For a long time, the name yoga has had a second meaning in the field of the PC. Lenovo has made it the hallmark of its thin and light notebooks. Many with the flexibility of a yogi and a touch of modernity. The 14-inch Lenovo Yoga 9i is one of the latest models to enter the high-end category. A notebook that stands out for its 18-hour battery life, for the inclusion of a stylus, or the 360 soundbars that the hinge is made of. This Yoga can also rotate its screen up to 360 degrees so that it can be used as a large-format tablet. The Lenovo Yoga 9i is expected to arrive next October at a price that could start at $1,800. Here are its main features.
Lenovo Yoga 9i Features
|Sscreen||14-inch Full HD|
touchscreen with 400 nits 14-inch UHD touchscreen with 500 nits and Dolby Vision
|Processor and RAM||Intel Core (to be confirmed)|
Up to 16GB RAM
|Internal memory||Up to 1 TB in PCIe SSD format|
|Sound||360 soundbar integrated into the hinge|
|Autonomy||Up to 18 hours of use|
|Connectivity||1 x USB 3.1|
2 x USB Type-C USB 3.1 and DisplayPort
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home|
|Design and dimensions||Metal (real leather cover)|
Ability to rotate the screen up to 360 degrees
31.8 x 21 x 1.6 centimeters (1.4 kilos)
|Featured Features||Stylus included|
Hinged sound bar
Glass palm rest area with haptic trackpad
An Economical Premium Laptop
The 14-inch Lenovo Yoga 9i enters the high-end category in the PC market. It is a convertible laptop with a 14-inch format and a series of design and feature enhancements that draw a lot of attention. Starting with its small soundbar integrated into the hinge itself that transmits sound in 360 degrees. The idea is that you can have a good sound experience regardless of the position in which you have the screen, either as a traditional laptop or tablet format or store.
Another interesting aspect is that the palm rest area is all glass, including the trackpad area. In this case, a haptic type trackpad has been included under the glass that reacts to the pulses. A very curious idea but one that we want to check live, to know if it is a practical substitute for the traditional trackpad. In terms of ventilation, Lenovo has chosen to introduce a series of micro-perforations in the part near the hinge that resembles a speaker. These are holes that help improve airflow and keep the equipment at a more pleasant temperature. Without leaving the keyboard area, the company has included an intelligent backlighting system that adapts to the light of the environment to look more or less.
Despite being a laptop, Lenovo wanted to boost its performance for graphic designers with the inclusion of a stylus. It only takes 15 seconds to charge the notebook and the pen will last for 40 minutes.
The Lenovo Yoga 9i is a very versatile laptop for you to take anywhere. And you can be sure it’ll hold up because it holds up to 18 hours of use on a single charge. But keep in mind that this is a theoretical figure that you will rarely reach with normal laptop use. As for the screen, there are two different options. On the one hand, the basic configuration includes a 14-inch panel with Full HD resolution and 400-nit brightness. If you want an extra point of performance, you can go to a 4K panel with 500 nits and also compatible with Dolby Vision technology.
As for performance, it is expected to arrive with the latest Intel Core processors (still to be introduced in the next weeks), RAM up to 16 GB, and internal memory in SSD format up to 1 TB.
Price and Availability
The Lenovo Yoga 9i should arrive in October. Its price would start at $1,799.