Lenovo Yoga Slim 6 review (14APU8 laptop, AMD Ryzen 7 7840U)


  1. Jamie Ong Yap

    October 30, 2023 at 10:49 am


    I usually break my laptop with my hinges. I love my current Yoga 910 that has watchband hinge; unfortunately, no one offers such hinges already.

    Considering the materials and construction of the hinge and chassis, particularly in the hinge's proximity, can we conclude that this falls into the category of strong hinge durability?

    Thank you for your perspective.

    • Andrei Girbea

      October 30, 2023 at 1:12 pm

      It should be fine, but overall it's impossible to determine with absolute certainty in a review. This is a design used on many Yoga/IdeaPad laptops over the years, you'll be able ti find online if it's faulty or not.

  2. Radu Antohi

    November 13, 2023 at 6:42 pm

    Hello Andrei,
    Thanks for the detailed review!
    What ultrabook do you recommend for an IT Student (Faculty of Computer Science)?
    In the same price range as this Lenovo Yoga Slim 6.
    Radu from Iasi, Romania.

    • Andrei Girbea

      November 13, 2023 at 8:01 pm

      That's tricky. I'd probably go with a full-size laptop with the best features I could get. Perhaps a Legion 5 from last year or maybe a 2023 configuration with a 4050, if you can find something within your budget. I'd reckon you'll also want to play games, I know I did back when I was in school (Computer Science as well).

      But, if you'd rather get something more portable and don't care that much about the GPU performance, I would look into the Yoga Pro 7 with the IPS screen and Ryzen 97840HS processor. An IdeaPad Pro 5 with AMD specs would be a good option as well.

  3. Radu Antohi

    November 14, 2023 at 11:15 am

    Ryzen 97840HS => AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS ?

    • Andrei Girbea

      November 15, 2023 at 2:56 pm

      I meant the Ryzen 7 7840HS.

      No need to leave links to emag here. Those are the options, though.

  4. Vita Carnation

    November 15, 2023 at 10:47 pm

    Hi Andrei, thanks for your great review. I really like this laptop and I'm thinking about buying it, but I'm worried about one thing and that's the burn-in effect of this OLED display. Can you or someone please share their experience with this model or laptop with OLED display? Thank you in advance.

    • Andrei Girbea

      November 19, 2023 at 5:07 pm

      I wouldn't worry that much about burn in if you're aware of the particularities of OLEDs and take a few precautionary steps in your use. They're explained in our OLED laptops guide, use the search to find it.

  5. Ardus

    November 23, 2023 at 12:25 am

    Hello Andrei,
    thank you for your great review!
    One one of the IPS modules have 300 nits of peak brightness. Do you think this is enough for doing light work outside (in a cafe for example) and heavy tasks indoors?
    Thanks very much!

    • Andrei Girbea

      November 23, 2023 at 2:14 pm

      It's not ideal for bright environments imo, but it would depend on your expectations. Is that IPS model at least matte, or still glossy?

      • Ardus

        November 23, 2023 at 2:40 pm

        It is a matt screen. The exact specifications are:
        14" 2,2K (2240 x 1400), IPS, matt, Non-Touch, 100% sRGB, 300 cd/m², 60 Hz

        Unfortunately there is only either this IPS model or the OLED screen which you have tested.

      • Andrei Girbea

        November 23, 2023 at 3:03 pm

        It should be more or less this screen tested here: https://www.ultrabookreview.com/59951-lenovo-thinkpad-t14s-gen3-review/#a4

        Good contrast and blacks for an IPS, and decent brightness. I'd give it a go and see if it works for you.

  6. Rose

    February 4, 2024 at 7:20 pm

    Hii! Amazing Review. I am between the this model and the ideapad pro 7 14. Could you recommend me which one is the better choice? I qould need it for college. And i occassionall play small games and sometimes big games like rdr 2. I would really appreciate it.
    In kind regards

    • Andrei Girbea

      February 6, 2024 at 1:07 pm

      similar specs? As far as I remember, the Pro 7 comes with an IPS screen and slightly nicer build. If that's the case with the configs that you're looking at, that would be the decisive criteria between them: OLED vs IPS displays

  7. Silviu

    February 28, 2024 at 10:55 pm

    Hello Andrei.
    It seems that I have to buy a laptop for my 13 years old son. Same old problem, it must be all-in-one with relatively low budget (actually even more than I've planned). Anyway, I'm in doubt between 2 Lenovo (from our "beloved" emag).
    1. This one from review – Lenovo Yoga Slim 6 14APU8 with AMD Ryzen 7840U, 16Gb RAM and WUXGA OLED {by the way, best review I've find about this model, thanks} and
    2. Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14IRH8 with i5-13500H and GeForce RTX 3050-6GB, 2.8K IPS display at 400nt.
    Both have 16GB RAM, storage not so important. My son still plays Roblox little things but in 2-3 years I hope that will discover some more "bright" games…For the school needs I think that both will be enough.
    In my mind, the chosen laptop will survive at least 3 years with the boy (God be praised :D)
    I know that is my choise, but a little advice between those both will come in handy.
    Thank you.

    • Andrei Girbea

      February 29, 2024 at 1:56 pm

      The graphics performance is noticeably faster on the Pro 5 configuration. I'd also argue that having an IPS panel is more carefree than an OLED. So I'd probably lean towards the Pro 5.

      However, make sure to read some proper reviews just to make sure there aren't any hidden flaws. I haven't tested it, so idk. The cooling isn't much on the 14-inch Pro 5, so I'd look at temperatures and noise under load (such as games). Nevertheless, if you're getting it from emag, you can test it out and just send back if not OK for your needs.

  8. 7540U Fanboi

    June 17, 2024 at 3:43 pm

    Thank you for the first-class review!

    Based on this and the fact that the 8-series mobile apu are just a renamed 7-series, I've bought an AMD Yoga Slim 6 – but with the smaller 6-core 7540U that was on sale.


    1. I wonder how mich faster the 8-core cpu can be – ignoring the difference between the 780M gpu and the the tiny 740M gpu on the 6-core model (which is a pity because of the 2-channel LPDDR5-6400 memory).

    The power limts are fixed and cannot be modified by software – they revert immediately to the built-in settings. As you reported, the cpu package limit is 40W for a short while, which exceeds that the 'U' is designed for – then it limits down to the in-spec 30W. The QuickCPU app is useful to observe this behavior.

    This means that the laptop would be actually faster if a task is paused or limited after every few seconds – but of course the laptop isn't designed for constant high-demand tasks, but for everyday use that relies on short boosts.

    The result of these severe limits is that the 6 cores have significantly higher turbo (40W) and base (30W) frequencies than you reported on the 8-core model. For tasks that w/ limited multithreading, this is a consideration. I guess you can force-park some cores on the 8-core to have the same effect though.

    2. The keyboard is not only "mushy", but the navigation keys are very cramped – and I wonder how durable and serviceable it is.

    My previous, ancient 15" laptop from the olden days had "keys" that were like an external keyboard. To exend the Lenovo's lifetime, I'll use an external usb keyboard at home.

    3. The battery life based the 3-stage power management is excellent, Leonovo has really put some thought into it.

    But one has to keep in mind that the battery is fixed – for a rather hefty price, you purchase an extended battery warranty from Lenovo up to some time after original purchase date. Replacing the battery later on is probably the major obstacle, if the keyboard keeps working that long.

    5. There is a horrible meomory leak up to the current (24.5.1) AMD Adrenaline wdhq'ed drivers – the last drivers w/o this issue are 23.11.1 (see community.amd.com/t5/drivers-software/amd-graphics-drivers-produce-infinite-zombie-processes/m-p/680903)

  9. Bast

    July 19, 2024 at 7:19 pm

    Je peux avoir le YOGA SLIM 6 14IAP8 14" OLED mais avec i5-1240p.
    Les problèmes de fatigue oculaire de l'oled me font beaucoup hésiter…
    Pas d'autres retours ?

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