New Lenovo Slim Series Laptops Feature Updated AMD or Intel Processors

As part of Lenovo’s big spring laptop refresh, the company today introduced a new generation of slim clamshell laptops in the US. These include the Slim 9i, Slim 7i and Slim7i Pro X, Slim 7i Carbon and Slim 7. The latter of these comes with an AMD Ryzen 6000 Series processor instead of the Intel chips inside its siblings, while the Slim 9i claims to be carbon neutral. While the improvements aren’t dramatic, the new lineup offers decent increases in performance, longevity, and screen quality.

Lenovo’s Slim 9i is a 14-inch laptop with WiFi 6 and three Thunderbolt 4 ports. It’s also supposedly carbon neutral, making it a solid bet if you’re environmentally conscious. The screen includes an option to upgrade to a 4K OLED Puresight touchscreen, which is sure to deliver sharper visuals and more immersive gaming. It also includes the IdeaPad’s infrared webcam, which means it will have facial recognition capabilities. It also has 12th generation Intel Core processors. The laptop starts at $1,799 and will be available in US stores starting in June.

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Both the Slim 7i Pro X and Slim 7 Pro X are 14-inch laptops; the former offers 12th Gen Intel Core processors and the latter includes an AMD Ryzen 6000 Series processor. You can expect up to 32GB of RAM and the option of an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 laptop GPU. Weighing in at 3.5 pounds, both machines are also very light, especially for those with dedicated graphics cards. The 7i Pro X starts at $1,699 and the 7 Pro X starts at $1,499.

The Slim 7 features a 16-inch display and is powered by an AMD Ryzen 6000 Series processor, and starts at $1,499. The Slim 7i is available in 14 or 16 inches and features 12th Gen Intel Core processors. Its price starts at $1,199 or $1,599, respectively.

For those in the market for a lightweight laptop that also won’t bulk up your carry-on, a decent option might be the 13-inch, 2.2-pound Lenovo Slim 7i Carbon. As its name suggests, it saves weight by having a carbon frame. Includes 12th Gen Intel Core processors and self-adjusting fan and power speeds to save battery power. The 7i Carbon is available as a 13-inch laptop or as an upgraded model that features a 13.3-inch Lenovo Puresight touchscreen. Pricing starts at $1,299 and will be available in the US this June.

For those who fear losing their laptops while on the go (or heaven forbid, having their machine stolen), Lenovo will offer its Smart Lock program in North America, beginning in June. The cloud-based security program includes an app and browser version and essentially allows users to track and find their machines, as well as remotely lock or wipe any personal information from them.

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