Now the new generation with Intel processors, the 14-inch compact Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Pro, has been put to the test. The 14IAP G7 configuration comes with the Intel Core i5-1240P processor from the current Alder Lake generation, Intel Iris Xe 80EUs graphics and 16GB of LPDDR5-4800 RAM as well as a 512 GB SSD.
In review, the subnotebook, which costs around 1,000 Euros, performs well in many respects. The twelve-core CPU delivers solid performance but is very energy-hungry under load, which results in an unsatisfactory battery life of one hour under load. On the other hand, the device lasts for a good 8.5 and almost 11 hours, respectively, when surfing and watching videos.
Regarding the battery, it is immediately clear that Lenovo has cut back in the wrong place. The 65-watt power supply could have certainly been a little bit larger, since the device is not supplied with adequate power under load. Accordingly and additionally, it is forced to draw from the battery, which does not bode well for the long term life of the battery.
I have been fascinated by technology for around 25 years – especially technology that makes life easier rather than more complicated. Mobile devices such as laptops, smartphones, tablets, and smartwatches are particularly close to my heart as is the booming subject of smart homes. I have been working in these areas for several years now as a news and reviews editor. I have been active with various websites, including the smart home blogs homee, Nuki, and siio, as well as tech portals such as Giga and TechRadar. I have been writing news and laptop reviews for Notebookcheck since 2020.
Translator:Jacob Fisher - Translator - 152 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2022
Growing up in regional Australia, I first became acquainted with computers in my early teens after a broken leg from a football (soccer) match temporarily condemned me to a predominately indoor lifestyle. Soon afterwards I was building my own systems. Now I live in Germany, having moved here in 2014, where I study philosophy and anthropology. I am particularly fascinated by how computer technology has fundamentally and dramatically reshaped human culture, and how it continues to do so.