A whole lot of laptop at a very affordable price
Lenovo Yoga 7i 2-in-1 (16″)
Lenovo’s enlarged Yoga 7i (Gen 7) takes the convertible form factor and gives it a 16-inch display with QHD+ resolution. The full keyboard with number pad and large touchpad makes it easy to be productive, and thanks to Intel’s 12th Gen Core chips, it has the power to handle your workload.
The market for convertible laptops is mainly dominated by smaller PCs between 12 and 14 inches. So whenever we find a larger convertible – in this case 16-inch – on sale, it’s worth writing about. Lenovo has already hosted some of the best Black Friday laptop and computer sales on its official website, but this Yoga 7i 16 (Gen 7) deal at Best Buy is hard to beat. You can get this augmented convertible for $350 off the regular price of $1,000, bringing the total down to just $650. This is a laptop that I have personally used and would recommend even at full price. Being able to pick it up for the cost of a far cheaper laptop only makes it that much better.
What makes the Lenovo Yoga 7i 16 so good?
I reviewed both the smaller Yoga 7i 14 and larger Yoga 7i 16 (Gen 7) earlier this year and was quite impressed with what Lenovo has to offer. The PC maker has put a lot of work into its mid-range models, and it’s paying off. The case is now rounded at the edges to provide a more comfortable grip in tablet mode, and it doesn’t dig into your wrists as much when typing either. The keyboard is comfortable for long days of typing and even has a full number pad for the accountants out there. The touchpad doesn’t hold you back either. It’s enormous.
Many laptops on sale during Black Friday cut corners, particularly on the display, to keep the price down. Lenovo didn’t take that bait here, offering a crisp 2560 x 1600 (QHD+) resolution for the 16:10 aspect ratio. Color reproduction is excellent, and there’s plenty of brightness to combat glare. The selection of connections is also quite generous. There are two Thunderbolt 4, HDMI, two USB-A 3.2 (Gen 1), an SD card reader and a 3.5mm audio jack. You can always connect to any of the best Thunderbolt 4 docks, but the native choices here are probably enough for most workloads.
This discounted model is specially equipped with a 12th generation Intel Core i5-1240P processor (CPU) with 12 cores and 16 threads, giving you the performance you need to handle your daily workload. This is joined by 8 GB of soldered LPDDR5-4800 MHz RAM and a 256 GB M.2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD, which can be upgraded after purchase. This is a whole lot of convertible laptops at a great price.
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