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Lenovo Yoga 9i 14-ITL-5 Review Rundown

LenovoPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 23 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of Lenovo Yoga 9i 14" 2-in-1 Laptop (14-ITL-5)
Neoscore* 75%
  • Excellent productivity performance
  • Excellent build quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
  • 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[*] 75%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
As with most midrange and better Lenovo laptops, the Yoga 9i 14 feels solidly built. It's in the same class as the HP Spectre x360 14, the Dell XPS 13, and the Apple MacBook Pro 13. The Yoga's stiff hinge does require two hands, but it does a great job of keeping the 2-in-1 in the desired mode.
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Pros[**]
  • Solid build quality
  • Solid performance
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre graphics performance

expertreviews[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from Expertreviews have found the following[***]:
The Yoga 9i 14-inch convertible is Lenovo's latest effort to seize the crown in this hotly contested segment of the premium laptop market. Prices range from £1,400 for the Core i5 machine with 8GB of RAM to £2,200 for an i7-based version. The bundled Lenovo Active Pen is garaged in a slot at the rear just behind the power button. I found the pen generally very capable, although it is rather slender, which makes it harder to hold for prolonged periods than other, thicker pens.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous OLED UHD display
  • Slim and light design
  • Stylus included
Cons[**]
  • Battery life could be better

laptopmag[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from Laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The Yoga 9i is Lenovo's premium 2-in-1 consumer laptop. It has an edge-to-edge glass palm rest with a massive haptic touchpad and a leather-bonded lid. At 12.6 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches and 3 pounds, it's considerably thinner than the 13.5-inch Spectre x360 14.
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Pros[**]
  • Stylish design
  • Slim bezels
  • Haptic touchpad
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

notebookcheck[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 64%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 has a Core i7 Tiger Lake processor, a 4K touchscreen, and 16 GB of RAM. The Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 iGPU now has 96 instead of 80 EUs and potentially slightly higher clock rates. In 3DMark tests, the card places itself ahead of the competition and is about 5% faster.
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Pros[**]
  • Matte IPS display
  • High-contrast display
  • Good battery life
  • Decent keyboard backlight
Cons[**]
  • Middling CPU performance
  • Slow memory card reader
  • Slow SD card reader

notebookcheck[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 65%
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 across the family. 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. Lenovo hasn't improved upon the keys at all between generations.
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Pros[**]
  • Slim bezels and lighter than last year's Yoga C940 14
  • Quiet during low and high-medium loads
  • Very good keyboard and touchpad
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Key feedback could be better
  • Key feedback is shallow and spongy
  • Only one USB Type-C port

pcmag[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 86%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
Lenovo's 14-inch Yoga 9i is a first-class premium convertible notebook. It delivers above-average performance thanks to its 11th Generation Intel "Tiger Lake" CPU. Dell's XPS 13 2-in-1 remains our top choice in this category for its trimmer design and higher screen resolution.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek, premium design
  • Long battery life
  • Sturdy keyboard and touchpad
  • Good speakers
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre graphics performance

techradar[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 87%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The Lenovo Yoga 9i is absolutely one of most well-designed 2-in-1 laptops we've seen this year. The base model comes with an 11th-generation Intel i5-1135G7 CPU with Iris Xe graphics, 8GB RAM, 256GB PCIe SSD, and a 14-inch full HD touchscreen for $1,299/£1,199, and likely around AU$1,800 when it releases in Australia. The laptop is available now in the US and UK, with an Australian release coming soon but no specific date is set.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek, stylish design
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
Cons[**]
  • Pricey for a 2-in-1

theverge[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from Theverge have found the following[***]:
The $1,299.99-and-up 14-inch Yoga 9i is a capable laptop in almost every area that matters. It has a comfortable keyboard, respectable battery life, and some of the better specs you can get at its price point. It doesn't quite surpass the likes of HP's Spectre x360 and Microsoft's Surface Pro 7 Plus in many other areas.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent audio quality
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre webcam
  • Poor webcam

tomsguide[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from Tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The Lenovo Yoga 9i is the latest excellent 2-in-1 to ship from Lenovo. Lenovo created another premium laptop with limited ports, and by limited I mean a grand total of four, two of which are the same type. The laptop is pretty thin, at just 12.6 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches, and weighing 3 pounds.
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Pros[**]
  • Beautiful 14-inch, 1080p display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

trustedreviews[10]

Sentiment Score[*] 59%
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The Lenovo Yoga 9i is the firm's latest flagship convertible. It has a leather lid, haptic touchpad, tempered glass wrist-rest and a 4K display. However, several of these features fall flat. Intel's internals aren't bad, but they're regularly outpaced by other processors.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Stylish design
  • Stylish 4K display
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

references

  1. 1. ^ Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 Review: An excellent convertible with yesterday’s display. Digitaltrends. 2021-01-22. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  2. 2. ^ Lenovo Yoga 9i 14in Shadow Black review: One of the best 2-in-1s around. Expertreviews. 2021-02-22. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  3. 3. ^ Lenovo Yoga 9i review. Laptopmag. 2021-01-31. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  4. 4. ^ Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 4K laptop review: High-performance 14-inch 2-in-1 now also with 4K touchscreen and Intel Core i7-1185G7. Notebookcheck. 2021-02-10. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  5. 5. ^ Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 Convertible Review: The Yoga C940 Twin. Notebookcheck. 2020-12-01. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  6. 6. ^ Lenovo Yoga 9i (14-Inch) Review. Pcmag. 2020-12-10. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  7. 7. ^ Lenovo Yoga 9i review. Techradar. 2020-12-23. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  8. 8. ^ Lenovo Yoga 9i (14-inch) review: sounds like a winner. Theverge. 2021-07-09. Retrieved 2021-08-20.
  9. 9. ^ Lenovo Yoga 9i review. Tomsguide. 2021-03-15. Retrieved 2021-03-14.
  10. 10. ^ Lenovo Yoga 9i Review. Trustedreviews. 2021-03-31. Retrieved 2021-04-01.
  11. *. 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.
  12. **. 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.
  13. ***. 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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