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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.
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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, 2020-01-11 (Update: 2020-01- 9)
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In 2010 I started to get more and more involved with technology, especially notebooks have been my passion ever since. Of course I came across the detailed tests of Notebookcheck very quickly. With time I learned more and more about notebooks and started writing small reviews about notebooks in forums and blog pages. To earn some extra money during my studies I turned my hobby into my profession and joined the team of Notebookcheck in 2016. My personal interest is especially in business notebooks.