When Apple announced the iPad Pro, with its edge-to-edge display, think it’s fair to say, we all wanted that kind of display in everything, as bezel-less as possible to give us that immersive experience. Apple hasn’t delivered on that yet but Lenovo has a trick up its sleeve with this, the Yoga S940.
Making anything bezel-less, there’s things to consider, and the toughest thing to consider is the Webcam. Dell have previously taken the approach of putting the Webcam below the display, which is all well and good, but you end up seeing more up your nose than anything else on a Skype than anything else, Lenovo have done things slightly differently, and, it’s genius.
Whether you go for the 1080p variety with Dolby Vision HDR, or the 4K option with HDR400, what you get it a display that cuts the corners all around with tempered glass, then at the top, the hinge, which you can use with just one hand, houses the Webcam. The result of this is an almost anti-notch, where there’s a gap, but it’s not intruding on the display, and we’re a fan. The anti-notch, if you want to call it that, area also houses the full sensor array required to support Windows Hello, so you can unlock with your face.
The results of this is a Notebook which is just all display, and it just looks great, and we can’t wait for more manufactures to adopt this in to their Notebooks. As a Computer itself, the Yoga S940 is packing an 8th-gen Intel Core i7 processor, options up to 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of PCIe SSD Storage.
Port wise of the S940 will either be its biggest weakness or strength depending on who you are as it goes all-in on USB-C. Two USB-C ports supporting Thunderbolt 3, then a third regular USB-C port is the full extend of the I/O. Whilst that was quite the ask in maybe 2017, or last year, just ask Apple, this year with everything moving to the standard, it probably won’t be as bad.
The Lenovo Yoga S940 with its incredible display will go on sale this May, starting for a nic under $1,500.