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Lenovo's new Yoga Pro 7 14 AMD offers an almost unbeatable value for money

Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 14
Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 14
The Yoga Pro 7 is Lenovo's latest 14-inch ultrabook. Featuring a Ryzen 7 7735HS with the snappy Radeon 680M iGPU as well as a matt 2.5K IPS display, even the base model offers excellent value for it €1,129 (US$1,237) price tag.

The new Yoga Pro 7 14 had a very impressive showing in our comprehensive review. Lenovo offers the 14-inch subnotebook in various configurations, allowing users to choose between AMD and Intel processors and to spec their device with a selection of dedicated Nvidia GPUs (up to the new RTX 4050 Laptop). We have taken a look at the base model featuring an AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS (complete with the powerful Radeon 680M iGPU), 16 GB of RAM, a 1TB PCIe 4.0 SSD and a matt 14.5-inch 2.5K IPS display. This particular model has an RRP of €1,129 (US$1,237) and costs €999 (US$1,095) from Lenovo's Campus Programme.

Although the Ryzen 7 7735HS is not the latest AMD CPU and is still based on the Zen 3+ cores from last year, its performance continues to be excellent. In particular, the iGPU is substantially faster than the integrated graphics on Intel's current Raptor Lake processors. In future, the Yoga Pro 7 is going ship with AMD's new Zen 4 chips (codenamed Phoenix) as well. Apart from having great performance, the compact laptop comes with a good set of features that include USB4. This lets you connect an external graphics card to the Yoga Pro 7 when you are at a desk. In addition to USB-C ports, you'll also find a USB-A connector on the right side, which makes it very convenient to use old USB flash drives with the ultrabook. The only thing missing here is a card reader.

The default IPS panel has a 2.5K resolution (2,560 x 1,600) and a 16:10 aspect ratio. It offers great image quality to our eyes as well as high contrast ratio. The display has a peak brightness of roughly 360 cd/m², which is fully adequate for indoor use but could be problematic in an extremely bright outdoor environment. After calibration, the screen is also able to reproduce colours and shades of grey very well. This, along with the full sRGB coverage, definitely makes the laptop good enough for photo editing. The panel is topped off by a high refresh rate (90Hz), which results in noticeably smoother motion. We also didn't detect any PWM flicker from the screen. Those who prefer a better display can go for the 3K 120Hz panel option. It can get slightly brighter (above 400 cd/m²) and covers the larger P3 gamut. Image quality is likewise superb from this panel, but battery life suffers a little. We will provide the full data for this display shortly in our review of the Intel-based model with an RTX 4050 Laptop.

All in all, the new Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 as spec'd is a fantastic overall package without any major downsides for €1,129 (US$1,237). You can of course wait for the Zen 4-based model, but it is expected to be pricier. Furthermore, Lenovo frequently offers discounts on its online shop, so it wouldn't surprised us if the new Pro 7 14 can be had for around €1,000 (US$1,103) in the near future. Head on over to our in-depth review for all other information about the device:

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Andreas Osthoff, 2023-04-25 (Update: 2023-04-24)