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Lenovo Yoga 9i 14-ITL-5 Review Rundown

LenovoPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 0%
Pros**
  • Excellent productivity performance
  • Excellent build quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
Cons**
  • Low-resolution display
  • Mediocre speakers

Summary

Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 is an excellent convertible 2-in-1. It offers solid productivity performance, a great build quality, and excellent battery life. However, the Yoga's display is good for productivity work, but not for creative types.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

digitaltrends[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 81%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The Yoga 9i 14 has 60 watt-hours of battery capacity, which isn't a lot for a 14-inch laptop. A fingerprint reader located on the top right of the palm rest provides for Windows 10 Hello password-less login support. Its one weakness is the 16:9 display, which is suddenly old school compared to the newest machines being released today.
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Pros[**]
  • Solid productivity performance
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Solid build quality
Cons[**]
  • 16:9 display is old school
  • Short battery life

laptopmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 87%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The Yoga 9i is an excellent 2-in-1 laptop for those who need power in a portable package. It outpaces most of its competitors, it's among the thinnest in its class, and 11+ hours of battery life means you can use it for a full day. The extra space afforded by the slight camera notch allows enough room for a decent 720p webcam.
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Pros[**]
  • Best-in-class performance
  • Sleek design
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • No IR camera

notebookcheck[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The Y9i 4K passes the Fire Strike stress test with 99%. The fan volume also depends on the selected cooling mode (Vantage software) 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.
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Pros[**]
  • High-quality aluminum case
  • High-contrast 4K display
  • Long battery life
  • Good keyboard backlight
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre CPU performance
  • No Thunderbolt 3

notebookcheck[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 58%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
Lenovo uses similar metal materials for all of its Yoga laptops for a similar look, texture, and level of rigidity. The typing experience is essentially the same as most IdeaPad laptops which is unfortunate because the keys are shallower, spongier, and weaker than on the competing HP Spectre. Outdoor visibility could be better as the glare-heavy display could have benefited from a brighter backlight.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek, lightweight design
  • Good battery life
  • Decent performance for the price
Cons[**]
  • Weak Core i5-10210U
  • Weak key feedback

pcmag[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
Unlike many 2-in-1 convertibles, the Yoga 9i has no volume rocker for use in tablet mode. Wireless connectivity is covered by an Intel AX201 card supporting Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5. Lenovo's sole biometric feature is a fingerprint reader to the right of its touchpad. The 720p webcam lacks IR technology for facial recognition.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek metal design
  • Excellent battery life
  • Bright, vivid 4K display
Cons[**]
  • No volume rocker
  • No fingerprint reader

techradar[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 86%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
There are only three ports and a 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo jack. Two of those ports are USB Type-Cs with Thunderbolt 4 support which also features charging. There's no HDMI output, so you'll have to rely on one of the Thunderbolt ports to output to an external display but it does feature DisplayPort 1.4 support. The Active Pen charges in the dock, getting 40 minutes of use off 15 minutes of charge.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous 16:10 FHD+ display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent performance
Cons[**]
  • No Thunderbolt 4

theverge[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from theverge have found the following[***]:
The Yoga 9i is an excellent 2-in-1 with standout audio. Performance was as satisfactory as we'd expect from the top-notch 1185G7 processor. The webcam is a bit grainy but serviceable; it has a physical privacy shutter. My one disappointment here is bloatware.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous design
  • Stunning audio
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • No stylus included
  • No Thunderbolt 4 or Wi-Fi 6

tomsguide[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 90%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The Yoga 9i comes packed with the Iris Xe Graphics, which won't give you the greatest frame rate when playing intensive games. Lenovo really likes to bless us with little to no bloatware on their laptops, and I am loving it. The webcam is not an IR webcam, so it doesn't support Windows Hello for unlocking.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous 2-in-1 display
  • Bright, colorful display
  • Long battery life
Cons[**]
  • No IR webcam
  • No Thunderbolt 3

trustedreviews[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 68%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
4K resolution, IPS technology, and touch hardware mean the Yoga’s 14-inch screen is crisp and versatile. The Core i7 chip is reasonable, but if you’re willing to compromise on form factor and features, more power is available. The screen is great for media viewing and for work tasks where you need brightness and vivacity rather than accuracy. However, its haptic touchpad is poor, Intel's components are undermined by better silicon available elsewhere, and there are niggling irritations.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek design
  • Solid 4K display
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Poor touchpad
  • Mediocre speakers

References

1. ^ Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 Review: An excellent convertible with yesterday’s display. digitaltrends. 2021-01-22 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Lenovo Yoga 9i review. laptopmag. 2021-01-31 Retrieved 2021-04-01.
4. ^ Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 Convertible Review: The Yoga C940 Twin. notebookcheck. 2020-12-01 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Lenovo Yoga 9i (14-Inch) Review. pcmag. 2020-12-10 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ Lenovo Yoga 9i review. techradar. 2020-12-23 Retrieved 2021-04-01.
7. ^ Lenovo Yoga 9i (14-inch) review: sounds like a winner. theverge. 2021-07-09 Retrieved 2021-08-20.
8. ^ Lenovo Yoga 9i review. tomsguide. 2021-03-15 Retrieved 2021-04-01.
9. ^ Lenovo Yoga 9i Review. trustedreviews. Retrieved 2021-04-01.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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