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Full Performance Review Yoga Slim 7i Carbon, Gorgeous Mobile Notebook with the Fastest Core 11th Generation

High-Performance Machine with Emblem of Intel Evo Platform, the White Carbon Lenovo Yoga

Story Highlights
  • The Yoga Slim 7i Carbon presents the best of all worlds featherweight portability and ultra-durable strength.
  • At less than 1 kg, it features military-grade durability, all-day battery, a luxurious ultra-sharp Quad-HD display, 3x faster graphics, a full suite of Dolby® enhanced audio-visual solutions, finished in chic Moon White.
  • With the Intel® Evo™ platform, this lightweight powerhouse is the perfect companion for fast and responsive computing anywhere, and everywhere.

Full Performance Review Yoga Slim 7i Carbon. The Lenovo Yoga series has a variety of products ranging from clamshell types to 2-in-1 PCs. The Yoga Slim 7i Carbon equipped with a 13.3-inch liquid crystal display has been added to its product lineup. As you can see from the name, carbon fiber is used for the casing material, and a thin, light, and sturdy body is its main feature. In addition, the CPU uses Tiger Lake, the 11th generation Intel Core processor, to achieve high processing performance and is compatible with Intel’s newly proposed Intel Evo platform.

The Intel Evo platform is a notebook PC product that may acquire the logo mark only for products that meet the following requirements, including products using 11th generation Core processors equipped with Intel Iris Xe graphics. It is a group brand.

The Intel Evo platform support requirements

  • Equipped with the 11th generation Intel Core processor.
  • Equipped with Intel Iris Xe graphics.
  • Responsiveness when running battery mode.
  • The system wakes from sleep in less than 1 second.
  • The actual battery life in systems with full HD display is 9 hours or more.
  • Fast charging that can charge up to 4 hours in less than 30 minutes on systems equipped with a full HD display.

This time, I can try the real Yoga Slim 7i Carbon as fast as I can, so let’s introduce its look, usability, performance, etc. of this product.

Review Yoga Slim 7i Carbon Lenovo: Beautiful and pure design based on white color

The Lenovo Yoga Slim series is a notebook PC featuring a slim body and a sophisticated design. The attention paid to materials, and models using carbon and fabric materials, as well as metal materials, have been released so far.

As the name suggests, the new Yoga Slim 7i Carbon is also a product that uses carbon material. However, it is not the same as conventional products and uses second-generation carbon fiber which is 47% lighter and 25% more durable than before. As a result, despite being a type with a size of 13.3 inches, it has achieved a mass of less than 1 kg, which is about 988 g in the lightest configuration. In addition, in the US Department of Defense (MIL-STD-810G) standard military tests, items such as falls and shakes, high/low temperatures, changes in temperature, altitude and dust have passed.

And the most prominent characteristic is the body color based on white. “Moon White”, a bright white color that contrasts with black when you hear it as a carbon material, is used on almost the entire surface of the case, the logo on the top plate is silver, and the bezel around the screen is black.

Some may wonder, “Aren’t the white stains visible?”, But this product has a three-layer anti-fingerprint paint finish on the surface, giving it a silky matte finish. Therefore, it is difficult to get dirty and can be easily wiped away even if it gets dirty.

The main body size is relatively compact adopting a narrow frame design, and the width: about 296.9 x deep: about 208.9 x thick: about 14.25 to 15 mm. It has a footprint that is almost the same size as A4 paper, and because it is so thin, it is easy to fit into a document bag.

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Review Yoga Slim 7i Carbon Lenovo: The body color is white with a pure impression. Made of durable carbon fiber material with anti fingerprint paint on the surface
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Review Yoga Slim 7i Carbon Lenovo: 296.9 mm wide, 208.9 mm deep, almost the same size as A4 paper

Equipped with a display with a screen occupancy rate of 91% which gives the impression of reality

Many notebook PCs recently use ultra-fine bezels to achieve screen size and miniaturization, and this product is one of them. The screen occupancy rate of 91% is achieved with an ultra-narrow bezel design of 5 mm or less, even when the non-display area of the liquid crystal and bezel is combined. Playing videos on full screen is quite immersive and moving.

The liquid crystal panel’s resolution is WQXGA (2,560 x 1,600 pixels), and an aspect ratio of 16:10, which is slightly longer than a full HD screen. As the amount of information that can be displayed vertically is increasing, I like that it’s easy to browse the Web with browsers and edit documents.

300 nits screen brightness and supports Dolby Vision standard HDR. The color gamut is 100% sRGB, which is quite high quality for a notebook PC’s internal display. In fact, the color reproducibility is good, and the original colors display well, comparable to the external monitor with 100% sRGB that I used as a reference.

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Review Yoga Slim 7i Carbon Lenovo: It is equipped with a 13.3-inch WQXGA liquid crystal display (2,560 x 1,600 pixels).

At the top of the display are the IR camera and built-in webcam that can be used for facial recognition. If you set the “Unlock and boot” mode in which the screen opening and closing and the power supply are connected, you can enter with facial recognition at the same time you open the screen, which is very convenient. By the way, if you use the “Lenovo Vantage” pre-installed system utility, you can always turn off the webcam. It also has functions to adjust camera image quality and blur your background. Some video conferencing applications do not have a background change feature, but it seems useful when using such applications.

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Review Yoga Slim 7i Carbon Lenovo: Built-in IR camera and webcam that can be used for facial recognition at the top of the display
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Review Yoga Slim 7i Carbon Lenovo: In “Lenovo Vantage”, “Unlock and boot” is available, which automatically turns on when the screen is opened.
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Review Yoga Slim 7i Carbon Lenovo: In “Lenovo Vantage”, there are also settings such as “Camera privacy mode” and “Camera background blur”.

The keyboard is white to match the body color. Although the main body is compact, the actual key pitch measures around 19 mm (face value: 18.7 mm), which is sufficient. The keystroke is shallow, but the top shape of the keys is curved, which is a trademark of Lenovo, making it easy to hold your finger and type.

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Review Yoga Slim 7i Carbon Lenovo: The keyboard is white, which is the same color as the main body. Easy to type with multiple key tones

Achieve high performance with the Tiger Lake

The Yoga Slim 7i Carbon is equipped with an 11th generation Core processor called Tiger Lake inside the CPU. Models adopting Core i5-1135G7 or Core i7-1165G7 are available, but this time I tried a higher model. In addition, the main specifications are as follows.

Yoga Slim 7i CarbonMain specifications of the evaluation machine
CPUCore i7-1165G7 (maximum 4.70GHz / 4 cores 8 threads)
GraphicsIntel Iris Xe Graphics (Built-in Processor)
Memory8GB LDDR4X
SSD512GB (PCIe)
Review Yoga Slim 7i Carbon Lenovo: Testbed Platform Specifications

The processor is equipped with the latest Tiger Lake, but how good is it? So I decided to run some benchmarks to measure performance.

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Review Yoga Slim 7i Carbon Lenovo: Core i7-1165G7 is adopted for CPU

First of all, in “CINEBENCH R20”, the score of multi-core CPU is 1934pts and single core is 535pts. The multi-core performance is slightly lower than the Ryzen 7 4700U, but the single-core high score is incredible, and depending on the processing content, it often feels more comfortable.

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Review Yoga Slim 7i Carbon Lenovo: Results of “CINEBENCH R20”

Furthermore, when “PCMARK 10” was run to check the overall performance of the personal computer, the overall score was 4752.

Looking at the breakdown of the “PCMARK 10” score, the Essentials category that shows basic performance reaches a score of 9605, the Productivity category that shows business app performance is 6786, and the Digital Content Creation category that shows creative app performance is 4871, all of which are convenience indicators. This is way over 3000. If you look closely, you can see that Photo Editing’s score is 7723 and Video Editing is 5088, which means you can handle photo editing and video editing comfortably.

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Review Yoga Slim 7i Carbon Lenovo: Results of “PCMark 10”

When I checked the storage performance with “CrystalDiskMark”, the sequential reads were very fast, which is over 3500 MB / s due to adopting a PCIe connected SSD. In fact, even when using the “unlock and boot” mentioned above, it can be used almost without waiting after unlocking the screen. If you leave your chair, put off work, and then go back to work, you will be able to continue your work smoothly without having to wait.

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Review Yoga Slim 7i Carbon Lenovo: Result of “CrystalDiskMark”

I also tried benchmarks related to graphics.

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Review Yoga Slim 7i Carbon Lenovo: GPU with integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics
“3DMark” testScore
Time Spy1727
Fire Strike4743
Night Raid15990
Sky Diver13396
Review Yoga Slim 7i Carbon Lenovo: Test Result of the 3DMark application
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Review Yoga Slim 7i Carbon Lenovo: 3DMark is DirectX “Night Raid” benchmark for integrated graphics with a result score of 15990
Graphic settingsresolutionScoreEvaluation
Low quality1920×108016196Very comfortable
Standard quality1920×108014633Very comfortable
Highest quality1920×108012860Very comfortable
Review Yoga Slim 7i Carbon Lenovo: Dragon Quest X Benchmark Software
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Review Yoga Slim 7i Carbon Lenovo: Results of “Dragon Quest X Benchmark Software”
Graphic settingsresolutionScoreEvaluation
Standard quality1920×10806773Very comfortable
High quality1920×10805395Very comfortable
Highest quality1920×10803996Comfortable
Review Yoga Slim 7i Carbon Lenovo: FINAL FANTASY XIV: Jet Black Villas Benchmark
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Review Yoga Slim 7i Carbon Lenovo: Results of “FINAL FANTASY XIV: Jet Black Villas Benchmark”

The performance is comparable to that of entry-level graphics cards, and you can see that you can comfortably play heavy games like “FINAL FANTASY XIV: Jet Black Villas”. If it’s a lightweight online game, you can enjoy it without any problems.

The battery can also be driven for a long time

The battery has a relatively large capacity of 50Wh, and the travel time is usually around 16 hours. Therefore, when I measured it using the “bench” battery benchmark software, the result was 7 hours 32 minutes. Also, when measuring, set the power setting to “smart cooling” in “Lenovo Vantage”, set the power mode to “better battery”, set the screen brightness to “40%”, and BBench “Web at 60-second intervals” Check “Patrol” and “Keystrokes at 10-second intervals” to measure the time from when the battery is fully charged to the power off.

“Lenovo Vantage” also has a power-saving mode that is more “battery efficient”, and if you choose it, the value will be close to the nominal value. After all, having this much will be sufficient for daily use.

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Review Yoga Slim 7i Carbon Lenovo: “Lenovo Vantage” smart power setting screen. You can select from 3 modes according to the usage scene

In addition, the interface is equipped with a USB Type-C x 3 headphone/microphone terminal. Of the USB Type-C, two are “Thunderbolt 4.0” compatible and one is USB 3.2 Gen 2 compatible. As it is a slim notebook PC, the only one in the form of a usable port is USB Type-C, but recently, USB Type-C compatible peripherals and cheap adapters are on the rise, so it won’t be a problem in practical use.

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Review Yoga Slim 7i Carbon Lenovo: USB Type-C x 2 is mounted on the left side of the main unit
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Review Yoga Slim 7i Carbon Lenovo: The USB Type-C terminal and headphone/microphone are attached to the right side of the main unit.
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Review Yoga Slim 7i Carbon Lenovo: The included AC adapter is compact too

Easy-to-use Notebook PC for mobile and telework

The Yoga Slim 7i Carbon features Tiger Lake and a 13.3-inch high-definition liquid crystal display in a beautifully designed case. It is sturdy and high-performance that you can’t imagine from its appearance, which gives a subtle impression at first glance, and you can use it comfortably whether you carry it on the go or work hard at home or in the office.

If you are looking for a high-performance laptop that can be used neatly even for teleworking purposes, or you are looking for a laptop with a sophisticated design, this product is definitely worth paying attention to.

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Review Yoga Slim 7i Carbon Lenovo: Comfortable for everyday use and teleworking the Yoga Slim 7i Carbon

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Score Assessment

Performance - 9.5
Facilities & Features - 9
Easiness & Design - 9.5
Battery - 9
Price - 6.8

8.8

Overall

The Yoga Slim 7i Carbon features Tiger Lake and a 13.3-inch high-definition liquid crystal display in a beautifully designed case. It is sturdy and high-performance that you can't imagine from its appearance, which gives a subtle impression at first glance, and you can use it comfortably whether you carry it on the go or work hard at home or in the office.

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User Rating: 3.18 ( 10 votes)

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