Lenovo™ Reveals Smarter Innovation and Design with Holiday Consumer Lineup

Give the gift of smarter tech with three new premium laptops coming this season

Enjoy powerfully immersive entertainment and more productivity with this season’s must-have tech devices that are more intuitive, packed with thoughtful design details, and oh so stylish. In time for great holiday gift giving, Lenovo™ is introducing a number of new premium consumer products aimed at enabling better, transformative user experiences including the Lenovo Yoga™ Slim 9i1 laptop with genuine leather cover, the versatile Lenovo Yoga 9i1 2-in-1 convertible laptop, and the stylish and savage Lenovo Legion Slim 7i1 gaming laptop.

The ultrathin bezels on the new Yoga Slim 9i, both 2D and 3D glass options shown[4]
Make a Smarter Style Statement with Yoga

Organize your busy life with the bold innovation of our top-of-the-line consumer PC sub-brand, Lenovo Yoga, designed to deliver refined craftsmanship, Windows 10, and stunning visuals for consumers with sophisticated taste. This new class of slim laptops that includes the ultra-slim Yoga Slim 9i laptop and the new 14-inch Yoga 9i convertible, also with a genuine leather cover option, were engineered to provide exceptional portability and stunning looks without compromising productivity, performance or long-lasting battery life.

Both offer the super-fast responsiveness of next-gen Intel® Core™ processors (coming soon) combined with graphics based on the Intel Xe architecture. The Yoga 9i also comes in a larger 15-inch option with the performance of up to 10th Gen Intel Core i9 HK-Series mobile processor enhanced by up to powerful NVIDIA® GTX 1650 Ti with Max-Q Design to empower your creativity.

Leather cover option on the 14-inch Yoga 9i

If you love high style, then you’ve come to the right place! Prominently featured on the new 14-inch Yoga Slim 9i laptop and optional on the 14-inch Yoga 9i convertible laptop – as a first on Lenovo consumer laptops – is an authentic black leather cover bonded with an aerospace-grade, aluminum chassis for more durability.

The Yoga Slim 9i

A special 20-step bonding process allows the leather to retain its original appearance with the natural imperfections that make each product unique. This handmade assembly process takes an incredible eye for detail and craftsmanship; each laptop cover is heat stamped with the Yoga logo, then a reflective gloss is applied to make it stand out. Just like any luxe leather good, the soft, organic exterior of these laptops begs to be touched, and to help ensure the highest standards of reliability, each is inspected and tested to withstand the everyday wear and tear under several conditions, including UV light exposure and tension, up to 3 kg of pulling force is applied to test durability.2 These quality materials are responsibly sourced by a leading leather developer behind many of today’s popular contemporary brands.

The Yoga 9i convertible is also offered in all-metal and multiple colors, including warm Mica on the 14-inch and Slate Grey on the 15-inch model.3

Premium Entertainment at Home or from Nearly Anywhere

The attractive 14-inch Yoga Slim 9i is one of our most premium, thinnest and lightest laptops at just 13.9mm (0.54 inches) and weighing only 1.26kg (2.77 lbs). It offers up to 4K touchscreen IPS VESA DisplayHDR™ 400 (3840 x 2160) and dazzles with up to 90 percent DCI-P3 color spectrum and 500 nits of brightness that’s optimized by Dolby Vision®.

Improved Rotating Sound Bar hinge on the Yoga 9i, shown on the 14-inch model

To provide the ultimate sight and sound experience, all of the consumer Yoga laptops unveiled today offer stunning visuals enabled by Dolby Vision for ultra-vivid picture quality and spectacular sound powered by Dolby Atmos® Speaker System which is delivered through dual front-facing speakers on the Yoga Slim 9i laptop, or via an improved Rotating Sound Bar capable of delivering Dolby Atmos experiences on the Yoga 9i. Design improvements include a larger sound tunnel and optimized speaker placements in the convertible’s hinge for clearer and deeper audio in every mode. The Yoga Slim 9i model with UHD display also offers a 3D Curved-edge Display4  as a premium option for a more streamlined look that’s inspired by the micro-borders of a smartphone.

Cool to the Touch and Responsive in your Hand

The interactive touchscreen experience comes standard on the Yoga Slim 9i as it does on our Yoga 9i 2-in-1 convertibles. Bring entertainment to life on the versatile 14-inch Yoga 9i with up to 4K IPS VESA DisplayHDR 400 and the metal option weighing just 1.37 kg (3.02 lbs), or go for the 15.6-inch panel option for up to 4K IPS VESA DisplayHDR 400, also with 500 nits of brightness and weighing 2 kg (4.4 lbs). Help protect your eyesight while working longer hours on your laptop by adjusting the tones of your display using Eye Care Mode via Lenovo Vantage.

The 15-inch Yoga 9i in Slate Grey

With this caliber of visual horsepower stacked inside such a thin and light package, we had to rethink the thermal design of the Yoga 9i 14-inch model. To keep things cool to the touch, we added thermal venting holes on the underside of the keyboard, which lowers the device temperature by an average of two degrees Celsius over previous generation.5  We also increased the size of the hidden heat vent behind the Yoga 9i’s rotating hinge, while slimming down our fan blades, just a few examples of the purposeful details that allow you to accelerate the apps you use every day.

No matter if you go with the 14- or 15-inch model, you’re getting our best consumer features in a convertible. Because with the 15-inch Yoga 9i with up to 16GB DDR4 memory and up to 2TB PCIe SSD storage6, you’re also getting discrete graphics and two Thunderbolt 3 ports for power, speedy data transfers and external display support—all wrapped up in a sturdy yet lightweight metal body. Both convertibles come with Windows Ink and a garaged active pen that fits comfortably in your hand and quickly recharges inside the PC when you’re not using it to sketch, doodle or take notes.7  And if you’re a scribbler who prefers a real pen in your hand, the new elastomer nib on the Yoga 9i’s digital pen replicates a nicer, smoother tactile feel when writing.

Improved active pen comes with Yoga 9i, the 14-inch shown here in Mica

Also offered on our hand-tooled leather-covered 14-inch models in Shadow Black hue is an edge-to-edge Glass Palm Rest that looks super-premium and is smooth to the touch. An encased Smart Sensor Touchpad provides vibrations when pressed to recreate the familiar feeling of a real click; this shift to haptic feedback allowed us to increase the touchpad’s clickable active surface area by nearly half and we’ve coated it with a fingerprint-resistant finish too, so you need not worry about unseemly smudges. And for a shortcut to more functionality in these times of repeated hand-sanitization or washing, appreciate the more accurate login of the new Ultrasonic Fingerprint Reader8  that’s liquid resistant and works even with damp or freshly sanitized fingers.9

The Yoga Slim 9i

Smarter Features add more Convenience

Flow seamlessly between work, entertainment, and passion projects a whole lot faster with smarter features. Power on your Lenovo laptop by simply lifting the lid. Improved Yoga laptop keyboards come with soft-landing dome-design keypads to enable a smooth, comfortable and responsive typing experience that feels bouncier, and the Yoga Slim 9i also comes with Smart Sense Keyboard that auto-adjusts your keyboard’s white backlighting based on ambient light conditions.

The 14-inch Yoga 9i in Mica

To stay better protected on the Yoga 9i, simply slide your webcam’s TrueBlock Privacy Shutter closed; featured for the first time on the Yoga Slim 9i is a new privacy advancement aimed at maintaining a slimmer top bezel while still shutting out unwanted onlookers—just flick an electrical shutter switch on the side to cut power to the Yoga Slim 9i’s built-in infrared (IR) camera for peace of mind. Your IR camera and Windows Hello work with Lenovo Smart Assist to enable smarter features powered by a Lenovo designed and tuned chip to achieve benefits like a more secure hands-free facial recognition login, plus you’ll get shoulder-surfing Privacy Alerts and automatic screen-locking when you walk away, thanks to the attention-sensing software from Glance by Mirametrix®. Your laptop will even call out with an alarm if it’s ever moved without your permission when your back is turned at your local coffee shop. Yoga laptops unveiled today are also capable of auto-upscaling video content quality to 4K from 1080p through use of machine learning in Windows Media Player and today’s popular web browsers, known as Super Resolution 2.0.10

For even more hands-free functionality, use your laptop’s built-in mics to speak to Alexa® even when your PC is locked.11 You can set reminders, control your smart home, play music and either a skip song or crank up the volume and do all of this without having to turn your attention away from the document you’re editing or the website you’re viewing. Keeping your household in sync can be easier than ever with the Alexa Announcement feature allowing you to broadcast short voice messages to Alexa-enabled devices. In the coming months, you can expect even more features from Alexa to help you stay connected, enjoy your music, and control your smart home.

Battery Life and Better Connectivity

Not only have our laptops gotten thinner, lighter, faster—but they’re more power efficient too. Enjoy faster charging and better performance without overheating and straining the system, thanks to the smarter dual charging built into the new Yoga Slim 9i. This special feature along with an increased battery capacity, up from a 52WHr battery to the more powerful 63.5WHr, means reduced fan noise for a better user experience and a longer battery life of up to 20 hours12 that exceeds our Rapid Charge Express standard with up to an incredible 4 hours of local video playback after charging in just 15 minutes.13 Get connected with up to three full-functional Thunderbolt™ 4 Type-C ports placed on either side of the Yoga Slim 9i for super-fast transfer speeds and high ease of use without your cable getting in the way as you work.

The 15-inch Yoga 9i is immersive in every mode

Power through your day with help from Bluetooth 5.1 and Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+)14, and stay active with the 14-inch Yoga 9i convertible that comes with two Thunderbolt 4 ports and up to 17 hours of battery life12 and Rapid Charge Express.15 Charge fast with Rapid Charge Boost16 on the 15-inch Yoga 9i convertible and get up to 13 total hours of battery life12 —thanks in part to Lenovo Q-Control’s AI-powered Intelligent Cooling built in Lenovo PCs to optimize battery life and thermals according to your needs. To try other performance modes such as Battery Saving Mode for quiet activities and Extreme Performance Mode for heavy-duty tasks, just press your Fn-Q keys.

Experience Immersive Gameplay with the World’s Lightest 15-inch GeForce RTX™  Gaming Laptop

The holiday season offers gamers lots of opportunities for well-earned downtime in front of your battle rig playing your favorite titles. But when it’s time to get back to work or school, don’t forget that gaming laptops with dedicated graphics and Windows 10 can be used for more than just gaming. To give you the freedom to take your device wherever you need, we’re introducing the world’s lightest GeForce RTX gaming laptop17 available in a compact 15-inch size the new Lenovo Legion Slim 7i1 with up to 10th Gen Intel Core i9 HK-series mobile processor which allows for unlocked gamer tuning.18 Available in Slate Grey hue and made from aerospace-grade aluminum for its strength and extreme lightness, this finely-calibrated powerhouse gaming machine offers impressive frame rates and reduced load times.

With up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 with Max-Q Design GPU for real-time ray tracing, Lenovo engineers work closely with NVIDIA on Max-Q-configured laptops to develop new features that increase both performance and power optimization like Advanced Optimus19 technology that lets you manage system graphics by intuitively switching back and forth from integrated (for light workloads) and discrete graphics to dramatically extend battery life for max frame rates when gaming on models with Full HD panel option.

Historically, a laptop’s CPU and GPU have a predefined and fixed power budget regardless of the type of content being run. But with built-in Max-Q Dynamic Boost20 technology, it automatically enables real-time GPU and CPU power balancing, allowing your system to dynamically shift power from the CPU to the GPU during heavy-duty activities like gaming.20 By intelligently assessing your system’s power demand on a frame-by-frame basis, a power shift only happens when it’s needed, resulting in higher frame rates and smoother gaming for up to a 10 percent performance boost.20

Other NVIDIA supported features on the Lenovo Legion Slim 7i with up to GeForce RTX GPUs include enhanced DLSS 2.0 (Deep Learning Super Sampling) technology, which uses AI to boost frame rates by up to two-times faster21 than the original while retaining a sharper image with half the pixels when ray tracing is enabled.

Games like a Pro, Stays Cool under Pressure

Less bulk at 17.9mm slim (.71 inches) and weighing just 1.86 kg (3.96 lbs) means more mobility aided by a 71WHr battery for up to 7.75 hours of battery life22 and Rapid Charge Pro.23 To create thinner, lighter and more powerful gaming laptop designs every year, we continually optimize thermal performance via the smarter airflow solutions of Lenovo Legion Coldfront 2.0. With new machine-drilled holes applied above the keyboard, our redesigned air intake system is 31 percent larger on the Lenovo Legion Slim 7i to better manage any heat dissipated during heavy gameplay with up to 115 percent more airflow going to the CPU and GPU than in previous generations. Combined with an increased number of exhaust fan blades so it can grab and push more cool air, and a smarter 5-point sensor array that monitors the system to stay two steps ahead of any increased power demands, your cooling fans won’t get too loud to drown out the incredibly immersive sound of Dolby Atmos Speaker System with Sound Radar by Dolby, all set inside your laptop’s well-designed acoustics chamber to reduce rattling.

Be Battle Ready with Smarter Features

Bootup and log in with one click with an intuitive biometric Fingerprint Reader built into the power button, and for more privacy use the built-in Privacy Shutter on your new top-placed webcam. And because every gamer’s needs and wants are different, we offer up to 2TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (RAID 0) of storage6, up to 32GB 3200 MHz DDR4 of memory, and multiple 15.6-inch screen options, including up to 4K IPS VESA DisplayHDR 400 with 100 percent Adobe RGB, a refresh rate of 60Hz, and 600 nits of brightness—ideal for streamers. Or, if you’re into eSports and would rather hit 144 frames per second (FPS) at 144Hz for less lag on a Full HD IPS display with 100 percent sRGB color gamut, the choice is entirely yours. All of our stunning visual displays offer expansive 85.6 percent screen viewing ratio and support Dolby Vision, which transforms entertainment through incredible brightness, contrast, color, and detail. When compared to a standard picture on PCs, Dolby Vision can deliver colors and highlights that are even brighter with darker blacks. The result is a refined, lifelike image that will make you forget you’re looking at a laptop screen.

Making the Keyboard Feel more Mechanical

The Lenovo Legion Slim 7i comes with enhanced TrueStrike keyboard beloved by gamers with second transition switches providing a more satisfying, deeper key travel feel. Enjoy all the benefits of a full-sized gaming keyboard in an ultra-slim chassis including 100 percent anti-ghosting, a dedicated number pad, full-sized arrow keys and a large glass trackpad—you can even opt for cool Corsair® iCUE RGB individual key illumination.

While on the go, gamers can enjoy all the advantages of an ultra-portable laptop powered by the latest hardware with fast-connectivity with Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+)14, two Thunderbolt ports, and Bluetooth 5, or simply choose to dial up at-home performance even further with the optional Lenovo Legion BoostStation eGPU.24

And for access to even more gaming settings and controls on the new Lenovo Legion Slim 7i and all your favorite Lenovo Legion PCs and laptops, check out the Lenovo Vantage for Gaming software on your PC to customize your gameplay experience. Gamers who want the most out of playing their favorite games on their Lenovo Legion desktop PCs and laptops will love receiving first-hand technical gaming advice from customer care team members when they opt for a Lenovo Legion Ultimate Support white-glove service package, included at no cost for the first year.25 Many of our support technicians are also gamers, so you’ll leave with answers to your questions plus little-known software tuning tips and hardware optimization tricks to help you beat the competition.

Correction:  An earlier version of this blog incorrectly stated that 14-inch Lenovo Yoga 9i yielded up to 18 hours of battery life under standards conditions, when latest test results show it’s closer to up to 17 hours of battery life for that model. This has since been corrected.

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EMEA Pricing and Availability26

  • The Lenovo Yoga Slim 9i 14-inch laptop (known as Yoga Pro 14s in China and IdeaPad Slim 9i in North America) will start at €1899 including VAT and is expected to be available starting November 2020.26 
  • The 14-inch Lenovo Yoga 9i convertible laptop (known as Yoga Pro 14C in China) will start at €1799 for leather covered model (including VAT) and the 15-inch all-metal model will start at €1999 (including VAT); both are expected to be available starting October 2020.26
  • The 15-inch Lenovo Legion Slim 7i will start at €1299 and is expected to be available starting October 2020.26
  • Lenovo Legion BoostStation eGPU starts at €349 as a standalone accessory or option to bundle with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 6GB GPU or 8GB AMD Radeon™ RX 5700 XT GPU and is available now.26

1 Inclusion of a lowercase letter ‘i’ in the Lenovo PC’s name denotes an Intel CPU.

2 Internal testing conducted in a controlled environment using applied tension, exposure to UV light, and similar tests; many other factors, not all of which are included in such testing protocol, may also affect the durability of the cover; backed by Lenovo’s standard limited warranty.

3 Color options may vary per geography and availability.

4 3D Contour Glass display is offered default on Yoga Slim 9i in mainland China and optional in selected markets with UHD display. Not offered in North America.

5 Lenovo internal benchmark testing of the reduction of heat from new thermal system is based on standard usage.

6 Actual available capacity is less and varies due to many factors, including formatting, partitioning and operating system, etc. which utilize part of this capacity. The available capacity may change with software updates.

7 Active pen is included and just a 15-minute recharge inside PC charging silo provides an average of up to 40 minutes of continuous use. Lenovo internal benchmark testing of the pen’s battery life is based on standard usage. Actual results will vary and depend on numerous factors. The maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time and usage.

8 Ultrasonic fingerprint reader available in North America only at this time on the Yoga Slim 9i. Offered as default feature worldwide on optional leather cover model of the 14-inch Yoga 9i convertible.

9 Water-resistant edge-to-edge glass palm rest design helps protect against moderate exposure to water, such as accidental spills, splashes or light rain. It is not designed to be submersed in water or exposed to pressurized water or other liquids. Water-resistance may diminish over time. Not waterproof. Accidental Damage Protection (ADP) provides coverage beyond base warranty for non-warranted damage incurred under normal operating conditions, such as minor spills (under 60cc of liquid), drops, surges, bumps, or damage to the integrated screen. Labor and repair covered, includes one full machine replacement.

10 Super Resolution 2.0 is available today in Windows Media Player and Google Chrome web browser. Support for Microsoft Edge and Opera web browsers is planned to be available by Q1 2021 via an over-the-air update of Lenovo Vantage.

11 Alexa on Lenovo PCs is available in select markets, with open laptop lid and from up to 4 meters (13.1 feet) away.

12 All battery life claims are approximate and based on test results using the MobileMark 2014 ver 1.5 battery life benchmark test. Actual results will vary and depend on numerous factors including product configuration and usage, software, operating conditions, wireless functionality, power management settings, screen brightness and other factors. The maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time and usage. See https://bapco.com/products/mobilemark-2014/ for additional details.

13 For Rapid Charge Express on the Yoga Slim 9i, charge for 15 minutes in standby mode or while powered off for up to four hours of battery life based on test results using continuous local video playback on the latest update of Windows 10 (with 150 nits brightness on FHD panel at default volume level). Actual battery life will vary and depends on many factors such as product configuration and usage, software use, wireless functionality, power management settings, and screen brightness. The maximum capacity of the battery will decrease with time and use. Requires included 65W adapter.

14 Requires separately purchased Wi-Fi router and plan that may vary by location. Additional terms, conditions and/or charges apply. Wi-Fi 6 speeds are typically up to 9.6 Gbps compared to Wi-Fi 5 with up to 3.5 Gbps. Connection speeds will vary due to location, environment, network conditions and other factors.

15 For standard Rapid Charge Express, charge for 15 minutes in standby mode or while powered off for up to three hours of battery life based on test results using continuous local video playback on the latest update of Windows 10 (with 150 nits brightness on FHD panel at default volume level). Actual battery life will vary and depends on many factors such as product configuration and usage, software use, wireless functionality, power management settings, and screen brightness. The maximum capacity of the battery will decrease with time and use. Requires included 65W adapter.

16 For Rapid Charge Boost, charge for 15 minutes in standby mode or while powered off for up to two hours of battery life based on test results using continuous 1080p video playback on the latest update of Windows 10 (with 150 nits brightness on FHD display at default volume level). Actual battery life will vary and depends on many factors such as product configuration and usage, software use, wireless functionality, power management settings, and screen brightness. The maximum capacity of the battery will decrease with time and use. Requires included 135W adapter.

17 Based on research conducted by Lenovo (August 10, 2020) on consumer laptops sold by major gaming PC manufacturers shipping more than one million units worldwide annually.

18 Altering clock frequency or voltage may damage or reduce the useful life of the processor and other system components and may reduce system stability and performance. Product warranties may not apply if the processor is operated beyond its specifications.

19 Advanced Optimus is available on limited configurations, dependent on panel option and subject to availability per market. Not available on models with HDR display.

20 Performance claim based on NVIDIA’s internal testing. Max-Q Dynamic Boost supported on select models.

21 Performance claim based on NVIDIA’s internal testing. With DLSS 2.0 enabled, performance gains vary depending on the specific GPU, resolution, and quality settings.

22 All battery life claims are approximate and based on results using the MobileMark® 2018 v 1.0.2.46 battery life benchmark test. Actual battery life will vary and depends on many factors such as product configuration and usage, software use, wireless functionality, power management settings, and screen brightness. The maximum capacity of the battery will decrease with time and use.

23 Rapid Charge Pro enables the Lenovo laptop’s power charging from zero percent to up to 50 percent battery life in less than 30 minutes. The maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time and usage. Adapter power required depends on GPU configuration; the Lenovo Legion 170W/230W slim AC adapter is included.

24 Optional eGPU comes bundled with several graphic card options. Performance based on VGA Card Configuration. Lenovo Legion BoostStation requires Thunderbolt one-cable solution.

25 Offered in North America only. Lenovo Legion Ultimate Support is available on Lenovo Legion laptop and desktop PCs. After the first year, pricing varies by hardware, package terms, distribution and various other factors. Lenovo PC users can upgrade via their Lenovo Vantage dashboard, or call their local Lenovo sales team, or visiting www.lenovo.com.

26 Prices may not include tax and do not include shipping or options and are subject to change without notice; additional terms and conditions apply. Reseller prices may vary. On-shelf dates and color options may vary by geography and products may only be available in selected markets. All offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings, features and specifications at any time without notice.

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