The Lenovo Yoga S940 is going to become one of the jewels of this 2019. A futuristic laptop that flirts with artificial intelligence and even with our eyes . And is that one of the novelties that this equipment brings is the option to use the look to bring content from the laptop screen to a monitor, block the contents when we are looking the other way or even detect if someone is spying behind our backs .
In addition, it is also a top-notch multimedia notebook, thanks to a 4K display with 4K resolution and Dolby Vision and a Dolby Atmos surround audio system. And all this with a really slim body of only 1.2 centimeters thick and 1.2 kilos of weight. Lenovo's Yoga S940 will hit the market from May, at a starting price of 1,700 euros . We tell you its main characteristics of this interesting model.
Lenovo Yoga S940 datasheet
|screen||14 inches with 4K resolution, IPS compatible with HDR and Dolby Vision|
|Processor and RAM||Up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7|
8GB RAM / 16GB RAM
|Internal memory||256GB, 512GB, or 1TB PCIe SSD|
|Graphic card||Intel Integrated Graphics|
|Battery||Up to 7.5 hours at 4K resolution|
Up to 15 hours with Full HD resolution
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home|
|Connections||3 USB Type-C ports, two compatible with Thunderbolt and one with USB 3.1|
|Dimensions and weight||31.9 x 19.7 x 1.2 cm|
|Featured Features||Dolby Atmos sound, camera capable of recognizing eye movements, artificial intelligence functions|
|Price||From 1,700 euros|
A futuristic camera to control the equipment
Beyond the design and technical characteristics, if the Yoga S940 stands out for something it is for its futuristic proposal. It is not the first time that we have tried to go this way, as we saw a few years ago with some HP models, but the idea has matured in the hands of Lenovo with its infrared camera capable of capturing the movements of the gaze. Among the most interesting things that it allows us to do, we have the option of sending the contents of the laptop's desktop directly to a monitor that we have connected… With the movement of our eyes.
It will also make it easy to unlock your computer at a glance. Although more interesting still seems to me the fact that the session is automatically blocked when we look away , so there is no problem of going to have a coffee or take a break without having to worry about manually suspending the equipment. Continuing down this path, the camera can detect at any time if someone is trying to snoop on the screen behind us.
Along with this camera we also have a built-in intelligent assistant that learns from the use we give the laptop to optimize aspects such as performance or autonomy. Also, you can blur the background of the screen when we are talking so that we are not distracted.
A laptop to work and to enjoy
Perhaps the most curious thing about the Lenovo Yoga S940 is that it lives between the functions that we have seen more typical of the professional environment and its possibilities as a multimedia team. This model incorporates a 14-inch screen of IPS technology with 4K resolution (four times more definition than Full HD). In addition, it is compatible with HDR content and is Dolby Vision certified, so we can enjoy more vivid colors and true to reality on platforms such as Netflix. And not only that, the brightness of this screen is up to 500 nits , a figure comparable to that of many high-end smartphones, which ensures that we can see the contents both at home and outdoors.
Along with this screen, a Dolby Atmos surround audio system is also incorporated that promises a good experience. Obviously it will never be comparable to a good speaker system, but it is an excellent addition to the day to day.
Design and power
Along with the screen and the camera, we must also highlight a very careful design. The company has worked to keep this equipment in a body thin and light enough to be easy to transport. Specifically, we are talking about a fineness of just 1.2 centimeters and a weight of 1.2 kilos. Lenovo has worked to minimize the display bezels so that the computer is as compact as possible and can be easily carried in a backpack.
In the bowels of the Lenovo Yoga S940 we find an eighth generation Intel Core processor (up to Intel Core i7, although the model is not specified), along with a RAM of 8 GB or 16 GB depending on the chosen configuration. As for the internal memory, we opt as expected for a PCIe-type SSD memory. This ultra-fast memory can be in a capacity of 256 GB, 512 GB or even 1 TB in the most powerful configuration.
Autonomy and price
Regarding autonomy, Lenovo gives two figures depending on whether we make use of 4K resolution or a more humble Full HD resolution, which can be more than enough to cope with the day to day. In fact, if we are going to take it with us on trips or use it regularly outside the home, it can be a good option to save autonomy time. And not a little. According to the data of the brand, it is capable of withstanding a time of up to 7.5 hours with 4K and double, 15 hours, in Full HD resolution.
To enjoy the Lenovo Yoga S940 we will have to wait until next May. Its price will start at 1,700 euros in the most basic configuration. In short, this is a model that draws a lot of attention for its infrared camera and artificial intelligence options. Of course, it remains to be seen if it is capable of meeting expectations, since it is a technology that has not quite taken off in computers. Regardless of this point, this is a premium laptop with an impressive screen and a really slim design. Aim high this Yoga S940.