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Lenovo Yoga S940 hands-on




The Lenovo Yoga S940 is part of Lenovo’s premium line. It features an amazing display, an 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor, and weighs only 1.15kg. As such, this product isn’t for everybody. If the creative professionals felt left out in our last two Lenovo laptop reviews, then this might be the one for you. Today, we’ll be giving you our initial thoughts, as well as a 360° tour of the Lenovo Yoga S940.

Being a premium product, the Lenovo Yoga S940 comes in a pretty looking box that has the Yoga branding on top.

Included in the box are the power brick, startup literature, and the laptop itself.

The Lenovo Yoga S940 is equipped with a 13.9-inch UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS display capable of outputting 500 nits of brightness with Vesa HDR400 certification. As expected, colors are punchy, and the contrast is great. Within the top bezel, you can find the webcam and IR camera underneath the glass.

The edge also contours to the side, making the bezels even slimmer and look more premium.

Similar to the IdeaPad 145 and S540, the Lenovo Yoga S940 also has a minimalistic design. The top is entirely void of design except for the Yoga branding on the top left.

Underneath, there are three rubber feet, a large intake grill, as well as speaker grills on both sides.

In front, there’s a ledge that assists you when lifting the lid, with Yoga 9 Series engraved on it.

Located on the left are the USB-C power port and 3.5mm headphone jack.

On the right, there are two thunderbolt ports.

The large hinge behind spans the entire laptop and offers up to around 145° tilt.

The keyboard is the standard scissor-switch, chiclet-style keyboard with U keys also found on the Lenovo S145 and Lenovo S540. Like the other two Lenovo laptops we recently reviewed, the keys have little to no pretravel and short post-travel. It’s a compact TKL with the arrow keys sharing the nav keys and can be accessed using the Function key. Keys feel inconsistent as well when pressed on the side. The keyboard does have white backlighting that can be toggled by pressing the Fn key + Spacebar.

There are speaker grills on the sides, however, when we played music, only the ones on the bottom were playing audio.

The touchpad has a matte finish to it; hence, it attracts fingerprints, but surprisingly not oil. It’s smooth, responsive, and sensitive with tactile LMB and RMB underneath.

In terms of performance, our model came with an Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB of SSD storage. With its fantastic display, we can tell that the Lenovo Yoga S940 targets creative professionals who need extra horsepower for editing and rendering on the go. Stay tuned for our in-depth review to see how well the Lenovo Yoga S940 performs.

The Lenovo Yoga S940 is available in all major electronic stores and retails for PHP 115,995.

Lenovo Yoga S940 specs:
14-inch UHD IPS display
Windows 10 Home
Intel Core i7-8565U
Intel HD Graphics 620
16GB LPDDR4X 3,733 MHz RAM
512GB PCIe SSD
WiFi 802.11 AC (2 x 2)
Bluetooth 5.0
720p Webcam
IR Camera w/ microphone
2 x USB-C Thunderbolt
1 x USB-C (DC-in + USB 3.1 Gen 1)
3.5mm headphone / mic combo
319.3mm x 197.4mm x 12.2mm
1.17kg



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