Lenovo Yoga 6 Gen 7 Review: A Flexible Powerhouse

Lenovo Yoga 6 Gen 7
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Lenovo’s Yoga series has always had versatility on its side. That still remains true with the Lenovo Yoga 6 Gen 7 – the AMD Lucienne refresh of the Yoga 6. It can be equipped with an AMD Ryzen 7 5700U CPU with a Vega 8 GPU and will now come with a slightly taller 16:10 display.

Lenovo Yoga 6 Gen 7 Specifications

Lenovo Yoga 6 Gen 7

CPUUp to AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
GPUAMD Radeon RX Vega 8
OSWindows 11 Home
RAMUp to 16GB LPDDR4x
Display13.3-inch IPS, 1920 x 1200, 100% sRGB, 300nits, Touch Screen
StorageUp to 1TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD
I/O Ports2x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C, 2x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x MicroSD Card Reader, 3.5mm Combo Jack, Novo Hole
ConnectivityWiFi 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.2
Battery4-cell 59Whr, 45W USB Type-C Adapter
Audio2x User-Facing Speakers, Dolby Atmos
OthersFingerprint Reader, 2MP IR Webcam with Privacy Shutter and Microphone
Dimensions304 x 218 x 17.36mm
WeightStarts at 1.37kg
ColorsDark Teal

Lenovo Yoga 6 Gen 7 Review – Unboxing

Lenovo Yoga 6 Gen 7

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The Lenovo Yoga 6 Gen 7 is encased in a black box reminiscent of previous entries in the lineup. The notebook comes with documentation, a 45W USB Type-C adapter, a digital pen, and a laptop sleeve.

Design and Aesthetics

Lenovo Yoga 6 Gen 7

The notebook’s display array is made out of aluminum while the bottom shell is made from plastic. The lid definitely feels more premium but the bottom shell has a matte finish as to not stray too far from the overall minimalist look.

Lenovo Yoga 6 Gen 7

Its edges are curved, which is a far cry from the angular notebooks that we see nowadays. The notebook remains an ultraportable weighing in at a relatively light 1.37kg and it should fit most laptop bags measuring at 304 x 218 x 17.36mm.

Its pair of robust hinges allows the notebook to be positioned to tent mode or into a tablet. They are resistant enough to support the device at any angle.

Display and Audio

Lenovo Yoga 6 Gen 7

The Yoga 6 comes with a 13.3-inch 16:10 1920 x 1200 IPS touch display. At the top is a 2MP IR Webcam with a privacy shutter that can be toggled via a physical switch at its side. Refresh rate stays at a vanilla 60Hz and Lenovo says that the screen supports 100% sRGB.

The screen does have a bit of anti-glare coating and small bezels at the sides. The 13.3-inch screen might also be a bit small for some but is exceptionally portable. Colors are good with 99.20% sRGB though it prefers Blue hues compared to Red and Green. Contrast is pretty good allowing for deeper blacks but don’t expect OLED levels of performance here.

  • sRGB – 99.20%
  • AdobeRGB – 77.80%
  • DCI-P3 – 83.20%
  • Luminance (Minimum) – 3.52 cd/m2
  • Luminance (Maximum) – 302.78 cd/m2
  • Delta E (Average) – 0.15
  • Delta E (Maximum) – 1.2
  • Gamma – 2.08
  • Contrast Ratio – 1289:1

Brightness is pretty average at around 302.78 cd/m2 at the center. Panel uniformity is good with the lowest brightness at the top right dipping by only 5% from the brightest point at the center.

Lenovo Yoga 6 Gen 7

Audio comes from two speakers at the sides. They do come with Dolby Atmos branding and can get surprisingly loud at maximum volume. Vocals and highs sound decent but there’s very little in the way of bass, which leaves heavier tracks and booming movies lacking.

Keyboard and Touchpad

Lenovo Yoga 6 Gen 7

The Lenovo Yoga 6 Gen 7 has a standard chiclet keyboard with a 75% layout. There is an arrow cluster smushed at the bottom right while secondary functions are integrated with the F keys. The keyboard has four white backlight levels that can be toggled via Fn + Space.

The switches are tactile but bottoming out is slightly mushy, which some may prefer. There is some slight adjustment in typing since keys on both sides are slightly smaller than usual to make room for the speakers.

The trackpad is slightly offset to the left and has a smooth finish. Tracking is responsive while the lieft and right click are tactile and sufficiently silent. Lenovo has put a standalone fingerprint scanner at the right-hand side for Windows Hello.

Lenovo Yoga 6 Gen 7

Lenovo is bundling a stylus with the Yoga 6 so precise inputs can be done while in tent or tablet mode. The stylus itself is precise and has additional options while using the rocker at the side.

Input and Output Ports

Lenovo Yoga 6 Gen 7

The Yoga 6 Gen 7 comes with two USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C ports at the left hand-side accompanied by a full-sized HDMI 2.0 and 3.5mm combo jack. Its USB C ports do not support Thunderbolt 4 but can be used for charging and display.

Lenovo Yoga 6 Gen 7

Over at the reverse side are two USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A ports, a MicroSD card reader, and its power button. Its nice to see USB Type-A ports in an ultraportable but we prefer an SD card reader as it is still a more common storage media for cameras.

Software

Lenovo Yoga 6 Gen 7

The convertible comes with Windows 11 out-of-the-box. Windows 11 is Microsoft’s latest OS and comes with several new changes, including a modern UI closer to Mac, and even Android app integration.

Bloatware is kept to a minimum but Lenovo does include McAfee amongst the pre-installed programs. Lenovo Vantage acts as the brand’s assistant letting users know about system updates, new products, and notebook temperature and battery level among many others.

Lenovo Yoga 6 Gen 7 Review – Benchmarks

Lenovo Yoga 6 Gen 7

The Lenovo Yoga 6 Gen 7 is powered by AMD’s Zen 2-based Lucienne platform. The unit we have for review came with an AMD Ryzen 7 5700U with 16GB RAM and 960GB PCIe 3.0 SSD. A more budget-friendly option is available with an AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, 8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD.

Storage is handled by a WD Green SN350 NVMe SSD. Its 960GB variant promises sequential read and write performance of 2,400MB/s and 1,900MB/s, respectively. A run with CrystalDIskMark denotes good sequential performance with the drive reaching 2,474.88MB/s in writes and 2,038.31MB/s in reads with a 4GiB workload.

The notebook will be tested with various tests including synthetics and rendering for the CPU and synthetics and light gaming for its GPU. This will reveal what kind of performance it can bring to a variety of programs.

CPU Benchmarks

CPU-Z Benchmark 17.01.64

7-Zip 16.04

wPrime v2.10

Cinebench R15

Cinebench R20

Blender 2.82a

The performance of the Yoga 6’s AMD Ryzen 7 5700U is pretty good given its low TDP of around 15W (which can be boosted to 25W depending on the manufacturer). It still has some legs despite its age positioning the notebook near the middle of the pack in heavier benchmarks.

GPU Benchmarks

3DMark Fire Strike

Rainbow Six Siege

A Radeon Vega 8 iGPU provides graphical performance for the notebook. It provides okay performance and can deliver decent framerates in lighter games like Rainbow Six Siege. It will not run graphically-intensive games but it can get users through casual games with smooth performance.

Temperature and Battery Life

The Yoga 6 Gen 7 has an aggressive fan profile with the fans ramping up even in light workloads. Thankfully, they are fairly silent in lower speeds. Temperatures are fairly expected with its CPU ramping up to a maximum of 91 °c while the GPU rests at a peak of 80 °c under heavy load.

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Its 59Whr battery should be able to last around 7 – 8 hours under light workloads. You can expect 5 – 6 hours of usage if you’re watching videos over the Internet. Filling the battery from empty through its USB Type-C port should take more than an hour.

Lenovo Yoga 6 Gen 7 Review – Conclusion

Lenovo Yoga 6 Gen 7

The Lenovo Yoga 6 Gen 7 is still a portable and flexible powerhouse as expected from an entry from the Yoga series. It’s light and diminutive chassis allows it to be carried everywhere easily and slightly taller display allows for additional screen real-estate. It also has terrific battery that should allow users to last quite a while before charging up.

The AMD Ryzen 7 5700U can still pack a punch despite its age. The CPU, however, might be quickly overtaken by new generation processors from both AMD and Intel. The lack of Thunderbolt 4 connectivity is endemic to the platform and is a missed expansion option for additional GPU performance.

With a starting price of PhP 52,095 in the Philippines, the Lenovo Yoga 6 Gen 7 is a perfect budget-friendly notebook for those who are looking for a powerful 2-in-1 convertible. This is why we are giving the notebook our seal of approval.

Lenovo Yoga 6 Gen 7 Price and Availability

The Lenovo Yoga 6 Gen 7 is priced starting at PhP 52,095 in the Philippines. It is available through Lenovo’s official website, Lazada, and Shopee Flagship stores. It can also be had through Lenovo concept stores and authorized retail stores nationwide.