If you want it -almost- everything in a laptop, the Lenovo Yoga C930 is one of the most versatile and complete ultralight notebooks on the market . A convertible computer with a 13.9-inch rotating screen, a very light and precious design, Dolby Atmos sound system and optional 4K resolution to view applications and multimedia content in great detail.
To that must be added an autonomy of up to 14 and a half hours in the Full HD model (9 hours in 4K), Intel Core i7 processors with up to 16 GB of RAM and an internal memory of up to 1 TB in SSD format. And as if that weren't enough, it also includes a touch pen to carry out designs and manual writing. Almost nothing.
Of course, apart from the powerful presentation sheet of this model there are other elements that can only be discovered with use. Is it comfortable to use? How about the physical connections? Does the sound live up to what it promises? I've had the opportunity to test the Lenovo Yoga C930 for over a month as a primary computer. This has been my experience and the pros and cons that I have found in this premium laptop, which you have in stores for a price that starts at 1,200 euros .
index of contents
- Features of the Lenovo Yoga C930
- Precious design
- Optional 4K display
- Internal memory and processor
- Average autonomy
- Advanced connections with a but
- Price and reviews
Features of the Lenovo Yoga C930
|Lenovo Yoga C930|
|screen||Rotating 13.9-inch IPS screen with Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) or 4K UHD (3,820 x 2,160 pixels) resolution|
|Processor and RAM||Up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7|
Up to 16GB RAM
|Internal memory||256GB / 512GB / 1TB in PCIe SSD format|
|Graphics||Integrated Graphics Intel HD 620 Graphics|
|Sound||Rotating soundbar with Dolby Atmos speakers|
|Autonomy||Up to 14.5 hours in Full HD display configuration|
Up to 9 hours on 4K UHD display configuration
|Connections||1 x USB 3.1|
2 x USB Type-C compatible with Thunderbolt technology
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home|
|Colors||Steel gray, mica|
|Design and dimensions||Metal|
322mm x 227mm x 14.5mm (1.38kg)
|Featured Features||Fingerprint reader, built-in optical pen|
|Price||From 1,200 euros|
The Lenovo Yoga C930 is a laptop that immediately enters your eyes . It falls in love at first glance and is one of the most beautifully finished laptops I have tested to date. And that is not particularly light, since its 1.38 kilos places it far from other leading models with the same screen size. Nor is it his battle, and it shows. This model is made of metal with an attractive steel gray color, which shares the entire body except the bezels of the screen itself.
One of the elements that the company has most wanted to highlight in its design is the rotating soundbar with Dolby Atmos sound . What does it mean that it is rotating? The small soundbar also works as part of the hinge when it comes to rotating the screen. However, the great novelty is that it moves in such a way that we always have the audio output from the speakers out. In this way, a good sound experience is achieved in any position of the notebook. Regarding its own quality, without being the best I have heard on a laptop, it has a quite achieved surround effect. It doesn't do wonders for the bass, but the experience is above what you usually experience in an ultralight. The solution is very original and the construction is robust, at least from what I have been able to test during this time.
As for the keyboard, the keys have good height and are well separated from each other. Perhaps a bit more resistance is needed in the keys to give a more mechanical keyboard feel. But what does not convince me is something common to many Lenovo laptops, which have the Enter key very close to the ç and also has an elongated but not very wide size. That is, until you get used to it, it is very easy to get confused about the key, although at this point it hardly ever happens. What I did like is that the keyboard is backlit in an elegant purple color, with two degrees of illumination.
If you are looking for an extra point of security in your laptop, the Lenovo Yoga C930 incorporates a fingerprint reader that you can take advantage of with Windows Hello to log in.
Now, we cannot finish this point without making a mention of the stylus that the Lenovo Yoga C930 incorporates . If you are used to sketching or drawing with pencil on tablets, you will find this add-on really interesting. Its operation is precise and it can become an interesting accessory even to navigate more comfortably on the Internet or to sign documents. Of course, if you are not used to using this type of pencil, it runs the risk of being forgotten in its compartment. By the way, this one is to the right of the soundbar, very close to the on / off button. It may not be the best idea because when pressing to remove the pen it is very easy to hit the off button by mistake.
Optional 4K display
In the field of display, there are two different configurations for this laptop. Both with an IPS type screen, but what changes is the resolution. Full HD in the case of the input option and 4K in the most powerful . In my case, I was able to test the 4K UHD setting. Personally, I think that at this screen size you can enjoy a good level of detail with the Full HD resolution and in fact most of the time I lowered the resolution to avoid wasting so much battery. Where it is most noticeable if it meets the screen is in the brightness and color treatment sections. The experience is good with 300 nits for the screen, but the truth is that it can suffer a bit more when you use it outdoors. Regarding the color treatment, it is capable of covering 99% of the sRGB space. The colors are vibrant and we have the advantage that the viewing angles with this type of screen are very high, which will allow us to see the screen from practically any position without distorting the image.
Internal memory and processor
The Lenovo Yoga C930 opts for memory in the PCIe SSD format. Specifically, we have different configurations ranging from 256 GB to 1 TB. The company has announced that it will also later incorporate a version with 2 TB memory, but at the moment the date on which it will be available has not been confirmed. In my case, I have been able to test the model with 500 GB. In my personal experience both the loading and opening of applications and files is up to what is expected of a premium range ultrabook. However, I always like to take the team through a test like CrystalDiskMark 7 to give you concrete figures. The memory of the Lenovo Yoga C930 reaches speeds of writing of almost 1,700 MB / s and reading of 1,645 MB / s . Very good data that marks the quality of this SSD card.
As for its processor, we have several options up to 8th generation Intel Core i7 chips . The processor in our test model is the Intel Core i7-8550U, quad-core clocked at 1.80 GHz. This speed can be brought up to 4 GHz at times when more performance is required. The processor is combined with a 16 GB RAM (8 GB in the input configuration). In short, good power to run most applications in the Windows universe, but not those that require a lot of graphics performance (there are no configurations with a dedicated graphics card).
And what about autonomy? This is the point that I have generated the most doubts during the test of the Lenovo Yoga C930. According to official figures, we can reach up to nine hours of use with the 4K version and 14.5 hours in the case of the version with a Full HD screen . In my case, I have tried the 4K laptop and the truth is that the autonomy is somewhat short. I travel a lot and have a habit of working from my laptop while on the go. In the end, with a brightness level near the maximum and with navigation and office programs the Yoga C930 has usually lasted around four or five hours on some charges. In this case, I would have liked to check the durability of the configuration with a Full HD screen.
Advanced connections with a but
In the field of connections, it shows that we are facing a premium laptop that bets on the most advanced connectors. Physical connections are concentrated on the left side, with two USB Type-C 3.1 ports supporting Thunderbolt technology . One of these ports also serves to load the equipment. More professional users will appreciate these connections, but if you are an advanced user who wants to enjoy a premium laptop, you will not get as much juice. When it comes to standard-size USB ports, we only have one. Without a doubt, it remains somewhat scarce if we want to connect both a mouse and a USB memory or another type of similar peripheral.
Within the wireless connections we have both next-generation Bluetooth and WiFi 6 (WiFi AC) to connect the laptop to the 5 GHz bandwidth.
Price and reviews
The Lenovo Yoga C930 can be found in the market for a price that starts at 1,200 euros in its starting configuration . This includes a Full HD screen and an Intel Core i5 processor. In short, we are facing a model that can be defined as precious due to the care that has been put into its design. The rotating soundbar is a great idea to take advantage of the very hinge that the screen rotates on. The stylus itself has even been integrated into a compartment in the front area of the equipment . And all this while maintaining a very good harmony of all its elements. Perhaps in this search for harmony they have left some other element, such as a second full-size USB port.
For the rest, both the power and the internal memory are at a very high level for an ultrabook, while one more point of autonomy and perhaps some brightness of the panel are missing. All in all, a good choice for users looking for a premium laptop with the versatility of the rotating touchscreen and add-ons like the stylus.