Lenovo yoga 6 review: Lenovo Yoga 6 (13-Inch) Review

Lenovo Yoga 6 13ALC7 Review: Well-rounded

Lenovo’s Yoga 6 is a good laptop with longevity, but it’s not the best value at full price.

About the Lenovo Yoga 6 13ALC7

Here are the specs of the laptop we tested:

  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon (Integrated)
  • Memory: 8GB LPDDR4X 4266MHz
  • Storage: 256GB SSD
  • Display: 13.3-inch FHD WUXGA (1920 x 1200) 16:10 aspect ratio, 60Hz, IPS
  • Battery: 59 watt-hours, 4 cells (10 hours, 9 minutes as tested)
  • Camera: 1080p FHD IR Camera with Privacy Shutter
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2
  • Ports: 2 x USB-C 3.2 Gen 1, 2 x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, Headphone / mic combo, HDMI 2.0 MicroSD card
  • Dimensions: 0.68 x 11.96 x 8.58-inches
  • Weight: 3. 02 pounds
  • Warranty: 1-year courier or carry-in

Lenovo’s Yoga 6 also comes in a few other configurations: up to a faster Ryzen 7 5700U processor with integrated AMD graphics, 16GB of RAM, and 1 TB of storage. Lenovo limits cosmetic options to dark teal with an aluminum cover or dark deal with a fabric cover. A three-month Xbox Game Pass subscription is also included with your purchase.

What we like

The keyboard is still great

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Gentle clicks and well-sized keys make the keyboard a winner.

I’ve tested a lot of Lenovo laptops over the years and their keyboards have remained consistently good for everything from typing reports to casual gaming in the cloud. The Yoga 6’s keyboard is no different, and it’s particularly good for a mechanical keyboard in a laptop.

The keys have a surprising amount of travel for low-profile keys and click gently when you hit their actuation point. Anyone who prefers clicky switches to linear ones should like the key feel of these.

One big reason I like Lenovo’s laptop keyboards so much is that my fingers always remember where the keys are. There’s usually a learning curve switching to another brand’s keyboard and depending on the size of your hands and how you naturally place them over a keyboard, it’s not guaranteed you will adapt easily. (Got to build that muscle memory.) But there’s something about the size and spacing of Lenovo’s keys that fit the size and length of my fingers.

I can come back to Lenovo’s laptop keyboards time and time again, no matter the model or configuration, without re-learning where to place my fingers. According to Monkeytype, a timed typing test, I type at 78 words per minute (wpm) with my daily driver, a Keychron K8 with custom keycaps. With the Yoga 6’s keyboard, I type at exactly the same speed, even though both keyboards are wildly different. Normally my wpm is about 5-10 words fewer even after getting used to a keyboard for a week.

Good battery life

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The Lenovo Yoga 6 has a nice collection of connectivity ports.

Clocking in at ten hours and nine minutes, the Yoga 6 has some of the best battery life we’ve seen in a laptop, even when pitted against the 14-inch MacBook Pro M1 Pro, which lasted ten hours and 25 minutes in our testing. This is well below Lenovo’s claimed 17-hour maximum, but 10 hours is more than enough for an entire day of work or attending classes. I’d feel comfortable leaving the charging cable at home with the Yoga 6 at 100% battery life at the start of the day.

Battery life always varies depending on what you are doing on your laptop and the brightness level of the display. We set laptop displays to 200 nits and automatically cycle through 20 different text-based and multimedia websites until the battery dies to simulate a hard day’s work of surfing the internet. We also set the battery saver to kick on at 10%; this is a setting that usually comes enabled on Windows machines and isn’t generally turned off by the average user.

Responsive touch screen

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The touch screen is fantastically responsive.

With my Bamboo stylus I was able to seamlessly write notes in Windows 11’s Sticky Notes app. Every stroke, every word appeared on screen as quickly as putting a real pen on real paper. I had the same snappy experience when I was doodling stick figures and happy little trees in Adobe Fresco.

The display also did not pick up my palm or wrist if I was resting it on the screen while writing or doodling, so you shouldn’t have to worry about accidental inputs from something other than your stylus.

Typing with the Yoga 6’s digital keyboard was surprisingly responsive. I couldn’t type as fast as I could with the laptop’s physical keyboard, only about 55 wpm instead of nearly 80, but that’s to be expected without tactile feedback. When I was able to type quickly, the touch screen handled my fast inputs with minimal lag, nothing that ruined my typing flow.

What we don’t like

The ’90s called, it wants its denim back

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The dark navy blue of the denim lid is a no-go for us.

I appreciate how laptop designs have evolved over the last several years. Alongside neat features like fingerprint readers and Windows Hello, companies like Lenovo have used all sorts of materials and colors to make their laptops stand out from the competition. (Almost like a modern twist on capturing the vibrant vibe of Apple’s iBooks.) However, I can’t get behind the dark denim fabric wrapped around the Yoga 6’s lid.

Presentation-wise, it looks neat and clean, and it feels nice gliding your fingertips over the textured fabric. Someone out there is going to love how this looks, but I would have rather seen Lenovo opt for different earth-toned colors in a similar vein to the protective covers Amazon sells for its Kindles.

The other version of this Yoga 6 swaps the denim lid for a slightly metallic, dark teal that matches the rest of the chassis, but while the fabric version is also teal, the denim-like fabric on top looks more like a dark navy blue in most lighting.

If the denim was in a different color, I could get behind a fabric lid, but as it stands this configuration reminds me too much of when my mom thought it was cute to dress me in all denim as a child.

Performance is just OK

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The processing performance doesn’t stand out.

The AMD Ryzen 5 5500U in the Yoga 6 is not a slow processor, but if you’re looking for a faster (and possibly cheaper) laptop, there are better options. Compared to other last-gen chips in similar productivity laptops, the Yoga 6’s benchmark scores are the slowest.

During our CPU tests, Geekbench 5 returned a single-core and a multi-core score of 1075 and 5105, respectively. According to our previous testing, both Apple and Intel’s equivalent chips return higher scores, which means your programs will most likely load and run faster when processed by those chips instead of AMD’s Ryzen 5 5500U. You probably won’t notice if you are writing emails or checking Twitter, but heavier workloads like 3D image rendering or batch photo tagging will bog down this laptop.

Compared to Intel’s 11th-gen Core i7-1165G7 in the Acer Swift 3, AMD’s chip in the Yoga 6 also falls behind. Intel’s chip is 29% faster in single-core tasks, but 5% slower in multi-core tasks. Apple’s M1 chip is 34-38% faster than the Ryzen 5 5500U, depending on the task being performed.

It also took the Yoga 6 seven minutes and 50 seconds to render a 3D image of a BMW vehicle in Blender with the CPU. Since this task is a multi-core process, it beat the Core i7-1165G7 by nearly a minute but fell behind the M1 by two minutes and 40 seconds.

So, how does all that translate into cost versus raw processing performance? The Lenovo Yoga 6 configuration we reviewed starts at $860, but you can find the last-gen Acer Swift 3 for nearly the same price and you’ll get double the memory and storage capacity along with a processor that is much faster in single-core tasks. If you want to stick with macOS, Apple’s MacBook Air M1 costs about $100 more for the same amount of memory and storage, better battery life, and a much faster processor.

Super quiet speakers

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If you are hard of hearing, you might find the Lenovo Yoga 6’s speakers too quiet.

The audio quality is the Yoga 6’s worst feature, especially if you are hearing-impaired like I am. You’ll be lucky to find a song or a scene from a movie where the bass can punch through even a little. Even the treble isn’t powerful enough, as I am unable to hear a lot of dialogue over the roar of a simple box fan. (And if my air conditioner is turned on, forget about it.) Even with the volume at 100% and a dead-silent apartment, I can’t make out all the dialogue of a show or song from the next room.

But that’s when the laptop is in its normal, clamshell mode. When you flip the lid back into either tent or tablet mode, the speakers end up pointing away from the display. This makes games, music, movies, podcasts, and everything else hard to hear since the sound is not traveling toward your ears. If I have a movie playing with my fan or air conditioner running in the background, it will completely drown out the audio.

If you like this laptop and you plan on using it to watch any kind of show or play any kind of game, we highly recommend picking up a great pair of headphones or earbuds if you have it in your budget.

Should you buy the Lenovo Yoga 6 13ALC7?

Maybe, depending on your personal needs and budget

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The laptop might be worth it if you find it on sale.

Lenovo’s Yoga 6 is a good 2-in-1 laptop. It’s well-constructed, weighs next to nothing, and has more than enough battery life to get you through an entire workday. The processor will speed through basic tasks, and if you feel like drawing or taking notes, this laptop doubles as a tablet.

Lenovo isn’t creating a compelling argument for you to buy its Yoga 6 at full price, even though it’s a 2-in-1 laptop. On sale, however, this is one of the best budget laptops on the current market. We’ve seen the faster Ryzen 7 5700U configuration with 16GB of memory and 512GB of storage sell for $820, or $40 less than the regular price of the Yoga 6 we reviewed, and we’d snatch that up over this base model in a heartbeat.

If you’re an artist or writer who needs something well under $1,000 that functions as both a tablet and a laptop, there are other 2-in-1 options with a current-gen Intel processor for the same price. We’ve seen the HP Envy x360 15.6-inch with an Intel Core i5-1240P (the successor to one of our favorite budget laptops) on sale for $850, and aside from the processor, it offers nearly all the same features as the Lenovo Yoga 6.

There’s also the Dell XPS 2-in-1 line, which does have a slightly higher base price, but you get a newer-specced laptop. If you don’t need (or don’t want) a 2-in-1 laptop, the Acer Swift 3 and MacBook Air are similarly priced and configured.

If the Yoga 6 was my daily driver and I got a good deal on it, I would be perfectly happy with it. My last laptop was a Lenovo, and even after I donated it’s still going strong five years later. If you can look past the lackluster sound and don’t need more performance than what the Ryzen 5 5500U or Ryzen 7 5700U offers, Lenovo’s Yoga 6 will carry you through the next several years.

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Lenovo Yoga 6 (Gen 7) review: The most affordable Yoga shows how complete the convertible lineup has become

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Lenovo’s Yoga 6 gets a new look and some upgraded features for its seventh generation.

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Windows Central Verdict

Lenovo Yoga 6 (Gen 7) is an affordable 13-inch convertible with some high-end features. The rounded-edge design, 16:10 display, keyboard, and FHD camera are all top-notch. Battery life is impressive, though you will notice a slowdown with the AMD Ryzen CPU on DC power. If you need a mid-range laptop, this one is easy to recommend.

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Pros
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    New 16:10 FHD+ display with Dolby Vision

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    Outstanding typing, huge touchpad

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    Top-firing speakers with Dolby Atmos

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    1080p webcam with IR and privacy shutter

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    Impressive battery life

Cons
  • Noticeable performance slowdown on DC power

  • Speakers could be a bit louder

  • Still using Ryzen 5000

  • No Thunderbolt

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Lenovo’s Yoga lineup is home to the Yoga 9i 14 (Gen 7), our current top pick when it comes to the best Windows laptops. The Yoga 9i an outstanding convertible PC; however, as mentioned in our guide to which Yoga you should buy, it’s one of the most expensive Yogas available. Lenovo attempts to cater to all budgets, and its 13.3-inch Yoga 6 (Gen 7) that I have in for review is priced firmly in the mid-range market. 

Whereas it’s very common for PC refreshes to involve a performance upgrade and leave the chassis alone, Lenovo has played a reverse card and changed the chassis and display while keeping the same processor options. I’ve been using the new Yoga 6 (Gen 7) for the last week to see what it’s all about.

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Lenovo Yoga 6 (Gen 7): Price, availability, and specs

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Lenovo supplied Windows Central with a review unit of the Yoga 6. Lenovo is calling this its seventh-gen model to keep it in line with other Yoga laptops, including the formidable Yoga 9i 14 (Gen 7) that we recently reviewed. 

Compared to the previous Yoga 6 model, there are a number of major changes to note.

  • Display now has a 16:10 aspect ratio, boosted FHD+ resolution, and Dolby Vision
  • Webcam is now FHD with hybrid IR and shutter
  • More ports, including HDMI and a microSD card reader
  • Chassis now has rounded edges for a more comfortable hold
  • Faster LPDDR4x RAM, optional M.2 PCIe 4.0 storage
  • Recycled aluminum and plastic used

My review unit of the Yoga 6 has an AMD Ryzen 5 5500U processor (CPU), 8GB of LPDDR4x-4266MHz RAM, a 256GB M.2 PCIe 3.0 solid-state drive (SSD), and a 13.3-inch touch display with FHD+ resolution. 

This exact model costs about $750 at Best Buy, with another model with Ryzen 7 5700U, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB SSD costing about $950. Lenovo’s official website just started listing the Yoga 6, with prices beginning at about $860.

Here’s a closer look at the exact specifications in my review unit.

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Header Cell – Column 0 Lenovo Yoga 6 (Gen 7)
OS Windows 11 Home
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
Row 2 – Cell 0 6 cores, 12 threads
RAM 8GB LPDDR4x-4266MHz, soldered
Graphics AMD Radeon, integrated
Storage 256GB M.2 PCIe 3.0 SSD
Display 13.3 inches, 16:10 aspect ratio, touch
Row 7 – Cell 0 1920×1200 (FHD+), IPS, 300 nits, glossy, 100% sRGB, Dolby Vision, low blue light
Ports Two USB-C 3. 2 (Gen 1), two USB-A 3.2 (Gen 1), HDMI, 3.5mm audio, microSD card reader
Audio Dual 2W speakers, Dolby Atmos, dual-array mic
Wireless Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2
Camera 1080p (FHD), IR hybrid, shutter
Security Firmware TPM 2.0, fingerprint reader, IR camera, shutter
Battery 59Wh, 45W AC adapter
Material Aluminum, fabric, PC + ABS
Dimensions 11.97 x 8.58 x 0.68 inches
Row 16 – Cell 0 (304mm x 218mm x 17.45mm)
Weight From 3.06 pounds (1.39kg)
Color Dark teal

Lenovo Yoga 6 (Gen 7): Design and features

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Lenovo’s Yoga 9i 14 (Gen 7) represented the first time we got our hands on the new Yoga design with rounded edges. This was a welcome change as it made the laptop a lot more comfortable to hold, especially when taking advantage of its convertible design to hold as a tablet. That design choice has run down the Yoga lineup, with the Yoga 6 (Gen 7) being announced at CES 2022.

The laptop is made up of a PC and ABS plastic base with an aluminum lid and a new Dark Teal color. You can opt for a fabric covering on the lid, made up of 50% recycled plastic. If you go with a plain aluminum lid, it also uses 50% recycled material. I wasn’t expecting to like the fabric finish that my review unit uses, but after a few days I’ve come to enjoy the feel. It adds a more personal touch to the laptop, though you’re not really going to notice it if you’re often using the PC as a tablet. There’s a stain-resistant coating to help keep it looking fresh.

The Yoga 6’s premium features, like FHD webcam, Dolby Atmos and Vision, and dual biometrics, are uncommon in many mid-range laptops.

The Yoga 6’s dimensions have changed to accommodate the taller display aspect ratio. It’s almost a half-inch deeper, leaving plenty of room for an enormous Precision touchpad and comfortable keyboard. The touchpad’s click is satisfying if not just a bit hollow; it tracks well and it’s smooth to touch.

The keyboard is outstanding, as is expected from the maker of the ThinkPad. Cupped keys have just a bit of grit to them to keep your fingers in place, and there’s an automatic backlight setting that senses ambient light (otherwise two stages of brightness). One minor drawback is that the navigation keys are coupled up with the arrow keys, which could be an annoyance if you’re an efficient typist.

Dual 2W speakers flank the keyboard on either side, with narrow grilles covering the output. There’s not a whole lot of volume, but even with it maxed out there’s no crackling or distortion when listening to music. Dolby Atmos is on board, allowing you to swap audio profiles depending on the task at hand. You get spatial audio and boosted sound from supported content thanks to this addition.

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Moving to the laptop’s rounded sides, port selection has been upgraded. On the left there are two USB-C 3.2 (Gen 1), with one doubling up for charging duties from the 45W AC adapter. There’s otherwise HDMI and a 3.5mm audio jack. The right side adds two USB-A 3.2 (Gen 1) ports and a UHS-I microSD card reader. There are unfortunately no Thunderbolt 4 ports due to the AMD platform and its licensing restrictions with Intel’s technology. I appreciate the addition of HDMI, and the card reader will no doubt make some workflows a lot more convenient.

The lid is held in place with two firm 360-degree hinges that allow for tent, stand, and tablet modes when you’re not using the Yoga 6 as a notebook. No soundbar hinge here; that’s reserved for the premium Yoga 9i. Above the display in a notched portion the camera has been bumped up to 1080p from 720p. It provides a crisp picture that deals well with dim and bright spaces. You can adjust brightness and contrast settings in the Lenovo Vantage app, as well as toggle the auto exposure feature. The bump in camera resolution is a big upgrade and not one that we usually see in mid-range laptops.

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The camera comes with IR for Windows Hello, as well as physical privacy shutter to completely block the picture. The IR camera works as intended, providing quick and hassle-free logins. A fingerprint reader is also built into the right palmrest for some biometric diversity. It remains out of the way of your palm while typing.

Wi-Fi 6 is now an option for faster and more reliable wireless internet, and Bluetooth has been bumped up to 5.2 to go along with it.

Lenovo Yoga 6 (Gen 7): Display

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One of the biggest changes to this generation’s Yoga 6 is a move to a taller 16:10 display. This is the trend for most laptops these days, and it’s a welcome change. You get more screen space, thinner bezels, and a boosted resolution to keep up. 

There’s just one touch display option available for the Yoga 6 (Gen 7), but it is quite good for this price point. It has a 1920×1200 (FHD+) resolution, IPS panel, TÜV Rheinland low blue light certification, and Dolby Vision for HDR in supporting content. Contrast is excellent, with deep color throughout. Inking is supported, though the laptop doesn’t come with an active pen.

I tested the display’s color reproduction and brightness with a SpyderX Pro colorimeter. It hit 100% sRGB, 82% AdobeRGB, and 85% DCI-P3 color, all excellent results. The brightness meter will actually completely turn off the display, with just 3.9 nits one step up. You’ll easily be able to use the laptop in a dark room. It topped out at 327 nits. You might have some issues with glare from the glossy screen finish, but only in particularly bright areas. Overall, the display should satisfy as long as you don’t mind the FHD+ resolution cap.

Lenovo Yoga 6 (Gen 7): Performance and battery

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My Yoga 6 review unit is equipped with an AMD Ryzen 5 5500U CPU, 8GB of soldered LPDDR4x RAM, and a user-upgradeable M. 2 PCIe 3.0 SSD. Lenovo lists PCIe 4.0 as an option, which should mean you can update to the faster storage if your particular model doesn’t already come with it. There’s just the one M.2 SSD slot inside, but it can fit a full 2280 or smaller drive. One fan with a fairly chunky heat pipe handles cooling, and there’s a sizable intake vent on the bottom panel.

The Ryzen 5 5500U performs well in testing, matching up in most benchmarks to the 11th Gen Intel Core chips. More specifically, in Cinebench R23 the AMD CPU beat the Core i7 in the Surface Pro 8, and it came close in Geekbench 5. The PCMark 10 Modern Office bench also placed the Ryzen 5 just behind the Pro 8’s Core i7. If you need even better performance, you can always upgrade to a Ryzen 7 5700U.

The Yoga 6 (Gen 7) is a solid performer, but there is a caveat. As we’ve discussed before, some AMD systems reduce performance on battery to prolong life from a charge. I’ve included AC and DC performance numbers in the graphs below to give you an idea of how drastic this slowdown can be. The good news here is that the SSD doesn’t suffer from any performance loss on battery power. 

Battery life is outstanding when Windows 11 is set to a Balanced profile, with a slight reduction when set to the Performance profile. The system won’t feel as snappy when on battery, but it’s going to last through a full day of work and more. You should be able to get a full workday in on a charge even if you’re pushing the system.

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AMD’s new Ryzen 6000 mobile CPUs were announced at CES 2022, and we’re starting to see them in new laptops. It’s a shame they didn’t make it into the Yoga 6, but it’s expected that the next laptop generation will take advantage of the performance gains.

Heat isn’t really an issue for the Ryzen 5 5500U. The single fan does a good job of keeping the laptop cool without running fast and loud. You’ll hear a woosh once in a while if you’re taxing the system, but nothing out of the ordinary.

Lenovo Yoga 6 (Gen 7): Competition

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If you’re interested in a true 2-in-1 PC with separate portions, the Surface Pro 8 is a great alternative. Its 11th Gen Intel Core CPUs offer about the same performance as AMD’s Ryzen 5000 chips, it has a gorgeous touch display with inking, and it’s built with the usual attention to detail expected from Surface. Models start at about $870, though you will have to pay separately for an attachable Type Cover keyboard and touchpad.

HP’s Envy x360 13.3 is also a main competitor to the Yoga 6. Updated Envy x360 13.3 models with 12th Gen Intel Core CPUs were announced May 2022, and they should be hitting the market any day. The latest version has a 13.3-inch display with 16:10 aspect ratio and multiple resolutions up to 2.8K; it also comes with an active pen. It has Thunderbolt 4, an IR camera, and a larger battery. Prices are expected to start around $900 for the latest models, with older PCs using 11th Gen Intel chips still available at HP starting around $1,000.

Dell’s Inspiron 14 7425 convertible has a slightly larger 14-inch display with 16:10 aspect ratio and pen support. The system uses AMD’s Ryzen 5 5625U CPU with 8GB of RAM, 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD, and integrated Radeon graphics. It has a huge touchpad, a generous port selection, and an FHD camera, all starting at about $600. That’s even more affordable than the Yoga 6.

Finally, if you love Yoga and want the best of the best, you have to go with the Yoga 9i 14 (Gen 7). It’s currently our top pick out of all laptops, and it also sits atop the list of the best Lenovo laptops.

Should you buy the Yoga 6 (Gen 7)?

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Who it’s for …

  • Those who want to spend less than $1,000 on a convertible laptop
  • Those who are OK with an FHD+ screen resolution cap
  • Those who need long battery life and solid performance for productivity work
  • Those who need a high-res webcam, biometrics, comfortable keyboard, and huge touchpad

Who it isn’t for . ..

  • Those who would rather stick with Intel CPUs
  • Those who don’t often take advantage of a convertible’s 360-degree nature
  • Those who need a higher-res display

Lenovo’s Yoga 6 (Gen 7) demonstrates how complete the Yoga lineup has become. It’s the most affordable of the series with prices starting at a modest $750, yet it doesn’t make many sacrifices.

There’s nothing wrong with the display save the glossy finish, and even then the 300+ nits brightness can help negate glare. The FHD webcam is clear for video conferencing, and you get IR and fingerprint biometrics for added security. Top-firing speakers are crisp though they could use a bit more volume, and the keyboard and touchpad promote productivity. 

I love the new rounded-edge design that was recently introduced, and the optional fabric top is definitely something I’d consider if I was buying my own Yoga 6. It’s too bad that the new Ryzen 6000 CPUs didn’t make it into this generation, but you still get solid performance, especially on AC power. And as for battery life, you should have no issues leaving your charger behind on long flights or extended workdays.

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Cale Hunt is formerly 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.

Lenovo Yoga 6 13

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Lenovo Yoga 6 13

specifications The Lenovo Yoga 6 13 is powered by an 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 7730U processor. The Lenovo Yoga 6 13 has a TDP of 25W, which is an indication of energy efficiency and emphasizes the portability of the device. AMD Radeon Graphics (Ryzen 7000) is responsible for the graphics.

The Lenovo Yoga 6 13 has 16 GB of 2-channel DDR4 RAM. Currently, this is the minimum recommended amount for comfortable work and modern games. This is enough even for simple video editing.

In our configuration, a fast SSD WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101 with a capacity of 512 GB is used as storage. The SSD capacity is enough for most tasks, however, if you are into video production or modern games, 512 GB may not be enough.

Lenovo Yoga 6 Display 13

The Lenovo Yoga 6 13 features a 13.3-inch 16:10 IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. This resolution is enough for any task. However, if you work with graphics or do video editing, I would recommend looking at higher resolution displays. On the other hand, doing this on a 13.3-inch screen is still a pleasure, it is better to choose a larger screen. For everything else, especially for games, more is not needed. In addition, 1920 x 1200 is more advantageous for autonomy than higher resolutions. On a display of this size, you are unlikely to feel the difference.

60 Hz display frequency is not something outstanding, but it is more than enough for everyday tasks. In addition, the lower the frequency of the display, the better its energy efficiency parameters. If autonomy is important to you, then 60 Hz from this point of view would be the best option.

The Lenovo Yoga 6 13’s display brightness averaged 250 nits. Such brightness may not be enough for you even in a room where there is a lot of light. You will constantly turn the brightness to the maximum, and this negatively affects the battery life.

Lenovo Yoga 6 13 display contrast is 1100:1. The contrast is good, the picture looks juicy. However, in films and games in dark scenes, the backlight of the screen is striking, and the picture as a whole does not look as good as on OLED panels. The screen surface is glossy. Like if you like glossy erans! Subscribe to our channel if you prefer matte.

IPS displays have proven themselves very well in mobile devices due to their excellent viewing angles and good color reproduction at a low production cost. Lenovo Yoga 6 13 inherited the advantages of IPS panels, however, it was not without its drawbacks.

Our colorimeter measurements showed 99% coverage of the sRGB color space. This is a very good indicator, especially for games and films where richness of colors is important. The gamma curve differs from the standard in a big way. If you’re used to well-tuned monitors, you’ll find the Lenovo Yoga 6 13’s image more contrasty. The downside is that you will lose image detail in areas that are too dark and areas that are too bright. This can be critical in dark scenes in movies and games. This shortcoming can be partially corrected by calibrating the display.

The white point is noticeably shifted to warm tones and the image looks yellow by default. For professionals, I would recommend calibrating the screen. Out-of-the-box color reproduction is poor and requires some fine-tuning if you’re planning on taking photos or videos professionally.

Lenovo Yoga 6 13 performance

The Lenovo Yoga 6 13 isn’t exactly a performance leader, but the AMD Ryzen 7 7730U performs its best and lives up to expectations. You will only notice episodic system slowdowns if you are used to powerful multi-core desktop computers. For a portable computer, this performance is more than sufficient. In terms of numbers, the Lenovo Yoga 6 13 scored around 5,200 in the PCMark 10 test.

The graphics subsystem provided by AMD Radeon Graphics (Ryzen 7000) occupies a strong mid-range position and perfectly complements the AMD Ryzen 7 7730U. In the 3DMark 11 graphics test, the Lenovo Yoga 6 13 scores around 5900 points.

Cooling system Lenovo Yoga 6 13

The Lenovo Yoga 6 13 is reasonably quiet if not heavily loaded. You can hear the noise of the fans only in complete silence. Under maximum load, the Lenovo Yoga 6 13 remains surprisingly quiet.

Under maximum load, the Lenovo Yoga 6 13 body heats up to an uncomfortable temperature. Well, what else did you want, given the compactness of the device? Although, alternatives are available that do the job just fine.

Battery life Lenovo Yoga 6 13

Lenovo Yoga 6 13 is truly a mobile device. The battery charge is enough for 9 hours of operation at moderate load. This result is the envy of many competitors. A device weighing 1.4 kg can be safely taken with you for the whole day, forgetting the power supply at home.

Lenovo Yoga 6 13 interfaces

  • Lenovo Yoga 6 13 backlit keyboard
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Charging via USB-C (Power Delivery)
  • 4x USB 3.0
  • 1x HDMI
  • 2x DisplayPort
  • Memory card slot: microSD

Should I buy Lenovo Yoga 6 13

Lenovo Yoga 6 13 is a good choice, although it has some drawbacks. If your opinion does not coincide with ours on these points, then feel free to take it and do not think about anything.

As an alternative, consider Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga G7 21CE002HGE and HP Specter x360 13.5 14t-ef000 or even HP Elite Dragonfly G3.

See also

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  • Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI REVIEW
  • Lenovo ThinkPad E14 G4 21EB0041GE REVIEW
  • Asus ROG Flow X16 GV601V REVIEW
  • Lenovo Legion Pro 5 REVIEW
  • Asus VivoBook Pro 16 REVIEW
  • Samsung Galaxy Book3 15 REVIEW
  • Lenovo Yoga Book 9i 2-in-1 Dual Screen REVIEW

Lenovo Yoga 6 13 video review

Release date: January 2022

  • Screen-to-body ratio: ~77. 4%
  • Dimensions: 304 x 218 x 17.36 mm
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    Overview

    Yoga 6 (13″, Gen 7) key performance score with selected configuration

    System performance

    46

    Gaming performance

    29

    Screen

    41

    Battery life

    62 90 007

    Communications

    79

    Case and design

    88

    NanoReview score

    49

    Tests and performance

    Detailed tests and specifications Lenovo Yoga 6 (13″, Gen 7)

    Body

    Weight 1.37 kg
    Dimensions 304 x 218 x 17.36 mm
    Area 663 cm 2
    Screen-to-body ratio ~77.4%
    Side frames 8. 8 mm
    Colors Green
    Material Top: Aluminum
    Middle: Plastic
    Bottom: Plastic
    Transformer Yes
    Screen opening angle 360°
    Cooling system
    Cooling type Active
    Vapor chamber No
    Liquid metal No
    Number of coolers 1

    Display

    1920×1200

    Diagonal 13.3″
    Matrix type IPS LCD
    Update rate 60 Hz
    Pixel density 170 dpi
    Aspect ratio 16:10
    Approval 1920 x 1200 pixels
    HDR support Yes, Dolby Vision
    Synchronization technology No.
    Touch input Yes
    Coating Glossy (anti-reflective)
    Light sensor No
    Screen tests
    Contrast 1000:1
    sRGB 100%

    Max brightness

    300 nits

    Battery

    Capacity

    59 Wh

    Full charge time 2:05 am
    Battery type Lithium polymer (Li-Po)
    Removable No
    Quick Charge Yes
    USB Power Delivery Yes
    Charging connector location Left
    Charging power 45 W
    Charger Weight 300 grams

    Processor

    CPU model

    AMD Ryzen 5 5500U

    AMD Ryzen 7 5700U

    Base frequency 2. 1 GHz
    Boost frequency 4 GHz
    Cores 6
    threads 12
    L3 cache 8 MB
    Integrated graphics Radeon RX Vega 7
    Process 7 nm

    Benchmarks

    Geekbench 5 (single-core)

    1087

    Geekbench 5 (multi-core)

    482 6

    Cinebench R23 (single-core)

    1169

    Cinebench R23 (multi-core)

    6925

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    Video card

    GPU model

    Radeon RX Vega 7

    TGP 10-45W
    Graphic type Integrated
    Process 7 nm
    GPU frequency 300 MHz
    Boost GPU frequency 1600 MHz
    FLOPS 1. 108 teraflops
    Video memory size System Shared
    Memory type LPDDR4X
    Memory speed 4.27 Gbps
    Shader blocks 448
    TMUs 28
    Rasterization Operations Units (ROPs) 7

    GPU performance

    1.108 teraflops

    RAM

    Memory size

    8GB

    16GB

    Planks 2×4 GB
    Frequency 4266 MHz
    Type LPDDR4X
    Replaceable No

    Accumulator

    Accumulator volume

    256GB

    512GB

    1024GB

    Tire PCI-E Gen4.0 (4x)
    Type SSD (M2)
    Channels 1x256GB
    Replaceable Yes
    Total slots 1
    NVMe Yes
    Audio chip Realtek ALC3287
    Sound format 2. 0
    Speaker power 2x2W
    Dolby Atmos Yes
    Microphones 2

    Communications

    Wi-Fi version v6
    Bluetooth v5.2
    Fingerprint reader Yes
    Infrared sensor Optional
    Drive No
    Webcam Top of screen
    Webcam resolution 1920×1080
    Ports
    USB-A 2x USB 3.2
    USB Type-C 2x USB 3.2
    Thunderbolt No
    HDMI 1x HDMI 2.0
    DisplayPort No
    VGA No
    Audio port (3.5 mm) Yes
    Ethernet (RJ45) No
    Card Reader Yes
    Separate charging port No

    Keyboard and touchpad

    Keyboard
    Key type Island
    Digital block No
    Light Yes
    Touchpad
    Size 12.