Lenovo laptops never fall behind when it comes to the best budget laptops. As the name suggests, the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 is a very sleek, lightweight laptop that is jampacked with not-any-light power. It drops in a budget that will surely lead to the worth of what it offers with its efficient specs.
The Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 is recognizably thin and jam-packs a whole lot of power with its latest Core i5, SSD storage and good quality screen. Besides its weak webcam and no Thunderbolt C, there might no be any major setbacks. This is an excellent choice for consumers who need to get their hands on one of the best Core i5 laptops. Certainly, the laptop competes solidly for being a powerful laptop in the right budget and reasonable specs. It gives a rock-solid competition to a similar lightweight laptop called MacBook and gives us several reasons to prefer it over the Apple Mac.
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Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Specs
Processor: Intel Core i5 10th Gen.
Screen Size: 14 in
Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Storage: 512 GB SSD
Graphics: Intel Iris Plus GPU
RAM: 8 GB
Operating System: Windows 10
Build & Design
From the build, the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 clearly feels like it is made for the people on the go. If you are a frequent traveler or everyday digital mover, this laptop is built for you with its 1.3kg weight. You don’t feel any pressure to pack it in your bag or hold it in your hands when you are on the move. The laptop comes in interesting metallic colour options including green gunmetal grey to the sandblasted metal jackets. There is also an option for the colour Orchid which is intriguing and a fabricated slate grey with a texture.
The laptop is mostly crafted with aluminium which feels nice and firm to touch and glide your fingers on. It gives a feel of minimalistic classy attire and the thickness of 16mm just feels like air. Plus, the keyboard is not bendable however you can bend the lid up to 180-degree which makes it lay flat on the desk or ground.
The slim bezels sported by the display makes it appealingly thin and comes with 720 p HD camera on the top of it. The 14-inch screen delivers full HD Resolution of 1920 x 1080 which is up to mark for everyday usage. It also has the option of 4k viewability, but this is only in the slate grey fabric models. The brightness that you can observe with this screen is around 400 nits at maximum. So, you can work on it under bright sunlight and the glare does not affect at all whether you are working in extreme lighting or dark.
You get IPS panel adjusted in the screen that is perfect for the comfortable viewing angles. There is a plastic top layer on the display which may sometimes feel glossy, but it doesn’t disturb the brightness. The sRGB colour gamut coverage is good but not great, however certainly acceptable and provides a good colour contrast. There are no washed-out blacks and greys that you will see on the screen.
Keyboard, Trackpad & Touchpad
The keyboard attached with the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 comes with a similar style as its previous version including the curved keycap. This is mostly found in gaming laptops or 2 in 1 convertible laptops like Idea pad or Yoga series laptop.
The sizing of the keycaps is large and wide, plus you get a quick snap-back experience by pressing the keys. It is not as perfect as many laptops could have, but it performs well enough for most of the users. The feedback from the keyboard is nice and the two-level backlight makes it feel. The keys do feel airy with their thinner weight feel and there is a fair key travel distance for comfortable typing.
The trackpad included in the Lenovo Yoga Slim is coated with plastic and is rightly functional with its modes. At first, you might not feel it to be that much responsive but if you increase its sensitivity to the max, it performs decent. You can also increase the cursor speed to take out the most from it. Lenovo also has a glass touchpad which is a good deal in this price as compared to cheap plastic pads. It has a zero pre-click wobble and comes with a soft touch for a decent feedback. There are no stoppages or delays when you need to switch between different apps or programs through it.
The Lenovo Yoga Slim performs naturally well with its combined specs and added number of features. There is no major disappointment that you will see in its performance owing to its high-speed specs. The processor armed with the Yoga is the 10th Generation Intel Core i5 that has the base speed of 1.3 GHz. It operates with the maximum turbo speed frequency of 3.9 GHz with its Quad core processing power. The RAM inserted in this Lenovo laptop is around 8GB which is a good boost for the hard drive speed. Additionally, the solid-state drive storage of 512GB plays an efficient role to enhance the loading, executing, and downloading speed. The Intel Iris graphics in the Lenovo Yoga means you can get crisp, colourful graphics on the display and work on multimedia projects more often.
The battery performance of the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 is one of the excellent specs it has. You are usually left with an almost 40% percent of the battery even if you have worked throughout the day. If you adjust the display with 120 nits of brightness, it is able to prevail longer than 11 or 12 hours. You can also charge the laptop quickly and get it charged up to 60 percent in less than an hour.
The Lenovo Yoga Slim is a stylish, classy looking laptop that fills up the expectations with its solid battery power, sufficient performance, and good display. The only thing that it lacks behind is its invisibility of Thunderbolt C port which we wished Lenovo could add in this laptop. However, for those who do not need it, it shouldn’t be any fallback. Overall, it offers quite a good value for money with its variable features and reliable specs.