Lenovo Yoga Pro 9i

Lenovo Yoga Pro 9i

Lenovo Yoga Pro 9i

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BEST RATING
General Use Screen Quality:
5.0
GENERAL USE: Very Good8.1/10
GAMING/AI: Good7.7/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.7/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Very Good8.1/10
CONTENT CREATION: Very Good8.3/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.3/10
BATTERY: Good7.8/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Best in Class9.8/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.3/10
SIZE: 16"

The Lenovo Yoga Pro 9i is a versatile 2-in-1 laptop with a high-resolution Mini LED display that offers vibrant colors and a 165Hz refresh rate, making it excellent for visual tasks and casual gaming. Its 16:10 aspect ratio provides more vertical space for productivity. The laptop is equipped with an Intel Core Ultra 7 processor and an Nvidia RTX 4050 GPU, delivering solid performance for general use, light 3D rendering, and machine learning tasks. With 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, it's suitable for multitasking and storing a significant amount of data. The Yoga Pro 9i runs Windows 11 Home and features a backlit keyboard, though it lacks a dedicated number pad. It's designed for mobility, with a compact and lightweight build, and offers decent battery life for typical usage. Port-wise, it includes USB-C with Thunderbolt 4 support and USB-A, but it lacks an Ethernet port and HDMI. The laptop's premium business design is sleek and professional, and it includes a fingerprint reader for secure login. While it's not specifically a gaming laptop, it can handle some gaming thanks to its dedicated GPU. The Yoga Pro 9i is a strong all-around choice that balances performance with portability, making it a good fit for users who need a high-quality display and the flexibility of a 2-in-1 form factor for creative work or entertainment on the go. Give Feedback

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Pros
  • High-resolution touchscreen with vibrant colors
  • Powerful Intel Core Ultra 7 processor
  • Nvidia RTX 4050 for decent gaming and rendering
  • Good port selection with USB-C and Thunderbolt support
  • Fingerprint reader for secure login
Cons
  • Average battery life for its class
  • No HDMI or Ethernet ports
  • Limited upgradeability with only one available RAM slot
  • No number pad on the keyboard

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:
4.6
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for graphic design, CAD and 3D 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.
Content Creation:
4.5
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for 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:
4.4
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.
Software Development:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. 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.
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.
Gaming & AI:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Gaming and AI Score strongly emphasizes graphics processing capability as well as AI performance, while also taking into account other factors that impact suitability for gaming and AI 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.
Battery Life:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Portability:
4.2
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Build Quality:
4.2
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.
Keyboard Quality:
4.0
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,450
Release Date
April 1, 2024
Overall Dimensions
14.3'' x 10'' x 0.71''
Weight
4.95 lbs
Width
14.28"
Depth
9.98"

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5
RAM Slots
2
Storage
512 GB

BATTERY

Battery Life
9 Hours
Battery Capacity
84 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16"
Display Technology
Mini LED
Resolution
3200 x 2000
Refresh Rate
165Hz
Display Brightness
400 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.4/10
Portability Score
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7.4/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Premium Business Laptop
Yes
Fan Noise Score
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8/10

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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7/10
Speaker Quality Score
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8/10
Webcam
1080p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
1
Thunderbolt Version
4

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