It basically replaces lenovo yoga c940, so this is the 15 inch molar 15.6 inch to be exact, still kind of an unusual breed of laptop it’s, -en 15.6 inch convertible, and not just that. But his intel h series 45 Watt, powerful cpus, the kind you would find in gaming laptops and mobile workstations and nvidia gtx 1650 ti max q, graphics as well, and it supports a pen and the pen lives in the silo. So hey you won’t, lose it we’re. Going to look at it now, other creature comforts include an aluminum casing: that’s fairly rigid a white backlit keyboard with number pad on board wi fi 6 intel flavor ax201 with bluetooth 5.0. So a pretty complete package it’s available with a full hd display, it’s ips pen and touch support and that’s, probably going to find in most stores, but there is a 4k display option, but that gets pretty pricey. So this one configured pretty nicely, which is the unit we havehas an intel core: i7 10th gen, 6 core cpu, the nvidia graphicsthat i mentioned 16 gigs of ram and it has a terabyte m.2, nvme ssd, full hd display. So they do have on lenovo’s website the super max down model with the two terabyte ssd, a core i9 8 core processor and a 4k display, but that’s like 2 700 that’s kind of getting up there, obviously in price it’s getting more expensive than some think pads.

That lenovo offers as very premium devices. The pen is handy for those of you who are harvest doing art if you want to do note, taking you’re still, okay with the bigger screen ergonomically for note taking and for things like annotating pdfs. Speaking of that, and now a shout out to our video sponsor wondershares pdf element pro, they have a new version 8 out with a much simplified user interface. I mean take a look at that you can’t get simpler and more intuitive than that. It still has all the features of pdf element version 7, just presented in a way that you can understand, which is something that you can say about. A lot of you know: pdf editing, apps out there it’s 300 faster for launch time. They say, and also for those who are allergic to subscription models. You can just buy a straight out license and not have to have a subscription model, but you can do a subscription too, if you like. So it has all the things that you’d expect of a good pdf editor. You can do things like insert images, you can insert blocks of text. You can actually add watermarks if you want to. As you can see here, i’m watermarking this document, you can ocr documents as well and that’s a pretty neat feature and they also have batch functionality. So say you want to batch watermark or you want to batch ocr documents. You can do that too.

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So it rotates. Så, even if you’re, using a different orientation, not standard laptop mode, you’ll hear the two woofers and two tweeters despite those two woofers the base is not really very oomphy. I expect it a little bit more. Faktisk, it gets really loud, that’s for sure but yeah. This is not going to replace your external good speakers. Let’S put it that way, but it’s better than the average smaller ultrabook. Speaking of that, there is also a 9i 14 inch and that one is an ultrabook, a very different performance and size class of laptop, and also difference in battery life too speaking of battery life. Dette er en 69 watt time batteri, which is somewhere in between what you would see in a higher end, 13 inch ultrabook and what you would see in a bigger laptop, and that means that battery life is somewhere in between again, we have the full hd display In the core i7 here and if you’re doing productivity tasks, zoom calls, for eksempel, streaming video working on documents. Then we saw at 150 units of brightness about six hours of battery life, so it’s going to be less probably by two hours. If you go with the 4k display, which is also ips, non oled option there, as far as i know, back to the display again, they claim it’s 500 nit, whether you go with the 4k or the full hd we measured yeah in the upper 370s. You can see the metrics on screen there, so not quite that bright, but still for a machine of this class that’s, pretty darn good, again color accuracy on the graph, som du kan se, that was pretty good.

Certainly out of the factory and the color coverage is fine. The displays are hdr, 400 rated and really that’s. Not that big a deal honestly just basically means it hits 400 and it’s a brightness and has a reasonably decent contrast ratio now ports on this. This is not so great for this class of laptop in terms of its size and the mobile workstation level kind of specs that we have on board. You have two thunderbolt 3 ports that’s great, so those support, docks and display out all that sort of thing. One lone usb a port and a headphone jack and that’s yeah for kind of largest powerful laptop. I would have liked to have seen more. Maybe this is the way of the future started by apple. I don’t know but that’s what it is here. If you need more ports, look at a different, laptop that’s for sure in terms of performance, godt, det er, a pretty performant laptop. It should be with these specs. I can’t imagine what the core i9 would be like, but it might have a little challenge with thermals there. You know how intel 45 watt cpus are, especially when you start piling on the cores and stuff like that, but our core i7, typically for productivity work for doing adobe, premiere, photoshop zoom, calls easy sure. The temperatures for the cores were just fine. Typically, in the 50s centigrade, 100 is the maximum so headroom. Ja, we have had room there.

If you’re pushing it hard in games, it will thermal throttle, but then again so will gaming laptops. But this is not a purpose built gaming laptop. Du kan, and you can see footage of apex legends playing at high 1080p and it does just absolutely great. It can go faster than the 60hz refresh of the display, so yeah and the throttling on it isn’t that bad considering but the surface temperatures aren’t too too bad either. But you will hear the fans, Faktisk, on this laptop you’ll, hear the fans even doing productivity sort of work occasionally so nothing super loud and egregious. But these days people care more about that because we’re all doing video conferencing and all that sort of thing so be mindful. You may hear the fans coming on and they’re the typical kind of sound, not screaming, but the sound will be there. Naturligvis, a headset could help with that isolating you from the laptop’s sound to get inside it’s, not too hard. Torx t5 screws just be mindful the ones the four in the front are shorter kind of typical laptop screws and the ones in the back are like. I haven’t seen a laptop screw this long in a while, so you put them back in the right place when you’re done after you unscrew that maybe be sure to pull out the pen because it can catch on the pen that slides into the silo there’s our Metal cover decent amount of ventilation, there’s some speaker holes right.

There that’s the underside of the cover, and here are internals, Som, for a machine of this class and size again, i’m a little disappointed. The ram slots are gone now. This is where they used to be, and then well now. There’S just ram chip solder on board, so ram is not upgradable, get it with 16 gigs and you’re going to have 16 gigs for the life of the machine. We have our m.2 ssd slot right here. We have a one terabyte fast ssd in ours, cooling system, obviously fan for cpu and gpu, and our heat sinks over here and average size for a convertible on the powerful side, obviously not as big and beefy as say a gaming laptop. But this is again not meant to really be a gaming laptop battery is back here and two of the speaker, drivers that fire downward are here yours and, Selvfølgelig, the speakers and the sound bar as well. And lastly, here is our wi fi card, which is socketed as well, men det er, a good intel, wi fi ax201 card. Så, probably you’re not going to want to change that so that’s, the lenovo yoga 9i 15 tommer, the powerful one and really there’s still are not a lot of laptops in the space that are convertibles with pen support and the powerful processors and the dedicated graphics. Naturligvis, hp has made spectre x360 15 inches that fit the bill they’re, typically a little bit more expensive than this, so lenovo’s always good with their very aggressive pricing.

The battery life is not a super strong point, but keyboard feels pretty nice on this, not very much different from the c940 before so. I didn’t spend that much time talking about it. Typically low travel, but a pretty decent feel the displays on these are pretty decent. Even the full hd has good color coverage and color accuracy. So if you want to do some photoshop and all that sort of thing, you got it and you have enough power here and a decent enough cooling system to play some games too. Even if that’s, not its primary purpose in life, i’m lisa from mobile tech review be sure to subscribe to our youtube channel for more cool tech, videos and thumbs up.