Lenovo Slim 9i vs Lenovo Yoga 9i Gen 7

Lenovo has one of the widest lines of 14-inch laptops. Among the ThinkPad, Yoga and Slim combinations, you can choose from many different price points and features. The Slim 9i is a premium consumer laptop, while the Yoga 9i is 360-degree convertible. 2 in 1.

These are different laptops, but they share the same DNA. Specifically, they feature the same new circular design that debuted on the Yoga 9i Gen 7, which is both cool and comfortable. Only the flexibility of 2-in-1 yoga suits her? This is what we will see here.

Lenovo Slim 9i Lenovo Yoga 9i Gen 7 Dimensions 12.40″ x 8.44″ x 0.59″ 12.52″ x 9.06″ x 0.65″ Lester 3.02 EGP 3.26 EGP Healer Intel Core i7-1280P Intel Core i5-1240p
Intel Core i7-1260P Graphics Intel Iris XE Intel Iris XE RAM 32GB 8GB
16 GB

14.0″ 16:10 UHD+ (3840 x 2400) OLED 14.0″ 16:10 FHD+ (1920 x 1200) IPS
14.0-inch 16:10 2.8K (2880 x 1800) OLED
14″ 16:10 UHD+ IPS 512 GB SSD
1TB Touchscreen SSD Yes Yes Ports 3 USB-C with Thunderbolt 4
1 x 3.5mm audio 2 x USB-C with Thunderbolt 4
1 USB-C 3.2 port
1 USB-A 3.2 port
1 wireless 3.5mm audio jack Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 webcam 1080p IR camera for Windows Hello 1080p IR camera for Windows Hello Windows 11 operating system Windows 11 75 watt-hour battery 75 watt hours price
$1,760 or more
$1,000 or more

Rated 4 stars out of 5 4 stars out of 5

To be honest, Lenovo pricing can be confusing and change frequently. At the time of this writing, the Slim 9i is priced at a premium price of $1,760 for a Core i7-1280P processor, 32GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, and a 14-inch UHD+ OLED display. Upgrade this configuration to 1TB and you’ll pay an extra $380 for a price of $2140.

The Yoga 9i Gen 7 starts at $1,000 for a Core i7-1260P processor, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, and a 14-inch FHD+ IPS display. The same configuration with OLED costs about $900 more, which is $1,880. There are other configurations in between, including 1GB SSD and 2.8K IPS. The entry level price is average, but after that you will spend a higher amount.

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    Lenovo Slim 9i
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    Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 7th Generation

Lenovo introduced a new aesthetic with the Yoga 9i Gen 7, moving from a traditional design with sharp corners to a round design accented with sleek chrome. It has a sleek look and feels comfortable, especially in tablet mode. Speaking of which, the Yoga is a 360-degree convertible that supports four modes: clamshell, tent, media, and tablet. The quality of the all-aluminum build is unmatched by Windows laptops, and its hinge opens with one hand to keep the screen in place in any position.

The Slim 9i is a clamshell version with the same cool ergonomic design. It is also solidly built with excellent hinge. But the Slim 9i is not the same as the Yoga 9i. Its lid is covered with frosted glass, which adds density and an ultra-smooth surface that emphasizes style. Both are nice laptops, but the chassis has a slight advantage.

Both laptops use Lenovo’s reverse notch at the top of the display to house webcams and 1080p infrared cameras, as well as microphones, which contribute to an excellent video conferencing experience. Windows 11 Hello face passwordless sign-in is done through an infrared camera, and Zero Touch Lock and Login and Lenovo sign-in are supported on every device. This feature locks sleeping laptops when users are away and wakes them up when users return.

The Yoga 9i Gen 7 has more convenient connectivity than the Slim 9i, with USB-A ports for older devices. Both use the latest wireless standard.

Finally, you will find the same keyboard and touchpad on both mobile devices. It’s a solid offering with plenty of key spacing and large keys, and a light, fast key not as deep as keyboards better on Dell XPS and HP Specter fonts. The touchpads are the same size, crisp surface and quiet, secure buttons. Both laptops have touchscreens, and the Yoga 9i Slim 7 also supports the Lenovo Active Pen.

Lenovo Slim 9i, side view with cover and ports.Mark Cup/Digital Trends

The Slim 9i and Yoga 9i Gen 7 are powered by 28W Intel 12th Gen processors.-in-1 offers a choice of 12-core/16-thread Core i5-1240P up to 4.4GHz and Core i7 -1260P clocked up to 4.4GHz. up to 4.7 GHz.

Both laptops scored the same on Geekbench 5 and Handbrake, encoding 420MB of H.265 video. The Slim 9i was significantly faster in Cinebench R23 thanks to more cores and threads, as well as a higher CPU clock speed. We used Lenovo’s thermal management tool to test balanced performance modes, and both results are shown in the chart.

These are high-performance machines capable of handling the most demanding work processes. None of them are as fast as they should be for creative tasks, mainly due to the integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics card. Games are also not a strong point of the laptop.

Lenovo Slim 9i
(Core i7-1280P) Lenovo Yoga 9i Gen 7
(Core i7-1260P) Geek Bench 5
(single/multiple) PAL: 1.720/10115
Capacity: 1726 / 11,074 Friend: /1,717 / 9,231
Performance: / 1 712 / 10 241 handbrake
(in seconds) Friend: 114
Capacity: 95 Friend: 130
Performance: 101 Cinebench R23
(one/multiple) Friend: 1,795 / 9,467
Productivity: 1824 / 11 301 Pal: 1 626 / 7 210
Performance: 1723/8979

The Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 Gen 7 laptop sits on a small table folded like a tent.Mark Cup/Digital Trends

The Yoga 9i supports more display options than the Slim 9i, which features a 14-inch 16:10 UHD+ OLED display. The 2-in-1 also features FHD+ and 2.8K IPS panels that promise better battery life.

We tested both wearables with OLED panels, and according to our colorimeter, they showed almost the same quality. You can’t go wrong with either, with wide and accurate colors, good brightness, and deep contrast that delivers grainy blacks. Whether you’re productive, editing photos and videos (regardless of performance), or watching High Dynamic Range (HDR) videos, you’ll find that both wearables provide amazing experiences.

Lenovo Slim 9i
(OLED) Lenovo Yoga 9i Gen 7
(OLED) brightness
(lice) 389406 AdobeRGB Series . 95% 95% sRGB. Circuit 100% 100% accuracy
(DeltaE, less is more) 0.89 0.87 Contrast ratio 24310:1 28380:1

The Yoga 9i Gen 7 includes the same rotating speakers that Lenovo introduced a few years ago in a 2-in-1 model. It is equipped with two woofers and 3-watt tweeters, providing sound quality no matter what mode it is in. It’s not as good as expected, with some distortion at higher volumes. But it was a little better than installing four Slim 9i speakers.

Connectivity options on the Lenovo Yoga 9i include one USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 port, one USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 port, two USB-C 4 ports with Thunderbolt 4 support, and a 3.5mm audio jack.Mark Cup/Digital Trends

The Slim 9i is slightly thinner than the Yoga 9i Gen 7, but is also slightly thinner and lighter. Both 14-inch laptops fit easily into a backpack.

Both of our review devices came with 75Wh batteries, and both were built with energy-hungry OLED displays. The Slim 9i lasted about three hours on our web browsing battery test, which was surprising considering a nearly identical result on the PCMark 10 application test. We expected less battery life as the extra cores run at a higher clock speed, but the battery life it’s a clamshell It was amazing when browsing the web. In our local video test, both laptops took about 14.5 hours, which is another surprise given the Slim 9i’s high-resolution UHD+ display.

The PCMark 10 test is a good indicator of battery life in a typical manufacturing workflow, and based on the results here, any laptop could come close to a working day’s battery life. However, for more demanding users, both mobile devices will need their own power adapters.

Lenovo Slim 9i
(Core i7-1280P) Lenovo Yoga 9i Gen 7
(Core i7-1260P) Web surfing 6 hours 28 minutes 9 hours 10 minutes Video 12 hours 36 minutes 12 hours 45 minutes PCMark 10 applications 8 hours 10 minutes 8 hours 32 minutes

The Lenovo Slim 9i and Yoga 9i Gen 7 are some of the best 14-inch laptops you can buy. The case is slightly faster but has less battery life, while the 2-in-1 sounds a little better and is a little thicker and heavier.

The biggest difference is the price, with the Yoga 9i Gen 7 offering a much lower entry-level price. That’s important, but if you’re after a high-end clamshell, the Slim 9i won’t disappoint either.

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