Lenovo is back with the vintage 2022 of its Yoga Slim ultraportable PCs, packed with new features. The manufacturer says it has changed the design of these ultra-thin models to offer them more ” gentle and humane believed to facilitate their manipulation. Under the hood we’re treated to the traditional annual update, with the latest Intel Core and AMD Ryzen processors and GeForce RTX series 10, 20 and 30 graphics card options. Oled 4K and they’re all Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 -compatible. Lenovo highlights the presence of its AI Engine +, an artificial intelligence that promises to anticipate power or battery needs depending on usage. The entire range will be available from this summer. We assess it.
Yoga Slim 9i: OLED and autonomy
Lenovo Yoga Slim 9i. © Lenovo
The premium model in the Yoga Slim range has a 14-inch OLED touchscreen with a 16:10 ratio at 90 Hz, mounted on a 180° hinge. It is available in 4K (3840 x 2400 pixels) or 2.8K (2880 x 1800 pixels) resolution, 100% DCI-P3 compliant, Dolby Vision, TÜV Low Blue Light certified for blue light protection. The Yoga Slim 9i is based on the Intel Evo platform and available with a Core i7-1280P (1.8 GHz, 14 cores) or a Core i5-1240P (1.7 GHz, 12 cores) with an Intel graphic platform Iris Xand† 16 or 32 GB LPDDR5 RAM, 512 GB or 1 TB PCIe Gen4 SSD. It gets a Full HD 1080p webcam, three USB-C Thunderbolt 4 ports, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Lenovo announces up to 14.5 hours of battery life for the 75 Wh battery and a quick charge that recovers two hours of use in 15 minutes. The Yoga Slim 9i will be available from the end of June for a base price of €1,899.
Yoga Slim 7i Pro X and 7 Pro X: for mobile creatives
These two new references in the Yoga Slim range are aimed at creatives looking for an ultra-mobile tool equipped with dedicated Nvidia GeForce RTX graphics cards. The Slim 7i Pro X comes with 12 Core i5 and i7 processorse generation while the 7 Pro X includes AMD Ryzen chips of 5, 7 or 9. Otherwise, the configuration is identical: 14.5 inch 3K (3072 x 1920 pixels) 16:10 touchscreen with adaptive refresh up to 120 Hz, 100% sRGB , TÜV Low Blue Light and Nvidia G-Sync certified. RAM ranges from 16 to 35 GB and storage from 512 GB to 1 TB. Both models are equipped with a full HD webcam and are compatible with Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1.
Lenovo Yoga 7i Pro. © Lenovo
On the graphics side, in both cases you can choose a GeForce RTX 3050 or a GeForce GTX 1650 with 4GB dedicated GDDR6. It complements an Intel Iris Xe chipset for the Slim 7i Pro X and an AMD Radeon Graphics for the Slim 7 Pro X.
Small advantage on the connection side over the Intel model which has two Thunderbolt 4 ports, a USB-A port, an HDMI 2.0 port and a headphone/microphone jack. On the AMD version, there are two USB-C ports, two USB-A ports, and a headphone/microphone jack. On the other hand, the announced autonomy for the 70 Wh battery equipping the two models is higher on the Slim 7 Pro X: 15.5 hours compared to 12.5 hours for the 7i Pro X.
The Yoga Slim 7i Pro X and 7 Pro X will arrive in late June at base prices of $1,299 and $1,199 respectively.
Yoga Slim 7i Carbon: feather light and strong
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon. © Lenovo
At 970 grams on the scale, the Yoga Slim 7i Carbon is the lightest in the range, thanks to a chassis that combines a magnesium alloy and carbon fiber, all supposed to offer great robustness. This 13-inch measures 14.8mm at its thinnest part and also features the latest generation Intel Core i5 or i7 chips. The 13.3-inch 90 HZ touchscreen displays 2560 x 1600 pixels. Lenovo touts the presence of an edge-to-edge keyboard and an XL touchpad. You can choose 8, 16 or 32 GB RAM and 256, 512 GB or 1 TB SSD. The announced autonomy for the 50 Wh battery is 13.5 hours. The Yoga Slim 7i Carbon will arrive at the end of June from €1,199.
Makeover for the Yoga Slim 7 Pro, Yoga 7 and Yoga Slim 7i Pro
Lenovo has also updated the 14-inch and 16-inch Yoga Slim 7 Pro, Yoga 7 and Yoga Slim 7i Pro (14-inch and 16-inch). On the menu Intel Core chips from 12e generation (Yoga Slim 7i Pro 14 and 16) and the latest Ryzen 5, 7 and 9 from AMD. There are also OLED display options, GeForce RTX 2050, 3050 and MX550 graphics cards.
Lenovo Yoga 7. © Lenovo
The 14-inch Yoga Slim 7 Pro will go on sale at the end of August from €999, while the 16-inch model will arrive at the end of July from €1,499.
The two Yoga Slim 7i Pro will be launched at the end of July for €1,099 and €1,599 respectively.
The Yoga 7 features a 360° hinge that converts it into a tablet and can be used with a stylus (optional). The base price is €1,099 and will be available from the end of June.
A new Yoga all in one 27 inch 4K rotating
Lenovo Yoga AIO 7. © Lenovo
We finish with the Yoga AIO 7, a major update to the all-in-one desktop PC whose 27-inch 4K display is mounted on a hinge that allows it to be rotated 90°, adjusted in height or even 5 ° can be tilted forward and 15° back. The base houses two 5W JBL speakers, an AMD Ryzen 7 6800H or Ryzen 5 6600H processor that can be paired with a Radeon RX 6600M graphics card, 16 or 32 GB of RAM, 256, 512 GB or 1 TB of storage. Practically, the 5 megapixel webcam is detachable for ideal positioning, depending on whether the screen is in portrait or landscape orientation. The Yoga AIO 7 will be available at the end of June from €1,499.
Lenovo Yoga AIO 7. © Lenovo