Lenovo Releases Two New High End Ryzen Powered Laptops
Lenovo’s Bright IdeaPad Slims
Lenovo didn’t just add two token Ryzen powered laptops to their stable, they installed them in two very impressive models. The IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon has the trademarked carbon lid and aluminum body and sports a 14″ OLED 16:10 screen with a resolution of 2880×1800 and a peak refresh rate of 90Hz. Inside is a Ryzen 7 5800U and up to 16GB of DDR4 and a 1TB NVMe drive, with the option to add an NVIDIA GeForce MX450.
If processing power trumps a fancy screen for you then the Lenovo Slim 7 Pro is the way to go. You sacrifice the OLED screen for an IPS display that can offer 120Hz refresh if you opt to pay a little extra, even if you don’t 500nits brightness and 100% AdobeSRGB coverage comes with the base display as well.
The internals of the Slim 7 Pro include a Ryzen 7 5800H with the same limits on memory and storage as the Slim 7 Carbon but it also comes with a GPU, you can choose from several NVIDIA models including a GeForce RTX 3050. The prices start at $1300 for the Slim 7 Carbon and $1450 for the Slim 7 Pro, both of which should be available next month … assuming they can find the parts.
But this beauty goes deeper than the skin. Inside the Slim 7 Carbon, you'll find an 8-core Ryzen 7 5800U with an optional Nvidia GeForce MX450 GPU. Lenovo will offer up to 16GB of power efficient LPDDR4X RAM and up to a 1TB PCIe SSD.