What you need to know
- Lenovo announced the new Yoga 6 (Gen 7) at CES 2022.
- It's more eco-friendly thanks to recycled materials used in the design and packaging.
- AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs provide a ton of power, while the Dolby Vision display with 16:10 aspect ratio makes content look great.
- The Yoga 6 is expected Q2 2022 starting at about $749.
Lenovo's Yoga lineup — which makes up much of our best Lenovo laptop roundup — is getting just a bit more sustainable thanks to the new Yoga 6 announced at CES 2022. This 13.3-inch convertible laptop comes with either a recycled aluminum cover or fabric cover made with 50% recycled plastics and coated in an anti-stain finish. Almost a quarter of the cells in the Yoga 6's battery use post-consumption plastics, and the packaging uses sustainable paper and recycled plastics.
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 5 5500U|
Ryzen 7 5700U
|RAM||8GB, 16GB LPDDR5|
|Storage||Up to 1TB M.2 PCIe SSD|
16:10 aspect ratio
IPS, 300 nits, 100% sRGB, 60Hz, touch
|Ports||Two USB-C 3.2 (Gen 1)|
Two USB-A 3.2 (Gen 1)
microSD card reader
|Audio||Dual 2W speakers|
|Camera||FHD with IR hybrid|
|Dimensions||11.96 x 8.58 x 0.72 inches|
(303.86mm x 217.98mm x 18.25mm)
|Weight||3.04 pounds (1.38kg)|
The edges of the laptop are rounded for more comfortable holding in tablet mode, something that previous Yoga generations with sharper edges were criticized for. The IPS touch display now has a taller 16:10 aspect ratio, 1920x1200 resolution, 300 nits brightness, 100% sRGB color, and Dolby Vision support for more vivid colors in supported content. Dolby Atmos for the dual 2W speakers only adds to the entertainment excellency. There's almost no bezel at all around, making for a great look no matter how you're using the PC. An active pen is not included, but the Yoga 6 does support inking for added productivity.
You're going to be able to cut through most standard work with ease thanks to AMD's Ryzen 5000 Mobile CPUs. Both the Ryzen 5 5500U and Ryzen 7 5700U are available, with up to a 1TB M.2 PCIe SSD and up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM. The sizable 59Wh battery should be able to last most of a workday on a charge, and Lenovo's Rapid Charge boost will deliver about two hours of life from just a 15-minute charge.
Standard in the Yoga 6 is a front-facing FHD with IR webcam hybrid. You can log in with facial recognition via Windows Hello, and there's a privacy shutter for when it's not in use. There's no Thunderbolt due to the AMD system, but there are more ports than in previous generations for easier connectivity. The Yoga 6 has two USB-C 3.2 (Gen 1), two USB-A 3.2 (Gen 1), HDMI 2.0, 3.5mm audio jack, and a microSD card reader. The Yoga 6 is expected Q2 2022 and should start at about $749.
Cale Hunt is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.
Starts at $750 (higher than the previous generation) and using year-old chips? Seems like a very uninteresting offering. Other than the Elite Folio, this is also my least favorite chassis design. I don't get why you would want a cloth top that will get grimy and trap heat in the display. I could see these looking pretty gross after a year or two.
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