Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 series leaked with Intel Tiger Lake processors; 90 Hz display with a 16:10 aspect ratio, NVIDIA GeForce MX450 and GTX 1650 GPUs headed to Yoga Slim 7 Pro
Lenovo is on a spree of Tiger Lake refreshes for its Yoga family of devices. As we reported last month, Twitter account WalkingCat leaked promotional materials for the so-called Yoga Carbon, a 13.3-inch laptop that weighs under a 1 kg. Now, it has emerged that the device is called the Yoga Slim 7 Carbon, and it will be joined by two other Slim 7 series devices later this year called the Yoga Slim 7 and Yoga Slim 7 Pro.
The specifications of the Yoga Slim 7 Carbon have already been revealed. In short, the device will have a 16:10 aspect ratio display that operates natively at 2,560 x 1,600 pixels. This will also support 100% sRGB colour space coverage and will be powered by a 50 Wh battery.
While the promotional materials reveal only one image of the Yoga Slim 7, SiSoftware appears to have confirmed that the device will feature a Core i7-1165G7 processor. The benchmarking software refers to the Yoga Slim 7 as having the identifiers 13ITL5 and LNVNB161216, for reference. The LNVNB161216 has appeared on Geekbench with a Core i7-1165G7 processor too. Both benchmarking websites state the processor has four cores and eight threads, meaning that it supports Intel Hyper-Threading. Additionally, it is listed as having a 2.8 GHz base clock and a 4.7 GHz boost clock, along with 6 MB of L2 cache and 12 MB of L3 cache. The machine is also listed as "LENOVO 82CU", perhaps hinting that it has a GPU with 82 Execution Units (EUs). According to SiSoftware, the Yoga Slim 7 can consume up to 38.4 W too.
We cannot find comparable benchmark listings for the Yoga Slim 7 Pro, but the promotional materials that WalkingCat has provided offer an insight into the device. Billed as offering "sleek style & performance", the Yoga Slim 7 Pro will weigh 1.45 kg and is "as thin as 14.9 mm". Presumably, the latter means that the Yoga Slim 7 Pro is 14.9 mm thick at its thinnest point. The device will be available in Light Silver or Slate Grey and will offer 1.3 mm of key travel, although its "dome-design" keypads will offer what "feels like" 1.4 mm of travel instead.
Lenovo has also equipped the Yoga Slim 7 Pro with a 14-inch and 2K panel that has a 16:10 aspect ratio. Apparently rated for up to 400 nits of brightness, the display will have a 91% screen-to-body ratio and a 90 Hz refresh rate. Underpinning the display is up to an 11 Gen Intel Core i7 processor, which is probably the Core i7-1165G7. Lenovo will offer the Yoga Slim 7 Pro with a choice of two NVIDIA GPUs too, namely the GeForce GTX 1650 and GeForce MX450. NVIDIA is yet to announce the GeForce MX450, but a leak published earlier this year suggested that the MX350 successor will be based on the TU117 GPU and will have at least 2 GB of GDDR6 VRAM. Preliminary driver support for the GeForce MX450 has recently been added, though.
Despite having an 11th Gen Core i7 processor, a dedicated GPU and a 90 Hz display, Lenovo rates the Yoga Slim 7 Pro for up to 16 hours of battery life. The promotional materials do not mention any prices or when Lenovo plans to unveil the new Slim 7, though.