Lenovo presents refreshed Yoga 7i 14-inch and 16-inch convertibles with Intel Raptor Lake-P/U CPUs
Lenovo is refreshing the Yoga 7i convertible lineup with Intel’s latest 28 W Raptor Lake-P and 15 W Raptor-Lake-U processors. The 8th gen Yoga 7i 2-in-1 laptops not only come with more powerful CPUs, but they also get additional display options and thinner chassis. As with the previous gen, Lenovo is offering 14-inch and 16-inch versions. The two have largely the same specs, except for the obvious size / weight differences and a few spec variations.
For the 2023 models, Lenovo is introducing an FHD+ display option. On the 14-inch variant, the FHD+ option comes with an OLED panel featuring 400 nit brightness, 60 Hz, Dolby Vision and 100% DCI-P3 color gamut. The 16-incher, on the other hand, offers this option with an LCD panel featuring 300 nit brightness, 60 Hz refresh rate and Dolby Vision. Additionally, the 14-inch variant features a 2.8 K OLED option with 90 Hz refresh plus a 2.2K IPS LCD option with 60 Hz, 300 nit brightness and 100% sRGB color gamut, while the 16-inch variant also features a 2.5K LCD option with 400 nit brightness, 60 Hz and 100% sRGB color gamut. All options are touchscreens with 10-point multitouch and support for stylus pen.
Both variants can be equipped with 8 or 16 GB of LPDDR5-5200 RAM and the storage solution includes up to a 1 TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD. The 16-inch variant is the only one to offer a 256 GB SD option.
Port selection is almost identical on both variants, with 2x Thunderbolt 4, an HDMI 1.4b video out, audio combo jack and microSD card reader plus a NOVO reset button on the D cover. The 16-incher has two USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, while the 14-incher has only one. Wireless connectivity is provided through a Wi-Fi 6E + BT 5.2 card.
Other features include 2x 2 W Dolby Atmos speakers, FHD webcam with IR sensor and privacy shutter, fingerprint reader and a 71 Wh battery that can last up to 20 hours in video playback. The 14-inch variant has a 16.49 mm (0.6-inch) profile, while the 16-incher is just under 17 mm thin. However, despite the slimmer chassis, the latest laptops weigh a bit more over the previous gen models. Thus the 14-inch weighs 1.49 kg (3.28 lbs) with an OLED screen and 1.55 kg (3.41 lbs) with an LCD screen, whereas the 16-incher weighs up to 2.04 kg (4.49 lbs).
The new Yoga 7i convertibles will see availability this May, with the 14-inch variant starting at €1,099 and the 16-inch one starting at €1,199.