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Lenovo Yoga Duet 7i Hands-On




The Lenovo Yoga Duet 7i is part of the brand’s premium line of Yoga Devices. This is a 2-in-1 convertible laptop, dubbed as the first-ever Yoga PC, with a detachable backlit Bluetooth keyboard and an adjustable kickstand. We recently got our hands on it, and here are our initial thoughts!

The Lenovo Yoga Duet 7i flaunts a premium metal design in Slate Grey with a matte finish that may repel fingerprints and smudges well. The device also shows off a world-facing 5MP camera on the top-center, a reflective YOGA branding on the top-left side, while the Lenovo logo rests on the opposing lower-right side.

The screen boasts a 13-inch WQHD IPS 2K (2160 x 1350) touchscreen display with thin bezels, 100% sRGB color accuracy, 450nits brightness, and wide-angle viewing. The display showcases vivid colors and decent sharpness. Moreover, within the top bezel, you can find the front-facing IR camera, along with an array of sensors to support Windows Hello and the built-in array microphone with support for Cortana.

Found on the screen’s left side are the speaker grille, microSD card slot, 3.5mm audio jack, and two USB 3.2 Type-C Gen 1 ports for power delivery, DisplayPort, and data transfers. This 2-in-1 device has a clear and superb sound brought by its dual Dolby Audio speakers and a smart amp.

On the other side of the screen are the other speaker grille, power button, volume rocker, and another USB 3.2 Type-C Gen 1. You’ll have to buy a USB-C hub for other usual ports.

Meanwhile, the single grille for the laptop’s ventilation can be found resting at the screen’s top side.


 

Under the hood, the Yoga Duet 7i is powered by up to the 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10510U processor, Intel UHD Graphics, up to 16GB DDR4 RAM, and up to 1TB PCIe SSD storage. The variant that we got boasts an Intel Core i7-10510U processor, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB of SSD storage.

The Yoga Duet 7i is lightweight at 1.16kg, and it is portable enough to carry around. It is also flexible and versatile as it comes with an adjustable kickstand.

The device also has a detachable Bluetooth keyboard with backlit and a buttonless glass surface touchpad. Typing on the keyboard feels comfortable, and it produces minimal typing sounds. Moreover, it also has white backlighting with two modes. However, the buttonless touchpad is responsive, big enough, and doesn’t attract smudges.

Furthermore, the Yoga Duet 7i is compatible with the optional Lenovo E-Colour Pen and Digital Pen. The said optional pen for sketching, doodling, and boost users’ tasks for creative programs like Photoshop and InDesign.

So far, with its versatility and features, we can tell that the Lenovo Yoga Duet 7i targets professionals who need a reliable companion device for multitasking and productivity. Watch out for our full review to see how well the Lenovo Yoga Duet 7i performs!

The Lenovo Yoga Duet 7i with an Intel Core i7-10510U processor, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB SSD storage is now available for purchase through the official Lenovo stores and authorized resellers nationwide for PHP 84,995.

Lenovo Yoga Duet 7i specs:
13-inch WQHD 2K (2160 x 1350) IPS Touch display
100% sRGB, Dolby Vision, 450 nits
Windows 10 Home
Up to Intel Core i7-10510U
16GB 2667MHz DDR4 RAM
1TB NVMe PCIe X4 SSD
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.1
LTE/4G (Optional)
Dolby Audio Speakers + Smart Amp
IR Webcam w/ Windows Hello support
Dual-array microphones
Buttonless glass surface touchpad
Detachable Bluetooth 5.0 Backlit Keyboard
Lenovo Digital Pen, E-Color Pen support
2 x USB Type-C Gen 1 (PD 3.0 + DisplayPort support)
1 x USB Type-C Gen 1
SD Card Reader
3.5mm audio jack
42Whr battery
297.4 x 205.5 x 9.19mm
798.8g (Tablet only), 1.16kg (With Folio Case)
Orchid, Slate Grey



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