CES 2022 | Lenovo refreshes the Yoga 7i with a 2.5K screen and Intel Alder Lake-P processors
Intel's newest Alder Lake-P processors for laptops are finally here at CES 2022, so we can expect them to find themselves in a lot of notebooks. Lenovo has refreshed its Yoga 7i 2-in-1 with Intel's newest silicon, a remarkably better screen and faster Wi-Fi. Both the 14-inch and 16-inch variants of the laptop will go on sale in Q2, 2022 for US$949 and US$899, respectively.
One Lenovo Yoga 7i variant packs a 16-inch 2.5K (2,560 x 1,660) touch-enabled IPS LCD panel with a peak brightness of 400 nits, 16:10 aspect ratio, and covers 100% of the sRGB colour spectrum. Lenovo hasn't mentioned the specs of the 14-inch model yet. One can get up to 19 hours of video playback via the 71Wh battery, which Lenovo claims can be topped up in three hours. Like its similarly-specced siblings, the laptop has a 360-degree hinge, allowing it to double up as a tablet.
Under the hood, we get to pick between an Intel Core i5-1240P and a Core i7-1270P Alder Lake-P CPU, coupled with up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB of solid-state storage. Lenovo hasn't mentioned if the RAM is DDR4 or DDR5, but it is likely the former, given that the Yoga 7i is a mid-range laptop. Wi-Fi 6E is supported, as is Bluetooth 5.2.
The Lenovo Yoga 7i offers a wide selection of ports, including two Thunderbolt 4.0 ports, two USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A ports, a micro SD card reader, an HDMI port, and a 3.5mm combo audio jack. The included power button doubles up as a fingerprint reader. Lastly, the 2MP webcam comes with a privacy shutter and supports Windows Hello.