Question Zenbook Pro 14 (UX6404V) vs. Yoga Pro 9i 14

Oct 30, 2023
Dear Community,

I am trying to replace my MacBook Pro 14 M1 Pro with a Windows Laptop, since I do need specific Windows Software, that cannot run through Parallels. Workload is Photo- and Video Editing and light Gaming on the side.

Tossup is between the Zenbook Pro 14 from Asus and the Yoga Pro 9i 14 from Lenovo.
There is very little between the two devices, but the Asus is much more expensive. Build quality with the Lenovo is supposedly a bit better and no PWM-flickering. Also I could order the Yoga 9i without a SSD as I am planning to use my existing 2 TB Samsung 970 EVO anyway, which would bring the price down to 2.085,12 EUR - so it actually looks like a no-brainer now to me? I've tried to highlight any differences in bold.

DeviceZenbook Pro 14Yoga Pro 9i
CPUIntel® Core™ i9-13900HIntel® Core™ i9-13905H
GPUGeForce RTX™ 4060 8GBGeForce RTX™ 4060 8GB
RAM32 GB DDR5 (16GB DDR5 Onboard + 16GB DDR5 SO-DIMM)32 GB LPDDR5X-6400MHz (Soldered)
SSD1 TB PCIe Gen4 M.2 SSD1 TB SSD, M.2, PCIe 4.0, TLC
Display14,5" (36,8 cm), WQXGA+ (2880 × 1800), OLED, 16:10, 120Hz, 0,2ms, Touch, 400 cd/m² (Peak 550), 100%14,5" 3K (3072 x 1920), IPS, Multitouch, 100% DCI-P3, 400 cd/m², 120 Hz, Glass
Battery76WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion (H.264 with 8,5 hrs, approx.)75Wh, 4 cell (H.264 with 9,0 hrs, approx.)
WebcamIR FHD WebCam for Windows Hello1080p-FHD-Infrared- and -RGB-Hybridcamera
Keyboard/TrackpadGood (with Dial on Trackpad)Amazing Input Devices, according to reviews
EmissionsGets a little less warm and loud during loadGets quite warm and loud during load
Build QualityVery Good (seemingly)Great (seemingly)
Price in Germany3.099,00 EUR2.296,32 EUR

Thanks for any insight!