Is Lenovo IdeaPad S940 available with a 4K display?

IdeaPad S940
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Is Lenovo IdeaPad S940 available with a 4K display?

Best answer: Absolutely. The Lenovo IdeaPad S940 is available with a gorgeous 14-inch 3840x2160 UHD 4K display with 500 maximum nits of brightness, but you can also get it without the 4K. This display is an absolute knockout, but users will need to watch their battery usage.Knockout 4K display: Lenovo IdeaPad S940 UHD 4K (From $1,500 at Lenovo)

The benefits (and drawbacks) of choosing 4K

With the Lenovo IdeaPad S940, you have two options when it comes to the display: a standard 1920x1080 HD display with 400 nits of brightness, or a gorgeous 3840x2160 UHD 4K display with 500 nits of brightness. Both displays are 14 inches wide, and both of them are designed with In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology, which offers the best color accuracy and viewing angles out of all display styles.

As you'd expect, the quality of the UHD 4K display is a massive cut above what the standard HD screen has to offer. Images and video look significantly sharper on the 4K display. You'll also be able to up the brightness of your laptop much more with that screen, as it offers a maximum brightness that's a full 100 nits brighter than the HD screen.

There are some drawbacks, though. The laptop's battery will drain a lot faster with the 4K display due to its increased detail and brightness, and it also costs $100 more than the standard HD display. Despite all of this, the 4K display is absolutely the screen to opt for if you care about visual quality above all else.

Why else should you get a Lenovo IdeaPad S940?

While, the 4K display is an absolute knockout, there are other important reasons why you'll want to choose a Lenovo IdeaPad S940. It can be configured with an Intel Core i7-8565U processor and up to 16GB of LPDDR3 RAM, which will ensure that the device doesn't struggle with any work or non-gaming recreational activities. It can also be equipped with anywhere between 256GB and 1TB of SSD storage space, which means that it won't run out of space for files and programs.

In terms of design, the IdeaPad S940 is great too. It's as light as a feather as far as laptops go, weighing in at just 2.6 lbs, and it's also just under half an inch thick, which is razor thin. Together, these two qualities mean that the Lenovo IdeaPad S940 is fantastic for taking with you on the go.

The bezels around the screen itself are also thin, which is always a plus. Without a doubt, the Lenovo IdeaPad S940 is a fantastic pick if you're looking for a slim, sleek laptop with enough power to get you through your daily activities and a display that takes your breath away.

Brendan Lowry

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