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Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH Convertible Review: The XPS 15 2-in-1 Dell Should Have Made

Spectre and XPS contender. After making several Yoga C900 subnotebooks for years, Lenovo is ready to expand the lineup to include larger 15.6-inch sizes. The Yoga C940-15 sacrifices little in terms of performance and chassis quality especially for a convertible.

The Yoga C900 series is home to Lenovo's premier convertible Ultrabooks. Last year's 13.9-inch Yoga C930 was popular enough that it spawned two successors instead of just one: the 14-inch Yoga C940-14 and the larger 15.6-inch Yoga C940-15. We had already checked out the Yoga C940-14 back in October and so this review will focus on the Yoga C940-15. Nonetheless, we recommend checking out our review on the Yoga C940-14 as this 15.6-inch variant shares the same materials and overall design language as its smaller 14-inch sibling.

The Yoga C940-15 is very different internally when compared to the Yoga C940-14 despite their similar appearances. Instead of an Ice Lake-U CPU, the 15.6-inch model comes with Coffee Lake-H and a GeForce Max-Q GPU for much faster performance. Direct competitors in this space include other 15.6-inch performance multimedia laptops like the Asus ZenBook Pro 15, Dell XPS 15 9570/7590, XPS 15 9575Gigabyte Aero 15, HP Spectre x360 15, and the Microsoft Surface Book.

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Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH (Yoga C940 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q - 4096 MB, Core: 1020 MHz, Memory: 1751 MHz, GDDR5, 441.41, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, 1333.3 MHz, 19-19-19-43, Dual-Channel
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, 10-point capacitive, native pen support, LG Philips LP156WFC-SPU1, IPS, LEN8992, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel HM370
Storage
Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202AL, 512 GB 
Soundcard
Intel Cannon Lake-H/S - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19.7 x 355.2 x 238.4 ( = 0.78 x 13.98 x 9.39 in)
Battery
69 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Quad speakers, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Lenovo Vantage, Dolby Atmos, McAfee Anti-Virus, LenovoUtility, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2 kg ( = 70.55 oz / 4.41 pounds), Power Supply: 573 g ( = 20.21 oz / 1.26 pounds)
Price
1800 USD
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

RatingDateModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionBest Price
86%12/2019Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
9750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
2 kg19.7 mm15.6"1920x1080
87%08/2019Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
9980HK, GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
2 kg17 mm15.6"3840x2160
83%09/2019Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
8565U, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
1.7 kg18.9 mm15.6"1920x1080
84%08/2019HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
9750H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
2.4 kg23.4 mm15.6"1920x1080
85%11/2019MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
i7-10710U, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
1.7 kg16 mm15.6"3840x2160

Case

Lenovo has translated the 14-inch Yoga C940 chassis perfectly for a 15.6-inch form factor. Surfaces do not feel any weaker or more flexible despite the expanded volume for a solid first impression. Attempting to twist the base or lid results in just minor flexing to be in line with the competing XPS 15 or ZenBook 15. Rigidity is a step above the lesser Yoga 730 or 500 series where materials feel thinner, cheaper, and more prone to warping.

Much like last year's Yoga C930, the C940 continues the tradition of a notched bezel and a hinge with integrated speakers. The former provides an easier grip for opening the lid while the latter allows for stronger audio. However, we suspect Lenovo will eventually drop the characteristic notch as webcams have become smaller as exemplified by the latest XPS 13 and HP Spectre 13 designs.

The Lenovo is thicker than the Dell XPS 15 by almost 3 mm while maintaining roughly the same footprint and weight. In return, users get stronger speakers, the added versatility of 360-degree hinges, and an integrated active stylus slot. Traditional clamshell Ultrabooks with ULV CPUs like the Asus ZenBook 15 or Lenovo's own IdeaPad S940 are noticeably lighter and smaller. For a convertible, however, 2 kg feels quite heavy especially if you intend to use the stylus often.

Rigid aluminum chassis feels strong but unwieldy for a convertible
Rigid aluminum chassis feels strong but unwieldy for a convertible
Two additional speakers inside the hinge to accompany the two along the front
Two additional speakers inside the hinge to accompany the two along the front
Smooth and uniform matte texture hides fingerprints well
Smooth and uniform matte texture hides fingerprints well
360-degree hinges are firm with no rattling
360-degree hinges are firm with no rattling
Edge protrudes to aid in opening the lid and for housing the webcam. Privacy slider is included
Edge protrudes to aid in opening the lid and for housing the webcam. Privacy slider is included
Integrated active pen recess unlike on most other laptops
Integrated active pen recess unlike on most other laptops
357.7 mm / 14.1 inch 248 mm / 9.76 inch 27.5 mm / 1.083 inch 2.3 kg5.12 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 256 mm / 10.1 inch 23.4 mm / 0.921 inch 2.4 kg5.24 lbs358.8 mm / 14.1 inch 243.5 mm / 9.59 inch 17.95 mm / 0.707 inch 1.9 kg4.19 lbs355.2 mm / 14 inch 238.4 mm / 9.39 inch 19.7 mm / 0.776 inch 2 kg4.41 lbs357 mm / 14.1 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 17 mm / 0.669 inch 2 kg4.41 lbs354 mm / 13.9 inch 220 mm / 8.66 inch 18.9 mm / 0.744 inch 1.7 kg3.64 lbs354 mm / 13.9 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 16 mm / 0.63 inch 2 kg4.41 lbs

Connectivity

All ports from the 14-inch Yoga C940 are here with an added USB Type-A port along the right edge. We would have liked an SD card reader since both the XPS 15 and ZenBook 15 include one. You'll have to exploit the dual Thunderbolt 3 ports to make the most of the system since port options are fairly limited for a 15.6-inch form factor.

Front: No connectivity
Front: No connectivity
Right: USB 3.1 Gen. 1 Type-A, Power button
Right: USB 3.1 Gen. 1 Type-A, Power button
Rear: No connectivity
Rear: No connectivity
Left: AC adapter, 2x Thunderbolt 3, 3.5 mm combo audio
Left: AC adapter, 2x Thunderbolt 3, 3.5 mm combo audio

Communication

The Intel AX200 comes standard for Bluetooth 5 and 802.11ax/Wi-Fi 6 connectivity. Transfer rates can reach over two times the typical 802.11ac standard should you have a Wi-Fi 6 router.

Removable WLAN module
Removable WLAN module
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1291 (min: 1212, max: 1379) MBit/s ∼100%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
696 MBit/s ∼54%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
674 MBit/s ∼52%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1374 (min: 720, max: 1484) MBit/s ∼100%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
644 MBit/s ∼47%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
621 MBit/s ∼45%

Maintenance

A T5 Torx screw is required to pry open the bottom panel. Once inside, users will be able to service the M.2 SSD, WLAN module, and battery. System RAM is soldered.

The bottom panel is easy to remove provided you have the correct screwdriver for the job
The bottom panel is easy to remove provided you have the correct screwdriver for the job

Accessories and Warranty

There are no included extras in the box aside from the active stylus housed in the laptop itself. A USB Type-C to HDMI adapter would have been appreciated since the system integrates no HDMI ports.

The standard one-year limited warranty applies. Protection can be extended up to four years for an additional $100 USD with on-site coverage options.

Input Devices

Keyboard

Key feedback and size are the same as they are on the 14-inch Yoga C940 but with an integrated NumPad to make use of the roomier 15.6-inch screen size. Unfortunately, the NumPad keys are narrower than the main QWERTY keys and so they do not feel as firm. The keyboards on most ThinkPads like the T590 or X1 Carbon feel more robust with deeper key travel than what the Yoga C940 has to offer. The keys on the competing Spectre x360 15 are firmer and more satisfying to type on as well.

A two-level white keyboard backlight is included. All key labels are illuminated unlike some keys on the Gigabyte Aero series.

Touchpad

The clickpad (10.5 x 7 cm) is slightly smaller than the one on the XPS 15 (10.5 x 8.5 cm). It's also the same size as the clickpad on the smaller 14-inch Yoga C940 and so it's a bit disappointing that Lenovo chose not to utilize the extra space available for a larger surface area. The smooth glide and spongy feedback are also exactly as they are on the smaller 14-inch Yoga C940 for better or worse.

Identical QWERTY keys and clickpad as on the smaller Yoga C940-14
Identical QWERTY keys and clickpad as on the smaller Yoga C940-14
Glide is smooth no matter the cursor speed, but the integrated keys are spongy to press
Glide is smooth no matter the cursor speed, but the integrated keys are spongy to press
Key feedback is not as firm or satisfying to type on when compared to high-end ThinkPad T series laptops
Key feedback is not as firm or satisfying to type on when compared to high-end ThinkPad T series laptops
NumPad keys are softer and more cramped than the main QWERTY keys
NumPad keys are softer and more cramped than the main QWERTY keys

Display

Our unit comes with a 1080p IPS touchscreen which, despite being the base option, is able to offer most features of a pricier panel. The backlight in particular is brighter than most Ultrabooks as our independent measurements can confirm Lenovo's advertisement claim of 500 nits even though uniformity could have been better. Contrast is also better than expected at nearly 1900:1 for better video playback. While the LG Philips LP156WFC panel series can be found on many other 15.6-inch laptops like the Asus VivoBook S15 or Lenovo ThinkPad T590, this specific LP156WFC-SPU1 panel on our Lenovo is the first in our database.

The main drawbacks of the display are the slow black-to-black and gray-to-gray response times. Whereas most desktop monitors offer 5 ms or 8 ms response times, the panel here is at 21 ms for more noticeable ghosting. This isn't an issue if merely word processing or video streaming, but the blurring becomes apparent when playing fast-paced games like Rocket League or most first-person shooters.

Edge-to-edge glass touchscreen with FHD and 4K options
Edge-to-edge glass touchscreen with FHD and 4K options
Narrow side bezels
Narrow side bezels
Minor-moderate uneven backlight bleeding along the top edge
Minor-moderate uneven backlight bleeding along the top edge
Crisp RGB subpixels means no graininess issues on the display
Crisp RGB subpixels means no graininess issues on the display
502.5
cd/m²
474.9
cd/m²
459.4
cd/m²
476.4
cd/m²
484.8
cd/m²
436.5
cd/m²
450.5
cd/m²
465.7
cd/m²
412.4
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
LG Philips LP156WFC-SPU1
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 502.5 cd/m² Average: 462.6 cd/m² Minimum: 0.04 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 82 %
Center on Battery: 484.8 cd/m²
Contrast: 1865:1 (Black: 0.26 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.5 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6, calibrated: 1.19
ΔE Greyscale 5.7 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
92.8% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 58.7% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.45
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
LG Philips LP156WFC-SPU1, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
Samsung 156WR04, SDCA029, OLED, 15.6, 3840x2160
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
BOE NV156FHM-N63, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-15IKB 81AC001AGE
Chi Mei CMN15E8 / N156HCE-EN1 CMN, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
LG Philips LGD05FE, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SE-225US
LG Philips LGD0625, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
HP Spectre x360 15-df0126ng
AU Optronics AUO30EB, IPS, 15.6, 3840x2160
Response Times
94%
12%
31%
69%
76%
-2%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
48.4 (24.4, 24)
2.3 (1.1, 1.2)
95%
41.2 (22, 19.2)
15%
34 (15, 19)
30%
16.4 (8.4, 8)
66%
9.6 (6, 3.6)
80%
57 (26, 31)
-18%
Response Time Black / White *
36.4 (21.2, 15.2)
2.4 (1.1, 1.3)
93%
33.2 (19.6, 13.6)
9%
25 (14, 11)
31%
10.4 (5.2, 5.2)
71%
10.4 (6, 4.4)
71%
31 (16, 15)
15%
PWM Frequency
59.52 (100)
25000 (40)
Screen
-1%
-36%
-12%
5%
2%
-16%
Brightness middle
484.8
421.2
-13%
312.6
-36%
332
-32%
345
-29%
348.3
-28%
330
-32%
Brightness
463
417
-10%
290
-37%
301
-35%
324
-30%
327
-29%
310
-33%
Brightness Distribution
82
94
15%
85
4%
83
1%
86
5%
85
4%
87
6%
Black Level *
0.26
0.31
-19%
0.29
-12%
0.42
-62%
0.4
-54%
0.37
-42%
Contrast
1865
1008
-46%
1145
-39%
821
-56%
871
-53%
892
-52%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.5
6.06
-35%
5.78
-28%
3.73
17%
1.3
71%
1.6
64%
4.03
10%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
7.55
11.89
-57%
8.86
-17%
6.6
13%
2.8
63%
5.07
33%
6.74
11%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.19
3.78
-218%
2
-68%
1.1
8%
1
16%
1.96
-65%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5.7
2.8
51%
5.4
5%
3.96
31%
1.2
79%
2.3
60%
4.49
21%
Gamma
2.45 90%
2.15 102%
2.21 100%
2.4 92%
2.31 95%
2.203 100%
2.57 86%
CCT
6101 107%
6235 104%
7864 83%
6921 94%
6476 100%
6707 97%
6744 96%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
58.7
81
38%
57.1
-3%
58
-1%
60.5
3%
61
4%
61
4%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
92.8
99.6
7%
87.4
-6%
89
-4%
94.9
2%
96
3%
94
1%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
47% / 18%
-12% / -29%
10% / -5%
37% / 15%
39% / 13%
-9% / -13%

* ... smaller is better

Color space covers approximately 93 percent and 59 percent of the sRGB and AdobeRGB standards, respectively, to be indicative of a mid-range IPS panel. While a 4K UHD IPS option is available for the Yoga C940-15, we're unsure of the exact panel or how its colors compare to our FHD SKU. It's too bad that Lenovo does not offer any OLED options for the Yoga C940-15 in the U.S. unlike on the XPS 15, Razer Blade 15, Gigabyte Aero 15, or Alienware m15.

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. AdobeRGB
vs. AdobeRGB

Further measurements with an X-Rite colorimeter reveal an inaccurate display with poor RGB balance and an overly warm color temperature. Once we calibrated the panel ourselves, average grayscale and color DeltaE values improved dramatically from 5.7 to 1.4 and 3.56 to 0.97, respectively. We recommend an end-user calibration or applying our calibrated ICM profile above to get the most out of the display.

Grayscale before calibration
Grayscale before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
36.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21.2 ms rise
↘ 15.2 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 93 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
48.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 24.4 ms rise
↘ 24 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 79 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (39.5 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 13595 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

Since the display is brighter than on both the XPS 15 and Spectre x360 15, the Yoga C940-15 is easier to see when outdoors. However, 500 nits is not nearly enough to to completely overpower ambient glare. Certain HP EliteBooks like the 1040 series offer 1000-nit options for better outdoor visibility. Viewing angles are otherwise stable enough for both landscape and portrait orientations. Keep in mind that the sides of the screen will appear dimmer when in portrait mode which is typical on many large IPS panels.

Outside on an overcast day
Outside on an overcast day
Outside under shade
Outside under shade
Outside on an overcast day
Outside on an overcast day
Wide IPS viewing angles
Wide IPS viewing angles

Performance

Currently, the Yoga C940-15 comes in two CPU options (i7-9750H or i9-9880H), two RAM options (12 GB or 16 GB DDR4), two display options (FHD IPS or 4K UHD IPS), and just one GPU. The fact that there are no Core U options shows that Lenovo is targeting performance users who want to do more than just web browsing, video streaming, or emailing. Keep in mind that the system ships with a GTX 1650 Max-Q GPU despite Lenovo failing to mention the term "Max-Q" anywhere on the official product page.

LatencyMon shows no DPC latency issues even when wireless is enabled.

 

Processor

The Core i7-9750H is performing within 2 percent of the average i7-9750H in our database taken from over 60 other laptops. Users can expect just 10 percent faster performance than last year's Core i7-8750H or just 10 percent slower than the disappointing Core i9-8950HK. Running CineBench R15 Multi-Thread in a loop results in respectable performance sustainability with a dip of just 10 percent over time. Opting for the higher-end SKU with the octa-core Core i9-9880H can bring up to 40 percent faster multi-thread performance assuming that the Yoga chassis can sustain the high clock rates.

See our dedicated page on the Core i7-9750H for more technical information and benchmark comparisons.

CineBench R15
CineBench R15
CineBench R20
CineBench R20
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Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, 9750H, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202AL; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1105 (1057.31-1230.47)
Walmart EVOO Gaming 17 GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, 9750H, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1260 (1250.7-1281.39)
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, 9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø899 (868.36-984.66)
MSI GE63 Raider 8SG GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 8750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø904 (892.96-1015.9)
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Medion Erazer X15805
Intel Core i9-8950HK
498 Points ∼97% +15%
Corsair One i160
Intel Core i9-9900K
495 Points ∼96% +14%
Eurocom Nightsky RX15
Intel Core i9-9980HK
479 Points ∼93% +10%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
465 Points ∼90% +7%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Core i7-10710U
460 Points ∼89% +6%
MSI GE75 9SG
Intel Core i9-9880H
441 Points ∼86% +2%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (416 - 468, n=46)
440 Points ∼86% +1%
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
Intel Core i7-9750H
434 Points ∼84%
Schenker Key 16
Intel Core i7-8750H
416 Points ∼81% -4%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
Intel Core i5-9300H
402 Points ∼78% -7%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
382 Points ∼74% -12%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
340 Points ∼66% -22%
CPU (Multi Core)
Corsair One i160
Intel Core i9-9900K
4816 Points ∼54% +82%
Eurocom Nightsky RX15
Intel Core i9-9980HK
3795 Points ∼43% +44%
MSI GE75 9SG
Intel Core i9-9880H
3712 Points ∼42% +40%
Medion Erazer X15805
Intel Core i9-8950HK
2924 Points ∼33% +11%
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
Intel Core i7-9750H
2643 Points ∼30%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Core i7-10710U
2598 Points ∼29% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (2051 - 3110, n=46)
2567 Points ∼29% -3%
Schenker Key 16
Intel Core i7-8750H
2333 Points ∼26% -12%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
2024 Points ∼23% -23%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
1825 Points ∼21% -31%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
1765 Points ∼20% -33%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
Intel Core i5-9300H
1554 Points ∼18% -41%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Medion Erazer X15805
Intel Core i9-8950HK
203 Points ∼93% +10%
Corsair One i160
Intel Core i9-9900K
203 Points ∼93% +10%
Eurocom Nightsky RX15
Intel Core i9-9980HK
202 Points ∼93% +10%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Core i7-10710U
191 Points ∼88% +4%
MSI GE75 9SG
Intel Core i9-9880H
189 Points ∼87% +3%
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
Intel Core i7-9750H
184 Points ∼84%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (170 - 194, n=72)
183 Points ∼84% -1%
Dell XPS 15 9575 i7-8705G
Intel Core i7-8705G
174 Points ∼80% -5%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
174 Points ∼80% -5%
Schenker Key 16
Intel Core i7-8750H
171 Points ∼78% -7%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
Intel Core i5-9300H
171 Points ∼78% -7%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
160 Points ∼73% -13%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
144 Points ∼66% -22%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Corsair One i160
Intel Core i9-9900K
1987 Points ∼45% +65%
Eurocom Nightsky RX15
Intel Core i9-9980HK
1821 Points ∼42% +51%
MSI GE75 9SG
Intel Core i9-9880H
1721 Points ∼39% +43%
Medion Erazer X15805
Intel Core i9-8950HK
1217 Points ∼28% +1%
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
Intel Core i7-9750H
1203 Points ∼27%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (964 - 1306, n=74)
1180 Points ∼27% -2%
Schenker Key 16
Intel Core i7-8750H
1116 Points ∼26% -7%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Core i7-10710U
1103 Points ∼25% -8%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
830 Points ∼19% -31%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
805 Points ∼18% -33%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
735 Points ∼17% -39%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
Intel Core i5-9300H
717 Points ∼16% -40%
Dell XPS 15 9575 i7-8705G
Intel Core i7-8705G
699 Points ∼16% -42%
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
184 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1203 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
127.63 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
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System Performance

PCMark scores are generally comparable to the Asus ZenBook 15. The Lenovo uses a slower SSD while the latter has the slower ULV Core U CPU to compensate. We experienced no software or hardware issues during our time the test unit. Strangely, the Power button became inconsistent after resetting Windows as the system would wake and resume uncontrollably.

PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SE-225US
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, 9750H, Toshiba KBG30ZMT512G
6999 Points ∼54% +68%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, 9980HK, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
6110 Points ∼47% +46%
Dell XPS 15 9575 i7-8705G
Vega M GL / 870, 8705G, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
5346 Points ∼41% +28%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, 8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
4680 Points ∼36% +12%
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-15IKB 81AC001AGE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4277 Points ∼33% +2%
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, 9750H, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202AL
4178 Points ∼32%
Productivity
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SE-225US
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, 9750H, Toshiba KBG30ZMT512G
8106 Points ∼78% +13%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, 9980HK, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
7494 Points ∼72% +4%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, 8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
7201 Points ∼69% 0%
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, 9750H, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202AL
7193 Points ∼69%
Dell XPS 15 9575 i7-8705G
Vega M GL / 870, 8705G, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
6786 Points ∼65% -6%
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-15IKB 81AC001AGE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
6482 Points ∼62% -10%
Essentials
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, 9750H, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202AL
10539 Points ∼92%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, 9980HK, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
9701 Points ∼85% -8%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SE-225US
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, 9750H, Toshiba KBG30ZMT512G
9502 Points ∼83% -10%
Dell XPS 15 9575 i7-8705G
Vega M GL / 870, 8705G, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
9360 Points ∼82% -11%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, 8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
9067 Points ∼79% -14%
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-15IKB 81AC001AGE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
7659 Points ∼67% -27%
Score
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SE-225US
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, 9750H, Toshiba KBG30ZMT512G
5834 Points ∼72% +19%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, 9980HK, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
5469 Points ∼67% +12%
Dell XPS 15 9575 i7-8705G
Vega M GL / 870, 8705G, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
5001 Points ∼62% +2%
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, 9750H, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202AL
4887 Points ∼60%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, 8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
4828 Points ∼60% -1%
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-15IKB 81AC001AGE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4276 Points ∼53% -13%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SE-225US
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, 9750H, Toshiba KBG30ZMT512G
5808 Points ∼88% +8%
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, 9750H, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202AL
5359 Points ∼81%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, 8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
5132 Points ∼78% -4%
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-15IKB 81AC001AGE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5058 Points ∼77% -6%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, 9980HK, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
4762 Points ∼72% -11%
Dell XPS 15 9575 i7-8705G
Vega M GL / 870, 8705G, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
4469 Points ∼68% -17%
Home Score Accelerated v2
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SE-225US
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, 9750H, Toshiba KBG30ZMT512G
4456 Points ∼73% +10%
Dell XPS 15 9575 i7-8705G
Vega M GL / 870, 8705G, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
4235 Points ∼70% +4%
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-15IKB 81AC001AGE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4118 Points ∼68% +1%
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, 9750H, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202AL
4069 Points ∼67%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, 9980HK, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
3799 Points ∼62% -7%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, 8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
3764 Points ∼62% -7%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4069 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5359 points
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Storage Devices

Just one storage bay is available (M.2 2280 PCIe x4) compared to two on some XPS 15 SKUs and most 15.6-inch gaming laptops. Our particular test unit comes with a 512 GB Intel HBRPEKNX0202AL SSD that integrates Intel H10 Optane. Performance is slower than a "proper" dedicated NVMe SSD like the Samsung PM981 since Optane is positioned to be in between SATA and NVMe. Even so, a budget NVMe SSD like the Toshiba KBG30ZMT512G is still able to offer much faster sequential write rates according to AS SSD and CDM benchmarks. You would be better off configuring with a basic entry-level NVMe SSD since Optane technology is still rather pricey per GB.

See our table of HDDs and SSDs for more benchmark comparisons.

AS SSD
AS SSD
CDM 5.5
CDM 5.5
Easily accessible Intel M.2 SSD protected by aluminum tape
Easily accessible Intel M.2 SSD protected by aluminum tape
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202AL
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-15IKB 81AC001AGE
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SE-225US
Toshiba KBG30ZMT512G
AS SSD
99%
75%
139%
27%
-17%
Copy Game MB/s
968.52
1823.85
88%
1287.32
33%
399.89
-59%
581.52
-40%
Copy Program MB/s
455.84
983.98
116%
468.05
3%
371.74
-18%
309.51
-32%
Copy ISO MB/s
838.83
3182.39
279%
1375.25
64%
1042.93
24%
992.71
18%
Score Total
2024
3638
80%
3483
72%
4771
136%
2014
0%
1940
-4%
Score Write
1084
1693
56%
1664
54%
1581
46%
819
-24%
400
-63%
Score Read
618
1294
109%
1210
96%
2125
244%
810
31%
1036
68%
Access Time Write *
0.137
0.039
72%
0.075
45%
0.039
72%
0.038
72%
0.223
-63%
Access Time Read *
0.071
0.05
30%
0.034
52%
0.042
41%
0.093
-31%
0.231
-225%
4K-64 Write
947.63
1456.13
54%
1374.95
45%
1281.75
35%
587.71
-38%
246.8
-74%
4K-64 Read
471.98
1077.98
128%
969.22
105%
1823.43
286%
564.81
20%
878.09
86%
4K Write
100.88
98.3
-3%
146.01
45%
99.81
-1%
96.52
-4%
80.34
-20%
4K Read
69.08
43.25
-37%
52.32
-24%
54.26
-21%
36.14
-48%
27.58
-60%
Seq Write
351.12
1386.27
295%
1432.22
308%
1990.72
467%
1346.75
284%
730.48
108%
Seq Read
769.21
1723.09
124%
1886.9
145%
2468.59
221%
2087.58
171%
1307.09
70%
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
50%
63%
59%
14%
-26%
Write 4K
102.2
104.3
2%
141.6
39%
139.3
36%
100
-2%
99.35
-3%
Read 4K
114.3
45.23
-60%
45.28
-60%
46.78
-59%
31.39
-73%
46.96
-59%
Write Seq
468.3
1729
269%
1975
322%
2125
354%
1308
179%
Read Seq
1236
1861
51%
2272
84%
2354
90%
1083
-12%
Write 4K Q32T1
555.7
509.2
-8%
458.6
-17%
298.4
-46%
362.9
-35%
240.1
-57%
Read 4K Q32T1
421.6
388.5
-8%
391.4
-7%
355.8
-16%
425.7
1%
580.9
38%
Write Seq Q32T1
1264
2813
123%
2393
89%
2128
68%
1411
12%
686
-46%
Read Seq Q32T1
2239
2906
30%
3464
55%
3324
48%
3240
45%
1581.2
-29%
Write 4K Q8T8
268.1
Read 4K Q8T8
976.8
Total Average (Program / Settings)
75% / 81%
69% / 70%
99% / 105%
21% / 23%
-22% / -19%

* ... smaller is better

Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202AL
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 2239 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 1264 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 421.6 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 555.7 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1236 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 468.3 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 114.3 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 102.2 MB/s

GPU Performance

The GTX 1650 Max-Q is only about 7 to 15 percent slower than our desktop GTX 1650 reference or about 10 to 30 percent faster than the mobile GTX 1050 Ti. Thus, the Yoga C940-15 is wholly capable of playing the latest games even though it is not technically a gaming laptop. Had Lenovo offered a GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q option, gaming performance would have been up to 50 percent faster. Be sure to enable DX12 if available since Nvidia Turing GPUs are optimized for Microsoft's latest API. 

3DMark 11
3DMark 11
Ice Storm Unlimited
Ice Storm Unlimited
Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate
Fire Strike
Fire Strike
Fire Strike Ultra
Fire Strike Ultra
Time Spy
Time Spy
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), 2700X
7732 Points ∼53% +139%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SE-225US
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, 9750H
6340 Points ∼43% +96%
Alienware 17 R5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H
5689 Points ∼39% +76%
Maingear Vector 15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, 9750H
5534 Points ∼38% +71%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 9750H
4925 Points ∼34% +52%
Asus GX531GM (Zephyrus S)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 8750H
3626 Points ∼25% +12%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop), 2700X
3492 Points ∼24% +8%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, 9980HK
3353 Points ∼23% +4%
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, 9750H
3238 Points ∼22%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10710U
3028 Points ∼21% -6%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
  (2836 - 3238, n=9)
3010 Points ∼20% -7%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8750H
2536 Points ∼17% -22%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MF000XGE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8750H
2196 Points ∼15% -32%
Dell XPS 15 9575 i7-8705G
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870, 8705G
2072 Points ∼14% -36%
Asus Zenbook UX510UW-CN044T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, 6500U
1138 Points ∼8% -65%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), 2700X
19338 Points ∼48% +124%
Alienware 17 R5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H
17792 Points ∼44% +106%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SE-225US
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, 9750H
17119 Points ∼42% +99%
Maingear Vector 15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, 9750H
14718 Points ∼36% +71%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 9750H
12903 Points ∼32% +50%
Asus GX531GM (Zephyrus S)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 8750H
11332 Points ∼28% +31%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop), 2700X
9195 Points ∼23% +7%
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, 9750H
8618 Points ∼21%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, 9980HK
8532 Points ∼21% -1%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
  (6985 - 8618, n=9)
7855 Points ∼19% -9%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8750H
7791 Points ∼19% -10%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10710U
7774 Points ∼19% -10%
Dell XPS 15 9575 i7-8705G
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870, 8705G
7348 Points ∼18% -15%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MF000XGE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8750H
7199 Points ∼18% -16%
Asus Zenbook UX510UW-CN044T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, 6500U
4133 Points ∼10% -52%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Alienware 17 R5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H
115714 Points ∼60% +114%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SE-225US
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, 9750H
111704 Points ∼58% +107%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), 2700X
107083 Points ∼55% +98%
Maingear Vector 15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, 9750H
97136 Points ∼50% +80%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 9750H
88271 Points ∼46% +64%
Asus GX531GM (Zephyrus S)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 8750H
80615 Points ∼42% +49%
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, 9750H
53981 Points ∼28%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop), 2700X
50549 Points ∼26% -6%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8750H
49314 Points ∼26% -9%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, 9980HK
45246 Points ∼23% -16%
Dell XPS 15 9575 i7-8705G
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870, 8705G
42351 Points ∼22% -22%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
  (21759 - 53981, n=9)
40600 Points ∼21% -25%
Asus Zenbook UX510UW-CN044T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, 6500U
25986 Points ∼13% -52%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10710U
22113 Points ∼11% -59%
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance Combined
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), 2700X
13742 Points ∼61% +30%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SE-225US
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, 9750H
12758 Points ∼56% +20%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 9750H
12431 Points ∼55% +17%
Maingear Vector 15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, 9750H
12192 Points ∼54% +15%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop), 2700X
11707 Points ∼52% +11%
Alienware 17 R5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H
11288 Points ∼50% +7%
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, 9750H
10588 Points ∼47%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10710U
10350 Points ∼46% -2%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
  (6547 - 10846, n=10)
8874 Points ∼39% -16%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, 9980HK
8801 Points ∼39% -17%
Dell XPS 15 9575 i7-8705G
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870, 8705G
8633 Points ∼38% -18%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MF000XGE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8750H
8589 Points ∼38% -19%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8750H
8540 Points ∼38% -19%
Asus GX531GM (Zephyrus S)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 8750H
6839 Points ∼30% -35%
Asus Zenbook UX510UW-CN044T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, 6500U
4466 Points ∼20% -58%
1280x720 Performance GPU
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), 2700X
26413 Points ∼52% +115%
Alienware 17 R5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H
23414 Points ∼46% +91%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SE-225US
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, 9750H
21492 Points ∼42% +75%
Maingear Vector 15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, 9750H
19670 Points ∼39% +60%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 9750H
17264 Points ∼34% +41%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop), 2700X
13759 Points ∼27% +12%
Asus GX531GM (Zephyrus S)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 8750H
12620 Points ∼25% +3%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, 9980HK
12388 Points ∼24% +1%
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, 9750H
12259 Points ∼24%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10710U
11542 Points ∼23% -6%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
  (10248 - 12259, n=11)
11238 Points ∼22% -8%
Dell XPS 15 9575 i7-8705G
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870, 8705G
10118 Points ∼20% -17%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8750H
9466 Points ∼19% -23%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MF000XGE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8750H
8619 Points ∼17% -30%
Asus Zenbook UX510UW-CN044T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, 6500U
4826 Points ∼9% -61%
3DMark 11 Performance
11952 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
29013 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
7717 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
3494 points
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Gaming Performance

The GTX 1650 Max-Q may be one of the slowest GTX Turing GPUs available, but it's still able to punch above its weight class to be on par with the popular GTX 1060. Even the latest demanding titles can run smoothly at 1080p with most settings set to High or Maximum. We recommend engaging v-sync since frame rates tend to hover between 30 and 60 FPS.

It's interesting to note that the MSI Prestige 15 with a 15 W hexa-core CPU and same GTX 1650 Max-Q GPU performs about 20 percent slower in Shadow of the Tomb Raider. It's likely that most games will still run better on a 9th gen quad-core Core H laptop than a 10th gen hexa-core Core U laptop when given the same GPU.

See our dedicated page on the GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q for more technical information and benchmark comparisons.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider
1920x1080 Highest Preset AA:T
Corsair One i160
Intel Core i9-9900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
142 fps ∼100% +216%
MSI GE75 9SG
Intel Core i9-9880H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop)
109 fps ∼77% +142%
Eurocom Nightsky RX15
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
97 fps ∼68% +116%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
90 fps ∼63% +100%
Walmart EVOO Gaming 17
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
83 fps ∼58% +84%
MSI GE63 Raider 8SG
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop)
69 fps ∼49% +53%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
49 fps ∼35% +9%
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
45 fps ∼32%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop)
44 fps ∼31% -2%
Asus GX531GM (Zephyrus S)
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
43 fps ∼30% -4%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
  (33 - 45, n=6)
37.7 fps ∼27% -16%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Core i7-10710U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
35 fps ∼25% -22%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
34 fps ∼24% -24%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
31 fps ∼22% -31%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MF000XGE
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
29 fps ∼20% -36%
1280x720 Lowest Preset
Corsair One i160
Intel Core i9-9900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
167 fps ∼100% +59%
Eurocom Nightsky RX15
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
160 fps ∼96% +52%
MSI GE75 9SG
Intel Core i9-9880H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop)
146 fps ∼87% +39%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
133 fps ∼80% +27%
Walmart EVOO Gaming 17
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
133 fps ∼80% +27%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop)
132 fps ∼79% +26%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
  (92 - 151, n=5)
116 fps ∼69% +10%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Core i7-10710U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
113 fps ∼68% +8%
Asus GX531GM (Zephyrus S)
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
111 fps ∼66% +6%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
111 fps ∼66% +6%
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
105 fps ∼63%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MF000XGE
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
97 fps ∼58% -8%
MSI GE63 Raider 8SG
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop)
85 fps ∼51% -19%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
63 fps ∼38% -40%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
62 fps ∼37% -41%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
27 fps ∼16% -74%
The Witcher 3
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Corsair One i160
Intel Core i9-9900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
131 (min: 110, max: 147) fps ∼100% +259%
MSI GE75 9SG
Intel Core i9-9880H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop)
95.3 fps ∼73% +161%
MSI GE63 Raider 8SG
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop)
82.2 fps ∼63% +125%
Eurocom Nightsky RX15
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
80.6 fps ∼62% +121%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
72.7 (min: 61, max: 82) fps ∼55% +99%
Walmart EVOO Gaming 17
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
68.9 fps ∼53% +89%
Medion Erazer X15805
Intel Core i9-8950HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
63.6 fps ∼49% +74%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
61.9 fps ∼47% +70%
Maingear Vector 15
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
61.3 fps ∼47% +68%
Alienware 17 R5
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
60.8 fps ∼46% +67%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
53.1 fps ∼41% +45%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
48.8 fps ∼37% +34%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop)
43 (min: 37, max: 47) fps ∼33% +18%
Asus GX531GM (Zephyrus S)
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
40 fps ∼31% +10%
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
36.5 fps ∼28%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
36 fps ∼27% -1%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
34.2 fps ∼26% -6%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
  (27.5 - 36.5, n=8)
31.2 fps ∼24% -15%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Core i7-10710U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
30.8 fps ∼24% -16%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
25.8 fps ∼20% -29%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MF000XGE
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
24.9 fps ∼19% -32%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
7.8 fps ∼6% -79%
1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
Corsair One i160
Intel Core i9-9900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
415 (min: 370, max: 463) fps ∼100% +112%
Eurocom Nightsky RX15
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
329.3 fps ∼79% +68%
Walmart EVOO Gaming 17
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
295.3 fps ∼71% +51%
MSI GE75 9SG
Intel Core i9-9880H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop)
289.7 fps ∼70% +48%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
286.7 (min: 265, max: 336) fps ∼69% +46%
Medion Erazer X15805
Intel Core i9-8950HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
263.3 fps ∼63% +34%
Maingear Vector 15
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
253 fps ∼61% +29%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
243 fps ∼59% +24%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop)
208 (min: 190, max: 229) fps ∼50% +6%
Asus GX531GM (Zephyrus S)
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
197.6 fps ∼48% +1%
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
196 fps ∼47%
MSI GE63 Raider 8SG
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop)
195.8 fps ∼47% 0%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
183.5 fps ∼44% -6%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
  (138 - 196, n=7)
161 fps ∼39% -18%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Core i7-10710U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
155.4 fps ∼37% -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MF000XGE
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
138.6 fps ∼33% -29%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
138.4 fps ∼33% -29%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
135.8 fps ∼33% -31%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
132.7 fps ∼32% -32%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
54.9 fps ∼13% -72%
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