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Lenovo’s new IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon is the lightest 14-inch OLED laptop

Becoming a member of a military of OLED laptops which have launched this month is Lenovo’s new IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon (branded as the Yoga Slim 7 Carbon exterior of North America). Lenovo claims it’s the lightest 14-inch OLED laptop on the market at 2.37 kilos. (I’m guessing the firm is proper. The closest competitor I can consider is Asus’ ZenBook 14X OLED, which is 3.09 kilos. It’s additionally lighter than each the ZenBook 13 OLED and the Dell XPS 13 OLED.)

One factor to notice is that the OLED panel (from Samsung Show) comes with QHD+ decision, reasonably than the 4K decision that you simply usually see on OLED laptops. This implies you received’t get as many pixels as you’ll on a 4K OLED machine (like the ZenBook 14X), however you might also see higher battery life. QHD+ is nonetheless loads sharp, particularly at this dimension.

There are different issues to love about the show, too. It has a 16:10 facet ratio, which can afford extra vertical area than the 16:9 panel on final yr’s IdeaPad Slim 7. Lenovo says it has a 90Hz refresh fee (a trademark that Samsung promised would seem on extra OLED laptops this yr), will cowl 100% of the DCI-P3 coloration gamut, and can attain 600 nits of brightness.

The IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon open on a white background, facing left. The screen displays two windowed apps on a black and purple background.

Made out of carbon fiber and magnesium alloy.

Picture: Lenovo

Inside, the Slim 7 could be configured with as much as an AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, an Nvidia GeForce MX450 graphics card, 16GB of reminiscence, and 1TB of storage. There’s a 61Whr battery that Lenovo claims will last as long as 14.5 hours — which can seem to be a tall order, however we received near that out of final yr’s Slim 7, which had a barely smaller battery.

(*7*)Lenovo additionally insists the factor is sturdy, regardless of its mild construct. Per the firm, the system has undergone “9 operational assessments” for sturdiness, and might stand up to “on a regular basis bodily shock and harsh environmental circumstances.” It’s anticipated to hit cabinets in October with a beginning worth of $1,289.99.

The keyboard of the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro seen from above on a white background. The screen displays a few windowed apps on an orange background.

Right here’s the Yoga Slim 7 Professional.

Picture: Lenovo

Lenovo additionally confirmed off a new Yoga Slim 7 Professional (branded as the IdeaPad Slim 7 Professional exterior North America — I do know, it’s complicated). This is a 16-inch laptop with an everyday IPS touchscreen reasonably than an OLED, although it’s additionally 16:10 and has QHD decision. That display goes as much as 120Hz, a fair larger boon for the gaming crowd. Fashions include as much as a Ryzen 7 5800H, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB of storage. There’s a 75Whr battery. The Slim 7 Professional is anticipated in October with a beginning worth of $1,449.

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