Lenovo’s Yoga 9i Gen 7 is a 2-in-1 statement piece

Lenovo Yoga 9i lid
Enlarge / Lenovo’s Yoga 9i 14″ seventh Gen laptop computer pc.

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Specs at a glance: Lenovo Yoga 9i (14″)
Worst Most interesting As reviewed
Show display screen 14-inch 1920×1200 IPS touchscreen 14-inch 3840×1400 90 Hz OLED IPS touchscreen 14-inch 2800×1800 90 Hz OLED IPS touchscreen
OS Dwelling home windows 11 Home
CPU Intel Core i7-1260P
RAM 8GB LPDDR5-5200 16GB LPDDR5-5200
Storage 256 GB PCIe 4.0 SSD 1 TB PCIe 4.0 SSD 512 GB PCIe 4.0 SSD
GPU Intel Iris Xe (built-in)
Networking 802.11ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.2
Ports 2x Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C), 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2, 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2, 1x 3.5 mm jack
Dimension 12.52 x 9.06 x 0.6 inches
(318 x 230 x 15.25 mm)
Weight Begins at 3.26 lbs (1,480 g)
Battery 75 Whr
Assure 1 12 months
Worth (MSRP) $1,080 at Lenovo $1,730 $1,930

For a laptop computer pc to make an announcement, it should have additional than merely the newest components—it has to have trend. Lenovo’s Yoga 9i is ready to compete in proper this second’s market with its Intel twelfth Gen P-series CPUs, nevertheless it absolutely displays it’s additional than merely one different thin-and-light convertible with luxurious particulars.

You’ll be capable of immediately inform the Yoga 9i was designed to grab your consideration with its shiny, polished finishes. But it surely absolutely’s the creature comforts, like a hi-res webcam with background blur, an optionally obtainable tall and fast OLED touchscreen, and abnormally loud audio system—that inform the precise story.

(Discover: The OLED variations of the Yoga 9i aren’t obtainable for purchase, nonetheless Lenovo suggested us they must be obtainable at Most interesting Buy inside the following two weeks.)

Slim and shiny

The Yoga 9i proves {{that a}} laptop computer pc doesn’t should be a MacBook or maybe a MacBook imitator to produce a placing design. The aluminum chassis on my examine unit is silver, nonetheless the laptop computer pc moreover is accessible in a gold-like “oatmeal” shade and a darker gray. I beloved the refined sparkles on the silver mannequin’s matte lid, deck, and keyboard. Comparatively than begging for consideration by residing inside the coronary heart of the laptop computer pc’s lid, the carved Lenovo and Yoga logos play it cool and wait with the intention to uncover them on the lid’s edges.

The Yoga 9i is certainly a pretty 2-in-1.
Enlarge / The Yoga 9i is definitely a fairly 2-in-1.

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You may identify this laptop computer pc’s design “edgy”—not because of it’s rebellious, nonetheless because of the deck’s placing, shiny edges. Reflective and polished, they supply a rounded completely different to the sharp, pointy laptop computer pc edges we regularly see. Lenovo says the perimeters make the machine additional cosy to hold when in tablet mode, nonetheless I found they added pointless slipperiness.

Oh so shiny.

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Additional cumbersome is the slim, flat power button on the acceptable aspect of the deck; I repeatedly hit it unintentionally when transferring the laptop computer pc, even after a few weeks of using the machine. The Yoga 9i’s polished edges are pretty, nonetheless I might want boring, unreflective, sharp edges if it meant I might need a larger grip and fewer unintentional power button presses.

In the event you occur to infrequently keep your laptop computer pc on the left and correct sides, you probably won’t be bothered. There’s no power button on the spine, in reality.

Two tweeters live in the laptop's soundbar/hinge.
Enlarge / Two tweeters keep inside the laptop computer pc’s soundbar/hinge.

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There’s moreover a soundbar. The holes overlaying the 360-degree hinge and its two tweeters are the final word particulars that flip the laptop computer pc proper right into a assertion piece. Nonetheless, I concern in regards to the audio system’ longevity, significantly considering the reality that the holes are uncovered, even when the laptop computer pc is closed.

Lastly, the Yoga 9i doesn’t let slimness spoil port selection. On the left, it has two Thunderbolt 4 ports and even a USB-A port (3.2 Gen 2 at 10 Gbps). The becoming aspect has a 3.5 mm jack and one different USB-C port (3.2 Gen 2).

There’s no HDMI or DisplayPort, nonetheless between the Thunderbolt 4 selections for a USB-C monitor and the OLED show display screen, you’ll hopefully be able to make do.

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