Lenovo Debuts Unassumingly Powerful Yoga S740 Laptop

Alongside a ton of other announcements, Lenovo today is unveiling the new Yoga S740 laptop. While having a version number that lives below the IdeaPad S940, the S740 looks to be an even beefier version of that laptop with better processors, a potentially nicer screen, and improved graphics.

First things first, the S740 ships with your choice of a 14-inch or 15.6-inch display with up to a 4K resolution. With the right configuration, the display will be able to reach up to 500 nits of brightness which should be sufficient for any lighting conditions.

Above the display, you’ll find the necessary IR cameras for Windows Hello compatibility, while below the screen, there’s a backlit keyboard and sizeable trackpad.

Oh, I forgot to mention that there’s a physical shutter for the webcam. Y’know, in case you’re paranoid.

Inside, Lenovo provides up to a 10th-gen Intel Core i7 processor. However, this is only for the 14-inch model. The 15.6-inch model gets the previous 9th-gen processors but does get access to an Intel Core i9 in turn. Both models get up to 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of SSD storage, however.

In addition, Lenovo also gives the Yoga S740 Nvidia graphics. With the 14-inch model, you get Nvidia GeForce MX250 graphics, while the 15.6-inch variant gives you Nvidia GeForce GTX1650 graphics. Regardless of which variant you opt for, the laptop should handle some pretty serious gameplay and Chrome tabs all at once.

In terms of battery life, with the right model, you can expect up to 15 hours of usage out of the 14-inch model and up to 14 hours out of the 15.6-inch model. The 14-inch S740 ships with one USB-C port and two USB-A ports, while the 15.6-inch model comes with two USB-C ports and one USB-A port. both come with microSD card readers, headphone jacks, and Dolby Atmos speakers.

To accommodate this powerhouse of a laptop, Lenovo is attaching a premium price point. The Yoga S740 (or IdeaPad S740, as it’ll likely be known here in the States) will start at $1,449.99 when it goes on sale this October. There’s a good chance I’ll be getting a unit once it’s available, so be on the lookout for a review.

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