HP ENVY x360 15 vs. Lenovo Yoga C740 15: Which is a better buy?

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Lenovo Yoga C740 (Image credit: Windows Central)

Overall, the HP ENVY x360 15 will be better for most people due to its increased performance capabilities and compatibility with Wi-Fi 6. The Lenovo Yoga C740 15 would normally be better if you're on a budget, but thanks to a deal, the ENVY is on sale and is available for a lower price. You may still prefer it if you care a lot about having lots of ports and/or storage, though. Its display is better, too, but not by a huge margin.

ENVY x360 15 vs. Yoga C740 15: Comparison and specs

In some ways, both of these devices are very similar. Both laptops have great keyboards for typing, and they also have up to 16GB of RAM available. They're both also sized at 15-inches and feature excellent build quality, which is good news considering how both laptops are priced on the low size. Also, both devices have a front-facing 720p webcam and a fingerprint reader.

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Header Cell - Column 0 HP ENVY x360 15Lenovo Yoga C740 15
CPURyzen 5 4500UAMD Ryzen™ 7 4700Ui5-10210Ui7-10510U
GPURadeon GraphicsIntel UHD Graphics
Memory8 or 16GB of DDR48 or 16GB of DDR4
Storage256GB, 512GB SSD256GB, 512GB, 1TB SSD
Display15-inch FHD touch (250 nits)15-inch FHD touch (400 nits)15-inch FHD touch (250 nits)15-inch FHD touch, HDR400 (500 nits)
Speakers3x Bang & Olufsen speakers2x bottom-firing 2W speakers (Dolby Atmos)
Ports1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A1x 3.5mm audio in/out combo2x USB 3.1 Type-C2x USB 3.1 Type-A1x 3.5mm audio in/out combo
BiometricsWindows Hello-enabled 720p cameraFingerprint readerWindows Hello-enabled 720p cameraFingerprint reader
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6Bluetooth 5.0Wi-Fi 5Bluetooth 5.0
Battery6-7 hours6-7 hours
Weight4.42 poundsFrom 4.19 pounds

A look at the full specs reveals the specific strengths of each device, though. The HP ENVY x360 15 has the edge when it comes to performance thanks to its AMD processors that outperform the Intel options on the Lenovo Yoga C740 15 by anywhere between 15-20%, as well as its compatibility with Wi-Fi 6, the newest standard that boosts speed and stability while reducing battery consumption. Meanwhile, the Yoga has the edge when it comes to physical features like ports and the awesome HDR-enabled 500-nit display you can configure the device with. It's also important to note that you can get a full 1TB of SSD space with the Yoga, whereas you'll be limited to 512GB with the ENVY.

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Both of these devices are fantastic, but if we had to make a choice, we would go with the slightly more expensive (not right now, thanks to a deal) HP ENVY x360 15 for its stronger performance and compatibility with Wi-Fi 6. The Lenovo Yoga C740 15 is awesome, too, with its better port selection and better options for the display and storage. Still, we ultimately feel that the ENVY's AMD processors' raw performance advantage is more valuable. No matter which device you pick, though, you won't be disappointed. If neither one appeals to you, head over to check out our best Windows laptop picks.

Brendan Lowry

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.