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The 2022 Lenovo Yoga laptops mix power with sustainability
- Lenovo announced its new 2022 lineup of Yoga laptops at CES 2022.
- They include a model that will be made partially of recycled materials.
- New Yoga branded monitors were also announced.
The Lenovo Yoga brand has been around for over 10 years now. The name is mostly associated with the company’s light convertible notebooks. Today at CES 2022, Lenovo announced new Yoga laptops. They include one model that will be made partially of recycled materials.
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The 13-inch Yoga 6 laptop (as seen at the top of this article) will have versions with a cover made from recycled aluminum. You can also buy one with a fabric-wrapped cover that’s made of 50% recycled plastics. Close to 25% of the laptop’s battery uses post-consumption plastic. Even the notebook’s packaging uses sustainable paper for the box and 90% of its protective cushion was made with recycled plastic.
The hardware specs of the new Windows 11-based Yoga 6 include an AMD Ryzen 5 or 7 processor, integrated Radeon graphics, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 1TB of SSD storage, and a battery that will last up to 17 hours on one charge. Pricing starts at $749 and it will go on sale in the second quarter.
Lenovo Yoga 9i
The company is also launching the Lenovo Yoga 9i laptop. This 14-inch notebook has a few interesting features. One is five additional keys on its keyboard on the right side. Each offers users one-button access to special features. One button can switch the laptop to a higher performance mode or increase its battery life. Another quickly switches Windows 11 from light to dark mode.
Yet another button switches the audio from game mode to music mode. Another button blurs the background when you are on a video call. Finally, the laptop’s fingerprint sensor is embedded in one of the five extra buttons.
The Yoga 9i comes with an Intel 12th-gen Core i5 or i7 processor, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 1TB of storage, and a battery that can last as long as 20 hours. Pricing will start at $1,399 and it will go on sale in the second quarter of 2022.
Finally, there’s the Yoga 7i, which will come in 14-inch and 16-inch models, both with Intel 12th-gen Core processors. The 14-inch version can come with an OLED display for a better video or gaming experience.
The 16-inch version will also have a couple of hardware options. One will have Intel’s standard Iris XE integrated graphics, while the other will have Intel’s new discreet Arc graphics chip for better performance. The 14-inch model will have a starting price of $949, while the 16-inch version will start at $899. Both will be available in the second quarter of 2022.
Lenovo’s environmental push and new monitors
To match the green credentials of the Yoga 6, Lenovo announced its new CO2 offset service for consumers. Buyers of Yoga laptops will have the option to offset the CO2 emissions the products would generate across their lifecycle, from manufacturing to recycling. Lenovo will then handle the purchase of the carbon offset credits to cover the estimated emissions. The company said the program — which was previously only available to commercial customers — has helped offset the greenhouse emissions equivalent of 100,000 cars driven for a full year.
Lenovo also announced three new monitors with the Yoga brand. That includes the 27-inch Lenovo Q27H-20 monitor with an edgeless display and an asymmetric metallic arm on the bottom that serves as its stand. Lenovo is also introducing the Yoga Q27Q-20 and Yoga Q24I-20 monitors. All will go on sale in May, starting at $199.99 for the Yoga Q24I-20, and up to $349.99 for the Q27H-20.