I’ve been testing out the most recent iteration of the Lenovo Yoga 9i Gen 7, the company’s premium consumer all-in-one, for the past few weeks. This 14-inch convertible features the most recent Intel 12th Generation Core processor, a highly sturdy design, and a few unique and eye-catching embellishments that set it apart.

A well-made laptop, the Yoga 9i measures 0.65 by 12.5 by 9.1 inches and has an aluminum body (HWD). The 14-inch convertible wasn’t the smallest, but it still seemed like a reasonable size. The device I tested weighed 3.3 pounds on its own, and 3.95 pounds with the charger and pen. Because of its rounded corners, the device is more comfortable to grip than certain laptops.

It boasts a sturdy keyboard and a sizable touchpad that is significantly bigger than those on earlier generations or ThinkPad laptops from the brand. It does not have a TrackPoint pointing stick (unlike ThinkPads). I wish there were visible lights on the keys to indicate whether the microphone and sound were turned on.

The sound bar, which is integrated into the hinge that connects the screen to the keyboard section and rotates so that it always faces the screen, is perhaps the most obvious change from most other 2-in-1s I’ve seen. Two speakers and two subwoofers are located in the hinge of the Bowers


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