After the ThinkPad and Yoga Tab, Lenovo continues to expand its showcase and today we see new devices with different features and target audiences but one thing in common: lightness and thinness. The new Yoga Slim comes along with a 2-in-1 Chromebook to offer touch OLED panels and be up to date in software.
We point this out because the two new Yoga Slims come with Windows 11, while the new IdeaPad Duet, as a good Chromebook, runs Google’s operating system for computers and tablets. Although they are relatively light and thin, Lenovo claims to have taken care of the robustness without forgetting that the batteries give good autonomy.
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon, Yoga Slim 7 Pro, and Chromebook IdeaPad Duet 5 Datasheet
|Yoga Slim 7 Carbon||Yoga Slim 7 Pro||Chromebook IdeaPad Duet 5|
|Dimensions and Weight||Starting at 14.9mm thick and 1kg in weight||Starting at 17.4 mm thick and 2.1 kg in weight||7.24mm thin and 700g (tablet)|
|Screen||14-inch QHD + (2,880 x 1,800) OLED|
90 Hz, 400 nits, 100% DCI-P3
AAR 91%, Dolby Vision HDR
(Optional touch screen)
|16-inch 2.5K touch (120Hz optional)|
500 nits, 100% sRGB
Dolby Vision HDR, AAR 92%
|13.3-inch FullHD OLED|
400 nits, 100% DCI-P3, AAR 91%
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 hasta 5800U||AMD Ryzen 7 hasta 5800H||Snapdragon 7c Gen 2|
|Graphics Card||AMD Radeon (integrated)|
Up to NVIDIA GeForce MX450
|AMD Radeon (integrated)|
Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050
|RAM||Up to 16GB LPDDR4x||Up to 16GB DDR4||Up to 8 GB LPDDR4x|
|Storage||Up to 1TB SSD PCIe M.2||Up to 1TB SSD PCIe M.2||Up to 256 GB eMMC SSD|
|Battery||61 WHr||75 WHr||42 WHr|
|Operating System||Windows 11||Windows 11||Google Chrome OS|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1||Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1||Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.1|
|Ports||2 x USB Tipo-C|
(USB 3.2 Gen 2, PD 3.0, DisplayPort 1.4)
1 x USB type-C (USB 3.2 Gen 2)
1 x Audio Combo Jack
|2 x USB 3.2 Type-A|
1 x SD card, HDMI
1 x USB Type-C (full function)
1 x Audio Jack connector
|2 x USB 3.0 Type-C|
|Others||Dolby Atmos speaker system, Alexa||Dolby Atmos speaker system, Alexa||Google Assistant, USI 1.0 stylus support|
|Price||From $1,289.99||From $1,499.99||$429.99|
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon
The Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon, as its name says, arrives as light and thin option. According to Lenovo, it’s the lightest 14-inch OLED laptop in the world, and at least it is concerning laptops characterized by their lightweights such as the LG Gram (IPS LCD screen) or the latest OLEDs from ASUS, although it doesn’t beat the HP Aero 13 (IPS screen).
Speaking of weight and dimensions, the weight is 1.1 kilograms and its slimness reaches 14.9 millimeters. To ensure that this does not work against heat dissipation, the outlets of two of the four front speakers also serve as air intake areas for the fan that is integrated inside.
Speaking of the panel, it integrates a 14-inch display with QHD+ resolution, thus escaping the usual FullHD and with a not inconsiderable 90 Hz refresh rate. The maximum brightness is 400 nits and there is a touch option, occupying 91% of the front according to the manufacturer.
The Yoga Slim 7 Carbon has a hinge that allows it to be opened to an angle of 180 degrees. Made from carbon fiber and a magnesium alloy, the brand promises that the construction is robust and even withstands MIL-STD 810H military certification durability tests.
Inside, it is powered by the AMD Ryzen 7 Series 5800U, with the option to pair it with the NVIDIA GeForce® MX450 graphics card (with dedicated memory). The available RAM is up to 16 GB of LPDDR4x memory, offering up to 1 TB of internal SSD M.2 PCIe storage.
The battery integrated is 61 WHr, having an adapter with Rapid Charge fast charging that promises up to three hours of use with 15 minutes of charging and an autonomy of up to 14.5 hours. And to power all this, it has the new Windows 11.
The Yoga Slim 7 Carbon carries Alexa and has WiFi 6. And as we usually see in laptops of this brand, it also integrates a camera with infrared (and ToF sensor).
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro
Leaving aside the OLED brightness, color, and blacks, the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro maintains a similar design to the previous one but with a 16-inch touch IPS panel. The option here is to opt for a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz, higher than the previous one, on a panel with higher maximum brightness and a close resolution.
Also with AMD processors, in this case, the top option is the Ryzen 75800H with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 GPU (the base model has the AMD Radeon integrated). RAM can be up to 16 GB of RAM and SSD up to 1 TB.
The battery has slightly more capacity, being also a larger computer. The dimensions to integrate that 16-inch LCD make up a thickness from 17.4 millimeters, integrating a 75 WHr battery and weighing 2.1 kilograms.
Like the previous one, it has Windows 11, Alexa, a camera with infrared, and Dolby Atmos sound. In addition, it integrates a microphone aimed at achieving ambient noise cancellation and thus having a better experience with video calls.
Chromebook IdeaPad Duet 5
This device is a different proposal from the previous ones from the inside out. It is a 2-in-1 that can be used as a tablet or laptop thanks to the keyboard case that can be fitted and can be used as the former thanks to its 13.3-inch OLED screen.
The tablet experience continues with all the apps available on Google Play with Chrome OS, powered by a second-generation Snapdragon 7c. It carries up to 8 GB of RAM and has a drive of up to 256 GB.
The battery, in this case, is 42 Whr, promising an autonomy of up to 15 hours, which would not be bad at all. It integrates four speakers and is compatible with the USI stylus.
Pricing and availability of the Yoga Slim 7 Carbon, Yoga Slim 7 Pro, and Chromebook IdeaPad Duet 5
Yoga Slim 7 Carbon will be available for purchase starting at $1,289.99, will be available from October 2021. Yoga Slim 7 Pro 16-inch starts at $1,449, will be available from Lenovo’s website from October 2021. IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook starts at $429.99, available from October 2021.