Lenovo Slim 7 16

Lenovo Slim 7 16

Lenovo Slim 7 16

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BEST RATING
General Use Screen Quality:
4.5
GENERAL USE: Good7.7/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.6/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.4/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.6/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.6/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.5/10
BATTERY: Good7.9/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Very Good8.2/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.7/10
SIZE: 16"

The Lenovo Slim 7 16 is a versatile laptop with a performance that caters to both general use and more demanding tasks like 3D rendering and engineering work, thanks to its AMD Ryzen processor combined with an Nvidia RTX 3050 graphics card. It has a high-resolution 16-inch IPS touch display with a tall aspect ratio, which is great for productivity, and the display quality is strong in colors and brightness. Battery life is adequate for general use, and it's portable despite its larger screen size. The build quality, keyboard, and speakers are rated well, making for a comfortable user experience. However, if you need a laptop for intensive gaming, while it can handle some games, it may not be the ideal choice. With its lower midrange price, you're getting a well-rounded machine that balances cost with performance for a variety of professional and casual needs. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • High screen refresh rate
  • Touchscreen with high resolution
  • Good battery life
  • Backlit keyboard with number pad
  • Portable with a decent weight
Cons
  • Mediocre fan noise management
  • Limited upgrade options
  • Moderate 3D performance
  • Not the highest build quality

Ratings by Category

General Use Screen Quality:
4.5
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.
Battery Life:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
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.
General Use:
4.3
The Lenovo Slim 7 16 is well-suited for general use due to its powerful AMD Ryzen 7 processor and ample 16GB of RAM, ensuring smooth performance for various tasks, while its high-resolution IPS screen provides quality visuals. Additionally, its portable design, long battery life, and very good keyboard make it convenient for daily activities.
Software Development:
4.3
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:
4.3
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.
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.
Engineering & Design:
4.2
The Lenovo Slim 7 16 is equipped with an AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS processor and an Nvidia RTX 3050 GPU, providing strong performance for engineering and design work, while the high-resolution IPS display ensures clear and accurate visuals. However, its substantial battery and relatively lighter weight contribute to its portability, and features like a backlit keyboard and good speaker quality make it a versatile choice for various work environments.
Portability:
4.2
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Operating Noise:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Gaming & AI:
3.7
The Lenovo Slim 7 16 comes equipped with an Nvidia RTX 3050 GPU and a screen that supports a high refresh rate, which together deliver a solid gaming and 3D performance for its class. While its CPU and screen quality are decent, gaming might not be ultra-smooth due to limitations in the graphics card compared to higher-end options.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$591
Release Date
June 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
14'' x 9.7'' x 0.69''
Weight
4.6 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS
Graphics
RTX 3050 (35 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
9.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
75 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
2560 x 1600
Refresh Rate
165Hz
Display Brightness
500 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.8/10
Portability Score
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7.6/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Fan Noise Score
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7/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RGB
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
1080p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
1
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
2
Thunderbolt Ports
0

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Eric Grevstad | March 2022
"At $1,011, the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7 Pro is a real bargain among full-sized laptops, with a handsome 16-inch, 16:10 aspect ratio touch screen, a speedy CPU, a comfortable keyboard, ample memory, and a roomy solid-state drive. It's not a blazing gaming rig or mobile workstation, but it doesn't pretend to be. Its biggest negative is that it may be hard to find—during our review, it sold out and was marked "Temporarily Unavailable" on Lenovo's site."

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