The Slim 7 Pro X is the latest productivity beast by Lenovo. It has a slim form factor that packs more than a punch.
The Lenovo Slim 7 Pro X has an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS Creator Edition processor at 3.30 GHz along with an NVIDIA RTX3050 (4GB) GPU. My PC, on the other hand, is still rocking an AMD Ryzen 5 and a NVIDIA 1060. This is depressing. Moving on…
Ensuring the smooth running of the device is a 32GB of RAM and a 1 Terabyte SSD. Displaying all these goodness to you is a 14.5-inch IPS touchscreen display with a screen refresh rate of 120Hz.
What these specifications translate to is a highly efficient working laptop that you can run Adobe Creative Suite of applications smoothly and play some AAA games occasionally.
One thing to note is that the Lenovo Slim 7 Pro X is using an IPS display so the colours may not be as bright as an LED display. On the flip-side, if colour accuracy is your thing, especially for your creative work, then you will love this IPS display to bits.
Lenovo is not-at-all stingy with ports on the Slim 7 Pro X. It has two USB Type-C ports and two USB Type-A ports. Along the same trim, you will also find the power button, a 3.5mm headphone jack and an on/off switch for the built-in 1080P FHD web camera. These ports should be sufficient for your mouse and external drives albeit, it would have been better if they manage to squeeze in an SD card for the ease of photographers and videographers.
The experience typing on the Lenovo Slim 7 Pro X’s keyboard is nothing short of satisfying. The travel distance of each key is well spaced out for comfortable reach.
The tactile feedback of each key is also unsurprisingly excellent though it has that rubbery bounce to it after each hit. It is not annoying. On the contrary, it adds to the experience and enjoyment typing on the laptop.
The Lenovo Slim 7 Pro X can last you a good 10 hours. You might even be able to stretch it an hour more. But do note that this is if you are not using it extensively and intensively with all power-demanding apps opened.
My daily usage revolves around surfing the net, typing articles, playing of Spotify and YouTube. All these only took up 10% after a good 2 hours. Yes, I was surprised too.
Oh, also, according to Lenovo, the Slim 7 Pro X has an AI Engine+ that allows you to “adjust fan speed and hardware performance” based on your needs. This is a good touch but I don’t think normal users like you and me would care much about it. Still, it is an option for you if you yearn for an optimised experience with the laptop.
The Lenovo Slim 7 Pro X uses a 100W charger as opposed to what other laptops use out there in the market. So, if you want to use a typical 30W charger, it will take you more time to get it fully charged.
Powerful but light
The Lenovo Slim 7 Pro X defies the norm where power is equivalent to heavier weight. With all that’s packed in this laptop, it only comes in at 1.58kg. So, this makes the Slim 7 Pro X an excellent companion for business travellers, hybrid working arrangements and digital nomads.
Buy or don’t buy
If you are in the market looking for a laptop that allows you productivity and fulfils some of your occasional gaming craves, I believe the Lenovo Slim 7 Pro X is a good option for your consideration.
Not many laptops out there in the market have such a slim form factor and yet comprises specifications that punch above many weights.
This variant of the Lenovo Slim 7 Pro X has not officially arrive on Singapore’s shores and I’m not sure if it will. What’s currently available though is the variant with a Ryzen 7 processor and 16GB of RAM, and it retails at S$2,299.