Lenovo’s premium lineup of productivity laptops, the Yoga series, is known for its reliability and versatility. The Lenovo Yoga Pro 7i unit we got to try out is powered by 13th Gen Intel Core processors and boasts a military-grade design, high-quality speakers for multimedia use, and decent hardware to power you through your tasks. We’ve noticed that Lenovo offerings keep getting better in terms of design and performance, making their devices ideal workhorses for creatives.
The Lenovo Yoga Pro 7i is a stunning laptop that you can carry around anywhere you go. From its aluminum military-grade case, gorgeous 14.5-inch display, and overall sleek design, it’s a stylish laptop that can handle the rigors of office or remote work. Out of the box, it comes in a Tidal Teal colorway that makes it stand out. Thin bezels on both sides of the display provide more screen, and the top bezel, while slightly thicker because of the FHD camera and IR sensor, doesn’t take away from the sleek look of the device.
On the left side, there is an HDMI port that supports a 4K external display connection at 60Hz. There are also two USB-C ports, one of which is dedicated to Thunderbolt 4 use for faster transfer of large data to external storage and connection to high-res monitors and docking stations. On the opposite side is an always-on USB port, headphone jack, and the E-shutter switch of the laptop’s camera for digital privacy. Compared to the older Yoga series, the Yoga Pro 7i’s power button is between the audio jack and the E-shutter.
The keys on the LED-backlit keyboard are colored to match the rest of the device, and give the whole laptop a very cohesive look. You can adjust the brightness of all the keys in three modes for a better typing experience in a dark environment. Apart from being wider, its glass surface touchpad is now buttonless. It tips the scales at just 3.28-pounds, and is just a shred over half an inch thick.
The laptop may be compact, but it packs more punch than you think, given its dimensions. With a massive 16GB of RAM, a 13th Gen Intel Core i7-13700H CPU that runs at a maximum clock speed of 2.4GHz, and a 1TB SSD, we see that Lenovo didn’t skimp on features. The 3K display brightness is more than enough to work under indoor environments. To add a cherry on top, it now comes with up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 graphics card to make video rendering fast enough to keep you company during casual gaming sessions during your downtime. Our model comes in NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 GPU.
To ensure your security, there’s an FHD camera that allows automatic log-in upon face detection within 1.2 to 1.5-meters in cooperation with Windows Hello. The IR sensor helps the laptop to save battery when it does not detect your presence. For multimedia consumption, there are the upgraded quad microphones with smart noise canceling and four 2W Dolby Atmos speakers with Smart Amplifier that you can further adjust using the Dolby Access app that comes in the laptop.
Out of the box, the laptop comes with Windows 11 Home ensuring users can get the latest software features, security updates, and security patches. Like its predecessors, the Lenovo Yoga Pro 7i also includes Lenovo Vantage, the brand’s application for device optimization, pre-installed.
User Experience: 4.5/5
The Lenovo Yoga Pro 7i is no exception to the brand’s well-loved devices. I used it as my main laptop for two weeks, and it definitely kept up with both my work and play needs. As a graduate school student and a working professional in an IT company who regularly commutes twice a week, I appreciate how thin and light it really is. I can easily lug it in my backpack and plop it down anywhere when I need to do a little work. It’s hard to get over how light it is, most especially when you experience how powerful and feature-packed this device is. I did notice, though, that users might need an extra hub for connecting storage devices such as hard drives, SSDs, and memory cards since it has limited USB-A and USB-C ports.
The next thing that I loved about it was the screen. It’s wide, bright, and sharp, which makes it more pleasant to work on documents for long hours and reward myself with an immersive streaming experience of my favorite videos, movies, and TV shows. When it became necessary to use a second screen, or maybe something larger, the built-in HDMI port made that process so much simpler and allowed me to have a second display for meetings and reports. Thanks to its 120Hz refresh rate and 14.5-inch PureSight Pro display powered by Dolby Vision, videos and animations are buttery smooth, and colors are more accurate. The built-in quad microphones with noise-canceling capabilities made hands-free video calls clearer. Its Dolby Atmos-powered quad speakers brought clearer and louder sounds without compromising audio quality.
For battery endurance, the Yoga Pro 7i can last up to 7 hours on a single charge with the volume, brightness, and Wi-Fi connection set to maximum settings. The Rapid Charge Express feature will provide up to 3-hours of runtime within a 15-minute period. This saved me from looking for an electrical plug while out working for hours. Should you need to power it up, it can be charged via a separate USB-C port using its compact charger.
I also ran countless documents, tabs, and multimedia content, on top of audio editing software and video conferencing apps, working without problem. The WiFi 6E support helped a lot in getting a stable and speedy internet connection. It needed a little extra effort from the fans when things got a little heavy, but it still performed great. Personally, this left a good impression, given the size of this device.
My gaming experience was a breeze. I was able to enjoy Asphalt 9: Legends and Valorant, using the recommended settings at low, and the laptop pushed upwards of 60FPS with no problem whatsoever. It is normal for devices to get hot after some time playing at a desk, though. This isn’t a gaming laptop, but the fact that it can handle light gaming is great.
Overall, it’s a very capable device, and factoring in its size and weight, it’s a machine that’s worth a splurge.
The performance, portability, and battery life make it a great option for a work device. Even though it is targeted specifically for content creators, video editors, and graphic artists, they can still enjoy casual gaming on it. Apart from these, getting the Lenovo Yoga Pro 7i qualifies you for Lenovo’s Premium Care program, which offers remote troubleshooting and hassle-free service center appointments with onsite Lenovo technicians, which is part of the three-year warranty for your device. To maximize your purchase, the device also comes with three-year Accidental Damage Protection from drops, spills, bumps, and electrical issues. For cases beyond repair, Lenovo gives free device replacement.
- Display: 14.5-inch 3K 120 Hz, 400nits, PureSight Pro display, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, supports Dolby Vision
- Dimensions: 325.5 x 226.49 x 15.6 mm
- Processor: 13th Generation Intel i7-13700H 2.40 GHz processor with Intel Iris Xe
- Memory: 16GB LPDDR5 RAM; 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD storage
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 6 GB GPU
- Audio: 2W quad speakers, powered by Dolby Atmos with Smart Amplifier (AMP)
- Quad-microphone array with noise-canceling
- Keyboard: 6-row, LED-backlit keyboard with multimedia Fn keys
1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Always On)
1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (supports data transfer, PD 3.0 and DisplayPort 1.4)
1x Thunderbolt 4 (support data transfer, PD 3.0 and DisplayPort 1.4)
1x HDMI, up to 4K/60Hz
1x Headphone/microphone combo jack (3.5mm)
- Camera: FHD 1080p + IR sensor, with E-shutter, fixed focus, with ToF sensor
- Battery: 73Wh battery with Rapid Charge Express
- Operating System: Windows 11 Home
- NVIDIA RTX 3050 graphics card partnered with Intel Xe graphics
- Awesome quad speakers powered by Dolby Atmos
- Stunning visual experience with its 14.5-inch PureSight Pro display
- Absence of memory card slots and limited USB-A port
The Lenovo Yoga Pro 7i has everything you need for work, content creation, media consumption, and even light gaming.