Lenovo Yoga 7i 2-in-1 Convertible 15.6″ Laptop with i5-1135G7 Processor, 82BJ0001US Review

Lenovo Yoga 7i 2-in-1 Convertible 15.6″ Laptop with i5-1135G7

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Slate grey Lenovo Yoga 7i (82BJ0001US) is a sleek and modern 2-in-1 convertible laptop with a metal chassis, a 15.6-inch touch display, 11th generation Intel i5-1135G7 processor, 256GB Solid State Drive, 8GB DDR4 SDRAM memory, Windows 10 Home operating system, comfortable LED-backlit keyboard, long battery life, webcam privacy shutter and fingerprint reader.

There is currently a single 5-star rating for this very new- December 17, 2020 release 2-in-1 laptop. The quarter two of 2020 release 11th generation quad-core ultra low voltage Intel i5-1135G7 mobile processor offers advanced performance levels overall for your daily and more challenging tasks. It has a current PassMark benchmark score of 9825 and works at the speeds between 2.4GHz and 4.2GHz with the turbo boost max frequency. 4 cores on this CPU runs 8 threads in parallel with the hyperthreading function. The typical TDP- Thermal Design Power is 15 watts for a longer battery life from its 71Wh 3-cell lithium ion battery.

Both the 256GB SSD and the 8GB memory are the average but adequate amounts for local storage space and memory for multitasking power at this price point for a modern 2-in-1 convertible laptop. The flash based 256GB SSD offers much easier data and file access, faster start-ups and shut-downs of the machine, less heat and power usage, contributing to the longer battery life and quiet operation. You have a decent amount of storage space if you’ll not be saving a lot of multimedia files and games. And with the 8GB memory, helped by the multitasking power of the 11th generation Intel i5 processor you can have different browser tabs and applications simultaneously.

Slate grey Lenovo Yoga 7i weighs 4.19 pounds and measures 14.03 x 9.27 x 0.7-0.75 inches- is compact, lightweight, slim and portable. With its 360-degree flip and fold design you can use this portable and convertible computer in laptop, tablet, stand and tent modes and anything in between. 15.6-inch energy efficient LED-backlit, HDR400 Dolby Vision Full HD touch display that supports 10-point multiple gestures has the 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution for very clear picture and vibrant colors with the 100% sRGB and 500 nits of brightness. It has the IPS Touch panel with the 178-degree viewing angles when used in different modes. It is a great touchscreen to have with the Windows 10 interface and the apps as you can touch, tap and glide for getting the most and the best out of Windows 10 operating system.

The Lenovo Yoga 7i is not designed as a gaming machine and does not come with a dedicated GPU but the built-in Intel Iris Xe graphics on-processor graphics card that shares the memory with the i5-1135G7 CPU. With an impressive video card benchmark score of 2878 for a built-in GPU it is more than enough for your daily and a bit more demanding graphics needs for photo editing, web browsing, video streaming and some casual low to mid-range gaming. Overall it performs twice as fast as the older generation Intel Iris Plus G7lenovo yoga 7i 15.6 8gb 256gb ssd graphics card and more or less equal to the dedicated NVIDIA MX350 graphics card and you can expect vibrant clarity. Demanding games can be played with the Iris Xe at the low settings and resolutions due to the lack of a dedicated memory.

With the Lenovo Transition certain applications will be switched to full display as you go from laptop to the other modes. Lenovo 7i is quite a versatile machine that offers improved productivity than the previous generations thanks to the power and performance offered by the brand new 11th generation i5 processor and a fast SSD. Connectivity options include the WiFi 6 802.11ax wireless, Bluetooth 5.0, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2, Type-A ports, 2 x Thunderbolt 4, Type-C ports, and a 3.5mm headphone microphone combo audio jack. Sound quality is decent through the 2 x 2W user-facing Dolby Atmos speakers, the touchscreen has a high brightness level at 500 nits and the webcam is not the best but adequate. Overall you’re getting a good value, affordable 2-in-1 laptop with a powerful performance of the 11th generation i5 processor that feels like an i7 most of the time and a long battery life of around 12 hours.

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