Lenovo Yoga C930$1,079
- Beautiful 14" 4K Touchscreen display
- Premium 2-in1 build
- Useful Active Stylus Pen with built-in slot for convenient storing
- Innovative Soundbar Hinge powered by Dolby Atoms
- Occasional Soundbar Audio Engine Issues
Best 2-in-1 Convertable laptop on the market
Lenovo Yoga brand- known for being a pioneer of the 2-in-1 category, a premium model line offering convertible laptops with touchscreens that double as large tablets. The Lenovo Yoga C930 is the latest in the Yoga brand, replacing last year’s watch strap-like hinge for a soundbar with a Dolby Atmos Speaker System. As great of a laptop as the C930 is, everything (literally) revolves around its soundbar hinge – which has to be the all-time cleverest innovation to laptops – at least where audio is concerned.
With two mini hinges surrounding the sound -bar, it rotates so that the subwoofers always face downward,no matter the orientation of the laptop. It’s the perfect union of style and function,the result of some pretty innovative engineering.
“Dolby Atmos delivers breathtaking, three-dimensional audio that flows above and around you with depth and precision. Combining two sets of speakers – featuring powerful down-firing woofers, custom tweeters, and unique vibration buffers that reduce unwanted noise – your audio will sound bigger, deeper, and more accurate. It’s sound you can feel.”
|Processor||Intel® Core™ i7-8550U (1.80GHz, up to 4.0GHz with Turbo Boost, 8MB Cache)|
|Operating System||Windows 10|
|Display Type||13.9″ UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS, glossy, multi-touch|
|Memory||16GB DDR4 2400MHz (Onboard)|
|Hard Drive||512GB Solid State Drive, PCIe-NVME M.2|
|Graphics||Integrated Intel® UHD Graphics 620|
|Keyboard||Backlit Keyboard – US English|
|Wireless||802.11 AC (2 x 2) & Bluetooth® 4.1|
The review unit we received from Lenovo came equipped with an core i7 processor,16 GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage. All Yoga c930s come with security focused features like fingerprint readers and Lenovo’s Thinkshutter cover for the 2MP webcam, which is pretty much useless in all scenarios except for the most well-lit environments. On the creative side, it also conceals an active stylus in a slot right behind the screen that charges the pen when it’s stored away.
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The Yoga C930 fits squarely into the high-end commercial laptop category, allowing everyone business executives to stay connected and productive while mobile. The loud,full audio from the speakers, along with the pressure sensitive display SmartPen equips a broad group of creatives-from musicians to illustrators, in one skillful stroke.
The c930’s smartpen is more than a capacitive stylus, interacting with the display using two programmable buttons. The display also has Wacom technology, offering 2048 points of pressure sensitivity. Combined with Windows Ink, the Yoga laptop serves as a fine all purpose slate for graphic designers. If your less ambitious, it’s great for note taking as well.
The C930 is an easy recommendation for anyone looking for a laptop for the 2-in-1 category, and a fine addition to Lenovo’s innovative Yoga brand. There’s not much to say to criticize this laptop, except that the model with the 4K display takes a hit on the battery department in exchange for the cutting-edge display but until Intel’s 10th gen comet lake CPU hit the market, that’s the case for all laptops with 4k screens. If your looking for a versatile all in one without the fragility of a detachable, the Lenovo C930 is as great as they come.