The Yoga A940 is Lenovo’s all-in-one answer to the Surface Studio #Yoga_A940January 12, 2019
It seems we now have our answer with the Yoga A940 – a new desktop all-in-one with a movable display aimed at digital content creators.
While the comparison to the Surface Studio is valid, Lenovo is also bringing unique twists and solving some problems along the way too.
First and foremost is the Yoga A940 has an actual desktop-class Intel Core i7-8700 65 watt processor versus the low-powered laptop processor found in the Studio.
For a GPU, the Yoga A940 is packing a decent AMD Radeon RX 560 – that’s by no means a gaming GPU, but for those using photo and drawing software should be enough while keeping overall costs low – another significant distinction between this and the Surface Studio.
CategoryLenovo Yoga A940Display27-inch UHD (3840×2160) IPS touchscreen, Dolby Vision HDR 27-inch QHD (2560×1440) IPS touchscreen, Dolby Vision HDR 25º dual hingeProcessorIntel 8th Gen Core i7GraphicsAMD Radeon RX 560RAM8GB, 16GB, or 32GB DDR4Storage128GB, 256GB, or 512GB PCIe SSD; or 1TB or 2TB SATA HDDPortsUSB-C Thunderbolt 3 x1, USB-C 3.1 x1, USB 3.0 x4, USB 2.0 x2, SD card reader, Ethernet, 3.5mm audio jackCamera1080p Windows Hello IR cameraPenLenovo Active Pen 1 (AES 1.0)Dimensions25.03 x 18.71 x 8.96 inches (635.7 x 475.3 x 227.7 mm)WeightStarting at 32.19 lbs.
(14.6 kg)AvailabilityMarch 2019PriceStarting at $2,349.99
Another smart innovation is the Lenovo Precision Dial accessory which is included with each Yoga A940.
It sits at mid-level of the display and results in a more natural position than the Surface Dial.
That pen can be stored on the innovative mat that sits below the display.
The whole design of the Yoga A940 is meant to allow hiding of the desktop accessories like the keyboard, mouse, and pen when in drafting mode – versus the Surface Studio, where you have to push it all to the side.