Lenovo Yoga versus Lenovo Ideapad series
Lenovo Yoga series has a range of laptop and tablet computer that is well known for its capability to rotate its screen from 180 to 360 degrees; furthermore, it is also bit expensive than Ideapad series. In contrast, Ideapad series is Lenovo’s standard and much affordable laptop. Currently, it also offers some models that can be converted into PC tablet.
Meanwhile, there are lot of topics and specification comparison of Lenovo Yoga series and Lenovo Ideapad series but we cannot really tell much difference about it. I hope this blog will help you decide on which laptop to buy.
Affordable 2 in 1 Lenovo laptop
If you are a graphic designer, student or someone who loves to draw, these 2 Lenovo tablet laptops are perfect for you. There are 2 Lenovo 2 in 1 laptop that are available in the market and seems to be identical.
- Lenovo Yoga 530
- Lenovo IdeaPad C340
Lenovo Yoga 530 and IdeaPad C340 Specification
I have purchased Lenovo Yoga 530 i3 with Ideapad C340 PC tablet laptops. To clarify, it is not right to compare Yoga 530 i3 with Ideapad C340 i5 since they have different specification because it will have a bias result. Therefore, let’s just compare the built since I was not able to find these information when I had purchased my Yoga 530 i3 and Ideapad C340 i5.
|Model||Lenovo YOGA 530-14IKB||Lenovo Ideapad C340-14IWL|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-7020U Processor 2.30GHz 3M Cache||Intel Core i5-8265U Processor 1.6GHz 6M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home||Windows 10 Home|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 620||2GB NVIDIA GeForce MX230|
|Display||14″ HD (1366 x 768) touchscreen||14″ FHD (1920×1080) IPS Glossy 250nits|
|Memory||4GB DDR4 2133 (INTEGRATED)||4GB DDR4|
|Storage||256GB M.2 SSD||256GB M.2 SSD|
|Battery||4-cell (45Wh)||4-cell (45Wh), integrated|
|Fingerprint reader||Touch style match on chip||N/A|
|Webcam||HD 720p, fixed focus||HD 720p, with privacy shutter, fixed focus|
|WiFi/Bluetooth||11ac, 1×1, Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.1||11ac, 2×2, Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.2|
|Pen support||Active Pen||Active Pen 2 with battery|
|Optical Drive||NO ODD||NO ODD|
Take a look at the built comparison I made.
Differences between Lenovo Yoga versus Lenovo IdeaPad
|Model||Lenovo 530||Lenovo IdeaPad C340|
|Shape||Round Feels||Rectangular Edges|
|Power Button||Side light power button||Dot light inside power button|
|Speaker||Harman – Loud speaker|
Can be use outdoor
|Dolby – Balance sound more suitable in watching movies|
|Active Pen||Active Pen 1||Active Pen 2|
|Webcam||Software privacy shutter only||Privacy shutter or Cam cover|
|Finger Print||Has finger print scanner||Not available is some model depends on region|
|Charger||Fast Charger||Normal Charger|
Most importantly, both Yoga 530 and IdeaPad C340 14 inches laptop do not have sata cable to add additional disks. There is only 1 DDR4 memory card slot.
Lenovo Yoga and IdeaPad alternative and competitors
- HP Spectre x360 (Late 2019)
- Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (2019)
- Microsoft Surface Go 2
- Asus Chromebook Flip C434
- Microsoft Surface Pro 7
- HP Spectre Folio
- Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (4th Gen, 2019)
- HP ZBook Studio x360 G5
- Microsoft Surface Book 2
- HP Elite Dragonfly
- Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15
- Huawei Mediapad Pro
- If you are an artist or graphic designer and have a little budget, then LED should at least IPS Full HD for better view and color.
- Lenovo C340’s Dolby speaker is great for movie and music lovers while, Yoga 530 is perfect for user who wants louder sound.
- Both Yoga and Ideapad 2 in 1 tablet are responsive.
- Drawing experience is impressive and responsive however, I would prefer to use active pen 2 as it has longer tip. Furthermore, Active pen 2 is fully working as well in Lenovo Yoga and purchase separately.
- Upgrading or adding additional sata storage is not an option for 14 inches laptop version. However, you may need to choose 15 inches laptop instead since it has more room for upgrade.
- These laptop are absolutely perfect for students and graphic designer.
- If you want fast charger go to Lenovo 530. You can purchase fast charger for Lenovo C340 at additional cost.