Are you considering the idea of getting a Lenovo laptop? Then this Lenovo Yoga C940 review is for you.
Itechguides' Take on Lenovo Yoga C940
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- Premium design
- Excellent display
- Fast performance
- Long battery life
- Good speakers CPU
- No SD card options
- It is a bit expensive
In this review, you will learn about Lenovo Yoga C940 performances in various areas. Specifically, I will review the laptop’s CPU, GPU, RAM, battery, and storage performances.
At the end of this review, you would have known the good and bad sides of the Lenovo Yoga C940 laptop. Hence, making your purchasing decision will be a lot easier.
My Initial Thoughts
The Yoga laptops have always been Lenovo’s most innovative line of laptops.
A few of Lenovo’s impressive innovations are the Soundbar in the hinge and the Pen housing on the back of the laptop. What’s more interesting is that the Pen housing can charge the stylus when the laptop is docked.
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Furthermore, like its previous models, the Lenovo Yoga C940 comes with many nice features. It has a beautiful screen, fast performance, and long battery life.
Lenovo Yoga C940 Design, Dimension & Weight Review
The Lenovo Yoga C940 is made entirely out of aluminum. It is a very clean and well-finished laptop.
Lenovo offers the Yoga C940 in two colors. You can get a Mica colored model or an Iron Grat colored model.
Moving on to the actual design specifics, the absence of patterns and branding – aside from the “Yoga series” etching on the lid – adds to the simplicity of the laptop.
Despite its simple build, the Lenovo Yoga C940 feels very premium thanks to its solid and portable build. This laptop weighs 1350 g and measures 320.3 x 215.6 x 14.5 mm.
However, this laptop is a bit heavier than both the 13-inch HP Spectre x 360 and the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1. They weigh 1260 g and 1330 g respectively.
Due to the Lenovo Yoga C940’s solid build, there’s very minimal flex in the keyboard deck area and on the lid of the laptop. Although the lid tends to wobble a little, it is stronger than its predecessors.
Moreover, the laptop’s hinge is also sturdy enough to enable it to be used in a tent mode, stand mode, or tablet mode.
As you would expect from Lenovo, the Yoga C940’s keyboard is superb. From good spacing to excellent key travel, to a remarkable tactile feel, there’s a lot to like about the Lenovo Yoga C940.
Unfortunately, I cannot express this excitement for the touchpad. Although it is a large touchpad, it does not offer the same superb functionality as the keyboard.
Furthermore, the Lenovo Yoga C940 offers a good selection of ports. You get 2 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C ports, 1 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A, a power delivery and a headphone jack.
In conclusion, the Lenovo Yoga C940 scores a nine in this review for its beautiful design and solid build.
Lenovo Yoga C940 Processor (CPU) Performance Review
Lenovo equips the Yoga C940 with a quad-core Intel Core i7-1065G7 processor. This processor has a base frequency of 1.30 GHz and a maximum frequency of 3.90 GHz.
The Lenovo Yoga C940 delivers an excellent processor performance. It can handle both regular computing operations and heavy tasks.
In various CPU performance tests, the performance of this laptop was excellent compared to that of its competitors. On a Geekbench 4 test, the Lenovo Yoga C940 scored 18,709 points.
This laptop beat the 13-inch HP Spectre x360 that scored 18,408 points. Furthermore, the Lenovo Yoga C940 also surpassed the premium laptop average of 16,314.
Only the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 performed better with a score of 19,225.
Overall, this laptop showcased an impressive processor performance in the test I carried out. Therefore, it scores an eight in this CPU performance review.
Lenovo Yoga C940 Memory (RAM) Performance Review
The Lenovo Yoga C940 comes with 8 GB LPDDR4 RAM. This RAM can be upgraded to a maximum capacity of 16 GB.
Like its processor, the Lenovo Yoga C940’s RAM performance is commendable. The overall productivity of this laptop wasn’t affected during a series of tests.
The Lenovo Yoga C940 ran smoothly with 25 Chrome browser tabs while two YouTube videos were streaming. It continued to operate without slowing down when I began to do some document editing.
Furthermore, switching between the browser tabs was very swift. However, the Lenovo Yoga C940 began to slow down when I attempted to download an 8 GB multimedia file simultaneously.
In conclusion, the Lenovo Yoga C940 scores an eight for its excellent multitasking power.
Lenovo Yoga C940 Storage Options & Performance Review
Lenovo offers a 2 TB PCIe SSD for this laptop’s storage. However, the Lenovo Yoga C940 doesn’t come with an SD card option for storage expansion.
Nevertheless, the 2 TB storage is large enough to store a large number of your files. Moreover, it offers an impressive speed to enhance the laptop’s performance.
On a CrystalDiskMark test, it offered a sequential read speed of 2340 MBps and a sequential write speed of 1863 MBps. In comparison to its competitors, Lenovo Yoga C940 performed better.
For example, Yoga C940 delivered a better storage speed than the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 with a sequential read speed of 1801 MBps – and a sequential write speed of 1223 MBps.
Furthermore, the Lenovo Yoga C940 needed just 5 seconds to copy a 4.97 GB multimedia file at a rate of 1018 MBps. It completely outmatched the HP Spectre x360’s 320 MBps copy rate.
Overall, the Lenovo Yoga C940 delivers an amazing storage speed. Therefore, it scores a nine in this storage performance review.
Lenovo Yoga C940 Graphics Card Performance Review
The Lenovo Yoga C940 features an integrated Intel Iris Plus graphics card. This GPU has a base frequency of 300 MHz and a boost frequency of 1100 MHz.
Iris Plus graphics card is one of the fastest integrated GPU available with an Ice Lake processor. However, it doesn’t have a dedicated VRAM.
To an extent, this laptop’s GPU offers a relatively good gaming experience. With the Intel Iris Plus GPU, you can play most modern games with reduced graphics settings.
As expected, the Lenovo Yoga C940 is suitable for light gaming. On medium settings, it played BioShock Infinite at 72 FPS, The Witcher at 36 FPS, and Rocket League at 65 FPS.
However, it played X-Plane 11.11 at 21 FPS. Nevertheless, it scores a seven for its good gaming performance.
Lenovo Yoga C940 Battery Life & Performance Review
Lenovo ships the Lenovo Yoga C940 with a 4 Cell 60Wh internal battery. Lenovo advertises 10 hours of battery life.
However, the Lenovo Yoga C940’s battery life came short of the promised battery performance. However, it was only short by a little.
The Lenovo Yoga C940 lasted 11 hours 50 seconds in a battery test that involved continuous web surfing over Wi-Fi.
In comparison with its competitors, the Lenovo Yoga C940’s battery life is excellent. It outlasted the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 that lasted 10 hours 55 seconds.
It also outlasted the Lenovo Yoga C930 that lasted 10 hours 10 minutes. Furthermore, the Lenovo Yoga C940 lasted longer than the category average 8 hours 50 minutes runtime.
Only the 13-inch Spectre x360 lasted longer, delivering 13 hours of battery life. Nevertheless, the Lenovo Yoga C940 scores a nine in this review for its incredible battery life.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Lenovo Yoga C940 is an excellent 2-in-1 laptop, especially if you need more screen space than the HP Spectre x360 or the Dell’s XPS 13. It is a very fast laptop with incredible processor performance. Moreover, it delivers an excellent battery life.
The Lenovo Yoga C940 is a good laptop for video editing. It has an all-round functionality and usability designed towards improving the workflow of creatives. Moreover, it has two display options that are excellent.
When it comes to drawing, the Lenovo Yoga C940 is excellent. Drawing on this laptop feels very smooth and pleasant. Although it doesn’t offer an exceptional experience that matches that of the Apple iPad Pro, it still does a remarkable job.
Yes, it does. Lenovo offers either an FHD or 4K UHD display with an IPS touchscreen.
The Lenovo Yoga C940 is not powerful enough to play the latest games at max settings. However, it is good enough to play them with the settings reduced. Though Lenovo Yoga C940 doesn’t qualify as a gaming laptop, it’s powerful enough to offer a satisfactory gaming experience
My Final Thoughts
At the end of the day, you might find the Lenovo Yoga C940 to be a bit expensive. Obviously, there are cheaper laptops with nearly the same specs but they are heavier and bigger than the Lenovo Yoga C940.
Therefore, this laptop is for someone that values a powerful and portable laptop. Overall, the Lenovo Yoga C940 is one of the best 2-in-1 laptops you will find in today.
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