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Lenovo launches the new IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook, the Yoga Slim 7 Carbon and the Yoga Slim 7 Pro with windows 11

At Tech World 2021, Lenovo unveiled new premium laptops providing fast and responsive computing ideal for the next normal.

The company unveiled the world’s lightest 14-inch OLED laptop1 for exceptional portability, the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon and the new 16-inch ultra-slim Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro—amongst the first laptops bringing you the powerful next-gen Windows 11 operating system (OS) with greater convenience and seamless experiences.

The company also launched a third device which is the sleek IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook (13”, 6) which it states is a 2-in-1 detachable laptop that is always-ready and all about mobility, and features Google’s Chrome OS to power creative and productivity tasks via your favourite apps while fueling incredible entertainment experiences.

Here is more information on the devices: 

1. Yoga Slim 7 Carbon – Light, Thin and Strong


A larger touchpad gives the Yoga Slim 7 Carbon a degree of user flexibility ideal for hybrid work and creation

Lenovo stated that its Yoga Slim 7 Carbon – is light, thin and strong as well as a durable laptop with an excellent OLED display that’s built for an active lifestyle.

It features an OLED panel by Samsung Display that’s optimized on four sides by narrow bezels, it mounts a 14-inch QHD+ display designed for ultra-vivid picture quality with Dolby Vision, and a VESA DisplayHDR TrueBlack 500 certification for enhanced video quality reproduction in a 16:10 display format for less scrolling and factory calibrated to Delta E <2 for accurate performance at 100 percent DCI-P3 colour gamut vibrancy.

Featuring up to 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 5800U Series Mobile Processors with AMD Radeon™ Graphics, the laptop is also available with optional NVIDIA® GeForce® MX450 graphics for supercharged content creation.  

It features RAM with up to 16GB LPDDR4x of memory, the Yoga Slim 7 Carbon also brings up to 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD of internal storage and a powerful 61WHrs battery with a dual charger that delivers the ease of Rapid Charge Express while on the go – just charge for 15 minutes for up to 3 hours of use.

It also features superior mobility with a long-lasting battery life of up to 14.5 hours is aided by scenario-based thermals via Lenovo Q-Control (simply use Fn+Q).

Lenovo adds that users will be able to choose the ideal fan setting to maximize system performance, switch between Extreme Performance mode for heavy-duty tasks, or leave your PC in the AI-enabled Intelligent Cooling mode for auto-adjustments based on your needs and to extend battery life.

The company notes that the larger touchpad gives the Yoga Slim 7 Carbon a degree of user flexibility ideal for hybrid work and creation.

Available in a Cloud Grey hue and made from ultra-portable carbon fiber and magnesium alloy for extraordinary lightness and strength, the Yoga Slim 7 Carbon laptop measures 14.9mm at its thinnest point and weighs just 1.1kg (2.37 lbs) placing it in its own category of lightest overall laptops in the industry, i.e. devices weighing at or just above 1kg.

Integrating Dolby Atmos® Speaker System helps power an immersive sound experience, while the drilled holes of two of the four front-facing speakers also help serve as thermal air intake zones for the laptop’s integrated turbofan.

It’s even TÜV Eye Comfort certified for better eye health via its low blue light. The glass display is default and you can opt for a touch screen that’s strengthened with Corning® Gorilla® Glass for increased durability.

Inside, the laptop is powered by Windows 11. Windows 11 is designed to bring you closer to what you love and empower your productivity, inspire your creativity, and help you stay connected with what and who matters most. 

To protect yourself even further, rely on Lenovo Smart Privacy Services, a new SaaS tool available on select Lenovo PCs with Windows 10 and Windows 11 that empowers you to own, control and personalize your online privacy all in one place helping to keep you protected as you surf, browse and shop online.

2. Yoga Slim 7 Pro – Extreme Performance on Lock


The Yoga Slim 7 Pro shown in Cloud Grey hue

For creators, making the shift to hybrid living will take a pumped-up PC with a bigger screen, extreme graphical performance, and more horsepower for running large apps and files faster.

Say hello to the next-level Yoga Slim 7 Pro with Windows 11, features a large 16-inch QHD In-Plane Switching (IPS) touch screen, 16:10 layout for multi-tasking and up to a max brightness of 500 nits via the up to 120Hz refresh rate configuration, the Yoga Slim 7 Pro is TÜV Eye Comfort certified.

Enjoy the spectacular colour, brightness and contrast, and incredible detail with Dolby Vision; VESA Certified DisplayHDR 400, and support for 100 percent sRGB colour gamut. What’s more, its touchpad is 11 percent bigger than the previous gen for increased comfort, and even responds to gestures.

Enjoy incredible immersive sound with Dolby Atmos, all packed into a compact chassis that’s 17.4mm at its thinnest point with a starting weight of 2.1kg (4.6 lbs) and available in Cloud Grey or Storm Grey hue.9

3. The Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook (13”, 6)


The IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook (13", 6) shown in Abyss Blue in productivity mode

Intuitively secure and ultra-portable, the new Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook (13”, 6) 2-in-1 detachable runs on the Chrome OS ecosystem for one-stop access to Google Play gaming and a rich library of entertainment apps, such as Spotify and YouTube.

With its lightweight panel from Samsung Display, the IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook’s 13.3-inch OLED display is capable of true color via 100 percent DCI-P3 color gamut, and its amplified brightness and higher contrast ratio as compared to an LCD screen does not disappoint.

The powerfully simple operating system of the IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook (13”, 6) boots up fast and delivers a long battery life of up to 15 hours10 with a 42WHr battery for even more mobile productivity while studying or web browsing.

Ideal for convenience lovers who prefer the versatility of the Google Assistant™ and switching between multiple modes, this Chromebook comes with touch, pen support and included keyboard and stand.

How it works its that users can simply detach the screen and enjoy a cinematic experience when watching their favourite movies in tablet mode, or transform it into a productivity powerhouse by snapping on its thin, detachable laptop-grade keyboard to help you get work done from the classroom, to kitchen or to the couch. 

Lenovo states that users can take comfort in the fact that today’s OLED display technology naturally emits 70 percent less blue light to help drastically reduce eye strain than current LCD panels, and comes certified as an Eyesafe® Display from TÜV Rheinland and an Eye Care Display from SGS™.

Built to deliver a first-class computing experience, the Snapdragon® 7c Gen 2 compute platform enables the IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook’s next-generation performance and efficiency.

Whether browsing, racing against a deadline, or catching up on the latest entertainment, this 2-in-1 also provides up to 256GB eMMC SSD of storage2, and up to 8GB LPDDR4x of memory. Enjoy crystal-clear audio from quad speakers at max volume and USI stylus support to empower your creativity and notetaking.

The dual-tone and narrow bezel design of the IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook (13”, 6) comes in Storm Grey or Abyss Blue hue.10 Its thin and light compact chassis is made to be carried around anywhere at 7.24mm thin and weighing 700g (1.5 lbs) for just the tablet.

US Pricing and Availability:

The 14-inch Yoga Slim 7 Carbon laptop (called IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon in North America) will start at $1,289.99 and is expected to be available starting October 2021.11

The 16-inch Yoga Slim 7 Pro laptop (called IdeaPad Slim 7 Pro in North America) will start at $1,449 and is expected to be available on Lenovo.com starting October 2021.11

The IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook (13”, 6) (called Lenovo Chromebook Duet 5 in North America) will start at $429.99 and is expected to be available starting October 2021.11.

South African availability is yet to be announced.

Supplied by: Lenovo.

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