But it's also difficult to master, especially if you're an experienced touch typist. The port selection on the Lenovo Yoga C930 is slim pickings. The touchpad is large and responsive, and I have no complaints about its functionality. The Yoga C930 doesn't just look premium, it feels sturdy, too. Case in point: the Lenovo Yoga C930 is a convertible. Plus, Lenovo promises up to 14. Our particular model features the first one.
Without yet having time to complete color accuracy and brightness tests, it seems like a very good display. That natural sense of the motion being recorded goes as you wait for the display to refresh so you can see the options panel. Designing for people Our guiding light was the end user, with whom we spent countless hours observing, interviewing, and brainstorming how and why people use their existing convertibles. It's boisterous enough to fill my entire living room and tiny, attached kitchen, but the music was faint when I moved to the opposite end of my apartment. Of course, the Yoga series have kept using the metal fan. The edges are polished and reflect light; there is also a noticeable dispersion effect.
There were many challenges and necessary innovations from a mechanical, audio and manufacturing perspective that had to be balanced within the overall aesthetic and desired form factor. However, it didn't add anything to the laptop — if anything it took up more space than was needed. In terms of overall feel, the laptop never felt sluggish, even with multiple browser tabs open, some with streaming video. Lenovo claims the laptop can handle up to eight hours of general use. The two small rectangles on both sides are the antennas. The Yoga C930 may not be as gorgeous as its mechanical forebear, but what it loses in beauty it recoups in functionality. Audio Bespeckled with a congregation of pinholes, the speaker-hinge might not be as sexy as the watchband hinge, however it also carries out more than one function.
When you do flip the screen over, the laptop transforms into a tablet, albeit an unwieldy one given the 3. Thanks to the 360 hinge and lack of a keyboard, it was easy to flip around the bottom half of the device to prop up the screen. So, we incorporated a physical lens cover that you manually slide to block the camera — called the TrueBlock Privacy Shutter. Lenovo officially launched its lightweight flagship — the Yoga Book C930 last month. Sound bar hinge Lenovo revamped the convertible's audio to complement the enhanced screen, hoping users will see it as a prime media device as well as an all-purpose ultrabook. .
It is not too large or too heavy for a small backpack, and considering the chassis packs in a 13. The Yoga C930 exhibits all the design prowess we're used to seeing from Lenovo. We determined that end users were buying convertibles because of the novelty of the function, but the primary usage was still as a traditional laptop. It has a 360-hinge, aluminum build, and a huge 15-inch screen. Overall, though, the Yoga C930 is one of our favorite premium 2-in-1s. The buttonless, clickable touchpad and backlit keyboard feel quite sturdy, but clicks and button presses are shallow. The Bad Using an E Ink keyboard and touchpad full time is never going to be as good as the real thing.
Lenovo says software behind the keyboard app will adjust to your haphazard typing on the totally flat keys. Keyboard, Touchpad and Stylus Despite just 1. Apart from the beautiful looks and sturdy build quality, the Lenovo Yoga C930 catches the eye with a few unique design choices. The Yoga Book C930 does away with a traditional keyboard, replacing it with a matte e-ink screen that doubles as a writing pad for the included stylus. Nothing is sacred, especially when we have a clean sheet of paper. Sadly, the lid holds onto fingerprints and smudges more than the chassis does, but the uninterrupted metal look is nonetheless sleek and professional.
Battery Life The Lenovo Yoga C930 trailed the premium notebook average ever-so-slightly in its efforts to survive off the charger. The Rotating Sound Bar, as Lenovo calls it, features Dolby Atmos speakers for more immersive sound. To the right of the touchpad is a , which makes signing in easy and fast. But hidden in the back corner of the C930, diagonal to the power button on its top-right corner, is a garage that holds the active pen. You'll have to decide if that sort of cash is worth spending on a very sophisticated. The original Yoga Book was aimed at consumers who enjoyed drawing, and the included pen even allowed you to swap the stylus nib out for one with actual, physical ink inside.
Ultimately, we felt relieved when we switched back to a more conventional keyboard, like that sold with the. However, I enjoyed typing on the C930 even if it couldn't replicate my experience with this year's. Does this profile come at a cost of display brightness? Like most notebooks in its class, the Lenovo Yoga C930 ships with a one year limited warranty. The Yoga C930 has a much better solution, which I hope becomes the standard going forward. You can get more than 11 hours of battery life which is very rare. App Explorer spotlights apps and games from the Windows Store, while LenovoUtility enables special hotkey functions. It's a nice perk to have, particularly for anyone who watches a lot of Dolby Vision content Netflix, iTunes, and other services have some now.
It's possible that more e-ink laptops will filter through in future, but for now, the nearest model is its predecessor, the 2016 Yoga Book. Another input method that comes with the Lenovo Yoga C930 is a tiny active pen equipped with 4,096 points of pressure sensitivity. Once we do, our review will be updated accordingly. Thanks to the Dolby Atmos partnership, you can set different profiles and customize the sound experience a bit. By trade I'm a touch typist — I don't look at my fingers — so while there is some adjustment to the Yoga Book C930 when its placed on a table, I can bang out a few emails, notes, or tweets with ease. That way, no matter how you spin or flip it, the sound comes through crystal clear independent of laptop orientation. This time, Lenovo has entirely dropped its watchband hinge design, replacing it with a unique sound bar feature that now doubles as the hinge with a supporting hinge just to its left, emblazoned with the Lenovo logo.
Those numbers can probably go up if you configure the device with a Core m3-7Y30 processor. I imagine it would look crisper on one of the 4K models of the same laptop. When you want to make alterations, like deleting a portion of text or changing the thickness of your pen, things get harder. Keyboard, Touchpad and Stylus While not up to the lofty standard set by Lenovo ThinkPads, the keyboard on the Yoga C930 is decent for a laptop this thin. That's almost identical to the time its predecessor, the Yoga 920 10:14 , achieved.