• USB 3.1 Type-A
  • 2 USB Type-C Gen 1 (power delivery, DisplayPort)
  • 3.5mm combo jack

Appearance

  • Left side: 2 x USB Type-C Gen 1 (power delivery, DisplayPort), 3.5 mm combo jack
  • Right side: power button, classic USB 3.1 Type-A
  • Interior: fingerprint scanner under the keyboard

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

Yoga lettering pressed into body

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

When folded, the laptop feels tactile like two pieces of metal interlocked

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

2 USB Type-C Gen 1 (power delivery, DisplayPort), 3.5mm combo jack

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

Power button, classic USB 3.1 Type-A

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

The connector can be powered when the laptop is turned off. This can be disabled in the proprietary Lenovo application

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

There are two rubberized leg strips on the bottom surface

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

Successful design from the rear

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

Non-standard screws, but no reason to look inside the laptop

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

The hinges of the laptop are made in such a way that it opens 360 degrees

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

There is minimal branding in the design. On the outer cover, the inscription Yoga, and on the inner surface (where the keyboard) is the “tag” Lenovo

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

Outwardly, this is a typical business laptop that will not catch the eye and attract too much attention

Given the price tag of the device from 84 thousand rubles, as well as the brand "Yoga", it is obvious that this is a premium laptop with attention to detail. Accordingly, there can be no complaints about the assembly. The laptop is made of metal. When folded, it tactilely feels like two interlocked pieces of metal.

There is minimal branding in the design. On the outer cover, the inscription Yoga, and on the inner surface (where the keyboard is) the "tag" Lenovo.

The hinges of the laptop are made in such a way that it opens up to 360 degrees and can be used as a tablet. The weight of 1.4 kg, as well as the touch screen make it easy to do.

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

Often being able to open a laptop 180 degrees is very useful. In this case, you lean your laptop on the steering wheel and you can quite conveniently answer letters

Outwardly, this is a typical business laptop that will not catch the eye and attract too much attention. Perhaps the only disadvantage of the design is that the laptop cannot be opened with one hand. On the other hand, this is done because this is a 2-in-1 device and it is impossible for the loops to walk.

Screen and media

The laptop has a 14-inch screen with fairly thin bezels for 2020. This is an excellent quality IPS panel that has all the properties of IPS panels: high viewing angles and color accuracy. The color gamut is almost 100% sRGB.

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The screen is glossy but has an anti-reflective coating. Despite the fact that the declared brightness is 300 nits, the laptop in the measurements showed an “honest” 330 nits. But miracles are not to be expected. When working next to a window, if the sun is there, then the screen glares. This does not interfere with the case, but, of course, it is unpleasant.

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

A little glare, but it does not interfere with the work

Touch screen. If you think that it is not needed, then you are mistaken. You will use regularly. It's very good and convenient. I had the older model of this series on the test. There, the stylus was built into the case, but here there is no stylus at all. This is a minus. I wonder why they decided to refuse. The small format of the laptop allows you to fold it and use it vertically to read documents.

A slightly unusual, but no less correct solution is to place the speakers on the inner panel on the sides of the keyboard. In my opinion, this position is optimal and improves the sound. It's interesting, but the inscription Harman Kardon or some other "sound" is not here. Just a message that the sound is Dolby Atmos certified. I liked the sound. For my taste, it is balanced, great for watching movies. Of course, there is no bass in it, and the maximum volume is at 82 dB, that is, the volume is the same as an average smartphone can produce when listening to music.

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There is a webcam with a privacy shutter above the monitor. I really like this elegant solution from Lenovo. But it is important to remember that the curtain simply covers the camera, but does not block the sound. The quality of the webcam wanted to write that typical. But recently I've been using this laptop for Zoom and Skype conferences and noticed that my picture quality is slightly better than most of the others, with the exception of those who used phones. “So that’s it,” I thought to myself, “it turns out there are also varieties here.” In any case, the weather does not.

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option Ultrabook Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML: good business option

From some features of the filling, it can be noted that Lenovo was not greedy and in my sample there was a terabyte SSD from Samsung. I immediately realized this as I ran a speed test. Something, but there is no better Samsung on the SSD memory market. They have the fastest disks, outperforming their competitors by at least 200-400 Mbps, both during and for recording. Usually, the manufacturer always installs different drive models in the same laptop. Accordingly, if possible, then try to check that there are Samsung or Toshiba (also recently added quite well). Believe me, super-fast SSDs work wonders and change the perception of the device. All programs, and even the operating system, load in half a second.

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

Speaking about performance, it should be noted that the laptop practically does not heat up during office work. While I was conducting synthetic tests, that is, I made it work to the maximum, I noticed the following. Wrist zones remain cold. The upper part of the keyboard becomes noticeably warm, but on the back side next to the ventilation grill, the laptop heats up significantly, which can even be called “hot”. My not the most accurate measurements showed a temperature of 44 degrees on the back surface.

Accordingly, the conclusion is obvious. Under maximum load, do not place the laptop on a soft surface and cover the exhaust holes.

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML Ultrabook: good business -option Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: good business option

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

I can positively answer that even under maximum load, the laptop remains almost silent. Noise does not exceed 37 dB. It is usually believed that a person begins to respond to sound from 40 dB.

All performance tests show a high headroom for processing all types of data except graphics. That is, the laptop is suitable for office tasks, simple photo processing in Photoshop, and is not suitable for games or video editing.

Only an SSD drive can be upgraded, RAM cannot be changed. This is the reality of ultrabooks.

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

Keyboard, touchpad, fingerprint reader

In terms of typing, the keyboard is great. Excellent key travel, very pleasant slight rustling when typing. Between the keys the correct distance, allowing you to type without typos. I scored a lot of articles on this laptop, and I was satisfied.

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

  • The operation of the function keys can be selected in Lenovo proprietary software. It is better to pin it to the quick access toolbar. So when working in office applications, I love when the F-keys are used in combinations, in everyday activities, on the contrary, it is easier to use them to adjust the sound volume, screen brightness.
  • The up and down arrow keys are paired and Home/End, PgUp/PgDn are placed on them. I don't like that.
  • But the PrintScreen, Insert and Delete buttons are separate.

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In promotional materials, the opening time is stated at the level of 13 hours. Quite achievable. But with my daily workload, including office applications, the Internet and a brightness of 50%, the laptop was quite able to last 9.5 hours.

Under maximum load, as when running synthetic tests, the laptop can last 2 hours + another 5 minutes.

If you leave your laptop in sleep mode, it will gradually discharge. My measurement showed that from midnight to 10 am the laptop was discharged by 7%. Accordingly, the discharge will be around 15-16% per day.

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

In reading mode, a laptop can easily last 13 hours

Impressions and competitors

In July-August, I had to travel a lot between St. Petersburg and Moscow, and work anywhere, but not at home. All this time, I enjoyed using the Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML with great pleasure. For this reason, I can safely recommend it for purchase. This is a reliable, durable laptop with excellent battery life. The aluminum case allows you not to be afraid of scratches, and put the laptop in a bag without a case. In the minuses, perhaps, you can write down the lack of HDMI or a slot for memory cards. On the one hand, the inability to change the RAM is a minus, on the other hand, these are the realities of ultrabooks.

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

In passing, I note that today if you buy an ultrabook, it is desirable that it be a 2-in-1 format, that is, with a touch screen and be able to unfold 360 degrees. In the car, train, plane, at home on the couch and in many other scenarios, you will repeatedly remember your Ocean View Apartment for Rent at Kawe a laptop with a kind word if it can spin. Ideally, if there is a stylus in the kit. Basically, manufacturers apply / sell an external stylus. The older model Lenovo Yoga C940 did just that.

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML Ultrabook: good business -option

Ultrabooks are the most common category on the market at the moment, so Lenovo has a wagon and a small cart. I recommend to pay attention to ASUS. These guys also got their hands on ultrabooks. ASUS ZenBook 13 or 14 are excellent examples. They do not have a touch screen, but it is matte. There are also options with Intel Iris Plus graphics.

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

Don't discount Dell's XPS either. Fine, but 13-inch models, similar in performance. There are no classic USB Type-A, but there is a slot for microSD. And the brightness of the screens is declared up to 500 nits.

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

One of Lenovo's latest generation ultrabooks. The main advantages, according to the manufacturer:

  • USB 3.1 Type-A
  • 2 USB Type-C Gen 1 (power delivery, DisplayPort)
  • 3.5mm combo jack

Appearance

  • Left side: 2 x USB Type-C Gen 1 (power delivery, DisplayPort), 3.5 mm combo jack
  • Right side: power button, classic USB 3.1 Type-A
  • Interior: fingerprint scanner under the keyboard

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

Yoga lettering pressed into body

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

When folded, the laptop feels tactile like two pieces of metal interlocked

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

2 USB Type-C Gen 1 (power delivery, DisplayPort), 3.5mm combo jack

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

Power button, classic USB 3.1 Type-A

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

The connector can be powered when the laptop is turned off. This can be disabled in the proprietary Lenovo application

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

There are two rubberized leg strips on the bottom surface

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

Successful design from the rear

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

Non-standard screws, but no reason to look inside the laptop

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

The hinges of the laptop are made in such a way that it opens 360 degrees

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

There is minimal branding in the design. On the outer cover is the inscription Yoga, and on the inner surface (where the keyboard) is the Lenovo “tag”

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

Outwardly, this is a typical business laptop that will not catch the eye and attract too much attention

Given the price tag of the device from 84 thousand rubles, as well as the brand "Yoga", it is obvious that this is a premium laptop with attention to detail. Accordingly, there can be no complaints about the assembly. The laptop is made of metal. When folded, it feels tactile like two pieces of metal interlocked.

There is minimal branding in the design. On the outer cover is the inscription Yoga, and on the inner surface (where the keyboard) is the “tag” Lenovo.

The hinges of the laptop are made in such a way that it opens up to 360 degrees and can be used as a tablet. The weight of 1.4 kg, as well as the touch screen, make this easy.

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

It is often very useful to be able to open a laptop 180 degrees. In this case, you lean your laptop on the steering wheel and you can quite conveniently answer letters

Outwardly, this is a typical business laptop that will not catch the eye and attract too much attention. Perhaps the only disadvantage of the design is that the laptop cannot be opened with one hand. On the other hand, this is done because this is a 2-in-1 device and it is impossible for the loops to walk.

Screen and multimedia

The laptop has a 14-inch screen with fairly thin bezels for 2020. This is an excellent quality IPS panel that has all the properties of IPS panels: high viewing angles and color accuracy. The color gamut is almost 100% sRGB.

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option Ultrabook Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML: good business option

The screen is glossy but has an anti-reflective coating. Despite the fact that the declared brightness is 300 nits, the laptop in the measurements showed an “honest” 330 nits. But miracles are not to be expected. When working next to a window, if the sun is there, then the screen glares. This does not interfere with the case, but, of course, it is unpleasant.

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

A little glare, but it does not interfere with the work

Touch screen. If you think that it is not needed, then you are mistaken. You will use regularly. It's very good and convenient. I had the older model of this series on the test. There, the stylus was built into the case, but here there is no stylus at all. This is a minus. I wonder why they decided to refuse. The small format of the laptop allows you to fold it and use it vertically to read documents.

A slightly unusual, but no less correct solution is to place the speakers on the inner panel on the sides of the keyboard. In my opinion, this position is optimal and improves the sound. It's interesting, but the inscription Harman Kardon or some other "sound" is not here. Just a message that the sound is Dolby Atmos certified. I liked the sound. For my taste, it is balanced, great for watching movies. Of course, there is no bass in it, and the maximum volume is at 82 dB, that is, the volume is the same as an average smartphone can produce when listening to music.

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option Ultrabook Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML: good business option

There is a webcam with a privacy shutter above the monitor. I really like this elegant solution from Lenovo. But it is important to remember that the curtain simply covers the camera, but does not block the sound. The quality of the webcam wanted to write that typical. But recently I've been using this laptop for Zoom and Skype conferences and noticed that the quality of my picture is slightly better than most of the others, with the exception of those who used phones. “So that’s it,” I thought to myself, “it turns out there are also varieties here.” In any case, the weather does not.

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option Ultrabook Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML: good business option

From some features of the filling, it can be noted that Lenovo was not greedy and in my sample there was a terabyte SSD from Samsung. I immediately realized this as I ran a speed test. Something, but there is no better Samsung on the SSD memory market. They have the fastest disks, outperforming their competitors by at least 200-400 Mbps, both during and for recording. Usually, the manufacturer always installs different drive models in the same laptop. Accordingly, if possible, then try to check that there are Samsung or Toshiba (also recently added quite well). Believe me, super-fast SSDs work wonders and change the perception of the device. All programs and the operating system are loaded in half a second.

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

Speaking about performance, it should be noted that the laptop practically does not heat up during office work. While I was conducting synthetic tests, that is, I made it work to the maximum, I noticed the following. Wrist zones remain cold. The upper part of the keyboard becomes noticeably warm, but on the back side next to the ventilation grill, the laptop heats up significantly, which can even be called “hot”. My not the most accurate measurements showed a temperature of 44 degrees on the back surface.

Accordingly, the conclusion is obvious. Under maximum load, do not place the laptop on a soft surface and cover the exhaust holes.

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML Ultrabook: good business -option Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: good business option

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

I can positively answer that even under maximum load, the laptop remains almost silent. Noise does not exceed 37 dB. It is usually believed that a person begins to respond to sound from 40 dB.

All performance tests show a high headroom for processing all types of data except graphics. That is, the laptop is suitable for office tasks, simple photo processing in Photoshop, and is not suitable for games or video editing.

Only an SSD drive can be upgraded, RAM cannot be changed. This is the reality of ultrabooks.

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

Keyboard, touchpad, fingerprint reader

In terms of typing, the keyboard is great. Excellent key travel, very pleasant slight rustling when typing. Between the keys the correct distance, allowing you to type without typos. I scored a lot of articles on this laptop, and was satisfied.

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

  • The operation of the function keys can be selected in Lenovo proprietary software. It is better to pin it to the quick access toolbar. So when working in office applications, I love when the F-keys are used in combinations, in everyday activities, on the contrary, it is easier to use them to adjust the sound volume, screen brightness.
  • The up and down arrow keys are paired and have Home/End, PgUp/PgDn placed on them. I don't like that.
  • But the PrintScreen, Insert and Delete buttons are separate.
  • The keyboard has two levels of milky white backlighting

The touchpad is standard in size 10.5 by 7 cm. It supports gestures perfectly, its lower part is pressed through, imitating mouse clicks.

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

Under the keyboard is a fingerprint scanner. Excellent accuracy, fast work. Not bad recognized even wet hands. I recommend using it. This is more convenient than entering a password.

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML Ultrabook: good business -option Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

Battery life

The laptop can be charged via USB Type-C connector, there are PowerDelivery functions. Unfortunately, I don't have any of the newfangled fast chargers for high power smartphones. But charging from realme at 30 W, as it were, charges the laptop, but it does it very slowly and only when it is turned off. With the development of mobile chargers in the future, you will not have to carry a classic 65W charging adapter with you.

In July-August, I had to travel a lot between St. Petersburg and Moscow, and work anywhere, but not at home. All this time, I enjoyed using the Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML with great pleasure. For this reason, I can safely recommend it for purchase. This is a reliable, durable laptop with excellent battery life. The aluminum case allows you not to be afraid of scratches, and put the laptop in a bag without a case. In the minuses, perhaps, you can write down the lack of HDMI or a slot for memory cards. On the one hand, the inability to change the RAM is a minus, on the other hand, these are the realities of ultrabooks.

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

In passing, I note that today if you buy an ultrabook, it is desirable that it be a 2-in-1 format, that is, with a touch screen and be able to unfold 360 degrees. In the car, train, plane, at home on the couch and in many other scenarios, you will repeatedly remember your Ocean View Apartment for Rent at Kawe a laptop with a kind word if it can spin. Ideally, if there is a stylus in the kit. Basically, manufacturers apply / sell an external stylus. The older model Lenovo Yoga C940 did just that.

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML Ultrabook: good business -option

Ultrabooks are the most common category on the market at the moment, so Lenovo has a wagon and a small cart. I recommend to pay attention to ASUS. These guys also got their hands on ultrabooks. ASUS ZenBook 13 or 14 are excellent examples. They do not have a touch screen, but it is matte. There are also options with Intel Iris Plus graphics.

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

Don't discount Dell's XPS either. Fine, but 13-inch models, similar in performance. There are no classic USB Type-A, but there is a slot for microSD. And the brightness of the screens is declared up to 500 nits.

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

One of Lenovo's latest generation ultrabooks. The main advantages, according to the manufacturer:

  • Dimensions and light weight
  • Modern filling with a 10th generation Intel processor
  • Long battery life
  • 2-in-1 touch screen format with stylus support

Speaking of Lenovo, one cannot fail to mention that the company has become the leader in the notebook market in terms of market share. And ultrabooks are one of the branded categories for Lenovo, where the company, as they say, got its hand, churning out various variations.

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

Specifications

  • Processor: Intel Core i7-10510U (1.80GHz, up to 4.90GHz Turbo Boost, 4 cores, 8MB
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4 2666MHz
  • Memory: up to 1TB PCIe SSD (2TB test version)
  • Screen: 14" FHD (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS Touch Anti-Glare Glossy 300 nits
  • Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics
  • Sound: 2 x 2W speakers flanked by Dolby Atmos keyboard, high sensitivity microphones
  • Battery: 51 Wh, 65 W power adapter, claimed battery life up to 13 hours, charging via Type-C
  • Camera: 720p with privacy shutter
  • Communication: Intel® 9560 802.11AC (2 x 2) & Bluetooth® 5.0
  • Keyboard: full size backlit
  • Touchpad: one-piece touchpad, supports gestures
  • Ports:
  • USB 3.1 Type-A
  • 2 USB Type-C Gen 1 (power delivery, DisplayPort)
  • 3.5mm combo jack

Appearance

  • Left side: 2 x USB Type-C Gen 1 (power delivery, DisplayPort), 3.5 mm combo jack
  • Right side: power button, classic USB 3.1 Type-A
  • Interior: fingerprint scanner under the keyboard

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

Yoga lettering pressed into body

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

When folded, the laptop feels tactile like two pieces of metal interlocked

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

2 USB Type-C Gen 1 (power delivery, DisplayPort), 3.5mm combo jack

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

Power button, classic USB 3.1 Type-A

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

The connector can be powered when the laptop is turned off. This can be disabled in the proprietary Lenovo application

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

There are two rubberized leg strips on the bottom surface

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

Successful design from the rear

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

Non-standard screws, but no reason to look inside the laptop

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

The hinges of the laptop are made in such a way that it opens 360 degrees

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

It is often very useful to be able to open a laptop 180 degrees. In this case, you lean your laptop on the steering wheel and you can quite conveniently answer letters

Outwardly, this is a typical business laptop that will not catch the eye and attract too much attention. Perhaps the only disadvantage of the design is that the laptop cannot be opened with one hand. On the other hand, this is done because this is a 2-in-1 device and it is impossible for the loops to walk.

Screen and multimedia

The laptop has a 14-inch screen with fairly thin bezels for 2020. This is an excellent quality IPS panel that has all the properties of IPS panels: high viewing angles and color accuracy. The color gamut is almost 100% sRGB.

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option Ultrabook Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML: good business option

The screen is glossy but has an anti-reflective coating. Despite the fact that the declared brightness is 300 nits, the laptop in the measurements showed an “honest” 330 nits. But miracles are not to be expected. When working next to a window, if the sun is there, then the screen glares. This does not interfere with the case, but, of course, it is unpleasant.

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

A little glare, but it does not interfere with the work

Touch screen. If you think that it is not needed, then you are mistaken. You will use regularly. It's very good and convenient. I had the older model of this series on the test. There, the stylus was built into the case, but here the stylus is not included at all. This is a minus. I wonder why they decided to refuse. The small size of the laptop allows you to fold it and use it vertically to read documents.

A slightly unusual, but no less correct solution is to place the speakers on the inner panel on the sides of the keyboard. In my opinion, this position is optimal and improves the sound. It's interesting, but the inscription Harman Kardon or some other "sound" is not here. Just a message that the sound is Dolby Atmos certified. I liked the sound. For my taste, it is balanced, great for watching movies. Of course, there is no bass in it, and the maximum volume is at the level of 82 dB, that is, the volume is the same as an average smartphone can produce when listening to music.

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option Ultrabook Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML: good business option

There is a webcam with a privacy shutter above the monitor. I really like this elegant solution from Lenovo. But it is important to remember that the curtain simply covers the camera, but does not block the sound. The quality of the webcam wanted to write that typical. But recently I've been using this laptop for Zoom and Skype conferences and noticed that my picture quality is slightly better than most of the others, with the exception of those who used phones. “So that’s it,” I thought to myself, “it turns out there are also varieties here.” In any case, the weather does not.

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Performance

Unfortunately, you can't tell much about performance. The laptop uses a 10th generation processor from Intel - Intel Core i7-10510U, but this is a version with graphics not Intel Iris Plus, but simply with Intel UHD. Thus, the laptop is good in calculations and other office affairs, you can process photos in Photoshop on it. But this is not Iris Plus, which allows you to run AAA games at minimum settings. However, of course, you can play "tanks". On the "ultra" settings, a little smoothness is not enough, but on the "medium" it flies. Well, you can't count on anything more serious. In The Witcher 3, unfortunately, I couldn’t get more than 15 fps at any settings and resolutions.

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From some features of the filling, it can be noted that Lenovo was not greedy and in my sample there was a terabyte SSD from Samsung. I immediately realized this as I ran a speed test. Something, but there is no better Samsung on the SSD memory market. They have the fastest disks, outperforming their competitors by at least 200-400 Mbps, both during and for recording. Usually, the manufacturer always installs different drive models in the same laptop. Accordingly, if possible, then try to check that there are Samsung or Toshiba (also recently added quite well). Believe me, super-fast SSDs work wonders and change the perception of the device. All programs, and even the operating system, load in half a second.

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

Speaking about performance, it should be noted that the laptop practically does not heat up during office work. While I was conducting synthetic tests, that is, I made it work to the maximum, I noticed the following. Wrist zones remain cold. The upper part of the keyboard becomes noticeably warm, but on the back side next to the ventilation grill, the laptop heats up significantly, which can even be called “hot”. My not the most accurate measurements showed a temperature of 44 degrees on the back surface.

Accordingly, the conclusion is obvious. Under maximum load, do not place the laptop on a soft surface and cover the exhaust holes.

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML Ultrabook: good business -option Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: good business option

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

I can positively answer that even under maximum load, the laptop remains almost silent. Noise does not exceed 37 dB. It is usually believed that a person begins to respond to sound from 40 dB.

All performance tests show a high headroom for processing all types of data except graphics. That is, the laptop is suitable for office tasks, simple photo processing in Photoshop, and is not suitable for games or video editing.

Only an SSD drive can be upgraded, RAM cannot be changed. This is the reality of ultrabooks.

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

Keyboard, touchpad, fingerprint reader

In terms of typing, the keyboard is great. Excellent key travel, very pleasant slight rustling when typing. Between the keys the correct distance, allowing you to type without typos. I scored a lot of articles on this laptop, and I was satisfied.

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

  • The operation of the function keys can be selected in Lenovo proprietary software. It is better to pin it to the quick access toolbar. So when working in office applications, I love when the F-keys are used in combinations, in everyday activities, on the contrary, it is easier to use them to adjust the sound volume, screen brightness.
  • The up and down arrow keys are paired and Home/End, PgUp/PgDn are placed on them. I don't like that.
  • But the PrintScreen, Insert and Delete buttons are separate.

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option Ultrabook Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML: good business option

In promotional materials, the opening time is stated at the level of 13 hours. Quite achievable. But with my daily workload, including office applications, the Internet and a brightness of 50%, the laptop was quite able to last 9.5 hours.

Under maximum load, as when running synthetic tests, the laptop can last 2 hours + another 5 minutes.

If you leave your laptop in sleep mode, it will gradually discharge. My measurement showed that from midnight to 10 am the laptop was discharged by 7%. Accordingly, the discharge will be around 15-16% per day.

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

In reading mode, a laptop can easily last 13 hours

Impressions and competitors

In July-August, I had to travel a lot between St. Petersburg and Moscow, and work anywhere, but not at home. All this time, I enjoyed using the Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML with great pleasure. For this reason, I can safely recommend it for purchase. This is a reliable, durable laptop with excellent battery life. The aluminum case allows you not to be afraid of scratches, and put the laptop in a bag without a case. In the minuses, perhaps, you can write down the lack of HDMI or a slot for memory cards. On the one hand, the inability to change the RAM is a minus, on the other hand, these are the realities of ultrabooks.

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML ultrabook: a good business option

In passing, I note that today if you buy an ultrabook, it is desirable that it be a 2-in-1 format, that is, with a touch screen and be able to unfold 360 degrees. In the car, train, plane, at home on the couch and in many other scenarios, you will repeatedly remember your Ocean View Apartment for Rent at Kawe a laptop with a kind word if it can spin. Ideally, if there is a stylus in the kit. Basically, manufacturers apply / sell an external stylus. The older model Lenovo Yoga C940 did just that.

  • Dimensions and light weight
  • Modern filling with a 10th generation Intel processor
  • Long battery life
  • 2-in-1 touch screen format with stylus support

Speaking of Lenovo, one cannot fail to mention that the company has become the leader in the notebook market in terms of market share. And ultrabooks are one of the branded categories for Lenovo, where the company, as they say, got its hand, churning out various variations.

Specifications

  • Processor: Intel Core i7-10510U (1.80GHz, up to 4.90GHz Turbo Boost, 4 cores, 8MB
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4 2666MHz
  • Memory: up to 1TB PCIe SSD (2TB test version)
  • Screen: 14" FHD (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS Touch Anti-Glare Glossy 300 nits
  • Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics
  • Sound: 2 x 2W speakers flanked by Dolby Atmos keyboard, high sensitivity microphones
  • Battery: 51 Wh, 65 W power adapter, claimed battery life up to 13 hours, charging via Type-C
  • Camera: 720p with privacy shutter
  • Communication: Intel® 9560 802.11AC (2 x 2) & Bluetooth® 5.0
  • Keyboard: full size backlit
  • Touchpad: one-piece touchpad, supports gestures
  • Ports:
  • USB 3.1 Type-A
  • 2 USB Type-C Gen 1 (power delivery, DisplayPort)
  • 3.5mm combo jack

Appearance

  • Left side: 2 x USB Type-C Gen 1 (power delivery, DisplayPort), 3.5 mm combo jack
  • Right side: power button, classic USB 3.1 Type-A
  • Inside: fingerprint scanner under the keyboard

Yoga lettering pressed into body

When folded, the laptop feels tactile like two pieces of metal interlocked

2 USB Type-C Gen 1 (power delivery, DisplayPort), 3.5mm combo jack

Power button, classic USB 3.1 Type-A

The connector can be powered when the laptop is turned off. This can be disabled in the proprietary Lenovo application

There are two rubberized leg strips on the bottom surface

Successful design from the rear

Non-standard screws, but no reason to look inside the laptop

The hinges of the laptop are made in such a way that it opens 360 degrees

There is minimal branding in the design. On the outer cover, the inscription Yoga, and on the inner surface (where the keyboard) is the “tag” Lenovo

Outwardly, this is a typical business laptop that will not catch the eye and attract too much attention

Given the price tag of the device from 84 thousand rubles, as well as the brand "Yoga", it is obvious that this is a premium laptop with attention to detail. Accordingly, there can be no complaints about the assembly. The laptop is made of metal. When folded, it feels tactile like two pieces of metal interlocked.

There is minimal branding in the design. On the outer cover is the inscription Yoga, and on the inner surface (where the keyboard) is the “tag” Lenovo.

The hinges of the laptop are made in such a way that it opens up to 360 degrees and can be used as a tablet. The weight of 1.4 kg, as well as the touch screen, make this easy.

It is often very useful to be able to open a laptop 180 degrees. In this case, you lean your laptop on the steering wheel and you can quite conveniently answer letters

Outwardly, this is a typical business laptop that will not catch the eye and attract too much attention. Perhaps the only disadvantage of the design is that the laptop cannot be opened with one hand. On the other hand, this is done because this is a 2-in-1 device and it is impossible for the loops to walk.

Screen and media

The laptop has a 14-inch screen with fairly thin bezels for 2020. This is an excellent quality IPS panel that has all the properties of IPS panels: high viewing angles and color accuracy. The color gamut is almost 100% sRGB.

The screen is glossy but has an anti-reflective coating. Despite the fact that the declared brightness is 300 nits, the laptop in the measurements showed an “honest” 330 nits. But miracles are not to be expected. When working next to a window, if the sun is there, then the screen glares. This does not interfere with the case, but, of course, it is unpleasant.

A little glare, but it does not interfere with the work

Touch screen. If you think that it is not needed, then you are mistaken. You will use regularly. It's very good and convenient. I had the older model of this series on the test. There, the stylus was built into the case, but here there is no stylus at all. This is a minus. I wonder why they decided to refuse. The small format of the laptop allows you to fold it and use it vertically to read documents.

A slightly unusual, but no less correct solution is to place the speakers on the inner panel on the sides of the keyboard. In my opinion, this position is optimal and improves the sound. It's interesting, but the inscription Harman Kardon or some other "sound" is not here. Just a message that the sound is Dolby Atmos certified. I liked the sound. For my taste, it is balanced, great for watching movies. Of course, there is no bass in it, and the maximum volume is at 82 dB, that is, the volume is the same as an average smartphone can produce when listening to music.

There is a webcam with a privacy shutter above the monitor. I really like this elegant solution from Lenovo. But it is important to remember that the curtain simply covers the camera, but does not block the sound. The quality of the webcam wanted to write that typical. But recently I've been using this laptop for Zoom and Skype conferences and noticed that the quality of my picture is slightly better than most of the others, with the exception of those who used phones. “So that’s it,” I thought to myself, “it turns out there are also varieties here.” In any case, the weather does not.

Performance

Unfortunately, you can't tell much about performance. The laptop uses a 10th generation processor from Intel - Intel Core i7-10510U, but this is a version with graphics not Intel Iris Plus, but simply with Intel UHD. Thus, the laptop is good in calculations and other office affairs, you can process photos in Photoshop on it. But this is not Iris Plus, which allows you to run AAA games at minimum settings. However, of course, you can play "tanks". On the "ultra" settings, a little smoothness is not enough, but on the "medium" it flies. Well, you can't count on anything more serious. In The Witcher 3, unfortunately, I couldn’t get more than 15 fps at any settings and resolutions.

From some features of the filling, it can be noted that Lenovo was not greedy and in my sample there was a terabyte SSD from Samsung. I immediately realized this as I ran a speed test. Something, but there is no better Samsung on the SSD memory market. They have the fastest disks, outperforming their competitors by at least 200-400 Mbps, both during and for recording. Usually, the manufacturer always installs different drive models in the same laptop. Accordingly, if possible, then try to check that there are Samsung or Toshiba (also recently added quite well). Believe me, super-fast SSDs work wonders and change the perception of the device. All programs, and even the operating system, load in half a second.

Speaking about performance, it should be noted that the laptop practically does not heat up during office work. While I was conducting synthetic tests, that is, I made it work to the maximum, I noticed the following. Wrist zones remain cold. The upper part of the keyboard becomes noticeably warm, but on the back side next to the ventilation grill, the laptop heats up significantly, which can even be called “hot”. My not the most accurate measurements showed a temperature of 44 degrees on the back surface.

Accordingly, the conclusion is obvious. Under maximum load, do not place the laptop on a soft surface and cover the exhaust holes.

I can positively answer that even under maximum load, the laptop remains almost silent. Noise does not exceed 37 dB. It is usually believed that a person begins to respond to sound from 40 dB.

All performance tests show a high headroom for processing all types of data except graphics. That is, the laptop is suitable for office tasks, simple photo processing in Photoshop, and is not suitable for games or video editing.

Only an SSD drive can be upgraded, RAM cannot be changed. This is the reality of ultrabooks.

Keyboard, touchpad, fingerprint reader

In terms of typing, the keyboard is great. Excellent key travel, very pleasant slight rustling when typing. Between the keys the correct distance, allowing you to type without typos. I scored a lot of articles on this laptop, and was satisfied.

  • The operation of the function keys can be selected in Lenovo proprietary software. It is better to pin it to the quick access toolbar. So when working in office applications, I love when the F-keys are used in combinations, in everyday activities, on the contrary, it is easier to use them to adjust the sound volume, screen brightness.
  • The up and down arrow keys are paired and have Home/End, PgUp/PgDn placed on them. I don't like that.
  • But the PrintScreen, Insert and Delete buttons are separate.
  • The keyboard has two levels of milky white backlighting

The touchpad is standard in size 10.5 by 7 cm. It supports gestures perfectly, its lower part is pressed through, imitating mouse clicks.

Under the keyboard is a fingerprint scanner. Excellent accuracy, fast work. Not bad recognized even wet hands. I recommend using it. This is more convenient than entering a password.

Battery life

The laptop can be charged via USB Type-C connector, there are PowerDelivery functions. Unfortunately, I don't have any of the newfangled fast chargers for high power smartphones. But charging from realme at 30 W, as it were, charges the laptop, but it does it very slowly and only when it is turned off. With the development of mobile chargers in the future, you will not have to carry a classic 65W charging adapter with you.

In promotional materials, the opening time is stated at the level of 13 hours. Quite achievable. But with my daily workload, including office applications, the Internet and a brightness of 50%, the laptop was quite able to last 9.5 hours.

Under maximum load, as when running synthetic tests, the laptop can last 2 hours + another 5 minutes.

If you leave your laptop in sleep mode, it will gradually discharge. My measurement showed that from midnight to 10 am the laptop was discharged by 7%. Accordingly, the discharge will be around 15-16% per day.

In reading mode, a laptop can easily last 13 hours

Impressions and competitors

In July-August, I had to travel a lot between St. Petersburg and Moscow, and work anywhere, but not at home. All this time, I enjoyed using the Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML with great pleasure. For this reason, I can safely recommend it for purchase. This is a reliable, durable laptop with excellent battery life. The aluminum case allows you not to be afraid of scratches, and put the laptop in a bag without a case. In the minuses, perhaps, you can write down the lack of HDMI or a slot for memory cards. On the one hand, the inability to change the RAM is a minus, on the other hand, these are the realities of ultrabooks.

In passing, I note that today if you buy an ultrabook, it is desirable that it be a 2-in-1 format, that is, with a touch screen and be able to unfold 360 degrees. In the car, train, plane, at home on the couch and in many other scenarios, you will repeatedly remember your Ocean View Apartment for Rent at Kawe laptop with a kind word if it can spin. Ideally, if there is a stylus in the kit. Basically, manufacturers apply / sell an external stylus. The older model Lenovo Yoga C940 did just that.

In passing, I note that today if you buy an ultrabook, it is desirable that it be in 2-in-1 format, that is, with a touch screen and be able to unfold 360 degrees. In the car, train, plane, at home on the couch and in many other scenarios, you will remember your Ocean View Apartment for Rent at Kawe Ocean View Apartment for Rent at Kawe a laptop with a kind word if it can spin. Ideally, if there is a stylus in the kit. Basically, manufacturers apply / sell an external stylus. The older model Lenovo Yoga C940 did just that.

Ultrabooks are the most common category on the market at the moment, so Lenovo has a wagon and a small cart. I recommend to pay attention to ASUS. These guys also got their hands on ultrabooks. ASUS ZenBook 13 or 14 are excellent examples. They do not have a touch screen, but it is matte. There are also options with Intel Iris Plus graphics.

Don't discount Dell's XPS either. Fine, but 13-inch models, similar in performance. There are no classic USB Type-A, but there is a slot for microSD. And the brightness of the screens is declared up to 500 nits.