September 29, 2020

Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7 performance preview: The high-end Ryzen laptop we’ve been waiting for

Like a prize fight weigh-in, the AMD Ryzen 7 4800U in Lenovo’s IdeaPad Slim 7 just flexed like no other ultrabook CPU we’ve ever seen.It’s almost as though the Ryzen 7 4800U snatched the mic from the podium and started hurling insults at Intel...

Like a prize fight weigh-in, the AMD Ryzen 7 4800U in Lenovo’s IdeaPad Slim 7 just flexed like no other ultrabook CPU we’ve ever seen.

It’s almost as though the Ryzen 7 4800U snatched the mic from the podium and started hurling insults at Intel’s upcoming Tiger Lake CPU. If there was a folding chair, we’re sure it would been thrown at Intel’s entourage while the flash bulbs popped.

While we’re still in the process of finishing our testing, the early results we’re seeing are gobsmackingly impressive. How impressive? When we started hunting in our spreadsheet for how other laptops performed against the IdeaPad Slim 7’s results, we kept scrolling, and scrolling, and scrolling to find something comparable. At that point, any hardware reviewer worth his or her salt questions whether they’re “doing it wrong.� Did I run the wrong test? Am I in the wrong row? Do I need more coffee?

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