Lenovo recently announced the Yoga A940, an all-in-one device that is supposed to compete with Microsoft Surface Studio 2. Does it have what it takes to beat the completion? Here’s a comparison between the two devices for readers who considering buying one of them.

When the Yoga A940 was first announced at the CES 2019 it seemed like a device that was aimed primarily at content creators. The device allows for pen input, and the screen can be tilted to 25 degrees, which should make it easy for digital drawing and painting.

The Yoga A940 comes equipped with a 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processors, Mspoweruser reported. For memory, the users can get up to 32GB DDR4 memory and up to 512GB PCIe SSD or go for the 2TB SATA HDD storage. For graphics it has the AMD Radeon RX 560.

Other features of the Yoga A940 include an LED at the bottom to help the user work efficiently with sufficient light. There is an infrared camera for Windows Hello authentication, and a wireless charging support at the bottom. Users can also connect with Cortana or Alexa, speaking into the device from a distance of up to 4 meters. It has a 27-inch optional 4K IPS touchscreen display with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos Speaker System.

The Surface Studio 2 on the other hand previous generation 7th Gen quadcore Core i7 7820 HQ processor. There are 16GB and 32GB RAM options and a 1TB or 2 TB PCIe NVMe SSD memory. The graphics options are Nvidia GTX1060 6GB or GTX1070 8GB GPU, The Verge reported. It has a slightly bigger 28-inch 4500 x 3000 pixel touchscreen.

Lenovo Lenovo Yoga A940 is a cheaper alternative to Microsoft Surface Studio 2. In Picture: The Lenovo logo is pictured at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the world's biggest mobile fair, on February 27, 2018 in Barcelona. Photo: Getty Images/Pau Barrena

The features of Yoga A940 that are similar to Microsoft Surface Studio 2 include the control function device. While Microsoft offers the Surface Dial as a separate accessory, the Lonovo device has its Precision Dial built into it. The Precision Dial can be placed either the left or the right hand side, depending on the convenience of the user.

According to a report by Engadget, The Yoga A940 is a good competitor to the Surface Studio 2. There are a few reported issues with the Lenovo device, like the dual-hinge isn’t as smooth as Microsoft’s device and users have to be careful while drawing because that may be taken as a brush input at times.

The biggest differentiating factor of the two devices is the price.The Lenovo Yoga A940 is priced at around $2,350 retail. The Microsoft Surface Studio 2 has a starting price of around $3,499.