Faster, prettier, more eco: Lenovo launches new Yoga 2-in-1 laptops

Lenovo’s range of Yoga 2-in-1 laptops have been on the scene for 10 years and were one of the forerunners of the ‘convertible’ laptop configuration. At CES, Lenovo has announced updates to the range including the flagship Yoga 9i, portable Yoga 7i and eco-friendly Yoga 6. 

Yoga 9i

The range-topping Yoga 9i sports high-end hardware including a 12th Gen Intel Core i7-1260P chip, Intel Iris Xe graphics and a lovely 4K OLED IPS display. The hardware spec has been co-engineered with Intel to meet the chipmaker’s ‘Intel Evo’ laptop specification. According to Lenovo, this means the Y9i hits “…key experience targets for responsiveness, instant wake, battery life, fast charge and intelligent collaboration to deliver a super-fast boot up from virtually anywhere you use your laptop.”

They Yoga i9 brings a plethora of productivity improvements such as easier one-hand opening, untraditional edge-to-edge keyboard, and 1-click function keys to name a few. For video conferencing, the Background Blur feature allow one-click blurring of your background. There’s also a 45 percent larger touchpad, 2 Thunderbolt 4 ports and expanded Wi-Fi 6E for fast wireless connectivity.

The Yoga 9i’s high-grade aluminium body is available in Storm Grey and Oatmeal hue with high-gloss sidewalls. A Precision Pen 2 is also included in the box and Windows 11 is installed.

Yoga 7i

The new Yoga 7i is available in two sizes – 14 and 16-inches – with the 14in version coming with a 2.8K OLED touchscreen display. The 16-inch model’s screen is a 2.5K LCD model, with a 60Hz refresh rate and 16:10 aspect ratio. Both versions can be spec’d with a 12th Gen Intel Core i7-1260P processor and Intel Iris Xe graphics. For a more games and graphics focused device, the 16in Yoga 7i can be configured with an 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700H processor combined with the next-level performance from new elevated Intel Arc A Series graphics configuration (coming soon).

The 14-inch Yoga 7i is available in Storm Grey and new tranquil Stone Blue hue. The 16-inch Yoga 7i is available in Storm Grey and new Arctic Grey hue.

Yoga 6

Lenovo’s Yoga 6 is made with sustainability in mind, which is a growing trend in today’s laptops. The 2-in-1’s case, in Dark Teal, is made with recycled aluminium. There’s also a fabric-wrapped cover option that uses 50 percent recycled plastics and treated with a stain-resistant finish for resilience. In addition, 30 percent of the power adaptor was made from recycled plastics and 25 percent of the battery cells are made from post-consumption plastic. Packaging is also greener than ever, according to Lenovo, using managed and certified FSC forests. The Yoga 6 is ENERGY STAR certified and EPEAT Silver certified for meeting energy saving and environmental standards.

Hardware wise, the Yoga 6 can be configured with an AMD Ryzen 7 5700U processor and integrated AMD Radeon graphics. There’s a 13-inch Full HD 16:10 display, and supports Dolby Vision. There are also 2 front-facing Dolby Atomos-compatible speakers.

We’re still waiting on Australian availability and pricing, and will update once this information comes available.

Lenovo Yoga 2022 range specifications:

 Yoga 9i (14”, 7)
Dimensions and WeightStarting at 16.5mm and weighs from 1.48kg (3.26 lbs)
DisplayUp to 4K OLED IPS, 400 nits, 100% DCI-P3, 60Hz, 16:10
ProcessorUp to 12th Gen Intel Core i7-1260P 
GraphicsIntel Iris Xe
MemoryUp to 16GB LPDDR5
Storage Up to 1TB SSD (Gen 4)15
Operating SystemWindows 11 
Battery 75WhrRapid Charge Boost8
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6E4Bluetooth 5.2
Ports 2x USB-C (TBT, DP, PD, USB 3.2 full function)USB-A Gen 3.2USB-C (PD, DP, full function)Audio Jack
Audio2x Woofers + 2x Tweeters by Bowers & Wilkins Supports Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos 
 
 Yoga 7i (16”, 7)Yoga 7i (14”, 7) 
Dimensions and WeightStarting at 19.2mm and weighs from 1.90kg (4.18 lbs)Starting at 17.35mm and weighs from 1.40kg (3.086 lbs)
Screen Up to 16-inch 2.5K LCD IPS, 400 nits, 100% sRGB, 60Hz, 16:10, low blue light; Supports Dolby Vision and VESA DisplayHDR 400Up to 14-inch 2.8K IPS, 400 nits, 100% DCI-P3, 90Hz, 16:10, low blue light; Supports Dolby Vision and VESA DisplayHDR 400 
ProcessorUp to 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700HUp to 12th Gen Intel Core i7-1260P
GraphicsUp to optional next-level Intel Arc A Series graphics (coming soon)Intel Iris Xe
MemoryUp to 32GB LPDDR5Up to 16GB LPDDR5
Storage Up to 1TB PCIe SSD (Gen 4)15
Operating SystemWindows 11
Battery Up to 100 WhrRapid Charge Express771WhrRapid Charge Express7
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2
Ports 2x USB-A (USB 3.2 Gen 1)2x USB-C (TBT4/PD/DP/USB 4.0)HDMI 2.0SD cardAudio combo jackNOVO button2x USB-C (TBT4/PD/DP/USB4.0)HDMI 2.0Micro SD cardUSB-A (USB 3.2 Gen 1)Audio combo jackNOVO button 
Audio 4x speakers with Dolby Atmos
           
 Yoga 6 (13”, 7)
Dimensions and WeightStarting at 18.25mm and weighs from 1.38kg (3.042 lbs)
Screen 13.3-inch FHD+ IPS, 300 nits, 100% sRGB, 60Hz, 16:10
ProcessorUp to AMD Ryzen™ 7 5700U 
GraphicsIntegrated AMD Radeon™ Graphics 
Memory Up to 16GB LPDDR4x
Storage Up to 1TB SSD (Gen 4)15
Operating SystemWindows 11
Battery 59Whr (4 cell) and Rapid Charge Boost8
Connectivity Wi-Fi 6
Ports 2x USB-C (PD/DP/USB 3.2 Gen 1)HDMI (HDMI 2.0, general type)Audio Jack 2x USB-A (USB 3.2 Gen 1)MicroSD cardNOVO button
Audio 2 user-facing speakers (2W) and Dolby Atmos

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