Lenovo Introduces a Surface Studio-like AIO for Creatives

Posted on January 8, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Hardware with 13 Comments

Lenovo is launching the new Yoga A940 today, a new all-in-one device for creatives. The device is much like Microsoft’s Surface Studio, with an “innovative” dual-hinge design that lets you work at a 25-degree drafting angle. The design of the device isn’t as premium as Microsoft’s Surface Studio, though it certainly looks like a capable competitor.

The device includes a dial on the left/right side of it that you can use for precision control on apps like Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, or even Microsoft’s Office suite of apps. The idea here is very similar to Microsoft’s Surface Dial, but it’s not something you can actually use on the display.

The device features a 27-inch 4K UHD display with Dolby Vision, and there’s also a QHD variant available. Lenovo is also making a variant with a Dolby Atmos Speaker System that comes with a total of 5 speakers for rich audio output, and that could come in handy for those who work a lot with music/video production.

The Yoga A940 features some other interesting features like the new Smart Assist features for added privacy, as well a wireless charging dock for charging your phones, and dual-array far-field microphones for things like Cortana and Alexa.

On the inside, the device comes with Intel’s 8th gen Core i7 processors, AMD’s Radeon RTX 560 discrete graphics, up to 32GB of DDR RAM, and up to 512GB of PCIe SSD or up to 2TB of SATA HDD for storage.

Coming in an Iron Grey finish, the Yoga A90 will be available from March, starting at $2,349 — and that’s, of course, much cheaper than Microsoft’s Surface Studio.

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