8 generations of Core's performance can really upgrade 40%? Lenovo small trendy 7000 evaluation

With the emergence of Intel's eighth-generation Core Duo processor, more and more manufacturers have also updated the product hardware. Lenovo Xiaoxin Lenovo as its favorite sub-brand, in the young people is a good So as the 'tide' flow of the front line of the Lenovo small new notebook will not miss this opportunity to launch the eight generations of processors equipped with the latest products, then this product in the experience of how much to enhance it?

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Intel claims that the eighth generation quad-core processor compared with the previous generation, performance improved by nearly 40%, so that the performance of the thin also have no small upgrade, the truth really as Intel said? This - Lenovo small tide 7000-13, is the first to carry Intel® Core ™ i7-8550U processor notebook.

First, the design

● whole

Lenovo small tide 7000-13 appearance with a simple and elegant design style, streamlined all-metal body material to bring a stronger compression capacity, can provide better protection for the screen at the same time, this product provides gold, Silver two-color appearance optional, the overall texture full.

This product is also very thin design, the body thin to 16.9mm, the weight measured about 1.252kg, plus the weight of the charger is about 1.450kg, go out to carry is also very convenient.

At the same time, this notebook shaft opening and closing angle of 180 °, the screen can be placed parallel to the desktop.

detail

Lenovo small tide 7000-13 equipped with a 13.3-inch resolution of 1920x1080 full HD IPS screen, through the Spyder5 color correction software test results show that the screen sRGB color gamut reached 96%, NTSC reached 72%, reached Mainstream display level, the overall display is still good.

In addition, this product also uses three narrow frame design, the narrowest side of only 5.7mm. This design makes the screen accounted for 81.47%, for the user to bring a immersive visual experience.

In the keyboard, the association of small tide 7000-13 using the island-style keyboard design, paint the keycap handle so that the keyboard feel more soft, reasonable key design and sensitive button rebound, you can ensure a comfortable and coherent percussion experience.

In the interface, this notebook provides a USB3.0 interface, a USB2.0, a Type-C interface, an HDMI interface, and card reader and other common interface. Comprehensive point of view, the fuselage interface comparison Rich, to meet the basic needs of the expansion.

The machine's cooling holes set in the shaft, will not affect the design of the fuselage beauty.

The whole D-side design is also very neat, we can see the ventilation holes and speakers set at the bottom.

From the product design is concerned, Lenovo small tide 7000 to retain the classic design of the series, which is a brand of heritage, but to a certain extent, there is a certain degree of constraints on innovation. Overall, small tide 7000 is not much Novel design, mainly inherited the design elements of the previous generation.Is undeniable, these design elements are also enough to attract the eye.


Second, the hardware configuration

Lenovo's small tide 7000-13 uses the Intel® Core ™ i7-8550U processor, the NVIDIA® GeForce MX150 graphics card, 8GB of memory, and a 256GB solid state drive, which, on the whole, is the mainstream of today's thin and light products Is the eighth generation of Core's choice is very bright, people are looking forward to this notebook.

● processor

In the processor, this notebook equipped with the latest eighth-generation Intel® Core ™ i7-8550U processor (clocked at 1.80GHz, Core frequency 2.80GHz, cache 8MB), quad-core eight threads, TDP is 15W.

We will test the processor performance through CineBench R15. The CineBench R15 is a compelling CPU and graphics test software based on MAXON's award-winning Cinema 4D effects engine that allows you to System and platform performance testing. Test includes two, respectively, for graphics and processor performance indicators, the test selected processor performance data as a reference.

In this test, the processor single-core get 162cb, multi-core score 449cb, this result is quite good, 162cb single-core results even close to i7-7700HQ results.

● hard disk

AS SSD Benchmark is a SSD SSD transmission speed tool. This software can test continuous read and write, 4K alignment, 4KB random read and write and response time performance, and give a comprehensive score.

We mainly through this software to test the hard disk, from the test results can be learned that the hard disk continuous reading speed of 2330.26MB / s, continuous write speed of 1399.30MB / s, the overall score of 3133 points. And performance, this PCle SSD performance is very good, the user can clearly feel the boot speed, program loading speed and other aspects of the upgrade.

● graphics card

In the video card, the Lenovo small tide 7000-13 using a new generation of NVIDIA® GeForce MX150 graphics card, this card as the previous generation NVIDIA® GeForce 940MX graphics card successor compared with the 940MX, MX150 in performance and power consumption A great upgrade, this video card is the current choice of the mainstream light.

However, from the GPU-Z graphics card information can be seen, the machine configuration MX150 graphics card frequency of 937MHz-1038MHz (Default: 937MHz Boost: 1038MHz), while the standard version of the MX150 graphics frequency of 1469MHz-1532MHz (Default : 1469MHz Boost: 1532MHz). As shown below: (the right side of the standard version)

3DMark is a professional application that integrates PC and mobile device benchmarking, and this test will select 3DMark as the primary testing tool.

3DMark Sky Diver is a DirectX 11 benchmark that can be used for gaming and mid-range PCs, which can benchmark benchmarks for mainstream graphics, mobile device GPUs or integrated graphics, and video test 1 focuses on surface subdivision, In the physical test, the physical simulation uses a gradually increasing statistic to test CPU performance. In the physical test, the physical simulation uses a gradually increasing statistic to test the CPU performance.

In the Sky Diver test, Lenovo small new trend 7000-13 eventually got 8567 points, which score 9004 points, from the results point of view is good, the following content will be given according to the scores of specific analysis.

Fire Strike is designed for use in today's high-performance game-specific computers, which are capable of preserving graphics detail and complex elements while rendering graphics in real time, and this product has scored 2007 points in the Fire Strike test project, with a video score of 2174.

We can compare the score of the NVIDIA® GeForce MX150 with other graphics cards. We have collected 940MX, MX150 (standard), 3DMark run points for comparison (test items for Fire Strike and Fire Strike Extreme


Third, heat and life

● Life

Lenovo small trend 7000-13 theoretical life is 7 hours, in order to battery the real endurance has a general understanding, we pass PCMark 8 home (Home) mode of life was tested.

During the test, the software will run the test project cycle until the battery is exhausted, giving a relatively realistic life experience, but it should be noted that the PCmark 8 will run all the tests under higher load conditions Project, the results are also under high cycle load conditions, and in our daily use process, the long time the high load is not common, so the actual use of time is much higher than the following life test results.

From the test results can be learned that this product's success rate of 2 hours and 50 minutes, we have mentioned in the previous content, which is under high load cycle test results, so the actual use of life is clearly Higher than this test.

Similarly, simply take this result is not much sense, through the mainstream product with the battery life comparison, we can Lenovo small tide 7000-13 notebook battery life has a more in-depth understanding.

Mainstream business
PCMark 8 Endurance (HOME)
Lenovo small new trend 7000-13 (13.3 inches) 2 hours and 50 minutes
ThinkPad NEW S1 (12.5 inches)
3 hours 05 minutes
HP Pacilion x360 (13.3 in)
3 hours and 27 minutes
Microsoft SurfaceBook (13.5 in)
3 hours and 29 minutes
Lenovo small new Air 13 Pro (13.3 inches)
3 hours and 18 minutes

From the life comparison can be seen, Lenovo small new trend 7000-13 battery life and mainstream products are not very different, but there is room for improvement.

Heat dissipation

On the product's cooling capacity, we will be on the small new trend 7000-9 full load test, and the results of the analysis, the initial test conditions are as follows:

Test tool: AIDA64, FurMark, room temperature: 28 degrees Celsius, CPU load: 100%, test time:> 1 hour

AIDA64 is a tool for testing hardware and software system information, it can be a detailed display of each aspect of the PC information.In the actual test, we will AIDA64 through the system stability test (System Stability Test) on the product cooling capacity In the case of high load, AIDA64 can monitor the cooling performance according to the real-time updated chart test temperature, fan speed and voltage.

FurMark is oZone3D developed an OpenGL benchmark test tool, through the fur rendering algorithm to measure the performance of the graphics card, but also to test the stability of the graphics card.We will use these two software on the machine for double roast.

The test prototype is running for about 1 hour and 21 minutes when the CPU is full load.

From the thermometer generated image can also be seen at room temperature 28 degrees or so, most of the heat is concentrated in the cooling hole, the maximum temperature of 54.1 degrees The temperature of the keyboard on the right part of a certain impact, the maximum temperature near the keyboard 47.2 degrees, in actual use will feel a certain temperature.

Fuselage D surface temperature is mainly concentrated in the ventilation holes, the maximum temperature reached 50 degrees In general, the cooling performance of this product is still possible, but there is room to further enhance the same time, in the actual use of the process, the use of long hours of high load is relatively rare, it will not reach the test results temperature.


Fourth, evaluation summary

Product configuration and running information

Product configuration
Lenovo small new trend 7000-13
processor
Intel® Core ™ i7-8550U
RAM
8GB DDR4
Video card
NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (only significant) UHD Graphics 620 (set significantly)
Display screen
13.3 inch IPS (1920 × 1080)
hard disk
256GB SSD
Performance Testing
Test scores (the higher the score the higher the performance)
Cinebench R15
162cb / 449 cb
AS SSD Benchmark
3133
3DMark
2174 (Fire Strike) / 9004 (Sky Diver)
PCMark 10 benchmark test
2945
PCMark 8 battery life test (Battery Life)
2h50min

Analysis of advantages and disadvantages

insufficient:

Cooling and endurance have a certain room for improvement

Key arrangement is more unique, the user needs to take some time to adapt.

MX150 alone was not full of blood version

advantage:

Micro-border design is more dazzling, to enhance the use of the screen experience.

Equipped with 8th generation Core Duo processor

Product details of the deal is good

Fuselage design is very light and easy to carry

Written at the end

Lenovo small tide 7000-13 as a lightweight overall quality is very good, simple and elegant appearance, light and portable body, the overall design is very fit the mainstream of the current aesthetic young people in the hardware, i7-8550U processor + MX150 alone is a combination of light and thin products in the best choice to meet the daily needs of the work at the same time, but also to meet certain entertainment needs, comprehensive view this product is a more comprehensive thin and light notebook, for injection products Texture and performance of the user, is a good choice.If you have such a thin performance of the requirements of the higher I would recommend buying Full blood version of MX150 alone significantly The product.