range for leisure uses: movies, music, photos. A blend of your TV, stereo and media players in one machine. Among all the laptops of the moment, it appeared to us as one of the best for multimedia use. A quality of image and sound that allows it to achieve an excellent score in this category.
Lenovo has chosen a medium size screen to meet everyone’s needs. With its 14 inches and resolution of 1920×1080, it can be suitable for a lot of uses including watching films. The image quality is bright and colorful, and provides an immersive experience. In conclusion, it is a well-balanced product that allows the films to be viewed correctly; and with a contained weight of 1.6 kg, it is easily transportable.
Glossy screens are best suited to the indoor environment. Enhanced contrast, sharpness and color brightness are the main benefits you will get from this Yoga 530-14ARR. On the other hand, you may feel visually tired after 2 or 3 hours of viewing.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this Yoga 530-14ARR. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
The Yoga 530-14ARR has a processor AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, a little more powerful than average, compared to those dedicated to office automation. With this, you are sure to have a scalable product (if needed), and that will fit perfectly with your peripherals (speakers, video projectors, etc…). So your multimedia sessions will be fluid.
Equipped with the AMD Radeon Vega 8 graphic card, and with 8 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 3 ports.Much better than most of the competition. Plenty of room to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
As for battery life, it Yoga 530-14ARR can allow you to have a multimedia use in nomadic mode. 8 hours of battery life is enough for the vast majority of the videos you’ll see.
Is Yoga 530-14ARR planned for travelling ?
One of the primary functions of a laptop is to be easily transportable. We therefore analysed this Yoga 530-14ARR from the point of view of nomadic use. Under what conditions can you take it with you on trips, at weekends or on public transport? Or finally, is this laptop, as in many homes, just a replacement for a fixed computer?
A priori, for holidays and home-to-work travel, it is one of the best of the moment.
It Yoga 530-14ARR is in the average, neither too light nor too heavy: 1.6 Kg. It’s still an easy-to-handle computer, even if it’s not an ultrabook. On the other hand, it is also pleasant to use it to surf the internet or write e-mails. One of the causes of its weight is related to the size of his 14 inches screen.
The touch screen is present on the Yoga 530-14ARR, which gives you the possibility to avoid using the mouse. Always convenient, the operating mode is as simple as on your smartphone. It’s up to you to make accurate navigational selections.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. Not really necessary.
This model is supplied with a shiny slab. The rendering on screen is good. On the other hand, this shiny slab can be a nuisance in brightly lit areas.
This model does not have a matt or anti-reflective tile. It would have allowed a better use of this model outdoors.
By equipping this model with a processorAMD Ryzen 5 2500U, the manufacturer is on a par with most of its competitors; it is in the average range and it allows a contained power consumption.
However, please note that the autonomy indicated by Lenovo must be reduced. Rather count on 70% of this value in standard use; the more you use the processor, the lower the figure will be.
An autonomy of 8 hours allows this model to average what the competitors do.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 256 Gb. This disk technology (solid-state drive), tried and tested for more than 20 years, allows to store data, on the same principle as the usb key. With no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
Even if a portable laptop stays at the hotel 80% of the time, it is relevant to have a screen that is not too big so as not to be disturbed, but big enough to enjoy the image. The Yoga 530-14ARR is right in the middle compared to the competition with 14 inches and an acceptable weight.
At the connector level, this model provides 3 inputs. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
Lenovo clearly provides with this Yoga 530-14ARR a very good choice for the trip.
Yoga 530-14ARR the right choice for audio or video editing ?
For this type of use, it seems necessary to turn to a high-performance product. With this Yoga 530-14ARR, you can be sure you have the right machine. Since the last generation designed by Lenovo, there have been many improvements on the components. The parallel processing of tasks with Windows 10 are perfectly suited for audio or video editing.
Generally speaking, for occasional use, the choice of processor AMD Ryzen 5 2500U makes it possible. With its 8 Gb of RAM, it has enough memory for image processing. All the applications you’ll need to get started are available. If you decide to install pro applications, you may need to add more memory or you may experience performance degradation.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. The Yoga 530-14ARR has only got one, with total 256 Gb storage for your movies and music. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
For the autonomy part, Lenovo proposes last generation batteries. For 8 hours of autonomy, you have a little time to work on your edits. A result in the average of the competitors.
On the connection side, the Yoga 530-14ARRi s equipped with USB 3 technology. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
It Yoga 530-14ARR is consequently well designed for this type of use. Perfectly designed for audio video use. And at a price that is well ranked.
The Yoga 530-14ARR- the right model to play with?
Today’s most popular gaming titles require performance and can take up huge amounts of storage space: this laptop meets both of these requirements. For a long time, laptops were not powerful enough to be used to play games. Lenovo has installed the components that make it a formidable tool for gaming, with fluidity of the image and excellent display speed.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. With a resolution in 1920×1080 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
The graphics AMD Radeon Vega 8 card and processor AMD Ryzen 5 2500U will be sufficient to fill your screen. Of course, there are much better ones, but with the processor AMD Ryzen 5 2500U’s computing power, the image recreated in terms of colorimetry and fluidity are of good quality.
During the tests we ran on this laptop, the components used by the brand’s engineers proved that they could hold the load.
Lenovo like most manufacturers, knows that intensive and extensive use of the computer in game mode requires performance. A good compromise that justifies the choice of this model.
A space of 256 Gb to save your data; this is in the average of what other brands offer. Not necessary for everyone who plays online, but convenient for those who prefer to play locally.
For online gaming, it Yoga 530-14ARR has high quality Wi-Fi. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
You’ll like this handy laptop, and rather light (1.6 Kg and 14 inches), comparable to most similar products.
For the autonomy, it is in the average of the other laptops, that is to say about 8 hours.
In conclusion, we have been seduced by the balance between performance and components. Be aware that in addition, you will benefit from an autonomy of 8 hours. The right tool for maximum performance!
Yoga 530-14ARR for office automation ?
Whatever the type of operating system, it is possible today to have an office use on all laptops. For those who prefer Apple, there are MacBooks, free distributions for Linux, and Windows computers for the vast majority. This Yoga 530-14ARR is clearly intended for those who will use it for office use.
Customary of this OS, Lenovo has chosen as usual. It is equipped with Windows 10.
Neither too heavy nor too light. Its weight of 1.6 Kg is not too high for a mobile computer.
For office use, chances are that the absence of the numeric keypad will annoy you over time. As soon as you’ll have to do calculations on a spreadsheet, it will be less simple.
This Yoga 530-14ARR has no matt slab. The Matte screen is ideal for use outdoors or near bright light. However, if you work all day on text or spreadsheets, a matte screen would be preferable. For bright areas, they are clearly cut out, the colours are intense, with a high degree of brightness and image sharpness.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
Storage in this model is in the middle of what is available elsewhere. It’s 256 Gb available, perfect for office use, but maybe tight for recording movies.
Clearly, this is an excellent one in this price range. The right choice for anyone who wants an efficient computer.
Yoga 530-14ARR the right choice for the right use
This laptop is finally the one that allows you to enjoy its excellent performance whatever the use you will make of it. It performs well in almost everything, the Yoga 530-14ARR remains reasonable in terms of price.
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks