The Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X is a thin and light laptop with plenty of processing power on paper, featuring an AMD Ryzen 9 6900 HS Creator Edition processor and an Nvidia RTX 3050 graphics, all crammed into a compact 14-inch form factor.
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X (14″, Gen7) Specifications
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 9 6900 HS Creator Edition|
|Operating System||Windows 11 Home|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 4GB GDDR6|
Integrated AMD Radeon 680M graphics
|Display||14.5″ 3K (3072 x 1920) touchscreen, PureSight IPS, 400 nits |
Delta E<1 hardware calibrated
100% sRGB color space and volume
120Hz adaptive refresh rate
|Memory||32GB LPDDR5 dual channel|
Supports Rapid Charge Express
|Storage||1TB PCIe SSD Gen 4|
|Security||Electronic camera privacy shutter|
|Audio||2 x 2W Harman speakers|
|Camera and sensors||FHD 1080P IR Camera with electronic privacy shutter|
Color ambient light sensor
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||15.9mm x 328.2mm x 221.4mm|
|Ports / Slots||2 x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (DisplayPort™ 1.4a, power delivery, 10Gbps data transfer)|
2 x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1
Headphone / mic combo
What’s In The Box?
- Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X laptop
- Power adapter
- Manual and warranty information
The Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X comes in Onyx Grey. It features a premium all-aluminium build, and feels solidly built with minimal flex. It is slightly thicker and heavier than most thin and light laptops in exchange for much more powerful hardware.
Looked from afar, it looks like any other laptop, blending in easily in corporate environments. Upon closer inspection, you will notice that the laptop employs a dual tone look, with the top half being a darker shade than the bottom.
On the left, you will find two USB-Type C 3.2 Gen 2 ports with power delivery, which can be used to connect the charging adapter, and a USB Type A port. On the right lies the power button, a USB Type A port, headphone jack and a camera privacy shutter button.
Understandably the amount of ports leave much to be desired, however that is the reality of using thin and lights. There are no HDMI ports either, so you have to get a USB Type-C hub to expand your connectivity options.
My other nitpick with the design would be that the hinge is a bit too tight, as I often struggled with one-handed operation and instead had to pry with both hands to prevent lifting the entire laptop up.
The Yoga Slim 7 Pro X is equipped with a 14.5-inch 120Hz 3K touchscreen with an aspect ratior of 16:10, that is capable of 180 degrees of tilt. The main feature of this display is has a Delta E rating of less than 1, and it covers 100% of the sRGB spectrum. However, there is no mention of the higher requirement DCI-P3 and Adobe sRGB colour spectrum creative professionals usually look for.
The screen still looks great, with punchy colours and lots of detail. The fast 120Hz makes scrolling and viewing content feel buttery smooth too. If I have to complain, the 400 nits brightness does hinder daylight legibility somewhat, especially when you sit beside a window during the day.
Having used the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X when I am out and about made me appreciate the thinness of the laptop. I think Lenovo struck a nice balance between portability and processing power as I could work on heavy tasks when required.
Keyboard & Trackpad
The keyboard found on the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X is among the most pleasant laptop keyboards I have used in the past. It is nicely spaced out and has a satisfactory bump to it. Deck flex kept to a minimum too as I barely noticed any keyboard flex during heavy typing sessions.
The trackpad is a pleasant surprise, coming at a large 13.5cm wide and 8cm tall. It feels smooth to glide my fingers over and handles fingerprints and smudges well too.
Laptop webcams don’t really stand out and the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X is no exception. The 1080p webcam gets the job done, but it is nothing to shout about. It does have IR facial recognition however, so you can use Windows Hello to sign in instead of pin and password.
The Yoga Slim 7 Pro X has stereo speakers arranged in an upward firing position, which I do appreciate. It sounds clear enough for daily use without much distortion even at max volumes. While it is by no means loud, it is serviceable with moderate background noise.
Performance is there the Yoga Slim 7 Pro X excels at. It has a powerful AMD Ryzen 9 6900 HS Creator Edition processor and 32GB of LPDDR5 RAM. On the graphics front is an RTX 3050 GPU with 4GB of VRAM.
On Cinebench R23, it scored 10,186 points for multi-core, and 1,520 points for single core, putting it on par with 11th Gen Intel desktop processors. Considering that it has a TDP of 35W, this is a respectable result.
While the Nvidia RTX 3050 is nothing to scream about, it is leagues better than laptops with integrated graphics. On Unigine Superposition, the RTX 3050 scored 6,800 points on medium. I would prefer running on the ultra benchmark, however there is not enough VRAM to run it. It is competent for light to medium creative work, and can handle a few games at lower settings.
Battery life of the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X is great as well, as I averaged between 5 to 6 hours of battery life at balanced battery profile. I could squeeze an extra 2-3 hours by being more conservative too.
The Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X is a thin and light laptop that is capable of high performance when you need it. This is a great laptop for business professionals on the go, and can handle creative work as long as you don’t require displays with wide DCI-P3 colour gamut support.
For more information about the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X, please visit the official product page.