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Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Review - A stylish, premium laptop with great performance

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Today, we are here for the full review of the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i. It is a premium slim and light laptop priced at PHP 69,995. Here's how it fares!
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Meet the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i

As a recap, the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i that we have is the 14-inch variant with a 10th Gen Intel Core i7-1065G7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce MX350 graphics card, 16GB soldered LPDDR4 RAM, a 512GB M.2 SSD, and a 60.7WHr battery.

Build Quality/Design

What you get in the box
What you get in the box

Out of the box, you will see that the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i has a premium look and build. It has an aluminum chassis with a matte finish. It is a slim and light device weighing in at just 1.54 kg and measures at just 14.9 mm at the thickest. The unit we reviewed is in Orchid colorway but you can also get it in Slate Grey and Dark Moss.
Power button
Power button
Trackpad
Trackpad
2x USB-C ports,  x HDMI, 1x 3.5mm audio port
SD card reader, 2 x USB-A ports
At each side of the keyboard are front firing speakers
At each side of the keyboard are front-firing speakers

There's minimal branding at the lid with the usual Lenovo logo at the right corner and an embossed YOGA branding as well. At the bottom, you see the air vents for thermal management and some rubber feet to maintain stability on any surface.

Multimedia Experience

The screen is great for reading, watching, and gaming
The screen is great for reading, watching, and gaming

It has a 14-inch FHD IPS display with slim bezels. It also has 300 nits of brightness as well up to 100 percent sRGB color gamut. Since it's an IPS screen, it provided great viewing angles which are ideal for reading as well as multimedia.
It has a 720p HD webcam with IR and ToF sensors

In addition, a bigger screen real-estate allows for better productivity. You can easily stack windows side-by-side for multitasking. It also has a 720p HD webcam with IR and ToF sensor on its top bezel. For security, it has a privacy shutter.

I was able to work on the Yoga Slim 7i with the brightness at just 50 percent most of the time. I only maxed out the brightness when I was editing photos in Photoshop. Speaking of editing photos, color calibration is great. No bluish tint present out of the box that is usually the case in most laptops. It also has great contrast which is immersive for Netflix binge-watch sessions.

One of the bigger pros for me is Yoga 7's speakers. It has front-firing speakers found beside the keyboard. It also has Dolby Audio which further improves the immersive experience. For headphones, it has both 3.5mm as well as Bluetooth 5.1 for wireless devices.

Performance

Inside, the notebook has a 10th Gen Intel Core i7-1065G7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce MX350 graphics card, 16GB soldered LPDDR4 RAM, a 512GB M.2 SSD, and a 60.7WHr battery. It is powerful enough for our daily workload of web browsing, Photoshop, YouTube, and Spotify. 

It can game out of the box too. Most esports titles should run very well. Some triple AAA titles could achieve playable framerate with some graphics settings lowered down a bit. It can heat up while playing games due to its slim design.

The keyboard has decent travel and backlit. Like the Lenovo Slim 5i, it also has its own way of dealing with keyboard shortcuts. You don't need to press the Function (Fn) key with the appropriate keys to access functions such as Volume Up and Down, Brightness, Screenshot, and more. The trackpad is of typical size and has a matte finish which helps against fingerprint marks.

The power button is side-mounted. It doesn't have a fingerprint sensor though. For connectivity, it has WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0. For I/O ports, it has a microSD card reader, 1 x USB 3.2 Type-C Gen 2, Thunderbolt 3 for Power Delivery 3.0, DisplayPort 1.4b, and data transfer, 2 x USB 3.2 Type-A Gen 1, and 1 x HDMI 2.0.

The 60.7WHr battery lasted me around 8 to 10 hours of continuous work in the High-Performance Power Profile. This may vary depending on what activity you are doing. It charges via USB C using the 95W charger. It also has RapidCharge Pro technology that charges the battery from 0 to 50 percent in 30 minutes when idle. Mine charged around 1 hour and 30 minutes while in use from 10 percent to 90 percent.

The Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i runs 64-bit Windows 10 Home. 

Pros - Great design and build, 14-inch IPS screen with great color gamut and slim bezels, great performance for work, multimedia, and some gaming, RapidCharge Pro technology, good battery life with USB-C charging, front-firing speakers
Cons -  Not touchscreen, could have better thermals

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Specs

Display: 14-inch IPS touch screen w/ FHD 1920 x 1080 resolution at 157 ppi
CPU: 3.90GHz 14nm Intel Core i7-1065G7 quad-core processor
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce MX350 w/ 2GB GDDR5, Intel Iris Plus graphics
RAM: 16GB LPDDR4X
ROM: 512GB SSD
Selfie Camera: 720p HD w/ IR and ToF
Battery: 60.7WHr w/ 95W RapidCharge Pro technology
OS: Windows 10 Home
Connectivity: WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, 1x USB-C Thunderbolt 3.0 port, 2x USB-A 2.0, HDMI, 3.5mm headphone jack, SD Card reader
Others: Side-mounted power button, backlit keyboard, built-in microphone, front-firing speakers w/ Dolby Audio, USB-C, Colors: Slate Grey, Dark Moss, Orchid
Dimensions: 321.6 x 208.2 x 14.9 mm
Weight: 1.54 kg
Price: PHP 69,995

Verdict

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i is a great buy at PHP 69,995. You get a premium looking laptop with an all-aluminum chassis in a slim form factor.

As a daily laptop for two weeks, it provided uncompromising work, entertainment, and gaming performance. It also has modern features you expect from a laptop at this price range like WiFi 6, USB-C charging, as well as Thunderbolt 3.0.

If you have the budget for it, the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i gets our recommendation.

Build/Design - 4.5
Multimedia Experience - 4.25
Performance - 4.5
Average - 4.42/5
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