Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro 14IHU5
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Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro 14IHU5
The IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro is one of the few Ultrabook-size laptops with a Core H-series CPU instead of the usual Core-U series for more processing horsepower. However, it's the 90 Hz 1800p display that has us more impressed than the Core i7-11370H processor itself.
Source: Tom's Guide
With its beautiful display, pretty good battery life and decent performance, the Lenovo IdeaPad 7i Slim Pro is a pretty solid ultraportable for not a ton of money. It should serve you well as a daily driver for work if you can overlook the lack of port variety, awful webcam, and disappointing speaker performance. If you want something that may be able to provide you with a little more, you can always check out the Dell Inspiron 14, which has the added value of being a 2-in-1 so you can fold the keyboard around to turn it into a (bulky) tablet. If you don’t mind a smaller screen, the Dell XPS 13 is one of our favorite ultraportables, and if you don’t splurge for the (admittedly excellent) OLED display option you can get an XPS 13 for roughly the same price as Lenovo’s IdeaPad 7i Slim Pro.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/23/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: PC Mag
Among Lenovo's multiple laptop brands, the IdeaPad family is decidedly the one designed for consumers: people who want decent performance at a reasonable price. Consider, then, this laptop a paragon for the pickier members of that crowd. With a 14-inch touch-enabled display, a comfortable keyboard, an Evo-certified Intel Core i7 11th Generation CPU, and the latest Windows 11 operating system, the IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro ultraportable ($1,199 as tested) is a slick mainstream machine at a bit of a premium price, and quite capable for everyday tasks. It's got the looks, and the performance; what it doesn't, and what holds it back from higher honors, is battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/11/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: XDA Developers
The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro is a really good laptop that has a mix of pros and cons. Mostly, the display is beautiful. It’s high-resolution and high refresh rate. I assume that we’ll see more high refresh rate screens in the world of Windows, but for now, it’s pretty rare. At the least, it’s worth checking out; I think you’ll be surprised at how much you like it. It does have its share of shortcomings though. The high resolution and refresh rate does affect the battery, and combined with the 35W processor, you’ll want to have the charger with you. It’s also got a 720p webcam, which is unacceptable in the age of working from home. But the overall experience is just so good. It’s got a phenomenal keyboard, a beautiful display, solid build quality, and proper ports. With the 35W processor, you can connect an external GPU without feeling a lag in CPU performance. It’s pretty great.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/20/2021
Source: Mobile Tech Review
The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro is a 14” Ultrabook with a more powerful CPU and a better than average 16:10 aspect ratio 90Hz high res touch screen compared to competitors in its sub- $1,000 price class. The clamshell Windows 11 laptop has Intel Core i5 and i7 35 watt 11th gen CPUs instead of the usual lower power U series processors, and Intel Iris Xe graphics. The laptop has 16GB RAM, a 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, USB-A and a Windows Hello IR camera with presence detection to automatically lock and unlock Windows. The 2880 x 1800 display, aluminum case with 1 finger opening and an ample battery round out the features.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/26/2021
Source: Digital Trends
The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro is positioned as a midrange laptop, but priced like a premium machine, and fortunately, it lives up to the latter. Its build quality is slightly lacking and its battery life is mediocre, but its performance is solid and its display is excellent for the class of machine. It’s a good-looking laptop that’s reasonably sized and attractive, if simply designed. The extra features, such as the user presence detection technology, are welcome additions that add value. The IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro is a solid addition to the 14-inch clamshell market and carves out a healthy niche for itself thanks to its superior display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/03/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G4 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 96 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model. The Tiger Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm+ process at Intel.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i7-11370H: Tiger Lake (H35 series) based high end quad-core SoC for thin and light gaming laptops and workstations. The four CPU cores clock with 3 - 3.3 GHz base clock (28 - 35 W TDP) and up to 4.8 GHz Boost clock. The integrated G7 Iris Xe GPU offers 96 cores at 400 - 1350 MHz.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.
In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.
In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.
76.73%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.