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Lenovo’s new Yoga S940 is all about its impressive display

Lenovo’s new Yoga S940 is all about its impressive display

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Contoured glass and no more bezels

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Lenovo has experimented with slimming down its Yoga display bezels over the years, with varying degrees of success. The Yoga 910 attempted it back in 2016, but it kept a huge chin that really spoiled the look. That same chin persisted on the Yoga 920 and even last year’s Yoga C930, but Lenovo is finally removing it for its 2019 Yoga.

Lenovo’s new Yoga S940 is all about its display. Lenovo is using a 13.9-inch panel that will ship in either a 4K variant with HDR400 support or 1080p model with Dolby Vision HDR. The most interesting aspect of the display is Lenovo’s use of contoured glass. It’s the type of rounded and wraparound glass that we’ve seen in many modern smartphones, and it helps make the Yoga S940’s bezels look even thinner.

Photo by Vlad Savov / The Verge
Photo by Vlad Savov / The Verge
Photo by Vlad Savov / The Verge
Photo by Vlad Savov / The Verge

Lenovo has also created a reverse notch

Another display change that helps trim the bezels is the webcam placement. Lenovo has opted for a reversed notch up top, much like Asus, to fit the webcam in and still keep slim bezels. The webcam supports facial recognition using Windows Hello, but Lenovo is also adding some smart presence features on top. Eye tracking will allow you to move content from the display to an external monitor just by glancing, and the screen will also dim to black if you step away from the laptop.

Inside, Lenovo is using Intel’s 8th Gen Core i7 processors, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 1TB of PCIe SSD storage. There are also two USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports, and a single regular USB-C port. That’s right, Lenovo has dropped the regular full USB-A port in favor of our USB-C future. The timing seems right as the majority of the industry is moving aggressively to USB-C, even if Microsoft is still dragging its feet. Lenovo is now planning to release the Yoga S940 in May, priced from $1,499.99.

Alongside the Yoga S940, Lenovo is launching another OLED Yoga years after the original ThinkPad version. The Yoga C730 includes a 4K OLED display, and it’s the main selling point of the machine. Sadly, the chin still remains on this particular Yoga, but you’ll get a 15.6-inch OLED panel to distract you. We were impressed with OLED laptops a few years ago, but we haven’t seen enough on the market yet. HP also returned to OLED this week with its own 15-inch Spectre x360. Unlike HP, Lenovo is actually pricing its Yoga C730 with OLED, and it will start at $1,649.99. Inside there’s an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 512GB of PCIe SSD storage.

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