The Lenovo Yoga Book 9i is the future of laptops
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OPINION: Among the many reveals at CES 2023, it’s the Lenovo Yoga Book 9i that has slightly influenced several members of the Trusted Reviews team by completely rewriting the rulebook of what’s possible with a laptop.
For the longest time (actually since the advent of foldable technology in the smartphone world) people have wondered how laptop manufacturers could adopt a foldable design for their own devices. We’ve seen a few examples like the Asus Zenbook 17 Fold OLED before, but they haven’t exactly impressed us with their potential, and there are still too many downsides to the foldable form factor that prevent them from being adopted more broadly.
Despite these issues, it was still widely assumed that foldable technology would, to some extent, be the future of on-the-go computing. But in one fell swoop, Lenovo showed that there was more potential in a two-screen design.
When you first open the Yoga Book 9i, there’s not a keyboard or trackpad in sight – it’s two OLED screens connected by a hinge, but it matters so much more than it does at first view is recognizable.
For starters, the laptop comes with a Bluetooth keyboard (note Microsoft), a pen, and a stand. The stand allows you to place the 9i vertically to create an immersive two-screen experience on any desk or table. As someone who always carries around an iPad for a bit of two-screen action throughout the workday, the idea of having this setup ready to go on one device is far too tempting not to jump into it.
You can also flip the Yoga Book 9i to lay it on its side, giving both screens a larger aspect ratio that’s ideal for writing and scrolling through a bit of social media. If you want to use the 9i as a traditional laptop, a digital keyboard and trackpad with haptic feedback can appear on both screens. Alternatively, simply propped the included Bluetooth keyboard on the lower screen and the UI will automatically adjust to fill the parts of the screen that remain visible.
For all its praise, the Yoga Book 9i isn’t without its flaws – the biggest of which is its starting price of $2099.99 in America. That’s just way too expensive for the average consumer, and it’s easy to see another company (or even Lenovo itself) simply forgo the OLED technology and other high-end specs for the same form factor at a lower price point to offer.
Many of us (myself included) finally took the plunge into using two screens full-time during the pandemic, and once you get used to the flexibility that multiple screens offer, it’s difficult to go back to anything else. With that in mind, the Yoga Book 9i feels like one of those rare products that gives consumers what they want, rather than convincing them that a different kind of tech is really the way forward.
Lenovo has said we can expect the Yoga Book 9i to launch in June 2023, but the wait for a product that could so easily improve one’s workstation from the start seems like a long time. Simply put, we can’t wait to get our hands on this one.