The difference between Lenovo Yoga 530 andIdeaPad C340

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.

ModelLenovo YOGA 530-14IKBLenovo Ideapad C340-14IWL
ProcessorIntel Core i3-7020U Processor 2.30GHz 3M CacheIntel Core i5-8265U Processor 1.6GHz 6M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz
Operating SystemWindows 10 HomeWindows 10 Home
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 6202GB NVIDIA GeForce MX230
Display14″ HD (1366 x 768) touchscreen14″ FHD (1920×1080) IPS Glossy 250nits
Memory4GB DDR4 2133 (INTEGRATED)4GB DDR4
Storage256GB M.2 SSD256GB M.2 SSD
Battery4-cell (45Wh)4-cell (45Wh), integrated
Fingerprint readerTouch style match on chipN/A
WebcamHD 720p, fixed focusHD 720p, with privacy shutter, fixed focus
WiFi/Bluetooth11ac, 1×1, Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.111ac, 2×2, Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.2
Pen supportActive PenActive Pen 2 with battery
Optical DriveNO ODDNO ODD

Take a look at the built comparison I made.

Differences between Lenovo Yoga versus Lenovo IdeaPad

ModelLenovo 530Lenovo IdeaPad C340
ShapeRound FeelsRectangular Edges
Power ButtonSide light power buttonDot light inside power button
SpeakerHarman – Loud speaker
Can be use outdoor
Dolby – Balance sound more suitable in watching movies
Active PenActive Pen 1Active Pen 2
WebcamSoftware privacy shutter onlyPrivacy shutter or Cam cover
Finger PrintHas finger print scannerNot available is some model depends on region
ChargerFast ChargerNormal Charger

Important Note:

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


Recommendation

  • 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.

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