The Lenovo Yoga S740 is a great laptop if you want a computer, not a lifestyle accessory. The keyboard looks great, the build quality looks great. And the price is right.
For many, this is the best cheap Windows option for the MacBook Pro 13. The entry-level Lenovo Yoga S740 costs 99 799 and you get the same material (with a newer processor) for 1500 1,500 MacBook.
Yoga laptops were named with a 360-degree hinge and touch screen due to their flexible combination style. Lenovo Yoga S740 lacks both.
The hinge opens up to 180 degrees, but since there is no touch screen here, the only real use is to let a large crowd watch a YouTube movie.
The design of the Lenovo Yoga S740 is nothing short of Instagram-paid mummies that use their Yoga laptops to bake cookies while having the best of their lives. But otherwise a laptop is fantastic.
All this metal is anodized with taste. And while the look is simple, the S740 looks minimal, not a lightweight style vacuum. Lenovo’s curved keyboard keys help here.
Like most recent laptops, the S740 has fairly good screen margins. It has no real magic. It does not affect the good feeling of using a laptop, but it does mean that its footprint is not much larger than the screen itself.
Lenovo clearly does not focus on great portability anywhere, just as Acer did with the Swift 5 below 1kg. The Lenovo Yoga S740 weighs 1,437 kg according to our scale. This is above average in this category, and when you receive the required goods, you feel an extra hundred grams. However, considering the extra weight, Lenovo can (suppose) use thicker aluminum panels and fit in a larger battery.
Real portability plus a 14-inch display is a good combination.
Its connections are also much higher than average because you get a Thunderbolt 3 port. It looks like a simple old-fashioned USB-C 3.0 connection used on most affordable phones and laptops but provides much faster storage. This is important if you want to connect two 4K screens, for example.
The Lenovo Yoga S740 also has two USB-A 3.0 ports and a headphone jack. There is no memory card slot, no SIM card slot (check out the Yoga C640 for it), and no HDMI, but what you get covers a lot of bases.
The screen is also very solid. A glass screen covers the screen, without the need for a long bezel, and is a good size: 14 inches big enough to work with, but small enough to make carrying a laptop easy.
Its brightness of 367 nits is also strong enough for outdoor use, although the gloss makes for more reflection and reflection. Lenovo also uses an odd brightness curve, where the backlight is relatively dim until you reach about 80% slippery.
Color saturation is at least consistent with price competition. The Lenovo Yoga S740 does not have very deep color coverage, which you only see on OLED screens or high-level LCDs, but it is easily good enough to make games and movies look rich and weak.
It covers 92.6% of the sRGB standard: not great, but good enough to avoid the slim appearance of an unsaturated screen.
Screen resolution, like almost all good Windows laptops below £ 1000, is Full HD (1080p). You can see the pixels with small fonts, but this page looks good regardless.
It also supports Dolby Vision, an HDR (high dynamic range) standard. However, this is not an HDR display and does not support YouTube HDR. To achieve this you must purchase the 4K S740 version. You can get this directly from Lenovo, not most retailers.
None of the 1080p or 4K versions have a fingerprint scanner. But you can log in with the camera using the Windows 10 face ID, called Windows Hello. It looks fast and reliable, above the average laptop screen. The webcam is still sucking: this is a 720p camera, but the image is soft, blurry, and unsaturated.
Keyboard and touchpad
- Backlit keyboard
- Textured glass plate
Lenovo Yoga S740 is all about getting rid of clutter. The keyboard and touchpad are clear examples of this.
The keyboard response is great. Every keystroke is sharp and fleshy, in fact, a lightweight Lenovo ThinkPad X1 class deep screen lighter. If their depth is a few tenths of a millimeter, we can get the depth, but we still write to make a living and find this keyboard comfortable enough.
The keys have a two-stage backlight for typing in low light, and the excellent rigidity of the mode only helps to feel the key.
The Lenovo Yoga S740 is a far cry from the only laptop with just a decent keyboard, but it is relatively rare to pair a good keyboard with a great touch screen.
This is a glass pad in which most options starting at around 99 799 use plastic to save money. Textured glass makes the finger softer and softer. There’s virtually no pad movement before the clicks, so the Lenovo Yoga S740 feels as solid and secure as it does here.
- RAM up to 16 GB LPDDR4X
- Up to Intel Core i7-1065G7 processor
- Up to 512 GB SSD M.2 SSD (1TB direct from Lenovo)
Given that Lenovo Yoga S740 is very important in terms of quality points at any cost, I wish Lenovo had sent us the initial version. For many, the jump from 800 to 1,000 pounds is huge. But we have an updated model with a Core i7 processor instead of an i5 and a 512 GB SSD instead of a 256 GB processor.
Both versions that you sell online have 8 GB of RAM. Our specs are priced at 99 999, although you can find it for 8 899 online at the time of writing this article. This is a great deal.
These review features make the Lenovo Yoga S740 have almost everything you could want from a laptop. Windows 10 runs like a dream, its productivity potential is off the charts, and even SSDs are unusually fast. 3350 MB / s reading and 2940 MB / s write It’s not long before you only see the speed on MacBooks and choose expensive Windows laptops.
Video editors and other people with similarly fragile laptop jobs may have up to 16GB of RAM. But if you buy directly from Lenovo, you can get such a Yoga S740.
But let’s be real. This is a laptop for people who want quality and reasonable prices. Not for those who upgrade their laptops every year.
However, the Lenovo Yoga S740 Core i7 has much better gaming chips than previous generation i7 laptops. Intel now uses Iris GPUs in its higher-end processors to bring your performance a little closer to the dedicated low-end card.
Skyrim works with medium settings at 38-50fps at 1080p. Or in the above graphics settings, it is suspended at about 25 frames per second. Compared to an older generation laptop at this level, you can increase the detail or sharpness settings in a league and still see relatively smooth frame rates.
The best compromise we found for a completely low-survival Subnautica game was the 900p resolution in mid-range graphics. While it only plays at about 25 frames per second, you do not have to miss all the attractive visual effects of the game.
We still have a low-power gaming machine here, but the latest Intel processors are still a big improvement over the integrated graphics world (than Intel, because AMD processors are faster). The Iris Plus GPU is almost 50% more powerful than the older Intel HD 620.
The Lenovo Yoga S740 is also quiet when doing light work. And while at the start of a game, the terrifying sound of a small jet is fired loudly, the sound is completely distracting only if the heating valves at the bottom are blocked. Airflow can be better.
- Excellent shell strength
- A mid-range laptop that looks great
- Long battery life for light work
- Excellent glass pad
- No HDMI
- Slightly thicker and heavier than some
- No Yoga-style touch screen or 360 hinge
|Item Height||15 Millimeters|
|Item Width||21.2 Centimeters|
|Standing screen display size||14 Inches|
|Resolution||3840 x 1600 (Ultrawide 4K)|
|Product Dimensions||32.2 x 21.2 x 1.5 cm; 1.4 Kilograms|
|Batteries||1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)|
|Item model number||81RS00B0IN|
|Processor Type||Core i7|
|Processor Speed||3.9 GHz|
|RAM Size||16 GB|
|Hard Drive Size||1 TB|
|Hard Disk Description||Flash Memory Solid State|
|Hard Drive Interface||USB 3.1|
|Audio Details||Headphones, Speakers|
|Speaker Description||Far-Field Speakers, Dolby Atmos Speaker System|
|Graphics Coprocessor||NVIDIA GeForce MX250|
|Graphics Chipset Brand||NVIDIA|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||2 GB|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||2|
|Number of Audio-out Ports||1|
|Number of Microphone Ports||1|
|Power Source||Battery Powered|
|Operating System||Windows 10|
|Average Battery Standby Life (in hours)||10 Hours|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||10 Hours|
|Are Batteries Included||Yes|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||62 Watt Hours|
|Lithium Battery Weight||0.85 Grams|
|Number Of Lithium Ion Cells||4|
|Included Components||Laptop, Adapter, Manual|
|Imported By||Lenovo (India) Private Limited,|
|Item Weight||1 kg 400 g|
Lenovo has not played the same game as Acer and Asus rivals here. There are no tricks, no attention-grabbing features or specifications. The Lenovo Yoga S740 in this class is not slim and light and is exposed to a bit of simplicity and ambition on your favorite electronics retailer website.
But this laptop is of pure quality. It is tougher and more solid than any of its main competitors. The glass plate is a lovely glass plate, not the plastic one you often get for the price. Its screen is also good and its battery life is above average. Lenovo has made all the right choices to make this “pure” laptop shine.
Just don’t expect a typical “yoga” experience from the Lenovo Yoga S740. The screen does not rotate and has no touch layer. But since everything else is polished, we will forgive it completely.