The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon is as light as 14-inch OLED laptops come

Lenovo Ideapad Slim 7 Carbon
Lenovo Ideapad Slim 7 Carbon (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon is the lightest 14-inch OLED laptop on the market, according to Lenovo.
  • It will release in October 2021.
  • It will start at $1,289.

Lenovo's making a big claim with the IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon, stating that it's "the world's lightest 14-inch OLED laptop." Such a remark comes with the following disclaimer: "Based on research conducted internally by Lenovo as of June 17, 2021, of all major PC manufacturers shipping more than one million units worldwide annually." Whether you doubt the validity of the claim, one thing is for certain: The IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon is undoubtedly a very lightweight OLED laptop, clocking in at 2.37 pounds.

But a 14-inch OLED laptop coming in at under 2.5 lb isn't the only selling point the IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon is marketing. It'll also sport up to 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 5800U series mobile processors and Radeon graphics. Or, alternatively, you can get the laptop with an NVIDIA MX450 if you want one of the best graphics cards but don't want a wholly AMD-driven machine.

Beyond those elements, you're also getting up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB of SSD storage, all stuffed into the lightweight, thin IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon. On the software side of things, the laptop's coming packaged with Windows 11.

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CategoryIdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon
OSWindows 11
ProcessorUp to AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
RAMUp to 16GB LPDDR4xDual-channel
GraphicsUp to NVIDIA MX450Integrated AMD Radeon
StorageUp to 1TB M.2 PCIe SSD
Display14 inches2880x1800 (QHD+)16:10 aspect ratioOLED, 90Hz, 400 nits100% DCI-P3Dolby Vision HDRTouch (optional)
PortsThree USB-C 3.2 (Gen 2)3.5mm audio
AudioFour speakersTwo top, two bottomDolby Atmos
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6Bluetooth 5.1
SecurityIR cameraToF sensor
DimensionsFrom 0.59 inches thin (14.9mm)
Weight2.37 pounds (1.1kg)
ColorCloud Grey
MaterialCarbon fiberMagnesium alloy
AvailabilityOctober 2021

The laptop will be available in October of this year, with a starting price of $1,290. The price will adjust based on the configuration you opt for, meaning if you want a version capable of rivaling the best Windows laptops, you'll likely have to pay a bit more.

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