As a tech content creator, my work doesn’t tie me to a desk. I head out a lot of times to attend events or test products. That means I carry my work around with me often. And that gets pretty tiring when my setup isn’t as mobile. So, trying out a thin and light ultraportable like the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon excites me to get work done anytime, anywhere (within reasonable hours, of course).
At this point, I’ve already spent a few weeks with the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon. Now, I’m ready to share my thoughts on what makes this great for a creator—or any mobile worker—like me.
You get a stylish, sturdy, portable machine
If you love that clean aesthetic, the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon is up your alley. It doesn’t scream for attention with a loud color. Instead, the subtlety of that crisp Moon White naturally draws praise when I’m out with this machine. Its finish is matte, so I’m not constantly trying to wipe away smudges. (But when it needs it, it is easy to clean.) And with its rounded edges, it’s easier to hold in hand.
It is a laptop that’s easy to carry around— weighing just 968g and as thin as 14.8mm. Its compact form factor allowed me to use the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon while I was on a road trip recently. (I used it on a bus for most of a four-hour drive!) Its body might be compact, but the edge-to-edge keyboard made it easy to type on this thing even when I was in a moving vehicle.
And I don’t even have to be gentle with it, either. This laptop can handle the wear and tear you might subject it to while you travel with it. Its body is made with a carbon fiber material you’ll typically see used in supercars, which doesn’t just help lighten the weight but improves its durability, too.
Lenovo subjected the Yoga Slim 7i Carbon to its typical reliability tests. And it passed that along with military-grade tests (a.k.a. MIL-STD 810H standards). You don’t have to worry about easily damaging this machine.
It has a beautiful display for work and play
A smaller screen doesn’t mean you have a bad one. The Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon’s 13.3-inch QHD+ is a vibrant, color-accurate screen I enjoy working on. It has a matte, anti-glare finish that makes it easier to use on bright days.
It also has a 90Hz refresh rate, so scrolling through the user interface and files like documents is a smooth experience. And with a 91% screen-to-body ratio in a 16:10 aspect proportion, you can easily see more content at a glance.
What I appreciate the most about this laptop is its color-accurate display. It supports 100% of sRGB color space. So when I need to edit videos or photos, I know it reproduces the colors I want.
And it is possible to do simple edits on this machine. It runs on up to Intel Core i7-1360P on the Intel Evo platform, Intel Iris Xe graphics, Microsoft Windows 11 Home, up to 16GB LPDDR5-5200 RAM, and up to 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD. You also get ports like a Thunderbolt 4.0 port and USB Type-C and fast connectivity with Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.1 support.
However, I find that it works best for your daily admin tasks and stuff like writing, researching, and content consumption, which I do a lot.
Circling back to the display, though, that is something that elevates the work experience for me. I love that it keeps my eye health in mind, too. It has an Eye Care mode and a low-blue light EyeSafe display certification from TÜV Rheinland to ensure it keeps harmful blue rays out and helps prevent unnecessary strain from staring at the screen.
The Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon didn’t just make work easier for me. It’s been a constant companion for my downtime, too. It has relatively thin bezels on its three sides outside of the chin, so I find myself pretty immersed in the shows and films I watch because it makes it look like I’m watching on an edge-to-edge screen. Viewing angles are great, too. So, you don’t have to be front and center to see what’s happening on the screen.
Plus, it supports Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos for its Harman-tuned speakers. The content I watch looks vibrant and true to life because of great visuals and stereo sound, which these technologies help bring to the table. So, when I want to unwind at the end of the day, I often reach for this laptop to catch up on my favorite content.
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon keeps you connected
Since we don’t do the same tasks on our laptops, battery life can vary greatly. Lenovo promises up to 14.5 hours of all-day battery on the Yoga Slim 7i Carbon, which I couldn’t achieve. However, if I spend the day just writing and staying offline or I use it intermittently, I can get up to a respectable 10 to 13 hours of use out of the 50Whr battery. But I can drain this at around seven hours if I’m online and doing other tasks like editing.
What’s good about the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon is it supports Rapid Charge Express with the included charger. I can top this up like a smartphone, with it recharging under an hour and a half. I can leave it alone as I get ready for my day. And then it’ll be at full capacity and prepared to help me get through my work day. (A quick 15-minute charge can also get you up to three hours of local video playback.)
It offers a convenient and safe experience
The security features on Lenovo laptops ensure my experience is safe and convenient. And I love that we get that here. The smart presence detection feature and electronic camera privacy shutter are especially handy.
The former simplifies the login and logout process while making sure it deters any snooping. It has sensors like the time-of-flight (ToF) sensor and an IR camera at the top to monitor your presence. Once it detects you’ve stepped away, it’ll lock the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon. But then, when you return, it can log you back in instantly—without needing to touch anything.
But if having sensors track you constantly isn’t something you’re comfortable with, there’s also a “kill switch” on the side of the laptop that cuts off connection to the camera.
Plus, you get reliable aftersales support
Lenovo offers additional protection and years of use through its aftersales offerings. When you get the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon, you get three years of Premium Care. They can assist with setting up your new laptop or troubleshooting any issues you encounter. And if you want to ensure it stays in tip-top shape, they even offer an annual checkup for your PC.
You can reach Lenovo easily through calls, emails, or even chats. And if the issue isn’t solvable remotely, they can send Lenovo technicians to your home or office to diagnose the problem.
On top of that, you get three years of Lenovo’s Accidental Damage Protection. This service provides extra assurance for those worried about accidentally causing damage to the laptop while in use. It covers accidental drops, bumps, electrical surges, and other structural failures.
Again, the company can send a technician to do on-site checks and repairs for simple issues. If it is unrepairable, Lenovo may replace the entire system without additional charge.
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon: Final thoughts
The Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon has made it much easier to keep me productive. And I have its portability, vibrant display, fast-charging capabilities, and security and warranty features to thank for that.
I love that I can put this laptop in a laptop case or easily slip it into my backpack and not feel like it’s there. But when I pull it out, it can help me accomplish the tasks I need done—whether that’s editing a quick video for our socials, writing up my next article, or researching future topics. I don’t have to be tied to my desk to stay productive. And for some of us, that’s a pretty important factor.
You can get the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon now at a starting price of PHP 89,995 (around USD 1,587).
This feature is made in collaboration with Lenovo Philippines.
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