Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Boasts AMD Ryzen 4000 or Intel Ice Lake

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Lenovo announced its new clamshell, the Yoga Slim 7, here at CES 2020 today, and it's launching it in multiple sizes, colors, materials and with different processors and graphics options. The Intel-based model will come in 14 and 15-inch sizes that both start at $1,209.99. The 14-inch AMD version, with its latest AMD Ryzen 4000-series processors, will start at $849.99 when the laptops release in April. 

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Specs

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Yoga Slim 7 (Intel, 14-inch)Yoga Slim 7 (Intel, 15-inch)Yoga Slim 7 (AMD, 14-inch)
CPUUp to 10th Gen Intel Core i7-1065G7Up to 10th Gen Intel Core i7-1065G7AMD Ryzen 4000 Series
GraphicsIntel Iris Plus, optional Nvidia GeForce MXIntel Iris Plus, optional Nvidia GeForce MX or GTXAMD integrated Radeon
Display14-inches; Metal: FHD IPS; Fabric: UHD or FHD Touch15.6-inch FHD14-inch FHD IPS
RAMUp to 16GB LPDDR4xUp to 16GB LPDDR4xUp to 16GB LPDDR4x
StorageUp to 1TB PCIe SSDUp to 1TB PCIe SSDUp to 1TB PCIe SSD
ColorsSlate Grey (fabric optional), Dark Moss, OrchidSlate GreySlate Grey, Orchid

They all have a slate grey option, though the 14-inch Intel model has the possibility of a fabric deck. The 14-inch Intel model also comes in dark moss and orchid (read: purple), while the 14-inch AMD option has orchid as well. The 15-inch version only comes in slate grey.

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The choices of colors and materials are some of the widest we’ve seen outside of Microsoft’s Surface Laptop, which comes in metal and with Alcantara fabric.

On the AMD side of things, these are some of the first productivity machines with AMD’s 4000-series “Renoir” processors with integrated Radeon graphics (notably the AMD version still doesn't include Thunderbolt 3). The Intel version is Project Athena certified, and the 14-inch version uses integrated or Nvidia MX graphics, while the 15-inch version can go up to the latest GTX graphics.

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Lenovo will also launch the laptop with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, which will work even when the lid is closed, thanks to Windows Modern Standby and some microphones that are working even when the lid isn’t open.

Additionally, Lenovo claims that its Q-Control cooling will increase battery life by up to 20% with help from AI. Other AI-based features include a smart player to pause media when you walk away and Glance by Miramatrix to move windows to other monitors based on where you are paying attention.

Andrew E. Freedman is a senior editor at Tom's Hardware focusing on laptops, desktops and gaming. He also keeps up with the latest news. A lover of all things gaming and tech, his previous work has shown up in Tom's Guide, Laptop Mag, Kotaku, PCMag and Complex, among others. Follow him on Threads @FreedmanAE and Mastodon @FreedmanAE.mastodon.social.

  • bigdragon
    I'm disappointed that Lenovo is limiting the potential of the AMD machine. The UHD display should be an option on the AMD. OEMs need to stop treating AMD machines as budget solutions -- they can also be premium devices.