Lenovo is best known for specializing in and designing consumer electronic products; one of these is the Lenovo Yoga laptop.
Lenovo Yoga series is named because it has the ability to assume multiple form factors due to a hinged screen of the laptop. This year they introduced the Yoga series’s new lineup, the Yoga 6 Gen 7.
It is powered by AMD Ryzen 7 5700U Series Mobile Processors with Radeon RX Vega 8 graphics GPU. It combines the most modern functions with user-friendliness and a thin and light design. The Yoga 6 Gen 7 is also a 2-in-1 laptop. You can flip the keyboard and rotate 360 degrees behind the touchscreen so that you can also use it as a tablet. You get a tablet and laptop in one.
The laptop comes with documentation and warranty papers, a 45W USB Type-C charger, and a digital or stylus pen that is battery operated. This laptop comes in the color dark blue. When looking at the overall look of the laptop, it is very stylish and classy.
DESIGN AND DISPLAY
The laptop is made of aluminum, while the bottom is made from plastic, but the design still gives away a matte finish. It has a classic and minimalist look to it. It weighs around 1.37kg and can fit into standard laptop bags. The laptop has beautiful rounded curved edges and feels very modern and thin. The hinge permits the laptop to be positioned to tablet or tent style.
You will find the ports on the right side of the device; there is the power button, two USB 3.1 Gen Type-A ports, and a micro sd card reader. While at the left side are the 2 type C ports for charging and for data transferring, the HDMI 2.0 port and the 3.5mm audio jack. The back of the laptop display has a matte finish look with Lenovo and a yoga logo printed on it.
The device comes with a 13.3-inch, ideally portable display and has a 16:10 1920 x 1200 IPS touchscreen display. The top of the display houses the 2 PM camera with a privacy shutter that can be toggled via a physical switch at its side. The display has a 60Hz refresh rate, and the screen supports 95% sRGB. It has small bezels around the sides. The colors and display quality is good; the Contrast is brilliant, allowing it to give a deeper black. The brightness level is decent.
The audio quality comes from two average speakers. It is Dolby Atmos supported and can get loud at maximum volume with decent bass. Vocals and highs sound acceptable.
KEYBOARD AND INPUT
The laptop has a standard chiclet keyboard it supports a backlight that can be enabled by pressing Fn + Space keys. The keys are tactile and soft to type some keys are too small but responsive. I think the key sizes are small for the speaker hardware to get along.
The trackpad has a smooth finish. It is responsive and does support multiple gestures. Clicking left, and right keys are tactile and solid. It has a fingerprint scanner located on the right-hand side. The scanner is fast and reacts quickly.
The laptop comes with a stylus, it is battery operated. So you need to stock more batteries when using it. Input and response are precise. Navigating is comfortable. No pressure sensitivity is enabled on the stylus, but it is used when doing the small drawings, editing, and taking some notes.
The laptop is preinstalled with Windows 11 with a free license to their latest Microsoft Office apps. Windows 11 has new features and changes, like a modern and redesigned UI, widgets, and organized settings and notifications panel.
It comes with preinstalled Lenovo apps and Mcafee antivirus. Lenovo’s own apps act as the brand’s assistant letting users know such as unit warranty, troubleshooting, system updates, hardware description, new products, laptop specifications, and more.
The laptop is powered by an AMD chipset. The unit we have for review came with an AMD Ryzen 7 5700U with 16GB RAM and 1TB PCIe 3.0 SSD storage, but a more budget-friendly option is available.
Switching and using multiple apps are comfortable; since it has a large ram or memory, it can run more apps simultaneously. Editing apps like photoshop is very smooth. Rendering, importing, and exporting medium file sizes works like a charm. It won’t disappoint you.
We tried the speed and writing of the device by copying large files from the other storage, the result is okay. For normal users, we are very satisfied with how the performance is.
During zoom meeting calls, the camera is okay. It gets the job done. I wish to have more megapixels for better quality.
For gaming, it can handle heavy and demanding games; keep in mind that we set it to the lowest graphics settings. I have tried Call of duty warzone, which is playable but still encounters some stutters. Same with playing Valorant, the game is unexpectedly good in the lowest settings. Minor drops and hiccups are visible when playing for more than an hour due to its high temperature and when the GPU is in peak mode under heavy load. NBA 2K22 runs no problem in the lowest setting mode. It is very smooth; no lags and stutters occurred. Shooting animations and dribbling feel effective.
For entertainment and using the tablet in the tenth mode. It’s nice that I can flip or rotate it under 360 degrees. I have no complaints. In watching movies, the picture quality and colors are vibrant and vivid, this is enough for such usage. Listening and playing emo music feels detailed with perfect clarity and lifelike separation since it has Dolby atmos supported.
The wifi, browsing experience, and other connectivity are fast; I have never experienced failed connections, but you still need to consider your ISP speed or plan.
Unlocking the device is very secure, you can use the old and built-in typing password in the system, but it is better to use the windows hello feature, it is a more personal way to sign in to your laptop with just a look or touch. You can get the best security without having to type in a password.
You can expect the battery to be very good, the 59Wh could last around 6 hours under average workloads. For moderate usages, such as browsing and basic editing, it can go up around 6-7 hours. Gaming on this device is not battery friendly. It can drop your battery percentage quickly, it can get you around 2 – 3 hours when gaming. With its super-fast 45W power brick and a USB Type-C cable, recharging the battery from empty to full should not take more than 2 hours. So you can expect decent battery and charging performance on this device.
The Lenovo Yoga 6 Gen 7 gives a decent and flexible performance. It is lightweight and can be carried everywhere easily. It also has tremendous battery life, allowing the device to last quite a while before charging up. With the AMD Ryzen 7 5700U chipset, it can still pack a punch for performance.
The Lenovo Yoga 6 Gen 7 starts with a price of 52,095 PHP, it can be considered a perfect budget-friendly laptop, plus it can do two modes, whether you use it as a laptop or tablet. It is available through Lenovo’s official website with their official e-commerce stores. You can also purchase it in Lenovo concept stores and authorized retail stores nationwide.