The Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon is the lightest Yoga laptop to date
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Carbon-fiber plastic is a material that has been used in laptops for decades. However, the expensive composite material has never really made a breakthrough. In recent years, however, laptops with aluminum cases have gained considerable popularity. This is especially true for the consumer market.
Lenovo also jumped on the aluminum train. The last generations of the Lenovo Yoga series, Lenovo's highest-end laptop series for consumers, consistently relied on aluminum. Just so we don't misunderstand each other: Aluminum is a good material for laptops that has many advantages such as a high-quality feel. However, it also has disadvantages - compared to the more rarely used magnesium as well as the even rarer carbon-fiber plastic, it's significantly heavier.
Therefore, it's no wonder that low weight was not a priority for Lenovo's Yoga laptops. The fact that it's by no means a bad idea to shift focus to this topic is demonstrated by the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon.
As the name suggests, the Lenovo laptop relies on carbon-fiber plastic. However, not exclusively, since aluminum and magnesium are also used. Combined, this proves to be an extremely light yet sturdy solution in our detailed review.
The Lenovo Yoga Carbon also proves that a laptop made of carbon fiber doesn't have to be extremely expensive: The configuration that we tested can currently be purchased for 1,100 Euros (~$1,290) on Amazon's store for Germany. Since it's not officially available in the United States yet, you'll have to keep an eye out for when the Lenovo Yoga Carbon pops up on Lenovo's online store or on Amazon's US store.