Lenovo’s dual-screen laptop is remarkable

The Lenovo Yoga Book 9i in vertical mode with the keyboard attached on a wooden coffee tabel in front of a red couch.
This is the right way to do a dual-screen. | Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

I will admit that I was skeptical when I first saw pictures of Lenovo’s new dual-screen Yoga Book 9i. I’ve tried foldables and dual-screens aplenty, and while many are usable, many also have serious limitations. But this is the first dual-screen laptop I’ve ever tried that I could see myself actually buying. And that’s because Lenovo has clearly done the software engineering necessary to make sure it can address many of the somewhat… obvious concerns that shoppers might have with such a device.

Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

This butterfly flaps its wings when you open and close the laptop, by the way.

The first objection is an obvious one: there’s no visible touchpad on the Yoga Book i9. That’s what first…

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