Ultra-light, super slim laptop from Lenovo out


    FEATHERWEIGHT portability, military-grade durability. These are the key phrases that smart technologies maker Lenovo used to describe its latest Yoga Slim 7i Carbon laptop.

    “We are committed to ensuring that every Yoga user is empowered to achieving more in a life of smarter living,” Peter Yeung, General Manager, Consumer Business of Lenovo Asia Pacific said at a virtual press conference that unveiled the new device to the technology media. The 13.3-inch premium laptop with 16:10 display boasts of all-day battery life leading users to enjoy that smarter living concept, designed for always-on-the-go business leaders, entrepreneurs and millennials.

    “Whether it transforms the way people use technology or a faster way of getting things done so they can focus on what truly matters – the Yoga Slim 7i Carbon is a testament to Lenovo’s mission to continuously break innovation boundaries and deliver smarter technology for all,” Yeung said, talking about the incredibly light laptop with a unique finish called a “moon white sheen.”

    Carbon is part of this nomenclature because fully packed, yet weighing only 966g, the laptop’s main cover is made from carbon fiber. Same stuff that is used for spacecraft, Formula 1 body parts and super high-tech prosthesis. That cover is made of carefully layered and bonded fibers using the same high-precision manufacturing process used in supercars. The proprietary Web-Core 2.0 multi-layer carbon fibre reduces material weight further by 47 percent, while increasing durability by 25 percent compared to the previous generation.

    The thinness makes it look delicate. Only 14.255 mm at its thinnest, the incredibly sleek profile that tapers to the front conceals its ruggedness.

    Subjected to a battery of Lenovo’s strict in-house reliability test and nine military-grade tests for durability, meeting MIL-STD-810G standards, it withstands a variety of knocks and bumps. With a dust-resistant and extreme temperature-resistant, drop-tested structure it can make it through everyday wear and tear.

    The stunning Moon White finish is achieved through a unique process involving three layers of high heat, and six to nine hours of painting. The result is a beautiful, ultra-mobile device made from Lenovo’s lightest carbon fibre material yet, retaining its elegance through an easy-to-clean, anti-fingerprint finish.

    It is powered by the Intel Evo platform. An Evo verified PC assures a laptop that is co-engineered, designed and verified for exceptional responsiveness, as well as a lasting battery life with fast charging capabilities.

    The platform boasts the remarkable responsiveness of 11th Generation Intel Core processors, lightning-fast Gigabit speeds with Intel WiFi 6, and two Thunderbolt 4 port for speedy transfers and charging so users can focus on getting things done faster. With a high capacity 50 watt-per-hour battery, the Yoga Slim 7i Carbon is capable of powering users through 15 hours of video playback or up to 13 hours of all-day office productivity, and with Rapid Charge Boost, just 15 minutes of charging will provide two hours of use. With Intel’s Iris Xe graphics, users enjoy accelerated performance in creative applications and excellent graphics performance at up to 3x faster with high-efficiency thermal components that minimize heat build-up.

    The 2560×1600 Quad HD display provides over four million pixels for sharper texts and clearer images while 300-nit brightness increases outdoor visibility. It reveals more with a 91 percent active area ratio in 16 by 10 proportions. The Upping the ante, the display covers 100 percent sRGB colour gamut and supports Dolby Vision HDR imaging enhancement, providing stunningly vivid colours for content creation and binge watching. The TÜV Rheinland Eye Comfort Certified screen helps reduce eye fatigue, while 2x2W Dolby Atmos certified speakers produce sound that moves around a three-dimensional space. 

    Starting with the exterior, the Yoga Sim 7i Carbon has a lip on the front cover that provides room for a one-finger display lift. With Flip-to-boot technology, the display lift action is intelligently captured and the laptop boots to Windows desktop, even from a cold state. With AI-powered attention-sensing software, Glance by Mirametrix, the screen is automatically blurred when the user looks away. The device also sends posture notifications if the user gets too close to the screen.

    The Yoga Slim 7i Carbon streamlines the day with Lenovo Smart Assist and voice assistants such as Amazon Alexa and Lenovo Q-Control, using Lenovo Intelligent Thermal System 4.0 to overdrive system performance and extend battery life. In addition, the Lenovo Vantage application enables deeper customisation of smart settings, added protection from security threats, and diagnosis of computer performance issues. The local pricing and availability of the Yoga Slim 7i Carbon will be announced on October 26.


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