Review 177: 09.06.2021 at 08:00 pm
Intel’s 10th generation CPU and Lenovo devices unite to bring us a 2×1 device with high capabilities. Let’s get to know this device together. This is the Lenovo Yoga C940-14 device. It is a 2×1 laptop. It comes with high capabilities. I’ll explain them in this review.
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Let me start with the design of this device. It is a thin device and it weighs 1.350kg. On the top left, there’s a Yoga logo. And there’s a dedicated slot for the Active Pen from Lenovo.
The front come with thin bezels except for the bottom bezel. What’s beautiful about the design is that the hinge contains the sound system. It looks like a sound bar.
Yoga series from Lenovo are know to offer high performance. The keyboard is backlit, and there’s a fingerprint sensor below the keyboard. And after experimenting with it, if offers good responsiveness.
The touchpad comes with a rectangular design and it supports multi gestures. It supports dual finger gestures for zoom, etc etc.
The screen supports touch input. It also supports the Active Pen, which comes with the device, enabling you to use it to draw and write on the screen. Especially that this device is 2×1, which can be also used a tablet.
The screen is 14 IPS with UHD 3840×2160 resolution. It is a VESA-Certified display HDR 400.
The screen supports up to 500 nits. And as I said at the beginning of the review, the CPU is the Intel’s 10th generation IceLake with 10nm build.
These CPUs offer more performance with more power efficiency. It supports AI, which will help you get the best performance. It also studies your usage for better performance. The CPU is the i7 1065G7 with 4 cores and 8 threads.
It comes with 1.3GHz frequency and it can reach up to 3.9GHz with Turbo Boost technology. The GPUis the integrated Intel Iris Plus Graphics. But being integrated doesn’t mean it doesn’t support high graphics performance.
On the contrary, Iris Plus offer high performance. I made a review on things you should keep in your mind before you buy a laptop. In that review, I explained what is Intel Iris Exactly.
The RAM is 16GB LPDDR4x. These RAMs offer higher speeds with lower power consumption. This kind of RAM is now supported on this device because of the 10th generation CPU from Intel.
The onboard storage is 1TB of PCIe NVMe M.2 SDD. These kinds of storage are made from electrics chips unlike the HDD hard disks.
In Geekbench 5, the CPU scored 1172 points for the single core and 3904 points for multicores. Here’s where the CPU performance is ranked among other competitors. In 3DMark Time Spy test, the GPU scored 682 points. Here’s where the GPU performance is ranked among other competitors.
The device runs Windows 10 Home, and it supports Lenovo Vintage app to let you know windows updates. It also shows the battery percentage, supports iCare technology to protect your eyes from blue light. It also supports lots of other options that you should check.
The front facing camera is 1MP, and it shoots videos with 720p resolution. It is good for meetings but it doesn’t support FHD resolution.
The camera supports TrueBlock Privacy Shutter which enables you to lock and unlock the camera for privacy. The device support Dual-Array Microphones, These mics are great for online meetings.
The device comes with 4 2w speakers with Dolby Atmos support. But the content should first support Dolby Atmos to enjoy it. Content with this feature will sound good on the device. I mentioned before that the speakers are placed in the hinge of the laptop. And after experimenting with it, it offers clear audio.
I think it is very satisfactory. And since the speakers are in the hinge itself, they can move as you move the screen.
The sound won’t be blocked as you use the device as a tablet. The device supports bluetooth 5 and Intel’s WiFi 6 AX 201 (2×2). This WiFi technology offers power effiecency and higher download speeds.
The WiFi lag is also minimized. And to enjoy this technology, your router should support it. The device comes with a USB 3.1 gen 2 port, 2 USB-C 3.1 gen 2 ports with support to thunderbolt 3 and Display port.
With thunderbolt 3 support, you can connect and external monitor and multiple external hard drives. There’s also a 3.5mm headphone jack. The battery lasts up to 10.5 hours, but it depends on your usage.
The charger that comes in the box is 65w and it supports Rapid Charge technology. The charger charges the battery from 0% up to 80% in an hour, The box contains the laptop, USB-C charger, external adapter with HDMI, VGA and USB ports. But the content of the box vary from a region to another.
The laptop is available in all markets…. I advise you to check the the online version of these stores.
the design is beautiful and it is lightweight. The 10th gen of Intel’s CPU will offer you the best experiment with less power consumption.
The screen is beautiful and it supports touch input and Lenovo’s Pen. The Pen comes with the device, you won’t have to buy it externally. The sound audio was good and satisfactory.
I wish I supported Windows Hello feature, which enables you to unlock the device using face recognition. But it does come with a fingerprint sensor.
The device doesn’t come with lots of ports, but the box contains an adapter. It feels like they want to make up for the lack of ports by including an adapter.
Having a laptop in 2020 with Intel’s 10th gen CPU is a necessity.
See you soon on the enxt review.👋