Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML disappoints with very dim display
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.