Lenovo Slim Pro 9i Gen 8 (16”) vs Pro 7i Gen 8 (14.5”)

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Evaluation of Lenovo Slim Pro 9i Gen 8 (16”) and Pro 7i Gen 8 (14.5”) important characteristics
System and application performance
Performance in popular 3D games
Viewing angle, color accuracy, brightness
Battery Life
Potential battery life in light and average use
Ports, webcam and other interfaces
Design, materials, durability and usability
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Key Differences

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Advantages of the Lenovo Slim Pro 9i Gen 8 (16”)
  • Higher screen refresh rate: 165 versus 90 Hz
  • Includes an old-school USB-A port
  • Can run popular games at about 14-19% higher FPS
  • Thinner bezels and 2% higher screen-to-body ratio
  • Around 18% better multi-core CPU performance in the Cinebench R23 test
  • Provides 14% higher max. screen brightness: 400 vs 350 nits
Advantages of the Lenovo Slim Pro 7i Gen 8 (14.5”)
  • Significantly easier to carry: weighs 570 grams less (around 1.26 lbs)
  • Higher number of cutting-edge USB Type-C ports: 2 versus 1
  • Much smaller footprint: 17% more compact case (114.7 vs 137.5 square inches)

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Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs


Weight 2.06 kg (4.54 lbs) 1.49 kg (3.29 lbs)
Dimensions 362 x 245 x 18.16 mm
14.25 x 9.65 x 0.71 inches
326 x 227 x 15.6 mm
12.83 x 8.94 x 0.61 inches
Area 887 cm2 (137.5 inches2) 740 cm2 (114.7 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~83.7% ~82.4%
Side bezels 8.7 mm 6.8 mm
Colors Gray, Blue, Green Gray, Blue
Material Aluminum Aluminum
Transformer No No
Opening angle 150° 180°
Size comparison
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Active
Vapor chamber No No
Liquid metal No No
Number of fans 2 2
Noise level (max. load) 53.2 dB 46.2 dB


Size 16 inches 14.5 inches
Refresh rate 165 Hz 90 Hz
PPI 236 ppi 208 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:10 16:10
Resolution 3200 x 2000 pixels 2560 x 1600 pixels
HDR support Yes, Dolby Vision Yes, Dolby Vision
Sync technology No No
Touchscreen No No
Coating Glossy Matte
Ambient light sensor Yes Yes
Screen space comparison
Slim Pro 9i Gen 8 (16”)
16″ (16:10 ratio) = 115.1 in2
Slim Pro 7i Gen 8 (14.5”)
14.5″ (16:10 ratio) = 94.5 in2
~21% more screen space
Display tests
Contrast - 1500:1
sRGB color space 100% 100%
DCI-P3 color gamut 100% -
Max. brightness


Full charging time 1:30 hr 1:30 hr
Battery type Li-Po Li-Po
Replaceable No No
Fast charging Yes Yes
USB Power Delivery Yes Yes
Charging port position Left Left
Charge power 100 / 140 / 170 W 100 / 140 W
Weight of AC adapter 522 grams 378 / 442 grams


CPU name
Base frequency 2.4 GHz 2.6 GHz
Turbo frequency 5 GHz 4.7 GHz
Cores 14 (6P + 8E) 12 (4P + 8E)
Threads 20 16
L3 Cache 24 MB 18 MB
Integrated GPU Intel Iris Xe Graphics (96EU) Intel Iris Xe Graphics (80EU)
Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm


Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP 100 W 73 W
Nvidia Optimus - Yes, Advanced Optimus
Type Dedicated Dedicated
Fabrication process 4 nm 8 nm
GPU base clock - 1403 MHz
GPU boost clock - 1635 MHz
Memory size 6 GB 6 GB
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus 96 bit 128 bit
Memory speed ~16 Gbps 12 Gbps
Shading units (cores) 2560 2048
Texture mapping units (TMUs) 80 64
Raster operations pipelines (ROPs) 32 40
GPU performance


RAM size
Channels 2x8 GB 2x8 GB
Clock 6400 MHz 5200 MHz
Upgradable No No


Storage size
Bus PCI-E Gen 4.0 (4x) PCI-E Gen 4.0 (4x)
Storage type SSD (M2) SSD (M2)
Channels 1x512 GB 1x512 GB
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 1 1
NVMe Yes Yes


Audio chip Realtek ALC3306 Realtek ALC3306
Speakers 2.4 (2 tweeters and 4 woofers) 4.0
Power 6x2W 4x2W
Dolby Atmos Yes Yes
Loudness ~79.7 dB ~79.3 dB
Microphones 2 4


Wi-Fi standard v6E v6E
Bluetooth v5.2 v5.2
Fingerprint No No
Infrared sensor Yes Yes
Optical drive No No
Webcam Above the display Above the display
Webcam resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
USB-A 2x USB 3.2 1x USB 3.2
USB Type-C 1x USB 3.2 2x USB 3.2
Thunderbolt Thunderbolt 4 Thunderbolt 4
HDMI 1x HDMI 2.1 1x HDMI 2.0
DisplayPort No No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) No No
SD card reader Yes No
Proprietary charging port Yes No


Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad Yes No
Backlight Yes Yes
Key travel 1.5 mm 1.5 mm
Size 15.0 x 9.5 cm 13.5 x 8.0 cm
Surface Glass Glass
Windows Precision Yes Yes
Further details
Notes on Slim Pro 9i Gen 8 (16”):
    - Also know as "Yoga Pro 9i (Gen 8)".
Notes on Slim Pro 7i Gen 8 (14.5”):
    - Also known as the "Yoga Pro 7i (8th Gen)" in the UK, Europe, and certain other regions.
*Disclaimer! Ports, speakers, display, and other specifications can vary depending on the laptop's specific configuration or region.

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