Lenovo’s Fall Lineup Includes Ryzen Windows 11 Laptops
Lenovo has an absolute ton of devices coming this fall, and of particular note are the company’s new Windows laptops and Chromebooks. The company just took the wraps off its first AMD Ryzen-based IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon, along with an update to the Chromebook Duet, which was one of the more popular Chrome OS devices to sell out at the start of the pandemic. And for those wondering who is still selling Android tablets, Lenovo has a new one that promises enticing specs—perhaps powerful enough to woo you away from Apple’s iPad.
Let’s just jump right in. The IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon is 14.9mm thin and weighs less than three pounds. It has a 14-inch quad-HD display with a 90Hz refresh rate and a maximum brightness of 400 nits. The IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon includes a 61Wh battery, and there are vents on the side to help dissipate heat when the laptop is resting on a table.
Inside, the IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon is available with an AMD Ryzen 7 5800U mobile processor and up to 16GB of RAM. The Carbon variants of Lenovo’s laptops are typically more durable and lightweight due to their aluminum build, and when I saw the laptop in person, it was indeed quite light—I didn’t feel much strain holding it with one hand. The IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon starts at $1,290 and will be on sale in October. It will ship with Windows 11 right out of the box.