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Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML disappoints with very dim display

Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML disappoints with very dim display
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML disappoints with very dim display
Nowadays, most people would expect a high-quality convertible for more than $1,000 to be equipped with a decent display. Unfortunately, the Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML disappoints in this regard, since there appears to be both a very bright and a very dark display option.

Over the past decade, laptop displays have been continuously improved. Unfortunate surprises have become rare on expensive laptops. This makes them even more painful to see when they do happen, however.

The Lenovo's Yoga C740-15IML is an example of this: Users may choose between two different Full HD LCDs (1,920x1,080). While one of them is supposed to be able to reach a brightness level of 500 cd/m², the second option only offers a meager 250 cd/m².

We tested the second display variant in our in-depth review of the Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML. Not only is the screen far too dimly lit compared to current competitors, but the color space coverage of the Lenovo laptop's display is very poor as well. There is no excuse for a laptop retailing for more than $1,000 to be equipped with such a poor display.

The fact that the Yoga laptop is a convertible with many strengths makes this drawback even more unfortunate. While the Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML is less powerful than its predecessor, it offers significantly better battery life, while also remaining cool & quiet.

However, we cannot recommend it simply because of the display - at least not the configuration we tested. The 500-cd/m² display, which we were not able to test yet, may very well turn this weakness into a strength.

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Benjamin Herzig
Editor of the original article: Benjamin Herzig - Managing Editor - 963 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2016
I was an ardent reader of Notebookcheck’s laptop reviews even back in school. After writing reviews as a hobby, I then joined Notebookcheck in 2016 and have worked on device reviews and news articles ever since then. My personal interest lies more with laptops than smartphones, with business laptops being the most interesting category for me. Technology should make our lives and work easier and good laptops are an essential tool for that to happen. This is why laptop reviews are not just my work but are also my passion.
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Marius Schell
Translator: Marius Schell - Tech Writer - 321 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
Even in my youth I was already very enthusiastic about technology, and as a result I started building PCs, optimizing them, and writing programs while I was still in school. When dealing with the inevitable hardware and software problems associated with computers, I was always relentless in my search for the necessary solutions. The compact forms of laptops and smartphones introduced further challenges in this regard. In my reviews for Notebookcheck I try to communicate as objectively as possible how well a device copes with these hurdles.
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Benjamin Herzig, 2020-01-11 (Update: 2020-01- 9)