Lenovo’s updated consumer laptop lineup at CES 2024 is (unsurprisingly) focused on AI. The company unveiled an array of Yoga and Ideapad notebooks on Monday in Las Vegas, including new versions of the Yoga Pro 9i and Yoga 9i 2-in-1.
The 2024 Yoga Pro 9i and Yoga 9i 2-in-1 still have a military-spec rating (MIL-STD-810H) for durability. Both get a spec bump to the latest Intel Core Ultra “Meteor Lake” processors — up to Intel Core Ultra 5 / 7/ 9 H Series in the Pro 9i and up to Intel Evo Edition powered by Core Ultra 7 processor in the Yoga 9i 2-in-1.
Like practically every other company at CES, Lenovo is touting its new products’ AI capabilities. The Yoga Pro 9i and 9i 2-in-1 have a dedicated Lenovo AI Core Chip powering onboard artificial intelligence. They both include Microsoft’s dedicated Windows Copilot button on their keyboards.
The new pair of machines also ships with Lenovo Yoga Creator Zone, a generative AI-powered image creation suite. Remember, you don’t need to buy new hardware to generate AI art, but Lenovo’s software is built-in to (depending on the quality) perhaps save users from navigating to Midjourney or DALLE-3 in their browsers. In addition, models with discrete graphics cards can train personalized AI models to learn your style and create matching images.
The 2024 Yoga Pro 9i has a 16-inch, 3.2K (3200 x 2000) display with an IPS or mini LED panel. It ships with up to a GeForce 4070 Laptop GPU, 64GB of RAM and 1TB storage. The laptop weighs 4.82 lbs and has a 5MP webcam (including AI-powered auto-framing software). It has six speakers, including “advanced bass” support. The Yoga Pro 9i will start at $1,700 and is expected to launch in April.
The updated Yoga 9i 2-in-1 has a 14-inch screen using PureSight OLED 2.8K or 4K OLED tech. It has a 360-degree rotating soundbar with four Bowers & Wilkins speakers, and it’s bundled with a magnetically attached Slim pen. The 9i 2-in-1 launches in April with a $1,450 starting price.
The Lenovo Book 9i, the company’s wacky dual-screen folding laptop, is also back for another round. Top configurations will include Intel’s latest Core Ultra chips, with up to a PureSight OLED 2.8K screen and a rotating B&W soundbar. It, too, is expected to arrive in April. It will start at $2,000.
Moving to the company’s less expensive models, the Lenovo IdeaPad 5i 2-in-1 comes in 16-inch and 14-inch form factors with up to a 2K OLED screen in the larger one. The 14-inch model will start at $760, and the 16-inch variant starts at $810. Both begin shipping in April. The screens can reach up to 400 nits brightness, and they cover 100 percent of the DCI-P3 color gamut.
Rounding out the new gear are updated models of the Lenovo Slim 7i ($1,050+) and Pro 7 ($1,350+), now supporting up to Intel Core Ultra or AMD Ryzen 7 8845HS processors with up to RTX 4050 Laptop GPU and PureSight Pro LCD or OLED 3K displays.
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