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CES 2019

Lenovo Yoga S940 Delivers AI Smarts & Stunning 4K Display

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The new Lenovo Yoga S940 announced in January at CES 2019 is a premium ultra-slim laptop with a focus on entertainment, hardware and AI software in a new precision-crafted aluminum shell. Between the powerful internals, tiny bezels and 90% screen-to-body-ratio contour glass 13.9-inch display, this is one laptop worth waiting for.

Coming in at under a half an inch thick and just 2.64 lbs, this laptop is small, lightweight, portable, and stylish like a MacBook Pro. Similar to the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the Yoga S940 comes with multiple screen options, including a Dolby Vision 4K HDR model, up to 1TB of space, and a new Lenovo Smart Assist AI feature suite.

Perhaps the best part of that premium screen is the contoured glass, which wraps around the edges into the bezel-free display and aluminum frame. It all blends together with a level of precision anyone can appreciate. The most impressive part of this laptop is the screen, which just stuns you the moment you open the lid. I’ve never seen a laptop with a screen this great. Read on for more details.

  • The Lenovo YOGA S940 has a stunning 4K HDR display you’ll absolutely love
  • Expect a mid-May 2019 release date
  • Starting price of $1,499

Lenovo’s new Yoga S940 is one sleek laptop. Customers have asked for an aluminum body for years, and they finally delivered. Using a new precision-crafted aluminum process they managed to keep it lightweight, 0.48″ thick, yet still remain durable. Typically thin aluminum isn’t very strong, but Lenovo assured us this device meets all its usual requirements.

As expected, this 13.9-inch laptop comes with the latest Intel 8th Gen Core i7 processors, 8/16GB of RAM, and up to 1TB of SSD storage. That beautiful bezel-free screen is either a 4K UHD (3840 x 2400) HDR display with 500 nits of brightness or a more affordable FHD 1080p IPS Dolby Vision panel. Again, the star of the show is the screen. It’s like a premium smartphone display inside a laptop.

If the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 lineup is too businessy for you, the Yoga S940 is a great alternative. It’s the perfect mix between everything they have to offer and will help you with that work-life balance. Whether that’s enjoying movies on the beautiful screen, working on the go, or using the Smart Assist features for conference calls and enhanced security.

Lenovo Smart Assist Features

  • Zero-touch login with IR camera array (almost like FaceID)
  • Eye-tracking moves content from display to monitor with glance
  • Walk away from your S940 and the screen goes black for privacy
  • Background unfocuses during video calls, keeping the focus on what matters
  • Auto-leveling software filters out background noise so your voice is clear
    on video & voice calls
  • Smart Voice recognizes only your voice with Alexa & Cortana
  • Optional 4K UHD HDR display with Dolby Vision and Atmos support
  • Choose of 8/16GB DDR4 memory & Up to 1TB PCIe SSD

In case you didn’t notice, Lenovo is using a “reserve notch” with the screen. Instead of a notch cutting into the display, like the iPhone X, the front camera and IR sensors bulge above the screen. Delivering a better overall experience.

Again, Lenovo is offering multiple versions, including Intel’s 8th Gen Core i7 processors, 8/16GB of RAM, and up to 1TB of SSD storage. As for ports and connectivity, you’ll enjoy two USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports, and a single regular USB-C port. Sadly we only get one USB-C port, and Lenovo ditched the regular full USB-A port. It’s unfortunate, but most of the industry is doing the same thing.

So, when can you get your hands on this stunning new laptop? The Lenovo YOGA S940 will hit shelves in May, starting at $1,499. That’s a little less than the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2019), in a similar sleek package.

All you really need to know is that this is one of the best laptop’s we’ve seen at CES that’s coming in the first half of 2019, and you have to see the screen to appreciate it.

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