There has been an avalanche of laptop, desktop, gaming and connected-devices news unveiled at this year,s CES, and Lenovo have been party to the showroom onslaught with their announcement of new Super-wide monitors, ThinkPads and Bluetooth speakers.
Adding to the pile of announcements is another dose of Lenovo Yoga news.
Lenovo Yoga S940
Starting at: $1499.99 Available: May 2019
Lenovo is back with an ultraslim laptop design for its Yoga line that uses precision crafted aluminum and reduced screen bezel giving the Yoga S940 an almost 90% screen to body ratio for a fuller creative, productive and consumption canvas.
Other Yoga S940 features include Lenovo’s Smart Assist features such as an IR camera for Windows Hello login, automated environment focus for video conferencing, noise filtering software to reduce background sound during video calls, and Smart Voice Recognition for use with Alexa or Cortana digital assistants.
Customers have the option between an FHD (1920 x 1080) display panel or 4K UHD (3849 x 2400) with brightness levels of up to 500 nits as well as outfitting the S940 with up to 16GB of LP DDR3 RAM, if necessary. Lenovo notes that the standard FHD display should get up to 15 hours of battery life while the higher resolute 4K display will only eke out 9.5 hours of on-screen time.
Aside from the beefier specs, the other standout highlight of the S940 is the new Contour Glass Lenovo is using that wraps around the display, adding an almost iPhone 10 X-like display quality to the laptop.
Lenovo Yoga C730 with AMOLED
Starting at: $1,649.99 Available April 2019 (Outside of the US)
The cheaper Yoga option is the C730 which offer similar specs as the S940 with the same 8th Gen Intel Core i7, 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) panel and UHD 620 graphics.
However, where the C730 differs is its use of AMOLED technology for its display, inclusion of Lenovo’s Active Pen 2, JBL Speakers and implementation of Fingerprint Reader over the use of IR for Windows Hello biometric authentication.
The C730 is a heftier laptop at 4.16lbs but includes a 15.6 screen and battery capacity for use of up to 8 continuous hours.
Unfortunately, the C730 isn’t destined for the US market anytime soon.
Lenovo Yoga A940
Starting at: $2349.99 Available: March 2019
Moving away from laptops and onto desktops and All-in-ones. Lenovo is extending its Yoga branding to the A940 which is an All-in-One with a rotating 27″ 4K display that offers pen support and Precision Dial optimized for Adobe’s suite of creative software.
The A940 comes in two variants that offer either a 27″ UHD or QHD IPS touchscreen with up to 32GBs of DDR4 RAM, up to 2TB SATA HDD storage and AMD Radeon RX560 graphics.
While not as arguably sleek as the Surface Studio, the Yoga A940 offers every bit of power and functionality of top tier desktops, fully equipped with four USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0, one USB 3.1 and one Thunderbolt port as well as 3-in-1 card reader and audio jack.
Another neat feature is the integrated wireless charging dock for smartphones that offers additional utility and convenience not found in most desktop offerings.
Lenovo Yoga Mouse with Laser Presenter
Starting at: $69.99 Available: June 2019
Getting into accessories territory, Lenovo is introducing its updated mouse option with the Lenovo Yoga Mouse for 2019 that includes an optical sensor for Laser powered presentations. The two position mouse is slimmer than previous Lenovo mouse offerings at only 14mm when flat, and supports touch scrolling, similar to Microsoft’s latest Surface Arc Mouse.
The Yoga Mouse also packs a rechargeable battery that should last up to two months on a charge.Further reading: 4K, A940, All-in-one, AMOLED, C730, CES 2019, JBL, Lenovo, Microsoft, S940, Yoga Mouse