CES 2022 | Lenovo Yoga 9i launched with a 14-inch 4K OLED screen, Intel Core i7-1260P and more
Like its lower-specced sibling, the Yoga 7, Lenovo has upgraded the Yoga 9i with Intel's newest Alder Lake-P processors at CES 2022. Like its predecessor, Lenovo offers the laptop in LCD and OLED flavours. The company also claims that it is the world's first laptop to feature a Bowers and Wilkins speaker system tuned by Dolby Atmos. Prices start at US$1,399 and Lenovo will start selling it in Q2, 2022.
All three Lenovo Yoga 9i variants ship with a 14-inch screen. One can configure it with a 4K (3,840 x 2,400, 16:10 aspect ratio) touch-enabled OLED panel with a peak brightness of 400 nits and 100% of the DCI-P3 colour gamut coverage. Its lower-specced sibling reduces the resolution to 2,880 x 1,880 (2.8K, WQXGA). Lastly, the IPS LCD variant settles for WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200) and 100% of the sRGB colour gamut. It is also worth noting that the OLED variants have smaller top bezels (1.6mm) compared to the LCD variant (2.5mm). The latter is a tad heavier, too.
CPU choices on the Lenovo Yoga 9i include the Intel Core i5-12540P and the Core i7-1260P. One can bundle it with up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 1TB of solid-state storage. The laptop's 75Wh battery is expected to power the LCD variant for up to 20 hours and the 2.8K/4K versions for 14/13 hours, respectively, and Lenovo says that one can top it up in two hours.
The Lenovo Yoga 9i features one USB Gen3.2 Type-A port, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, and a 3.5mm combo audio jack. The Thunderbolt ports can output display and charge the laptop. It is available in two colourways, Oatmeal and Storm Gray. Lastly, the notebook supports Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6E and runs Windows 11 out of the box.