Lenovo Yoga is back and screams business. The Lenovo Yoga C940 is an excellent 2-in-1 laptop with solid performance and an exzellent keyboard. But the battery could last a bit longer.
Intel Ice Lake might be the best improvement that happened to notebooks for years. Not only the performance, especially in multi-core workloads, is much faster than an 8th generation Whiskey Lake chip, also the graphical power is huge. Compared to the HP Elite Dragonfly, which has an equivalent configuration beyond the processor, performance in 3DMark more than doubles. It’s still not powerful enough to play the AAA PC games at maximum settings, but it’s definitely good enough to get creative work done. The cooling system works the way to attempt to minimize the fan noise. The fans don’t go to their maximum till the temperature is over 90°C. This means that the material in this laptop will get really hot under high workloads. After running a performance program for 10 minutes, the Lenovo Yoga notebook will start to cool down after a couple of minutes, sitting at around 77°C. So don’t worry about hardcore workloads melting the computer and there is no annoying noise by the fans either.
While the Lenovo Yoga C940 doesn’t qualify as a workstation or a gaming laptop, it’s still a powerful notebook. If you’re looking for a thin and light device that can also flip inside out into a Windows tablet, then you can trust that this laptop will perform with the best of them.
While the battery life is by no means short, it does see a reduction from last year’s model. It likely comes down to the more powerful graphics. Still with nearly 8 hours of battery life, the laptop should have no problem lasting through the work day.
Processor 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-1035G4 Processor (1.10 GHz, up to 3.70 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 6 MB Cache)
Display Type 14.0″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, touchscreen, glossy, 400nits
Memory 8 GB LPDDR4X 3733MHz (Soldered)
Hard Drive 256 GB PCIe SSD
Graphics Integrated Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics
Camera 720p HD