Complementing the YOGA Slim-series line, Lenovo Indonesia presents the YOGA Slim 7i Pro. This laptop is the first YOGA Slim variant to be equipped with a discrete graphics card. Previously, the YOGA Slim 7i and YOGA Slim 7i Carbon only relied on the Intel Iris Xe graphics card. Well, curious how it performs? Check out his review as follows.
Lenovo YOGA Slim 7i Pro design
In the design sector, the YOGA Slim 7i Pro still looks like the YOGA Slim 7i. Premium compact design with aluminum material typical of the YOGA line is maintained.
The body is only slightly thicker than the YOGA Slim 7i. Naturally, considering this laptop is equipped with a discrete graphics card. However, the weight is still very light. Only about 1.35 Kg. It is ideal for users with high mobility.
Its thin body does not carry many connectivity ports. On the left side of the body can be found two Thunderbolt 4 ports. Meanwhile, on the right side there is one USB 3.2 Gen 1 port (supports always on USB Charging) accompanied by a 3.5mm audio jack port and the power button. It’s a shame that there is no memory card reader slot like the YOGA Slim 7i.
Lenovo YOGA Slim 7i Pro Screen
There are two main attractions of the YOGA Slim 7i Pro. The first is the discrete graphics card we mentioned earlier and the second is the screen. The YOGA Slim 7i Pro display panel has a higher resolution than the YOGA Slim 7i.
The YOGA Slim 7i Pro screen panel that we review below uses a 14-inch IPS panel. The resolution is 2.2K 2240 x 1400 pixels. The screen panel is surrounded by a very thin frame on the left and right. If you need a higher screen resolution, Lenovo also provides an option with a screen panel whose resolution is 2.8K.
With a high panel resolution, it is undeniable that the visuals on the screen look very sharp. Carrying a screen aspect ratio of 16:10 makes the field area also wider. The colors are also very good and pleasing to the eye with the standard 100% sRGB color coverage. So, it can be relied on for content creation. The display panel supports the Dolby Vision feature and has a brightness level of up to 300 nits. Sufficiently adequate for use in very bright lighting conditions.
Lenovo YOGA Slim 7i Pro Keyboard and Trackpad
The Lenovo YOGA Slim 7i Pro brings a chicklet-style keyboard. The size and spacing of the buttons are just right. Comfortable to use for typing and does not make your hands feel sore quickly. To accompany typing in dim conditions, the keyboard has also been equipped with white backlit lights.
Under the keyboard there is a touchpad area that is quite large. The touchpad is coated with glass material and supports Precision TouchPad. Very responsive with finger touch. Left and right click is also very comfortable to press and not noisy.
Audio Lenovo YOGA Slim 7i Pro
Entering the premium laptop category, the YOGA Slim 7i Pro brings 2 x 2W stereo speakers from the manufacturer HARMAN. The sound quality is quite good and feels powerful. Very adequate to enjoy multimedia content. To boost the sound performance, support for the Dolby Atmos feature is also available.
Features of Lenovo YOGA Slim 7i Pro
Another feature that we can find in the YOGA Slim 7i Pro is a webcam with a cover feature to protect privacy. The webcam is also accompanied by an IR camera that supports the Windows Hello security feature with user face detection capabilities. It can be relied on for security considering that the fingerprint sensor is not available on this laptop.
Lenovo Vantage flagship features are also available. Through Lenovo Vantage users can take advantage of several features from Lenovo. Such as Conservation Mode, Rapid Charge for fast recharge, and always-on usb charging. The Lenovo Vantage also features a performance scanner, check system updates to access to keyboard settings, audio to webcam.
Another interesting feature is the support for Lenovo Q-Control which can be accessed via the FN + Q hotkey for automatic performance settings. There are three preset options available namely Battery Saving, Intelligent Cooling and Extreme Performance.
The Lenovo Smart Assist smart feature that relies on artificial intelligence is also supported. Lenovo Smart Assist utilizes an intelligent infrared camera with a ToF (Time of Flight) sensor and Glance technology from Mirametrix.
Through this feature, users can enjoy a series of smart features. Like for example unlock or auto lock screen by detecting user presence and privacy protection. For privacy protection at Glance, the Privacy Guard and Privacy Alert features are available. Privacy Guard will automatically make the screen display blurry or blurry when its smart infrared camera detects the presence of other people peeking at the screen. Then, Privacy Alert will immediately notify the user the screen is being watched.
Lenovo YOGA Slim 7i Pro Performance
The Lenovo YOGA Slim 7i Pro is available with Intel Core i5 and Intel Core i7 configurations of the 11th generation Intel processor family. For the model we are reviewing, we use an Intel Core i7-1165G7. The RAM it supports is 16GB. Cannot be upgraded. Compromise of a laptop with a thin and light design. The storage space is quite large with a PCIe M.2 2280 SSD with a capacity of 1TB. In the graphics sector, Lenovo embeds an Nvidia GeForce MX450 2GB graphics card. The benchmark results are as follows:
For productivity testing, running office applications, the specifications are clearly very adequate. Performance feels very rushed. Powered by an Nvidia GeForce MX450 2GB graphics card, the graphics performance does feel more powerful. To shoot high-resolution photos and videos is very capable. When trying to render a 1 minute 4K video in the Adobe Premiere YOGA Slim 7i Pro application, it only takes 1 minute 30 seconds to complete. Reliable for content creation needs. Although it is not a gaming laptop, its performance is also reliable enough to play games that are not graphic-hungry. Several competition-class game titles such as CS:GO, DOTA 2 to Valorant that we tested could run smoothly without any problems.
One other advantage is thermal management. Although very thin, the cooling system is quite good. Laptop performance can be kept stable and cool. The keyboard surface area also doesn’t feel warm quickly. The performance of the cooling fan is relatively quiet.
Lenovo YOGA Slim 7i Pro Battery
Unlike other YOGA Slim-series, the YOGA Slim 7i Pro is not an Intel EVO laptop. But, overall we are satisfied with the battery life. Tests were carried out by connecting 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 a usage time of up to about 7.5 hours. Enough to accompany the productivity of the day.
The presence of the YOGA Slim 7i Pro managed to provide a refresher in the premium line of YOGA Slim Series. A charming high-resolution screen and more powerful graphics performance, making it the most ideal YOGA Slim variant for content creation. Entering the YOGA line, the selling price is premium, starting at 18 million Rupiah. However, this is quite commensurate with the performance and features it brings. If the selling price is not a problem, we highly recommend this laptop for users who are looking for a laptop for creative content with a thin and light premium design.
Lenovo YOGA Slim 7i Pro Suitable for:
Creator content: The high-resolution color-accurate display panel and Nvidia GeForce MX450 graphics card support make it ideal for content creation.
Trade / professional high mobility: Design premium thin and light is ideal for workers / professionals who are mobile and often work anywhere.
Student/Student: If budget is not a problem, the specifications are very adequate for a variety of tasks. The battery life is also long lasting.
Pros YOGA Slim 7i Pro
+ 2.2K 100% sRGB 16:10 display + Powerful
+ Thin and light premium design
+ Long battery life
+ Equipped with two Thunderbolt 4 ports
+ WiFi 6
Disadvantages of YOGA Slim 7i Pro
– Not equipped with an SD memory card slot
– Not equipped with a fingerprint sensor
– Non-upgradeable RAM