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Test and review Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML 2020

Test and review Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML 2020
Test and review Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML 2020

Intel Core i5-8265U 1.60 GHz, Turbo to 3.9GHz, 6MB Cache, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, Intel UHD Graphics 620

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML is equipped with a tenth generation Intel Core i processor and a fast SSD drive. Also, the laptop pleases with a good display and a long battery life.

The tenth generation of Intel Intel Core i are the most current processors. They include two versions with significantly different architecture in the range of 15 watts. The versions called Ice Lake are completely redesigned and designed primarily to save energy and aim for excellent graphics performance. The Intel series, code-named Comet Lake — which we are dealing with here at the 14-inch Lenovo — is just a minor revision of the famous Whiskey Lake processors. First of all, they promise a higher Boost frequency and therefore better short-term peak performance.

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML (81TC002RGE) is equipped with an Intel Core i5-10210U, 8 gigabytes of memory and a very fast SSD with 512 gigabytes of memory. Our tests show that the device provides excellent performance, especially with short-term peak loads. Yoga C740-14IML can maintain high frequency in Boost mode for quite some time and, thus, provides very good everyday performance. However, this mode is not intended for constant load. Lenovo relies on a quiet fan, so a thin laptop with a constant load does not reach the performance of other devices.

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML (81TC002RGE): great display

Good, though not perfect: the 14-inch display has not only touch input, but also a 360-degree hinge for tablet or presentation mode. In addition, with Full HD resolution (306 cd / m²) it shows excellent brightness. 98% sRGB color coverage promises rich colors.

The display supports HDR: if this feature is activated in Windows, you can play videos with a high dynamic range. Some disadvantages arise due to the mirror surface and viewing angle: the IPS panel in principle gives a pretty good viewing angle, which means that even when viewed from the side, color inversion does not occur, and the contrast is well preserved. But still, when viewing sideways, the contrast worsens faster than on other IPS panels. At the top of the display is a webcam that can be closed using a special shutter.

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML C740-14IML (81TC002RGE) display can play HDR video

C740-14IML (81TC002RGE) display can play HDR video

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Chic aluminum case with good input devices

In general, the aluminum case of the device looks gorgeous and the touch is also very pleasant. Despite the relatively sharp angles, the device lies well in the hand and has good bending strength. The backlit keyboard does not have a very high stroke depth, but it does have a surprisingly clear and pleasant sound, without annoying clicks. We did not find any minuses at the clickpad.

Underneath the arrow keys is a fingerprint sensor, which provides a safe and fast login to Windows. As for the sound of the laptop, two positive aspects can be noted right here: as already mentioned, the fan is almost inaudible even at full load. In addition, Dolby Atmos speakers are installed in the laptop. Of course, they do not provide surround sound at the level of a home Hi-Fi system, but for such a compact and small device it is very good and powerful.

Keyboard Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML (81TC002RGE): with backlight and with a very good response

10 Total Score
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML

Product Conclusion In the test, Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML (81TC002RGE) proved to be a very successful model. The device is equipped with a tenth generation Intel Core i processor and a very fast SSD drive. The laptop also pleased us with a good display, which, using the transformation function, allows us to turn the laptop into a tablet. We rate the mobility of the news as excellent. Despite the fact that the Yoga C740 is a small lightweight laptop with a transformer function, it has a long battery life. In addition, the price for a device with support for HDR and Dolby Atmos is quite fair.

High performance
10
Very good battery life
10
Quiet fan and good speakers
10
PROS
  • High performance
  • Very good battery life
  • Quiet fan and good speakers
  • There is a stylus and a transformer function
CONS
  • Acute angle housing
  • No HDMI connector
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