As Lenovo took the CES limelight to debut some of its most uniquely innovative products, it also provided the company with the opportunity to refresh some of its classics and crowd-favorite machines with newer specs and a better design. They debuted the Slim 7, an “exquisitely designed portable yet powerful device” while giving the Yoga 6 and Yoga 9i hardware bumps in the form of newer processors from AMD and Intel respectively.
The Lenovo Slim 7 (also known as the Slim 6i) is a slick, powerful, attractive laptop with a $729 price tag that allows you to work and create with ease, no matter where you are. It’s built on the Intel Evo platform and comes with a 13th gen Intel Core chipset on the inside. The Slim 7 sports a beautiful 14-inch OLED LCD display with a 16:10 aspect ratio that can be upgraded to a 2.8K resolution. Optional upgrades also include touch support for the display.
The all-metal aluminum chassis feels light yet reliably solid, and the laptop’s raised camera notch makes it easy to open in the blink of an eye. The 14-inch OLED display with Dolby Vision offers stunning visuals and optional touch support, making it perfect for creative tasks like photo and video editing.
The Yoga 6 is a compact 13″ flexible 2-in-1 laptop that has a 360° hinge that turns the laptop into a tablet – a signature trait of Lenovo’s Yoga line. Now in its Gen 8, the new Yoga 6 gets a bump in the form of the latest AMD Ryzen 7000 processor on the inside. Aside from bringing the laptop into the modern age, the processor enables better battery optimization as well as more seamless WFH tasks like video conferencing, etc.
The Yoga 6 is available in both metal and fabric-clad variants, offering distinct style options for different users. While the 13-inch screen may not seem like much, it comes with an FHD+ resolution and is built to be touch-sensitive, supporting a tablet mode with the display folded all the way open. You’ve also got a 1080p IR webcam, a built-in fingerprint reader, and support for a stylus. The Yoga 6 also starts at $729.99 with availability in April 2023.
The Yoga 9i is just as flexible and versatile as its smaller cousin, but with a 14″ diagonal, offering a larger display that feels more conducive to professional use. The 9i gets an upgrade in terms of its processor, with the new 13th Gen Intel Core chipset under the hood. You’ve got a 13.3” 2.8K touch-sensitive display that adjusts to pretty much any angle, folding all the way back to give you a tablet mode that’s perfect for in-hand use with either your fingers or a stylus.
The Yoga 9i comes in two colors – a light, bronze-ish Oat Meal and a Storm Grey (shown above). The laptop sports a quad-speaker system from Bowers & Wilkins, and has an FHD 2MP IR webcam with a privacy shutter built into the laptop’s notched top that also helps with being able to open and shut the laptop with ease. The refreshed Yoga 9i (14”, 8) will start at $1,499.99 (with the Precision Pen 2 stylus available as an add-on) and is expected to be available starting April 2023.
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