Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 vs. Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15: Which should you buy?

Lenovo Yoga 9i 14
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 (Image credit: Windows Central)

Ultimately, the Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 is the better choice for most people thanks to its faster SSD, higher quality webcam and speakers, lower starting price, and the availability of 4K. That being said, the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 is also a great choice, especially if you want a display with near-perfect color accuracy and a stronger resistance to sunlight glare.

Yoga 9i 14 vs. Galaxy Book Pro 360 15: Comparison and specs

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360

Source: Windows Central The Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15. (Image credit: Source: Windows Central)

In terms of hardware, these two laptops are very similar. Both feature i5 and i7 11th Gen Intel CPUs, Intel Xe graphics, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 1TB of SSD space. As a result of this, the two devices have near-identical performance across the board, although it's important to note that the Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 pulls ahead considerably in terms of SSD speed (3,554MB/s read and 2,758MB/s write compared to 2,295MB/s read and 1,234MB/s write). Battery life between the two devices is very similar as well, though the battery life of the 4K variant of the Yoga 9i 14 will no doubt be worse than that of the FHD version.

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Header Cell - Column 0 Lenovo Yoga 9i 14Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15
CPU11th Gen Intel Core i5
11th Gen Intel Core i7
11th Gen Intel Core i5
11th Gen Intel Core i7
GPUIntel Iris XeIntel Iris Xe
MemoryUp to 16GBUp to 16GB
StorageUp to 1TB SSDUp to 1TB SSD
Display14-inch FHD IPS (glossy) touch display (400 nits) with HDR and active pen for inking
14-inch UHD 4K IPS (glossy) touch display (500 nits) with HDR and active pen for inking
15.6-inch FHD AMOLED (glossy) touch display (286 nits) with HDR and S Pen for inking
Aspect ratio16:916:9
Ports2x USB-C Thunderbolt 4
1x USB-A 3.2 (Gen 2)
3.5mm audio
1x USB-C Thunderbolt 4
2x USB-C
microSD card reader
3.5mm audio
BiometricsFingerprint readerFingerprint reader
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.1
Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.1
Battery10-11 hours10-11 hours
Weight3.02 pounds (1.37kg)3.06 pounds (1.39kg)
PriceStarts at $900Starts at $1,100

The main differences between these devices lies in the smaller details. Most notably, the Lenovo Yoga 9i 14's speakers and webcam are considerably better than the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15's, making it a better device for conferencing and entertainment. The Yoga 9i 14's lower base price also gives it an edge in the budget department, which will no doubt make it more appealing to people who want to save as much money as they can while buying a new laptop. However, the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15's display gives it an advantage of its own, as despite its low 286 nits, its AMOLED technology still makes it look excellent. The display also has a superb color accuracy of 100% sRGB, 85% AdobeRGB, and 96% DCI-P3 that tops the Yoga 9i 14's offering. Finally, the display's AMOLED technology helps lower its reflectiveness, which will be very helpful if you're somebody who likes to use their laptop outside.

Yoga 9i 14 vs. Galaxy Book Pro 360 15: Which should you buy?

Source: Windows Central The Lenovo Yoga 9i 14. (Image credit: Source: Windows Central)

While both of these laptops are awesome, we feel that at the end of the day, the Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 is the best option. Its faster SSD and better webcam and speakers give it a performance edge against Samsung's Galaxy Book Pro 360 15, and both the lower base price and the availability of 4K make it a better choice for people who need some specialization as well. That being said, the Galaxy Book Pro 360 15's AMOLED display gives it an advantage in terms of color accuracy and anti-reflectiveness, which may matter a lot to people who watch a lot of media or use their devices outside.

If neither of these laptops appeals to you, make sure you check out our list of the best Windows laptops for more options.

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.