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Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 4K laptop review: High-performance 14-inch 2-in-1 now also with 4K touchscreen and Intel Core i7-1185G7

More pixels, better graphics performance. Lenovo replaces the 1080p touchscreen with a 4K model and upgrades the processor to an Intel Core i7-1185G7. Our update to the existing review should clarify whether the more expensive high-end configuration is worth the money and whether the 2-in-1 can really benefit from more pixels and a theoretically better processor.
Christian Hintze, 👁 Andreas Osthoff (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain), 🇩🇪 🇮🇹 ...

We've already reviewed the entry-level configuration with a Core i5 processor, 8 GB of RAM, and a 1080p display. Now we have the top model with a Core i7 Tiger Lake processor, a 4K touchscreen, and 16 GB of RAM in our hands. Naturally, we'll compare both configurations and look at the gain in benefits.

Since everything has remained the same externally, we will skip the sections that cover the case, connectivity, and input devices, unless there are significant differences, of course. You can find the details on these sections in the first review of the Lenovo Yoga 9i 14.

Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K (Yoga 9 14 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-1185G7 4 x 3 - 4.8 GHz, 49 W PL2 / Short Burst, 27 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake UP3
Graphics adapter
Memory
16384 MB 
, LPDDR4X-4266, timing 20-20-20-45, dual-channel, soldered
Display
14.00 inch 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixel 315 PPI, touchscreen, native pen support, Lenovo CSOT3 MNE001EA1-2, IPS, HDR 400 VESA certified, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Tiger Lake-UP3 PCH-LP
Storage
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00, 1024 GB 
, PCIe 4x NVMe, 909 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Tiger Lake-U/Y PCH-LP - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
3 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 Thunderbolt, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combined headset audio jack, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 16.5 x 320.3 x 215.6 ( = 0.65 x 12.61 x 8.49 in)
Battery
60 Wh Lithium-Ion, RapidCharge, 3 hours of battery life in 15 minutes with the 65-watt power adapter, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 10 h
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p HD webcam
Primary Camera: 1 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 4x Dolby certified stereo speakers, Keyboard: AccuType keyboard, Keyboard Light: yes, rechargeable ActivePen Pro, USB Type-C 3-in-1 hub, 24 Months Warranty, 24-month warranty (bring-in incl. free pick-up-and-return service)
Weight
1.459 kg ( = 51.46 oz / 3.22 pounds), Power Supply: 342 g ( = 12.06 oz / 0.75 pounds)
Price
1,799 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible contenders in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
87 %
02/2021
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.5 kg16.5 mm14.00"3840x2160
87 %
12/2020
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1.4 kg15.7 mm14.00"1920x1080
84 %
03/2020
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
1.4 kg16.9 mm14.00"1920x1080
81 %
08/2020
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
R7 4700U, Vega 7
1.6 kg18.2 mm14.00"1920x1080
88 %
12/2019
HP Spectre x360 13-aw0013dx
i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
1.2 kg16.9 mm13.30"1920x1080
86 %
10/2019
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
1.3 kg13 mm13.40"1920x1200

Case - Leather on the lid

Our new test model has been provided with the optional leather cover for the display lid. The dark animal skin comes from "responsible sources" and looks really good.

Size comparison

324 mm / 12.8 inch 220 mm / 8.66 inch 18.2 mm / 0.717 inch 1.6 kg3.44 lbs321.8 mm / 12.7 inch 214.6 mm / 8.45 inch 16.9 mm / 0.665 inch 1.4 kg3 lbs320.3 mm / 12.6 inch 215.6 mm / 8.49 inch 16.5 mm / 0.65 inch 1.5 kg3.22 lbs319.4 mm / 12.6 inch 216.4 mm / 8.52 inch 15.7 mm / 0.618 inch 1.4 kg3.08 lbs306 mm / 12 inch 194.5 mm / 7.66 inch 16.9 mm / 0.665 inch 1.2 kg2.74 lbs296 mm / 11.7 inch 207 mm / 8.15 inch 13 mm / 0.512 inch 1.3 kg2.93 lbs

Connectivity

Left: USB-A, 2x USB-C (Thunderbolt, Power Delivery), headset
Left: USB-A, 2x USB-C (Thunderbolt, Power Delivery), headset
Right: Power button
Right: Power button
Back: Active stylus
Back: Active stylus

Communication

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1325 (1191min - 1399max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (289 - 1722, n=163)
1229 MBit/s ∼93% -7%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1208 (876min - 1447max) MBit/s ∼91% -9%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
640 MBit/s ∼48% -52%
Average of class Convertible
  (28.7 - 1498, n=190)
590 MBit/s ∼45% -55%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1413 (1288min - 1503max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=163)
1106 MBit/s ∼78% -22%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
918 (816min - 1030max) MBit/s ∼65% -35%
Average of class Convertible
  (36.4 - 1413, n=190)
583 MBit/s ∼41% -59%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
356 MBit/s ∼25% -75%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1325 (1191-1399)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1413 (1288-1503)

Webcam

ColorChecker
7.9 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
2.2 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
7 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K: 7.88 ∆E min: 2.21 - max: 12.06 ∆E

Accessories

More recently, a small 3-in-1 USB-C hub with HDMI, VGA, and USB-A ports is also included.

Input devices - Yoga 9i 14 with click problems

Touchpad

While the pad had already performed rather moderately in the original test, the current ClickPad is a middling disaster, at least its buttons are. It was the rule rather than the exception for the click buttons to jam and, therefore, not trigger or trigger too late when they finally became unstuck.

It was almost worse to experience long-pressed clicks being constantly "released" when attempting to perform drag-and-drop actions; dragging and dropping items is hardly possible in this way. This might be an isolated error in our test unit, but buyers should absolutely check the touchpad before buying; it could be a weak point of the still quite expensive high-end device.

The fact that the touchpad is not separated from the rest of the palm rest in terms of feel is also suboptimal; you can't feel any boundaries, which is unsettling.

Display - Lenovo panel with 4K and HDR

Clear subpixel structure
Clear subpixel structure
No screen bleeding
No screen bleeding

Instead of a 1080p one, a 4K UHD IPS touchscreen is now installed. The panel is supposed to have a brightness of up to 500 nits and is HDR 400 VESA certified.

We actually measure a maximum brightness of 493 nits; the display reaches an average of 453 nits with an acceptable brightness distribution of 85%.

Screen bleeding isn't a problem with this model.

467
cd/m²
464
cd/m²
434
cd/m²
459
cd/m²
493
cd/m²
422
cd/m²
464
cd/m²
453
cd/m²
418
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Lenovo CSOT3 MNE001EA1-2
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 493 cd/m² Average: 452.7 cd/m² Minimum: 12.9 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 85 %
Center on Battery: 494 cd/m²
Contrast: 1643:1 (Black: 0.3 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.2 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.7, calibrated: 1.2
ΔE Greyscale 3.6 | 0.64-98 Ø5.9
99.3% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 75.2% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.17
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Lenovo CSOT3 MNE001EA1-2, IPS, 3840x2160, 14.00
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
LG Display LP140WF9-SPE2, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML
CMN N140HCE-ET2, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
BOE NV140FHM-N49, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
HP Spectre x360 13-aw0013dx
AU Optronics AUO5E2D, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.30
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Sharp LQ134N1, IPS, 1920x1200, 13.40
Response Times
-54%
-39%
-23%
-67%
-32%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
45.6 (21.2, 24.4)
55.2 (26.8, 28.4)
-21%
35.6 (19.2, 16.4)
22%
36.4 (18.8, 17.6)
20%
60.8 (26, 34.8)
-33%
47.6 (23.2, 24.4)
-4%
Response Time Black / White *
18.4 (5.2, 13.2)
34.4 (18.8, 15.6)
-87%
36.8 (17.2, 9.6)
-100%
30.4 (18.8, 11.6)
-65%
36.8 (15.6, 21.2)
-100%
29.2 (16, 13.2)
-59%
PWM Frequency
27030 (67)
2500 (25)
Screen
-17%
-26%
-81%
-26%
2%
Brightness middle
493
365
-26%
329.9
-33%
272.5
-45%
447.4
-9%
549.8
12%
Brightness
453
346
-24%
315
-30%
260
-43%
420
-7%
520
15%
Brightness Distribution
85
82
-4%
90
6%
88
4%
85
0%
86
1%
Black Level *
0.3
0.23
23%
0.29
3%
0.42
-40%
0.31
-3%
0.39
-30%
Contrast
1643
1587
-3%
1138
-31%
649
-60%
1443
-12%
1410
-14%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.2
3.65
-66%
3.68
-67%
4.65
-111%
4.23
-92%
2.12
4%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
5.6
6.69
-19%
8.64
-54%
17.78
-218%
9.34
-67%
3.66
35%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.2
1.61
-34%
1.03
14%
4.34
-262%
1.32
-10%
1.37
-14%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.6
4
-11%
6.4
-78%
4.4
-22%
6.1
-69%
2.6
28%
Gamma
2.17 101%
2.33 94%
2.17 101%
2.2 100%
2.11 104%
2.3 96%
CCT
6754 96%
6873 95%
6195 105%
6984 93%
6136 106%
6884 94%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
75.2
60.1
-20%
63.6
-15%
38.4
-49%
64.8
-14%
65.4
-13%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
99.3
93.9
-5%
98.4
-1%
59.8
-40%
98.9
0%
99.7
0%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-36% / -23%
-33% / -28%
-52% / -72%
-47% / -32%
-15% / -3%

* ... smaller is better

The black level and contrast are at a good level, but the 4K model is already better calibrated out of the box, so color deviations are even smaller.

Grayscales (target color space: P3)
Grayscales (target color space: P3)
Saturation (target color space: P3)
Saturation (target color space: P3)
ColorChecker (target color space: P3)
ColorChecker (target color space: P3)
Grayscales calibrated (target color space: P3)
Grayscales calibrated (target color space: P3)
Saturation calibrated (target color space: P3)
Saturation calibrated (target color space: P3)
ColorChecker calibrated (target color space: P3)
ColorChecker calibrated (target color space: P3)

Response times are slightly better than on the 1080p model but still too slow for gamers. PWM is not used.

The sRGB color space is almost completely covered now, while AdobeRGB is still at 75%, and DCI-P3 reaches a coverage of up to 90% according to Lenovo.

sRGB: 99.3%
sRGB: 99.3%
AdobeRGB: 75.2%
AdobeRGB: 75.2%

Outdoor use is possible due to good brightness and contrast values, despite the glossy surface not being entirely optimal for this.

Outdoors in a strongly overcast day
Outdoors in a strongly overcast day
Oblique viewing angle in a strongly overcast day
Oblique viewing angle in a strongly overcast day

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
18.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5.2 ms rise
↘ 13.2 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 23 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
45.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21.2 ms rise
↘ 24.4 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 70 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.6 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9687 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Good lateral viewing-angle stability
Good lateral viewing-angle stability

Performance - Top graphics, poor long-term CPU performance

The dashboard of the Lenovo Vantage software is quite cluttered due to ads, among other things.
The dashboard of the Lenovo Vantage software is quite cluttered due to ads, among other things.

Instead of an Intel Core i5-1135G7, Lenovo now uses an Intel Core i7-1185G7. RAM has been doubled to 16 GB, and the SSD now holds 1 TB of data.

We ran all benchmarks using the Maximum Performance mode in Lenovo's Vantage software in order to achieve the best possible results.

Processor

The Intel Core i7-1185G7 is the fastest Tiger Lake G7 CPU for laptops. Its four cores clock between 3 GHz and 4.8 GHz. Additionally, the not-uncontroversial Intel vPro (Wikipedia, news) is supported. It should be well-equipped for all the tasks that the convertible has to do.

In the Cinebench R15 loop, the long-term performance of the nominally stronger processor is disappointing in any case. However, the short-term output is significantly higher than that of the Intel Core i5-1135G7, so there's a performance gain in short tasks. But the long-term performance is even lower than that of the lower-end model! The CPU performance is nowhere near the one of the Ryzen 7 4700U in the Asus VivoBook Flip and neither is the output power.

TDP or CPU Package Power (HWiNFO) during the Cinebench R15 loop.
TDP or CPU Package Power (HWiNFO) during the Cinebench R15 loop.

In the first loop, the TDP briefly reaches 44 watts. After that, it drops to 25 to 27 watts. When a new loop is started, the TDP only reaches 35 to 40 watts. After only one second, the value drops to 25 watts again, and even to 20 watts in the subsequent loops.

On battery power, we measure a performance drop of only about 5% in Cinebench R15.

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Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K Intel Core i7-1185G7: Ø725 (694.34-866.49)
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5 Intel Core i5-1135G7: Ø733 (708.93-754.89)
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML Intel Core i5-10210U: Ø550 (517.87-676.69)
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA AMD Ryzen 7 4700U: Ø996 (803.97-1049.04)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Single Core) | CPU (Multi Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit | CPU Multi 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.3: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (546 - 593, n=11)
568 Points ∼100% +3%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
551 Points ∼97%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Core i5-1135G7
517 Points ∼91% -6%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
465 Points ∼82% -16%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
461 Points ∼81% -16%
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML
Intel Core i5-10210U
421 Points ∼74% -24%
Average of class Convertible
  (78 - 604, n=64)
390 Points ∼69% -29%
HP Spectre x360 13-aw0013dx
Intel Core i7-1065G7
377 Points ∼66% -32%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
2829 Points ∼100% +55%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (1560 - 2493, n=11)
2156 Points ∼76% +18%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Core i5-1135G7
2031 Points ∼72% +11%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
2024 Points ∼72% +11%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
1830 Points ∼65%
HP Spectre x360 13-aw0013dx
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1655 Points ∼59% -10%
Average of class Convertible
  (200 - 4953, n=64)
1373 Points ∼49% -25%
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML
Intel Core i5-10210U
1292 Points ∼46% -29%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (197 - 230, n=10)
217 Points ∼100% +1%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
214 Points ∼99%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Core i5-1135G7
200 Points ∼92% -7%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
182 Points ∼84% -15%
HP Spectre x360 13-aw0013dx
Intel Core i7-1065G7
178 Points ∼82% -17%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
174 Points ∼80% -19%
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML
Intel Core i5-10210U
169 Points ∼78% -21%
Average of class Convertible
  (19 - 243, n=352)
114 Points ∼53% -47%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
1049 (803.97min - 1049.04max) Points ∼100% +21%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (628 - 1066, n=15)
899 Points ∼86% +4%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
866 (694.34min - 866.49max) Points ∼83%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
830 Points ∼79% -4%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Core i5-1135G7
755 (708.93min - 754.89max) Points ∼72% -13%
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML
Intel Core i5-10210U
677 Points ∼65% -22%
HP Spectre x360 13-aw0013dx
Intel Core i7-1065G7
643 Points ∼61% -26%
Average of class Convertible
  (33 - 2083, n=364)
357 Points ∼34% -59%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Average of class Convertible
  (246 - 5811, n=56)
1255 Seconds * ∼100% -97%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
679 Seconds * ∼54% -6%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
638 Seconds * ∼51%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Core i5-1135G7
619 Seconds * ∼49% +3%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (478 - 745, n=11)
560 Seconds * ∼45% +12%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
447 Seconds * ∼36% +30%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (5029 - 5412, n=10)
5175 MIPS ∼100% +2%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5091 MIPS ∼98%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4752 MIPS ∼92% -7%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4434 MIPS ∼86% -13%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
4422 MIPS ∼85% -13%
Average of class Convertible
  (1307 - 5623, n=55)
4117 MIPS ∼80% -19%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
31114 MIPS ∼100% +43%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (18936 - 27693, n=10)
24247 MIPS ∼78% +11%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
22898 MIPS ∼74% +5%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Core i5-1135G7
22682 MIPS ∼73% +4%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
21828 MIPS ∼70%
Average of class Convertible
  (3541 - 57319, n=56)
17186 MIPS ∼55% -21%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
1517 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (1223 - 1619, n=9)
1484 Points ∼98% -2%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1407 Points ∼93% -7%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
1157 Points ∼76% -24%
Average of class Convertible
  (233 - 1566, n=42)
1085 Points ∼72% -28%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5543 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (4909 - 6372, n=9)
5543 Points ∼100% 0%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
5443 Points ∼98% -2%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Core i5-1135G7
5261 Points ∼95% -5%
Average of class Convertible
  (770 - 8620, n=42)
3766 Points ∼68% -32%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
8.81 fps ∼100% +53%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (5.02 - 8.13, n=10)
6.74 fps ∼77% +17%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Core i5-1135G7
6.45 fps ∼73% +12%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
6.38 fps ∼72% +11%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5.77 fps ∼65%
Average of class Convertible
  (0.58 - 15.2, n=56)
4.39 fps ∼50% -24%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Convertible
  (46.9 - 238, n=36)
82 s * ∼100% -56%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
57 s * ∼70% -8%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (47.7 - 61.7, n=9)
53.1 s * ∼65% -1%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
52.6 s * ∼64%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Core i5-1135G7
49.1 s * ∼60% +7%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Average of class Convertible
  (0.504 - 2.74, n=37)
0.893 sec * ∼100% -52%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Core i5-1135G7
0.633 sec * ∼71% -8%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
0.611 sec * ∼68% -4%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
0.587 sec * ∼66%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (0.56 - 0.615, n=10)
0.585 sec * ∼66% -0%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
866 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
99.6 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
214 Points
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System performance

PCMark 10
PCMark 10

In PCMark, the Yoga 9i performs about 3% to 5% below an average Intel Core i7-1185G7. The differences between the rivals are otherwise rather small. Everyday work is mostly smooth.

PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
5161 Points ∼100% +7%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (4833 - 5075, n=5)
4934 Points ∼96% +2%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
4840 Points ∼94%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
4467 Points ∼87% -8%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ512G
3998 Points ∼77% -17%
HP Spectre x360 13-aw0013dx
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
3684 Points ∼71% -24%
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
3284 Points ∼64% -32%
Average of class Convertible
  (605 - 6844, n=146)
2789 Points ∼54% -42%
Productivity
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
7945 Points ∼100% +25%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ512G
7179 Points ∼90% +13%
HP Spectre x360 13-aw0013dx
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
7051 Points ∼89% +11%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (6340 - 8770, n=5)
6946 Points ∼87% +10%
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
6677 Points ∼84% +5%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
6340 Points ∼80%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
6247 Points ∼79% -1%
Average of class Convertible
  (1121 - 8653, n=148)
5592 Points ∼70% -12%
Essentials
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
10000 Points ∼100% +4%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (9574 - 10484, n=5)
9843 Points ∼98% +3%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
9741 Points ∼97% +2%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ512G
9678 Points ∼97% +1%
HP Spectre x360 13-aw0013dx
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
9664 Points ∼97% +1%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
9574 Points ∼96%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
9385 Points ∼94% -2%
Average of class Convertible
  (2489 - 10700, n=148)
7449 Points ∼74% -22%
Score
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
5214 Points ∼100% +9%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (4765 - 5561, n=5)
4985 Points ∼96% +5%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
4765 Points ∼91%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ512G
4677 Points ∼90% -2%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
4644 Points ∼89% -3%
HP Spectre x360 13-aw0013dx
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
4522 Points ∼87% -5%
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
4323 Points ∼83% -9%
Average of class Convertible
  (872 - 5971, n=149)
3451 Points ∼66% -28%
PCMark 10 Score
4765 points
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DPC latencies

There are latencies when opening multiple browser tabs. YouTube playback of our 4K/60 fps test video caused eight dropped frames.

Problems are caused by the ACPI Driver for NT, a network driver, and the Kernel-Mode Driver Framework, among others.

LatencyMon: YouTube video
LatencyMon: YouTube video
LatencyMon: Main
LatencyMon: Main
LatencyMon: Drivers
LatencyMon: Drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
1203.7 μs * ∼100% -10%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
1090 μs * ∼91%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
588.6 μs * ∼49% +46%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

Lenovo installs a 1 TB NVMe SSD from Western Digital. The PCIe 3.0 model ranks 15th in our SSD/HDD ranking, so it's fast. Our measurements confirm this; it even outperforms the Samsung PM981a SSD found in the lower-end Yoga 9i.

CrystalDiskMark 5
CrystalDiskMark 5
AS SSD
AS SSD
AS SSD Copy
AS SSD Copy
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
HP Spectre x360 13-aw0013dx
Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ512G
Average WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-8%
-10%
-24%
-8%
-20%
-2%
Write 4K
161.8
139.6
-14%
125.6
-22%
121.2
-25%
112.6
-30%
106.7
-34%
143 (108 - 186, n=8)
-12%
Read 4K
40.67
37.3
-8%
43.46
7%
49.91
23%
131
222%
49.94
23%
44.2 (36.5 - 50.7, n=8)
9%
Write Seq
1873
1827
-2%
2011
7%
1090
-42%
458.9
-75%
1223
-35%
2133 (1790 - 2874, n=8)
14%
Read Seq
2059
2253
9%
2046
-1%
1533
-26%
1355
-34%
1801
-13%
2034 (1615 - 2469, n=8)
-1%
Write 4K Q32T1
529.5
467.9
-12%
375.8
-29%
393.3
-26%
341.3
-36%
325.3
-39%
435 (318 - 570, n=8)
-18%
Read 4K Q32T1
440.4
366.7
-17%
338.1
-23%
406
-8%
320.6
-27%
550.5
25%
435 (299 - 579, n=8)
-1%
Write Seq Q32T1
3005
2349
-22%
2346
-22%
1225
-59%
1219
-59%
1224
-59%
3016 (2602 - 3102, n=8)
0%
Read Seq Q32T1
3370
3540
5%
3562
6%
2277
-32%
2462
-27%
2350
-30%
3283 (2872 - 3421, n=8)
-3%
AS SSD
-43%
-50%
-65%
-95%
-286%
-6%
Copy Game MB/s
1134.12
1257.67
11%
1246.03
10%
828.68
-27%
764.49
-33%
926.53
-18%
1185 (677 - 1625, n=5)
4%
Copy Program MB/s
528.23
521.87
-1%
697.8
32%
374.34
-29%
465.81
-12%
560.31
6%
589 (429 - 791, n=5)
12%
Copy ISO MB/s
1812.21
1962.17
8%
1636.09
-10%
1211.69
-33%
764.36
-58%
1292.6
-29%
2159 (1611 - 2589, n=5)
19%
Score Total
4037
1822
-55%
2235
-45%
2474
-39%
1448
-64%
2583
-36%
4612 (3274 - 5673, n=8)
14%
Score Write
1923
660
-66%
1135
-41%
947
-51%
618
-68%
388
-80%
2335 (1650 - 3011, n=8)
21%
Score Read
1444
802
-44%
733
-49%
1022
-29%
552
-62%
1472
2%
1528 (1107 - 2055, n=8)
6%
Access Time Write *
0.017
0.058
-241%
0.085
-400%
0.084
-394%
0.138
-712%
0.625
-3576%
0.0418 (0.017 - 0.098, n=8)
-146%
Access Time Read *
0.041
0.052
-27%
0.05
-22%
0.081
-98%
0.067
-63%
0.069
-68%
0.0546 (0.041 - 0.068, n=8)
-33%
4K-64 Write
1573.38
398.47
-75%
882.96
-44%
734.26
-53%
469.49
-70%
208.96
-87%
2015 (1345 - 2797, n=8)
28%
4K-64 Read
1117.97
531.43
-52%
507.5
-55%
834.67
-25%
371.77
-67%
1252.59
12%
1234 (789 - 1712, n=8)
10%
4K Write
220.79
180.04
-18%
131.35
-41%
134.63
-39%
117.97
-47%
67.02
-70%
143 (101 - 221, n=8)
-35%
4K Read
46.5
53.18
14%
53.08
14%
48.08
3%
76.03
64%
39.7
-15%
44.8 (41.2 - 48.6, n=8)
-4%
Seq Write
1292
812.74
-37%
1210.65
-6%
782.95
-39%
310.11
-76%
1125.2
-13%
1763 (928 - 2620, n=8)
36%
Seq Read
2793
2177.45
-22%
1719.2
-38%
1396.78
-50%
1039.06
-63%
1801.35
-36%
2488 (1886 - 2979, n=8)
-11%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-26% / -30%
-30% / -35%
-45% / -50%
-52% / -64%
-153% / -190%
-4% / -4%

* ... smaller is better

WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3370 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 3005 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 440.4 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 529.5 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 2059 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 1873 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 40.67 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 161.8 MB/s

Continuous load read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Graphics card

The Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 iGPU now has 96 instead of 80 EUs and potentially slightly higher clock rates. You can definitely play games with this iGPU but rather at medium resolutions and details. Other graphics tasks like photo or video-editing are handled well by the graphics unit.

In the 3DMark tests, the card places itself ahead of the competition and is about 5% faster than the average model. It's about 10% to 12% superior compared with its sibling configuration. The AMD RX Vega 7 in the Ryzen 7 4700U is about 30% to 40% behind.

3DMark Cloud Gate
3DMark Cloud Gate
3DMark Time Spy
3DMark Time Spy
3DMark Fire Strike
3DMark Fire Strike

According to the 3DMark 11 results, hardly any 3D performance is lost on battery power.

3DMark 11
3DMark 11
3DMark 11 on battery power
3DMark 11 on battery power
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1185G7
6779 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (5018 - 7090, n=19)
6449 Points ∼95% -5%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
5991 Points ∼88% -12%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
4927 Points ∼73% -27%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
4594 Points ∼68% -32%
HP Spectre x360 13-aw0013dx
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
4512 Points ∼67% -33%
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1859 Points ∼27% -73%
Average of class Convertible
  (173 - 17421, n=377)
1627 Points ∼24% -76%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1185G7
1512 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (1089 - 1670, n=24)
1423 Points ∼94% -6%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
1319 Points ∼87% -13%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
903 Points ∼60% -40%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
833 Points ∼55% -45%
Average of class Convertible
  (85 - 5126, n=72)
703 Points ∼46% -54%
HP Spectre x360 13-aw0013dx
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
685 Points ∼45% -55%
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
408 Points ∼27% -73%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1185G7
5196 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (3638 - 5848, n=23)
4969 Points ∼96% -4%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
4626 Points ∼89% -11%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
3144 Points ∼61% -39%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
3036 Points ∼58% -42%
HP Spectre x360 13-aw0013dx
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
2874 Points ∼55% -45%
Average of class Convertible
  (132 - 13158, n=285)
1325 Points ∼26% -74%
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1257 Points ∼24% -76%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (21542 - 38040, n=15)
28131 Points ∼100% +3%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1185G7
27438 Points ∼98%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
27249 Points ∼97% -1%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
21630 Points ∼77% -21%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
18881 Points ∼67% -31%
HP Spectre x360 13-aw0013dx
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
17712 Points ∼63% -35%
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
10233 Points ∼36% -63%
Average of class Convertible
  (1023 - 38419, n=329)
7994 Points ∼28% -71%
3DMark 11 Performance
7256 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
18932 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
4752 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
1667 points
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Gaming performance

The Witcher 3 sometimes even runs in Full HD but only with low details. Otherwise, performance is rather sufficient for medium resolutions and details. Compared with the competition, the Yoga 9i takes the top position again. The average Iris Xe G7 is outperformed by 10% at least (The Witcher 3), the sibling configuration is 5% to 10% behind, and the competition with last-gen iGPUs is even further behind. The differences seen in The Witcher 3 are slightly higher than in the 3DMark tests and other titles.

The Witcher 3
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
15.8 fps ∼100%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
14 (12min - 16max) fps ∼89% -11%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (10.3 - 16, n=16)
14 fps ∼89% -11%
Average of class Convertible
  (2.97 - 44.8, n=30)
13.9 fps ∼88% -12%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
13.2 (12min - 15max) fps ∼84% -16%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
7.8 fps ∼49% -51%
HP Spectre x360 13-aw0013dx
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
7.2 fps ∼46% -54%
1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
31.6 (29min - 35max) fps ∼100% +4%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
30.3 fps ∼96%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (10.6 - 35.9, n=18)
28.5 fps ∼90% -6%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
20.2 (17min - 22max) fps ∼64% -33%
Average of class Convertible
  (4.2 - 64.4, n=41)
18.9 fps ∼60% -38%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
17 fps ∼54% -44%
HP Spectre x360 13-aw0013dx
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
13.8 fps ∼44% -54%
1366x768 Medium Graphics & Postprocessing
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
60.3 fps ∼100%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
53 (16min - 60max) fps ∼88% -12%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (21.4 - 65.2, n=18)
52.1 fps ∼86% -14%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
38.6 (37min - 43max) fps ∼64% -36%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
34.4 fps ∼57% -43%
Average of class Convertible
  (3.7 - 111, n=41)
29.8 fps ∼49% -51%
HP Spectre x360 13-aw0013dx
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
28.9 fps ∼48% -52%
1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
98 fps ∼100%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
92.2 (86min - 100max) fps ∼94% -6%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (32.5 - 107, n=18)
83.8 fps ∼86% -14%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
61.4 (52min - 70max) fps ∼63% -37%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
54.9 fps ∼56% -44%
HP Spectre x360 13-aw0013dx
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
43.9 fps ∼45% -55%
Average of class Convertible
  (4.69 - 168, n=70)
36.3 fps ∼37% -63%
Dota 2 Reborn
1920x1080 ultra (3/3) best looking
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (34.1 - 144, n=21)
46.9 fps ∼100% +17%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
41.5 (32.7min) fps ∼88% +3%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
40.7 (27.6min) fps ∼87% +1%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
40.1 (27.6min) fps ∼86%
Average of class Convertible
  (5.1 - 106, n=55)
25 fps ∼53% -38%
1920x1080 high (2/3)
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (36.5 - 58.6, n=20)
45 fps ∼100% +9%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
44.5 (36.7min) fps ∼99% +8%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
42.9 (24.2min) fps ∼95% +4%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
41.2 (28.9min) fps ∼92%
Average of class Convertible
  (5.6 - 111, n=57)
26.9 fps ∼60% -35%
1366x768 med (1/3)
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
70.3 (61.6min) fps ∼100% +31%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (51.4 - 76.4, n=20)
63.3 fps ∼90% +18%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
61.7 (42min) fps ∼88% +15%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
53.5 (33.4min) fps ∼76%
Average of class Convertible
  (11.9 - 120, n=61)
44.9 fps ∼64% -16%
1280x720 min (0/3) fastest
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
93.9 (83.7min) fps ∼100% +22%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
80.9 (45.7min) fps ∼86% +5%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (72.9 - 86.2, n=20)
80 fps ∼85% +4%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
76.8 (42.2min) fps ∼82%
Average of class Convertible
  (18.3 - 133, n=61)
68.1 fps ∼73% -11%
X-Plane 11.11
1920x1080 high (fps_test=3)
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
35.5 fps ∼100% +1%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
35 fps ∼99%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (21.8 - 41.7, n=21)
33.3 fps ∼94% -5%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
28.6 fps ∼81% -18%
Average of class Convertible
  (3.18 - 64.4, n=47)
19.1 fps ∼54% -45%
1920x1080 med (fps_test=2)
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
41.1 fps ∼100%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
40.5 fps ∼99% -1%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (24.5 - 45.6, n=21)
37.1 fps ∼90% -10%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
32.5 fps ∼79% -21%
Average of class Convertible
  (3.48 - 77.6, n=48)
21.5 fps ∼52% -48%
1280x720 low (fps_test=1)
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
57 fps ∼100% +5%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
54.3 fps ∼95%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (26 - 63.5, n=21)
44.4 fps ∼78% -18%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
40.6 fps ∼71% -25%
Average of class Convertible
  (3.94 - 88.1, n=49)
28.9 fps ∼51% -47%
Rise of the Tomb Raider
1920x1080 Very High Preset AA:FX AF:16x
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
20.4 fps ∼100%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
 
20.4 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (3 - 32.4, n=20)
13.9 fps ∼68% -32%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
10.5 fps ∼51% -49%
1920x1080 High Preset AA:FX AF:4x
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
25 fps ∼100%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
 
25 fps ∼100% 0%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
14.7 fps ∼59% -41%
Average of class Convertible
  (4.1 - 37.8, n=45)
11.4 fps ∼46% -54%
1366x768 Medium Preset AF:2x
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
43 fps ∼100%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
 
43 fps ∼100% 0%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
26.9 fps ∼63% -37%
Average of class Convertible
  (3.9 - 66.4, n=66)
15.6 fps ∼36% -64%
1024x768 Lowest Preset
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
85.5 fps ∼100%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
 
85.5 fps ∼100% 0%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
42.4 fps ∼50% -50%
Average of class Convertible
  (5.3 - 99.4, n=89)
23.3 fps ∼27% -73%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
1920x1080 High Preset AA:SM
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
20 fps ∼100%
Average of class Convertible
  (12 - 36, n=6)
19.8 fps ∼99% -1%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (12 - 24, n=5)
18.6 fps ∼93% -7%
1920x1080 Medium Preset
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
21 fps ∼100%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (13 - 26, n=6)
20.1 fps ∼96% -4%
Average of class Convertible
  (5.4 - 41, n=11)
16.4 fps ∼78% -22%
1920x1080 Lowest Preset
Average of class Convertible
  (33 - 65, n=2)
49 fps ∼100% +48%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (33 - 42, n=2)
37.5 fps ∼77% +14%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
33 fps ∼67%
1280x720 Lowest Preset
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
52 fps ∼100%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (38 - 63, n=6)
48.4 fps ∼93% -7%
Average of class Convertible
  (3 - 72, n=20)
27.1 fps ∼52% -48%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
27 fps ∼52% -48%
HP Spectre x360 13-aw0013dx
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
21 fps ∼40% -60%
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML
Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
13 fps ∼25% -75%

Gaming performance is relatively stable and only drops minimally over a period of more than an hour (from 15 fps to 13-14 fps). The Y9i 4K passes the Fire Strike stress test with 99%.

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Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00: Ø14.1 (10-16)
low med. high ultra4K
The Witcher 3 (2015) 98 60.3 30.3 15.8 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 76.8 53.5 41.2 40.1 20.1 fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 85.5 43 25 20.4 8.3 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 54.3 41.1 35 18.6 fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 52 21 20 fps

Emissions - Depending on the cooling mode

Noise emissions

The fan volume also depends on the selected cooling mode (Vantage software). In Maximum Performance mode, the fans can rev up to 39.7 dB(A) under stress; in the Intelligent Mode, they reach 35.7 dB(A), and in Battery Saving mode, only a maximum of 29.5 dB(A) is reached.

Therefore, it's worth it to adjust the cooling mode depending on the task. Those who only surf the Internet or type will be able to do so more quietly in Battery Saving mode. Otherwise, our Yoga 9i gets a bit louder than the competition under average load conditions (Maximum Performance mode), but it stays a bit quieter in extreme stress. Only the HP Spectre x360 13 has advantages across all load conditions.

Noise Level

Idle
24.9 / 28.3 / 29.5 dB(A)
Load
39.7 / 39.7 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 24.9 dB(A)
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
HP Spectre x360 13-aw0013dx
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ512G
Noise
0%
-3%
-0%
3%
-3%
off / environment *
24.9
26.3
-6%
29
-16%
27.1
-9%
28.5
-14%
28.1
-13%
Idle Minimum *
24.9
26.3
-6%
29
-16%
27.1
-9%
28.5
-14%
28.1
-13%
Idle Average *
28.3
26.3
7%
29
-2%
27.1
4%
28.5
-1%
28.1
1%
Idle Maximum *
29.5
26.3
11%
29.7
-1%
27.1
8%
28.5
3%
28.1
5%
Load Average *
39.7
34.1
14%
32.6
18%
35
12%
28.5
28%
31.7
20%
Witcher 3 ultra *
39.7
43.4
-9%
41.3
-4%
35.3
11%
43.4
-9%
Load Maximum *
39.7
43.3
-9%
39
2%
41.3
-4%
35.3
11%
43.4
-9%

* ... smaller is better

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.329.831.826.230.92525.523.626.324.324.23129.73638.730.131.94027.634.835.326.928.85023.328.229.42825.46320.823.822.920.8218024.222.220.819.323.710026.729.825.926.42612519.930.518.519.81916020.221.318.821.620.320019.322.719.819.518.925019.221.920.119.218.331517.221.617.616.715.940019.624.419.918.315.850018.624.418.516.116.56301724.815.112.917.280016.726.215.312.716.7100018.22714.511.917.312501828.914.511.118.3160018.229.114.310.518.6200019.130.615.411.1192500193015.411.219.3315018.329.414.911.618.7400016.627.513.411.717500015.927.312.81216.1630013.725.112.312.313.9800012.620.712.312.312.71000012.515.312.412.312.51250012.312.712.412.312.31600011.711.711.611.611.7SPL29.539.72724.929.4N1.23.10.90.71.1median 18.2median 25.1median 15.1median 12.3median 17.2Delta2.13.32.73.31.7hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseLenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K

Temperature

Everything remains pleasantly cool in idle usage. Under heavy load, the bottom reaches a maximum of 48.6 °C (~119 °F). It stays a bit cooler on the top, especially in the area of the palm rests.

The 1080p Yoga 9i gets even a bit hotter, and the HP Spectre has the best rates of all contenders here as well.

Max. Load
 40.5 °C
105 F
42 °C
108 F
40.8 °C
105 F
 
 39 °C
102 F
40.6 °C
105 F
38.1 °C
101 F
 
 28.8 °C
84 F
28.2 °C
83 F
28.8 °C
84 F
 
Maximum: 42 °C = 108 F
Average: 36.3 °C = 97 F
45.9 °C
115 F
48.6 °C
119 F
43 °C
109 F
37 °C
99 F
41.8 °C
107 F
38.4 °C
101 F
29.9 °C
86 F
31.7 °C
89 F
31.4 °C
89 F
Maximum: 48.6 °C = 119 F
Average: 38.6 °C = 101 F
Power Supply (max.)  31.3 °C = 88 F | Room Temperature 19.9 °C = 68 F | Voltcraft IR-900
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 36.3 °C / 97 F, compared to the average of 30.3 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Convertible.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 42 °C / 108 F, compared to the average of 35.3 °C / 96 F, ranging from 21.8 to 55.7 °C for the class Convertible.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 48.6 °C / 119 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 24.3 °C / 76 F, compared to the device average of 30.3 °C / 87 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 28.8 °C / 83.8 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(±) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.8 °C / 83.8 F (0 °C / 0 F).
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
HP Spectre x360 13-aw0013dx
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ512G
Heat
-6%
-0%
-15%
3%
-18%
Maximum Upper Side *
42
43.4
-3%
38.6
8%
44.6
-6%
37.2
11%
51.4
-22%
Maximum Bottom *
48.6
49.6
-2%
42.6
12%
46
5%
42.2
13%
46.4
5%
Idle Upper Side *
25.3
26.4
-4%
26.8
-6%
33.2
-31%
25.8
-2%
32
-26%
Idle Bottom *
25.5
29.4
-15%
29.2
-15%
33
-29%
28
-10%
32.8
-29%

* ... smaller is better

The Yoga 9i begins our stress test at around 3 GHz (base clock) for a very short time only. The clock rates drop after a few seconds and then fluctuate between 1.6 and 1.8 GHz for the first few minutes, and later between 1.2 and 1.5 GHz.

A new run of 3DMark 11 directly after the end of the stress reveals a performance loss of a moderate 5%.

Stress start
Stress start
Stress after 45 seconds
Stress after 45 seconds
Stress after 1 hour
Stress after 1 hour
Stress - Top
Stress - Top
Stress - Bottom
Stress - Bottom

Speakers

The "soundbar" (two stereo speakers) built into the hinge is superior to conventional solutions in combination with the two subwoofers, especially in view of the small form factor, and is welcome to be imitated. The basses are a bit lowered, but they are still clearly noticeable for laptop speakers, and the speakers also get quite loud. The combined audio jack is available for connecting external devices.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2026.232.52524.329.83130.135.94026.931.2502832.66320.835.48019.340.910026.449.712519.851.916021.657.320019.565.925019.268.631516.772.840018.375.350016.173.663012.971.780012.774.3100011.972.9125011.174160010.578.4200011.174.3250011.273.5315011.676.9400011.768.950001268.9630012.368.9800012.366.61000012.366.51250012.365.51600011.662.1SPL24.985.6N0.768.5median 12.3median 68.9Delta3.34.535.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.9