HomeTechLenovo™ Reveals Smarter Innovation and Design With Slim 9i and Yoga 9i
Lenovo™ Reveals Smarter Innovation and Design With Slim 9i and Yoga 9i
September 6, 2020
Enjoy powerfully immersive entertainment and more productivity with this season’s must-have tech devices that are more intuitive, packed with thoughtful design details, and oh so stylish. In time for great holiday gift giving, Lenovo™ is introducing a number of new premium consumer products aimed at enabling better, transformative user experiences including the LenovoYoga™ Slim 9i laptop with genuine leather cover, the versatile LenovoYoga 9i 2-in-1 convertible laptop, and the stylish and savage Lenovo Legion Slim 7igaming laptop.
Make a Smarter Style Statement with Yoga
Organize your busy life with the bold innovation of our top-of-the-line consumer PC sub-brand, Lenovo Yoga, designed to deliver refined craftsmanship, Windows 10, and stunning visuals for consumers with sophisticated taste. This new class of slim laptops that includes the ultra-slim Yoga Slim 9i laptop and the new 14-inch Yoga 9i convertible, also with a genuine leather cover option, were engineered to provide exceptional portability and stunning looks without compromising productivity, performance or long-lasting battery life.
Both offer the super-fast responsiveness of next-gen Intel® Core™ processors (coming soon) combined with graphics based on the Intel Xe architecture. The Yoga 9i also comes in a larger 15-inch option with the performance of up to 10th Gen Intel Core i9 HK-Series mobile processor enhanced by up to powerful NVIDIA® GTX 1650 Ti with Max-Q Design to empower your creativity.
If you love high style, then you’ve come to the right place! Prominently featured on the new 14-inch Yoga Slim 9i laptop and optional on the 14-inch Yoga 9i convertible laptop – as a first on Lenovo consumer laptops – is an authentic black leather cover bonded with an aerospace-grade, aluminum chassis for more durability.
A special 20-step bonding process allows the leather to retain its original appearance with the natural imperfections that make each product unique. This handmade assembly process takes an incredible eye for detail and craftsmanship; each laptop cover is heat stamped with the Yoga logo, then a reflective gloss is applied to make it stand out. Just like any luxe leather good, the soft, organic exterior of these laptops begs to be touched, and to help ensure the highest standards of reliability, each is inspected and tested to withstand the everyday wear and tear under several conditions, including UV light exposure and tension, up to 3 kg of pulling force is applied to test durability.2 These quality materials are responsibly sourced by a leading leather developer behind many of today’s popular contemporary brands.
The Yoga 9i convertible is also offered in all-metal and multiple colors, including warm Mica on the 14-inch and Slate Grey on the 15-inch model.
Premium Entertainment at Home or from Nearly Anywhere
The attractive 14-inch Yoga Slim 9i is one of our most premium, thinnest and lightest laptops at just 13.9mm (0.54 inches) and weighing only 1.26kg (2.77 lbs). It offers up to 4K touchscreen IPS VESA DisplayHDR™ 400 (3840 x 2160) and dazzles with up to 90 percent DCI-P3 color spectrum and 500 nits of brightness that’s optimized by Dolby Vision®.
To provide the ultimate sight and sound experience, all of the consumer Yoga laptops unveiled today offerstunning visuals enabled by Dolby Vision for ultra-vivid picture quality and spectacular sound powered by Dolby Atmos® Speaker System which is delivered through dual front-facing speakers on the Yoga Slim 9i laptop, or via an improved Rotating Sound Bar capable of delivering Dolby Atmos experiences on the Yoga 9i. Design improvements include a larger sound tunnel and optimized speaker placements in the convertible’s hinge for clearer and deeper audio in every mode. The Yoga Slim 9i model with UHD display also offers a 3D Curved-edge Display4 as a premium option for a more streamlined look that’s inspired by the micro-borders of a smartphone.
Cool to the Touch and Responsive in your Hand
The interactive touchscreen experience comes standard on the Yoga Slim 9i as it does on our Yoga 9i 2-in-1 convertibles. Bring entertainment to life on the versatile 14-inch Yoga 9i with up to 4K IPS VESA DisplayHDR 400 and the metal option weighing just 1.37 kg (3.02 lbs), or go for the 15.6-inch panel option for up to 4K IPS VESA DisplayHDR 400, also with 500 nits of brightness and weighing 2 kg (4.4 lbs). Help protect your eyesight while working longer hours on your laptop by adjusting the tones of your display using Eye Care Mode via Lenovo Vantage.
With this caliber of visual horsepower stacked inside such a thin and light package, we had to rethink the thermal design of the Yoga 9i 14-inch model. To keep things cool to the touch, we added thermal venting holes on the underside of the keyboard, which lowers the device temperature by an average of two degrees Celsius over previous generation.5 We also increased the size of the hidden heat vent behind the Yoga 9i’s rotating hinge, while slimming down our fan blades, just a few examples of the purposeful details that allow you to accelerate the apps you use every day.
No matter if you go with the 14- or 15-inch model, you’re getting our best consumer features in a convertible. Because with the 15-inch Yoga 9i with up to 16GB DDR4 memory and up to 2TB PCIe SSD storage6, you’re also getting discrete graphics and two Thunderbolt 3 ports for power, speedy data transfers and external display support—all wrapped up in a sturdy yet lightweight metal body. Both convertibles come with Windows Ink and a garaged active pen that fits comfortably in your hand and quickly recharges inside the PC when you’re not using it to sketch, doodle or take notes.7 And if you’re a scribbler who prefers a real pen in your hand, the new elastomer nib on the Yoga 9i’s digital pen replicates a nicer, smoother tactile feel when writing.
Also offered on our hand-tooled leather-covered 14-inch models in Shadow Black hue is an edge-to-edge Glass Palm Rest that looks super-premium and is smooth to the touch. An encased Smart Sensor Touchpad provides vibrations when pressed to recreate the familiar feeling of a real click; this shift to haptic feedback allowed us to increase the touchpad’s clickable active surface area by nearly half and we’ve coated it with a fingerprint-resistant finish too, so you need not worry about unseemly smudges. And for a shortcut to more functionality in these times of repeated hand-sanitization or washing, appreciate the more accurate login of the new Ultrasonic Fingerprint Reader that’s liquid resistant and works even with damp or freshly sanitized fingers.
Smarter Features add more Convenience
Flow seamlessly between work, entertainment, and passion projects a whole lot faster with smarter features. Power on your Lenovo laptop by simply lifting the lid. Improved Yoga laptop keyboards come with soft-landing dome-design keypads to enable a smooth, comfortable and responsive typing experience that feels bouncier, and the Yoga Slim 9i also comes with Smart Sense Keyboard that auto-adjusts your keyboard’s white backlighting based on ambient light conditions.
To stay better protected on the Yoga 9i, simply slide your webcam’s TrueBlock Privacy Shutter closed; featured for the first time on the Yoga Slim 9i is a new privacy advancement aimed at maintaining a slimmer top bezel while still shutting out unwanted onlookers—just flick an electrical shutter switch on the side to cut power to the Yoga Slim 9i’s built-in infrared (IR) camera for peace of mind. Your IR camera and Windows Hello work with Lenovo Smart Assist to enable smarter features powered by a Lenovo designed and tuned chip to achieve benefits like a more secure hands-free facial recognition login, plus you’ll get shoulder-surfing Privacy Alerts and automatic screen-locking when you walk away, thanks to the attention-sensing software from Glance by Mirametrix®. Your laptop will even call out with an alarm if it’s ever moved without your permission when your back is turned at your local coffee shop. Yoga laptops unveiled today are also capable of auto-upscaling video content quality to 4K from 1080p through use of machine learning in Windows Media Player and today’s popular web browsers, known as Super Resolution 2.0.10
For even more hands-free functionality, use your laptop’s built-in mics to speak to Alexa® even when your PC is locked.11 You can set reminders, control your smart home, play music and either a skip song or crank up the volume and do all of this without having to turn your attention away from the document you’re editing or the website you’re viewing. Keeping your household in sync can be easier than ever with the Alexa Announcement feature allowing you to broadcast short voice messages to Alexa-enabled devices. In the coming months, you can expect even more features from Alexa to help you stay connected, enjoy your music, and control your smart home.
Battery Life and Better Connectivity
Not only have our laptops gotten thinner, lighter, faster—but they’re more power efficient too. Enjoy faster charging and better performance without overheating and straining the system, thanks to the smarter dual charging built into the new Yoga Slim 9i. This special feature along with an increased battery capacity, up from a 52WHr battery to the more powerful 63.5WHr, means reduced fan noise for a better user experience and a longer battery life of up to 20 hours12 that exceeds our Rapid Charge Express standard with up to an incredible 4 hours of local video playback after charging in just 15 minutes.13 Get connected with up to three full-functional Thunderbolt™ 4 Type-C ports placed on either side of the Yoga Slim 9i for super-fast transfer speeds and high ease of use without your cable getting in the way as you work.
Power through your day with help from Bluetooth 5.1 and Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+)14, and stay active with the 14-inch Yoga 9i convertible that comes with two Thunderbolt 4 ports and up to 18 hours of battery life12 and Rapid Charge Express.15 Charge fast with Rapid Charge Boost16 on the 15-inch Yoga 9i convertible and get up to 13 total hours of battery life12 —thanks in part to Lenovo Q-Control’s AI-powered Intelligent Cooling built in Lenovo PCs to optimize battery life and thermals according to your needs. To try other performance modes such as Battery Saving Mode for quiet activities and Extreme Performance Mode for heavy-duty tasks, just press your Fn-Q keys.
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