Lenovo Slim Pro 9i

Lenovo Slim Pro 9i

Lenovo Slim Pro 9i

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BEST RATING
General Use Screen Quality:
5.0
GENERAL USE: Very Good8.4/10
GAMING/3D: Good7.8/10
ENG/DESIGN: Excellent9.0/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.6/10
BATTERY: Good7.0/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Best9.7/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.7/10
SIZE: 14.5"

The Lenovo Slim Pro 9i is priced in the upper midrange segment and offers a premium combination of storage and RAM. It is equipped with an Intel i7 processor and Nvidia RTX 4050 GPU, making it a strong performer for engineering, 3D rendering, and machine learning tasks. The laptop has a high-resolution Mini LED touch display, which should offer vibrant colors and high brightness, favoring professionals who need accurate color reproduction. It is relatively lightweight and compact but has a comparatively short battery life. The Slim Pro 9i comes with Windows 11 Home, has a good selection of ports including Thunderbolt, and features like a backlit keyboard, fingerprint reader, and facial recognition, aligning it well for business and premium personal use. Give Feedback

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Pros
  • High-resolution touchscreen display
  • Powerful Intel i7 processor
  • Nvidia RTX 4050 graphics
  • Sturdy build quality
  • Backlit keyboard
Cons
  • Relatively heavy at 3.7 pounds
  • Moderate battery life of 6 hours
  • Heat management is fair
  • Fan noise can be noticeable

Ratings by Category

General Use Screen Quality:
5.0
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Engineering & Design:
4.7
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software engineering, graphic design, photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
General Use:
4.5
PerfectRec’s General Use Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for general productivity, web browsing, streaming, video calls, and running a wide variety of apps and programs. The most important factors in this score include CPU performance, amount of RAM, screen quality, storage, and battery life. Keyboard quality, speaker quality, low fan noise, heat management, and to a lesser extent webcam quality are all moderately important factors for this score.
Build Quality:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Operating Noise:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Keyboard Quality:
4.4
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Gaming, 3D & AI:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Gaming and 3D Score strongly emphasizes graphics processing capability as well as general performance, while also taking into account other factors that impact suitability for gaming and 3D work. While performance (especially graphics performance) is the most important factor determining this score, we also give modest weight to screen quality, heat management, keyboard quality, and storage.
Portability:
4.3
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Battery Life:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,600
Brand
Lenovo
Release Date
January 02 2023
Operating System
Windows 11 Home
Overall Dimensions
12.9'' x 9.6'' x 0.85''
Weight
3.7 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-13705H
Overall CPU Score
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9.1/10
Graphics
RTX 4050 (100 W)
Overall GPU Score
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7.2/10
RAM
32 gb

SCREEN

Resolution
3072 x 1920
General Use Screen Score
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9.8/10
Gaming and 3D Screen Score
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9.6/10
Design and Engineering Screen Score
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9.7/10
Diagonal Size
14.5"

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
2
USB-C (Non-Thunderbolt)
1
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3

BATTERY

Battery Life
6 hours
Battery Capacity
75 wh

OTHER HARDWARE

Webcam
1080p
Keyboard Quality Score
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8/10
Fingerprint Reader
No
Number Pad
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes

RELIABILITY

Build Quality Score
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8/10
Warranty Period
1 year

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Matthew S. Smith | August 2023
"The Lenovo Slim Pro 9i is an impressive laptop with a brilliant Mini-LED display, a powerful 100-watt version of Nvidia RTX 4050 graphics, and excellent connectivity. Having run the Cinebench benchmark again, we were impressed with the CPU performance. That makes the Slim Pro 9i is an easy recommendation, especially for those who care about GPU and CPU performance. It’s also a fantastic choice if you frequently view HDR movies and games on your laptop."

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