Lenovo claims 100% DCI-P3 shade accuracy, and in my testing I discovered that my display supported 100% of the sRGB house and 98 % Adobe RGB shade house. I point out my display as a result of Lenovo screens typically fluctuate throughout the similar product line, however these outcomes are usually in step with what you’d count on for an OLED display.
Unlike another premium laptops nowadays—cough, Dell XPS 13, cough—there are many ports on the Yoga 9i. On the left aspect there are two USB-C Thunderbolt 4 ports, together with one USB-A port. On the suitable you get one other USB-C port (oddly, not Thunderbolt 4, although you may cost with it) and headphone jack. Sadly, although, you will additionally discover a energy button on the aspect. I detest this. I at all times appear to seize it after I carry it round, inadvertently shutting down the laptop computer. Not a deal breaker, however one thing to pay attention to should you’re equally clumsy.
Some Cool Keys, an Awkward Power Button
The keyboard is among the extra fascinating options of the Yoga 9i. It has flat chiclet-style keys which can be effective. They’re not excessive finish and never all that nice to kind on, however they work. What’s fascinating is that the far proper aspect of the keyboard has a sequence of one-touch operate keys for controlling efficiency settings, audio settings, and shade settings, even including a background blur to the webcam with a single button. There’s additionally a fingerprint reader. I truly discovered these keys very helpful, notably the ability profile button. By dialing again the ability after I was simply shopping the net, I used to be in a position to get extra out of the battery.
The touchpad is big for a 14-inch laptop computer, on par with Apple’s MacBook Pro 14-inch, and it labored properly with the multitouch gestures constructed into Windows. The Yoga 9i additionally comes with an lively stylus. It works nice for taking notes, and looks like it may be okay for somewhat sketching as properly.
Good for Working Movie Nerds
I’m glad to report that the webcam within the Yoga 9i can also be fairly good. It’s 2.1 MP, with a 16:9 view, providing you with 1080p video seize. It’s not 5-MP high quality such as you’ll discover in some current machines, nevertheless it’s the most effective webcam I’ve examined on a laptop computer this yr.
The Yoga 9i has a 75 watt-hour battery, which boasts the identical Rapid Charge Boost characteristic present in different current Lenovos, just like the Slim Pro 7 (8/10, WIRED Recommends). I managed 11 hours and 17 minutes in our normal battery take a look at, which loops a 1080p movie (native) with the brightness at 75 %. In extra real looking testing, like simply utilizing it for work for just a few weeks, I used to be in a position to recurrently get 12 hours, typically extra as long as I stored the brightness dialed again a bit. That’s fairly good for an OLED laptop computer.
While there’s a lot to like about Yoga 9i, it’s clearly not aimed toward players. Even informal players will probably be upset by the built-in graphics efficiency. If, nevertheless, you are out there for a classy, fairly highly effective laptop computer with superior sound and an awesome, movie-friendly OLED show, the Yoga 9i is a good alternative.