Obviously inspired by Microsoft&s Surface Studio, the Lenovo Yoga A940 has become a bit cheaper. Here, the hardware of the All-In-One computer was accommodated in a massive stand, but remains maintainable, i.e. can be retrofitted within limits. The large 27 inch display is used like a giant tablet and has either WQHD or 4K resolution. Both panels support Dolby Vision HDR despite touch screen and pen digitizer.
As with Microsoft&s model, there is also a rotary wheel. Unlike the original Surface Dial, which can be placed on the screen, the Levono wheel has a fixed position on the display joint (right or left) and must be connected separately via USB. Theoretically such dials could be used as jog dials in the editing software, but we don&t know of any such support yet.
Since the hardware is located in the stand, the most powerful hardware cannot be used for cooling reasons. At the CES the model was shown with an Intel Core i7 processor of the eighth generation, 32 GB RAM, a 512 GB SSD and a Radeon RX560 GPU. Such technology is much cheaper in a laptop, but not with a 27 inch digitizer touch screen. From March the Yoga 940 equipped in this way will be available from 2350 dollars. A comparable 27-inch display tablet without hardware costs at least 1700 Euros in Germany.