What you want to know
- Lenovo’s new Slim 9i is a brand new 14-inch premium clamshell laptop computer modeled after the brand new Yoga 9i.
- The laptop computer is good for many who need “cell luxurious, premium leisure, and A.I.-powered efficiency.”
- Pricing begins at $1,799, and it ships in June
What occurs once you take the most recent Lenovo Yoga 9i 14-inch convertible laptop computer and take away the convertible half? You get the all-new Lenovo Slim 9i, which borrows rather a lot from its sibling with a 360-degree hinge and provides a couple of different gildings.
Packing a 14-inch contact OLED show in two resolutions (2.8K or 4K) with Dolby Imaginative and prescient, DisplayHDR 500, and quad audio system, the Lenovo Slim 9i focuses on delivering a wealthy multimedia visible and auditory expertise.
The show is manufacturing facility shade calibrated for one hundred pc DCI-P3 as effectively. However in contrast to the Yoga 9i, the Slim 9i ditches the intelligent speaker bar hinge design and opts for 2 Bowers and Wilkins-tuned top-firing audio system that flank the keyboard and two on the underside edge, leading to an analogous and nonetheless highly effective sound profile.
|Class||Lenovo Slim 9i 14|
|Working System||Home windows 11 House|
|Show||14-inch PureSight Contact OLED (400 nits)
2.8K (2880×1800) @90Hz or 4K (3840×2400) @60Hz
DisplayHDR 500 True Black, Dolby Imaginative and prescient
|Processor||Intel twelfth Gen
Core i7-1280P or Core i5-1240P
Intel Arc A350M
|Reminiscence||As much as 32GB LPDDR5 @5600MHz|
PCIe Gen 4 2242 M.2
|Entrance Digital camera||Full HD (1080P) MIPI
IR Digital camera
Twin Mics, digital camera shutter
|Safety||Home windows Good day (face)|
|Ports||3x USB Sort C with Thunderbolt 4
1x Audio Jack
2x 2W + 2x 3W Bowers & Wilkins tuned
|Dimensions||315 x 214.4 x as skinny as 14.9mm
12.52 x 9.06 x as skinny as 0.6in
|Weight||Beginning at 1.37 kg (3.02 lbs)|
The processor choices are the identical because the Yoga 9i and embody Intel’s newest twelfth Gen Core i7-1280P or Core i5-1240P, with the i7 model simply beating Apple’s M1 processor discovered within the MacBook Professional.
Additionally value mentioning is the lighting-fast LPDDR5 RAM clocked at a brand new excessive (for a laptop computer) at 5600 MHz — which, when mixed with the speedy PCIe 4.0 SSD, ought to lead to one quick laptop computer.
However there are two thrilling options that the Slim 9i has over the Yoga 9i. One is Intel Arc 3 graphics with the brand new A350M cell GPU (plus the onboard Iris Xe graphics). We’ve not seen too many Arc 3 laptops but, however the Slim 9i shall be one in all them. The opposite is the brand new “3D glass cowl” as an alternative of only a steel lid just like the Yoga 9i. The duvet is smoother glass with a shade that sits in between white and the “oatmeal” (gentle gold) of the chassis. Not solely does it look premium, however it feels it, too.
The remainder of the chassis design is just like the Yoga 9i with a superb easy, rounded “consolation edges” for “a extra comfy dealing with and holding expertise.” However, in contrast to the Yoga 9i, the Slim 9i ditches a USB Sort-A port, probably as a result of it is so skinny at 14.9mm (0.6 inches), whereas the Yoga 9i is thicker at 16.5mm (0.65 inches).
Toss in a full HD webcam with Home windows Good day IR, a bodily digital camera cutoff swap, and Lenovo’s utilization of AI to observe efficiency, the Slim 9i seems to be like a superb, premium clamshell laptop computer for many who need the perfect whereas protecting issues slim and light-weight.
All that magnificence, nonetheless, comes at a value. Lenovo says the Slim 9i begins at an eye-watering $1,799, and it begins transport in June. Fortunately, Lenovo usually runs gross sales, so we count on that value to return down later this summer season and into fall.