Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro

Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro

Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro

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BEST RATING
Portability:
4.6
GENERAL USE: Good7.3/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.3/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.1/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.3/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.4/10
PORTABILITY: Very Good8.7/10
BATTERY: Good7.7/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.8/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.2/10
SIZE: 14"

The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro is a versatile laptop with a lower midrange price offering a good balance between performance and cost. It's equipped with a decent amount of storage and RAM, suitable for general use and light engineering tasks. Powered by an Intel i5 processor and integrated Iris Xe graphics, it can handle everyday tasks comfortably but may struggle with more demanding 3D or machine learning applications and isn't built for intensive gaming. It features a quality IPS touchscreen display with a sharp resolution and high refresh rate, providing a pleasing visual experience but with moderate color coverage. The device is fairly lightweight, enhancing portability, and has a satisfactory battery life that supports extended use away from power outlets. With multiple USB-C ports including Thunderbolt 4, connectivity is robust, although it lacks Ethernet and HDMI ports. Additional features like a backlit keyboard and fingerprint reader emphasize convenience and security. Overall, this laptop is a solid choice for users needing a machine for day-to-day work with good portability and screen quality, without the premium price tag of high-end models. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








Evaluation

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Pros
  • High-resolution touchscreen display
  • 90Hz refresh rate for smoother visuals
  • Backlit keyboard for low-light usage
  • Thunderbolt 4 support for fast connectivity
  • Decent battery life for typical usage
Cons
  • Integrated GPU limits gaming, 3D performance
  • No dedicated number pad on keyboard
  • Limited to 8 hours of battery life
  • No room for RAM or storage expansion

Ratings by Category

Portability:
4.6
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.4
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Keyboard Quality:
4.4
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Battery Life:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Build Quality:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
General Use:
4.2
The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro is suitable for general use due to its robust Intel i5 processor and 16GB of RAM, which offer commendable performance for everyday tasks, and its high-resolution IPS screen ensures clear and vibrant visuals. It also gains points for its good battery life and high portability, enhancing its appeal for users who prioritize mobility without sacrificing performance.
Software Development:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Content Creation:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Operating Noise:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Engineering & Design:
4.1
The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro is well-suited for engineering and design use because it features a powerful CPU and ample RAM to handle demanding software, along with an integrated GPU that supports graphics-intensive tasks. Additionally, its high-resolution IPS screen offers wide color coverage and high brightness, which is beneficial for design accuracy and detail.
Gaming & AI:
3.3
The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro is fair for gaming and 3D because its integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics are not as powerful as dedicated gaming GPUs, impacting the ability to handle intensive gaming and 3D tasks smoothly. Additionally, although its screen refresh rate is decent, more demanding modern games benefit from higher refresh rates for smoother visuals and gameplay.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$799
Release Date
October 1, 2021
Overall Dimensions
12.3'' x 8.7'' x 0.62''
Weight
3.04 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i5-11300H
Graphics
Iris Xe G7
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
4

BATTERY

Battery Life
8.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
60.7 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
2880 x 1800
Refresh Rate
90Hz
Display Brightness
395 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.8/10
Portability Score
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8.8/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Fan Noise Score
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7.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
White
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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8/10
Speaker Quality Score
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7.5/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
No

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
1
USB-C ports
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
2
Thunderbolt Version
4

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Allen Ngo | October 2021
"The main selling point of the IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro versus a regular IdeaPad Slim 7 is its faster Core H-series CPU. In reality, the Core i7-11370H is only marginally faster than the U-series Core i7-1165G7 to the point where most users are not likely to notice the benefits. The slight performance uptick comes at the cost of slightly higher power consumption as well meaning owners will have to deal with potentially warmer temperatures or louder fans to compensate. Unless if you happen to be a power user, then the regular non-Pro model will be more than enough. Once you go 90 Hz, you can't go back."

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