Lenovo's New Yoga Books Have AI Cooling (Which Also Extends The Battery Life)

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Lenovo just casually announced six new Yoga models at IFA this week, and two of them are particularly exciting.

Thanks to some fancy new smart features, they are able to adapt to a user's needs, as well as extend the battery life through AI cooling.

Both the new 14-inch Yoga C940 and Yoga S740 will be blessed with this new functionality.

Called Q-Control, its named after the keyboard keys that are used to toggle the different modes:

  • Stealth Mode - This runs the fans at a low level and makes them incredibly quiet. This is best for less labour intensive tasks like basic admin and browsing. It's also going to save on battery life.
  • Max Performance - like the name suggests, this is the most intensive mode and what you'd want to use for tasks like gaming and editing. This is going to take the biggest toll on the device's battery.
  • Intelligent Cooling Mode - This mode monitors the thermal attributes of your Yoga and optimises the fan and battery life in real time. Lenovo says that it can add 15 to 20 per cent extra battery life to a single charge

These devices will also include a Modern Standby mode, allowing them to perform background tasks in sleep mode and wake up instantly - just like your phone.

Here's a bit more about all six of the new Yoga devices that will be hitting Australia. As an FYI we don't have final specs when it comes to the RAM or storage options yet.

At the entry level we have Lenovo's most compact option - the 13-inch C640, which has an RRP of $1,699. It comes with a 10th-gen Intel i7 processor, has up to 20 hours of battery life, optional 4G LTE, Dolby Atmos and a 360-degree flexible hinge design.

And if you want to yell at Alexa, you can! It's built into the entire range.

Image: Yoga C640

If you're looking for something a little bigger, there is the C740 range which comes in both 14 ($1,799) and 15-inch ($1,999) variants.

These 2-in-1s swap easily between laptop and tablet mode and includes the same 10th gen processor as the above.

There's also a few extra bells and whistles such as fingerprint login, a privacy shutter and rapid charging.

You'll get up to 13 hours of battery life on the 14-inch and up to 15 hours on the 15-inch.

Both models include an Dolby Atmos Speaker System10, with the 15-inch also offering a FHD VESA400 HDR touchscreen display with 500 nits brightness and the 14-inch model including a simpler FHD touchscreen.

Image: Yoga C740

Next up is the 14-inch S740 which comes in at $1,999. It comes with a 10th gen Intel Core i7 and there's also options for a 4K VESA400 HDR display with Dolby Vision and a NVIDIA GeForce GPU.

It's 1.4kg heavy and 0.7-inches at its thickest point and has hands-free IR camera login that can also log off automatically when it detects your absence. This can also allow a video to pause if you move away from the computer, but apparently it can take a few minutes to kick in which is probably not ideal.

The 15-inch version of the S740 comes with a 9th Gen i9 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX1650 GPU,, which bumps the price up to $2,699.

Image: Yoga S740

At at the high end of the Yoga spectrum is the $2,999 15-inch C940, which comes with a 9th gen i7 processor. In addition to the fingerprint login and privacy shutter found in some of the other models, it continues to sport the garaged pen with silo charging that was introduced to the range last year.

You'll also find the same slick rotating soundbar again, as well as 12 hours of battery life.

Our fingers are itching to try this bad boy this year, so expect a hands on soon.

The entire 2019 Yoga range will be available in Australia from October 19.

Image: Yoga C940

The author traveled to IFA 2019 as a guest of Lenovo.

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