This is the new Lenovo yoga c940 it hasn’t been talked about as much as say that Dell XPS 13 2 and 1 which is another project Athena based laptop. There’s a lot to like here and it’s actually one of the first laptops that have been Contain between Intel and Lenovo. As part of this project Athena innovation program which is basically a new standard for laptops.
Essentially if a laptop meets a certain spec like having the latest tenth-generation Intel processors a touchscreen an SSD. All-day battery Wi-Fi six a whole range of features that guarantee you’ll get a great experience from your laptop. It can be part of this new program hands up. If you’ve ever heard the term ultrabook because that’s actually something. Intel came up with a few years ago and that was aimed at a new generation of thin and light laptops with touchscreens and Intel processors. Ideal for on-the-go so Intel’s new project Athena innovation program is kind of like ultrabook 2.0 but it goes further. You’ll actually start to see this visual identifier on or around laptops.
The Lenovo yoga C940 is one of the first project Athena based laptops that you’ll be able to buy I’ve got the 14 inches, 4k model. Here a 10th generation Intel isolate i7 processor iris plus graphics 16 gigs of ram and a one terabyte SSD that’s a pretty impressive spec. It comfortably handles editing high-res photos in Lightroom but the real test for me is 4k video editing. I have to say I think largely thanks to the new iris + graphics which offered nearly double. The performance of Intel’s previous integrated graphics chip scrolling through the timeline playback and even exporting 4k videos.
It really is a big step up design-wise we get this all-aluminum body in this iron-gray color with really thin bezels around the top and sides of the screen. Although there is a fairly chunky chin at the bottom. It also has what Lenovo calls a reverse notch which means there’s room for a webcam at the top. It helps with opening the laptop hidden around the back you’ll find the built-in pen dock which houses and charges. Lenovo’s active pen it really is lovely to use supporting 4096 pressure points. It comes in handy for taking notes doodling marking on web pages or just messing around for the sake of shooting
We also get a rotating soundbar you can see here it’s built into the hinge. So whether you use it in sort of clamshell laptop modes like this or you spin. It around for tent mode stand mode or in fact use it just as a tablet then the soundbar with its Dolby Atmos tuned speakers are always facing towards you and you get really good sound quality and paired with that 508 HD our screen. Specifically the display HDR 400 standard it’s great for watching movies on Netflix or you know even catching up on the latest tech chat videos whatever floats your boat.
Here we also get a fingerprint media supports Windows hello Wi-Fi 6 for a faster more reliable connection and a USB type a and headphone mic jack. We get to superfast Thunderball 3 ports for charging connecting high-res monitors. Even external graphics cards for battery life. Well with the 4k model I’ve got here one hour of YouTube at 50% brightness in power saving mode used 16 percent of the battery. Considering the fact that this does have a 4k resolution. There’s also a 1080p option which I think maybe the better choice has given the 14-inch screen size.
You’ll get closer to 10 or 11 hours with that it also supports Lenovo’s rapid charge. So powered off a 1-hour charge top slot from 0 to 80% a couple of other neat features include instant on as soon as you open. The lid the screen wakes up and you’re ready to go straight away. It’s got some other AI smarts as well including super-resolution. So if you’re playing older say home movies or something through the Windows Media Player then this will actually upscale it to 1080p. There’s also a new AI-enhanced intelligent cooling mode that adjusts the fan and performance to keep everything cool and helps improve battery life. The latest 10th gen processors and the iris plus graphics are actually very impressive. So with things like instant-on Thunderball three fast SSDs the really really nice and comfortable keyboard and precision trackpad the solid battery life rapid charging.
The 14-inch Lenovo yoga C940 starts from around 990 pounds. They won’t all be 4k and two-in-one devices. It should guarantee you a certain level of performance and portability. Also future-proofing and the idea that the next time. Now I can say well have you checked out one of the latest projects Athena based laptops because that will do pretty much everything. I mean laptops like this go through Intel’s own testing process to make sure they offer the best balance between responsiveness. So how fast it feels to use and of course the battery life. So we’re just now seeing the first wave of these project Athena based laptops from companies like Lenovo Dell and HP and they’ll be more to come soon.
It should guarantee you a certain level of performance and portability and also future-proofing and the idea. Now I can say well have you checked out one of the latest projects Athena based laptops because that will do pretty much everything. I mean laptops like this go through Intel’s own testing process to make sure they offer the best balance between responsiveness. So how fast it feels to use and of course the battery life. So we’re just now seeing the first wave of these project Athena based laptops from companies like Lenovo Dell and HP and they’ll be more to come soon.