What you need to know
- Lenovo unveiled its new Yoga C940 at IFA 2019.
- The premium 2-in-1 comes in two sizes: a 14-inch model with 10th Gen Intel processors and a 15-inch model with 9th Gen Intel chips.
- Both models are expected to launch in October with prices starting at $1,250.
There's been no shortage of new laptops making their debut at IFA 2019, and Lenovo is capping things off by unleashing a set of updates to its premium Yoga range. Sitting at the top of the line is the new Yoga C940, which is the follow-up to last year's Yoga C930. This year, Lenovo has brough Intel's new 10th Gen CPUs to the table with the 14-inch version of the C940, while also launching a 15-inch model that relies on Intel's 9th Gen chips.
Expected to start at $1,250, the new Yoga C940 is packed in an all-metal chassis that retains all of what made the C930 unique. That includes the dedicated pen dock built into the body, as well as the rotating soundbar that lives in the display hinge.
The Yoga C940 can also be equipped with a 4K DisplayHDR certified screen on both models, with Dolby Vision tagging along for content that supports it. While you're restricted to integrated Intel UHD graphics on the 14-inch model, the 15-inch Yoga C940 offers the option to add NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 discrete graphics to get a little extra oomph for gaming, video editing, and design applications.
The biggest difference between the two models comes down to the choice of processors. The 14-inch Yoga C940 offers your choice of 10th Gen Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, while the 15-inch model sticks to 9th Gen Intel Core i7 and i9 processors. Battery life is also a consideration, as the 14-inch model is stated to last up to 17.5 hours while the 15-inch model hits a more modest 12 hours.
In addition to the above base specs, both the 14-inch and 15-inch Yoga C940 come with support for Cortana and Alexa wake with far field microphones, along with a privacy shutter for the webcam.
Here's a full rundown of the specs for each:
|Category||Lenovo Yoga C940 (14-inch)||Lenovo Yoga C940 (15-inch)|
|Operating System||Windows 10||Windows 10|
|Display||14" 4K DisplayHDR certified (500 nits)
14" 1080p Dolby Vision (400 nits)
|15.6" 4K DisplayHDR certified (500 nits)
15.6" 1080p DisplayHDR certified (500 nits)
|Processor||10th Gen Intel Core i7
10th Gen Intel Core i5
|9th Gen Intel Core i9
9th Gen Intel Core i7
|Graphics||Intel UHD 960
Intel UHD 950
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650|
|Memory||Up to 16GB||Up to 16GB|
|Storage||Up to 1TB||Up to 2TB|
|Security||Fingerprint sensor, Windows Hello||Fingerprint sensor, Windows Hello|
|Connectivity||WiFi 6 (802.11ax)
WiFi 5 (802.11ac)
|WiFi 6 (802.11ax)
WiFi 5 (802.11ac)
|Ports||2 x USB Type-C (Thunderbolt, PD, DisplayPort, USB 3.1 Gen 2 full-function), 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Type-A), audio jack||2 x USB Type-C (Thunderbolt, PD, DisplayPort, USB 3.1 full-function) USB 3.1 Gen 1, audio jack|
|Audio||Rotating sound bar with Dolby Atmos||Rotating sound bar with Dolby Atmos|
|Battery||Up to 17.5 hours (FHD)
Up to 9.5 hours (4K)
|Up to 12 hours (FHD)
Up to 9 hours (UHD)
|Dimensions||12.62" x 8.47" x 0.56" (320.6 x 215.2 x 14.1 mm)||13.1" x 9.39" x 0.69" (355.5 x 238.5 x 17.5)|
|Weight||Starting at 2.98 lbs (1.35 kg)||Starting at 4.19 lbs (1.9 kg)|
Sitting just below the Yoga C940, Lenovo also revealed updated Yoga C740 and S740 laptops. Both come in 14-inch and 15-inch models, like the C940, but are geared more towards the mid-range between the C640 and C940. Both now have options for 10th Gen Intel processors as the main highlight, with the S740 also offering a range of 9th Gen Intel processors up to a Core i9.
The Yoga C940 is expected to go on sale in October with prices starting at $1,250 for the 14-inch model or $1,710 for the 15-inch model. The Yoga C740 and S740 are also expected to hit stores in October starting at $870 and $1,450, respectively.