Lenovo is reintroducing its Yoga C640 and C740 lineup as its “new” 7 Series today. With the new naming convention comes a new approach to feature sets that include a move to 16:10 display aspect ratios and a new Flip-to-Boot system among others.
Lenovo is seemingly doing away with the convoluted letter/numbering name conventions for this new line up and is simply dividing the device offerings by more conversational titles in the Slim 7i and Slim 7i Pro.
The Slim 7i, as one would imagine is the more mainstream set up aimed at the 80% of computer users who need the bare minimum but appreciate the nods to quality.
Starting at around $1,200, customers will get a laptop that edges 0.55 inches thin and roughly 2.lbs sporting a 13.3 QHD display panel with 100% sRGB calibration, up to 16GB LPDDR4X memory, 1TB SSD PCIe (Gen 4) M.2 storage, Hammaj speakers, a 50WHr battery pushing 16 hours of battery life per rapid charge boost all powered by the latest Intel Core processor.
Other tangibles include Bluetooth 5, Thunderbolt 4 Type-C ports, WiFi6 support, Dolby Vision support, and IR camera technology. The Slim 7i will come in two color offerings, Light Silver and Iron Grey (with color-matched keyboard).
Moving on to the Slim 7i Pro, customers with a need for a beefier rig but looking to maintain a relatively small laptop footprint can look forward to a 2.8K Wide Viewing Angle display with the coveted 16:10 aspect ratio for better web viewing at 400 nits of brightness, a 61Whr battery pushing 18 hours of battery life per rapid charge boost, up to 32GB LPDDR4X memory.
The Slim 7i Pro will also cater to creatives with either the latest integrated Intel graphics or an option to swap in NVIDIA GeForce MX GPU support. Perhaps, more importantly, is Lenovo’s push toward AMD chipset offerings being present with an option to have an AMD Ryzen 4000 Series Mobile processor powering an identically spec’d version The Slim 7i Pro will come in similar color options as the regular 7i in both Light Silver and Iron Grey and start at around $1,069 and both the regular 7i and Pro version should be available this November.
Lenovo is also giving a nod to its Yoga line up with its new 7 series revamp with the 14-inch and 15.6-inch Yoga 7i that offers FHD VESA400 DisplayHDR panels pushing 500 nits of brightness. Due to their 2-in-1 nature, the Yoga 7i will be a bit heftier than its Slim 7i cousin at around 4lbs for the 15-inch model and a 3.15lbs for the 14-inch one. Lenovo claims 16 hours of battery life for the 14-inch Yoga 7i and around 13 hours for the 15.6-inch offering. Both the 14 and 15-inch Yoga 7i’s will house the latest Intel Core processors, Thunderbolt 4, up to 16GB DDR4 memory, and SSD PCIe M2 storage options as well as come in Slate Grey or Dark Moss color options available also in November 2020 starting at $1,200.
Lastly, there is a new 13.3-inch Lenovo Yoga 6 taking over for the C640 lineup and comes with all the modern bells and whistles such as FHD panel, backlit keyboard, slim bezels, 360-degree hinge, up to 1TB of storage, 16GB’s of memory, However, the Yoga 6 will offer a new “unique hybrid design of metal and soft-touch materials wrapped in striking blue fabric,” and options for AMD Ryzen 7 4700U mobile chipsets with AMD Radeon graphics support available in October 2020.