Lenovo Yoga 6 – Long-Term Review (+ Quirks) (Ryzen 5 4650U)
Um i’ve had this yoga 6 for a few months now i got it uh from best buy a while ago and uh what’s, especially interesting about this yoga is that it comes with a 4650. U and now, that’s like a ryzen, 4 4500u that’s, their six core, six thread, ryzen 5 processor, but it has 12 threads and it also is a pro processor which is intended for their business type oriented products. Now this yoga 6 is by no means a business laptop. This is like, through and through consumer notebook, due to limited availability of the amd processors. I imagine that they had to opt for this pro variant anyway, but yep that’s, the cpu, the six core 12 thread. Processor so has smt, thank god uh. We also have eight gigs of memory here, 3200 megahertz there. It comes with a 256 gig ssd and it has intel ax, 200 wi fi, so pretty high quality wi fi card in here i’ll have more info in the description on this product, including like product links and stuff, so be sure to check those out now. This top of the lid here, what makes this laptop unique is the denim here i believe, it’s denim, but otherwise it’s just kind of like a more rough rugged fabric. Obviously it looks a lot like denim one thing to note about these fabric: lids they collect a lot of like dust and just stuff so be prepared to clean these off, without, like they don’t recommend use any water or anything you want to just kind of brush.
These clean because uh, you can obviously damage the fabric, the glue they use. That kind of thing. Actually, i managed to pick up some sparkles on this fabric at one point they seem to have come off by now, but that is one thing. Just definitely keep in mind this laptop will get dirty fairly easily and i’ve heard of people very like easily scuffing up the corners ripping the fabric, so you’re gon na want to be really nice to this laptop. The rest of this laptop completely is plastic there’s. No real metal to be found in the chassis, except for like these little metal tags that say lenovo on the on the sides and certain parts of the chassis on the bottom. Here we’ve got a big open vent. You can see the fan right there. No problem with the airflow we’ve got one two three four five six screws holding the laptop together i’ll have an internal shot on screen. This is not taken by me, but it’s, just as good as a shot taken by me. So just take a look at that real quick. You see, we’ve got one pipe on the cooler with a small fan. All ram soldered we’ve got the 60 watt hour battery and all that stuff inside on the rear of the laptop we’ve got these two vents. One of them is just for blowing out and the other one is just like an intake so mostly for show.
There looks nice, though, on the left side, we’ve got a charging capable type c port type, a port, headphone jack, then, on the right side, we’ve got the power button type, a port and a usbc port it’s, not the most rigid laptop. I mean when it’s closed. It’S pretty dang sturdy just because of this glass layer here, but when you actually have it open. If i hold it from the bottom like, if you have this set on like the arm of your couch or something where it’s just kind of sitting on the middle or your leg, uh the whole chassis will flex upward and you’ll be able to see that in Just like a gap, the difference in the size of the gap along the uh lid here it’s, going to be hard to show on camera, definitely noticeable something i’m. A bit concerned about is the hinges mount around that area. So if the whole chassis can flex there, that could result in some fatigue and the hinges could fail over time. I don’t really have any data to suggest that on this chassis i haven’t heard of much in terms of hinge failure, but just enough normal thing to be wary about when you’re looking at a plastic laptop uh we’ll touch back on the display here, a little bit. So the display is an infovision, m133 and wfdr0. This panel has been tested by laptop media, so i’ll be using some of their data here, uh based on their data set.
This has a 94 srgb screen and in general, is pretty good color range. One thing we need to note is that uh, the screen is a little strange yeah. So if you look very closely at this male icon here on the desktop, you can see that the colors are ever so slightly striped it’s very hard to see on camera, but the colors on the pixels. Every other line is just slightly yellow and i’m, not sure exactly why that is. I did a little bit of looking and i didn’t see anyone else complaining about it. So maybe i’m just insanely picky. I have no idea, but that was something i noticed with the screen. It just looks a little weird in certain colors because of the striping. It does actually support styluses. This is the lenovo active pen 2. I believe – and this works perfectly on it so it’s like a wacom, aes digitizer, so just look up like wacom, aes, stylus and you’ll find something compatible last thing for the screen. We need to talk about response time and the response times on the screen are quite poor. If you know what response times are good uh, 30 30 millisecond rise, 28 millisecond fall that’s at 0 to 100 or 100 to 0, so that’s combined 58 milliseconds. If you don’t know what that means uh, let me just explain this in a very like obvious way. So, if you’re familiar with like 60 hertz monitors or 120 hertz or 90 hertz it’s, basically how smooth your screen is and for a 60 hertz screen, which is what this one has you want what i call clear like a clear fps of 60 or better and To achieve a clear fps of 60, you would need a around 16 millisecond combined response time.
Now, a lot of laptops only get to about 40. So that would give you about 25 milliseconds response time combined, that’s fine, but this one has 58 so that’s more than double what you’d expect and the clear fps of the screen is about 18 cfps that’s. What i’ll give it a unit and what that means is anything above 18 fps is going to seem really smudgy blurry, if not laggy um and the response times are actually bad enough on this system that it feels ways way sluggish like way more than it should, Especially given the processor and the power limits in this thing, which we’ll touch on later and it’s, just a real shame, it lets the computer down. I mean, if you’re, if you’re used to kind of poor quality screens where everything’s kind of smeary and you don’t know what i’m talking about. You’Ll probably be okay. But if you’re coming from something with like a real like it’s one of the snappiest laptops you’ve ever used and you don’t know what response times are: you’re probably going to be let down here, unfortunately um, but if you’re coming from something where you know you scroll A web page and the text gets all gray and whatever then you’ll probably be fine, just something to keep in mind before we move on. I think we should just take a second to talk about atlas, basically it’s a service where, if you’re outside of the us or even within the us, i can purchase a laptop on your behalf and do testing for you through my company atlas technology llc.
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Not sure why um it does result in weird typos, where sometimes like i’ll let off shift and then type a letter and then it’ll think i’m still holding shift it’s, it’s very strange um and yeah that’s that’s, the only real issue i noticed um. Otherwise, the backlighting is pretty good um. You can see it in all lighting scenarios. I haven’t tested it outside, but everything indoors is fine and the glare doesn’t make the legend unreadable like some laptops, so you’re good there touchpad fairly standard plastic touchpad. It probably could be a little bit bigger, but i’m fine with it, as is – and i think this might have been the system that uh like the laggy keyboard i might have hadn’t been – i might have been having issues with like lag on the touchpad. I can’t recall if it was this laptop, because i’ve had a few around for like a while, it might have been just something to look for if you pick one of these up, if the touchpad’s being laggy, i mentioned it. Let me know in the comments: i’ll pin a comment and be like yep. The laggy touchpad thing was about this computer i’ve already sold this one, so i can’t spend any more time testing it. Unfortunately, but that was my experience. Uh fingerprint reader right here works fine. I mean it’s a laptop fingerprint reader it’s as good as it’s gon na be, and the camera works. It’S got a little privacy thing.
You see the red now that’s, a little privacy thing on closes the webcam off uh. You can check other reviews for info on how good the camera is. I think just josh uh tests webcams so now we’re on the performance stage of things. So this laptop. I did some testing uh performance wise if you’re on the max performance mode and vantage and you’re on ac power, you can get about 25 watts for two minutes: it’ll hold that and it’ll peak around 92 93c. That was what i got in my room and then it’ll drop off to 15 watts, the rest of the time and stabilize around 70 c, and while it does that the exterior temps are far from unpleasant and i didn’t really take issue with them at all. So it’s, you know pretty quick for a 13 inch laptop, especially with a 6 core 12 thread processor. In this size i haven’t run cinebench on it, but i just thought i’d share. My stress test results. I don’t have the time to spend benchmarking. This thing anymore. Unfortunately, so what you see is what you get stress test is about all. You really need to know for these chips anyway. Just know that this is going to be on the faster side of things in terms of benchmarks, but it will be slower than some systems. Unlike cinebench r23 in our 20, it might be on the higher end and r15 is just going to dominate because r15 sucks to be honest, but yeah, that’s, performance, uh and yeah.
I mean battery wise. You can expect about nine to ten hours of youtube, playback that’s. What i was getting in my testing um, your mileage will vary, of course, and uh just lighter loads, again 9 to 10 hours. You might be able to get more than 11 and very light usage like word processing, but that really depends on what you’re doing but yeah that’s about all. I had to say about the yoga 6 it’s, a pretty decent 13 inch laptop all around just some small concerns about reliability and a little bit of just caveats on the screen and keyboard. But overall i mean i would probably recommend this system if you’re looking for a like pretty decent quality 13 inch laptop for around 600. That tends to be what they’re going for nowadays. Anyway, if you found this video helpful, please leave a like leave a comment. If you have any questions, concerns or if you just want to show your support, make sure you’re subscribed if you’re not already for future reviews, feel free to join the channel as a member or check out patreon. If you want to support me there, otherwise there’s amazon, affiliate links in the description as usual. If you want to buy any of the products i’ve shown on the video thanks again to the supporters, the channel for bearing with me well, i had a little bit of a video desert there, but we’re back into the groove of things here, i’m going to be Making a few videos all in this one recording session so should be pretty good hope.