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
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.
|Lenovo Yoga 9i 14||Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15|
|CPU||11th Gen Intel Core i5
11th Gen Intel Core i7
|11th Gen Intel Core i5
11th Gen Intel Core i7
|GPU||Intel Iris Xe||Intel Iris Xe|
|Memory||Up to 16GB||Up to 16GB|
|Storage||Up to 1TB SSD||Up to 1TB SSD|
|Display||14-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|
|Ports||2x USB-C Thunderbolt 4
1x USB-A 3.2 (Gen 2)
|1x USB-C Thunderbolt 4
microSD card reader
|Biometrics||Fingerprint reader||Fingerprint reader|
|Battery||10-11 hours||10-11 hours|
|Weight||3.02 pounds (1.37kg)||3.06 pounds (1.39kg)|
|Price||Starts at $900||Starts 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?
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.
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14
Excellence all around
Overall, we feel that the Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 is the better choice due to it having most of the same hardware that the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 does, along with a faster SSD, a sharper webcam, and clearer audio. It's also more affordable at the base level and offers a 4K display option. Its display is less color accurate, though, and the screen is glossier.
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15
A larger alternative
The Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 loses to the Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 in terms of performance due to its slower SSD, and both its webcam and speakers are worse as well. That being said, its display is considerably better thanks to its AMOLED design, and it's also the best choice for people who want a 15-inch convertible.
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