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[IFA 2019] Lenovo Launches New Yoga PCs with Smarter Technology

by Aiman MaulanaSeptember 6, 2019
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[IFA 2019] Lenovo Launches New Yoga PCs with Smarter Technology

[IFA 2019] Lenovo Launches New Yoga PCs with Smarter Technology

At the Lenovo Tech Life event at IFA 2019 in Berlin, Germany, Lenovo has launched a slew of new consumer-centric Yoga PCs with an emphasis on smarter technology. It is designed to be an even more integral part of the average consumers’ daily lives, just like a smartphone.

The new Lenovo Yoga PCs coming our way are the Yoga S740, Yoga C940, Yoga C740, and Yoga C640 laptops. All of these machines are engineered in partnership with Intel as part of Project Athena. They are said to be among the thinnest, lightest, and most intuitive AI-enabled devices around.

Smarter Technology for Everyone

There are a bunch of notable new features that will be available in these new machines. Allow me to break it down for you so you can understand what they’re trying to offer you.

Super Resolution

[IFA 2019] Lenovo Launches New Yoga PCs with Smarter Technology

One of the more interesting new features available in the series is Super Resolution. What it does is it upsamples a video by one notch, up to a maximum of Full HD 1080p resolution. Meaning here that if you’re on 480p, it will turn into 720p HD, but if you’re already on 720p HD, it will be upscaled to 1080p Full HD.

This will make videos look sharper or aesthetically more pleasing for your viewing pleasure. It will be available when used with Windows Media Player. Super Resolution will be available 14-inch Yoga C940 and Yoga S740.

Q-Control

Named after device keys used to toggle specific modes, Q-Control can dynamically boost a laptop’s battery life with the help of the AI-powered Intelligent Cooling Mode. It monitors the device’s temperature and subsequently provides a more precise control of the cooling fans.

Combining Q-Control with the new Modern Standby feature, which allows your Yoga laptops to perform background tasks while in Sleep Mode and can instantly wake the machine up, you have yourself a power-efficient and convenient machine to take wherever you go. This new feature alone is said to be capable of giving you an additional 15% to 20% of battery life.

Amazon Alexa Integrations and Innovations

[IFA 2019] Lenovo Launches New Yoga PCs with Smarter Technology

There are also innovations on the AI assistant end, particularly Amazon Alexa. There are three new updates for it which includes Lock Screen Support, updated smart home visuals, and multi-language support

On the matter of Lock Screen Support, you can speak to Alexa whether the laptop lid is open, closed, or even asleep. You will still get an instant response, something more akin to smartphones.

And then, selected Yoga machines will feature the familiar visual experience people are used to seeing when managing smart home devices with the Alexa mobile app. There will also be a multi-language support, where you can communicate in more than just one language without changing any settings. At the moment, only the English and German language are present but we expect to see more languages down the road.

On the matter of the machines themselves, we’ve listed the specifications right below here:

Yoga S740

CPUUp to 10th Gen Intel Core i7
RAM8GB / 16GB LPDDR4X RAM
GPUIntel UHD Graphics 620
NVIDIA GeForce MX250 2GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
StorageUp to 1TB PCIe SSD
SoftwareMicrosoft Windows 10 Home
Connectivity2×2 WiFi 6 (802.11ax)
2 x USB 3.1 Type-C (Thunderbolt, DisplayPort 1.2,
1 x USB 3.1 Gen2
1 x 3-in-1 microSD reader
Display14″ UHD (3840 x 2160), VESA400 HDR IPS with Dolby Vision, 500 nits, DCI-P3
14″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS with Dolby Visionm 400 nits, 72% NTSC
15.6″ UHD (3840 x 2160), VESA400 HDR IPS with Dolby Vision, with / without Touchscreen, 500 nits
AudioDolby Atmos speakers
1 x 3.5mm combo jack
Power62 WHr battery
Dimensions322.35 x 212 x 14.9 mm (14-inch)
357.12 x 243.33 x 17.7 mm (15-inch)
Weight1.4 kg (14-inch)
1.9kg (15-inch)

Yoga C940

CPUUp to 10th Gen Intel Core i7
Up to 9th Gen Intel Core i9
RAM8GB / 16GB LPDDR4X RAM< Up to 16GB DDR4/td>
GPUIntel UHD Graphics 960 / 950
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
StorageUp to 1TB PCIe SSD
Intel Teton Glacier up to SSD 32GB + 1TB
SoftwareMicrosoft Windows 10 Home
Connectivity2×2 WiFi 6 (802.11ax)
2 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C (PD, Thunderbolt, DisplayPort)
1 x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen2
1 x 3-in-1 microSD reader
Display14″ UHD (3840 x 2160), VESA DisplayHDR 400 HDR, 500 nits, 100% sRRGB
14″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS with Dolby Visionm 400 nits, 100% sRRGB
15.6″ UHD (3840 x 2160), VESA DisplayHDR, 500 nits, 72% NTSC
15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080), VESA DisplayHDR, 500 nits, 72% NTSC
AudioRotating Sound Bar with Dolby Atmos
1 x 3.5mm combo jack
PowerUp to 17.5 hours
Dimensions320.6 x 215.2 x 14.1 mm (14-inch)
355.5 x 238.5 x 17.5 mm (15-inch)
Weight1.35 kg (14-inch)
1.9kg (15-inch)

Yoga C740

CPU10th Gen Intel Core i5 / i7
RAMUp to 16GB DDR4
GPUIntel Integrated Graphics
StorageUp to 1TB PCIe SSD / 32GB + 512GB Intel Optane Memory H10 (2nd wave)
SoftwareMicrosoft Windows 10 Home
Connectivity2×2 WiFi 6 (802.11ax)
2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C (PD, DisplayPort)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A (2 x for 15-inch)
1 x Novo Button
Display14″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS with Dolby Vision, Touchscreen, 300 nits, 72% NTSC
15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) VESA400 HDR with Dolby Vision, Touchscreen, 500 nits
15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS with Dolby Vision, Touchscreen, 250 nits
AudioDolby Atmos speakers
1 x 3.5mm combo jack
PowerUp to 15 hours
Dimensions321.8 x 214.6 x 14.9 mm (14-inch)
357.8 x 235.35 x 16.02 mm (15-inch)
Weight1.37 kg (14-inch)
1.85kg (15-inch)

Yoga C640

CPU10th Gen Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7
RAM8GB / 16GB DDR4
GPUIntel HD Graphics 620
StorageUp to 512GB PCIe SSD
SoftwareMicrosoft Windows 10 Home
Connectivity2×2 WiFi 6 (802.11ax), 4G LTE
1 x USB 3.1 Type-C (USB, DisplayPort)
2 x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen1
1 x microSIM card slot
Display13.3″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS touchscreen display, up to 500 nits
AudioUser-facing Stereo Speakers
1 x 3.5mm combo jack with Dolby Atmos
PowerUp to 20 hours
Dimensions306.8 x 204.48 x 16.1 mm
Weight1.3 kg

 

The list that we have shows that it will be available for Europe, Middle East, and Africa mostly in September, with some variants only available starting October. As for availability and pricing in Malaysia / Asia Pacific, that will be announced later on.

Pokdepinion: Kinda wish I could take some of these machines back home to Malaysia. Not that I particularly need a laptop but it’s hard to say no if someone offers it.

About The Author
Aiman Maulana
Jack of all trades, master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one. YouTuber, video editor, tech head, and a wizard of gaming. What's up? :)

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