Lenovo Yoga Ryzen 9 Slim 7 Pro 14ACH5 Laptop Review

The new 14 inches Lenovo Yoga Ryzen 9 Slim laptop is small and incredibly fast with the 8 Core 16 Thread 5900HX and a beautiful high contrast 14 inches 16:10 90Hz Display!

Lenovo has always been known for its stylish and compact 14-inch laptops both in the consumer and business market. And with the release of the new AMD Ryzen Zen 3 Processors, every other brand is adapting the AMD processors on both their midrange and high range laptops in both Gaming and non-Gaming categories.

While the markets have already started flooding with the new Ryzen 5000 H Series Gaming laptops, Lenovo seized the opportunity and launched the all-new Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro, a non-Gaming laptop powered by the 7nm Ryzen 9 5900HX APU. There is nothing comparable to this right now in the market. We have earlier seen a 14-inch Razer Blade thin laptop powered by the Ryzen 9 5900HX and a dedicated RTX 3080 Graphics Card (Razer Blade 14 Review). But this is the first time a 14 inch non-Gaming laptop featured one of the most powerful Ryzen 9 5900HX Processors.

So let us check out the all-new Lenovo Yoga Ryzen 9 Slim 7 Pro Laptop.

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Lenovo Slim 7 Pro 14ACH5 Specifications

Here are the Lenovo Yoga Ryzen 9 Specifications

ProcessorAMD Ryzen 9 5900HX 8 Core 16 Thread APU 4.6 GHz
Graphics adapterAMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000) – 2048 MB, Memory: 1600 MHz, dual-channel mode
Memory16GB RAM DDR4-3200, dual-channel mode, on-board, no memory slots
Display14.00 inch 16:10, 2880 x 1800 pixel 243 PPI, Lenovo LEN8A90, IPS, Dolby Vision, Glossy Panel, HDR, 90 Hz
StorageSK Hynix PC711 1TB M.2-2280 (NVMe)
SoundcardRealtek ALC287 @ AMD K19.5 Audio
Connections1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: combined headset port, Brightness Sensor, TPM 2.0
NetworkingRealTek Semiconductor RTL8852AE (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1
Sizeheight x width x depth (in mm): 16.9 x 312.4 x 221.4 ( = 0.67 x 12.3 x 8.72 in)
Battery61 Wh, 3950 mAh Lithium-Ion
ChargingFast charging / Quickcharge
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera720p HD Webcam with IR,
Additional featuresSpeakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, McAfee LiveSafe (trial), Microsoft 365 (trial), 2 Years Warranty
Weight1.32 kg ( = 46.56 oz / 2.91 pounds), Power Supply: 436 g ( = 15.38 oz / 0.96 pounds)

Ryzen 9 Lenovo Price and Availability

The all-new Lenovo Yoga Ryzen 9 Slim Laptops will be priced at 1249 Euros but it’s right now not available in the United States. It will be available shortly with various Online Retailers like Amazon, Newegg, Best buy, and to name a few.

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Lenovo Yoga Ryzen 9 Laptop Build Quality and Design

The Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14ACH5 is an extremely thin device but powered by one of the world’s mightiest processors. It has a sleek and slim aluminum body and comes in a dark slate gray color. The metal build quality will be able to resist shocks while traveling because this laptop is mostly meant for people who are always on the go but still needs a powerhouse to run all their required tasks. The dimensions on the laptop are very accurate with no protrusions noticed. The display has a little bit of flex to it but that is really necessary as it will be able to withstand the shocks. The laptop is not wobbly and the hinges and lid kept the laptop firmly in its place.

Lenovo didn’t give an all-new look to the Slim 7 Pro but the 16:10 inch display does make the experience a little bit different in a good way. The glossy Yoga branding on the lid of the top left corner of the laptop and the Lenovo branding on the bottom right give the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14ACH5 an extremely clean and professional look.

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Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14ACH5 Display

The all-new Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro features a 14-inch screen. Lenovo also introduced the latest 16:10 display aspect ratio format for their laptops for users to have a better experience and more space to work with. I think this is a fantastic addition to a 14-inch laptop. The resolution of the display is 2880x1800px. The display’s response time is 90hz which is a big upgrade from the normal 60hz panels that were found in the last generation Yoga Slim models. The metrics of the display are as follows:

  • sRGB Coverage – 100%
  • Display P3 Coverage – 76%
  • Adobe sRGB Coverage – 76%

The maximum brightness is set to 390nits which is very bright for indoor lit rooms. But the absence of an Anti-Glare display would definitely be a disadvantage if you are working under direct lighting conditions. The display has an excellent color reproduction out of the box. It would be great for a laptop for Content creators and photographers who use software like Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, and some amount of Video editing like Premiere Pro. The Yoga Slim 7 Ryzen 9 Laptop can handle most of the demanding tasks you throw at it apart from its fantastic personal and business utilities.

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Lenovo Slim 7 Pro Keyboard and Trackpad

Keyboard

The keyboard featured in this laptop is a backlit chiclet-type keyboard. The keyboard layout is pretty much similar to the last generation of Lenovo Yoga Laptops. Although the key travel is less compared to the MSI Prestige 14 EVO that doesn’t mean the keyboard on the Slim 7 Pro is not good. The two-stage keyboard backlighting also features an automatic mode and a manual mode as well for better control. This new Lenovo Yoga Ryzen 9 Slim 7 Pro Laptop keyboard delivers smooth operation in all your day-to-day activities.

Touchpad

The touchpad is pretty sturdy and responds well to all the gestures like pinch to zoom and multitouch. The pad is even responsive on the corners as well. The left and right-click buttons are placed beneath the trackpad.

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Slim 7 Pro 14ACH5 Connectivity and Ports

The all-new Lenovo Slim 7 Pro Laptop features the USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type A) Port and the Power button. It also features the Headphone/Mic Combo audio port. On the left side of the port, we get to two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C Ports which would both serve as a Display port and Power Delivery.

For the Connectivity side of things the Wi-Fi chip supports the 802.11 WiFi6 Standards and provides the all-new Bluetooth 5.1 for seamless file transfers.


Lenovo Yoga Ryzen 9 Laptop – Battery, Webcam and Speakers

The Lenovo Yoga Ryzen 9 features an impressive 61W/hr battery and the test results are impressive, to say the least. Running under different conditions and different workloads did exceed our expectations.

  • Idle (without WIFI & Minimum Brightness) – 21 hours
  • Websurfing – 10 hours
  • Maximum load with maximum brightness – 2 hours

The Webcam produces images with a maximum resolution of 1280x720p. This is a 0.9MP Camera that can click decent shots but should only be used during working from home or 1 on 1 video calling. There are certain issues with the color accuracy as well. But if you want to invest in a better quality webcam which you should obviously do then check out our Top 5 Best Webcam List.

The speakers provided in the Lenovo Yoga Slim AMD Laptop don’t provide a very rich audio experience but that is okay considering the size of the laptop and the speakers as well. The maximum volume is very low and you can hardly hear any bass from the speakers. On listening in a closed room or environment, the speaker’s sound is mostly inclined towards having more treble. Although we would recommend you to use proper headphones or Bluetooth speakers for a better audio experience.


Lenovo Yoga Slim Pro AMD Laptop Performance

The Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro is powered by the new AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX APU. This is an eight-core 16 thread APU that operates at a base speed of 3.3Ghz and can boost up to 4.7Ghz on Turbo mode. The Simultaneous Multithreading feature is also enabled where two threads can be processed on a single core. Since this is an AMD APU, it features Vega 8 integrated Graphics which runs at a speed of 2100Mhz. The new Lenovo Yoga Ryzen 9 Laptop plays most of the gaming titles at 720p with medium to high settings. Modern games like Far Cry 5 are also playable if the settings are toned down. The 16GB 3200Mhz RAM is not upgradable and is soldered onboard. The SK Hynix PC711 1TB SSD can store all your programs and games and you can access them at lightning-fast speed.

Here are few Benchmarks of the Lenovo Yoga Slim Pro 7 AMD Laptop.

CPU and GPU Benchmarks

Cinebench R231498 (Single Core) / 12019 (Multi-Core)
PC Mark 10 Score 6414 Points
3d Mark 11 Performance6424 Points
3D Mark Ice Storm Standard157223 Points
3D Mark Fire Strike score 3517 Points
3D Mark 11 (1280×720 GPU)6258 Points
lenovo yoga slim 7 amd benchmarks

Gaming Benchmarks

GamesLowMediumHighUltra
The Witcher 3 68432113
GTA V1171053014
Dota 2124975552
Far Cry 550242221
Final Fantasy XV392013
Strange Brigade88342821
Hunt Showdown501714
Dirt 5 53221613
Monster Hunter Stories 2744537
F1 2021944232

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 2021 Thermals

The laptop thermals are taken care of by the two fans and the heat is surprisingly managed really well. In the tests conducted by Notebookcheck, it is observed that when under full load the CPU and GPU ran at a speed of 3.2Ghz and 1200Mhz respectively. This compact laptop surprisingly doesn’t heat up at all. It registered a maximum temperature of 49 degrees when under full load running under stress test. This speaks volumes about how efficient the cooling system is and as well as how well the new 7nm AMD chips are.


Lenovo Yoga Ryzen 9: FAQ

How much Warranty does Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro have?

Lenovo carries a two-year Warranty on the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7.

Can I upgrade Yoga Slim 7 internals?

The Lenovo Yoga Ryzen 9 internals can be accessed by using a screwdriver and removing all the screws from the back. Yes, you can upgrade the M.2 SSD slots, but you cannot upgrade the RAM as it is soldered on the Motherboard.


Lenovo Yoga Ryzen 9 Verdict

Despite featuring the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX APU, the Lenovo Yoga Ryzen 9 AMD Laptop achieves almost 9-10 hours under smart cooling mode and 10-13 hours in power-saving mode. There is no throttling as the heat is very evenly distributed and the cooling fans did an exceptional job in keeping the whole chassis cool. One big drawback is that this laptop doesn’t feature the Thunderbolt port. Most of the laptops like the MSI Prestige 14 features the Thunderbolt port as well. The 14-inch display with a 16:10 aspect ratio has excellent color coverage with very decent color reproductions. The absence of an anti glare display can be a deal-breaker for such a device. Although the 90Hz display feels extremely smooth. In terms of single-core CPU, the performance is at par with the i7 11th Gen G7 CPU, but it completely crushes the Intel in multicore benchmarks.

In our verdict, we would say the Lenovo Yoga Ryzen 9 Slim 7 Laptop if priced correctly will definitely sell like hotcakes!

That’s all for now
Until next time.


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