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Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 review (14ACH5 – Ryzen 7, 16:10 2.8K screen)

Lenovo’s Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 has only been available for a few months. Despite its recent release, the Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14ACH5 OD is still in high demand in the market.

Let’s take a look at its capabilities and features, as well as why this is a worthwhile laptop on the market.

Laptop Build and Design

Right off the bat, the Yoga Slim 7 Pro is a thinner and taller than the existing laptops on the market as it only weighs about 1.4 kilograms. The Slim 7 Pro series has 16:10 display, which required extra space internally for a more complicated thermal design.

There are two color options for the unit: Silver and Slate Grey. Both are stylish and sleek-looking, especially considering the Lenovo/Yoga branding is kept to a minimum.

Thick sections of aluminum are integrated throughout the structure, with a grainier, rougher feel that provides excellent grip and should resist scratches well, especially with the Silver color, which ages well in usage and resists scratches. Lenovo also included a sturdy hinge, the type that holds the screen in place during setup and allows one-handed adjustments as well as the ability to fold the display flat to 180 degrees.

The front lip of the laptop is sharp and aggressive on the wrists, even if the thin profile should’ve helped to moderate its harshness. There are also rubber feet on the bottom of the laptop that isn’t really gripping.

Thermal Design

It has a thermal design that pulls fresh air in from the bottom and pushes it out through vents under the hinge and screen, which has an inbuilt cooling module that does a decent job of maintaining everything at a normal temperature, and the plastic hinge cover soaks up the majority of the heat.

Lenovo chose an advanced thermal module, which is the most complicated for a laptop of this size. It has two fans and two heat pipes that cover both the CPU and GPU, which is ideal for the 45W total output of this implementation. As a result, the components run at a comfortable temperature at maximum load.

There are three performance/thermal profiles available, which are Battery Saving, Intelligent Cooling, and Extreme Performance, you may switch between them by pressing Fn+Q:

Display Build

The Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 boasts a 16:10 display with thin bezels all around and a layer of protective glass. When you glance at the display, you’ll notice an HD camera on top, with an IR camera for Windows Hello. Although, there is no finger sensor in the power button.

Screen Display

The 16:10 format screen with OLED screens is one of the main selling aspects of the Yoga Slim 7 Pro line. This is well-balanced for all uses and workloads, although it may not be bright enough for outdoor use or bright office conditions, especially when the glare of the glass layer is considered.

On the lowest brightness settings, the screen display dims, which is handy if you use your laptop late at night or in the dark.

Speaker

As a result of adopting this 16:10 format, which resulted in a slightly thinner chassis, there was no longer adequate space for up-firing speakers near to the keyboard on this model. Instead, the laptop’s speakers are streaming from the bottom.

IO (Input/Output)

The Yoga Slim Pro 7 Pro 14 only has two USB-C ports, one USB-A connector for data, video, and charging, and a 3.5 mm audio jack. This implies you’ll need HDMI adapters or a card reader, among other things.

Keyboard and Trackpad

It includes one of the most durable keyboard decks and a clickpad that is far larger than previous models. The clickpad is still plastic and weak, as it rattles with firmer taps and the clicks are clumsy and loud.

The layout of the keyboard is standard: full-sized, spaced keycaps. And there is no separate column of number keypads, as on previous models, and no extra column of function buttons on the right side, as on other 14-inch designs, Home/End/PgUp/PgDn are only available as secondary controls connected to the arrow keys.

It has a backlit with two brightness settings and an LED indicator for Caps Lock and FnLock, as well as the capability to activate the illumination with a swipe across the clickpad once it has timed out.

The keycaps are plastic and have a little rounded bottom. The typing experience is acceptable, with mushy feedback but silent execution.

Performace

The Lenovo Yoga Slim Pro 7 has a processor of AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HS Creator Edition (8C / 16T, 3.3 / 4.6GHz, 4MB L2 / 16MB L3) and a Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® MX450 2GB GDDR6.

Battery Life

The laptop comes with a 95W charger that connects to the computer through USB-C. It’s a two-piece design with a medium-sized brick and lengthy, thick cables that weigh in at around.42 kg. With rapid charging at the start, a full charge takes roughly 2 hours.

This Yoga Slim 7 Pro series has a 61 Wh battery, which is comparable to what the competition offers in this type of performance 14-inch notebook.

Summary of Specs

PERFORMANCE

  • Processor

AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HS Creator Edition (8C / 16T, 3.3 / 4.6GHz, 4MB L2 / 16MB L3)

  • Graphics

NVIDIA® GeForce® MX450 2GB GDDR6

  • Chipset

AMD SoC Platform

  • Memory

16GB Soldered LPDDR4x-4266

  • Storage

1TB SSD M.2 2280 PCIe® 3.0×4 NVMe®

  • Storage Support

One drive, up to 1TB M.2 2280 SSD

  • Audio Chip

High Definition (HD) Audio, Realtek® ALC3306 codec

  • Speakers

Stereo speakers, 2W x2, Dolby® Atmos®, Harman Speakers

  • Camera

IR & 720p + ToF Sensor

  • Microphone

2x, Array

  • Battery

Integrated 61Wh

  • Max Battery Life

MobileMark® 2018: 8.6 hr; Local video (1080p) [email protected]: 11.8 hr

  • Power Adapter

95W USB-C (3-pin)

DESIGN

  • Display

14″ 2.8K (2880×1800) OLED 400nits Glossy, 90Hz, 100% DCIP3, HDR 500 True Black, Glass, Dolby Vision™

  • Surface Treatment

Anodizing Sandblasting

  • Case Material

Aluminum (Top), Glass (Display Cover), Aluminium (Bottom)

  • Dimensions (WxDxH)

312.4 x 221.4 x 14.9-17.9 mm (12.29 x 8.72 x 0.59-0.7 inches)

  • Weight

1.4 kg (3.09 lbs)

SOFTWARE

  • Operating System

Windows® 10 Home 64, English

  • Bundled Software

Office Home and Student 2019

CONNECTIVITY

  • WLAN + Bluetooth®

Wi-Fi® 6 11ax, 2×2 + BT5.1

  • Standard Ports
    • 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Always On)
    • 2x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (support data transfer, Power Delivery 3.0, and DisplayPort™ 1.4)
    • 1x Headphone/microphone combo jack (3.5mm)

Final Thoughts

For those searching for a competent standard option with the potential to run demanding loads on occasion, the Yoga Slim 7 Pro is a great buy in its class.

The Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro is one of the most powerful compact and lightweight laptops currently available, capable of handling daily multitasking and CPU-intensive workloads with ease.

Written by Gabriel

Introvert, wanderer, blogger, foodie, a hip-hop music writer, and one of the co-founders of a tech start-up company called GigsManila.

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