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2020 Lenovo Yoga C940 2-in-1 14″ 4K Ultra HD IPS Touch Laptop, 10th Gen Intel Core i7-1065G7, 16GB DDR4, 512 SSD + 32 GB Optane, Thunderbolt 3, Active Stylus Pen, Fingerprint Reader

Lenovo C940 2-in-1 laptop is considered the best in its range. And we’ll discuss the amazing features that allow it to be the best in its category. Firstly, we’ll talk about its build quality and some features. The build quality is very sturdy with a premium all-metal design. The laptop has an aluminum body with a unique rotating soundbar, which is unheard of. Needless to say, the sound quality is amazing.

The C940 laptop also has a sleek looking reverse-notch design which makes it easier to open the lid single-handedly. Instead of sticking out, the webcam and its sliding shutter are hidden in the design. You can use the sliding shutter for privacy reasons. For example, the shutter can be closed when not in use. The precision touchpad clicks down anywhere when pressed, I can find it to work quite well without any problems and it’s basically taking up as much space as it can.

Connectivity

There’s a fingerprint scanner to the right of the touchpad just below the keyboard. On the left from the back there’s a USB3.1 Gen2 Type-A port, two Type-C Thunderbolt 3 ports with DisplayPort support, and either can be used to charge the device, followed by a 3.5mm audio combo jack. The right just has the power button towards the back. The back has air exhaust holes, while the front sticks out a little for you to get your finger in and open the lid. Underneath is pretty clean, with just some air intake vents towards the back.

To get inside you need to take out 4 TR5 screws, then there are 3 more Philips head screws hidden underneath the back-rubber foot. Once inside we’ve got the battery taking up a large portion of space down the bottom and the single M.2 slot for storage towards the right just above it. The WiFi chip is soldered to the board and so is the memory, so make sure you buy it with enough memory for what you need. You can also see the space that’s dedicated to the pen. In addition to the speaker bar below the screen, there are a couple of speakers towards the front on the bottom.

Availability

For the availability, C940 has a 10th gen Intel i7-1065G7 quad-core Ice Lake processor, and Intel Iris graphics, 16GB of faster LPDDR4Xmemory in dual channel, there’s a 512GB NVMe M.2 SSD, and a 14” 1080p 60Hz touchscreen. For network connectivity, it’s got WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5, however, it’s too thin for ethernet, so you’ll need to use a dongle if you need that. The C940 specs customizations can be made when ordering. The laptop is made out of aluminum and it’s available in two colors. For a thinner machine, the build quality feels quite solid, there are no sharp corners or edges anywhere.

Specs

CPU: Intel i7-1065G7| GPU: Intel Iris Plus | RAM: 16GB | Storage: 512GB NVMe M.2 SSD | Display: 14-inch, 1080p | Battery: 10 Hours | Size: 12.6 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches | Weight: 2.98 pounds

Lenovo Yoga C940 Performance

The Yoga C940 laptop is not intended for gamers thanks to its integrated graphics, not dedicated. However, it can be used for low-end gaming with no difficulty. This laptop is perfect for assignments like photoshop. The touchscreen makes pinching in/out very easy. The music quality is the best. Even as you rotate the laptop, the soundbar is always facing you resulting in a clearly defined audio. There are two additional speakers underneath the laptop which gives the sound extra bass.

With a peak brightness of 400 nits, the 14″ Full HD display is bound to offer crystal clear video quality. The touch screen otherwise works well. It’s got a glossy finish, and Lenovo says the 1080p version uses a 400-nit panel, while the 4K model is brighter at 500 nits. Using the Spyder 5, I found my 1080p model a bit under the 400-nit mark, but this can vary between panels. As for color gamut, we’re looking at 95%of sRGB, 66% of NTSC, 71% of Adobe RGB, and 71% of DCI-P3, so alright results, it is useful for office work or for some content creation. The 4k 500 nit panel is HDR and supports 90%of DCI-P3, so definitely worth considering if you need better colors. An excellent result, however, this will vary between laptop and panel.

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Lenovo Yoga C940 2-in-1 laptop

Since this is a 2-in-1 product, the laptop converts into a tablet with an easy folding mechanism. The touchscreen can be used in the laptop mode or in the tablet mode, by simply folding. To enhance your experience, Lenovo C940 has equipped this laptop with a pen. Use the pen to handwrite or draw on your documents. It is a useful tool for artists and any penmanship needed. The Yoga 360-degree hinge also contains the speaker, so it basically faces you when in laptop mode, but still also faces out in tablet mode.

The speakers sound excellent, far above average, they are clear, there is some bass. The laptop can be opened up with one finger until the screen gets to 90 degrees or so, then it starts to tip back, demonstrating that in laptop mode there’s more weight towards the back. Despite the thinner bezels, the camera is found above the display in the center. The camera looks pretty decent for 720p and sounds pretty good. Typing makes a kind of weird sound on the keyboard. The keyboard has white backlighting which illuminates all keys and secondary key functions. There are 2 levels of key brightness which can be adjusted by holding the function key and pressing the spacebar. Keyboard flex was on the lower side considering how thin it is, likely owing to that metal body.

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Lenovo Yoga C940 Design

Lenovo C940 laptop can be found in a 14″ or 15″ display with a color choice of mica or gray. You are also given the option to choose among full high definition or 4K. Some of its specifications include 10th gen Intel i7 processors and Intel Iris Graphics. You can find 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. With amazing specs, Lenovo C940 Yoga is the best laptop. The only downfall is that the glossy touchscreen makes you struggle with glares outdoors. The bezels are ultra-thin at 7mm.

There is no numeric keypad in 14″ laptop but is available in the 15″ laptop. The backlit keyboard is comfortable to type on but is low on travel. The fingerprint reader is located in a convenient location, directly below the keyboard. The left side has 3 ports while the right has none, only the power button. You get a USB-A port and two thunderbolt-3 ports with a headphone/mic jack. The lack of ports is a con for the C940. For all the Windows users, be aware that this laptop does not have an ethernet port.

To be able to use the C940 with an ethernet, you will have to purchase a dongle or adapter. The dimensions are on the slimmer side fora 14” laptop, coming in under 1.6cm thick. This allows it to have just 7mm thin screen bezels on the sides. Generally, 2-in-1 touchscreen devices like this have thinner bezels to help you avoid accidentally pressing the screen, but the bottom chin large enough to fulfill this role. It works fine as a touch screen, and it apparently supports 10 finger gestures, so make sure you don’t have anymore.

Lenovo Yoga C940 Battery Life

The average battery life is 10-12 hours. Life is reduced by 2-3 hours with ultra HD. Lenovo C940 This laptop is great for office or leisure use. Not too great for content creation or gaming. The rotating soundbar and the tablet mode are its most unique features. Despite the battery only being 60Wh, the C940 definitely knows how to use it. The Lenovo Vantage software lets you manage the system, you can change settings or update software and bios.

Conclusion

With all of that in mind let’s conclude by summarizing the good and bad aspects of the Lenovo C940 2-in-1 laptop. Overall I thought the metal build quality is good, there are a minimal screen and chassis flex when intentionally pushing down and I personally liked the clean design. The keyboard has a nice feeling, the touchpad works well and is a good size despite it being a smaller 14” model, and the speakers sounded excellent. The battery life is amazing.

The C940 has Type-C charging too, along with Thunderbolt support, and the power brick is on the smaller size, making the whole package fairly portable. The 1080p touchscreen had basically no bleed, decent brightness, and color gamut, but consider getting the 4K model if you need better colors and brightness for tasks like content creation. Even when under heavy load the C940 runs on the cooler side and doesn’t get loud.

Very light gaming is possible with the Intel Iris graphics at 720p, but don’t expect much. The lack of discrete GPU will also slow down other tasks like video editing, but for other general tasks that don’t need GPU acceleration, it will perform well. I could recommend the C940 for someone that needs portability with long battery life and isn’t looking for a gaming or hard-core video editing laptop, something for say office use or travel, once that’s allowed again, would be perfect use cases for it.

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