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Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14 laptop review - With Nvidia GPU against AMD

With i7 and MX350 against AMD Ryzen. The Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 is available in a 14-inch version with both AMD and Intel processors. In this test, we want to find out whether the Intel model with the dedicated GPU from Nvidia is the better choice, or whether it's better to go for a Ryzen processor.
Andreas Osthoff, 👁 Andreas Osthoff (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain),

We already reviewed the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14 with a current Ryzen 4800U processor from AMD, but there's also a model with a combination of an Intel CPU and a dedicated Nvidia GPU. This is the Yoga Slim 7 14IIL05 and is equipped with the Intel Core i7-1065G7, the GeForce MX350, 8 GB of RAM, and a 512 GB NVMe SSD. The Intel model is a bit more expensive in terms of price, but the AMD models are hardly available at the time. We now want to clarify what differences there really are in everyday life apart from the price. Since the Ryzen 7 4800U has been very hard to get so far, we will also compare the CPU and GPU performance with the Ryzen 7 4700U, which is also available for the Yoga Slim 7.

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05 (Yoga Slim Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-1065G7 4 x 1.3 - 3.9 GHz, Ice Lake U
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce MX350 - 2048 MB, Core: 1468 MHz, Memory: 1752 MHz, GDDR5
Memory
16384 MB 
, LPDDR4X 3200, dual-channel, on board
Display
14.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, N140HCG-EQ1, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel 495 (Ice Lake-U PCH-LP Premium)
Storage
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G, 512 GB 
, 512 GB SSD, 431 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Ice Lake-U/Y PCH-LP cAVS
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm, Card Reader: microSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 14.9 x 320 x 208 ( = 0.59 x 12.6 x 8.19 in)
Battery
61 Wh, 3840 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 95-watt PSU, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.437 kg ( = 50.69 oz / 3.17 pounds), Power Supply: 427 g ( = 15.06 oz / 0.94 pounds)
Price
1,100 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
84 %
10/2020
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
i7-1065G7, GeForce MX350
1.4 kg14.9 mm14.00"1920x1080
85 %
08/2020
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
R7 4800U, Vega 8 R4000
1.4 kg14.9 mm14.00"1920x1080
82 %
09/2020
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
i7-8565U, GeForce MX250
1.3 kg16.9 mm14.00"1920x1080
81 %
08/2020
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
R7 4700U, Vega 7
1.6 kg18.2 mm14.00"1920x1080
87 %
06/2020
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
R7 4700U, Vega 7
1.2 kg16.55 mm14.00"1920x1080

Case - Intel and AMD identical

Besides the manufacturer stickers on the palm rest, the case doesn't differ from the Yoga Slim 7 14 with the AMD processor (reviewed here). There's also only a marginal difference in weight, but you won't notice it even if you compare them directly. The only visible difference is the power adapter, because the power consumption increases due to the additional Nvidia GPU, and you get a 50-gram heavier 95-watt power adapter instead of the 65-watt model.

Size comparison

324 mm / 12.8 inch 220 mm / 8.66 inch 18.2 mm / 0.717 inch 1.6 kg3.44 lbs323.4 mm / 12.7 inch 218.9 mm / 8.62 inch 16.55 mm / 0.652 inch 1.2 kg2.65 lbs319 mm / 12.6 inch 199 mm / 7.83 inch 16.9 mm / 0.665 inch 1.3 kg2.9 lbs320 mm / 12.6 inch 208 mm / 8.19 inch 14.9 mm / 0.587 inch 1.4 kg3.17 lbs

Connectivity - Intel version with Thunderbolt 3

When it comes to the ports, the Intel model of the Yoga Slim 7 14 has a big advantage, as one of the two USB-C ports supports Thunderbolt 3. The Intel model also offers an HDMI 2.0b output, so that 4K monitors can be run at 60 Hz.

Left: USB-C (Power Delivery), HDMI 2.0b, USB-C with Thunderbolt 3, 3.5 mm audio
Left: USB-C (Power Delivery), HDMI 2.0b, USB-C with Thunderbolt 3, 3.5 mm audio
Right: microSD reader, 2x USB-A 3.1 Gen 1 (1x powered), power button
Right: microSD reader, 2x USB-A 3.1 Gen 1 (1x powered), power button
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Average of class Multimedia
  (11.2 - 222, n=212)
62.1 MB/s ∼100% +119%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
36.3 MB/s ∼58% +28%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
36.3 MB/s ∼58% +28%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
28.4 MB/s ∼46%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
23.33 MB/s ∼38% -18%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Average of class Multimedia
  (10.2 - 253, n=208)
76.9 MB/s ∼100% +142%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
37.8 MB/s ∼49% +19%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
37.2 MB/s ∼48% +17%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
31.8 MB/s ∼41%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
29.45 MB/s ∼38% -7%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1387 (1273min - 1643max) MBit/s ∼100%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1343 (1313min - 1380max) MBit/s ∼97% -3%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (289 - 1722, n=121)
1220 MBit/s ∼88% -12%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
1182 (1103min - 1261max) MBit/s ∼85% -15%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
904 (879min - 923max) MBit/s ∼65% -35%
Average of class Multimedia
  (44 - 1490, n=183)
606 MBit/s ∼44% -56%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
588 (456min - 634max) MBit/s ∼42% -58%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1461 (1327min - 1616max) MBit/s ∼100% +20%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1217 (984min - 1297max) MBit/s ∼83%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=121)
1082 MBit/s ∼74% -11%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
660 (642min - 680max) MBit/s ∼45% -46%
Average of class Multimedia
  (46.1 - 1563, n=182)
570 MBit/s ∼39% -53%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
532 (439min - 562max) MBit/s ∼36% -56%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
430 (364min - 477max) MBit/s ∼29% -65%
ColorChecker
5.6 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
6 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
9 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
1 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
2.2 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
1.8 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05: 7.21 ∆E min: 0.97 - max: 14.32 ∆E

Display - Yoga with reflective 1080p panel

As with the AMD model, a matte Full HD display is built in, but this is a panel from another supplier. As with the ThinkPad models, Lenovo also uses different suppliers for the Yoga. On our current test device, however, the reflective display is significantly dimmer at around 290 cd/m², which is particularly noticeable in bright rooms and, of course, outdoors as well. Nonetheless, the subjective impression left by the display is good and benefits from the very low black value, which is why the contrast ratio is also excellent at 1,700:1. 

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid
Slight screen bleeding at the edges
Slight screen bleeding at the edges
277
cd/m²
294
cd/m²
291
cd/m²
283
cd/m²
289
cd/m²
296
cd/m²
273
cd/m²
278
cd/m²
292
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
N140HCG-EQ1
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 296 cd/m² Average: 285.9 cd/m² Minimum: 6.6 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 92 %
Center on Battery: 289 cd/m²
Contrast: 1700:1 (Black: 0.17 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.5 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.7, calibrated: 0.6
ΔE Greyscale 3.4 | 0.64-98 Ø5.9
98.9% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 62.6% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 1.98
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
N140HCG-EQ1, , 1920x1080, 14.00
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AU Optronics B140HAN06.8, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
AU Optronics B140HAN03.2, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
BOE NV140FHM-N49, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AU Optronics B140HAN04.0, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Response Times
14%
23%
22%
25%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
51.2 (22, 29.2)
45.6 (23.6, 22)
11%
37.6 (19.6, 18)
27%
36.4 (18.8, 17.6)
29%
41 (19, 22)
20%
Response Time Black / White *
35.2 (17.2, 18)
29.6 (14.8, 14.8)
16%
28.8 (18, 10.8)
18%
30.4 (18.8, 11.6)
14%
25 (14, 11)
29%
PWM Frequency
Screen
-33%
-71%
-120%
-119%
Brightness middle
289
399.6
38%
355.8
23%
272.5
-6%
269
-7%
Brightness
286
385
35%
341
19%
260
-9%
244
-15%
Brightness Distribution
92
89
-3%
88
-4%
88
-4%
83
-10%
Black Level *
0.17
0.37
-118%
0.38
-124%
0.42
-147%
0.23
-35%
Contrast
1700
1080
-36%
936
-45%
649
-62%
1170
-31%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.5
3.2
-28%
4.47
-79%
4.65
-86%
4.94
-98%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
4.7
6.44
-37%
9.12
-94%
17.78
-278%
20.37
-333%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
0.6
1.73
-188%
2.89
-382%
4.34
-623%
5.03
-738%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.4
4.7
-38%
6.2
-82%
4.4
-29%
1.71
50%
Gamma
1.98 111%
2.21 100%
2.27 97%
2.2 100%
2.52 87%
CCT
7005 93%
7184 90%
8072 81%
6984 93%
6535 99%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
62.6
66.3
6%
59.3
-5%
38.4
-39%
35
-44%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
98.9
99.5
1%
91.6
-7%
59.8
-40%
56
-43%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-10% / -26%
-24% / -57%
-49% / -98%
-47% / -97%

* ... smaller is better

For the display measurements, we use the professional CalMAN software together with the X-Rite i2 Pro 2 spectrophotometer. Out of the box, there's a slight blue tint in the grayscales in combination with a color temperature that is a bit too cool. Otherwise, the deviations are not particularly high and only individual values are above the important limit of 3.

CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)

With our calibration (the profile is available above to download freely), we can make use of the panel's full potential and correct the color tint. In addition, all color deviations are also below 3. Together with the almost complete sRGB coverage, the Yoga Slim 7 is, therefore, also suitable for editing images and videos.

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
35.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 17.2 ms rise
↘ 18 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 91 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
51.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 22 ms rise
↘ 29.2 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 85 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.6 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9668 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The reflective display is problematic outdoors, and you must try to avoid reflections from light sources or bright objects. However, working comfortably is only possible in the shade. But there is no criticism when it comes to the viewing-angle stability of the IPS panel.

In the sun
In the sun
In the sun
In the sun
Viewing-angle stability
Viewing-angle stability

Performance - Yoga Slim 7 with Intel and Nvidia

Processor - Intel is clearly outperformed

Our test device contains the Intel Core i7-1065G7 quad-core processor; its Ice Lake architecture is manufactured in a 10 nm process. Its four cores (eight threads) run at a maximum of 3.5 GHz (1 and 2 cores at a maximum of 3.9 GHz). The cooling of the Yoga Slim 7 also handles the processor quite well and allows a prolonged power consumption of about 28 watts (31 watts for a short time), which is sufficient for 4x 2.9 GHz. 

In terms of single-core performance, the opponents are still almost on par, but when it comes to the usage of all cores, the Intel CPU doesn't stand a chance against the new AMD Ryzen chips; it's outperformed by both the Ryzen 7 4800U as well as the more widespread Ryzen 7 4700U.

CPU performance is practically identical on battery power.

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Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05 Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Core i7-1065G7: Ø700 (692.03-734.34)
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE AMD Ryzen 7 4800U, AMD Ryzen 7 4800U: Ø1238 (1192.82-1622.45)
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77 Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel Core i7-8565U: Ø547 (525.27-680.19)
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U: Ø996 (803.97-1049.04)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U: Ø932 (907.83-1035.01)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Single Core) | CPU (Multi Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit | CPU Multi 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
474 Points ∼100% +3%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
466 Points ∼98% +1%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
461 Points ∼97% 0%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
Intel Core i7-1065G7
460 Points ∼97%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
Intel Core i7-8565U
446 Points ∼94% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (358 - 474, n=28)
440 Points ∼93% -4%
Average of class Multimedia
  (62.6 - 543, n=61)
414 Points ∼87% -10%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
3213 Points ∼100% +86%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
2829 Points ∼88% +64%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
2401 Points ∼75% +39%
Average of class Multimedia
  (148 - 4094, n=62)
1942 Points ∼60% +13%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1724 Points ∼54%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (1081 - 2024, n=28)
1524 Points ∼47% -12%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
Intel Core i7-8565U
1394 Points ∼43% -19%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
Intel Core i7-1065G7
184 Points ∼100%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
182 Points ∼99% -1%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
180 Points ∼98% -2%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
180 Points ∼98% -2%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
Intel Core i7-8565U
178 Points ∼97% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (141 - 190, n=32)
175 Points ∼95% -5%
Average of class Multimedia
  (36 - 214, n=420)
134 Points ∼73% -27%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
1568 Points ∼100% +114%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
1049 (803.97min - 1049.04max) Points ∼67% +43%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
1035 Points ∼66% +41%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
Intel Core i7-1065G7
734 (692.03min - 734.34max) Points ∼47%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
Intel Core i7-8565U
680.19 (525.27min - 680.19max) Points ∼43% -7%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (288 - 836, n=33)
652 Points ∼42% -11%
Average of class Multimedia
  (72.4 - 1815, n=440)
543 Points ∼35% -26%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Average of class Multimedia
  (279 - 8394, n=48)
972 Seconds * ∼100% -44%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (675 - 1650, n=20)
889 Seconds * ∼91% -32%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
Intel Core i7-8565U
766.2 Seconds * ∼79% -14%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
Intel Core i7-1065G7
675 Seconds * ∼69%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
523.9 Seconds * ∼54% +22%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
447 Seconds * ∼46% +34%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
322 Seconds * ∼33% +52%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
4436 MIPS ∼100% 0%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4422 MIPS ∼100%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
4422 MIPS ∼100% 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1445 - 5335, n=44)
4415 MIPS ∼100% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (3948 - 4589, n=21)
4337 MIPS ∼98% -2%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
4292 MIPS ∼97% -3%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
Intel Core i7-8565U
3755 MIPS ∼85% -15%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
44804 MIPS ∼100% +128%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
31114 MIPS ∼69% +58%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
26652 MIPS ∼59% +36%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2537 - 47797, n=44)
24058 MIPS ∼54% +23%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
Intel Core i7-1065G7
19632 MIPS ∼44%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (10406 - 22898, n=21)
17175 MIPS ∼38% -13%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
Intel Core i7-8565U
16748 MIPS ∼37% -15%
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1337 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (948 - 1348, n=16)
1288 Points ∼96% -4%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
Intel Core i7-8565U
1163 Points ∼87% -13%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
1157 Points ∼87% -13%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
1154 Points ∼86% -14%
Average of class Multimedia
  (207 - 1523, n=33)
1125 Points ∼84% -16%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
1101 Points ∼82% -18%
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
6950 Points ∼100% +54%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
5443 Points ∼78% +21%
Average of class Multimedia
  (392 - 8053, n=33)
4807 Points ∼69% +7%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
4792 Points ∼69% +6%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4503 Points ∼65%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (2464 - 4855, n=16)
4315 Points ∼62% -4%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
Intel Core i7-8565U
2839 Points ∼41% -37%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
10.768 fps ∼100% +87%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
8.81 fps ∼82% +53%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
7.81 fps ∼73% +36%
Average of class Multimedia
  (0.46 - 11.1, n=46)
6.14 fps ∼57% +7%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
Intel Core i7-1065G7
5.75 fps ∼53%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
Intel Core i7-8565U
4.82 fps ∼45% -16%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (2.2 - 6.38, n=19)
4.56 fps ∼42% -21%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
Intel Core i7-8565U
69.6 s ∼100% +25%
Average of class Multimedia
  (16.5 - 137, n=32)
61.6 s ∼89% +10%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
59.83 s ∼86% +7%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (46.9 - 85.3, n=16)
59.8 s ∼86% +7%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
57.8 s ∼83% +4%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
57 s ∼82% +2%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
Intel Core i7-1065G7
55.8 s ∼80%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
Intel Core i7-8565U
0.851 sec * ∼100% -27%
Average of class Multimedia
  (0.58 - 2.86, n=35)
0.772 sec * ∼91% -15%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (0.661 - 0.798, n=15)
0.704 sec * ∼83% -5%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
Intel Core i7-1065G7
0.671 sec * ∼79%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
0.629 sec * ∼74% +6%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
0.613 sec * ∼72% +9%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
0.611 sec * ∼72% +9%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
734 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
101 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
184 Points
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System performance

The combination of a modern quad-core processor and fast NVMe SSD makes the Yoga Slim 7 a highly responsive system. Input is implemented without delay, and we didn't detect any problems during testing. The device performs averagely in the synthetic benchmarks, but there are no problems here either.

PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
Vega 8 R4000, R7 4800U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
5758 Points ∼100% +65%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
5161 Points ∼90% +48%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
4709 Points ∼82% +35%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1001 - 9234, n=145)
3883 Points ∼67% +12%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
GeForce MX250, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3510 Points ∼61% +1%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
GeForce MX350, i7-1065G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
3480 Points ∼60%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
 
3480 Points ∼60% 0%
Productivity
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
7945 Points ∼100% +8%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
Vega 8 R4000, R7 4800U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
7631 Points ∼96% +4%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
GeForce MX350, i7-1065G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
7347 Points ∼92%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
 
7347 Points ∼92% 0%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
7273 Points ∼92% -1%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
GeForce MX250, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
6956 Points ∼88% -5%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1407 - 8339, n=146)
6443 Points ∼81% -12%
Essentials
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
Vega 8 R4000, R7 4800U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
9637 Points ∼100% +10%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
9385 Points ∼97% +7%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
9244 Points ∼96% +6%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
GeForce MX350, i7-1065G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
8749 Points ∼91%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
 
8749 Points ∼91% 0%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
GeForce MX250, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
8248 Points ∼86% -6%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2891 - 10539, n=146)
7931 Points ∼82% -9%
Score
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
Vega 8 R4000, R7 4800U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
5383 Points ∼100% +24%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
5214 Points ∼97% +20%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
4886 Points ∼91% +12%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
GeForce MX350, i7-1065G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
4352 Points ∼81%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
 
4352 Points ∼81% 0%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
GeForce MX250, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
4202 Points ∼78% -3%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1144 - 6514, n=147)
4148 Points ∼77% -5%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
Vega 8 R4000, R7 4800U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
5661 Points ∼100% +3%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
GeForce MX350, i7-1065G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
5488 Points ∼97%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
 
5488 Points ∼97% 0%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
5361 Points ∼95% -2%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
5260 Points ∼93% -4%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
GeForce MX250, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
4844 Points ∼86% -12%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2213 - 5661, n=317)
4358 Points ∼77% -21%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
Vega 8 R4000, R7 4800U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4657 Points ∼100% +3%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
GeForce MX350, i7-1065G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
4523 Points ∼97%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
 
4523 Points ∼97% 0%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
4208 Points ∼90% -7%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
4191 Points ∼90% -7%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
GeForce MX250, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3578 Points ∼77% -21%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1371 - 4900, n=338)
3417 Points ∼73% -24%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4523 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
6109 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5488 points
PCMark 10 Score
4352 points
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DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
Vega 8 R4000, R7 4800U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
2163.7 μs * ∼100% -273%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
GeForce MX250, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
1985 μs * ∼92% -242%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
1086.5 μs * ∼50% -87%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
588.6 μs * ∼27% -1%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
GeForce MX350, i7-1065G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
580.5 μs * ∼27%

* ... smaller is better

Storage - NVMe SSD from WD

Lenovo has installed an M.2 2280 NVMe SSD that is connected via a PCIe interface and can also be replaced. Lenovo relies on various suppliers for this. The SSD comes from Western Digital (SN730) in our test device, and it offers a capacity of 512 GB. 431 GB is still available to the user out of this after the initial start-up. If you want to expand the storage space, a free M.2 2242 slot is also available.

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
Average WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
18%
-25%
-21%
-20%
0%
Write 4K
137.02
146.1
7%
134.2
-2%
121.2
-12%
98.85
-28%
151 (107 - 208, n=11)
10%
Read 4K
48.71
47.18
-3%
45.41
-7%
49.91
2%
32.44
-33%
47.4 (41.5 - 53.7, n=11)
-3%
Write Seq
1785.4
2896
62%
1080
-40%
1090
-39%
1582
-11%
1944 (1025 - 2707, n=11)
9%
Read Seq
2057.36
2754
34%
1168
-43%
1533
-25%
1471
-29%
2001 (1356 - 2517, n=11)
-3%
Write 4K Q32T1
436.94
425.8
-3%
412.5
-6%
393.3
-10%
375.4
-14%
389 (237 - 490, n=11)
-11%
Read 4K Q32T1
388.95
513.8
32%
357.2
-8%
406
4%
491.9
26%
440 (333 - 600, n=11)
13%
Write Seq Q32T1
2707.5
2989
10%
1457
-46%
1225
-55%
1574
-42%
2411 (1087 - 2708, n=11)
-11%
Read Seq Q32T1
3425.9
3568
4%
1710
-50%
2277
-34%
2329
-32%
3325 (2871 - 3426, n=11)
-3%
AS SSD
19%
-33%
-36%
-36%
6%
Copy Game MB/s
1151.06
1328.91
15%
1016.87
-12%
828.68
-28%
620.55
-46%
1156 (620 - 1683, n=7)
0%
Copy Program MB/s
567.53
550.02
-3%
416.96
-27%
374.34
-34%
356.5
-37%
564 (266 - 733, n=7)
-1%
Copy ISO MB/s
1625.88
1587.84
-2%
1287.09
-21%
1211.69
-25%
974.48
-40%
1697 (433 - 3092, n=7)
4%
Score Total
3073
5133
67%
2387
-22%
2474
-19%
1552
-49%
3744 (2834 - 5376, n=11)
22%
Score Write
1402
2361
68%
926
-34%
947
-32%
533
-62%
1634 (1173 - 2721, n=11)
17%
Score Read
1151
1802
57%
971
-16%
1022
-11%
682
-41%
1411 (895 - 1787, n=11)
23%
Access Time Write *
0.028
0.087
-211%
0.077
-175%
0.084
-200%
0.034
-21%
0.0424 (0.023 - 0.076, n=11)
-51%
Access Time Read *
0.058
0.049
16%
0.059
-2%
0.081
-40%
0.0747 (0.05 - 0.116, n=11)
-29%
4K-64 Write
1137.58
1985.83
75%
708.79
-38%
734.26
-35%
262.07
-77%
1308 (938 - 2346, n=11)
15%
4K-64 Read
834.76
1576.44
89%
814.78
-2%
834.67
0%
454.71
-46%
1120 (615 - 1459, n=11)
34%
4K Write
154.09
128.6
-17%
130.63
-15%
134.63
-13%
116.61
-24%
136 (96.9 - 167, n=11)
-12%
4K Read
46.41
59.49
28%
39.06
-16%
48.08
4%
31.56
-32%
44 (34.7 - 49.5, n=11)
-5%
Seq Write
1104
2463.95
123%
868.27
-21%
782.95
-29%
1547.44
40%
1893 (993 - 2479, n=11)
71%
Seq Read
2703
1657.77
-39%
1170.5
-57%
1396.78
-48%
1960.06
-27%
2468 (1786 - 2912, n=11)
-9%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
19% / 19%
-29% / -30%
-29% / -31%
-28% / -30%
3% / 4%

* ... smaller is better

WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3425.9 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 2707.5 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 388.95 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 436.94 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 2057.36 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 1785.4 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 48.71 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 137.02 MB/s

Continuous load read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Graphics card - Intel Iris and Nvidia MX350

GPU-Z Nvidia MX350
GPU-Z Nvidia MX350
GPU-Z Intel Iris
GPU-Z Intel Iris

In everyday use, the integrated Iris Plus Graphics G7 takes care of graphics output. Thanks to the powerful video decoder, the reproduction of high-resolution videos is no problem. If you need more performance, for example when playing games, the system automatically switches to the dedicated Nvidia GeForce MX350.

The comparison with the new integrated GPUs from AMD is especially interesting here. In comparison with the RX Vega 8, the dedicated MX350 can only narrowly assert itself in the synthetic benchmarks, and it leads by only about 10-15%. In comparison with the RX Vega 7 of the Ryzen 7 4700, the lead of 26-47% is much larger in contrast. In addition, the performance yield of the MX350 is very good since it's just above the average values that we have for this GPU in our database.

The GPU's performance remains stable even under prolonged load, because the Yoga Slim 7 passes the demanding Time Spy stress test without any problems at 99%. GPU performance drops by about 15% on battery power.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i7-1065G7
6232 Points ∼100%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
6085 Points ∼98% -2%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (5191 - 6448, n=5)
6031 Points ∼97% -3%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
4990 Points ∼80% -20%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
4927 Points ∼79% -21%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-8565U
3585 Points ∼58% -42%
Average of class Multimedia
  (352 - 26292, n=681)
3321 Points ∼53% -47%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average of class Multimedia
  (142 - 7372, n=101)
1712 Points ∼100% +29%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i7-1065G7
1326 Points ∼77%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
1173 Points ∼69% -12%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (405 - 1370, n=4)
1111 Points ∼65% -16%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
973 Points ∼57% -27%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
903 Points ∼53% -32%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-8565U
886 Points ∼52% -33%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (4311 - 4457, n=5)
4371 Points ∼100% +1%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i7-1065G7
4332 Points ∼99%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
3938 Points ∼90% -9%
Average of class Multimedia
  (337 - 19655, n=460)
3199 Points ∼73% -26%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
3134 Points ∼72% -28%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
3036 Points ∼69% -30%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-8565U
2945 Points ∼67% -32%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
27160 Points ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (24723 - 24744, n=2)
24734 Points ∼91%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
22895 Points ∼84%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
21630 Points ∼80%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-8565U
20445 Points ∼75%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2468 - 87836, n=452)
17980 Points ∼66%
3DMark 11 Performance
6362 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
82346 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
3909 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
1469 points
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Gaming performance

When it comes to actual gaming performance, the dedicated GeForce GPU can stand out a bit more and is, therefore, better suited for gaming. Overall, however, we're still dealing with a low mid-range graphics card here, so that only medium details are often possible with more demanding titles. Only older or less complex titles can be played at high details without problems.

The Witcher 3
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Average of class Multimedia
  (2.9 - 80.8, n=130)
21.7 fps ∼100% +37%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
15.8 (14min, 14P1 - 17max) fps ∼73%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
14.9 fps ∼69% -6%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (10.1 - 16.4, n=4)
14.1 fps ∼65% -11%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
13.2 (12min - 15max) fps ∼61% -16%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
10.7 fps ∼49% -32%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
10.3 (7min - 13max) fps ∼47% -35%
1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
Average of class Multimedia
  (3.8 - 138, n=140)
33.2 fps ∼100% +21%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
27.4 fps ∼83%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (20.6 - 27.8, n=4)
25.8 fps ∼78% -6%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
23.1 fps ∼70% -16%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
20.2 (17min - 22max) fps ∼61% -26%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
19.4 (16min - 24max) fps ∼58% -29%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
16.5 fps ∼50% -40%
1366x768 Medium Graphics & Postprocessing
Average of class Multimedia
  (5.2 - 210, n=133)
50.6 fps ∼100% +9%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
46.5 fps ∼92%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (35.2 - 47.2, n=4)
43.8 fps ∼87% -6%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
38.6 (37min - 43max) fps ∼76% -17%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
33.5 fps ∼66% -28%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
33 (30min - 36max) fps ∼65% -29%
Dota 2 Reborn
1920x1080 ultra (3/3) best looking
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
76.9 (66.4min) fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (52.3 - 76.9, n=5)
71 fps ∼92% -8%
Average of class Multimedia
  (13.9 - 125, n=71)
62.5 fps ∼81% -19%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
54.1 (46.7min) fps ∼70% -30%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
52.5 (47.3min) fps ∼68% -32%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
44.1 (39min) fps ∼57% -43%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
41.5 (32.7min) fps ∼54% -46%
1920x1080 high (2/3)
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
84.8 (76.4min) fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (64.1 - 84.8, n=5)
79.5 fps ∼94% -6%
Average of class Multimedia
  (12.8 - 139, n=72)
65.3 fps ∼77% -23%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
61.3 (54.4min) fps ∼72% -28%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
56 (50.6min) fps ∼66% -34%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
46.4 (41.6min) fps ∼55% -45%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
44.5 (36.7min) fps ∼52% -48%
1366x768 med (1/3)
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
112 (98min) fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (93.8 - 112, n=5)
103 fps ∼92% -8%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
88.6 (77.1min) fps ∼79% -21%
Average of class Multimedia
  (17.3 - 141, n=72)
86.1 fps ∼77% -23%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
82.3 (74.1min) fps ∼73% -27%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
72.8 (61min) fps ∼65% -35%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
70.3 (61.6min) fps ∼63% -37%
F1 2019
1920x1080 Ultra High Preset AA:T AF:16x
Average of class Multimedia
  (12 - 76, n=12)
33.3 fps ∼100% +7%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
31 fps ∼93%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
28 fps ∼84% -10%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (17 - 33, n=3)
27 fps ∼81% -13%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
23 fps ∼69% -26%
1920x1080 High Preset AA:T AF:16x
Average of class Multimedia
  (18 - 97, n=13)
44 fps ∼100% +19%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
37 fps ∼84%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (28 - 39, n=3)
34.7 fps ∼79% -6%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
32 fps ∼73% -14%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
25 fps ∼57% -32%
1920x1080 Medium Preset AA:T AF:16x
Average of class Multimedia
  (21 - 105, n=13)
52.1 fps ∼100% +6%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
49 fps ∼94%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  (38 - 49, n=3)
45.3 fps ∼87% -8%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
36 fps ∼69% -27%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
28 fps ∼54% -43%

Our The Witcher 3 test confirms the results of the 3DMark stress test, since performance remains stable here too. Consequently, you don't have to expect performance drops while gaming.

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Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05 GeForce MX350, i7-1065G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G: Ø15.8 (14-17)
low med. high ultra4K
The Witcher 3 (2015) 80.3 46.5 27.4 15.8 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 116 112 84.8 76.9 29.7 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 77.8 65.1 59.1 29.4 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 59 30 25 21 fps
F1 2019 (2019) 110 49 37 31 fps

Emissions - The Yoga gets quite loud

Noise emissions

The fan is usually very quiet or disabled for simple tasks. But as soon as you put load either on the CPU or the GPU, it immediately jumps to the maximum level and also becomes very clearly audible at 41.5 dB(A); as a result, it's one step away from becoming annoying. Considering performance in particular, we would've expected a better result here. The AMD version of the Yoga Slim 7 has a clear advantage here too. At least we couldn't hear any coil whine.

Noise Level

Idle
29.3 / 29.3 / 30.5 dB(A)
Load
41.5 / 41.5 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM-1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 29.3 dB(A)
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
GeForce MX350, i7-1065G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
Vega 8 R4000, R7 4800U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
GeForce MX250, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
Noise
13%
6%
7%
4%
off / environment *
29.3
26.3
10%
26.2
11%
27.1
8%
31.2
-6%
Idle Minimum *
29.3
26.5
10%
26.2
11%
27.1
8%
31.2
-6%
Idle Average *
29.3
26.5
10%
27.2
7%
27.1
8%
31.2
-6%
Idle Maximum *
30.5
26.5
13%
27.2
11%
27.1
11%
31.2
-2%
Load Average *
41.5
31.8
23%
41.5
-0%
35
16%
33.8
19%
Witcher 3 ultra *
41.5
35.9
13%
39.7
4%
41.3
-0%
36.3
13%
Load Maximum *
41.5
35.9
13%
41.1
1%
41.3
-0%
33.5
19%

* ... smaller is better

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2031.729.732.430.931.4252826.828.626.725.63126.929.632.826.327.84027.228.931.226.726.15026.128.931.327.826.46324.525.729.624.1248024.524.528.423.723.410025.12428.223.423.312523.421.82622.723.216022.422.324.523.323.320023.32223.121.9222502323.524.222.322.83152121.523.221.221.940020.820.623.820.52150021.220.626.819.621.26302120.226.71920.280020.92026.318.419.2100020.919.227.91818.7125021.419.129.917.518.5160022.419.63216.717.9200021.618.730.916.717.4250022.118.532.71616.7315019.317.53115.916.6400018.316.331.615.816.2500016.61628.715.615.9630016.115.921.615.815.9800015.915.819.115.615.81000015.615.716.715.615.51250015.515.515.715.415.61600015.315.215.515.215.2SPL32.330.541.529.329.9N1.61.43.51.21.3median 21median 19.2median 26.3median 17.5median 18.5Delta2.42.73.52.42.9hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseLenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05

Temperature

Stress test
Stress test

The Intel model clearly has the disadvantage when it comes to surface temperatures too; the additional dedicated graphics card is simply an additional processor that needs to be cooled. As a result, we register over 45 °C (~113 °F) at several measuring points under load, both at the top and bottom. 

During the stress test, the graphics card's clock speed drops from just under 1,600 to 1,350 MHz, but the CPU cores undergo a sharper decline from 2.4-2.5 GHz to 1.4-1.5 GHz (14 watts). But there are no limitations after the stress test.

Max. Load
 45.6 °C
114 F
47 °C
117 F
46.9 °C
116 F
 
 40 °C
104 F
45.1 °C
113 F
39.2 °C
103 F
 
 30.5 °C
87 F
32.3 °C
90 F
29.1 °C
84 F
 
Maximum: 47 °C = 117 F
Average: 39.5 °C = 103 F
53 °C
127 F
56.3 °C
133 F
46.9 °C
116 F
38 °C
100 F
45.2 °C
113 F
39.1 °C
102 F
31.5 °C
89 F
34.9 °C
95 F
34.2 °C
94 F
Maximum: 56.3 °C = 133 F
Average: 42.1 °C = 108 F
Power Supply (max.)  46.2 °C = 115 F | Room Temperature 22.1 °C = 72 F | Voltcraft IR-900
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 39.5 °C / 103 F, compared to the average of 31 °C / 88 F for the devices in the class Multimedia.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 47 °C / 117 F, compared to the average of 36.6 °C / 98 F, ranging from 21.1 to 71 °C for the class Multimedia.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 56.3 °C / 133 F, compared to the average of 38.9 °C / 102 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.8 °C / 78 F, compared to the device average of 31 °C / 88 F.
(±) Playing The Witcher 3, the average temperature for the upper side is 36 °C / 97 F, compared to the device average of 31 °C / 88 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are reaching skin temperature as a maximum (32.3 °C / 90.1 F) and are therefore not hot.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 29 °C / 84.2 F (-3.3 °C / -5.9 F).

Speakers

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2030.931.82526.728.13126.328.34026.726.65027.826.96324.127.48023.729.310023.433.512522.738.316023.347.620021.951.225022.353.831521.254.340020.556.250019.661.46301960.580018.463.310001866.7125017.565.2160016.763.5200016.765.125001666.3315015.962.6400015.860.1500015.663630015.857.8800015.654.81000015.654.51250015.447.61600015.244.1SPL29.375.1N1.234.9median 17.5median 57.8Delta2.4734.731.534.732.73232.722.923.322.92322.72323.422.723.429.926.829.92320.82328.91928.936.917.636.948.417.948.455.216.755.259.917.159.959.218.259.257.41757.457.119.457.160.815.960.864.615.364.669.515.369.567.515.467.564.61664.66215.66264.314.764.360.914.760.960.61460.663.113.863.156.113.756.160.113.360.159.113.259.158135862.412.262.475.627.275.636.80.936.8median 60.1median 15.4median 60.12.91.62.9hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseLenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (75.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.3% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.9% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (17.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 38% of all tested devices in this class were better, 13% similar, 49% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 18%, worst was 41%
Compared to all devices tested
» 28% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 65% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (75.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 12% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.3% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (6.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 1.9% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (12.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 9% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 86% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 7% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 92% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Energy management - On par in terms of battery life

Energy consumption

The additional graphics card also has a negative effect on power consumption. Especially under load, power consumption is significantly higher, but the two versions are almost equal in idle usage. The value settles at around 60 watts during the stress test. The included power adapter (95 watts) is completely adequate.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.58 / 0.72 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.7 / 5.7 / 8.2 Watt
Load midlight 57.1 / 82.8 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
i7-1065G7, GeForce MX350, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G, , 1920x1080, 14.00
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
R7 4800U, Vega 8 R4000, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
i7-8565U, GeForce MX250, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
R7 4700U, Vega 7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
R7 4700U, Vega 7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX350
 
Average of class Multimedia
 
Power Consumption
7%
18%
19%
28%
-2%
-103%
Idle Minimum *
3.7
4
-8%
2.9
22%
4
-8%
2.8
24%
3.4 (2 - 4.9, n=4)
8%
11.3 (2.1 - 101, n=979)
-205%
Idle Average *
5.7
6.3
-11%
6.2
-9%
6.4
-12%
4.8
16%
6.95 (4 - 9.1, n=4)
-22%
15.8 (3 - 122, n=979)
-177%
Idle Maximum *
8.2
7.7
6%
7
15%
7
15%
6.7
18%
9.33 (6.5 - 11.6, n=4)
-14%
19.3 (4.6 - 181, n=979)
-135%
Load Average *
57.1
48.3
15%
47.1
18%
34.6
39%
28
51%
56.7 (44 - 65, n=4)
1%
60.2 (18.5 - 164, n=958)
-5%
Witcher 3 ultra *
54
49
9%
34.7
36%
35
35%
57
-6%
Load Maximum *
82.8
57.6
30%
62.8
24%
45.1
46%
31
63%
67.3 (55.6 - 82.8, n=4)
19%
78.6 (20.1 - 329, n=963)
5%

* ... smaller is better

Battery life

The two versions aren't that different either when it comes to our WLAN test, and you can expect about 10 hours. If we increase the brightness to the maximum, battery life is reduced by one hour. Especially when playing videos, however, the test device leaves a good impression with a runtime of over 13 hours.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 84)
9h 53min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 max Brightness (Edge 84)
8h 59min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
13h 38min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 23min
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
i7-1065G7, GeForce MX350, 61 Wh
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
R7 4800U, Vega 8 R4000, 61 Wh
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
i7-8565U, GeForce MX250, 50 Wh
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
R7 4700U, Vega 7, 42 Wh
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
R7 4700U, Vega 7, 48.85 Wh
Average of class Multimedia
 
Battery Runtime
-1%
40%
-19%
25%
-28%
Reader / Idle
1623
966
1392
428 (73 - 2085, n=918)
H.264
818
968
18%
390 (114 - 1107, n=117)
-52%
WiFi v1.3
593
619
4%
440
-26%
479
-19%
715
21%
381 (96 - 942, n=297)
-36%
Load
83
79
-5%
171
106%
114
37%
86.1 (32 - 238, n=925)
4%

Pros

+ good CPU and GPU performance
+ better gaming performance than with the AMD-based Yoga Slim 7
+ good system performance
+ high-quality aluminum case
+ Thunderbolt 3
+ accurate display with full sRGB coverage
+ long battery life

Cons

- highly reflective and relatively dim display
- less CPU performance than with AMD
- significantly louder fan
- higher surface temperatures
- slow microSD reader

Verdict - The Yoga Slim 7 with AMD is the better all-rounder

In review: Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14. Test device provided by:
In review: Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14. Test device provided by:

Lenovo doesn't make many changes when it comes to the AMD and Intel versions of its Yoga Slim 7. Apart from the Thunderbolt 3 port in the Intel Yoga, both the case and the connectivity are identical. The Chinese manufacturer installs an additional dedicated GPU from Nvidia so as to provide a somewhat better graphics performance. This offers a slight advantage, especially when playing games, but also leads to increased emissions. The fan speed increases very quickly under load and gets comparatively loud as well. In addition, the surface temperatures are higher than on the AMD model.

The CPU performance is not bad for a quad-core processor, but AMD is very clearly ahead with its current Ryzen processors, especially if you can make use of the additional computing cores. Other advantages are the lower temperatures and the quieter fan noise.

With the Intel/Nvidia combination, the Yoga Slim 7 14 has an advantage when it comes to gaming performance, but overall, the AMD model is the much better all-rounder.

The Yoga Slim 7 with the Ryzen 7 4800U made a good impression on us in the test, but the model with this processor is currently very difficult to get due to supply bottlenecks. Alternatively, the Slim 7 14 is also available with the somewhat weaker Ryzen 7 4700U and the slower Vega 7 iGPU. If you want to game a lot, you can take a calm look at the Intel model of the Yoga Slim 7 14, but the AMD models are the better all-rounders and thus the better choice for many users.

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05 - 10/22/2020 v7
Andreas Osthoff

Chassis
83 / 98 → 84%
Keyboard
85%
Pointing Device
78%
Connectivity
60 / 80 → 75%
Weight
70 / 20-72 → 96%
Battery
89 / 95 → 93%
Display
83%
Games Performance
66 / 90 → 73%
Application Performance
90 / 90 → 100%
Temperature
86%
Noise
89 / 95 → 93%
Audio
86%
Camera
37 / 85 → 44%
Average
77%
84%
Multimedia - Weighted Average

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