Lenovo Air 2018 and Lenovo 7000 2018 rely on Intel Kaby Lake Refresh

Two new exciting notebooks emerged on the market (so far only in China), Lenovo Air 2018 and Lenovo 7000 2018. These are slim and beautiful high-performance devices with 15,6- and 14-inch screens.

Both devices look almost identical; Lenovo 7000 2018 will be a bit thicker. They also both equipped with Intel Kaby Lake Refresh, the generation of processors that significantly faster (up to 40%) that its predecessors while keeping the same low power requirements and heat emission, which was quite a surprise after Intel produced processors with minimal performance advantage for 3 consecutive years. The models are customisable and come with Core i5-8250U or Core i7-8550U processors (both are quad-core). The Core i5’s nominal frequency is 1,6 GHz (3,4 GHz in Turbo Mode), while Core i7’s is 1,8 GHz (4,0 GHz in Turbo Mode)

A standard configuration comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB solid-state drive. Certain configurations may carry an additional 2TB hard drive on board. Regardless of the size, the screens have the same resolution, 1920 × 1080 pixels, which corresponds to Full HD standard. In terms of connectivity, Lenovo Air 2018 and Lenovo 7000 2018 have USB 3.0, HDMI, and USB Type-C ports. Lenovo Air 2018, however, will come with NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics, while Lenovo 7000 2018 will have AMD Radeon 535.

When the laptops reach the UK market the approximate starting price should be around £625, which is a quite good price for a device with such configurations. This year might be a good one for getting a new laptop and getting rid of the old one.

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