Even the virtual trackpad can be toggled on and off for additional space. In fact, this is the. My gripes about typing on virtual screens won't go away, mind, but perhaps Lenovo can come up with a solution. Dimensions W x D x H 179. Rap your knuckle twice on the lid and it'll magically pop open, revealing the C930's two displays. So forgive me for being a bit apprehensive about Lenovo's second attempt.
This could impact its usefulness for creative professionals and photographers looking for a mobile editing or sketch station. The Yoga Book C930 is also incredibly flexible. Lenovo Yoga C930 View full gallery The C930's hinge hides a speaker set. Turning on Atmos adds the punch most laptops this size are missing. I like to sketch a lot, so I love the note mode. The small size is great for travelling. Lenovo The lower e-ink display on the Lenovo Yoga Book C930 is optimized for inking.
Lenovo deserves enormous praise for making this viable and easy to at least start using. As you can see from the benchmarks, anything graphics-heavy or too involved is a no-go. There's something inherently cool and useful about the Yoga Book C930. One day, if he's very, very lucky, he'll live out his dream to become the executive producer of Doctor Who before retiring to Radio 4. The virtual one appears when you tap the dot below the spacebar, giving you a decently large target for moving the cursor. Granted, these are Y-series chips with only 4. The sketchpad, meanwhile, will remind older readers of personal digital assistants that existed way back when.
Early verdict The new Lenovo Yoga Book C930 is an update that addresses practically every bugbear that we had with the original model. Pricing for the Yoga Book C930 beings. You'll have to decide if that sort of cash is worth spending on a very sophisticated. We found this mode particularly difficult to type on. The 360-degree rotatable dual display offers people new ways to consume content while staying creative and productive at the same time. We designed for it to be held in one hand, and it allows for users to read, highlight and annotate on it like digital paper.
The feature uses a combination of gyroscopes and magnets so that it only works when laying flat on a table versus being carried in a bag. The dual side speakers produce some pretty good audio for a device this size. That's entirely fair for a device of this size and class, and a breakthrough given it's driving two displays at once. I don't know if Lenovo could, or should, have made little indentations on the display, like the dots you find on most F and J keys. It's possible that more e-ink laptops will filter through in future, but for now, the nearest model is its predecessor, the 2016 Yoga Book. Doing so causes the C930 to spring open slightly, allowing you to crook a finger under the lid and continue opening it. It's far more difficult to type out long documents on a touchscreen, while devices like the iPad Pro only became useful writing machines with a keyboard.
So what have you done to improve the keyboard typing experience? The pen is able to attach to the back of the display lid thanks to a convenient magnet. Inherently, the idea here is to put inking first and typing second. And dual-firing speakers with Dolby Atmos deliver decent quality audio from a device thinner than many smartphones. And then again as you wait for it to clear. If you're used to churning out 70-80 words a minute on a real keyboard, there are going to be issues.
Ultimately, we felt relieved when we switched back to a more conventional keyboard, like that sold with the. Is the loss of physical keys worth greater flexibility? Putting a Windows Hello infrared camera into such a teeny display would seem implausible, but I hope some firmware updates improve that fingerprint reader in the future. The C930 costs almost twice that. Video Camera: Brian Oh Editor: Kyle Maack. Of course, by that logic the Intel Core i5 Y series option will be your best bet to future-proof your purchase, but the Core m3 should be enough to drive a better experience than before.
As much as I'd like to encourage Lenovo's efforts, I'm holding out and saving up for the next-gen version. The only other points of interest along the chassis are the power buttons and the volume rocker placed on the right side. Hit a key, and the screen will animate the button being pressed down and changing color to denote action. Then there is the trackpad, which is surprisingly responsive. When not in use as a display, the lower e-ink screen doubles as a keyboard, and Lenovo has made improvements here as well.
What do I think of typing on E Ink? Currently, the E Ink side does not support books from the Microsoft Store, but that could change later. It was also held back by a sluggish Atom processor. That means you get a more specialized input device, better finger traction on the matte screen, faster response than the previous full-color touchscreen and potentially much better battery life. Tri-purpose e-ink screen But first, that new e-ink screen. So you're left wondering: Who exactly is this aimed at? Last year, Lenovo surprised us with.
In 2018, even the cheapest laptops and tablets should be able to handle basic web browsing with aplomb. Watching a few demo videos, colours were uniform and pleasingly dynamic. That hinge has been replaced with a 360-degree sound bar hinge that is eminently more useful than a slightly thinner body and it still looks cool. Lenovo's was a jaw-dropping look into the future of mobile computing. The larger screen is helpful in every scenario, even with the hefty bezels. An e-reader this is not. The included active pen is discreetly housed and charged in the C930's body and its webcam has a physical slider to block it when not in use.