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Is the IdeaPad 720s 14" similar in looks and build to any other IdeaPad?

Q: Is the IdeaPad 720s 14" similar in looks and build to any other IdeaPad?

Hi, Interested in buying the 720S 14 with 8th gen intel cpu and MX150, but I can't find one to actually hold in my hands and get a feel for. I have seen other models in the 300 and 500 series and wondered if any of them are a close match for the 720s 14 in looks and build. This is in the UK if this makes any difference. Many thanks in advance Manco

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I recently got myself an ideapad 720s. It seams I have some distortion on some symbols or in text in programs. It had happen even with the mouse cursor. Anyone knows if it is "normal"? Or anyone had experienced this siuation? Thanks

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I recently bought an Ideapad 720s, it was working smoothly without any glitches but suddenly one day after a Windows 10 update, it started having issues. First, I could not login, it said my profile was not found and then later when I fixed that my fingerprint as a sign in option does not work anymore. I wasn't facing these issues before the update. NEED HELP!!!

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I would like to put my old hdd in Y500 into a new ideapad 720s. Is that possible? Do I need some cable to do that? Thank you for your help.

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Hello all, New to the forum. Just got my new IdeaPad and USB-C dock. Only issue I'm having is getting the power button on the dock to power up the closed laptop. Any ideas? Thanks, Scott

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Hi guys.So i bought an Lenovo ideapad 720s about a month ago, and since i got it i have been realy bothered by the fact that it is not leveled. It seems like the bottom left corner and the top right is higer then the two other corners. So everytime i lay my hand down to type i can clearly feel the bump caused by the lack of contact with the table. I have tried to bend the base of the laptop to fix it, but it dosent work. The problem might even be that the whole base is not flat, im not sure.Dont know what to do about this, and i really dont feel like sending my laptop to a service senter as it would take quite a while before i would get it back. But if that is the only option i guess i just have to. All sugestions apreciatedThanks in advance

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Hello,I'm thinking about buying this laptop and trying to verify that it supports USB-C DP Alt Mode so I can connect multiple (2) monitors using a USB-C dock. Thank you for you reply.

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is ideapad 720s 14" ram upgradeable?thanks in advance

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Hello. I just purchased the Ideapad 720s 15" base model (8gb RAM and 256gb).  Link here: https://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/ideapad-700-series/Ideapad-720S-15/p/88IP70S0895 I'd like to add another ssd drive for storage and I was wondering if this model is compatible with the SAMSUNG 860 EVO Series M.2 2280 1TB SATA III.  Link here:  https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820147678 Thanks in advance.  

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Hi, I've noticed there are two models of Ideapad 720s 14" i5 8250u: 81BD000TUS and 81BD001NUS. Can somebody describe the difference? May be the difference in screen frame, e.g. and 

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Hi I have an Ideapad 720s ARR Ravenridge that came with the SK Hynix 256GB NVME SSD. Since I need more HD space I wanted to upgrade it to a news Samsung EVO 860 2TB M.2 which is SATA and not NVME.However the BIOS is not detecting the new drive. So i treid another M.2 SATA drive (Sandisk 128GB) and that also does not show up in the BIOS? So myquestion: Does the ideapas only support NVME drives via M.2? - that would be the 1st time I hear about this, usually it is the other way around

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Hello - Is the turbo boost on the machine originally enabled or disabled? I saw another post with turbo boost issues, but wondering whether users could check or know whether theirs had it enabled or disabled? - Some people have reported fans pulsing now and again. Any update from lenovo on this? Thanks all

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I bought a Type-c to HDMI adpator. I could connect the Ideapad to a external computer monitor.But when connect to a TV, it cannot detect the TV. I have change different TV and tried different HDMI cables. but it still not work.Any idea what is the problem? 

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I have purchased the AMD version of the 720s and the only thing I'm not satisfied is the Wi-Fi being extremely slow. I have two questions, will replacing the Wi-Fi module void my warranty? Second, what module will be a good replacement that is at least on par with intel 8265(the module my last laptop has) that is compatible with this laptop?

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HiI recently purchased ideapad 720s from online retailer, and as per lenovo page the display is of IPS type.However, the merchant page is showing LED type.How can I know the exact display type of my laptop?Here is the Manufacturer No: 80XC002YADRegards 

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I am looking into the mid-range IdeaPad 720s 15", which ships with 8GB RAM and 512 GB ssd.  According to the psref it has 4GBx2 RAM.  Does this mean that both ram slots are accessable for upgrade, and I could prelace them with two of these 8GB sticks?  Thanks in advance.

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Hello community, I recently bought an IdeaPad 720S-13ARR and noticed that the hinge is asymmetrical. I do not know if it is on purpose or if I have a defective unit. When the display is folded up, the gap on the left side of the hinge is noticeably larger than the gap on the right side. Also, when it is closed, the part of the hinge that is connected to the display sticks out more on the left.Otherwise it is working really nice.Has anyone else noticed this?Hinge leftHinge rightGreetings, Domi(Sorry if I made mistakes. English is not my mother tongue)


























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The fingerprint scanner does not work at times in my Lenovo Ideapad 720s.It is running Windows 10 home and all latest updates have been installedIt showing that the scanner can't start (Code 10 Error)

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I have a brand new 720s that is awesome in every way...except the audio. It is fine when on battery but I get a background static or faint electronic buzzing sound when connected to power. I don't get this at all when running on battery, though the Realtek audio could be better. But the instant I connect it to the power I get the static. It is not terribly noticable when listening to something at high levels but it is annoying if charging while going to sleep to something (or if you just need a charge while listening to something). I have tried new and old drivers, disabling the Nvidia card, changing power schemes, every sound setting, different wall sockets (both grounded and not) and nothing stops the static when I charge.  Any idea from anyone, or Lenovo, if this is something known to occur, or something I just have to live with or is this a defect and something I should return the laptop for? 

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Hi All, I have just purchased the Ideapad 720S and have been having a problem with the WiFi. I noticed that it would slow down and the network would become unresponsive while getting content from my NAS box. If I ping my router, I also noticed that there is a high latency which varies loads, never really going below 3ms, but sometime dropping a ping and often going up to 20 - 40ms +! I have tested the laptop on 2.4 and 5 GHz bands and the situation is the same. I have also tried a different Access Point, but the problem persists. My old 7 year old Dell XPS15 does not exibity this problem. I have updated the WiFI Driver (Atheros QCA9377) to the latest on the Lenovo Website, it shows as 12.0.0.295. I have also set the Power plan to max performance on the WiFi apapter. Any help with this problem would be appreciated, Thanks -Ben 

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I got a couple of weeks ago an Ideapad 720s model  720S-14IKB | i7-8550U Quoting a friend from other forums: "Fan control on this laptop sucks. The fans are whiny, and the fan control algorithm doesn't have much (if any) hysteresis, so the fans are constantly changing speed if you have any kind of load." It's annoying enough to have colleagues in meetings making jokes about the laptop. I have :- Last version of the BIOS- I already tried the NotebookFanControl with the Yoga profile to no success. Any ideas ?  

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Hello, So I am experiencing an isue with my Ideapad 720s. After starting my computer, I am able to plug in headphones to the 3.5mm jack and hear audio just fine. When I unplug the heapphones the sound will com through just fin but if I try to plug in headphones again no sound will come through them. The sound stops coming out of the speakers when headphones are plugged in and resumes when I unplug the headphones but no sound comes out of the headphones. The only way I have found to resolve this is restarting my computer which allows headphones to work the first time plugged in after a restart. As you can imagine this gets very annoying having to restart my computer every time I want to plug in headphones. I have clean installed the mst recent audio driver from lenovo but the issue persists. Any ideas? Thanks so much,Ken

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I am not sure if I'm posting this question in the right section. After signing up, I found it very difficult to work out where to post! Anyway, I am thinking of buying either an Ideapad 720s (13", core i7 8th Gen, 8GB Ram, 256 GB SSD) or a Thinkpad x280 (12", core i7 8th Gen, 8GB Ram, 512 GB SSD), and I believe they both have Thunderbolt 3. So I was wondering if there are significant differences between them. Where I am, the Ideapad is around the $1,000 mark, while the Thinkpad is about $400 more expensive. Is the Thinkpad really that much better, and if so, how? Thank you. 

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The fingerprint scanner does not work at times in my Lenovo Ideapad 720s.It is running Windows 10 home and all latest updates have been installedIt showing that the scanner can't start (Code 10 Error)

A:Ideapad 720s fingerprint not working

Hello MervynsajanThanks for using the Lenovo forums.Have a read of the following posting, see if any of these methods are able to help at all:
https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-fix-code-10-errors-2623181
 
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Hey I bought this laptop yesterday and I love it. There's just one thing that bothers me and that's the sound when I hit some of the keys on the left side of the keyboard. Demonstration here: https://youtu.be/efnU210MY9U Is this normal? 

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I am adding a Samsung 960 EVO SSD in the extra M.2 port of an LENOVO LNVNB161216motherboard.The SSD is advertised at 3,200/1,800 MBps speeds. In my M.2 port, CrystalDiskMark reads only about half these speeds, topping out at about 1,800/1,500. Can I find out for nvme ssd PCI Express slot generation??Is it 'PCIe Gen. 3 x 4' Or 'PCIe Gen. 2 x 4' ??  

A:Lenovo ideapad 720S-15IKB

Hi acejjeon,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Product specification:
Storage: M.2 SSD / PCIe 3.0 x 4
 
Hope this helps answer your query.
 
Regards

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Hi, I am looking for a power bank that is compatible with the Ideapad 720s model with the i5-8250U CPU and MX150 GPU.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks. RS

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Hi all. Recently purchased an Ideapad 720s. Very nice laptop but I have noticed that when it OFF charge the wifi is painfully slow. Works great when plugged in. Has anybody ever experinced this? A quick search doesnt bring up much info. Thanks in advance if anybody has a solution!

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Hi,I have new 720s - 13IKB with 8th gen processor and I'm trying to connect HDMI through USB C dock. I have Minix Neo C and iTec(with usb and HDMI). Both are working fine with Samsung S8, Asus Tranformer Pro 3 and Macbook Pro with LCD diplay and projector, but I'm not able to make it work with Lenovo at all. It seems that projector is able to recognise something in HDMI because it take few seconds at HDMI before it ignore it. I updated all drivers. I even tried VGA driver directly form Intel.Is there any known issue with it or any list of supported docks? I found tthat there was some update for Yoga 920 solving similar issue..

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Hi all, I recently purchased a Lenovo Ideapad 720s 15" FHD, and noticed something strange on my screen.There appears to be a dark shadow running along the top screen border.Is this an issue that I should be concerned about? The shadow appears in everything that I do, from Powerpoint to Chrome. Is there any way to fix it?The picture attached shows what it sort of looks like.  Any help is appreciated! Thank you!

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I'm looking at buying the Ideapad 720s with 8th gen i5, but I'm confused by the screen description on the Lenovo site. It lists the screen as "14" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Anti-Glare with integrated camera". Anti-Glare sounds great, but I've seen a 720s in a reseller store and it had a glass faced screen, most definitely not anti-glare. Model listed at that store is 81BD000TUS. The latest model listing on the lenovo site with the is 81BD001NUS.What does anti-glare mean on this model? 

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I just got this model yesterday. Please look at the image and notice the gap between key3 and key4, also keyB and keyN. Should I make a replacement for this issue? 

A:Ideapad 720S(15'') keyboard gap is bumped

Hi J8Cutter3olo,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Try to check if there is any issue with the functionality of those keys.
See if it is loosely in place.
 
It is best advise to have technical support check it for an appropriate recommendation so that you can decide how to proceed.
 
Hope this helps answer your query.
 
Regards

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I've had my ideapad since November and today I've been having a very strange but very annoying crackling sound problem all of a sudden. I cannot listen to any music or watch any video. I was using my computer until late last night with no problem whatsoever. I tried updating the realtek driver but it made no difference. The weird thing is it comes and goes. Now that I'm typing, the sound is perfect, but 2 minutes ago it wasnt. It seems to tip from bad to perfect sound in a matter of minutes. Any ideas? I don't think it's a hardware issue because as I said, my computer is still perfectly capable of emmitting a perfectly clear sound.

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Hello,I have a Ideapad 720s 14-IKB and my webcam is not working. I have this issue either on applications like skype but also on the internal camera application. Even after checking the status on the device manager as well as reinstalling the newest driver for the webcam this issue isn't solved. I have tried to deactivate and then activate the camer again but still it only shows me a picture of a crossed out camera.I would highly appreciate any help. Kind regards,Karim

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Hello, My 720S is connected to a ThinkPad USB-C docking station. The manual says:When I connect the docking to Port 1 the ideapad gets power (it's charging) but the display connected to the docking does not work.When I connect it to Port 4, the second screen on the docking works fine, but the ideapad doesn't get PD (Power delivery). Does this Port4 support this function? What are the select models? Thanks in andvance for your help. BR Timo

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I just recieved my 720S-13ARR today. I can't seem to get it to wake up from sleep. Pressing the power button does nothing, nor does pressing anything else. I have to long hold the power button to force a shut down and power it back on. Any help? I've already tried checking the power management settings and nothing in there is working. I've also tried turning on hybrid sleep which didn't do anything either.

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[Moderator note: Topic edited for clarity.]
 
I just got the 4K Lenovo Ideapd 720s about two weeks ago and today has it has been running the fan on high... or at least so high I can hear it quit well and I am not even using it all all (it didn't use to do this at all until today)... I do have external 4K monitor hooked up to it but the laptop is not in use.... so why is fan running so high for past 2 hours now... is this normal? I took screenshot of CPU usage and included it below... I have very bad luck with electronics I just hope this thing isn't defective!? Thanks for any input!! PS: I don't think fan is running at highest... but it's definfiftely running higher than it ever has for such prolonged time especially when the laptop is not even being used!

A:Why is the fan running so high on my new Ideapad 720s when laptop not even in use??

Hello,
If you have anything configured for automatic updating (especially Windows) or have automatic scanning scheduled (anti-virus?) that may be what is happening.

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Hello, I am posting on behalf of my mom. Similar to some complaints of the Yoga Series her IdeaPad 720s screen is beginning to separate from the panel. Because I seldom ever use her laptop I've not really noticed. While trying to figure out an issue shes been having with some work software (electronic health records), I noticed that the bottom of the panel (in between the rubber seal and hinge area) is slightly exposed and is showing some of the innards of the laptop. She doesn't have the greatest eye sight, so she hasn't noticed. Is anyone else having these issues? Is there a fix or am I going to have to RMA the unit? She's only had the unit for about a month and a half.

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Does anyone have this problem before? Any solution for this?I followed the guide on Lenovo but it doesn't work...Link: https://support.lenovo.com/sa/en/solutions/ht500364I've also tried reinstall the monitor and vga driver...Thank you.

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Do you know when the ideapad 720s (with 8th gen cpu) with the GeForce mx150 will be released in the UK (if at all)?I can see it on several european websites and also on the US store but I cannot see it on the UK store. I have tried to contact sales through chat but they are unsure. I need to buy a laptop soon and dont know whether to buy the older version with the 940mx, or wait for the newer version with the mx150 (which is what I would rather do, hopefully before black friday sales) but that would depend on the release date.Would appreciate if someone from lenovo could give me a specific date?Thanks in advance 

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I'm interested in purchasing an IdeaPad 720S 15" from the UK store (81AC000EUK), but something isn't clear to me. The display is described as "15.6"FHD IPS AntiGlare LED Backlight 1920x1080." Does that mean it's basically a matte screen, or a glossy screen with an anti-glare finish? This is a deal breaker for me. I despise matte screens but can accept a glossy screen that's had its glossiness reduced a little bit.

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Tried updating to version 6KCN38WW, but I get an error saying "Your On Board BIOS is for OS Version 15063 only, can't update current new BIOS." My Windows 10 version is 15063, so I don't know why this error is showing up. Also tried running Windows update to 16299, and I still see the same error when trying to update the BIOS. Any solution to this issue?

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I'm looking for a docking station for Ideapad 720s-15IKB notebook. Can you confirm that ThinkPad USB-C Dock (40A90090eu) is compatible with this notebook ? Has sanyone used this docking station with 720s notebook ?  

A:Ideapad 720s-15IKB docking station

Hi betandwin,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I just checked with Lenovo sales team and they confirmed that it?s not compatible with any of the IdeaPad machine, it?s only compatible with ThinkPad machines. Please refer below mention snapshots.
 

 
I hope the above information helps.                   
 
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
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If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!
 
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Hello, I've had the Lenovo Ideapad 720s 15IKB with an i5 7300hq and GTX 1050 TI Max-Q design for about a month now, and occasionally use it for gaming. The only game I really play is GTA V, and it runs well on high settings at 60FPS for about 5-10 minutes, and then the CPU power throttles and the game drops FPS down to around 45. I've measured this with ThrottleStop. Temperatures are very manageable according to MSI afterburner and Open Hardware Monitor, far away from thermal throttle (73C/165F on avg). It took me a while and some research to figure out that the CPU was power throttling. Is there anyway to fix this? As far as I can tell, the CPU boosts just fine to around 3.1 (I believe that's the max boost?) and then when it throttles after a couple minutes of gaming, it drops down to around 2.5 or less, and this kills the framerate. This pretty close to being a deal breaker for me (I know this laptop was not made for gaming necessarily, but considering the hardware it has, it should be more than capable). I'm just wondering if there is any fix to keep the laptop from throttling, or at least throttling as much as it does. I am ok with repasting the CPU and GPU if it means higher temps.

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Videos/audio sometimes will open and play with no sound for the first second. Tried reinstalling the latest realtek driver. Any solutions?

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