Lenovo Yoga C940 (14-inch) review: A little extra screen and a lot to like

If you’ve ever reached for your phone instead of your laptop simply because it’s faster to wake up, unlock and start working, you’ll appreciate what Lenovo’s Yoga C940 can do. The company’s flagship 14-inch two-in-one is an Intel Project Athena device, a select group of laptops co-engineered with Intel to perform more like your phone. While I never felt like its predecessor, the C930, was slow, it’s surprising how responsive the C940 feels by comparison.

Like

  • Overall faster processor and graphics performance
  • Improved display quality
  • Excellent feature set for its price

Don’t Like

  • Included pen is a little small
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Lenovo Yoga C740 (14-inch) review: A great 2-in-1 MacBook Air alternative

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Whenever someone asks me for a Windows alternative to the MacBook Air, my answer for more than a year has been either the Lenovo IdeaPad 730S or the two-in-one Yoga 730 generally because they cost less, but give you a similar look and feel and potentially better performance. They’re just great ultraportables for normal, everyday home office or school work and the Lenovo Yoga C740 is no different. 

Like

  • Slim, lightweight all-metal body.
  • Privacy shutter for webcam.
  • Excellent everyday performance and battery life for the money.

Don’t Like

  • Memory is soldered on.
  • No Thunderbolt 3.

The C740,

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