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CES 2021: Lenovo unveils Yoga Slim 7i Pro with OLED display

Lenovo has announced a new version of its Yoga Slim 7i Pro laptop. While this notebook was first unveiled back in September 2020, this new model differentiates itself from the original thanks to the use of a 14-inch OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. It also uses an 11th Gen Intel CPU, up to an i7, and up to Nvidia GeForce MX450 discrete graphics.

While OLED laptop displays are becoming more common, they are still nowhere near as prevalent as LCD screens, so it’s good to see another manufacturer hop onboard this trend. The OLED panel used for the Yoga Slim 7i Pro is manufactured by Samsung and sports a resolution of 2880×1800, which is a 16: 10 aspect ratio. It’s also great to see a 90Hz refresh rate, while Lenovo claims up to 100% DCI-P3 coverage. There’s even support for Dolby Vision so you can watch your Netflix movies in HDR.

The rest of the spec certainly looks good on paper. Lenovo says it is aiming to achieve Intel Evo certification by Q2 2021, and is therefore using Intel 11th Gen CPUs, ‘up to’ i7 but we can expect a range of models to hit the market. There’s also support for ‘up to’ Nvidia’s GeForce MX450 discrete GPU.




We also see up to 16GB RAM, support for a maximum of 1TB PCIe storage, and both WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0. The battery cell is rated at 61 WHr, which isn’t bad considering the chassis is listed at just 0.7in thick (approximately 17.8mm). It also weighs at ‘up to’ 3.2lbs (around 1.45kg), but could be even lighter depending on the exact SKU.

Connectivity wise, the Yoga Slim 7i Pro sports 2x USB-C ports, each of which support Thunderbolt 4 and DisplayPort 1.4, as well as Power Delivery 3.0. Then there’s also 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (AKA USB 3.0) Type-A port and 1x audio combo jack.

Pricing is yet to be confirmed at the time of publishing, but Lenovo did clarify that the OLED model will not be available in North America.

Full specification is as follows:

Spec Table Yoga Slim 7i Pro (OLED version)
­CPU iGPU Up to Intel 11th Gen i7 Intel Iris Xe
dGPU Up to NVIDIA GeForce MX450
RAM Up to 16GB
Display Size and Panel 14” OLED
Refresh Rate 90Hz
Color Space Up to 100% DCI-P3 125% sRGB
Dolby Vision
Storage Up to 1TB PCIe SSD
Audio Harman speakers and Dolby Atmos
Webcam IR Camera (dual mics)
Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Wi-Fi 6 / 5.0
Battery Capacity 61 WHr
Colors Slate Grey
Ports 2 x USB Type-C™ (Intel Thunderbolt 4, Power Delivery 3.0, DisplayPort™ 1.4, USB 4.0)
1 x USB-A (USB 3.2 Gen 1)
1 x Audio Combo Jack
Dimensions
W x D x H
12.3″ x 8.7″ x 0.7 (in)
Weight Up to 3.2 lbs

KitGuru says: The Lenovo Slim 7i Pro looks like a very solid laptop, and the OLED display should deliver an excellent viewing experience.

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