The Lenovo Yoga C740 is an all-metal convertible laptop that has a pretty thin and lightweight body. It stops the scales at 1.40 kg and has a height of 14.9 mm in its thinnest point and 16.9 mm at its thickest. The dark-grey matte finish manages to give the laptop a premium look, although it is somewhat of a fingerprint magnet. Aside from this color, the Yoga C740 (14) comes in a silver outfit, as well.
- Processor: Intel Core i7 1.8 GHz
- Memory: 8 GB
- Storage: 256 GB
- Weight: 1.4 KG
- Screen size: 14 inches
Lenovo Yoga C740 (14) has a Full HD touchscreen IPS panel with a good contrast ratio, comfortable viewing angles and 91% sRGB coverage. Moreover, its backlight doesn’t flicker. Lenovo Yoga C740 display doesn’t use PWM to adjust its brightness levels, which makes it comfortable for long periods of use. We were impressed by the strength of the lid itself – this thing barely moves when you try to bend it around itself.
Sadly, you won’t be able to upgrade Yoga C740 (14)’s memory, as all of the chips are soldered. Ultimately, this means you are left with the maximum amount of RAM being 16GB. At least Lenovo didn’t solder the SSD chips but is rather using an M.2 PCIe x4 slot to your favor. The stylus seems to slide or skip a pixel, mainly because of the unevenness of the surface. Other downsides of this laptop are lacks Thunderbolt connection and lacks an SD card reader.
One of the major positives of this laptop’s Pen usage is its accuracy. We found it to be more accurate than the Yoga 730. This laptop would be able to reach 13 hours of battery life. However, surprisingly, we were able to get even more out of it – more than 15 hours of Web browsing and 14 hours and a half of video playback.