Lenovo retains virtually all the things on this Yoga laptop at a excessive degree. The display screen, webcam and battery life are all higher than you’d count on at this worth.
Out of all of the Lenovo Yoga laptops on the market, there’s one which stands other than the remaining: the 7i 16.
The 2023 convertible laptop computer delivers sturdy efficiency and a spacious, shiny show with Dolby Imaginative and prescient assist. It additionally checks off a whole lot of different containers so far as options go. The fingerprint reader is straightforward to make use of for safe login and identification, there’s an included stylus, and it comes loaded with 16GB of quick DDR5 reminiscence. This machine has quite a bit to supply patrons.
Design, construct & keyboard
The Yoga 7i 16 has nice construct high quality. The chassis is all aluminium with a darkish gray end and rounded edges that make it comfy to grip. It by no means feels cumbersome to hold round, both.
The display screen has a small bulge on the prime the place the webcam is situated, making it simple to open and shut. It might probably’t fairly be finished with one hand, however because it’s absolutely convertible I can forgive it, as this sort of laptop wants a bit extra inflexible hinges.
The keys and trackpad are pushed barely to the left to accommodate the quantity keys on the correct, however there’s nonetheless loads of room to relaxation your wrists on largely cool aluminium surfaces. The keys have backlighting that’s adjustable in two phases. The very best setting may have been brighter, however it does the job. The keys have a low stroke top with high quality mechanics and a transparent click on really feel.
By way of efficiency, it’s onerous to complain. The Core i7-1360P offers each excessive peaks and environment friendly multitasking, and along with quick RAM reminiscence, I not often really feel like I want extra.
Presumably extra reminiscence when I attempt to edit further high-resolution images and 4K video, however even that’s potential with a bit of persistence for pauses whereas the SSD will get to work.
What’s lacking is further graphics – right here it’s the processor’s built-in Intel Iris Xe resolution that applies. It’s fantastic for many job, however doesn’t enhance efficiency in the identical means as a devoted GPU.
The built-in two-by-two watt stereo audio system have clear, well-balanced sound that, due to Dolby Atmos, sounds higher than anticipated. But it surely’s not all good, with a common lack of bass and a few lacking treble. It’s definitely adequate for an episode of a TV present, or a video assembly, although.
A quick and noise-free webcam with 1080p decision means you possibly can look good too. Audio recording from the built-in microphone can be clear. It’s an honest selection for video calls.
There aren’t any surprises in the case of connections and connectivity – Lenovo delivers what’s mainly business customary by 2023. Two Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports, two USB Sort-A, HDMI and a 3.5 mm audio jack. Wirelessly, you get Wi-Fi 6E connectivity with secure reception and Bluetooth 5.1.
Show & stylus
However powering a 60 Hz show with 2D graphics isn’t that demanding, even a better decision one like this. The display screen has a pleasant glow within the colors, and matches the sRGB gamut with good color accuracy. However no extra, it lands at round 65% of the DCI-P3 customary. This can be a cause to search for options if you need the pc for skilled inventive work.
For all different functions, nonetheless, it is rather good. It has a peaceful and pleasantly flicker-free picture and brightness that enables me to work outdoor on it – so long as there isn’t a daylight straight on the display screen or the background displays something too shiny. At 100% brightness, black surfaces are considerably pale, however you solely want that a lot gentle in out of doors environments. The shiny end is comparatively light on reflections.
You get HDR on the display screen with Dolby Imaginative and prescient assist, however given the underwhelming color accuracy and a most brightness of 400 nits, you don’t actually get the identical impact as a sensible TV or a superb pill. It’s greatest for viewing net pages, paperwork, workplace purposes and enjoying SDR video. In these eventualities, it’s sensible.
You management navigation simply utilizing with the touchpad, but additionally together with your finger or a pen on the display screen. Precision is rarely missing, and the pen enables you to scribble notes, do handwriting and draw with nice outcomes. The pen is as solidly constructed as the remainder of the pc, with a well-balanced weight and comfy grip.
It’s powered by a typical slim AAA-type battery. So it lasts for much longer than rechargeable pens, however you’ll must get a refill your self. Sadly, there isn’t a good option to connect the pen to the plate. You get a bracket that you would be able to thread round it after which plug it into one among your laptop’s USB-A ports, however it feels dangerous.
Lenovo pleasantly surprises with the battery life. The display screen should be of a extremely power-efficient kind, or the battery unusually giant, as a result of right here I get a full day of lively work with a number of hours to spare.
If I push the processor to the max and run excessive display screen brightness, it’s nonetheless good for over two hours, and with a extremely frugal run, I can surf from early morning to late night with out having to recharge.
If you wish to take the charger with you, it’s not overly giant both, and it’s pretty fast to prime up with extra power. It’s also possible to decide out of quick charging in Lenovo’s Vantage settings program if you wish to use much less battery energy.
Right here you additionally select different issues, resembling enabling or blocking the webcam and microphone, how perform keys work, and the efficiency and cooling degree – from efficiency mode with a full fan, which isn’t a lot, to fully silent with restricted processor load. You possibly can then swap between the cooling modes with a keyboard shortcut.
Processor: Intel Core i7-1360P, 4pcs Efficiency as much as 5 GHz + 8pcs Environment friendly as much as 3,7 GHz Graphics: Intel Iris Xe Reminiscence: 16GB DDR5 Storage: 1 TB SSD, slot for micro SD Show: 16 inch shiny IPS, 2560×1600 pixels Webcam: 1080p Connections: 2 thunderbolt 4, 2 USB 3 gen 1 kind a, HDMI, headset Wi-fi: Wi-Fi 6e, Bluetooth 5.1 Working system: Home windows 11 House Different: Fingerprint reader, flip to desk mode, included stylus, backlit keyboard, numeric keypad Noise degree: 0-35 dBa Battery life: 2 hours 15 min (excessive load), 19 hours 40 min (low load). Measurement: 36.2 x 25 x 1.7 cm Weight: 4.18 lbs Value: $1,089.99
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