Overall, the HP ENVY x360 15 will be better for most people due to its increased performance capabilities and compatibility with Wi-Fi 6. The Lenovo Yoga C740 15 would normally be better if you’re on a budget, but thanks to Black Friday, the ENVY is on sale and is available for a lower price. You may still prefer it if you care a lot about having lots of ports and/or storage, though. Its display is better, too, but not by a huge margin.
ENVY x360 15 vs. Yoga C740 15: Comparison and specs
In some ways, both of these devices are very similar. Both laptops have great keyboards for typing, and they also have up to 16GB of RAM available. They’re both also sized at 15-inches and feature excellent build quality, which is good news considering how both laptops are priced on the low size. Also, both devices have a front-facing 720p webcam and a fingerprint reader.
|HP ENVY x360 15||Lenovo Yoga C740 15|
|CPU||Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen™ 7 4700U
|GPU||Radeon Graphics||Intel UHD Graphics|
|Memory||8 or 16GB of DDR4||8 or 16GB of DDR4|
|Storage||256GB, 512GB SSD||256GB, 512GB, 1TB SSD|
|Display||15-inch FHD touch (250 nits)
15-inch FHD touch (400 nits)
|15-inch FHD touch (250 nits)
15-inch FHD touch, HDR400 (500 nits)
|Speakers||3x Bang & Olufsen speakers||2x bottom-firing 2W speakers (Dolby Atmos)|
|Ports||1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
1x 3.5mm audio in/out combo
|2x USB 3.1 Type-C
2x USB 3.1 Type-A
1x 3.5mm audio in/out combo
|Biometrics||Windows Hello-enabled 720p camera
|Windows Hello-enabled 720p camera
|Battery||6-7 hours||6-7 hours|
|Weight||4.42 pounds||From 4.19 pounds|
A look at the full specs reveals the specific strengths of each device, though. The HP ENVY x360 15 has the edge when it comes to performance thanks to its AMD processors that outperform the Intel options on the Lenovo Yoga C740 15 by anywhere between 15-20%, as well as its compatibility with Wi-Fi 6, the newest standard that boosts speed and stability while reducing battery consumption. Meanwhile, the Yoga has the edge when it comes to physical features like ports and the awesome HDR-enabled 500-nit display you can configure the device with. It’s also important to note that you can get a full 1TB of SSD space with the Yoga, whereas you’ll be limited to 512GB with the ENVY.
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Both of these devices are fantastic, but if we had to make a choice, we would go with the slightly more expensive (not right now, thanks to Black Friday) HP ENVY x360 15 for its stronger performance and compatibility with Wi-Fi 6. The Lenovo Yoga C740 15 is awesome, too, with its better port selection and better options for the display and storage. Still, we ultimately feel that the ENVY’s AMD processors’ raw performance advantage is more valuable. No matter which device you pick, though, you won’t be disappointed. If neither one appeals to you, head over to check out our best Windows laptop picks.
Excellence you can afford
Thanks to its more powerful hardware, the HP ENVY x360 15 is the more powerful option of these two devices. However, it’s more expensive than the Lenovo Yoga C740 15, though this isn’t the case currently, thanks to a deal. Another downside is that this laptop has fewer ports, lower storage, and a slightly worse display, so that’s important to consider as well.
Best Ports and Storage
A fantastic alternative
Of these two laptops, the Lenovo Yoga C740 15 costs less (not during Black Friday 2020, however). As a result, it also has a slightly lower performance. However, it does have better ports and storage as well as a slightly better display, which may matter more to some.
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This post was written by Brendan Lowry and was first posted to WindowsCentral
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