Lenovo today unveiled the Slim 9i (branded as Yoga Slim 9i in some areas), the company’s latest flagship that represents the company’s commitment to sustainability and carbon neutrality. The Slim 9i is the first laptop in the world to be certified as carbon neutral, from the recycled materials used in its construction to its environmentally friendly packaging.
Lenovo claims that the Slim 9i’s Product carbon footprint complies with ISO 14067:2018 in a press release. For the uninitiated, ISO 14067:2018 specifies the standards and regulations businesses must follow when estimating a product’s carbon footprint.
The laptop was then TÜV Rheinland ENERGY STAR-certified and EPEAT Silver-recognized in the United States. Apart from being the world’s first carbon-neutral laptop, Lenovo’s Slim 9i is a premium, A.I-powered laptop.
The laptop has a 180-degree hinge, a comfort-edge design built of 6,000-series aluminum for better hand-feel and mobility, and the same 14-inch touchscreen as the Yoga. It also includes a touchpad that Lenovo says is 50% bigger than the previous iteration.
Lenovo’s PureSight OLED panel is used for the display, which comes in two sizes: 4K resolution with 60Hz refresh rate and 2.8K with 90Hz.
The display is Vesa Certified HDR True Black 500, with a 10-bit color depth covering a wider variety of colors.
The Slim 9i will be equipped with a 12th-generation Intel Core CPU and an AI Core 2.0 dedicated smart chip that handles the laptop’s performance, cooling fans, and security. Hardware-level encryption is included to protect users against root and ransomware assaults.
The only price information we have as of this writing is that the Lenovo Slim 9i will start at $1,799 and be available beginning in June 2022. That matches the other new Slim laptops, such as the 7i Pro X and 7i Carbon, available next month.