Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon review: Lightweight contender

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Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for lightweight, portable and performance-oriented laptops has increased significantly. To cater to that audience, Lenovo launched a laptop under its Yoga range, the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon Laptop. As the name suggests, the laptop has a super light carbon fiber body, but this does not affect the performance of the laptop. We got a chance to use the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon laptop and here’s what we think of it.

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon review: design

Speaking of design, Lenovo has done a pretty good job with the Yoga Slim 7i Carbon laptop. Unlike other things that come to mind when you talk about carbon fiber, the Lenovo Yogo Slim 7i Carbon gets a unique ‘Moon White’ carbon fiber finish that gives it a very premium look. With the specs it offers, the slim 14.7mm laptop is one of the lightest models available in the market at just 984 grams.

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The lid of the device gets an interesting matte finish. The top half of the flap receives glossy metallic YOGA branding and the Lenovo logo is placed at the bottom right. At the bottom, the device gets a few handles, speakers and grille for the fan. In terms of ports, the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon comes with one USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 port and one Thunderbolt 4 port. A USB-C 4-in-1 hub comes with the laptop, which is quite useful. The device has a privacy switch that disables the microphone and camera in case there are spyware apps and software in the system.

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Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon review: Display

The Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon laptop has a 13.3-inch QHD IPS display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. The screen gets 100% sRGB color space and a peak brightness of 400 nits. The laptop offers an aspect ratio of 16:9. The laptop’s screen is surrounded by thin bezels and the front camera is well hidden on the top edge of the laptop. The screen works quite well when it comes to everyday use and also while streaming movies. The screen of the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon offers accurate color contrast and sharpness.

The 90 Hz refresh rate and integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics enhance the overall viewing experience. Dolby Vision certification, anti-glare, anti-fingerprint panel as icing on the cake.

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Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon review: Performance

The Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon is powered by an Intel Core i7 processor paired with 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM. The laptop comes with two storage options: 512 GB SSD space and 1 TB SSD space. We didn’t notice much lag when using slightly heavy apps or playing games on the laptop, but there were a few hiccups when using multiple tabs across multiple browsers at once. Other than that, the device can handle multitasking quite well, but it does heat up after prolonged use.

It’s worth noting that even if the device stays cool most of the time, the cooling fan makes much less noise and you’ll hardly notice it’s working. When it comes to the audio department, the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon impresses. With Harman and Dolby Atmos optimized stereo speakers, the device managed to deliver a loud and clear sound experience on the speaker.

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The laptop also includes a 720p webcam and two microphones which can come in very handy for sharp video calls. The camera also offers a facial recognition system. Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon runs Windows 11 operating system by default. It comes preloaded with Office 365, which makes setting up the device less of a hassle.

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Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon review: battery

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon is backed by a 50 Wh battery with support for 65 W fast charging. Since the laptop comes with a USB-C charging port, you don’t need to carry separate chargers. The device can also be charged with your phone’s charger. During our review, the laptop managed almost 7-8 hours of mixed use on a single charge. We were able to charge the laptop to 70% in less than 50 minutes.

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon review: review

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon is a decent laptop if you’re looking for a premium laptop for everyday use. The Carbon Fiber finish, magnesium chassis, lightweight body, lively screen and pleasant speakers with i7 processor make it worth the money. While the laptop may have fared better when it comes to multitasking and heat dissipation, its impressive design and useful features make it a viable choice.

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