31 August 2018
Lenovo at IFA 2018 has brought many new products, including the latest flagship 2-in-1 – Yoga C930. Other highlights of the event include the Yoga Book C930 laptop which is ultraportable and has dual display. Also, Lenovo has previewed the thin-and-light Yoga S730 2-in-1.
Talking first about the Lenovo Yoga C930, the 2-in-1 is powered by Intel’s 8th-gen Core i5 or Core i7-8550U processors. It has a 13.9-inch touchscreen display with either a full HD or 4K resolution. The RAM is expandable up to 16GB RAM and the SSD storage can have up to 2TB of space.
The Lenovo Yoga C930 can also take voice inputs to enable Cortana and Alexa, thanks to the far-range mics to recognize voice commands from up to four meters away. Lenovo says the users’ feedbacks have inspired them to make the multi-touch experience more valuable. Lenovo has integrated a Garaged Pen with charging capability directly into the Yoga C930’s chassis.
In an attempt to elevate the audio experience, Lenovo has used the hinge as a dynamic audio device. Lenovo says to adopt such a new design that should neither compromise on sound and the aesthetics, the team had to carefully construct this. There were challenges behind the new proposal but eventually, it happened. The rotating soundbar has been carefully crafted in collaboration with the team at Dolby. The sound ar includes custom designed tweeters so as to maximize the sound quality. They have been balanced with woofers in the base. According to Lenovo, the software further optimizes the tuning as the user changes the orientations of Yoga C930.
Another interesting addition is the physical lens cover that you manually slide to block the camera. Lenovo calls this cover the TrueBlock Privacy Shutter and it has been applied for users who put tape or stickers over the camera in their laptop. Now, this offering from the company itself is expected to make a big impact to such users. The battery life of the Lenovo Yoga C930 is rated at 14.5 hours with a full-HD screen or 9 hours with a 4K screen.
Now, the Yoga Book C930, which is the successor to 2016’s Yoga Book has also been launched at IFA. It features a 10.8-inch display with 2560x1600 pixels resolution. It is 9.9mm thick, weighs 0.775kg (Wi-Fi only) or 0.79kg (with LTE). And, it has been rated to deliver up to 10 hours of battery life.
One of the highlights of the notebook includes double-knock to open the lid. The Yoga Book C930 uses the accelerometers to detect the gestures that pop the lid to open.
The Lenovo Yoga Book C930 has an e-ink display that functions as the keyboard. The Yoga Book C930 can be folded over with its 360-degree hinge for a tablet mode or an e-book reader. It is powered by Intel's low-power 7th Gen Core m3-7Y30 or Core i5-7Y54 processors and coupled with 4GB RAM and up to 256GB storage, plus a microSD card slot. It boasts of Dolby Atmos audio and bundles Precision Pen designed by Wacom.
Both the Yoga C930 and the Yoga Book C930 will be available in Europe and some parts of the world in late September, with starting prices of €1,499 and €999 respectively.