With laptops being offered in a variety of sizes and designs, there’s bound to be something for everybody. Whether you’re the type that doesn’t care about size and weight and want to focus on extreme performance, or if size and weight matter because you’re constantly on the go, with there being so many laptops in the market today, you’ll definitely find something suited to your needs.
Now, if you’re someone who values or even prioritizes weight and size over everything else, but think that maybe a tablet might not be powerful enough for your needs, then you might want to check out the Lenovo Slim 7i Carbon laptop, and here are some reasons why it could potentially be your next laptop.
Lightweight and portable, but durable
One of the key selling points of the Lenovo Slim 7i Carbon is its weight. Starting at a weight of just 1kg, the Lenovo Slim 7i Carbon is a pretty light laptop as far as laptops are concerned, plus it is also at a relatively decent size where you won’t want to compromise on the display just to lose some of that weight.
This is thanks to Lenovo opting to use a magnesium alloy that has been reinforced with carbon fiber which allows it to be quite light. If you’re actually concerned that such a light laptop might also be prone to damage, you can rest assured that will not be the case because Lenovo has designed the laptop with military-grade rugged durability as well.
This means that not only is the laptop light, but it is also durable which is ideal for the user who is constantly moving from one location to the other, and wants a laptop that can withstand the rigors of travel.
Despite it being light, it isn’t a terribly small laptop as it features a 13.3-inch display. We see this as a plus point because anything smaller might make the laptop a bit too difficult to do work on. Lenovo has also opted to use a 2.5K resolution which when combined with the display size, should result in a pretty decent pixel density and sharpness.
It also comes with a 90Hz refresh rate that will make scrolling through reports, websites, and more, smoother and easier on the eyes. It is also touchscreen capable and there is anti-glare built into the screen with TÜV Rheinland Hardware Low Blue Light certification that should help reduce eye strain when you use the laptop for extended periods of time.
Minimal, clean design
If you’re someone who can appreciate a nice sleek look, the Lenovo Slim 7i Carbon nails that point. The laptop is offered in three different two-tone color options along with a built-in keyboard that complements the chassis of the laptop. This helps create a more subdued look which is a good thing, especially compared to other laptops that might be offered in more garish color options in a bid to appeal to youths.
Lenovo has also opted for an interesting curved edge design, unlike other laptops that tend to feature more flat and straight edges. This helps create a laptop that feels nice to hold in the hand as the curved edges don’t feel as sharp or dig into your fingers while you carry it, plus it also makes the laptop look a bit more unique compared to the competition.
If looks are important to you but you don’t want something that stands out too much, especially since it could draw the attention of potential thieves, then the Lenovo Slim 7i Carbon’s design could be right up your alley.
Powerful enough to get the job done
One of the reasons why desktops are usually viewed as being more powerful is because of their size. This allows for bigger and more powerful components, like bigger heatsinks, bigger/longer GPUs, and more extensive and complex cooling systems, but don’t let the size of the Lenovo Slim 7i Carbon fool you.
Under the hood, the Lenovo Slim 7i Carbon is powered by a 12th Gen Intel Core i7-1260P processor which features E-cores up to 3.40 GHz and P-cores up to 4.70 GHz. It also features the use of Intel’s integrated XE Graphics if you need that extra boost in graphical processing, and even features Intel Evo which is what Intel awards to laptops that meet its strict requirements, especially for laptops that focus on productivity while on the go.
Joining the 12th Gen Intel Core processor is 16GB of LPDDR5-4800MHz soldered RAM, which should be good enough for most use-case scenarios, and users will also have the choice of either 512GB of 1TB of M.2 2280 PCIe Gen4 TLC SSD storage, which will offer users speedy read/write speeds for their data.
The laptop will also come with a built-in HD camera with a privacy shutter button, and there is also support for WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.1. There are also two ports built into the laptop – one Thunderbolt 4 and one USB-C 3.2 Gen 2, so you can easily hook it up to an external display or connect peripherals to it.
As for battery life, the Lenovo Slim 7i Carbon comes with a 50Whr battery which according to the company, is good for up to 13.5 hours of local video playback, so if you want a laptop that you can watch your shows on while you travel, the battery should be good enough for most flights.
There are also 2x2W Harman speakers with support for Dolby Atmos and a dual microphone array if you need to do some video conferencing and want your voice to come through cleaner.
Pricing and availability
So, if you’re sold on the Lenovo Slim 7i Carbon and think that it could be your next laptop, you might be interested to learn that Lenovo is actually offering a discount right now. The base model is priced starting at $1,300, but if you want the more powerful with added features, Lenovo has brought the price down by quite a bit.
The higher-end model which comes with a 1TB SSD and a webcam with a built-in privacy shutter would have cost $1,489.99 on a normal day, but right now Lenovo has slashed the price by $320, bringing it down to $1,169.99 which actually makes it cheaper than the base model and making it great value for money.
If you’d like to learn more or maybe customize it further or order one for yourself, then be sure to hop on over to Lenovo’s website for the details.