Lenovo's IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon joins the growing list of OLED laptops launched this month. It is also known as the Yoga Slim 7 Carbon in North America. Lenovo claims it is the lightest 14 inch OLED laptop available at 2.37 pounds. I believe the company is correct. I think the closest competitor is the Asus ZenBook 14XOLED, which weighs 3.09 pounds. It is also lighter than the ZenBook 13 OLED or the Dell XPS 13OLED.
The OLED panel from Samsung Display has QHD+ resolution instead of the 4K resolution you see on OLED laptops. You won't get the same number of pixels as a 4K OLED machine like the ZenBook 14X, but you will have a longer battery life. QHD+ still has sharp images, even at this small size.
The display has other great features. The 16:10 aspect ratio will allow for more vertical space than last year's 16:9 IdeaPad Slim 7. It boasts a 90Hz refresh rate, which is a hallmark Samsung promised would be on more OLED laptops this upcoming year. It will cover 100 percent DCI-P3 colors and reach 600 nits brightness.
The Slim 7's interior can be configured with an AMD Ryzen 7 5800U processor, Nvidia GeForce X450 graphics card and 16GB or 1TB storage. Lenovo claims that the Slim 7's 61Whr battery will last for 14.5 hours. This may sound like a lot, but it was close enough to last year's Slim 7, which had a smaller battery.
The device is also durable, even though it has a light weight. The company claims that the device has passed nine operational durability tests and is capable of enduring everyday environmental shocks.
Lenovo also displayed a new Yoga Slim 7 Pro (branding it as the IdeaPad Slim 7 Pro in North America, I know, its confusing). It is a 16-inch laptop that features an IPS touchscreen, rather than an OLED. However, it has 16:10 resolution and QHD resolution. The screen can run at 120Hz which is a huge boon for gamers. The models come with a Ryzen 7 5800H processor, Nvidia GeForce RTX3050 graphics card, 16GB RAM and 1TB storage. The battery is 75Whr. The Slim 7 Pro will be available in October at a price starting at $1,449.