Our review of the Lenovo Yoga 9 14IAP7 (82LU0088FR)
The versatile 2-in-1 Ultrabook, convertible into a tablet Lenovo Yoga 9 14IAP7 (82LU0088FR) benefits from a 2.8K DCI-P3 High Definition OLED touchscreen with more true-to-life colors than the average and 360° aperture. This thin and light hybrid laptop PC runs on Windows 11 with 16 GB RAM and an Intel Core i7-1260P Alder Lake-P processor with Iris Xe graphics for good overall performance even in modest multimedia work with the ability to run light games. to feed. This Windows 11 convertible laptop also benefits from fast 1TB SSD storage that improves responsiveness, a backlit keyboard, dual biometric authentication system via fingerprint reader and infrared webcam, as well as connectivity including USB-C Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi 6E.
Lenovo Yoga 9 14IAP7 (82LU0088FR) Specifications
|Screen(s)||14” 2.8K OLED 90Hz 100% DCI-P3 HDR500 thin bezels 400cd/m² Dolby Vision 10-point multi-touch screen (2880×1800, anti-glare)
Lenovo Precision Pen 2 included
|Processor||Intel Core i7-1260P Alder Lake (12 cores, 2.1GHz, 4P+8E, TDP 28W)|
|Installed RAM (max.)||16 GB (soldered) LPDDR5 5200 MHz|
|Graphics Card||Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4)|
|connectors||1 USB 3.2 (Gen2) + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2) + 2 USB-C Thunderbolt 4|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6E ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.2|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via fingerprint reader + infrared webcam|
|audio system||2 Bang&Olufsen speakers, Audio Boost 2.0|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Announced runtime / Battery||7 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 75Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.4kg / 318 x 230 x 15.25|
The Lenovo Yoga 9 14IAP7 (82LU0088FR) against the competition
The Lenovo Yoga 9 14IAP7 (82LU0088FR) is currently shown in Promotion at ‘s house Darty and the fnac. It offers an interesting configuration / price ratio for its category where the competition is very limited and where it is one of the few to take advantage of such a high definition display with such natural colors with a processor / graphics solution so efficient and recent or any other Thunderbolt connection.
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Lenovo Yoga 9 14IAP7 (82LU0088FR)
With its thin and light Storm Gray aluminum design, this versatile 2-in-1 laptop has a sober, elegant yet original look as it can be opened 360° to turn into a tablet.
Indeed, the screen uses multi-touch tactile technology: by simple pressure/gestures of at least one finger (or the supplied stylus) applied to it, it is therefore possible to interact with the system and the software.
The tactile aspect includes a glossy treatment and thus a sensitivity to reflections in a light environment (eg outdoors) but also to bright colours.
The display also stands out for its OLED DCI-P3 technology, which uses colors that are much more natural than the average with very deep blacks and significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles. In addition, the 2.8K definition, superior to Full HD, is well suited for displaying High Definition content. In addition, with its very low latency thanks to the OLED panel and the frequency of 90 Hz higher than the standard 60 Hz, the display offers better than average fluidity.
This 2-in-1 laptop PC offers 2 biometric authentication solutions via Windows Hello technology and the integrated TPM 2.0 security chip: a fingerprint reader and an infrared webcam for facial recognition.
You can of course illuminate the keys of the chiclet keyboard, which is useful for better distinguishing the keys in the dark.
For this type of hybrid Ultrabook, connectivity is good, including 2 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, 1 USB-C, Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (newer and more efficient than wifi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, an audio port and 1 USB 3.2 (USB 2.0/3.0 compatible) that guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when you connect a USB 3.0 device.
For those who regret the lack of HDMI video output, it is possible to use, for example, a USB-C to HDMI adapter.
Performance, autonomy of the Lenovo Yoga 9 14IAP7 (82LU0088FR)
The Lenovo Yoga 9 14IAP7 (82LU0088FR) may appeal to those looking for a thin and light versatile compact laptop that can be converted to a tablet and is multimedia oriented.
It delivers good overall performance which is able to satisfy many users as it includes 16GB RAM combined with power efficient Intel Alder Lake-P Core i7-1260P processor with 28W TDP higher than the classic 15W -classic for better performance, but autonomy is thus compromised.
In this regard, count on approximately 7 hours of battery life in light use for this hybrid Ultrabook, whose compactness, finesse and lightness facilitate transport.
Point of dedicated graphics card here on board. However, thanks to the Intel Iris Xe graphics solution integrated in the Core i7 Alder Lake-P, you can view photos and videos as well as play light titles with concessions in terms of display because the 2.8K requires more calculations on the part of the GPU than Full. HD, which gives a lower number of fps.
If the players go their own way, the creators doing modest multimedia work will be satisfied with this versatile 2-in-1 laptop PC if they use software that exploits the RAM and the multicores, because in this case the 12 cores of the Alder Lake-P reveal their full potential (eg video encoding, photo editing).
But if you often have to do multimedia work that requires processor and/or graphics resources, it’s better to choose a PC with a non-low-power processor and/or an adequate dedicated graphics card.
In any case, the storage will satisfy the demanding users as it is entrusted to a silent SSD while being more energy efficient than a hard drive, more resistant to shocks and much faster.
In addition, here we find a 1 TB SSD, a large capacity that rivals hard drives in this area, enough to store and install multiple files and software, including personal production.
Still, the SSD ensures much faster processing than, say, a hard drive, as well as starting/stopping and booting software, or even faster arrival on the cards of online games.
More generally, the SSD provides much better response and fluidity on a daily basis than a hard drive.
Specifically, the SSD guarantees a much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, the processing is remarkably faster, as is the start/stop and boot of software, and we reach the cards of online games faster.