Though it did outlast the Prestige 15 (7:55) and the ZenBook 15 (UX534F) (8:34), it couldn't even get past the Dell XPS 15 (2019), which ran for 8:48 with a 4K display and a GTX 1650 GPU. It's also significantly heavier than the 2.2-pound HP Elite Dragonfly, a business-focused convertible with the same 14-inch screen size that recently copped PCMag's Editors' Choice. CPU: Intel Core i7-9750H Color options for the aluminum chassis include the Iron Gray hue seen in the photos that accompany this review or the lighter Mica Silver of my review unit. In real-world testing, the Yoga C940 nailed 167 frames per second on the Dirt 3 benchmark, crushing the 61-fps premium laptop average. All is cool under the hood of the Lenovo Yoga C940. The inclusion of a USB-A port is welcome for connecting thumb drives and any other older peripherals you might have, but if you were hoping to connect the Lenovo to an external display you'll need a Thunderbolt 3 to DisplayPort or HDMI adapter, since there's no HDMI port. The keys were a little too stiff, and I would have been able to type faster if they were lighter. Any score above 4,000 in this test is excellent. Music sounded the best on the Music > Balanced setting. It supports 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity and charges by itself when docked in the chassis. Receive news and offers from our other brands? It gets up to 130 minutes of active use. And while it still gives off a premium aesthetic, it would be nice if Lenovo played around with some new colors. The base model will drop you down to $1,369, leaving you with 12GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. You'll also get Windows 10 bloatware, like Farm Heroes Saga, Candy Crush Friends and Hulu. Save for the 16-inch Apple MacBook Pro, I haven't heard good laptop speakers for quite a long time, but the Yoga C940's soundbar hinge made my ears shiver with pleasure. In an interesting twist, Lenovo also offers a 15.6-inch version of the C940, new this year. The differences are minor, and to my eyes they don't significantly impact the everyday viewing experience. When it came to applying a series of filters and effects to a JPEG image in Adobe Photoshop, which only uses maximum CPU power for short bursts, the C940 wasn't any faster than its competitors. They all have slightly different screen sizes. If you're looking for something a little different, consider taking a look at our best video editing laptops and best laptops under $1,000 pages. All versions come with 802.11ax wireless (Wi-Fi 6) and a 60-watt-hour battery. It also lost out to the 1TB SSD in the Prestige 15 (661 MBps) and the ZenBook 15 (771 MBps). The Lenovo Yoga C940's 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080 display is surprisingly bright and relatively colorful. Apple Is Changing What '100 Percent Charged' Means for MacBooks, Lenovo Re-Arms Its Legions: New Gaming PCs, With a Mix of Silicon, Coming in May, HP Targets MacBook Lovers With New Envy, ZBook Laptops, AMD to Power More Chromebooks With Ryzen, Athlon '3000 C-Series' Chips, Which CPU Should You Buy? On the Geekbench 4.3 overall performance test, the Yoga C940 nailed 21,825, crushing the 16,821 premium laptop average. I banged out 70 words per minute on the typing test, which matches my current average. Intel Core i5 vs. i7, How Fast Is Apple's M1 Chip? The Yoga comes with a one-year warranty for parts and labor, with additional years of coverage and accidental damage protection available at extra cost. Hurry! Together, the system offers some of the best sound quality I've encountered from a laptop. Lenovo flaunts its speaker hinge in the back, and when you open the machine up using its protruding lip, you can see it in the front as well. The bezels are pleasantly narrow, thanks to the extra space that the protruding webcam provides. You will receive a verification email shortly. After the Yoga C940 continuously surfed the web over Wi-Fi at 150 nits of brightness, its battery died after 8 hours and 46 minutes, which is just above the 8:41 premium laptop average. While the Yoga C940's competitors boasted the same GPU, it beat both the Prestige 15 (6,816) and the ZenBook 15 (6,783). No dedicated video output or SD card reader. A sleek ultraportable with a 360-degree hinge, the Lenovo Yoga C940 (starts at $1,169; $1,624.99 as tested) is adept as serving as a mobile home theater, productivity partner, and digital canvas. It also beat the Core i7-10710U CPU in the Prestige 15 (19,022) and the Core i7-10510U CPU in the Asus ZenBook 15 (17,866). Lenovo's speaker-hinge was aided by the Dolby Atmos Speaker System audio app. Size: 14 x 9.4 x 0.7~0.8 inches The Lenovo Yoga C940 (15-inch) sports a gray aluminum chassis accompanied by an elegant glossy Yoga logo in the top-left corner. Lenovo's Yoga brand pioneered the 2-in-1 category, and the 360-degree convertible hinge is one area where the company has always set the pace. All configurations of the Yoga C940 feature the same port selection, which includes two Thunderbolt 3 ports that also support USB 3.1 Type-C, one USB 3.1 Type-A port, and a combination audio jack. You can also mess with some battery settings and security settings as well. While the Yoga C940 is not intended to be a gaming or multimedia content creation laptop, it will do in a pinch, thanks in part to the efficiency of its 10th-generation CPU and Intel Iris Plus integrated graphics. New MacBook Pro with M1 gets shocking price drop in Black Friday deal, Quick! It also beat the Prestige 15's average, which was 23fps. The webcam has a neat privacy shutter slider, and the deck features a fingerprint reader on the right-hand side. Again, the difference is small, but even a couple of ounces matter for people who carry their laptops with them day in and day out. At 4.4 pounds and 14 x 9.4 x 0.7~0.8 inches, the Yoga C940 is a little too bulky compared with other 15-inch laptops. The hottest that the machine got was 89 degrees, located just above the F10 key. They're more comfortable than the magnetic key switches of the Dell convertible, though not quite as comfortable as the keys of many larger Lenovo ThinkPad laptops. In addition, the Yoga C940's battery could have been better for a laptop with a 1080p panel. Meanwhile, the balls-to-the-wall model will net you a Core i9-9880H CPU with vPro, a 2TB SSD and a 4K display, all for $2,349. AirPods Pro hit all-time low of $169 in Black Friday deal, Hurry! However, the screen was sharp enough to reveal sharp strands of hair on Tzi Ma's head. The pen also comes with two buttons that you can program yourself in the Lenovo Pen Settings app. The center of the keyboard and touchpad hit 87 degrees and 80 degrees, respectively. Gray is in vogue in the ultraportable world and I think it looks more modern, so I'd spring for that color given the choice. It Depends on the App, Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch (M1, Late 2020). On the Middle-earth: Shadow of War test (Ultra, 1080p), the Yoga C940 achieved 40 fps over the Prestige 15's 31 fps. A graduate of Middlebury College, Tom also has a master's journalism degree from New York University. Thanks to the Windows 10 precision drivers, the three-finger tabbing and two-finger scrolling worked well. The Yoga C940 hit 55 fps on the Hitman benchmark (Ultra, 1080p), which slides past the Prestige 15's 47 fps. For $1,639 (starting at $1,369), the Yoga C940 offers a strong performance and graphics combined with strong speakers, a bright 15.6-inch display and a bunch of useful security features. It won over the ZenBook 15 (153 fps), but fell short of the Prestige 15 (181 fps). The Yoga C940's slim, aluminum chassis feels premium and is quite portable. The base configuration of the Yoga C940 includes an Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB of system memory, and a 256GB solid-state drive. Tom is PCMag's San Francisco-based news reporter. We recently reviewed the 14-inch model of the Lenovo Yoga C940, which is arguably one of the best laptops around, but the Yoga C940 (15-inch) doesn't exactly live up to the hype. For a 15-inch laptop that's not the MacBook Pro, the Lenovo Yoga C940 is incredibly scant on ports. But, if you're looking for a premium machine with powerful performance and graphics, the Lenovo Yoga C940 is a solid overall laptop. I noticed that the viewing angles weren't particularly great as well, as I needed to look at the dead center of the screen to see everything as bright as it should be. However, the Yoga C940's slightly larger screen does bring a commensurate increase in weight. For $1,799, you can go with the MSI Prestige 15, which offers a more colorful 4K display comboed with nearly equivalent battery life, as well as a slimmer and more visually attractive design.