Lenovo is the latest brand that launches a Microsoft Surface Studio rival, as the company took the wraps off the Yoga A940 at the CES 2019 show this week.
The new all-in-one PC is based on the same approach like the Surface Studio, coming with a 27-inch 4K display that supports tilting, a content creation dial, and pen input. It is specifically aimed at creators, just like the Surface, and it uses a rotating hinge that lets the screen slide into drafting mode easily.
As compared to the Surface Dial, however, Lenovo’s content creation dial is placed on the side, but it can also be configured with different settings and features for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, and other apps.
Going on sale in March
The new Lenovo all-in-one PC can be equipped with an up to 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8700 processor paired with a maximum of 32GB RAM. In terms of storage, you get up to 1TB 7200 HDD, according to the official website, but an SSD option is likely as well.
The device uses an AMD Radeon RX560 4GB GDDR5 graphics card, and boasts two 3W speakers and two 5W front-facing speakers. There is a plethora of connectivity options, like two USB 2.0 ports on the side, one USB Type-C Intel Thunderbolt connector on the back, alongside four USB 3.0 ports and HDMI.
Additionally, you also get several other gimmicks, including an integrated wireless charging dock for your phone and a dedicated spot for the pen. LED light under the display for low-light condition is also offered.
Lenovo will begin selling the new all-in-one PC in March, and pricing will start at $2,349, which means that it will be some $1,000 cheaper than the Microsoft Surface Studio. It remains to be seen how successful it is going to be, but judging from the features mentioned above, the Yoga A940 is like to become one of the best rivals to the Studio.