Lenovo’s laptop game is top-notch, and the new Yoga Slim 7i Carbon represents all that is good with their offerings. Prices start from $1,599, and what you get is an Intel Core i5 (11th Gen) laptop that weighs less than a kilogram (966g officially).
While the Yoga line is often associated with convertibles, this svelte number carries the Slim moniker, which means that it’s an honest-to-goodness laptop with none of the unnecessary frills; I mean you have to, to shed the weight. It is a premium laptop, as borne out by what it has.
For starters, there’s the not-so-secret sauce: carbon fibre, which they have featured on the ThinkPad X1; another premium model. Lenovo claims that it reduces up to 40 per cent in material weight while improving rigidity.
The laptop features a high-resolution, 13-inch QHD display along with Dolby Atmos-certified speakers. The battery is good for 15 hours of video playback, and a 15-minute rapid charge gets you two hours of use. Not much by way or ports since this is a slim laptop after all, but two out of three USB ports are Thunderbolt 4 ready and they’ve kindly chosen not to take out the headphone jack. Never thought I’d see the day I have to say that.
Options start from an Intel Core i5 (up to i7) processor and integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics, with 8GB RAM (up to 16GB) and 256GB SSD storage (up to 1TB). The Slim 7i Carbon is worth checking out, and we’ll have our grubby little hands on one soon.