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Lenovo Yoga 7 (2024) review: A solid AI-powered offering offset by a lackluster screen and camera

This year, we’ve been seeing loads of the best AI PCs hit the market now that processors with AI-boosting NPUs (Neural Processing Units) are more readily available. One of the latest laptops to fit this description is the Lenovo Yoga 7 2-in-1 (2024), which features an NPU-toting AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS processor along with a Radeon 780M graphics card. 

I’ve been using this laptop for a couple of weeks to see how well it performs in various scenarios. It isn’t perfect, but it meets the need for a value device that can work as both an AI laptop and a tablet. Here’s how it accomplishes this. 

This review was made possible thanks to a review unit provided by Lenovo. The company did not see the contents of this review before publishing.

Lenovo Yoga 7: Price and specs

The Lenovo Yoga 7 is an AI PC laptop with a Ryzen 7 8840HS processor.  (Image credit: Rebecca Spear / Windows Central)

Pricing & specifications highlights

  • With a starting price of $749.99, this is a very affordable AI laptop.
  • It’s available with either an AMD Ryzen 5 8640HS or an R7 8840HS, both of which have an AI-boosting NPU.
  • This laptop is available at Best Buy and Lenovo’s website. 
  • Value rating: 5/5

Lenovo Yoga 7

Price: $749.99 (starting at) | $899.99  (reviewed at)
OS: Windows 11 Home (reviewed at) | Pro
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 8640HS | Ryzen 7 8840HS (reviewed at)
GPU: Radeon 760M | 780M (reviewed at)
RAM: 8GB | 16GB (reviewed at)
Storage: 512GB | 1TB (reviewed at)
Display: 14″ WUXGA (1920 x 1200) IPS LCD (reviewed at), 16:10, 60Hz | 14″ WUXGA (1920 x 1200) OLED, 16:10, 60Hz
Battery: Up to 13 hrs 20 mins
Ports: 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, USB-C 4, 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2, 1x HDMI 2.1 TMDS, 1x microSD card reader, 1x 3.5mm headphone jack
Size: 18.3 (H) x 317.7 (W) x 222.2mm (D) (0.72 x 12.51 x 8.75 in)
Starting Weight: 1.6kg (3.57lbs)


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