The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7 is a thin and light 14 inch laptop with an AMD Ryzen 4000 series processor.
First unveiled in January, the laptop is now available for purchase in the United States from Lenovo — a model with a Ryzen 7 4700U octa-core processor, 8GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage is selling for $900.
The laptop has a 1920 x 1080 pixel display, Radeon Vega 8 graphics, LPDDR4X 4266 memory, WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 support, stereo speakers, a fingerprint reader, and a 720p webcam with an IR camera feature for Windows Hello-compatible face recognition.
The laptop measures 12.6″ x 8.2″ x 0.6″ and weighs about 3.1 pounds, and features two USB-C ports, two USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports, a headset jack, HDMI 2.0b port, and SD card reader.
You don’t get Thunderbolt 3 with this laptop. And the RAM is soldered to the motherboard — so if you want more than 8GB, you’re going to have to wait for Lenovo to offer additional configurations.
But overall, this looks like a pretty good value for a $900 laptop — especially with the Ryzen 7 4700U processor getting pretty high marks for performance when compared with the latest Intel processors.
The IdeaPad Slim 7 will also be available outside of the US soon, although it’ll be called the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 outside of North America.
As the owner of a 1-year-old Lenovo AMD Laptop I say beware.
My Lenovo Flex 6 14″ 2-in-1 Laptop Computer – Black AMD Ryzen 5-2500U Processor 2.0GHz has been upgraded to 16gb ram but it has the worst battery life of any modern laptop I have ever used supposed to 6 hours. It is more like 2 hours. It has power.
The new 4000-series Ryzen CPU that powers this Lenovo model has much-improved power consumption compared to previous-generation processors (such as the 2000-series Ryzen in your laptop). These latest AMD CPUs are now at least on par with Intel processors in terms of battery life, and sometimes even exceeds them, while also being much faster. Numerous reputable reviews of Ryzen 4000 laptops are online now, you can see them for yourself.
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