The 13.3-inch Yoga 6 Gen 7 2-in-1 laptop has an epic battery life, AMD RyzenTM 5000 Series Mobile Processors, and powerful audio-visual to enhance your entertainment. This convertible device is perfect for anyone who needs high performance on the go without harming the environment, thanks to its lightweight design and recycled materials that make up the stylish chassis.
Lenovo Yoga 6 Gen 7: Pricing and availability
- The Lenovo Yoga 6 Gen 7 is officially priced at $749.99, but you can already find it for less.
- It’s available from Lenovo and Best Buy, but not all configurations are available everywhere.
Lenovo first announced the Yoga 6 Gen 7 at CES 2022, and it will be available in the second quarter of 2022. The laptop is officially priced at $749.99, but Lenovo’s website already has the base model for as low as $599.99, making this laptop an even better deal. That price includes an AMD Ryzen 5 5500U processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of SSD storage, making it an excellent value for a convertible laptop.
If you don’t want to buy directly from Lenovo, you can also find the laptop at Best Buy, though only a few configuration options are available right now. More options may become available in the future, and they should begin to appear at other retailers as well.
Lenovo Yoga 6 Gen 7: Specs
|CPU||AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (6 cores, 12 threads, up to 4.0GHz, 8MB cache)|
|Graphics||Integrated AMD Radeon Graphics (7-core, 1800MHz)|
|Display||13.3-inch IPS, WUXGA (1920 x 1200), 170 DPI, 100% sRGB, up to 300 nits, TUV Low Blue Light, Dolby Vision, touch|
|Body||304 x 218 x 17.45 mm, 1.37kg|
|Storage||256GB NVMe PCIe SSD|
|Ports||2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C (with Power Delivery and DisplayPort 1.4)2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A (one always on for charging)1 x HDMI 2.01 x microSD card reader1 x combo audio jack|
|Audio||Dual 2W stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos|
Dual array microphones
|Camera||1080p Full HD webcam with IR, privacy shutter|
|Material||Aluminum + fabric (top), ABS (bottom)|
|OS||Windows 11 Home|
- The Lenovo Yoga 6 has a fabric-covered lid, which gives it a distinct look and feel.
- The base’s edges are now fully curved, giving it a more modern appearance and making it more comfortable to hold.
- This time, there are plenty of ports to accommodate all of your peripherals.
When I reviewed the Lenovo Yoga 6 last year, the design was one of my favorites, but the company went ahead and improved it. The lid of the laptop, like the previous model, is covered in a dark blue fabric, making the Yoga 6 stand out from the sea of metal laptops out there. However, Lenovo has modernized the design, similar to what happened with the Yoga 9i, which we also reviewed (and loved).
The base’s edges are now fully curved, resulting in a laptop that simply looks more appealing than it did with the old flat edges. If you purchase a laptop with an aluminum top cover rather than a fabric-covered one, the curved edges will be visible. In addition to looking great, the smooth rounded edges make it easier to hold the laptop in your hand because they don’t dig into your palms as much.
Display: It’s got a 16:10 aspect
- The display comes in a taller 16:10 aspect ratio and WUXGA resolution
- The webcam has also been upgraded to a Full HD sensor and supports Windows Hello
Another thing I had issues with in the previous iteration of the Yoga 6 was the display. While it was adequate, the 16:9 aspect ratio made it appear too small for my taste. Lenovo, on the other hand, listened. This year, the display was stretched up to a 16:10 aspect ratio, which is thankfully becoming more common in 2022 laptops. It’s still a 13.3-inch panel, but having a taller aspect ratio makes a big difference in productivity. There’s just more on the screen, which I like.
Aside from adding new pixels to fill the extra vertical space, the resolution on this year’s model is the same as last year’s, which I don’t mind. Some people prefer extremely sharp screens, but Full HD is ideal for a display of this size, and everything appears as sharp as I’d like it to. The brightness, which remains at 300 nits, is one thing that hasn’t changed. This is fine for working indoors, but it becomes very difficult to see outside in broad daylight. To be comfortable indoors with the window open, I have to use it at about 60% brightness.
Keyboard and Trackpad: reliable as ever.
- Lenovo’s traditional style keyboard with rounded keys is used on the new Yoga 6.
- Lenovo has increased the size of the trackpad, making it more comfortable.
Moving down to the keyboard base, this is the area that has seen the fewest changes from the previous model, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I really liked typing on the Lenovo Yoga 6’s keyboard, and the newest model is no exception. The keys have a comfortable travel distance and don’t bottom out too harshly, making them a joy to type on. They feel very snappy, and I’ve never had an issue with a key failing to actuate when I wanted it to. Read also; MacBook Pro 2022: What We Know So Far
The only changes to the keyboard this year are a couple of function keys that include shortcuts for the Windows 11 apps Settings, Calculator, and Snipping Tool, as well as the new Smart Key, which opens a quick toolbar to launch apps like Lenovo Vantage and Lenovo Voice.
Performance: Uses last-generation processors
Lenovo is using the same AMD Ryzen 5000 series processors as the previous-generation Yoga 6. Performance is still adequate for most users, but battery life has deteriorated.
The Yoga 6’s hardware has been upgraded almost entirely on the outside, but the inside has remained unchanged. The Lenovo Yoga 6 Gen 7 comes with AMD’s Ryzen 5000 series processors, just like last year’s model, and my unit came with a Ryzen 5 5500U. I was disappointed when this was announced, and I still find it strange that Lenovo didn’t choose the enhanced Ryzen 5 5600U with an improved architecture.
Having said that, with 6 cores and 12 threads, this is far from a bad processor. The biggest limitation in the configuration Lenovo sent me is the 8GB of RAM, which makes working with multiple apps and browser tabs difficult. When I switch to one of my browser tabs, it almost always has to reload. Of course, there are models of this laptop with 16GB of RAM, and not everyone has the same workloads as I do, so this isn’t a general negative; it’s just not appropriate for my specific needs. This is still a good configuration for the price. Read more; New HP Spectre x360 Laptops Include Options with Intel Arc
Should you buy the Lenovo Yoga 6 Gen 7?
Overall, the Lenovo Yoga 6 nails almost all of the fundamentals of a great convertible in this price range, and it’s easier to recommend than its predecessor.