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Deal | Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 with Core i5, GeForce MX350 graphics, Thunderbolt 3, and 8 GB of RAM now on sale for $630 USD

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 with Core i5, GeForce MX350 graphics, Thunderbolt 3, and 8 GB of RAM now on sale for $630 USD (Image source: Lenovo)
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 with Core i5, GeForce MX350 graphics, Thunderbolt 3, and 8 GB of RAM now on sale for $630 USD (Image source: Lenovo)
It's gonna be tough finding another 14-inch laptop with both GeForce MX350 graphics and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity in this price range. One of Lenovo's best 14-inch Ultrabooks is now the cheapest it's ever been complete with a glossy 1080p display and metal chassis.
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The AMD-powered Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 may still be hard to find, but the more common Intel and GeForce variants will likely be more than enough for most users. Staples is currently holding a sale on the Core i5-powered IdeaPad/Yoga Slim 7 with a discrete GeForce MX350 GPU for just $630 USD or about $150 off the original asking price.

The deal is notable because the IdeaPad Slim 7 is a high-end metal chassis designed to compete directly against the likes of the flagship HP Spectre, Dell XPS, or Asus ZenBook series. It's slightly thicker and heavier than the even smaller Yoga 900 series, but it more than makes up for the size increase with its GeForce MX350 GPU which continues to be faster than any integrated Iris or Radeon Vega solution from Intel or AMD.

A main drawback that will likely stop users from pulling the trigger is the meager 8 GB of LPDDR4X RAM. Though the M.2 SSD is upgradeable, RAM is soldered meaning owners will be stuck with 8 GB for the life of the system. If you mostly browse, stream, text, and game occasionally, however, then this shouldn't pose much of an issue.

See our review on the AMD-powered IdeaPad Slim 7 which uses the exact same chassis as this Intel-powered version for more information. Note that the Intel version comes with Thunderbolt 3 while the AMD version does not.

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Allen Ngo, 2020-10-15 (Update: 2020-10-15)
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.