Because the Yoga Book flips around either display can be turned off to save on battery. Lenovo covers every niche of the laptop market, offering unlimited options for computer users to choose from. Lenovo's was a jaw-dropping look into the future of mobile computing. For fast typers like we are , you may experience a slight lag to both the button press animations and the letters appearing in your document as you type, which can be a bit disconcerting. In fact, the Yoga Book C930 has the potential to replace your laptop, your tablet, and your Kindle. With support for 4,096 pressure levels, it should be an excellent inking experience. For 2018, Lenovo is redoing the Yoga Book, making the insides match the outside.
By default, the touchpad is hidden and appears only when you tap in the area below the spacebar, which gives the keyboard more room. You can use the keyboard-screen in three different modes — as a keyboard, , or a digital note-taking device. The Yoga Book C930 is entirely a concept-device brought to market for early adopters and boundary pushers. Lenovo claims the laptop can handle up to eight hours of general use. Still, the Yoga Book's key strength has nothing to do with computing performance. It's nowhere near as good as a physical keyboard, but it is also better than you might think. Not having keys where you expect them spatially makes it even harder to feel confident in where your fingers are going.
Interestingly, this style of hinge is disappearing from Lenovo's flagship convertible laptop, , in favor of another unique hinge design, this one with a built-in speaker. While the fake touchpad tracks well, not having a physical click takes a bit to get used to. There are compromises, it costs a lot, and most people will not see a need for it. 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. The almost doubling of the price means the Lenovo Yoga Book C930 is pitched at an almost entirely new market. Dimensions W x D x H 179.
Lenovo plans to add support for ePub and Mobi ebook formats next year. While we loved a lot of things about the original, what really excites us about the Lenovo Yoga Book C930 is that it promises to address the issues we had with its predecessor. It attaches to the back of the display lid with a powerful handy magnet when you're not using it, and it's far more accurate and precise than a cheap capacitive stylus. Does an e-ink touchscreen offer the best of all worlds? It was a problem with the original Yoga Book, which was even thinner. Neither is the Yoga Book C930 adept at playing demanding games, although at least this is one deficiency that it shares with the rest of its competitors, almost all of which offer frame rates far below the minimum 30 frames per second we consider acceptable for smooth gameplay on the Heaven and Valley gaming simulations. Ultimately, we felt relieved when we switched back to a more conventional keyboard, like that sold with the. There's something inherently cool and useful about the Yoga Book C930.
We found this mode particularly difficult to type on. The two halves of the Yoga Book C930 connect using Lenovo's iconic watchband-style hinge. But this otherwise svelte laptop is hiding two new significant features that set this laptop apart from the herd. But the price increase is harder to stomach. The keyboard is expanded out to fill the entire 10.
By default it's a keyboard, but you can tap a row of icons in the upper right corner to transform it into a digital slate similar to the , or an ereader similar to the Amazon Kindle. Battery life is estimated at 14. It's a nifty and novel experience, but in my testing, drawing and writing on the E Ink display was no easier than using the stylus on the main display, due primarily to the sluggish refresh rate. © 2019 iPrice Group Sdn Bhd 1113954 - D. You can follow Dan on Twitter and Instagram. He is obsessed with tech of all sorts and has been covering news for the Mobile Nations network and Windows Central since 2014. A Specialized Laptop, a Bit Too Dear Unfortunately, two major downsides shadow Lenovo's improvements to the Yoga Book.
The choice is also reflected in the just 8. The Lenovo Yoga Book C930, on the other hand, has different aspirations, with Lenovo seemingly aiming for a more premium product. Not so with the new version. Another neat feature is the trackpad. Who is Yoga Book C930 for? Inside, the results in the Yoga Book C930 receiving disappointing performance scores compared with other laptops in its price range. Lenovo is going strong with its Yoga series of consumer laptops, and this year it's expanding the series with a new, traditional clamshell laptop that's not a 2-in-1.
Because of its thin profile of only 0. While typing on a screen will never feel as responsive or tactile as using a physical keyboard, Lenovo has included some clever tricks in the screen to make it feel more comfortable to write on. However, seeing as Intel initially developed this device, there could be some politics at play here too. So, with improved hardware the original Yoga Book suffered from under-powered components and a potentially revolutionary design, could Lenovo have a real hit with the Yoga Book C930? But whether the execution can live up to the ideas is another question entirely. At least the process for transferring these files to the E Ink display is straightforward—you can navigate the Windows file structure directly on the display. The second screen uses E Ink technology to replicate a keyboard.
E Ink display doesn't support ebook formats. Check back soon for our full Yoga Book C930 review, and let us know your thoughts below! We plan to run an e-reader specific battery life test and a test of the tablet battery life with the e-ink screen turned off. Those specs are nothing remarkable, which means the bulk of the cost of the Lenovo Yoga Book C930 appears to come from the second screen. But like the Surface Go, the performance is good enough rather than stellar. This hands-on review covers the specs, benchmarking performance, Precision Pen and the rest of the hardware. On the flip side, going with Intel means no fuss and excellent all-around performance.
The result is a monochrome display with a painfully slow refresh rate, but also one that consumes a minuscule amount of energy and is unaffected by bright ambient light. Thanks to these hinges, Lenovo remains at the forefront of the 2-in-1 trend. Lenovo also now hides a fingerprint reader in the power button giving users access to Windows Hello. With a brightness of 500 nits and an 85% color gamut, the screen of the Lenovo Yoga Book C930 really is beautiful to behold. Without yet having time to complete color accuracy and brightness tests, it seems like a very good display.