Lenovo Yoga 9 14ITL5, i7-1185G7
Average of 4 scores (from 11 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo Yoga 9 14ITL5, i7-1185G7
Source: Laptop Mag
Lenovo's Yoga 9i gets a new name but is relatively unchanged from last year. It's still a fantastic laptop but the competition is gaining and only the Shadow Black model (not reviewed) brings exciting innovation.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/31/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: PC Quest
So here’s the thing, the Lenovo Yoga 9i may not be perfect. I would have loved a few more ports and the pen to be on the right-hand side. Plus having a 16×10 aspect ratio and maybe even an AMD processor would have helped, but it’s still a solid two in one and one of the better ones out there that you can buy today especially for the price. The sound alone is good, the battery life is amazing and the build quality is good. If you’re just looking for a very solid two-in-one then this might be the one for you.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/28/2021
Mediocre performance is its key flaw. The Yoga 9i isn’t slow, but its Intel Core i7-1185G7 processor feels lackluster for the price. The MacBook Air or Pro with Apple Silicon blows away this laptop in both benchmarks and day-to-day use. Sticking to the Windows world, you’ll find better performance from a laptop with AMD’s Ryzen or an Intel Core i7 six-core CPU.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/30/2020
Other than the touchpad, it's a lovely PC, and it's probably my favorite design of any Lenovo consumer laptop that I've ever seen. Seriously, the black color makes it look so much better than the bland shades of gray that I've been looking at for years, and the leather lid makes it even better. I didn't talk too much about it in the review, but even the glossy black soundbar is a nice touch.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/24/2020
Rating: Total score: 75%
A surprisingly powerful laptop, the 11th-generation, Intel Evo-certified Lenovo Yoga 9i is plenty capable of handling just about anything you can throw at it and has a phenomenal battery life to keep you going long after it's competitors throw in the towel.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/23/2020
Rating: Total score: 100%
Like I said at the top, not too much has changed from last year's Yoga C940, at least on the Mica version I tested. You get better performance and battery life, an improved typing experience and a new tip on the included active pen for more pleasing writing and drawing experience. This was already a pretty great two-in-one and the improvements here just cement it as a top pick for the category for the foreseeable future. As always, though, this is far from the only two-in-one option out there.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/17/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: On MSFT
Intel’s EVO spec push has made an already nice laptop from Lenovo, that much nicer. There weren’t huge leaps in performance and Lenovo seemingly played it safe with a design framework that’s a proven commodity in the latest of its Yoga 900 series. For anyone in the market for a new laptop, there aren’t many other choices that top this year’s offering from Lenovo. I would also recommend getting the black leather option of the 14-inch if available because it just looks amazingly different in a sea of slate grey laptops.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 12/17/2020
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/16/2020
Source: PC Mag
The winning formula from Lenovo's Yoga C940 works even better in the Yoga 9i. Though Dell's latest XPS 13 2-in-1 keeps our Editors' Choice brass ring among premium convertibles, mainly for its sleeker design and higher screen resolution, the Yoga 9i can be an even more attractive option depending on what you emphasize. Its rotating sound bar, extra-long battery life, included stylus (a $99 option on the Dell), comfortable keyboard, and competitive price make it an first-rate contender in this highly competitive market.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/10/2020
Source: Laptop Media
First things first, the Yoga 9i (14) is a very well built machine. Premium materials, unorthodox approach, the latest and greatest in terms of technology – Intel Tiger Lake CPUs, Thunderbolt 4 support, Wi-Fi 6 support, and so on. It also produces a great Dobly Audio-tuned sound with its four 2W speakers. However, the entire idea has its drawbacks. And the first one is the touchpad. While having a glass palm rest area looks amazing and pleasing to the eye, there is a reason it is not being widely used.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/03/2020
Source: Laptop Media
Support, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/03/2020
Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G4 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 96 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model. The Tiger Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm+ process at Intel produced.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i7-1185G7: Tiger Lake based low power quad-core processor for thin and light laptops. The four cores clock around 3 - 4.8 GHz. Produced in 10nm+ at Intel.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.
In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.
From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.
88.75%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
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