Lenovo Slim Yoga 7 is best in its class

Lenovo Slim Yoga 7 is best in its class

The Lenovo Slim Yoga 7 is a well rounded device with a powerful body, smart IR camera and premium entertainment features. It boasts a 14-inch display with FHD resolution and Dolby Vision, up to 19 hours battery life and Rapid Charge Pro, which regains 50% charge in half an hour. Under the hood, Slim Yoga 7 is powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 4700U processor. It runs Windows 10 Home and has 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD storage. 

The Review

I was immediately captivated by its aesthetics. The Yoga Slim 7 is a striking device with an ultra thin profile. It’s substantial but not too heavy, weighing in at just over three pounds so it’s easily portable. This particular model features an all-metal 14-inch body in the orchid color variant, which I love. The entire device, including its casing, hinge, track pad and keyboard, are all orchid giving this laptop a dramatically stylish look. 

Yoga Slim 7 is outfitted with a Smart IR camera, which enables facial recognition as a security feature. Attention sensors register your absence when you step away and instantly recognize your face the moment you return for seamless login. Setup was easy and reminiscent of sci-fi security. You simply activate the feature, look straight into the camera and watch the screen pixelate – no awkward head turns or adjustments to get a proper scan. While this is standard technology across modern devices, this software goes a bit farther by recognizing the registered user with or without glasses. As someone who switches between eyeglasses and contacts frequently, this is a welcomed improvement. 

The camera is impressive as a security tool but it’s greatness pretty much stops there. It’s a 720p camera that delivers dull, fuzzy output in optimal lighting. It meets the need for basic virtual meetings but you wold’t want to churn out video content using this camera. The device has ample ports for connectivity including an SD reader, HDMI, USB-C and two USB ports. It also sports a headphone/mic combo port for those of us who are still “hard wired”.

Yoga Slim 7 pumps out crystal clear audio thanks to its Dolby Atmos Speaker system. It has two speakers, one on each side of the keyboard, for balanced listening and enhanced entertainment. With an ever growing list of available apps in the Microsoft Store, entertainment is indeed possible on this device. Popular apps include Roblox, Minecraft, Netflix, iTunes, Sporify, TikTok and more. 

The Verdict 

The Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 is best in class at its price point. It performs well and has a high-quality build. This device is stylish, portable and powerful, making it an ideal choice for work or play. 

For more information and full specs, visit lenovo.com.

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