Lenovo Yoga 7 (14″, 2022) – Top 5 Pros and Cons
The Lenovo Yoga 7 (14″, 2022) is nearly identical to its Intel counterpart, however, it swaps the Alder Lake U-series and P-series, in favor of the Ryzen 6000U-series CPUs, of which there are two main SKUs right now: the Ryzen 5 6600U and the Ryzen 7 6800U.
Despite the chip powering the device, we’re getting an excellent array of features and impressive displays with IPS and OLED versions. One bonus of the Ryzen 6000-series is new RDNA 2 integrated graphics, a much-needed refresh that does very well in entry-level gaming. This is further helped by the super fast LPDDR5 memory running at 6400MHz.
Today we present you with LaptopMedia’s top 5 picks about the Lenovo Yoga 7 (14″, 2022).
Lenovo Yoga 7 (14″, 2022): Full Specs / In-depth Review
4 reasons to BUY the Lenovo Yoga 7 (14″, 2022)
1. Design and build quality
The laptop is entirely built from aluminum, which offers a lot of rigidity, as both the lid and the base remain flex-free. Portability is a big plus for the laptop, weighing around 1.45 kg and having a profile of only 17.35mm. In terms of the design itself, we see rounded edges and corners, while the lid has a slight protrusion to make it easier to open. However, that doesn’t happen with one hand.
From there, we see the base, with a tidy and clean design. The keyboard is flanked by two speaker grills, with two more grills on the bottom, making a quad-speaker setup. The board has a backlight, decent key travel, considering the thickness, and clicky feedback. The touchpad foregoes the Mylar cover, opting for glass, making for an even smoother surface. The pad is incredibly accurate and snappy.
2. Battery life
The laptop has a massive 71Wh battery pack. It lasts for 12 hours and 10 minutes of Web browsing, or 12 hours and 43 minutes of video playback. Now, we conduct the battery tests with the Windows Better performance setting turned on, screen brightness adjusted to 120 nits, and all other programs turned off except for the one we are testing the notebook with.
3. Display quality
The display on the front uses an OLED panel, and has a pretty high resolution for a 14-inch form factor, at 2880 x 1800p. It also comes with a 16:10 aspect ratio, scratching our productivity itch. It’s got comfortable viewing angles, a peak brightness of 380 nits, and excellent uniformity, so colors look the same throughout the entire panel. It also fully covers the sRGB and DCI-P3 gamuts, which is great for both internet-based design work and Cinema-focused work.
The laptop reaches its best color accuracy with the sRGB mode and with HDR off. This way, our Design and Gaming profile lowers the dE value down to 1.5. Here are our test results with the stock settings (left) and with our profile applied (right).
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Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.
Design and Gaming
This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.
Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.
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The port selection doesn’t see any Thunderbolt 4 ports, however, you still get the new USB4 standard, with two such ports, one HDMI 2.0 port, a MicroSD card slot, one USB Type-A 3.2 (Gen. 1) port, an audio jack, and the power button.
1 reason NOT to buy the Lenovo Yoga 7 (14″, 2022)
The Lenovo Yoga 7 (14″, 2022) comes with soldered memory. It does, however, run at very high speed, with LPDDR5 RAM at 6400MHz. You can equip the laptop with up to 32GB of it. In terms of storage, there is one M.2 SSD for Gen 4 drives, that fits both 42mm and 80mm drives.
Here is our detailed teardown video, which shows how to access the insides of the Lenovo Yoga 7 (14″, 2022).
And the visible touch matrix which is shown on the OLED touchscreen laptop screen is a big disadvantage. One should look at this in detail at a store before deciding to buy.