Lenovo Yoga Pro 9i (2024) unveiled with Intel Meteor Lake chips and mini-LED screens.

Lenovo Yoga Pro 9i 2024 Price in Nepal
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The 2024 iteration of the Yoga Pro 9i is here with Intel’s Meteor Lake chips and there’s a lot to discuss. As such, in this article, let’s talk about the Lenovo Yoga Pro 9i (2024), its specs, upgrades, expected price in Nepal, and availability. 

Lenovo Yoga Pro 9i Overview: 

Performance and Efficiency

One of the major highlights of the new-gen Yoga Pro 9i is what’s under the hood. The laptop is powered by Intel’s Meteor Lake Core Ultra chips. One can configure the machine with processors in the Core Ultra 5/7/9 H family.

Intel Core Ultra Chipset

Early reviewers like Dave2D report higher efficiency as well as better graphics performance compared to earlier generations. This is likely due to the new chip architecture and Intel Arc graphics which promise not only higher horsepower but also less power consumption.

Besides the Intel chip, you can equip the laptop with up to an NVIDIA RTX 4070 GPU with 8GB of GDDR6X VRAM. Being inside a light and portable laptop, the GPU likely won’t run at its full 115W TGP. But it should provide ample power for creative workloads like light video editing or 3D modeling even at its limited TGP (unspecified as of right now).

Lenovo Yoga Pro 9i 2024 Gaming Chart
Source: Dave2D

And, there’s also a built-in AI Core chip (not related to the NPU in the CPU) to enhance AI workloads like Machine Learning and Deep Learning. Similarly, the ‘Lenovo X Power’ utility monitors and allocates resources according to the need and workflow. As Dave said in his impressions video, this remarkably helps a lot with fan noise and cooling.

In terms of memory, you can kit the Yoga Pro 9i with up to 64 GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and 2TB of NVME Gen 4 SSD. 

Design and Display

Following the norm, the 9th Gen Yoga Pro 9i keeps a slim form factor weighing only 2.18 kg. It comes with a MIL-STD-810H durability rating as well. 

On the display front, the new Yoga Pro 9i features a 16-inch panel with 2 configurations. While both displays come with 3.2K resolution  (3200x 2000), 165Hz refresh rate, and a 16:10 aspect ratio, aspects like panel type, maximum brightness, color coverage differ a bit here. 

Yoga 9i Pro 2024 design

The base IPS panel covers 100% of both the sRGB and DCI-P3 color gamuts and can hit 400 nits of max brightness. On the other hand, the more expensive mini-LED displays have astounding colors with 100% of sRGB, DCI-P3, and Adobe RGB color gamuts and can go up to 1200 nits (peak). 

Besides that, regardless of your choice, you are getting Dolby Vision support, TUV Low Blue Light Certification, and options for touch input. 

Battery and Ports

The Lenovo Yoga Pro 9i 16 (Gen 9) now packs a larger 84 Wh battery: a 12% increase over the 75Wh in the Gen 8 model. This paired with the new efficient Meteor Lake chips boasts way better battery life than before. 

Lenovo Yoga Pro 9i Battery Life Comparision
Source: Dave2D

As for connectivity, you get WiFi 6E and BTS 5.1 on the wireless side. There are 2 USB 3.2 Type-A ports, a single Thunderbolt 4 port, HDMI 2.0, a 3.5mm audio port, and a full-sized SD card reader. The laptop also comes with Lenovo’s ‘Creator Zone’ application which seems to be limited to being an AI image generator for now.

Lenovo Yoga Pro 9i (16″, Gen 9) Specifications:

  • Design & Build: All-aluminum CNC-milled, 2.18 kg
  • Durability: MIL-STD 810H Certification
  • Color Options: Tidal Teal, Luna Grey
  • Display: 16″ mini-LED,  touchscreen (optional), up to 165Hz refresh rate, 100% sRGB/Adobe RGB/DCI-P3, 1200 nits peak brightness
  • Display Certifications: VESA Certified DisplayHDR True Black 500, Dolby Vision
  • Resolution: 3.2K (3200×2000), 16:10 aspect ratio
  • Keyboard: Full-size keyboard, Backlit
  • Trackpad: Microsoft Precision drivers
  • Security: Windows Hello-certified IR Webcam, Fingerprint Reader
  • Processor: up to 14th Gen Intel Core Ultra 9 (Meteor Lake)
  • Graphics: Intel Iris Arc (Integrated)
  • RAM: Up to 64GB LPDDR5X RAM (non-upgradable)
  • Storage: Up to 1 TB SSD (PCIe 4.0)
  • Audio: 2x 2W Tweeter + 2x 3W Woofer, Bowers & Wilkins speakers, Dolby Atmos
  • Battery: 84 Watt-hours battery
  • Power Supply: USB Type-C, Unspecified
  • I/O Ports: 1x Thunderbolt 4 with USB Type-C (DisplayPort, Power Delivery), 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x Full Sized SD card reader,  1x Audio combo jack

Lenovo Yoga Pro 9i 2024 Price in Nepal and Availability

The Yoga Pro 9i 16 (Gen 9) starts at USD 1,699 and will start hitting stores in April. When the laptop makes it here, we expect the Lenovo Yoga Pro 9i (2024) price in Nepal to be around NPR 249,000.

Lenovo Yoga Pro 9i (2024) Price in the US Price in Nepal (Expected)
Gen 9, 16-inch IPS screen USD 1,699 NPR 249,000

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