At CES 2019, Lenovo representatives told that they were moving the "Yoga" brand beyond the convertible form factor for the original Yoga laptop. Now the company uses it for a variety of offers, making it more of an aesthetic than a function.
Therefore, despite its flexible name, the Yoga S940 is a conventional clamshell laptop without a double rotating hinge or a touch screen display. But the thing is so beautiful that you may not notice its more button-building.
The 13.9-inch laptop is an eye-catcher, with a bright 4K screen covered in contoured glass that you would expect on a smartphone. (A 1080p option is available on the rare buyer's base model.) Tiny frames recall Dell's much-loved Infinity Display laptops … but this has enough room for forward-looking speakers on both sides of the keyboard. They are classified for Dolby Atmos, and the screen matches them with Dolby Vision certification.
Core specifications include 8th Intel Core processors, either 8GB or 16GB of RAM, and between 256GB and 1TB of SSD storage. Lenovo says the notebook will last up to 15 hours on a 1080p screen, but it will be significantly chopped to 9.5 hours with the 4K option. Ports are triple USB-C, two of which have Thunderbolt video function, plus a headphone jack.
There is not much to set the Yoga S940 apart for stand-out specifications, and it is neither the lightest (2.64 pound) nor the thinnest (12.2mm) laptop here at CES. But the package is appealing enough that it can win some fans when it debuts in May. We feel it is a clear winner among Lenovo's consumer-based laptops. It starts at $ 1500 for the base configuration.
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