Lenovo’s new Yoga 7i is here, and it’s a 15.6-inch convertible with Intel’s 11th-generation ‘Tiger Lake’ processors. It’s a bit different from the Yoga 9i that I’m currently reviewing, because while they’re both 15.6-inch PCs, the Yoga 9i has a 45W processor and dedicated graphics. This one has a regular U-series processor and Intel’s brand-new Iris Xe graphics.
That also means that it comes with Thunderbolt 4 ports, which means that you can power two 4K displays and get data transfer speeds of up to 40Gbps. In fact, if the integrated graphics aren’t enough for you, you can always hook up an external GPU.
There are some compromises over the flagship Yoga 9i though. The Yoga 7i does have Dolby Atmos speakers, but the rotating soundbar isn’t there. There’s also no pen garage; in fact, for this mainstream PC, you’ll have to buy the pen separately.
One thing that I really like is the new Dark Moss color. I’m really tired of Lenovo producing these gunmetal gray types of colors, so it’s nice to see the change of pace. Check out the unboxing video below: