Yoga S740 (14) – the successor to Lenovo’s thinnest and lightest laptop – the Ideapad 730S. Despite that, this year’s model has quite more space inside of it, in order to house Intel’s latest chipset.
1. Remove the bottom plate
The Yoga S740 (14) has 9 Torx-head screws that hold its bottom plate in place. We recommend starting the prying process from one of the front corners. Make sure you use a plastic tool in order not to scratch the surface of the panel.
2. Battery and storage
This laptop has a huge 62Wh battery. Especially for its size. This makes it one of the best performing notebooks in terms of battery life. By the way, keep in mind that before you do some upgrading, it would be best to remove the battery connector. Speaking of upgrading – the Yoga S740 (14) doesn’t offer more than a single M.2 NVMe PCIe x4 slot, as all of the memory is soldered. Despite that, we are talking about a 3733 MHz LPDDR4X modules – insane!
3. Cooling system
In our review we got some controversial results by this rather good-looking cooling solution. And we are not talking about aesthetics. This notebook’s processor is cooled by two heat pipes and two fans, that are placed in either side of the machine. In theory – this should be plenty of headroom for a 15W processor to work with.