Lenovo’s brand-new Yoga Slim 7i Carbon weighs just 996 grams

Wolf in sheep’s clothing
23 March 2021 / 19:32IST

2021 indeed seems to be the year where carbon fibre makes its way to more gadgets than ever before. And Lenovo’s new Yoga Slim 7i Carbon adds to this short list of premium smartphones and laptops that make use of carbon fibre (the material used in space shuttles, F1 race cars and hypercars) to keep things feather-light and rigid. At just 996 grams, this is one light laptop! And no! It does not have that raw carbon fibre weave, but a proprietary 2nd generation Web-Core 2.0 Carbon Fibre that Lenovo claims, reduces material weight by up to 40% while increasing durability. It may look delicate in that special white finish, but it’s tough as nails with a MIL-STD-810G durability rating. On the inside, you get a choice of 11th-Gen Intel Core i7 or Core i5 silicon paired with 8/12 GB of RAM and 256/512 GB or 1 TB of storage. There’s a 16:10 ratio Quad-HD display that supports Dolby Vision HDR and 2x2 W Dolby Atmos certified speakers to keep those tunes going after the work hours end. Priced from ₹1,19,990, this wolf in sheep’s clothing goes on sale in India from 23 March.

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