I reviewed this 16-inch Lenovo Yoga, and it's unbelievable how much laptop you can get for less than $600 this Cyber Monday

Everything I've reviewed from Lenovo, I've really enjoyed. The company has been on a roll lately, making quality and balanced products for the regular people, while also making experimental and aspirational products for the nerds with disposable income. This is one of the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals I've seen yet, and it's on a laptop that firmly falls in the former category: the Lenovo Yoga 7i 16 (Gen 8). I reviewed this 16-inch, 2-in-1 laptop, and it's still my go-to recommendation for anyone looking for an all-around great Windows laptop on a budget. Right now, it's just $549.99 at Best Buy.

Lenovo Yoga 7i 16 (Gen 8) — Intel Core i5-1335U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD |$849.99 now $549.99 at Best Buy

Lenovo Yoga 7i 16 (Gen 8) — Intel Core i5-1335U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD | <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?skuId=6551266&publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Flenovo-yoga-7i-16-wuxga-2-in-1-touch-screen-laptop-intel-core-i5-1335u-16gb-memory-512gb-ssd-storm-grey%2F6551266.p%3FskuId%3D6551266&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" target="_blank">was $849.99 now $549.99 at Best Buy

I reviewed the latest Lenovo Yoga 7i 16 for Windows Central, and came away impressed with the balance of features, power, and quality. It's a great all-around laptop, but it's made even more enticing by this fantastic price cut.

✅Perfect for: Casual users, students, and anyone else who wants a balanced, large-screen, 2-in-1 laptop without breaking the bank

❌Avoid if: You need a lot of graphical power — this is an ultrabook-class laptop, so it's not packing a discrete GPU or an ultra-powerful CPU

💰Price check: <a href="https://lenovo.7eer.net/c/221109/218864/3808?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lenovo.com%2Fus%2Fen%2Fp%2Flaptops%2Fyoga%2Fyoga-2-in-1-series%2Fyoga-7i-gen-8-%2816-inch-intel%29%2F82yn004pus" data-link-merchant="lenovo.com"" target="_blank">$549.99 at Lenovo

🔍Our experience: <a href="https://www.windowscentral.com/hardware/laptops/lenovo-yoga-7i-16-gen-8-review" data-link-merchant="windowscentral.com"" data-link-merchant="lenovo.com"" target="_blank">Lenovo Yoga 7i 16 (Gen 8) review: Good value, large screen, a few cut corners

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This isn't a small laptop, but that's exactly what a whole lotta people want. (Image credit: Windows Central | Zachary Boddy)

My Lenovo Yoga 7i 16 (Gen 8) review goes into more detail on everything you need to know about this laptop, but I'll save you some reading and explain to you here why you should be interested in it, especially given you can currently save at least $300!

The Yoga 7i 16 is a mid-range laptop aiming to offer the perfect balance for most people between performance, features, quality, and price. It's a very difficult balance to strike, and Lenovo does it much better than most here (even if it's not entirely perfect). You're getting a large, 16:10 FHD+ 1200p touch display, a 360-degrees hinge that lets you use the Yoga 7i 16 in four modes (laptop, studio, tent, and tablet), plenty of modern ports (including two USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4 for blistering speeds), a number pad built into the keyboard deck, and much more.

That's a great foundation, but how does it run? In my testing, the Yoga 7i 16 felt great to use, with consistent and reliable performance that didn't sacrifice efficiency. The configuration on sale is a little different from the one I reviewed, but the experience should be similar. You're getting a 13th Gen Intel Core i5-1335U to keep things running smoothly, 16GB of very quick DDR5 RAM, and a modern and fast 512GB SSD. A massive battery and those efficient internals means this laptop can easily keep up with the average workload through an entire day and then some, which is awesome for students and mobile professionals.

The design and build quality are above average, the backlit keyboard and touchpad are fantastic, there's Windows Hello biometric authentication for easier logins, and did I mention that never-ending battery life? There's seriously a lot of good stuff here, with pretty much only two cons in my books: the display is just okay, and the webcam is barely even that. If video conferencing or consuming media on a nice screen are super important to you, those may be dealbreakers. For most people, though, the Lenovo Yoga 7i 16 (Gen 8) is one of the best value Windows 11 laptops I've used, and Black Friday and Cybert Monday 2023 has made it a whole lot better.

Zachary Boddy
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Zachary Boddy (They / Them) is a Staff Writer for Windows Central, primarily focused on covering the latest news in tech and gaming, the best Xbox and PC games, and the most interesting Windows and Xbox hardware. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life starting with the original Xbox, and started out as a freelancer for Windows Central and its sister sites in 2019. Now a full-fledged Staff Writer, Zachary has expanded from only writing about all things Minecraft to covering practically everything on which Windows Central is an expert, especially when it comes to Microsoft. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.