Available In 14″ and 15″ Models
Lenovo has a new offering for those that prefer a 16:10 aspect ratio, the IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro. The touchscreen screen is an IPS display with a resolution of 2800×1800, providing a density of 237.8 PPI and is rated for a maximum brightness of 400 nits with support for Dolby Vision for HDR. At the top of the screen is a camera, but not just any camera for this one keeps an eye on you and your surroundings in case someone happens to be shoulder surfing. If Privacy Alert detects someone it blurs the screen while they are looking at you, and interesting feature apart from the fact that Ars Technica noticed it would randomly blur the screen even if there was no one actually behind them at the time.
The model which Ars tested came with a Core i7-11370H, 16GB of LPDDR4-4266 and a 1TB NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD; graphics are brought to you by the letters Xe. The keyboard is more reminiscent of a Dell than a Lenovo, which will be somewhat divisive for prospective buyers looking for the classic IdeaPad layout.
Performance-wise it surpasses it’s competition, likely in part due to a well thought out thermal design. The benchmarks await you here.
Of course, you get what you pay for, but the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro offers as much as you can get for its MSRP (currently set from $1,420 to a sale price of $1,140—but you'll be hard-pressed to find it for under $1,300).