Hands-ons with Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X laptop for content creators and power users
The Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X has brought together a set of features that makes it ideal for content creators and anyone else who wants superior performance.
The Yoga Slim 7 Pro X has a sleek design with rounded comfortable edges and is 15.9mm thick with a weight of just 1.45kg.
But what will really catch your eye is the stunning 14.5-inch Lenovo PureSight 3K display with 120Hz adaptive refresh rate and a resolution of 3072 x 1920.
It has a 92.5 per cent screen to body ratio and that’s even with cameras located above the display in the top bezel Inside a raised notch.
The left, right and bottom bezels are some of the thinnest we’ve ever seen on a laptop.
This means there is no distraction outside this screen.
The screen is bright and sharp so your content, photos, videos and websites look amazing.
And with that aspect ratio of 16:10, it’s a perfect shape to be using applications and browsing the web. It’s quite generous screen real estate.
And being a Yoga laptop this means users can open the screen all the way back so its flat and level with the keyboard.
On this position the fact the laptop has a touchscreen lets you use it more like a tablet.
The premium display is also Dolby Vision HDR certified so it can show bright colours as well as a wide colour contrast with real time colour and brightness optimization to give you a remarkable viewing experience on the move.
On the audio side, the device has top firing Dolby Atmos certified Harman stereo speakers to give you a three-dimensional surround sound experience.
And in terms of the refresh rate, the user can switch between three different modes including Low mode that varies refresh rate between 30 and 60Hz, High mode which takes things up to 120Hz or Auto mode which can adjust refresh rates dynamically.
The Lenovo Yoga Slim7 Pro X can put its ultra-thin design down to its precision machined aerospace-grade 6000 series aluminium chassis with an all-new comfort edge jewel design.
It has an ergonomically designed TrueStrike keyboard with 1.3mm key travel.
Typing on the Lenovo laptop is smooth, responsive and quiet.
And the touchpad is bigger this time out.
In fact, it’s 20 per cent larger than the previous model and covers an area of 13cm by 8cm which is plenty of room to navigate and for multi-finger gestures.
The Lenovo Yoga Slim7 Pro X is powered by the all-new AMD Ryzen 6000 series HS Creator Edition which sits on top of the updated AMD Zen 3+ core.
The result is speeds up to 2.1 times faster than the 5000 series.
And this and 3+ Core also offers greater power and efficiency with the new adaptive power management feature that can adjust performance in milliseconds.
The AMD Ryzen 6000 series of processors have been shown to use up to 30 per cent less power.
And the payoff for that is impressively long battery life.
If it’s graphics performance you’re after, it does come with the RDNA 2 architecture-based built-in graphics.
What the laptop also brings to the table is the Lenovo X Power performance tuning technology which works to maximise performance.
It brings together the hardware and the software.
And when things get serious, it can cool things down thanks to a micron level heat conduction system.
A dual 6mm heat pipe transfers heat away from the processor before bringing in cool air and getting rid of the hot air through two customised turbo fans.
Another feature of Lenovo X Power is Scenario Tuning which lets you fine-tune and optimise applications like Adobe Premiere Pro to maximise performance.
If gaming is more your bag, you’ll be pleased to know there is an onboard NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 which allows you to play the latest games at high quality as well enhancing your own content creation and conference calls.
On the security side, the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X has Smart Login which uses facial recognition to unlock the laptop.
And there’s even a physical camera privacy shutter button to cut off the connection to the camera
When you consider the way we’ve been working during the pandemic over the last two years, it should not come as a surprise that Lenovo has included features to make connecting via video call even better.
These include Lenovo Smart Appearance which can blur your background and enhance your video to the point of adjusting background lighting to give the subject a cleaner look.
It also has smart noise cancellation which uses an array of microphones and AI to eliminate background noise from drowning out your voice.
Connectivity-wise, the Lenovo Yoga Slim7 Pro X has two USB-C and two USB-A ports and a headphone jack.
The Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X comes with 16GB RAM and either a 512GB or 1TB SSD (solid state drive) storage.
The unit is also Wi-Fi 6E compatible so it performs that little bit faster on Wi-Fi 6E networks.
The 70Whr lithium-ion polymer battery provides up to 15.5 hours of video playback.
For our review we took the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X out all day for a normal workday and cruised through the day with plenty of power left in the tank.
But if you are running low, the Rapid Charge Express can add three hours of usage with just a 15-minute charge.
The Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X is an ideal laptop for those users who want to create content and have the power when they need it to power through their work and run more demanding applications.
It is available now and is priced from $2,749.