Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro variants and Yoga 14s 2021 powered by AMD with Ryzen 7 5800HS and Ryzen 9 5900HS Creator Edition Cezanne APUs revealed featuring up to 400 MHz higher base clocks at 35 W
Recently, we have reviewed the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14ACH5 that belongs to a rare breed of slim laptops with a 45 W CPU such as the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX. We are now getting to know that Lenovo will be offering more Yoga Slim 7 Pro SKUs, this time powered by the Ryzen 7 5800HS Creator Edition and Ryzen 9 5900HS Creator Edition APUs with higher base frequencies at the same 35 W TDP as their original counterparts.
The AMD Ryzen 5000 Creator Editions were originally exclusive to Asus. Looks like that exclusivity window has been lifted now, and we are getting to see a total of three Lenovo notebooks featuring these new APUs. These include the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14ACH5 D, Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14ACH5 OD, and the Yoga 14s 2021.
Lenovo has listed the Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14ACH5 D and 14ACH5 OD on the PSREF portal. Both SKUs offer a choice between the AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS Creator Edition and Ryzen 9 5900HS Creator Edition APUs along with Nvidia GeForce MX450 graphics. Both the Yoga Slim 7 Pros sport identical specifications with the primary difference being the choice of displays offered.
The Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14ACH5 OD offers a 2.8K (2880x1800) 400-nit 16:10 glossy OLED panel with DisplayHDR500 True Black and Dolby Vision support while the 14ACH5 D variant offers a choice between 300-nit anti-glare 2.2K (2240x1400) 60 Hz Dolby Vision and 400-nit 2.8K 90 Hz Dolby Vision IPS panels. Check out the PSREF pages linked below for detailed specifications.
The AMD Ryzen 5000 Creator Edition APUs feature higher base clocks than their original counterparts. The Ryzen 7 5800HS Creator Edition, when compared to the original Ryzen 7 5800HS, offers a 3.2 GHz base (+400 MHz) and 4.6 GHz boost (+200 MHz) while the Ryzen 9 5900HS Creator Edition features a 300 MHz higher base at 3.3 GHz while offering the same 4.6 GHz boost as the original Ryzen 9 5900HS. It helps to note that the Ryzen HS series are rated for a 35 W TDP, but the clocks in the Creator Editor seem to match that of their corresponding 45 W SKUs.
Apart from the two Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro models, Chinese shopping site JD also lists a Yoga 14s 2021 laptop with a Ryzen 7 5800HS Creator Edition rated at 45 W. According to the listing, this APU can provide up to 75% higher performance compared to 15 W chips that are the mainstay for ultrathin laptops. The Yoga 14s 2021 also appears to offer the GeForce MX450 GPU paired with 2 GB of GDDR6 VRAM instead of GDDR5, which is claimed to result in a 22% performance increase.
Currently, these devices are being listed for the Chinese/Asian, MEA, and select European markets. No information about US or worldwide availability is known, but we expect Lenovo to launch them globally in the coming weeks.