Lenovo is definitely not lagging behind their competitors with their announcement of their new Yoga laptops and all-in-one. This time the focus seems to be on the display with the devices getting HDR, OLED or 4K treatment.
Lenovo Yoga S940
The Lenovo Yoga S940 is the latest in their ultraslim and line-up - at 12mm and 1.33kg. This time though, it comes with some innovative technology that could make it more of a hands-free experience.
Beside the front-facing infrared camera that supports Windows Hello, there is a built-in eye tracking software that lets you move content from the display to an external monitor, plus it blacks out the screen when you step away from the screen. As someone who has worked with eye-tracking computers back, these features are pretty neat - I wouldn’t want people snooping on my screen either. Lenovo has also collaborated with Amazon to bring Alexa to this device, addition to Microsoft Cortana.
The specification is what you would expect - 8th-gen Intel i7 processor with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB SSD, The display is available in Full HD and 4K, both supporting Dolby Vision for HDR.
Lenovo will launch the Yoga S940 in May 2019 starting at $1,500 (MYR6140)
Lenovo Yoga C730
Next up, the C730 is Lenovo’s new convertible laptop - sporting a 15.6-inch AMOLED display. A few merit of an AMOLED screen: 1.6 times as many colors as IPS displays, deep contrast with true black in dark scenes, and puts out less blue light for less eye strains. The display supports Lenovo’s Active Pen 2 for up to 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity.
Again, the C730 carries 8th-gen i7 processor with up to 16GB of RAM, however only up to 512GB SSD. The device is relatively thin and light as well at 17mm and ~1.88kg.
The Yoga C730 will be available in April 2019 starting at $1,650 (MYR6754).
Lenovo Yoga A940
Finally, Lenovo’s take on the all-in-one studio workstation - the Yoga A940. Aimed at digital content creators, this 17-inch display tilts down into a 25-degree angle and, of course, supports the Lenovo Active Pen. The display is available in QHD or 4K - both supporting Dolby Vision HDR, infrared camera for Windows Hello, and TrueBlock Privacy shutters. A Precision Dial changeable between the left or right side is optimised for Adobe Photoshop. Lightroom, Illustrator and more.
Similarly, it will carry an 8th-gen i7 processor up to 32GB of RAM and up to 512GB SSD with up to 2TB HDD. But it’s packing better graphical performance with the AMD Radeon RX560 graphics card. The Yoga A940 also has speakers at the base that is enhanced by a Dolby Atmos speaker system.
The Yoga A940 will be launching in March 2019 starting at $2,350 (MYR9620).