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Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon with i5-1135G7 CPU, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD $988 Delivered ($0 C&C/ in-Store) @ Officeworks

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The Yoga Slim 7i offers QHD visuals, Intel Iris Xe graphics and powerful Dolby Atmos sound for an optimised media experience. The military-grade durable, lightweight design and its long battery life makes it a great choice for working on the go.

13.3" IPS display with a display resolution of 2560 x 1600.
Intel Core i5 11th Generation processor.
16 GB of RAM.
256 GB of SSD storage.
Integrated Intel Iris Xe Graphics Processor.
2 x USB 3.0 ports.
12 month warranty.

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  • +25 votes

    Good machine:

    • Windows Hello with the Camera
    • Light, very light
    • Latest EVO platform (I can't tell any difference in battery life or speed)
    • The M.2 storage is upgradable
    • 16GB RAM helps a lot in multi-tasking
    • The screen is non-reflective, and you can focus on your screen
    • No touchscreen, less fingerprint
    • TB4, eGPU ready

    However,

    • USB-C only, and you need to think twice when you re-install the windows with the storage upgrade
    • Nowhere to get in the advanced BIOS to turn off turbo boost
    • Fan is noisy because of the boost, and you cannot turn it off (Need tweak in Windows to fix it)
    • Screws got stripped easily, and it is VERY COSTLY to get the replacement from Lenovo
    • It will get yellow because it is white, and mine one turned yellow already
    • +1 vote

      Really selling it there 😸

      How yellow are we talking? After how long?

    • +3 votes

      Here’s the method to disable cpu turbo boost easily that still supports full stock frequency:

      Using Registry Editor, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Power\PowerSettings\54533251-82be-4824-96c1-47b60b740d00\be337238-0d82-4146-a960-4f3749d470c7 and select Attributes. Set the value of "Attributes"=dword:00000002. After that, go back in the Power Plan Options and a new option "Processor performance boost mode" will appear. Set it to Disable and click Apply. Your CPU now runs on the stock frequency.

      Note: When changing attributes dword value type just the number 2 & not all of the zeroes before it as it won’t fit. This is also a good tweak if you’re laptop gets too hot, dropped temps on mine by about 25°C.

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        Another method is to use ThrottleStop

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      Hi,
      Can you please elaborate on this "USB-C only, and you need to think twice when you re-install the windows with the storage upgrade"?
      Sorry I'm not really tech-savvy.

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        Basically means you need a dongle to connect USB A(full-size USB) overall a good upgrade…faster connection, can usually charge the laptop over it and had a variety of peripherals. However if you have old gear look for a USB-C to A hub on Amazon, can get them between 15-40 depending on if you also want HDMI, networking on the hub

        For the yellow, are you in a smokers house? Leave it near the sun? Haven't seen many electronics go yellow in a year or two. If that's not the case it's probably a manufacturing issue or too many Doritos/Cheetos

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        I'm tech savvy and that still made no sense.

    • -1 vote

      Con: the 7i processor actually runs at i5 speeds.

      • +1 vote

        it does not have an "i7" processor.

        It has an i5 processor…running as an i5 processor.

  • +8 votes

    don't forget $30 cashback via intel too

    https://www.intelcashback.com.au/

  • +1 vote

    God this is tempting but i really would like a convertible. keep eyeing off the inspiron 7306 2-in-1 but every time one comes up on the dell outlet for cheap, i hesitate and miss out (but its also $400 more than this).

    • +2 votes

      My workplace Dell seem OK. Though every Dell at home is riddled with small and frustrating issues, that would not have occured had they used better plastic. Broken USB port on Dell monitor, broken USB port on Bluetooth mouse, laptop shell becomes sticky etc.

      I rather buy something from a $2 shop than buying Dell. If you think made in China is bad, you have not had a Dell.

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        Haha i do hear this alot about the inspiron range but the inspiron 7000 series is pretty close to XPS/latitude quality.

        The OP's laptop for sub-$1k is an absolute deal though. unfortunately doesnt seem to be many officeworks around me in melbourne (CBD and north west) with stock, so i can go take a look…

      • +2 votes

        I had a Dell that "lasted" around five years but saying it was actually usable beyond year three would be stretching it, so I avoid Dell's now

        Hardware wise it seemed to have held up besides some minor quality control issues

      • -1 vote

        You saying Dell is worse than Lenovo?
        I think they are one of best builds out there

        • +1 vote

          Try ordering spare parts for a Dell from Dell…eg. hinges…shockingly bad process.

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        I am never buying dell again.

    • +1 vote

      There is a refurbished hp envy on ozbargain posted today. It's at hp website. $670 and really good. Also 10% cash back through one of those programs. You can check listing. I can vouch with others for hp refurbished, they are as new. I would strongly recommend you get it. The spectre is oled and awesome but tooooo expensive. Envy is like 80% of spectre.

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        Thanks! That's a great deal but I really want 16gb ram.

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          With the Xe gfx I agree it's more important for 11th gen

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    Hi I cant find the total specs = has this got tb4?

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    Most of the reviews mention poor thermals and/or an annoyingly loud fan noise.

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    Any idea how this compares to the IdeaPad S540 also posted on OzB?

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      The 16GB version of the s540 is more powerful and definately less cooling and noise issues however I think is about $100 extra and a little heavier??

  • +1 vote

    was about to bite but.. no touch screen grr hard to find one these days with it :/

    • +2 votes

      Touch screens are over rated. Touch your phone if you must

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        For my primary use case (ERP, pdfs and spreadsheets) I agree, don't need touch screen. but for my remainder say 30% of use (ozb lol and other web based services), I would prefer having a big screen rather than my phone. Seems to make sense getting a 2 in 1 that is light weight-ish.

        Originally I was thinking of upgrading to a modern day equivalent of the HP spectre x2 (their version of the Surface tablet), but now reconsidered a non touch screen laptop (thanks to op) plus maybe a galaxy tab 7 when it next goes on sale. 2 devices :/

        Open to suggestions if you have any

  • +1 vote

    better than this deal earlier in the week +1

  • +1 vote

    Lenovo website says 2 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / USB4™ 40Gbps (support data transfer, Power Delivery 3.0 and DisplayPort™ 1.4). The 720p webcam is pretty lousy on Lenovos, this is important if you are doing a lot of online face to face meetings. I've compared Lenovo x1 Extreme G1 (720) vs HP Spectre Folio (2MP 1080) vs HP Elite X2 1013 G3 (5MP 1080) and the Elite X2 is by far the best because of the 5MP webcam, you can clearly make out hair strands whereas the Lenovo was just a pile of blur.

  • +4 votes

    blur is good if your fugly !

  • +1 vote

    Officeworks states OS is Win10 Pro which makes it an even better deal for certain users.

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    but office works dosnt mention any tb4?

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    Anyone know if jb has this so I can price match and use my giftcards.

    Cant seems to find the exact same model on jb website

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    sounds nice but white backlight on white keys isn't the recipe for success

    can't see anything unless it's completely dark or the backlight is off

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      Can't say I've ever had a problem with this and I've had a few diff colour keyboard and backlight combos over the past few yrs. I'm not a big look to type person though so could be part of it. Even then though when needing to find a key I haven't had issues day or night

  • +1 vote

    Good laptops but Lenovo support is pretty terrible based on my experience.

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      I can vouch to that. I had to deal with Lenovo support earlier this year. Quite the ordeal!

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    Any Specialist- How is this compared to XPS? Did a comparison on Gadgets now but it was very basic.

  • +1 vote

    Hi found the following deal from lenovo student page for $1106. Do you think it is good?
    Ideapad s540 13" AMD

    Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 7 4800U (8C / 16T, 1.8 / 4.2GHz, 4MB L2 / 8MB L3)
    Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64
    Display Type: 13.3" QHD (2560x1600) WVA 300nits Glossy, 100% sRGB
    Memory: 16GB Soldered DDR4-3200
    Hard Drive: 512GB SSD M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe
    Optical Drive: None
    Warranty: 1 Year Depot
    AC Adapter: 65W USB-C
    Graphics: Integrated AMD Radeon™ Graphics
    Notebook Attributes
    Second Hard Drive: N/A
    Battery: Integrated 56Wh
    Camera: 720p + IR + ToF
    Fingerprint Reader: No Fingerprint Reader
    Keyboard: Backlit, English
    Wireless: 11ax, 2x2
    Integrated Mobile Broadband: N/A
    Facet Features MTMCTO

    Note: It lacks few features i would hv liked, such as - no touch screen, no fingerprint reader, no hdmi port

    • +1 vote

      Got one of these last time and it's a great machine at that price.

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      Basically depends if you really really need Thunderbolt. The s540 should be more powerful in every respect and no cooling or noise issues

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      Thanks for the heads up. Just bought one with my assistant's student account! Hopefully makes for a nice portable photo editing machine.

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      Fingerprint reader - overrated and doesn't work most of the time. I've had a couple now on Lenovo's.
      Touch screen - not just extremely overrated (besides very few specific uses) but you are paying more for something you will almost never use and is expensive to repair/replacement monitor if you ever needed.

      My two cents on the processors - I have had 2 Lenovo's in the past 12 months. First one was AMD (Ryzen 5 4500U) and the replacement is Intel (i7-1065G7) and the other hardware being pretty much the same.
      I found the AMD to be the faster of the two in pretty much every area.
      But for the speed you are sacrificing reliability. I had to tinker and put up with a fair few gremlins and restarts etc with the AMD.

      They're both decent machines, and for sub $1000 you can't really go wrong and not going to find much better IMO.

      PS. Don't pay for the upgraded service options. They are a waste of money and as I mentioned earlier in another post, their support is pretty horrible and not easy to deal with.

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    ordered one, laptop deal shave been hit and miss, impossible to get my wish list i have been holding out for, in the end i did away with the touch screen and will buy a tablet for my touch screen needs. Looks a good CPU/Ram combo in a good housing.

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      Glad I'm not the only one! :(

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      3:2 screen 2 in 1 is a maybe. Still likely 1kg+, too heavy for any tablet use IMO.

      16:9 is hopeless, even the new 16:10 looks weird in portrait. I bought the X1 Yoga Gen 6, and barely use touch mode. Tent mode is useful though.

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    "military-grade" 🤔

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      Maybe Antarctic expeditions?

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    "Unavailable online"

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      Still OK to deliver here VIC 3030. Maybe it's your states fault? 😋

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        Thanks. They won't deliver to 2000 postcode. But I searched around different stores for click and collect and found one.

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    300 nits ain't so bad

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    Wow. Ticks a lot of Ultra portable boxes for under $1,000.
    Maybe it's the start of deflation. Must resist Ultrabook deals until Ryzen 6000

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    I was looking at this but also this (HP Envy x360)

    https://store.hp.com/au-en/default/laptops-tablets/hp-envy-x...

    $1488
    + 200 gift card
    + 148.80 back from cash rewards (10%)
    + 150 back from amex
    = $989.20

    Thoughts?

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      Wow. Nice 400 nits screen. Good option with all those discounts. Only downer is 8GB RAM..

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        16 gigs ram

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      I returned this for the hp envy. The envy is better to be honest. They are both light anyway. Just buy a $30 PD charger for the envy

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    I have purchased one of these today, honestly fan noise is not bad, but at the same time i have not properly stressed this yet. Very nice form factor for the money!

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    I paid $1488 4months back excellent machine 2k-likescreen even better than FHD very light! surface like dimension screen
    oh mine was Windows 10 pro thunderbolt C

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    look at how little Harvey is charging for less specs

    https://www.harveynorman.com.au/lenovo-yoga-slim-7-13-3-inch...

  • +2 votes

    JB has matched $999 but could not replaced the soldered 8 gigs ram to 16 gigs ram and could not swap Win 10 Home to Win 10 Pro

    https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/lenovo-yoga-s7-carbon-evo...

    JB version should be $699

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    I bought this last week from TGG Ebay 15% off for $1080 only difference is 512GB. It's very portable and light weight which is perfect for school. The screen quality is stunning.

    The main reason we choose this is because it is WHITE lol aesthetics is important to tween girls. She previously had touchscreen Acer Aspire but rarely uses the touchscreen. Laptop is mostly for school work. Phone for everything else.

    My daughter has a dog walking biz since Dec and she contributed half. Very proud of her as she's only 12yo. She has one loyal customer and walks their dog 3-4 times a week.

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      That was a decent deal. If this model had 512gb ssd I'm sure most would pay the $90 extra. 256gb is not enough for a main PC these days.

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        It will only store a few iphone backup that's it your space full!
        I have a fresh installed Windows it's taking up 32GB, that's not including all the Lenovo bloat.

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    Did anyone get theirs fresh from the box with weird scratch marks on the screen? Mine was factory sealed still, but I buffed out 99% of the marks.

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    I just ordered one pickup from my local. Some stores have stock

  • +1 vote

    Bought one last 6 weeks ago from Harvey paid 1499 , kid broke the screen at school , replacement screen is 385 but no stock . So got this one on a credit card with breakage insurance.
    These are crazy light , don't even notice in school bag

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    Returning mine to Officeworks North Ryde today unopened if anyone is looking for one. My wife wants a bigger screen!

  • +1 vote

    1st hour of opening the box. did not suss out in store beforehand.
    extremely light machine, decent speed, annoying fan (it's not loud, but coming from hp spectre x2 which was fanless / silent). 2K screen is nice but personally i would trade that in a heart beat for touchscreen any day.
    300nits still doesn't mean much to me, but i have no issues with brightness.
    it does come with 3 usb c ports, 2 are tb4, and accepts usb charging.
    keyboard.. not yuk, but meh. can get used to it.
    overall, bloody good for under $1k!

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    Almost the perfect, budget laptop for my work use. 16gb ram is a must. Use docked 90% of the time so don't care too much about screen, keyboard, or trackpad. Don't care about speakers either - it's adequate for zoom meetings. I walk to the office at least twice a week for 25 mins 1-way so it's sub-1kg weight comes in handy. Awesome laptop for the price.

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    I ordered this last week. Now I've been told that it's not available any more and I would get a refund.