Lenovo Yoga AIO 9i Gen 8 Review
Lenovo Yoga 9i Gen 8 is a wonderful laptop with a nice keyboard, stylish, and rotating speaker that plays decent audio. Its current popularity is off the charts, making it even more appealing. It may have made Lenovo the new laptop IT brand. Lenovo’s portables have always been fantastic to me. They’ve always been buried behind Dell and HP, unknown to most. These days, most are prepared to say that they may be exceeding even the Dell XPS series in the best laptops category, which is amazing considering that the brand has held that position for years and that Dell just gave its XPS 13 2-in-1 model a questionable redesign.
Lenovo Yoga AIO 9i Gen 8 Specs
|Price||$1399 as starting|
|CPU||13th Gen Intel Core i7-1360P|
|GPU||Intel Iris Xe integrated graphics|
|Display||14-inch 2.8k (2880 x 1800 pixels) OLED Touchscreen|
|Dimension||12.52 x 9.06 x 0.6 inches|
The Lenovo Yoga 9i Gen 8 is scheduled for release in the US on April 10. You can pre-order our review configuration at Best Buy for $1,399.99, which is the same price as the similarly-specced Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360 and somewhat cheaper than last year’s Dell XPS 13 2-in-1, which I’m evaluating currently. The release day should see a higher-specified version. Lenovo UK sells both configurations, with the base model costing £1,440 and the premium variant costing £1,599. When it will be accessible in Australia is unknown. I wouldn’t call the Yoga 9i Gen 8 cheap. Though low-end, it’s premium. It’s affordable and a wonderful value for what you receive.
The matte colour of the variants is well polished, with a smooth in hand well but at the same time incredibly sturdy. The premium feel is added to by the polished aluminium sides and the conversion from tablet mode to back and forth is seamless as the hinge allows just the right amount of pressure and resistance for the transition. Lenovo definitely gave it a lot of thought in the design department.
It gets a backlight and spacious keyboard with short and thick keys with just enough space in between so that there is no cramped feeling. Overall, the typing experience is satisfying because of the comfort provided in the setup. A fingerprint scanner and facial recognition is available for quick sign-ins and are a treat to use because of their quick and responsive nature.
Other than the integrated graphics which isn’t anything to boast about, the CPU is where the real magic happens which delivers great performance and benchmarks in real-world applications. You can perform Lightroom works at ease on this device as it is, on paper, faster than an M1 MacBook which but not as power efficient. The Sound Quality is where the device takes a hit. It is definitely doable, but since it is so much in comparison with the M1 MacBook these days, it just falls way short. It is a good audio system no doubt but nowhere near the industry standards.
Again, the Lenovo Yoga 9i Gen 8 falls short of the competition as the M1 MacBook’s incredible 14 hours and 23 minutes of battery life. But to be fair there are a few, if any higher-powered Windows laptops that can give better results than the M1 MacBook. 10 hours provided by the Yoga is nowhere bad, and would be enough for an average day’s work but would definitely struggle with some high-load activities but that is where the rapid charging offered comes in handy.
|Bright and Vivid OLED display||The screen is not bright enough in direct light|
|Excellent audio from the soundbar||Space wasted by unnecessary function keys|
List two pros of the Lenovo Yoga 9i Gen 8?
The Lenovo Yoga 9i Gen 8 has a Bright and Vivid OLED display.
What is the battery life of the Lenovo Yoga 9i Gen 8?
The battery life of Lenovo Yoga 9i Gen 8 can be 10 hours (approx.).
What is the price of Lenovo Yoga AIO 9i Gen 8?
Lenovo UK sells both configurations, with the base model costing £1,440 and the premium variant costing £1,599