Lenovo Yoga 9i review (2023 gen 8 model- i7, OLED)


  1. Andrei

    March 31, 2023 at 6:34 pm

    I can't wrap my head around the fact than even the latest Intel chips with their supposedly efficient cores can't really provide any kind of meaningful battery life. This configuration with the latest AMD Ryzen chips would run leaps around this pitiful Intel power hog.

  2. Rajesh

    April 3, 2023 at 8:47 pm

    I am looking at mixed opinions on the battery life with 2.8k display vs 4k display…some reviewers say 4k has better battery life than 2.8k and some say 2.8k has better battery life than 4k when used at 60Hz refresh rate. The reviews are all over the place, I am considering buying this laptop to replace my 10 year old laptop which is showing significant slowness, considering the price of the laptop would really appreciate if you can suggest which display to consider that helps with long battery life(I would just use this for browsing, researching and watch videos-nothing with editing word or gaming)

    • Derek Sullivan

      April 3, 2023 at 10:17 pm

      I wish I cod say for sure, but since I've never tested the 4k model it would only be a guess. All I can say is usually higher resolution screens take more wattage to turn on and drive. If they're different panel manufacturers though, they could easily be different tech and have drastically different battery life expectancy.

      Sorry this doesn't help. It's really hard to compare between reviewers because we all have diffy test protocols.

    • Andrei

      April 4, 2023 at 9:07 am

      I now have the 2k Legion 5 Pro and I have had previously a 4k glossy panel in a Dell Inspiron 15 inch. I VASTLY prefer the 2k matte panel to the 4k glossy one. Battery life is also significantly better but they are completely different laptops so it's not apples to apples. I would highly recommend you get the 2k panel. It's more than enough with daily use and for the tasks you mentioned.

  3. Katy

    April 17, 2023 at 6:27 am

    Thanks Derek for the extensive review, I plan on now buying this laptop at Best Buy this week.
    Quick question though regarding the weight, do you actually weigh it yourself on a scale to confirm or are you just going off of spec sheet info they give you? A lot of times they under reporr the weight it's like based on a non touchscreen version.

    • Derek Sullivan

      April 17, 2023 at 12:04 pm

      This was close enough to their spec so I just used theirs.

  4. Rajesh

    April 21, 2023 at 8:12 pm

    Thanks guys, your suggestions are really helpful….I wish they had provided atleast 32gb RAM option for future proof but gets the job done…

  5. Marco

    April 23, 2023 at 6:34 pm

    According to other reviews, this notebook should come with 100W charger.

    I am also confused as to how it happened that previous gen 9i has so different battery test results (in some test way better, in some expectedly worse). You would expect that both Intel and Lenovo tweaked the platform for the better.

    I own older Yoga C740 and I am thinking about this device (positive performance difference should be huge comparing to my 10510U), and I am thinking that while this processor has almost double TDP in same workload scenario should perform much better (battery wise, since battery is 50% larger capacity).

    As for 2-in-1 comments, I rarely used my c740 as tablet (used to own spectre X360 before that, same thing), but ocassionaly this form factor comes handy.

    • Andrei Girbea

      April 25, 2023 at 10:28 am

      Yes, the charger is 100W, it was incorrectly stated otherwise in the specs. Updated.

      The efficiency of the Core P hardware seems to vary a fair bit between implementations. I'd reckon 2022 and 2023 Yogas should be similar in battery life, with a slight advantage perhaps for the 13th-gen model

      • Marco

        April 30, 2023 at 11:41 am

        I bought Yoga 91 (16gb, 1tb ssd, 2.8k res) and while I have it just a few days here are couple of first impressiones:

        a) me, being in europe, received 65W charger (not happy about it), but there was usb-c dongle with hdmi and vga ports included (I would be happier with 100w charger but life is life) – it appears that supplied charger varies with the market

        b) this is my first OLED screen and what a difference, picture is waaay brighter and dynamic range waaay larger – very happy

        c) spent some time writing an article and 16:10 vs previous 16:9 screen ratio gives surprisingly better experience (didn't expect that)

        d) sound is amazing, absolutely unproportional to the size of the sound bar, by far the best I have ever heard on a notebook machine (and would argue, better bass tones than on my 35" LG wide screen monitor)

        e) battery life, too early to tell, I would say that it has a noticeably better battery life compared to my previous C740 i7, but, with 16 cores and standard office work you can keep the machine whole time in battery savings mode and still have work normaly

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *