Lenovo Yoga 7 16IRL8
Primary Camera: 2.1 MPix
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo Yoga 7 16IRL8
Most convertible laptops tend to be small to better accommodate tablet mode. However, some users may still prefer a larger touchscreen even if it means a heavier system. The 16-inch Lenovo Yoga 7 16 fulfills that niche quite well and at an affordable price, too.
Budget two-in-one shoppers will find much to like in the Yoga 7i 16, from its sturdy, all-metal chassis and roomy display to its peppy performance and long-lasting battery. We suggest choosing a model with a higher-resolution display, however, since it's a small price to pay for crisp text. We'd also recommend the impressively lightweight LG Gram 16 2-in-1 for anyone looking for a big-screen convertible. It's a little more money, but you get a better display and battery life that's just under 13 hours.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/25/2023
Rating: Total score: 77%
Source: On MSFT
At the end of the day, the 7i is barely considered a spec bump upgrade with performance remaining relatively similar to its previous model and only in certain situations, slightly better than some of its competitors. Lenovo skimped on screen specs to reach a price point many customers will appreciate in the midst of an inflationary economy. When compared to other devices in the same category, the 7i 16 tends to come in $200 to 300 dollars cheaper in most configurations and offer up a decently calibrated, and wide 16:10 aspect ratio screen that can double as consumption device on the go. If weight, and bleeding edge screen tech aren’t on your shopping bingo card, the Lenovo 7i 16 could serve as your next big screen workstation.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/15/2023
Source: Laptop Mag
The Lenovo Yoga 7i is a solid 2-in-1 laptop with leading productivity performance, swift SSD metrics and a killer speaker system wrapped up in a gorgeous but minimalistic aluminum exterior. With our model priced at $1,000, you won’t be disappointed by its capabilities. Decent performance tends to compromise power efficiency, but its satisfactory metrics failed to hinder its long-lasting battery life. But this otherwise impressive laptop suffers from an extraordinarily dismal display. I would have stepped away from our testing less critical if the screen was at an acceptable level of mediocrity, but it’s exceptionally colorless and its peak brightness won’t stand up against a sliver of sunlight. For a similar 16-inch 2-in-1 laptop with a superior display, we recommend the Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360. Otherwise, the Yoga 7i is a good pick for those willing to sacrifice color depth and brightness for a less expensive product.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/22/2023
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: PC Mag
We're fans of 14-inch and smaller convertibles, but 16-inch models are bound to be unwieldy, and not even Lenovo's unbeatable 2-in-1 expertise can change that. The Yoga 7i 16 Gen 8 fulfills its purpose with impressive material design, decent performance, and astounding battery life, However, we're not thrilled with its display or keyboard, and we're disappointed that Best Buy versions like ours don't come with a pen for sketching and scribbling on the big screen. It's certainly worth a look if you can't afford an HP Spectre x360 16, but the Yoga 7i 16 Gen 8 falls short of Editors' Choice consideration.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/22/2023
Rating: Total score: 60%
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Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i7-1355U: Alder Lake based mobile CPU with 2 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 12 threads that can be processed. The CPU clocks from 1.2 to 5 GHz. The TDP is specified at 15 Watt.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.» 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.
73.4%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
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