Lenovo has new Yoga laptops to introduce in the form of their 9 Series. The new Yoga 9i 2-in1 laptop, previously known as the Yoga C940, will be available in both 14-inch and 15-inch variants and it launches alongside the leather-bound Yoga 9i Slim (AKA the IdeaPad 9i Slim).
The Lenovo Yoga 9i and Yoga 9i Slim exude fine craftsmanship with their premium materials and design while delivering high-end, no-compromise performance.
Both variants of the convertible laptop Yoga 9i feature up to a 4K IPS touchscreen with Display HDR 400. They have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 and their optimized with Dolby Vision. To further provide an immersive watching experience, Lenovo equipped the Yoga 9i with an improved rotating soundbar that’s capable of supporting Dolby Atmos. Supported media players will also be able to use AI to upscale media to 4K by utilizing Super Resolution 2.0.
Of the two, the 14-inch variant will be the only one to offer an authentic black leather cover with the Yoga logo heat-stamped on top bonded to its metal body. It includes UV light protection and has passed various everyday wear and tear tests for durability to ensure maximum protection and satisfaction.
The 14-inch also offers additional premium features such an edge-to-edge palm rest, hidden liquid-resistant ultrasonic fingerprint reader, and fingerprint-resistant smart sensor touchpad. Both variants come in all-metal chassis with two Thunderbolt 4 ports for the 14-inch and two Thunderbolt 3 ports on the 15-inch variant.
Interacting with the screen using the included Windows Ink and garaged active pen. It neatly tucks away inside the laptop when not in use to automatically charge it. Equipped with a new elastomer nib, the pen is able to produce a smoother tactile feel that replicates the feel of a real pen in your hand.
With its built-in microphones, users will be able to unlock Alexa even with the device closed. Smart features such as setting reminders, smart home controls, and more will be accessible so you can keep your work and home organized.
Internally, the 14-inch model offers up to next-gen Intel Core processors, and graphics based on the Intel X3 architecture. It’s matched with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of SSD storage.
On the other hand, the 15-inch model offers up to 10th generation Intel Core i9 HK-series processors, an NVIDIA GTX 1650Ti with Max-Q Design GPU, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 2TB SSD storage.
Lastly, for battery, the Yoga 9i’s battery can last up to 18 hours for the 14-inch and up to 13 hours for the 15-inch. Both support fast charging with Rapid Charge Express for the 14-inch and Rapid Charge Boost for the 15-inch. For optimization and cooling, both carry Lenovo 1-Control’s AI-powered Intelligent cooling and offer different modes such as Battery Saving all the way to Extreme Performance.
The Lenovo Yoga 9i is expected to be available by October 2020 and the 14-inch model will start at $1399 for the all-metal variant and $1699 for the leather cover variant. The 15-inch model will start at $1799.
For those who prefer the more traditional clamshell laptop, Lenovo is introducing the Yoga 9i Slim. The company says that Yoga 9i Slim is one of its most premium ultra-light laptops being just less than an inch thick and weighing only 1.26kg.
The 14-inch laptop offers a 4K touchscreen IPS display with VESA DisplayHDR. It also carries a resolution of 3840 x 2160 with support for Dolby Vision for vivid images. It’s paired with dual front-facing speakers with Dolby Atmos to provide a rich multimedia experience. Users will also be able to avail of the optional 3D Countour Glass display which wraps around the device’s edge.
Opening the device with one hand is made possible thanks to the engraved camera notch above the screen. The Yoga 9i Slim is also equipped with a glass edge-to-edge palm rest above a Smart Sensor Touchpad. For ports and connectivity, it has three Thunderbolt 4 ports and support for Intel Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0.
Additional features include an ultrasonic fingerprint reader, built-in IR camera with Windows Hello, an electronic privacy shutter, Super Resolution 2.0, Smart Sense keyboard, and support for Alexa as a virtual assistant.
Internally, it’s powered by up to next-gen Intel Core processors and graphics based on the Intel Xe architecture, both of which are coming soon. It’s supported by up to 16GB of RAM and up to 2TB of SSD storage.
Equipped with an upgraded 63.5Wh battery, the device could last up to 20 hours and supports Rabid Charge Express that can supply 4 hours of local video playback with just 15 minutes of charging.
The Yoga 9i Slim is expected to retail starting $1599, and like the 14-inch 9i, it will come in an authentic black leather cover with aluminum chassis. It’s expected to be available by November.