Enriched with an artificial intelligence supposed to optimize its performance, the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 (82A3008YFR) is not an ultrabook like the others. In the service of mobility and productivity with its autonomy exceeding 10 hours, it can count on a state-of-the-art 11th gen Intel Core i7 Quad Core processor with Iris Xe graphics solution offering small in-game capacities, associated with 16 GB of RAM and fast 1TB SSD storage, key components for office and multimedia that will satisfy a large number of users. Add a quality Full HD IPS screen, a robust aluminum case, full connectivity with Thunderbolt 4, generous battery life, easy Windows Hello recognition and its introduction of the AI and you get a reliable and efficient companion for every day. On the other hand, it will be necessary to compose with a reflective glass screen.
Specifications for Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 (82A3008YFR)
|Screen (s)||14.0 “Full HD IPS LED multi-touch 300 nits 100% sRGB Glass (1920×1080, glossy)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-1165G7 Tiger Lake (2.8 GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM installed||16 GB LPDDR4X 3200 Mhz (soldered)|
|Graphic card||Intel Iris Xe Graphics|
|Storage||1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) 2 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI, microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6 ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via IR webcam|
|Audio system||2 2W Dolby Atmos speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64-bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||14 hours / Li-Polymer 60.7Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.36 Kg / 320 x 208 x 14.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 (82A30000FR)
Surrounded by aluminum , the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 (82A3008YFR) is above all sober, goes everywhere and robust with a high-end frosted finish. Its “Slate gray” color changes from gray or silver with a shade that draws towards deep blue. The surfaces are soft, smooth and matte and do not catch fingerprints for a simple look, without any flashy elements, ideal for slipping into a professional environment.
In terms of measurements, the 14 inch optimizes its format with 15 mm thickness for a frame of 320 x 208 mm around a borderless screen and 1.36 kg on the scale for this version with glass screen.
Moreover, the design element that steals the show from the chassis is probably the screen. Its bright IPS panel (300 nits) reveals a Full HD definition (1920 x 1080 px) which allows you to get the best out of High Definition content. A layer of glass is placed on the screen, bringing a little more sharpness to the content but with the appearance of reflections caused by the ambient light, a detail that could bother some. Interesting detail, the screen opens flat on 180 degrees to install it comfortably on the knee for example, or slide it under an external screen. The color coverage is also interesting with the entire sRGB space covered,
The connection is in the variety despite the small profile of the machine. Lenovo adds to its Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 an HD Infrared webcam with Windows Hello facial recognition and a long range microphone for the use of the Amazon Alexa and Windows Cortana assistants. No need for a fingerprint reader so the session opens on its own, without touching anything. Interfaces as such include two USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4 portsversatile and state-of-the-art (supports data transfer, Power Delivery 3.0 and DisplayPort 1.4 video streaming) as well as two standard USB 3.2 Gen1 ports. But that\\’s not all. A microSD card reader is also present, as is an HDMI output. It\\’s pretty generous compared to the competition now. Note also that Lenovo equips this model with Wifi 6 ax . Bluetooth 5.0 is of course on the menu.
To enrich the user experience, Lenovo leverages artificial intelligence . Step away from your computer and the video you are watching automatically pauses, transfer content from your screen to another monitor with just a turn of your head, and more. Lenovo\\’s AI should also facilitate authentication and translation while helping to extend battery life by optimizing performance based on usage patterns.
Performance, autonomy of Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 (82A3008YFR)
To power this Yoga Slim 7 14ITL05 (82A3008YFR), we find a Core i7-1165G7 processor11th generation. Known as Tiger Lake, this processor brings some interesting advancements, starting with a higher TDP. Thus, the Core i7-1165G7 of our MSI displays a TDP of 28W where its predecessors, the Core i7-1065G7 and the Core i7-10510U are satisfied with a TDP of 15W, and this despite the low consumption. This results from an increase in performance visible on advanced software (Lightroom, Capture One Pro, Davinci Resolve, 7Zip, etc.), a little less on basic daily tasks (Office, surfing the Web, streaming …) . We understand, these tasks in question are perfectly taken care of by Yoga, but in the case of missions involving only very few resources, the difference between the generations is not noticeable. In front,, an important total for multitasking which allows the coming years to come with confidence.
But the most interesting novelty of this 11th gen Tiger Lake lies above all in the new integrated graphics chip, the Iris Xe. Thanks to it, Intel is back in the race against AMD but also and above all against small NVIDIA graphics cards such as the GeForce MX250 or the GeForce MX350. The performances of the Iris Plus G7 of the Gen10 (Ice Lake) are exceeded by a good length. So, with the Iris Xe, you should be able to play many games at 1080p under good conditions and work on fairly graphics-intensive tasks (Lightroom) without delay. Another benefit of having a faster graphics chip integrated into the processor is that it simplifies the design of the ventilation system and therefore causes less noise and heat than in a configuration with a dedicated graphics card.
We should also mention the storage entrusted to a dedicated 1 TB SSD , a generous capacity even more commonly lent to hard drives and which allows large multimedia files to be stored without restrictions. The system gains there directly compared to a configuration with mechanical hard drive because of the speed of loading offered by the SSD. This type of storage ensures almost instantaneous switching on and off, transfers calculated in seconds or instantaneous software launches where mechanical support implied substantial latencies. Note also that the SSD is by nature more silent, robust and efficient than a hard drive.
Finally, a word on autonomy. Despite its small profile, Lenovo still managed to slide in a 60.7 Whr battery, allowing it to be self-sufficient for more than 10 hours . A force to carry it with you for a whole day. Plus, RapidCharge technology lets you power up to 80% of the battery\\’s capacity in just one hour.