Lenovo Yoga is one of the most complete series of personal computers for consumption in the industry and we have just received a good sample from the presentation of the new generation for this year that includes several laptops, convertibles and an AIO all in one.
«Hybrid life is the new norm that has inspired the development of this new generation of Lenovo Yoga. Our goal is to empower more people to just be themselves when it comes to consuming, creating and collaborating.“, explained in the announcement Ouyang Jun, vice president of Lenovo. «We’ve designed and built the new Yoga PCs with smarter features and an even more premium user experience to help people pursue their ambitions, relax and do things their way.“, says the executive.
Lenovo Yoga 2022: everything you need
The ‘Yoga’ brand began its journey to release a convertible that became the great benchmark in its segment. Over the years, Lenovo has been expanding it to cover even more devices in a catalog today very complete that includes Ultralight Laptops, Gaming, Chromebooks, Tablets, 2-in-1s, Convertibles And till desktop computers.
The objective of the series remains the same as that of the first model, to provide users with tools to “consume, create and collaborate from home, school, the office and beyond”, point out from the Chinese firm when promoting the new generation that arrives with improvements in design; with greater capacity for mobility and autonomy; updated with the latest processing platforms from Intel and AMD; with PureSight displays and proprietary Lenovo technologies like the X Power 2 performance-enhancing feature set, or the Lenovo AI Engine+ with AI capabilities to anticipate power, performance, or security needs.
The series is led by an impressive multi-touch screen ultraportable 14-inch PureSight OLED, 4K resolution and 16:10 aspect ratio. It is VESA DisplayHDR True Black 500 certified, its 10-bit depth can display more than a billion colors in a single pixel, and it offers support for 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut.
It is powered by processors IntelCore twelfth generation Alder Lake, It is accompanied by the Lenovo AI Core 2.0, which offers improved AI-enabled performance and smarter security, including hardware-level encryption to protect the device from root attacks and ransomware and, depending on the task to perform, dynamically adjusts fan speed and hardware performance.
With an aluminum chassis, it is covered in 3D glass, showing rounded and smooth contours for a more comfortable handling and holding experience facilitated by a thickness of 14.9 mm. It is certified to the demanding Intel EVO specifications, includes the latest connectivity elements such as Thunderbolt 4 or Wi-Fi 6, and has extras such as four Bowers & Wilkins speakers that show the level of this premium ultralight.
Yoga Slim 7i Pro X and Yoga Slim 7 Pro X
Focused on the creation of content and without forgetting the rest of computer uses, these laptops weighing less than 1.6 kg, offer screens of 14.5 inches with 3K resolution and refresh rates up to 120 Hz. They have 100% color gamut coverage and are factory calibrated. They are also TÜV Hardware Blue Light certified3 against annoying blue light and help reduce eye strain.
Lenovo offers several hardware options, with models based on the Intel Core Alder Lake or the AMD Ryzen 6000. They can be equipped with up to 32 Gbytes of the latest generation LPDDR5 memory, PCIe Gen4 solid-state drives for storage, and a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card that goes one step further on the graphics level than those integrated into the processors.
Yoga Slim 7i Carbon
For those who bet on maximum mobility in an era of hybrid work halfway between the office and home, Lenovo offers another laptop extraordinarily thin (14.8mm) and light by breaking the kilogram weight barrierthanks to the use of an aerospace-grade magnesium alloy reinforced with multi-layer carbon fiber.
Your screen has 13.3 inches diagonal and you can choose a panel with multi-touch technology, 2.5K resolution, 90 Hz refresh rates and a 16:10 aspect ratio more suitable for daily battle. Lenovo promises more accurate hardware calibration and an expanded color palette for 100% of the sRGB gamut. The demanding TÜV Hardware Low Blue Light certification3 is a plus to reduce visual fatigue.
This ‘Carbon’ model is certified with Intel EVO, launches the Intel Core Alder Lake processors and improvements to the cooling system to balance performance and range. Visually appealing with two-tone color finishes, it features an edge-to-edge keyboard and enlarged touchpad. Its connectivity, like that of the rest of Yoga, is updated to the latest standards.
Yoga Slim 7 Pro and Yoga Slim 7i Pro
Two additional models that Lenovo describes as “essential performance”, but as we will see they can be configured to achieve great performance. they arrive in four settings based on your screen size 14 or 16.7 inches and hardware platform to choose between Intel Alder Lake or AMD Ryzen 6000.
The 14-inch model will be able to optionally equip an OLED screen with Dolby Vision and support for 100% sRGB, along with a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 to enhance the graphics section. The larger version will mount IPS panels with 2.5K resolutions and a refresh rate of up to 165 Hz and a new batch Intel Arc A370M dedicated graphics that also enables it for games.
We have always liked Lenovo convertibles and here we have the latest generation of a model that practically “invented” this type of device. enormous versatility for various modes of use due to its hinge system that can flip the screen up to 360 degrees.
With the permission of the Ryzen 6000 mobile processors that it equips, the star of this convertible is a 14-inch OLED multi-touch screen diagonal with resolution up to 2.8K, 16:10 format and support for Dolby Vision. Supports styluses for drawing and note taking.
If the visual section is a show, the same can be said of the sound section with support for surround audio provided by Dolby Atmos through its four speakers and elements such as noise cancellation for video calls. It has filters against blue light and Rapid Charge Express technology to recharge the battery.
Yoga AIO 7
The Yoga brand has grown so much that it has ended up reaching desktop PCs. It’s about a All-in-one AIOs that a part of users like compared to the typical desktop towers for its compact format and hardware integration with the screen and electronics in the same device.
The Lenovo AIO has a 27-inch IPS display with 4K resolution and support for 95% of the DCI-P3 color gamut. Notably, the screen can rotate up to 90 degrees, adjust height and tilt effortlessly, and work in landscape and portrait, thanks to a well-conceived flexible hinge design and a narrow base to give back space to the desk.
It is powered by AMD processors Ryzen 6000 Series and has dedicated graphics in Radeon RX 6600M option. In addition to production, it can be used as a home entertainment center and for this it has 5-watt JBL speakers. Users can easily wirelessly cast their smartphone screen to this AIO’s screen or connect the laptop to its USB Type-C port taking control of both devices with a keyboard and mouse, plus charging from power connected mobile devices.
Lenovo Yoga 2022, availability and prices
- Yoga Slim 9i has a starting price of 1,899 euros and will be available in June 2022.
- Yoga Slim 7i Pro X with Intel Core processor starts at 1,299 euros and will be available in June 2022.
- Yoga Slim 7i Pro X with AMD Ryzen processor starts at 1,199 euros and will be available in June 2022.
- Yoga Slim 7i Carbon is expected to be available in June 2022 from 1,199 euros.
- Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14″ with AMD Ryzen will be available in August from a base price of 999 euros.
- Yoga Slim 7 Pro 16″ with AMD Ryzen will be available in July from a base price of 1,499 euros.
- Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14″ with Intel Core will be available in July from a base price of 1,099 euros.
- Yoga Slim 7 Pro 16″ with Intel Core will be available in July from a base price of 1,599 euros.
- Yoga AIO 7 has a starting price of 1,499 euros and availability is expected by the end of June 2022.
- Yoga 7 will be available at the end of June with a base price of 1,099 euros.
- The Lenovo Smart Lock service will be available in the international market in September 2022.
A very complete series from Lenovo and very well updated with the latest Intel or AMD processors, a variety of screens and sizes, the latest connectivity and good designs and finishes.