Lenovo Yoga Book 9i: Review
- 1.1 Lenovo Yoga Book 9i: Pros
- 1.2 Lenovo Yoga Book 9i: Cons
- 1.3 Lenovo Yoga Book 9i: Making plans and building
- 1.4 Lenovo Yoga Book 9i: Availability and Price
- 1.5 Lenovo Yoga Book 9i: Performance
- 1.6 Lenovo Yoga Book 9i: Programs and Functions
- 1.7 Conclusion
The Lenovo Yoga Book 9i is a high-end convertible laptop that can be used for anything. It’s well made and doesn’t skimp on anything important, like the quality of the screen, the inputs, the sound, or the way it works. It even has a big battery on the inside, but the lackluster efficiency of the Intel Core P hardware that runs this generation makes that less important. Still, this package is competitive and has a great price, so I think it will get a lot of attention this year.
Lenovo Yoga Book 9i Specifications
|Display Size||14-inch 1,920×1,080 touchscreen|
|Memory||16GB 4267MHz LPDDR4x (soldered)|
|OS||Windows 10 Home 64-bit|
|Storage||512GB PCIe NVMe SSD|
|Graphics||Intel Iris Xe|
|Connection||2x USB-C (Thunderbolt 4), 1x USB-A (3.2 Gen 2), combo headset jack|
|CPU||3GHz Intel Core i7-1185G7|
Lenovo Yoga Book 9i: Pros
- Premium 2-in-1 format
- The OLED screen is nice and bright, the trackpad and keyboard are good, and the SSD is fast.
- A very impressive set of speakers!
- Fair price for an FHD webcam that works with Windows Hello and fingerprints
Lenovo Yoga Book 9i: Cons
- Watch out for those shiny edges when you’re in tent mode.
- The 16:10 design has rather large bezels, and the non-oleophobic screen may bother some people. It’s hard to get to the inside to make changes.
- The battery could last longer.
Lenovo Yoga Book 9i: Making plans and building
As soon as I took the Lenovo Yoga Book 9i out of the box, I knew I was dealing with a high-quality machine. The all-aluminum CNC design makes the device look solid and feel comfortable to use. It’s almost like the laptop is made of two big tablets put together. The chassis doesn’t creak, and the device’s rounded edges make it feel like it was made from a single piece of aluminum. It also has a unique look, which I really like. Now let’s talk about the design itself. Lenovo calls the color of the lid “oatmeal,” and it has a smooth matte finish. It makes sense. On one corner, there is a Yoga logo that is raised. On the other side is the standard Lenovo logo. Both look good and fit in. Usually, you only need one finger to lift the lid. Because of the feet, I usually say.
Lenovo Yoga Book 9i: Availability and Price
The Lenovo Yoga Book 9i is out now in the US and UK. It will be out soon in Australia, but no date has been set at this time. The base model of the Yoga 9i has an 11th-generation Intel i5-1135G7 processor with Iris Xe graphics, 8GB RAM, a 256GB PCIe SSD, and a 14-inch full HD touchscreen. It costs $1,299/£1,199, and when it comes out in Australia, it will probably cost around AU$1,800.
When you add more features, the price goes up, which makes sense and is what you would expect. For example, the best configuration you can get right now in the US includes an 11th-generation Intel i7-1185G7 with Iris Xe, 16GB RAM, a 1TB PCIe SSD, and a 14-inch 4K, HDR 400 display for $1,849. \ In the UK, you can get all of the above with a full HD screen for £1,649. We don’t yet know what configurations will be available in Australia, but if they’re similar to the above, the most expensive one will probably cost around AU$2,750, give or take AU$250.
Lenovo Yoga Book 9i: Performance
The Lenovo Yoga Book 9i really shines when it comes to how well it works, especially with the Iris Xe graphics. Except for one, it beat every other 2-in-1 we tested, and most of the time, by a huge amount. When it comes to the Yoga 9i’s Iris Xe graphics, the only comparable device is the Dell XPS 13, which has an 11th-generation Intel i7-1165G7 processor.
However, the Yoga 9i beats the Dell XPS 13 in all of our tests, even though it’s sometimes a closer race than it is with its 10th-gen Core i7 or Ryzen 7 competitors. When it comes to battery life, the Yoga 9i beats any other serious device. Sure, the Lenovo Flex 5G’s battery lasted more than 29 hours on average, but it could only run the HD movie benchmark, whereas the Yoga 9i got 15 hours and two minutes, and it had compatibility problems that kept us from running anything but Geekbench 5, where the Yoga 9i got twice as many points as the Flex 5G.
Lenovo Yoga Book 9i: Programs and Functions
The Lenovo Yoga Book 9i doesn’t have a lot of unnecessary software, which is a good thing, given how much it costs. In this range, there shouldn’t be much bloat, but unfortunately, we’re seeing it more often than we should. McAfee and Lenovo Vantage are the worst offenders here, but McAfee might be useful, even though it doesn’t make our list of best antivirus software. Lenovo Vantage, on the other hand, helps you manage the screen rotation as you turn and flip it all over the place.
As a laptop, Lenovo Yoga Book 9i is very good. The CPU is great, and the amount of RAM I have right now is enough to do almost anything a typical user would want to do. Also, the screen, keyboard, and trackpad are all good, so there’s not much to complain about there. Why wouldn’t you want these to be the best they can be? You use them every day. I said before that this could be my everyday car, and I meant it. And let’s not forget those speakers – wow!
What does the laptop’s screen look like, and how does it work?
The two screens are OLED and have a 2.8K resolution and 400 nits of brightness. That’s not the brightest, but these displays can also show HDR and Dolby Vision, so they have some potential for showing off your content.
How flexible is Lenovo Yoga Book 9i?
Even though the Lenovo Yoga Book 9i might seem strange, it has an immediate benefit in that it has two screens. You can look at a document on one page while working on another, or you can scroll further to get around the small screen’s usual limits.
Lenovo Yoga Book 9i configuration?
It has a classic clamshell design, which means that you can open the lid and start working, or you can close the lid, and it will look like a normal slim laptop.