At CES 2021, Lenovo has released a new Yoga Slim 7i Pro with a fabulous 90Hz OLED display, making this laptop one of the strongest ultralight (3.2 Lbs) computers on the market.
Besides the high refresh rate, the 14-inch display has a 16/10 aspect ratio, which is better for productivity than 16/9. The 2880×1800 resolution (~3K) ensures that text and images will look shart and smooth, in other words: perfect.
Creative users can enjoy the 100% DCI-P3 color coverage (125% sRGB) and Dolby Vision HDR, which is excellent from a technical perspective. There’s even a 70% reduction of blue light to reduce eye strain and could even help improve your sleep when using the computer late in the evening.
Superficially, the Yoga Slim 7i Pro looks similar to last year’s Yoga Slim 7, but it is now powered by a newer Intel Core 11th gen CPU, with up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB of PCIe SSD storage. The Discrete NVIDIA GeForce MX450 graphics processor make it gaming-capable with advanced 3D games.
Lenovo says that its smart cooling software will balance the hardware speed and active cooling to safely provide the best balance between performance, temperature, and noise to handle all this power. We haven’t tried this particular laptop yet, but this claim is generally valid for Lenovo laptops we did review."A MULTIMEDIA BEAST"
The Yoga Slim 7i Pro is a multimedia beast and comes with Harman speakers that have been certified by Dolby Atmos. The specifications look very good, but now we’re curious to see how they compare to Lenovo’s world-class laptop soundbars.
The 0.7-inch thickness is enough to include one full-size USB (3.2 Gen1) port along with two USB-C Thunderbolt 4 (TB4), the best connectivity option for laptops right now as TB4 also USB 4.0, support Power Delivery 3.0, Display Port 1.4.
This laptop comes with WIFI-6 and Bluetooth 5.0, which are not the absolute latest tech, but they already outpace most people’s routers and phones.
Lenovo hasn’t released the pricing for this laptop, so we cannot yet gauge its overall value and positioning in the market, but if you’re looking for an Ultralight, keep it on your radar because it sounds spectacular.