We are often confronted with lists which feature the latest laptops, but those lists just end up confusing the users with long lists of specifications.
From those lists of the latest laptops, how will you choose the right laptop for you? That’s exactly where Laptopedia will help you. In this article, we will talk about one of the latest Lenovo Laptop – the Lenovo Yoga Book C930.
What is Lenovo Yoga Book C930?
Lenovo Yoga Book C930 is the second generation of the original Lenovo Yoga book which was a laptop-come-tablet hybrid and launched back in 2016. This new version comes in with many innovative features in it, but how many of those are you actually going to use every day, and are those features justifiable in this price range? Should you consider buying this latest Lenovo laptop? Is this the best laptop in this price range? Is this the best Lenovo laptop? In this review, we will answer all these questions and conclude whether the Lenovo Yoga Book C930 is brilliant or overrated?
Specifications of Lenovo Yoga Book c930
|Processor / CPU||Intel Core i5-7Y54|
|Operating System||Windows 10 (64 bit)|
|Primary Display||10.8" QHD (2560 x 1600) IPS multi-touch|
|Storage||256 GB SSD|
|Graphics||Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 615|
|Secondary Display/Keyboard||10.8” FHD (1920 x 1080) Flexible E Ink Mobius™ touchscreen|
|Battery||36 Wh Li-Ion|
|Weight||0.8 kg (1.8 lbs.)|
|Wi-Fi||802.11AC (2 x 2)|
|Dimensions||260 x 180 x 9.9 mm|
Processors installed in Lenovo Yoga book C930
This Lenovo Yoga Book C930 comes in with the Y series of Intel processors, the 7th Gen Core i5-7Y54.
Performance-wise it is just above the Intel Core i3-5005U. It can handle your day to day tasks like word processing, browsing listening to songs and reading e-books with ease. The clock speed of the processor is 1.2GHz.
For the GPU we have an integrated Intel HD Graphics 615 which is okay for lightweight gaming but nothing more than that.
Is the display of Lenovo Yoga Book C930 good?
For its primary display Yoga Book C930 has a 10.8” (2560 x 1600) Quad HD display which is touch screen.
What is a Quad HD Display?
A Quad HD Display has twice as many pixels as a Full HD display and half as many pixels as 4K resolution.
Also, the display is an IPS display so the screen is viewable from almost any angle. The pixel density is 279.53 ppi. As the word ‘YOGA’ in the name suggests the Lenovo Yoga Book C930 has a flexible, flipping screen so you can use it in tent mode for watching movies or flipped completely back in tablet mode to use it as a tablet.
What are the advantages of an IPS display?
It gives great viewing angles. So if you are working in a group your partner he will be able to see the contents of the screen easily and in today’s scenario, almost all the latest laptops have an IPS display.
How much does Lenovo Yoga Book C930 weigh and how much storage do I get?
Yoga Book comes with a 256 GB SSD for faster read and writes operations but that’s not a big deal because these days all the best laptops have an SSD and out of 256G, 196 GB is usable for you to use. Yoga Book C930 comes with 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM which is a little out-dated since many latest laptops come with DDR4 RAM. Since Lenovo Yoga Book C930 is a convertible tablet-come-laptop, it is pretty lightweight weighing nearly 800 grams or 1.8 lbs.
Connectivity options in Yoga Book C930
In terms of ports and connectivity, we get two USB 3.0 Type C ports. Considering its form factor it’s not a surprise that it lacks HDMI port and Ethernet LAN port. It also misses the good old 3.5mm audio jack. To counter all these missing ports it comes with Wi-Fi support for 802.11ac and Bluetooth supports for version 4.2. There is also a variant which comes with SIM card tray and supports LTE bands for 4G internet connection.
Operating system in Lenovo Yoga Book C930
Unlike its predecessor the 2016 Yoga Book which gave you a choice to choose from two operating systems, the android and windows this one sticks with the Microsoft’s operating system the Windows 10.
It comes with an inbuilt fingerprint reader which is an infrared-based reader, so it makes scanning faster even if the user’s hands are wet. Also, it packs with 2MP camera for video conferencing and has two Dolby Atmos Audio supported speakers. Another feature is the ‘Knock-Knock’ feature where knocking twice on the device when it’s folded makes it unfold. It sounds very latest technology but how frequently are you going to use it?
Battery Life in this Lenovo Hybrid
The battery in Yoga Book C930 is rated at 36-Watt-hour and is made of Li-Ion technology and Lenovo claims the battery backup up to 8.6 hours on the regular mode and a massive 13 hours when using the secondary E-Ink Display which is mostly while reading E-books.
Is the Keyboard of Lenovo Yoga Book C930 great?
Lenovo Yoga Book C930 doesn’t have a physical keyboard it comes with the secondary E-Ink display which can be used as a keyboard and as a sketch pad. To give the user the feeling of working on a physical keyboard the E-Ink display gives them haptic feedback and gives good animations of keys being pressed. The Keyboard is made from E-Ink technology the same technology which Amazon uses in their kindle devices.
An E-Ink display is a simple display technology characterized by high visibility and contrast, a wide viewing angle and low power requirements.
Look and feel of the Lenovo Yoga Book C930
The Yoga Book C930 is aesthetically designed and looks beautiful. It’s 360-degree hinge and its 9.9 mm thickness make it look like an actual notebook. It has an all-metal build which feels premium and comes only in one colour variant which is Iron Grey.
It comes with a massive bezel on all the sides which makes it looks old compared to other devices. It is a comparatively light laptop which makes it easy to carry and take it around.
So, answering the big question ‘Is Lenovo Yoga Book C930 – Brilliant or Overrated’, the one-word answer is, Overrated. It is mainly because of its price. In India it is available with the whooping price of 1,49,990 INR which is very high considering its specifications which are old and you can get many other best laptops in India in this price range and other convertibles in this range like a 256GB SSD version of iPad Pro costs around 85,000 INR and Microsoft Surface Go of 128GB SSD variant costs 50,000 INR. So we will not recommend the Lenovo Yoga Book C930 to you if you are looking for windows hybrid laptop or an alternative for iPad Pro. It’s costly, have nearly out-dated specs and have no value for money.
“So why would Lenovo launch a product in this category, the category of iPad Pro and Surface Go and make it this much costlier than their them?”
Well, the answer is what they are charging you for is its latest technology like E-ink Display, it seems promising but as of now it feels like it is in the prototype version. If Lenovo can fix this and bring down the price a little low then it can be ‘considered’ as an option for the best latest laptops in India.