Aug 13, 2022
However, for the first time in the history of the product line, there is also a 15.6-inch model of the Yoga C940 (prices start at $1,509.99 and go up to $1,699.99 after being tested). Not only does it have a larger screen, but it also has discrete graphics. However, it still uses Intel's 9th Generation Core processors, whereas the 14-inch model has moved on to Intel's 10th Generation Core processors. The C940 is not an exception to our repeated complaints that large-screen 2-in-1 convertible devices are cumbersome and difficult to use when used in tablet mode. However, compared to products like the HP Spectre x360 15, it is a formidable adversary in its own right.
The Max-Q version of Nvidia's 4GB GeForce GTX 1650, and a 256GB solid-state drive. The only differences were that it had 16GB of RAM and a 512GB PCI Express SSD supported by 32GB of Intel Optane Memory.
The number of available ports is limited: two Thunderbolt 3 ports and an audio jack can be found on the left side of the device, next to the connector for the AC adapter. You'll find the power button and a USB 3.1 Type-A port on the device's right side, where the stylus storage area is located. A desktop-replacement-size notebook should have no excuse for not having an HDMI port, and I'm also disappointed that there is no SD or microSD card slot. You can connect an external monitor to one of the Thunderbolt 3 ports by using an adapter for DisplayPort or HDMI. However, this is not the case with this model.
It is also a sound bar for the device's Dolby Atmos speakers (tweeters in the hinge and woofers in the laptop's bottom), so the audio is not escaping as you flip and fold the screen. You get front-firing speakers in laptop mode, easel mode, and tent mode. In tent mode, you get top-firing speakers.
It produces some of the loudest noise I've ever heard coming from a laptop, and I've tried laptops that would be completely silenced by Lenovo when it's turned up to forty percent of its maximum level. When turned up to the maximum volume, it will shake the windows. Sound, especially bass, comes through cleanly, and it is simple to discern between records overlapping. The Dolby software allows you to choose between dynamic, movie, music, gaming, and speech modes and experiment with equalization.
The keyboards of Lenovo ThinkPads are renowned for being among the best in the industry. The backlit keyboard of the Yoga is serviceable, but it does not satisfy the requirements for that standard. It has a shallow and quick typing feel (the space bar demands a hard rap), a convenient numeric keypad and media control buttons, and a Windows Hello fingerprint reader built into the palm rest. Additionally, it has a shallow and snappy typing experience.
We put the Lenovo 2-in-1 up against three other 15.6-inch hybrids to test its performance. The hybrid that came out on top was the HP Spectre x360 15, and because the Yoga has a six-core CPU, we used the six-core version of the Spectre that was tested in April 2019 rather than the quad-core OLED version that was reviewed in July 2019. The HP Envy x360 15 and the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 are the other two convertibles, and both feature CPUs with four cores. That left one slot open for a traditional clamshell laptop, and we decided to go with the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 since it features a six-core processor much like the Yogas and the same Max-Q GTX 1650 graphics as the Yoga.
The Yoga C940 15 breezed through most of our tests with ease, albeit it showed a greater capacity for office and creative software than it did for demanding video games. It logged several irregular runs in our battery life test, giving up the ghost after just four hours.
We use it to evaluate the system's overall performance for office-centric activities such as word processing, spreadsheet creation, web browsing, and video conferencing. The examination results are reported as a numeric score; higher scores indicate more competency.
The rendering of sequences of extremely detailed, gaming-style, three-dimensional graphics with an emphasis on particles and lighting is the method that 3DMark uses to quantify relative graphics muscle. Sky Diver and Fire Strike are two distinct 3DMark subtests that we conduct, each of which is optimized for a certain category of computer hardware. Sky Diver and Fire Strike are both DirectX 11 benchmarks, although Fire Strike is more taxing and was designed specifically for high-end PCs to demonstrate their prowess. Sky Diver is better suited for laptops and midrange PCs. The outcomes are scores that are kept confidential. The Max-Q GeForce GTX 1650 is a decent to mediocre performer compared to today's high-performance GPUs.