Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro (14) – Top 5 Pros and Cons
This is the definition of a sleeper laptop. Just look at it. A small, 14-inch laptop, with an insanely powerful CPU. It is as if you put a Bentley engine inside a Golf, which has been done before. What you get is a ridiculously powerful laptop that is as small as a MacBook. Has Lenovo created a monster in the small laptop space, or will we see a new level of thermal throttling?
Today we present you with LaptopMedia’s top 5 picks about the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro (14).
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro
- AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
- AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (R4000/5000, 15W)
- 16GB RAM
- 1000GB SSD
3 reasons to BUY the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro (14)
1. Design and build quality
The laptop uses premium materials for its construction, with the whole body being built out of aluminum and having an anodized finish. The slim profile furthermore signifies the premium nature of the laptop. The aluminum construction feels really solid and rigid in hand, resisting our attempt when we tried to flex it. In terms of weight and height, the laptop stops the scales at only 1.35 kg and has a profile of 17 mm at its thickest point.
2. Display quality
The displays here are really good. They have a 14-inch diagonal and come in either 2.2K or a 2.8K resolution. Our laptop had the 2.8K screen and it performed exceptionally well. The display has comfortable viewing angles, a max brightness of around 400 nits, a deviation of 11%, and a contrast ratio of 1530:1. With 100% sRGB coverage, the laptop is ready for professional color-sensitive work.
The color accuracy improved a lot when we applied our Design and Gaming profile, giving us a dE value of 1.2, which is within the standard. Here are the results of our color accuracy with both the factory settings (left) and with our Design and Gaming 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.
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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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3. Battery life
The 61Wh battery unit does wonders, especially if you factor in the powerful Ryzen 5 5600H CPU that is inside. The battery lasted for 7 hours and 8 minutes of Web browsing, or 10 hours of video playback. Now, we conduct the battery tests with 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.
2 reasons NOT to buy the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro (14)
Similar to other slim premium laptops on the market, this one sacks the RAM upgradeability, in favor of soldered chips with up to 16GB of RAM being available. As for the SSD storage, there is a single M.2 SSD slot, which is already filled, so you have to swap the storage, instead of doubling it.
Here is our detailed teardown video, which shows how to access the single SSD slot.
Max CPU load
The high TDP Ryzen 5 5600H is definitely challenged by the small amount of space inside the notebook. Despite that, Lenovo has managed to fit a decent cooling solution, with two heat pipes and two fans.
The CPU managed to dip below its base clock speed, which is still pretty high, to be honest.
|AMD Ryzen 5 5600H (45W TDP)||0:02 – 0:10 sec||0:15 – 0:30 sec||10:00 – 15:00 min|
|Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro (14)||3.43 GHz (B+4%) @ 78°C||3.35 GHz (B+2%) @ 88°C||3.06 GHz (B- 7%) @ 93°C|
|AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (R4000,5000 35/45W)||GPU frequency/ Core temp (after 2 min)||GPU frequency/ Core temp (after 30 min)|
|Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro (14)||1800 MHz @ 64°C||1800 MHz @ 63°C|
In stark contrast, the iGPU inside managed to keep its cool even after 30 minutes of testing.