Lenovo is refreshing its line of premium, clamshell laptops today under a new name: Lenovo Slim. The 2-in-1 convertibles will continue to be known as Yoga (and in many markets outside of the United States, these will also be called Yoga).
The Slim line consists of a number of new models, from the glass-covered, ultra-slim Lenovo Slim 9i to models with Nvidia and Intel GPUs, as well as both AMD and Intel’s processors. It also has some of the first AMD “HS” series chips we’ve seen outside of Asus’ gaming notebooks. The majority of the lineup is expected to launch in June 2022.
The Lenovo Slim 9i is the new flagship device, and it shares design features with the Lenovo Yoga 9i such as rounded, polished corners. But the Slim 9i, with a white design and a glass-encased lid, looks and feels a bit like a premium smartphone. Inside, it has up to an Intel Core i7-1280P, 32GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. It also boasts a 16:10 display with options for an OLED panel going up to 3840 x 2400.
|Lenovo Slim 9i||Lenovo Slim 7i Pro X||Lenovo Slim 7 Pro X||Lenovo Slim 7i Carbon||Lenovo Slim 7i||Lenovo Slim 7|
|CPU||Up to Intel Core i7-1280P||Up to Intel Core i7-12700H||Up to AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS||Up to Intel Core i7-1260P||Up to Intel Core i7-12700H||Up to AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS|
|Graphics||Intel Iris Xe (integrated)||Up to Nvidia geForce RTX 3050 (4GB GDDR6)||Up to Nvidia geForce RTX 3050 (4GB GDDR6)||Intel Iris Xe (integrated)||14-inch: Up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 2050 (4GB), 16-inch: Intel Arc A370M||Up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti|
|RAM||Up to 32GB LPDDR5-5600||Up to 32GB LPDDR5-6000||Up to 32GB LPDDR5-5400||Up to 32GB LPDDR5-4800||Up to 16GB LPDDR5||Up to 32GB LPDDR5-6400|
|Storage||Up to 1TB M.2 PCIe Gen 4 SSD||Up to 1TB M.2 PCIe Gen 4 SSD||Up to 1TB M.2 PCIe Gen 4 SSD||Up to 1TB M.2 PCIe SSD||Up to 1TB M.2 PCIe SSD||Up to 1TB PCIe SSD Gen 4|
|Display||14-inches, up to 3840 x 2400, OLED, 16:10, Dolby Vision, 90 Hz on 2880 x 1800 option||14.5-inches, 3072 x 1920, 16:10, Nvidia G-Sync, touch optional, Dolby Vision, 120 Hz||14.5-inches, 3072 x 1920, 16:10, Nvidia G-Sync, touch optional, Dolby Vision, 120 Hz||13.3-inches, 2560 x 1600, 90 Hz, 16:10, optional touch, Dolby Vision||14-inch, up to 2880 x 1800, 16:10, Dolby Vision, 90 or 120 Hz; 16-inch, 2560 x 1600, 16:10, touch, Dolby Vision, 120 Hz||16-inch, 2560 x 1600, 16:10, Dolby Vision 165 Hz|
|Battery||75 WHr||70 WHr||70 WHr||50 WHr||14-inch: 61 WHr; 16-inch: 75 WHr||75 WHr|
|Availability||June 2022||June 2022||June 2022||June 2022||14-inch: May 2022; 16-inch: June 2022||June 2022|
|Starting Price||$1,799||$1,699||$1,499||$1,299||14-inch: $1,199; 16-inch: $1,599||$1,499|
Those who need more power may be drawn to the Slim 7 and 7i Pro X. The difference is that the Slim 7 Pro X uses AMD chips, while the Slim 7i Pro X uses Intel’s processors. Both are otherwise largely identical, including GPUs up to an Nvidia geForce RTX 3050 (4GB GDDR6) and the same 14.5-inch, 16:10 displays with Nvidia G-Sync and 120 Hz refresh rates. The Intel version, however, starts at $1,699 compared to the AMD model’s $1,499 starting price.
Non-Pro Slim 7 and Slim 7i models still get some discrete GPU options. The Lenovo Slim 7i goes up to an Intel Core i7-12700H in both 14-inch and 16-inch sizes. The 14-inch version tops out at an RTX 2050, while the 16-incher uses Intel’s Arc A370M graphics. The Slim 7, with AMD processors, only comes in a 14-inch size in the United States but goes up to an RTX 3050 Ti and 32GB of RAM.
Lastly, the Lenovo Slim 7i Carbon is a lightweight option and Intel exclusive. It goes up to an Intel Core i7-1260P, 32GB of RAM and 1TB SSD. The laptops’ magnesium carbon design is “reinforced” with carbon fiber, making for a featherweight design at 2.2 pounds It will start at $1,299 when it launches in June.