Lenovo has unveiled new ultra-slim Windows 11 laptops for productivity and creativity. They’re powered by Intel’s Alder Lake or AMD’s Ryzen 6000 CPUs.
Microsoft rolled out Windows 11 to supported devices last year. It comes with a refreshed UI and many notable new features, including native Android app support, a redesigned Start Menu, and more. It also comes with a revamped File Explorer that is now getting a tabbed interface that many users have long been clamoring for.
The first notable device unveiled today is the Lenovo Slim 9i (known globally as the Yoga Slim 9i) which comes with a 14-inch touch OLED display with a resolution of either 2.8K (2880 x 1800) at 90Hz or 4K (3840 x 2400) ) at 60Hz. The device also offers Dolby Vision and DisplayHDR 500 support. It is powered by Intel’s 12th-gen Core Core i7-1280P or Core i5-1240P processor and can be configured with Intel’s Arc A350M graphics card. Lenovo is offering up to 32GB of LPDDR5-5600MHz RAM and 512GB or 1TB of PCIe Gen 4 2242 M.2 storage. It also comes with a 1080p MIPI IR front camera and dual mics for audio. The Slim 9i runs Windows 11 Home and starts at $1,799. It will begin shipping in June.
Other New Lenovo Yoga Laptops
The Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 and Slim 7i laptops are aimed squarely at creators. These are offered in 14- and 16-inch sizes and can be configured with either Intel or AMD CPUs. The Intel chips on offer go up to the Core i7-12700H, while the available AMD options go up to the Creator Edition Ryzen 9 6900HS. They ship with up to 32GB of DDR5-4800MHz RAM and up to 1TB of M.2 PCIe SSD. Graphics options go up to the RTX 2050 for the 14-inch 7i and the Radeon 600M for the Slim 7. The 16-inch models will offer a choice between the newly-launched Intel Arc A370M, Nvidia RTX 3050 and the RTX 3050i. The display options for the 14-inch models include a 2.8K (2880 x 1800) 14-inch IPS or OLED screens with up to 120Hz refresh rates, while the 16-inch models are only offered with a 2.5K (2560 x 1600) 120Hz IPS panel. The 14-inch models will start at $1,199 and will be available from later this month. As for the 16-inch models, the Intel versions start at $1,599, while the AMD versions are priced from $1,499. They will all be available from next month.
Lenovo also announced ‘Pro’ versions of the Slim 7 and Slim 7i laptops featuring 14.5-inch 3K (3072 x 1920) 120Hz touchscreen displays with Nvidia G-Sync and Dolby Vision. While the Slim 7i Pro X is powered by up to an Intel Core i7-12700H CPU, the Slim 7 Pro X comes with up to an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS Creator Edition under the hood. They all support up to 32GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 1TB of PCIE Gen 4 M.2 SSD storage. Graphics options go up to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 with up to 4GB of VDDR6 VRAM. All the Lenovo Slim (‘Yoga Slim’ in international markets) laptops run Windows 11 Home out-of-the-box. The Slim 7i Pro X and Slim 7 Pro X will start at $1,699 and $1,499, respectively. They will both be available from June, 2022.
Finally, there’s the Slim 7i Carbon laptop that’s built out of magnesium alloy and reinforced with multi-layer carbon fibre. It promises to be a thin and light machine, weighing in at less than 2.2lbs (1 kg). The device features a 13.3-inch 2.5K (2560 x 1600) IPS panel with a touchscreen option. It’s powered by up to an Intel Core i7 1260P CPU, but there are no discrete GPU options. The Slim 7i Carbon supports up to 32GB of LPDDR5-4800MHz RAM and up to 1TB of PCIE M.2 SSD. The Lenovo Slim 7i Carbon will have a starting price of $1,299 and will start shipping in June.
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