The YOGA 6 is the most compact 2-in-1 convertible laptop from Lenovo with AMD Ryzen. However, for some people, the 13.3-inch YOGA 6 screen may not be that big. That’s why Lenovo presents YOGA 7 . This laptop carries a larger 14-inch screen panel and is still powered by an AMD Ryzen processor. Curious about how good it is? Check out the following review.
Lenovo YOGA 7 . Design
Lenovo YOGA 6 and YOGA 7 still share the same premium design. The difference is only in body dimensions. Carrying a 14-inch screen panel, the dimensions are slightly larger than the YOGA 6. It is also slightly heavier. YOGA 7 weighs about 1.45 Kg. Meanwhile, the weight of YOGA 6 is 1.31 Kg. Even so, overall YOGA 7 is still relatively compact and ideal for mobility.
The flexible screen hinge that can be rotated 360 degrees is also very sturdy. Switching usage modes from laptop, stand, tablet and tent can be done very easily.
Connectivity is a little different. On YOGA 7 the right side of the body can be found the power button and one USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A port that supports the Always On feature. This feature can be used to recharge other devices when the laptop is off. But, make sure the Always-On USB Charging feature on the Lenovo Vantage is activated first. On the right side of the body, there are two USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 ports and a 3.5mm combo audio jack.
Lenovo YOGA 7 . screen
Lenovo YOGA 7 comes with a 14-inch IPS touch screen panel. The design of the screen area is different from YOGA 6. It can be seen at the top of the screen panel which is slightly protruding. This area is embedded with a camera and features a cover to protect privacy. Even so, the bezels on the left and right of the screen panel still look thin. So, the screen looks wider because the screen-to-body ratio is bigger.
Like YOGA 6, the screen resolution is Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels with 72% NTSC color standard. Sufficient enough to present sharp visuals with fairly accurate colors. Can be relied on for a variety of needs from work, enjoy entertainment content and content creation.
In the sales package, Lenovo has included the Lenovo Digital Pen stylus pen. Complete with a hook for storing pens that can be inserted in the USB port. That way the pen can be carried on the go easily. The compromise is that you can’t use the USB-A port. The touch screen response with a finger or a stylus pen is also very good. This stylus pen supports input sensitivity of up to 4096 pressure levels. Convenient and precise enough to doodle, draw or write.
Lenovo YOGA 7 . keyboard and trackpad
Like other YOGA series, Lenovo’s signature chicklet-style keyboard is still a mainstay. Very comfortable to use for typing with the right key distance. The keyboard is also equipped with a white backlit lamp. Useful enough to support use in dim conditions. At the bottom of the keyboard can be found a fingerprint sensor that can be used as security.
Meanwhile, for the trackpad mouse it carries is quite large. The surface is coated with a layer of glass. Very responsive with finger touch and supports Precision TouchPad. The left and right click buttons are also quiet and comfortable to press.
Lenovo YOGA 7 . Audio
Lenovo YOGA 7 brings front facing 2x2W stereo speakers. The placement of the speakers is on the left and right of the keyboard. The sound quality is quite clear. With a larger output, the speakers also feel more powerful when compared to YOGA 6 whose configuration is 2 x 1.5W. To boost sound performance, the YOGA 7 audio sector also has support for the Dolby Atmos feature.
Lenovo YOGA 7 . Performance
Lenovo YOGA 7 is available with two processor configuration options, namely AMD Ryzen 5 5600U and AMD Ryzen 7 5800U. For the model we are reviewing below, we use the AMD Ryzen 7 5800U. The RAM it carries is 16GB onboard. So, it can’t be upgraded. Meanwhile, the storage space relies on a PCIe 3.0×4 NVMe SSD with a capacity of 512GB. If the storage space is lacking, it can still be upgraded to a capacity of up to 1TB. The benchmark results are as follows.
These specifications are sufficient for various computing needs. Processing documents, browsing to editing photos and videos in Full HD resolution, the performance is very sufficient. The graphics sector can also be relied on to play high-resolution video content for entertainment. Playing competition-class games like CS:Go or Valorant can still be played quite comfortably at low or medium resolutions, even though it’s not a gaming laptop.
The cooling system is also quite adequate. Can be relied upon to maintain the temperature of the laptop so that performance remains stable. The cooling fan performance is also relatively quiet. For other features, Lenovo YOGA 7 is still like other Lenovo YOGA laptops. This laptop is supported by the Lenovo Vantage, the Lenovo Q-Control performance control feature that can be accessed by pressing the FN + Q button, the rapid charge fast recharge feature, and smart features that rely on AI through the Glance application.
While using YOGA 7 there was one obstacle that we found, namely a bug in WiFi connectivity. But, don’t worry, because we think this bug is minor. This bug makes WiFi connectivity temporarily lost when the laptop wakes up from Sleep mode for a long time. Can be annoying for some users who rarely shutdown and use the sleep feature more often. The solution to this is easy. Users only need to restart the laptop and WiFi will return to normal as before. Even so, hopefully in the future Lenovo will bring a BIOS update to solve this problem.
Lenovo YOGA 7 . Battery
We tested battery life by connecting it to WiFi, activating the Windows power saver feature, FN+Q battery saving, screen brightness level of 30%, without turning on the Bluetooth feature, keyboard backlight, and Location. With these settings for the use of typing and browsing we can get about 13 hours of usage time. Very adequate to support all day productivity.
With the presence of YOGA 7, the premium 2-in-1 convertible laptop line from Lenovo is getting more complete. Consumers can now choose between Intel Core processors in the YOGA 7i variant, or YOGA 7 with AMD Ryzen. Overall with the AMD Ryzen 7 5800U this laptop is satisfactory in terms of performance or its compact design. The battery life is also long lasting.
If only the screen panel was available with a 2K resolution option, YOGA 7 would be even more attractive in its class. However, the flexibility of the touch screen that can be folded 360 degrees is still sufficient for a variety of computing needs, from content creation to daily productivity.
In short, YOGA 7 can be an alternative to YOGA 6 for users who need a bigger screen. Lenovo YOGA 7 is one of the premium 14-inch convertible laptops that is compact and versatile to support productivity or creativity.
Lenovo YOGA 7 is suitable for:
Creative workers: With a larger touch screen, stylus pen, and powerful performance YOGA 7 can be relied on for your content creation needs.
Students and students: Can be chosen for students and students who need a convertible laptop with a premium design that is compact and lightweight.
Office workers: Its specifications, long battery life, complete safety features make it adequate to support the hybrid work style that is currently trending.
Multimedia connoisseurs: The convertible’s flexible 2-in-1 design and powerful audio are perfect for users who enjoy enjoying multimedia content.
Pros of Lenovo YOGA 7:
+ Fast performance + Powerful
+ Responsive touch screen
+ Premium design + Compact
+ Long battery life
+ Equipped with fingerprint sensor
+ Camera with privacy protection feature
+ Attached to hold stylus pen
Disadvantages of Lenovo YOGA 7:
– RAM cannot be upgraded
– Only Full HD screen option available
– Minor bug in WiFi connectivity