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Lenovo introduces its seventh generation of Yoga 2-in-1 notebooks

By Kelvin Leong - on 7 Jan 2022, 10:35am

Lenovo introduces its seventh generation of Yoga 2-in-1 notebooks

Lenovo's new Yoga notebooks blend elevated design with sustainability (image source: Lenovo)

It was 10 years ago at CES when Lenovo debuted its iconic 360-degree flexible hinge design on the world’s first multi-mode Yoga 2-in-1 notebook that redefined the industry. Designed for versatility and portability as users could flip-and-fold from work to play, the sophisticated style of the Lenovo Yoga continues to delight. Now a decade later, the Yoga spans and stretches across form factors, bringing bold innovation and refined craftsmanship to consumers in a work, learn, and play from anywhere world.

Today at CES, Lenovo has unveiled its seventh generation of Yoga 2-in-1 notebooks with the new 14-inch flagship convertible notebook Yoga 9i, the ultra-portable Yoga 7i in 14-inch and 16-inch, and the 13-inch eco-friendly Yoga 6 made with recycled materials.

Fresh and yet with the familiar elements that fans love, the Yoga’s minimalist-meets-luxury design marks a significant shift towards humanized forms and emotive aesthetics creating a bespoke modern experience. With its new vertically-flipped wordmark, this visually-unique style doesn’t cut corners, instead, it rounds them into comfortably-curved edges, and ushers in a gender-neutral colour palette, more recycled materials, and luxury finishes.

 

The premium Yoga 9i pushes your entertainment to the max

Each year, Lenovo rolls out a new class of Yoga 2-in-1 notebooks with smarter technology built-in to deliver the immersive experiences we need to improve our workday and free time, and this year is no exception. The new Yoga 9i comes with Windows 11 and the optimised responsiveness of up to 12th Gen Intel Core i7-1260P processor combined with Intel Iris Xe graphics to deliver superior performance where you need it most. Co-engineered with Intel, the Yoga 9i design will meet the requirements of an Intel Evo notebook through Intel’s hardware specifications and 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 notebooks.

The Yoga 9i 14-inch flagship convertible notebook in Storm Grey (image source: Lenovo)

More than just a multi-mode notebook that flips to tablet mode and back, the Yoga 9i also delivers an enhanced audio experience with new speakers that are even louder over the previous generation. Watch movies and listen to music with the authentic audio the artist intended with an improved Rotating Sound Bar with quad Bowers & Wilkins speakers, consisting of two woofers and two tweeters on the top and sides for an improved range of frequency response increasing the depth, clarity and warmth of bass effects. You can enjoy the dazzle of an up to 4K OLED IPS touchscreen with slim bezels and a VESA DisplayHDR 500 True Black certified for 100 percent DCI-P3 colour accuracy. It supports Dolby Vision HDR delivering incredible ultravivid picture quality along with immersive sound of Dolby Atmos, and comes in 16:10 format for less scrolling with a 60Hz refresh rate for everyday computing. It is also specially calibrated to help reduce eye strain with its TUV Low Blue light certification.

To keep up with today’s busy hybrid learning and working lifestyle, the Yoga 9i also brings productivity innovations to the market with easier one-handed opening for multitasking convenience, and an untraditional edge-to-edge keyboard design layout offering a bar of new 1-Click Function Keys with five additional shortcut keys marked with user-friendly icons for quick access to frequently used features.

Other new features on the Yoga 9i include a 45 percent larger touchpad for increased finger space, click performance and accuracy, plus more ports including two Intel Thunderbolt 4 ports and expanded Wi-Fi 6E for fast dedicated connectivity. For extra durability, its precise unibody is made from high-grade aluminium and comes with new Comfort Edge design to make carrying your notebook from place to place just that little bit easier. You will also find a Precision Pen 2 with tilt detection or an e-colour pen inside the box for all those scribblers and notetakers out there who prefer the feel of a real pen in their hand for a more natural and intuitive drawing experience.

This portable powerhouse will come in Storm Grey and warm Oatmeal colours, the Yoga 9i is expected to be available from March 2022 with prices starting at S$2,599.

 

Be productive and look good at the same time with the Yoga 7i

The versatile Yoga 7i 2-in-1 convertible notebook is offered in two sizes, 14-inch and 16-inch. Designed with new Comfort Edge for a polished look in all modes, optional active pen, and more ports including Thunderbolt 4, USB Type-A and a HDMI/SD card reader. No matter which size or configuration of Yoga 7i you choose, you will enjoy smart login security and convenience with Full HD IR camera, greater 91 percent screen-to-body ratio over the previous generation with a distinctive drop-down hinge, and improved eye protection via TUV certified low blue light technology.

The Yoga 7i 16-inch in Arctic Grey with optional pen (image source: Lenovo)

The Yoga 7i 14-inch brings entertainment to life with its up to 2.8K OLED touchscreen display with 100 percent DCI-P3 colour gamut for content creation and ultra-vivid picture quality with Dolby Vision, and immersive audio with Dolby Atmos. The next-level performance of up to 12th Gen Intel Core i7-1260P processor and Intel Iris Xe graphics distributes real-world hybrid processing power increasing your ability to do the things you want without skipping a beat with long-lasting battery life from a 71Whr battery and Rapid Charge Express. The 14-inch Yoga 7i will be available in Storm Grey and new tranquil Stone Blue colours.

The Yoga 7i 16-inch is ideal for movie lovers, hobbyists, content creators or light gamers that need a larger touchscreen for a more immersive PC experience with incredible audio with Dolby Atmos. You can enjoy up to 2.5K LCD 60Hz display with 16:10 format and 100 percent sRGB colour gamut for optimised TUV low blue light technology and Dolby Vision. You can choose the model with up to 12th Gen Intel Core i7-1260P processor and integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics for superb responsiveness. Or you can also choose to enhance visuals further for amazing content creation and fun gaming experiences by going for the optional up to 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700H processor combined with the next-level performance from new elevated Intel Arc A Series graphics configuration. It is the first thin and light notebook SKU of its kind from Lenovo to be targeted for Intel Evo verification with advanced graphics, remarkable TDP 60W performance, up to 100Whr battery capacity and Rapid Charge Express.

The 16-inch Yoga 7i will come in Storm Grey and new Arctic Grey colours, is expected to be available from April 2022 with prices starting at S$1,999.

 

Work and play while doing your part for the planet with the Yoga 6

Lenovo is ahead of the curve with the new Yoga 6 13-inch convertible notebooks that is inspired by the choices we make in our daily lives that affect the environment and sustainable living. The Yoga 6 comes with a cover made from recycled aluminium, or a fabric-wrapped cover made with 50 percent recycled plastics and treated with a stain-resistant finish for resilience, its power adapter is made with 30 percent recycled plastics, and nearly 25 percent of its battery cells use post-consumption plastics. The Yoga 6 is also free of mercury, arsenic, and brominated flame retardant free, and comes ENERGY STAR certified and EPEAT Silver certified for meeting energy saving and environmental standards. Even the notebook's packaging uses sustainable paper packaging from responsibly managed and FSC certified forests, and 90 percent of the protective cushion inside the box is made from recycled plastics.

The Yoga 6 with fabric-wrapped cover in Dark Teal (image source: Lenovo)

Besides being more eco-friendly, this lightweight convertible notebook is powerful with up to an AMD Ryzen 7 5700U processor and integrated AMD Radeon graphics delivering ultra-fast performance via up to 8 powerful cores, good value with sleek Windows 11 user experience, and a hyper-efficient battery life plus Rapid Charge Boost. Designed for portability and premium entertainment from nearly anywhere, the Yoga 6 offers a 13-inch Full HD 16:10 ratio touchscreen display for crisp picture quality and Dolby Vision, and two front-facing speakers and Dolby Atmos for an incredible sound experience. It also has more I/O ports over the previous generation and the optional pen comes bundled in select markets.

The 13-inch Yoga 6 will come in Dark Teal metal or fabric-wrapped covers, is expected to be available from March 2022 with prices starting at S$1,399.

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