A threat to portable monitors everywhere: Lenovo Yoga Book 9i review

Lenovo Yoga Book 9i

Enlarge / The hinge awkwardly breaking up content on Lenovo’s Yoga Book 9i. (credit: Scharon Harding)

Specs at a glance: Lenovo Yoga Book 9i
Worst Best As reviewed 
Screen 2x 13.3-inch 2880×1800 OLED touchscreen
OS Windows 11 Home
CPU Intel Core i7-1355U
RAM 16GB LPDDR5x-6400
Storage 512GB M.2 NVMe 2242 PCIe 4.0 SSD 1TB M.2 NVMe 2242 PCIe 4.0 SSD 512GB M.2 NVMe 2242 PCIe 4.0 SSD
Networking Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.1
Ports 3x Thunderbolt 4
Size 11.78×8.03×0.63 inches (299.1×203.9×15.95 mm)
Weight Starts at 2.95 lbs (1.34 kg)
Battery 80 Wh
Warranty 1 year
Price (MSRP) $2,000 $2,100 $2,000
Other Bluetooth keyboard, Bluetooth mouse, stylus, and laptop stand/keyboard cover included

Dual-screen laptops have been around for enough years that Asus now has a lineup of them. But Lenovo’s Yoga Book 9 is the dual-screen option for maximum screen space. Open the 2-in-1 laptop, and you’ll find two 13.3-inch, 16:10 OLED touchscreens in lieu of any integrated keyboard, touchpad, or traditional deck.

The machine looks striking. But once you’re past the initial intrigue, you might ask yourself: Why would I want this? Well—you might not. This is an unusual laptop built for unique needs. While our review will explain how it works—and its undesirable quirks—many might find its design inconvenient.

But for some, the laptop opens possibilities in ways new laptops rarely do. It can make your portable monitor redundant, and it sports a crease-free look that foldables can only dream of at this point. Lenovo’s dual-screen laptop could influence future products for the better. For now, the laptop’s a refreshingly realistic option for people who want more screen real estate without giving up more space.

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