With any laptop you are going to want to be productive. I have been using the IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon for about a month now and I’ve really enjoyed it. Again I really have to commend Lenovo for using a 16:10 screen, the extra vertical space is definitely appreciated. With the 2880 X 1800 resolution OLED display by default Windows sets the scale at 200%, I would at least change that to 150%, but at 100% you can actually have two Windows next to each other which is great for productivity and multi-tasking.
The screen itself is excellent, again if you’ve never used an OLED screen before you’ll instantly notice the difference. We measured 100% sRGB, 98% AdobeRGB and 100% of the P3 color space out of the box.
And here are our brightness numbers at different brightness levels. Even though this display is not as bright as some by the numbers, to me at least it appears brighter, maybe it is just more crisp and vibrant.
The keyboard is extremely comfortable to type on. I had no issues using it for hours on end. If you are working in the dark you do get a white backlight on the keys with two different brightness levels. You can manually turn the lighting on or off (FN + Spacebar) or you can set it to auto which will turn on the backlighting based on your environment. For those wondering about the trackpad it is made of glass and has a smooth feel to it. The touchscreen on the display was quite good too, I did not run into any issues with it.
The included camera on the laptop is not the best. It will shoot 720P video at 30 FPS and take photos at 0.9 MP (1280 x 720). It will get the job done for Skype and Zoom calls, but if you are taking calls often I would suggest getting a dedicated webcam. Here a picture to give you an idea of the quality of the camera.
I also made a recording using the Windows recording tool to give you an idea of the type of audio quality you would get if you planned on using the built-in microphone on the laptop. As a comparison we made an idential recording in the same room using Lenovo’s IdeaPad X1 Carbon.
Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon
Lenovo IdeaPad X1 Carbon