Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 (14″, 2023) review – takes on the 14-inch MacBook Pro

Usually, when you think of a Yoga notebook, you imagine a convertible Lenovo that is definitely going to have a good build quality. While the last statement is still true, not many Yoga devices remain convertibles.

Some even offer a huge performance to the table, which was unthinkable a couple of years ago. Well, now the Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 (14″, 2023) is here to shatter the need to own a MacBook Pro 14 (or even a separate gaming device).

Today, we have the AMD version with us. It includes either the Ryzen 5 7535HS or the Ryzen 7 7735HS. These CPUs are refreshed Ryzen 5 6600H, and Ryzen 7 6800H, respectively, boasting slightly bumped clock speeds.

In addition to that, you get the option to configure the machine with the RTX 3050. Yet, this is not an ordinary 3050 – it has 6GB of GDDR6 VRAM and a TGP of 63W. Yep, all of that sounds weird, but it really makes the laptop stand out, doesn’t it? Plus, the device features NVIDIA Studio drivers.

But would it be a true MacBook Pro 14 competitor if it doesn’t have a comparable display? Well, here, you can choose between two options – a 2.5K 90Hz unit, or a 3K 120Hz panel, both of which are IPS displays. In addition, the latter comes in a touch-screen variant too.

You can check the prices and configurations in our Specs System: https://laptopmedia.com/series/lenovo-yoga-pro-7-14-2023/


Specs, Drivers, What’s in the box

Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 (14", 2023, 14ARP8) - Specs

  • LEN145-3K
  • Color accuracy  1.3  0.9
  • up to 1000GB SSD
  • RAM
  • up to 16GB
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Home, No OS, Windows 11 Pro
  • Battery
  • 73Wh
  • Body material
  • Aluminum
  • Dimensions
  • 325.5 x 226.49 x 15.6 mm (12.81" x 8.92" x 0.61")
  • Weight
  • 1.49 kg (3.3 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Sleep and Charge
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 4.0, Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • 2.1 (4K@60Hz)
  • Card reader
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.1
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • FHD IR with E-shutter, fixed focus, with ToF sensor
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Quad-microphone array with noise-cancelling
  • Speakers
  • 2x 4W Stereo Speakers, optimized with Dolby Atmos, Amplifier (AMP)
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot


All drivers and utilities for this notebook can be found here: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/yoga-series/yoga-pro-7-14arp8/downloads/driver-list

What’s in the box?

Inside the package, there are some paper manuals, as well as a 140W USB Type-C charger.

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6 months ago

Yoga brand outside of the US can either be clamshell or convertible. Currently, to distinguish between the two, the Pro (or Slim Pro) moniker applies to the clamshell version like this one, Yoga Pro 7. In the US it’s just Yoga for convertible and Slim for clamshell period – no need for the confusion like elsewhere.

3 months ago
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The US is not the centre of the world. If it’s only like that in the US, then too bad for you, but the rest of us have to deal with how it’s being named so these reviews using the global naming schemes is fundamentally correct.

20 days ago

Soldered ram, so what? Almost every laptop out there has soldered rams these days. 16GB is still more than enough. I never use more than 7GB with heavy work. And who needs an SD card reader these days?