You’ve probably been there. You’re shopping for a new PC, perhaps for the first time in a years, and you get bogged down in the specs. Even if you narrow the list to include things like a certain amount of storage or screen size, you find yourself asking the ubiquitous question: what is the difference?
Often, the difference becomes more obvious as the gap between prices increases. But what if you’re looking for a little extra oomph without crossing the price bracket into luxury territory?
Of course, you get what you pay for, but the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro offers as much as you can get for its MSRP (currently set from $1,420 to a sale price of $1,140—but you’ll be hard-pressed to find it for under $1,300). It’s not exorbitantly priced compared to similarly sized rivals, like the Acer Swift 5 ($1,100 MSRP for the configuration we reviewed) or 13-inch Dell XPS 13 ($1,250 with the closest specs to the IdeaPad we reviewed).