Lenovo Slim 7i Carbon Review

General Usage

Booting the system on for the first time you’ll be brought into Windows 11. One thing Lenovo has done recently with their laptops is change from a typical 16:9 aspect ratio on their screens to a 16:10 aspect ratio. So for this laptop we have a 13.3-inch 16:10 2.5K (2560 x 1600) IPS display. This display is very crisp and using it as a touchscreen it is very responsive.

Lenovo Slim 7i Carbon

The keyboard on this laptop is very comfortable to type on. I did notice that there is a bit of noticeable flex in the keyboard and when you use the trackpad. 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.

Lenovo Slim 7i Carbon

When it comes to the built-in camera on the laptop it will shoot video at 720p (1280 x 720) at 30 FPS and take photos at 0.9 MP (1280 x 720). This was a bit of a let-down. It really would have been nice to have seen a 1080p webcam here. For those wondering about quality here is a picture I took with the camera.

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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 array on the laptop. We compare this with other laptops we’ve reviewed in the past.

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