Brawn, Brains, Beauty: Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon

Published December 29, 2020, 10:56 AM

by Lionell Macahilig

Officially launched in the Philippines back in October, the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon is an elegant-looking laptop certified with the Intel Evo brand, promising to offer exceptional computing experience to users.

Sporting a Moon White finish, this laptop instantly exudes an aura of lightness, not to mention that it is convenient to carry around, thanks to its 966g weight. Its use of carbon fiber not only makes it light but also durable enough to prevent screen flex and endure daily use. The palm rest and bottom covers are bolstered with magnesium alloy and structural ribs for added strength. As per Lenovo’s claims, this laptop went through nine rigorous military-grade tests, ensuring that it can withstand dust, heat, and shock due to accidental drops.

Lifting the lid, the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon bares its 13.3-inch QHD (2560 x 1600p) display. The screen’s non-glossy surface not only complements the laptop’s semi-matte paint job but also prevents sharp glare caused by ambient light sources. This makes looking at the display a pleasing experience whether you’re working on documents or watching videos for leisure. Edged by microborders measuring 3.0mm at the minimum, the screen offers a 91% or 16:10 active area ratio so you can view more content.

Below the display, you get Lenovo’s signature keyboard with LED-backlit “Smile Keys” and an ambient light sensor that allows you to seamlessly work with the Yoga Slim 7i Carbon regardless of the lighting condition. The chiclet keyboard is coupled with an ample, responsive touchpad. While the laptop espouses a white paint job, we noticed that it doesn’t easily accumulate visible fingerprints and smudges, especially in parts where contact usually happens such as the keyboard, touchpad, and the palm rest.

The Yoga Slim 7i Carbon has an ultrathin profile measuring 14.25mm. Lenovo has achieved this by incorporating only USB-C ports (1x USB 3.2 Gen 2, 2x Thunderbolt 4) and a 3.5mm audio connector near the power button on the sides. This means that you’ll need a compatible cable or an adapter to hook up a USB-A onto it. One of the USB-C ports also serves as the device’s charging port that connects to the bundled 65W rapid-charging adapter. Integrating a 50Wh polymer battery that retains up to 80% of its charge capacity, the laptop promises to last up to 15 hours.

Under the hood, the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon is powered by an 11th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, with up to 16GB DDR4 RAM, Intel Iris Xe graphics, and up to 1TB M.2 PCIe solid-state drive (SSD). With such a hardware setup, the laptop guarantees Windows 10 Home, along with other apps, will smoothly run regardless of purpose. With the help of artificial intelligence, the Yoga Slim 7i Carbon establishes a synergy between its hardware and software, bringing you intuitive features such as automatic power up when you open the lid, hands-free facial recognition login, and long battery life with Intelligent Thermal System 4.0. Adding a nice touch to the software, Lenovo has preinstalled its very own Vantage application which serves as a holistic dashboard where you can have a glimpse of the device’s health status, get software updates, and check the warranty status.

Launching just in time amid the new normal, the Yoga Slim 7i Carbon comes with features that cater to the needs of today’s employees who work from home and students who do distance learning. The laptop comes with a built-in web camera, two digital mics, and two 2-watt Harman Kardon speakers. Optimized with Dolby Atmos, the speakers are good enough for listening and watching content once you’re done with work or study.

In the Philippines, the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon with an Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor sells for the price of PHP 74,995 which is pretty reasonable when you consider its build, features, and specifications, not to mention the Lenovo branding which is synonymous with the durability and reliability associated with the ThinkPad line. It’s also available in an Intel Core i5-1135G7 with 8GB LPDDR4X RAM variant (PHP 59,995) and an Intel Core i5-1135G7 with 16GB DDR4 RAM variant (PHP 64,995).

Making the price tag more worth it is the Premium Care warranty solution that comes along with the purchase. Lasting for three years, the service covers every issue imaginable through comprehensive hardware and software support, a 24×7 direct hotline to technicians, and On-Site Repair. It also includes a nifty Annual PC Health Check offering to maintain performance over prolonged use. With Premium Care’s robust support, Lenovo provides a solution that’s capable of reducing downtime, increasing efficiency, and gives users the ability to keep moving forward.

Buyers of the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon are also treated with freebies worth PHP 63,060 as part of the ongoing Lenovo Presents Holiday promo. Lasting up to January 31, 2021, the promo bundles together with every purchase of participating Lenovo devices a mix of useful software, hardware, and exclusive Lenovo x Herschel Holiday Collection items that are not sold individually. To register and learn more about the promo, go to lenovophpromos.com

Contact Lenovo’s official and partner stores now to get a hold of your own Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon by visiting lenovo.com/ph/en/where-to-buy/.

 
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