At CES 2022 Lenovo has shown off the seventh generation of Yoga 2-in-1 laptops announcing the flagship convertible Lenovo Yoga 9i, ultra-portable Yoga 7i with both 14-inch and 16-inch displays and the 13-inch eco-friendly Yoga 6 made with recycled materials.
It’s been ten years since Lenovo announced their first Yoga convertible and the line has come ahead in leaps and bounds, while still retaining that awesome 360-degree hinge. The new range runs Windows 11 of course and comes with AMD and Intel processors.
Starting at the top of the range is the Lenovo Yoga 9i, a new generation of thin, light, and fast convertible laptop. The Yoga 9i can be configured with up to 12th Gen Intel Core i7-1260P processor combined with Intel Iris Xe graphics to power the 14-inch display which can be configured up to a 4K OLED IPS touchscreen which supports 100 percent DCI-P3 color accuracy and Dolby Vision.
A subtle inclusion in the Yoga 9i feature set is the 1-Click Function Keys which add five additional shortcut keys to the keyboard. The keys include the fingerprint sensor which sits just above the wrist rest for a more ergonomic feel, while the four additional keys include a Smart Power performance mode which can give you a battery boost up to 1.2x which equates to up to 3-4 hours extra battery. There’s also a dedicated button for blurring out your background which uses the new FHD resolution webcam, a Dark Mode switch and an entertainment profile settings shortcut.
Lenovo is also including a 45 percent larger touchpad allowing for increased finger space, click performance and accuracy, as well as two Intel Thunderbolt 4 ports and Wi-Fi 6E support for fast dedicated connectivity.
The Lenovo Yoga 9i will be available in Storm Grey and warm Oatmeal hue, though pricing and availability are still to be confirmed.
For the latest Yoga 7i Lenovo has announced two models with different sized displays, both 14” and 16”. The 14-inch model includes a 2.8K OLED touchscreen display, while the 16-inch model includes a 16-inch 2.5K LCD 60Hz display.
For the Yoga 7i 14-inch, Lenovo will offer configs up to 12th Gen Intel Core i7-1260P processors with Intel Iris Xe graphics, while the larger Yoga 7i will use the 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700H processor, with the option for including next-level Intel Arc A Series graphics which will be offered soon!
Both units will offer up to 1TB of PCIe Gen 4 SSD storage with the Yoga 7i 14-inch getting options for up to 16GB RAM while the Yoga 7i 16-inch will be able to be configured with up to 32GB of LPDDR5 RAM.
Both models include all-day battery life with the Yoga 7i 14-inch offering a 71Whr battery and Rapid Charge Express while the 16-inch model includes a 100Whr battery also with support for Rapid Charge Express for faster charging.
Pricing and availability for the Yoga 7i in 14-inch and 16-inch will be confirmed closer to launch.
For the Yoga 6, Lenovo has moved towards sustainable options with a choice of either recycled aluminium or a fabric-wrapped cover option made with 50 percent recycled plastics. Both models come in a delightful Dark Teal colour option with the sustainable materials used also making up 25 percent of Yoga 6’s battery cells which use post-consumption plastic.
The laptop itself is again convertible, hence the Yoga name, and comes with a 13.3-inch display in 16:10 aspect ratio and are powered by AMD Ryzen 7 5700U processor and integrated AMD Radeon graphics. You’ll see options with up to 16GB DDR4 RAM and up to 1TB Gen 4 PCIe SSDs and it’s all powered by a ‘hyper-efficient’ battery which also supports Rapid Charge Boost.
Lenovo has not yet announced pricing or availability for Australia, but we’ll hear more closer to launch.
Yoga Accessories – Mice and Charger
Lenovo has also announced a new range of chargers at CES. There’s three devices on offer, the Yoga Performance Mouse with ergonomic high-handed design and programmable buttons, the Yoga Mobile Mouse with low-profile and the Lenovo Go 130W Multi-port Charger offers three USB-C PD ports with up to 100W laptop charging and one USB-A port with quick charging up to 18W.
Both mice are offered in Cloud Grey and Dark Teal hue to match the new Yoga laptop range and come with three adjustable settings for higher sensitivity of up to 2400 DPI, as well as a dynamic scroll wheel with dual speeds.
Lenovo hasn’t announced availability for the Yoga Accessory range, but they’ll be coming closer to the launch of the new Yoga laptop range.
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