Lenovo has introduced its new Yoga C930 convertible notebook. Just like last year’s Yoga 920 PC, the new generation Yoga laptop is based on Intel’s 8th Gen Core i-series processor with four cores, however the C930 comes in a new CNC-machined aluminum enclosure that features a new 360-degree watchband hinge, as well as a Dolby Atmos-supporting soundbar.

The Lenovo Yoga C930 is powered by Intel’s Core i5-8250U or Core i7-8550U processors, which are paired with 8/12/16 GB of DDR4 memory. Storage is provided by a PCIe SSD, with Lenovo offering a range of capacities from 256 GB to 2 TB.

Just like the previous-generation Yoga 920, the latest model is outfitted with a 13.9” IPS display panel with very thin bezels, with a choice of either Ultra-HD (3840×2160) or Full-HD (1920×1080) resolutions. Meanwhile, the new LCD also supports Dolby Vision HDR. Furthermore, Lenovo equipped its Yoga C930 with a Dolby Atmos-supporting soundbar. Speaking of audio subsystem, the convertible laptop is also equipped with a far field microphone and supports Wake on Voice functionality.

When it comes to connectivity, the new Yoga C930 has an 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth controller, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, as well as one USB 3.1 (Gen 1) Type-A port. In addition, the notebook has a fingerprint reader and a webcam with a privacy shutter.

From portability point of view the new Yoga C930 seems to be very similar to its predecessor, the Yoga 920. The system features a 14.5-mm z-height and weighs 1.38 kilograms (3.04 pounds). As for battery life, the Yoga C930 with a Full-HD display can work for 14.5 hours on one charge, whereas the Yoga C930 with an Ultra-HD screen can work for 9 hours.

Lenovo will start sales of its Yoga C930 in October, with prices starting at $1,399.99. Meanwhile creative professionals will want to take note that Lenovo will be bundling its new 4096-level stylus with the laptop, which may help tip the scales here.

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  • timecop1818 - Wednesday, September 05, 2018 - link

    1080p is garbage and 4k needs at least mx150 to be usable. where are <= 13" laptops with 4k, dgpu, and full keyboard (pgup/down/home keys on right side) Reply
  • diehardmacfan - Wednesday, September 05, 2018 - link

    I prefer 1080p screens on anything less than 15'' Reply
  • piroroadkill - Thursday, September 06, 2018 - link

    Hahaha, the resolution treadmill!! No, 1366×768 was shit. 1920×1080 is perfectly acceptable, I absolutely HATE scaling on Windows. Reply
  • MrSpadge - Thursday, September 06, 2018 - link

    With 1080p the battery lasts 50% longer. Sure, noone wants this garbage! Reply
  • kaidenshi - Thursday, September 06, 2018 - link

    "Garbage" that increases battery life by 5 hours. "Garbage" that doesn't require scaling on a tiny laptop screen.

    What's with the gatekeeping? What do you gain by trashing sensible options that don't even affect you, and calling for nonsensical desktop specs on a machine that was never meant to be one's only computer?
    Reply
  • Valantar - Thursday, September 06, 2018 - link

    1080p on anything up to 15" is percfectly acceptable, don't be daft. 4K on a 13" laptop is entirely unnecessary. You'd need to run it at 200% scaling anyhow (or more), which brings usable resolution right back down to 1080p. It might be marginally sharper, but you wouldn't notice outside of the dramatically reduced battery life. Reply
  • minde - Thursday, September 06, 2018 - link

    With k4 movies bdrip or bdremux files about 50gb will be down to 5h this pc. I have ultrabook convertible. battery life to 11h. 2k movies with fhd lcd down to 7.5h with wqhd lcd down to 4,5h. I replaced lcd panels.
    With uhd lcd must be better battery . For exp: FHD lcd 50wh with UHD lcd 80wh
    Reply
  • Tams80 - Saturday, September 08, 2018 - link

    Thank goodness your ignorant waffle is being put down here.

    If you like 4k, great, go for it. You can buy a model with a 4k display. Just don't tell us what we want.
    Reply
  • Sayashr - Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - link

    The problem is that most of the time you have the 1080p option and no 4K option. This is killing many of us; good that it's a happystance for you. Reply
  • hanselltc - Thursday, September 06, 2018 - link

    lets see if there will be any ryzen mobile updates in these new chassis. playing games at 50% render resolution at 720p on intel graphics has been painful -- maybe with some vega juice in there i can do 75% render resolution. Reply

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