The new Yoga 9i 14 with the 4K OLED is currently the best convertible from Lenovo
We just reviewed Lenovo's new Yoga 9i with the high-resolution 16:10 OLED screen. It retails for 1999 Euros, so it is definitely a high-end convertible, but you also get plenty of modern features in return, including a new Alder Lake-P processor, Wi-Fi 6E, or Thunderbolt 4.
The picture quality of the OLED screen is excellent and videos are a lot of fun in combination with the great speaker performance. This is also true for HDR movies, but currently unfortunately only on mains. The more affordable 2.8K OLED screen, which we also reviewed, does not get our recommendation. The subjective picture quality is noticeably worse and it consumes more power, which also results in shorter battery runtimes.
The completely redesigned chassis leaves a very good impression, even though it is a bit tricky to open. While the previous Yoga used a small stylus you could store inside the chassis, Lenovo now ships the convertible with the Precision Pen 2 by default. You will have to transport it separately, but it is much bigger and similar to a regular pen, so it is much more comfortable to use.
We are also reviewing the new ThinkPad X1 Yoga G7 right now, which is Lenovo's flagship convertible for business customers. It has some advantages in a direct comparison like the slightly better keyboard (even though the quality decreased noticeably over the last couple of years), WWAN functionality (even with optional 5G modem) or the matte screen. However, the subjective display quality is noticeably worse on the ThinkPad and the performance is also much lower compared to the Yoga 9i, despite the supposedly faster Core i7-1270P. This is a result of the inferior cooling capabilities of the X1 Yoga. Both devices are shipped with a three-year warranty including on-site service.
The ThinkPad X1 Yoga G7 is also much more expensive this year and our review configuration with the regular 1080p touchscreen costs almost 3400 Euros. If you are deciding between these two models and you do not need a WWAN module or full vPro support, the Yoga 9i is actually the much more attractive package. Please see our comprehensive review of the new Yoga 9i for more information. The review of the new ThinkPad X1 Yoga G7 will be published in a few days.