Lenovo once again delivers a stunning laptop with affordability and power. The new Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 is AMD’s premier Ultrabook designed to boast the prowess of its third-generation Ryzen 7 U-series at its best.
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 4800U 8 x 1.8 - 4.2 GHz, Renoir (Zen 2)|
|Graphics||AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)|
|Memory||16384 MB, DDR4, 1600 MHz|
|Display||14.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, AU Optronics B140HAN06.8, IPS, LEN889A, glossy: yes, 60 Hz|
|Mainboard||AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH|
|Storage||Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ, 512 GB|
|Soundcard||AMD Rave/Renoir - Audio Processor - HD Audio Controller|
|Connections||4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 0 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Card Reader: MicroSD, Brightness Sensor|
|Networking||Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5|
|Size||14.9 x 320.6 x 208.2 mm|
|Battery||61 Wh Lithium-Polymer|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit|
Primary Camera: 1 MPix
|Additional features||Speakers: Dolby Atmos Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, AMD Radeon Settings Lite, 12 Months Warranty|
The Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 is made of metal from top to bottom. It is heavier than most of the other 14-inch Ultrabooks though. There is a 50-gram difference in weight thanks to the heavier 95-watt power adapter as a result of the Nvidia graphics card on the Intel variant. Lenovo does not spare on any part of the laptop including, quality, screen, thermal design, speakers or inputs.
Keyboard and Mousepad
Despite the short key travel on the keyboard, there is a slight clickiness to it. The arrow keys were pretty much forced to have a halved up and down key due to the small frame.
Underneath, we spot the relatively small touchpad with a glass surface. Nothing extraordinary about it but one thing that should be noted here is that Lenovo has chosen to retain the front-firing speakers on the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 placing them both sides of the keyboard.
Connectivity — Thunderbolt 3 is not Here
The AMD Yoga Slim 7, unfortunately, will not come with the Thunderbolt 3 but the Intel Yoga Slim 7 counterpart would. The Yoga Slim 7 provides more than USB Type-C ports. On the left side of the notebook are the charging and data transfer USB Type-C port, an HDMI 2.0b connector (with support of up to 4096x2160p @60Hz), and another USB Type-C 3.1 (Gen 2) port, which has power delivery function and supports Display 1.4b output with a maximum resolution of up to 5120x2880p @60Hz, and lastly the audio jack.
On the right are the Power button and fingerprint scanner combo, two USB Type-A 3.1 ports, and a MicroSD reader. As stated, you won’t be seeing the Thunderbolt 3 on this variant as it is still reserved on mostly Intel devices.
The Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 has an IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. The diagonal measurement is at 14″ with a screen ratio of 16:9 with a density of 157ppi.
On this test, we used the datacolor SpyderX Pro to see the standard colour gamut (sRGB) that is being used by regular HDTVs and web colours. Adobe RGB is a standard for professional cameras, monitors and print and at the same time, DCI-P3 is what is being used in movie studios and digital UHD Rec.2020 standards for projectors.
The displays cover a 100% sRGB colour range which is well above the rest.
The Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 is packed with a Dolby Atmos Speaker System and has a preset equalizer to adjust the audio to your liking. The bass though, like most laptops, is lacking.
Support and Warranty
Most Lenovo products are supported by the local Premium Care that puts your mind at ease. With this, you enjoy service at the comfort of your homes. Lenovo customers have access to PremiumCare via their email – email@example.com or the toll-free hotline number 1-800-1110-2328.
The Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 is the type of ultrabook that is most certainly a must-buy for content creators. It pushes the maximizes the capabilities of content creation. The one we reviewed is a variant that differs from the local configuration.
The Ryzen 4800U proves to be a powerhouse with a price tag of ₱64,995 and local configuration of 16GB Soldered LPDDR4x-4266 and 1TB SSD M.2 2280 PCIe, this is more than anything anyone could ever ask for. It could get rather hot during full load but that is very much expected when working on a laptop.