Now that Lenovo has launched its mid-tier LOQ gaming laptops, it is revising its extra moveable Slim and Yoga strains. The headlining Slim Professional 9i (proven above) has the choice of a mini-LED 3K show on each 14.5- and 16-inch fashions. You may get improved distinction, in fact, however Lenovo additionally touts one hundred pc protection of the DCI-P3, sRGB and Adobe RGB shade areas, a 165Hz refresh fee and a 1,200-nit brightness that helps with HDR visuals and out of doors work. And sure, it is a viable choice for gaming and different GPU-heavy duties — you should utilize as much as GeForce RTX 4070 graphics.
Each Slim Professional 9i sizes assist as much as a Thirteenth-gen Intel Core i9 H-series processor, 64GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. It’s also possible to anticipate Dolby Atmos-capable audio system and a wholesome port choice that features Thunderbolt 4, USB-A, a headphone jack and HDMI, though you may should spring for the bigger machine to get a full-size SD card reader.
Lenovo expects the Slim Professional 9i household to ship in Could beginning at $1,700 for the 14.5-inch mannequin and $1,800 for the 16-inch equal. You will not get mini-LED at that worth and should ‘settle’ for RTX 4050 video, however that also makes the bottom model viable if you wish to strike a steadiness between uncooked velocity and a fairly moveable chassis.
You might have choices in case you do not want as a lot energy. An up to date Slim Professional 7 (pictured at center) features a bigger battery and higher cooling whereas providing the compulsory efficiency upgrades to Ryzen 7000HS-series CPUs. You will not get greater than RTX 4050 graphics, 1TB storage or 16GB of RAM, however the 14.5-inch laptop computer nonetheless presents as much as a 3K LCD with a 120Hz refresh fee. There’s additionally a refreshed 14-inch Slim 7i with Thirteenth-gen Intel Core processors. Each ranges arrive in April, starting at $1,180 for the Slim 7i and $1,200 for the Slim Professional 7.
The brand new Yoga fashions are easy spec bumps. The Intel-based Yoga 7i now makes use of Thirteenth-gen Core chips in its 14- and 16-inch guises, whereas the AMD-powered Yoga 7 depends on Ryzen 7000 CPUs. You need to use as much as a 2.8K OLED show. Each Yoga updates begin at $800 ($850 for the 14-inch 7i). The 7i seems in April, whilst you’ll have to attend till Could for the Ryzen version.