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Lenovo - Yoga Book C930 2-in-1 10.8" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 4GB Memory - 128GB Solid State Drive - Iron Gray-Front_Standard

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Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 31 reviews

71%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 3.4 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome device that seems too expensive

    Posted
    JayR
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Part of this review is being typed up on my Yoga Book C930 (aka the Yoga Book 2), on a flight, in a dimly lit cabin, with some turbulence. I've got to say I've really enjoyed traveling with this thing. It's very thin and light, has no fans, is unique, and has some cool little features. It fits perfectly on the seat tray and can be set to various positions - the usual laptop way, as a tent, fully opened like a tablet, both screens held sideways like a book, or with the e-ink screen(keyboard) laying upside down (which is the best for watching movies). The outside of the device looks great and clean with nice edges. The e-ink screen is nice in the light, but can't be seen well in the dark. It's not backlit. To be able to type in a dark plane I changed the keyboard keys to white and am using the light from the regular screen, and my limited typing and memory skills. My fingers can't sit on the keys without them registering a key swipe, so they have to hover just over the keyboard. The responsiveness is quite amazing for this type of keyboard. Even though I type slower and make mistakes with this keyboard, it's still pretty fun. That said, typing several pages of a report could probably get annoying after a while. The keys move or signal visually when pressed, along with feeling haptic feedback (which sounds like an old Macintosh computer reading a disk). There's also supposed to be another sound (not the haptic feedback sound), but I've yet to here it. The settings that allow this sound's volume to be changed seem to make no difference. The included pen and e-ink screen are impressive and feel great when drawing or writing, but the menu buttons on the e-reader can feel a bit slow when pressed. E-books aren't compatible yet, but I heard that feature will be added in early 2019. By the way, the regular screen looks really good and bright, even if it could use less bezels. I've typed this much in a half hour, after watching Netflix with a dim screen and no Wi-Fi for an hour and a half, and the battery has drained 20%. That's pretty good, but with wifi on and a brighter screen I can't get a good estimate on how long the battery should last. Somewhere between five and eight hours I guess. Reviewers have said it can last up to 10 hours with normal use of browsing and typing. Along with an e-ink screen the Yoga Book features a magnetic lid (opens with two knocks or the volume button), two dolby speakers, two USB-C ports, and a USB-C fast charger. There's a fingerprint sensor but I've only gotten it to work three times out of about twenty. It doesn't even activate for use half the time, so I use a code instead. Lenovo included it's own software, but some of the functions don't allow me to change stuff and sometimes they switch back to original settings on their own. This little laptop has lower specs, but it's pretty fast. Menus and websites pop up or load quickly. As incredible as it's for how much is packed inside this little device, it's understandable that compromises had to be made. However, I've to mention the price. I got this on sale, but the hardware specs don't reflect the $900 and up price tag. I wanted to give this computer five stars, but for the price there should be more ram and/or storage. I can think of compactness, weight, the pen and Wacom technology, and the second screen as possible reasons for the cost. Aside from that, I'm happy with this laptop/tablet/e-reader.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent, Ultra Portable 3-in-1 PC

    Posted
    M1A2G3A
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I can appreciate the fact that this innovative little 3-in-1 PC can be intimidating to some people. But as an "Out Of The Box" thinker like myself I applaud Lenovo for releasing the very unique, Yoga Book C930. Yes, it's expensive in relation to other devices in this ultra slim notebook category. Like anything made in limited quantities, the lack of economies of scale keep the production costs high. Folks, we think nothing of dropping $1000.00 + for the latest iPhone / Galaxy but complain endlessly about a really cool device like the YB C930. I have traveled extensively with the Yoga Book C930 over the past 2 months and it has been an valued companion. Below are the Pros and Cons. Pros: 1. @@@@@@@ Great battery life. 8 1/2 hours (Supplemented by an external portable USB-C battery back up pack. Adds an an additional 6 hours of power. @@@@@@@ 2. @@@@@@@ I really like the convenience of the Eink keyboard/ writing pad/ Reader. I don't have to worry about crumbs, dirt etc getting lodged in a physical keyboard. The surface is easily cleanable. 3. @@@@@@@ I took advantage of the extra $100.00 student discount deal which helped reduced the price. 4. @@@@@@@ LCD touch screen is absolutely brilliant! Outstanding detail with crisp, clear images. Great video feedback. 5. @@@@@@@ Insanely light and thin. 6) Comes with Digital pen and keyboard at no additional cost when compared to MS Surface. Cons: 1. @@@@@@@ Lack of backlit keyboard 2. @@@@@@@ Battery takes a little too long to charge completely. Over came this issue by adding external power pack. 3. @@@@@@@ A bit of a learning curve for typing on the E-Ink Screen. 4. @@@@@@@ Lack of Kindle, B&N, Kobo ebook support. @@@@@@@@ Once this function is added I can imagine these YB C930 will be jumping off the shelf! @@@@@@@ 5. @@@@@@@ Lack of headphone jack. @@@@@@@@ Easily resolved by purchasing USB-C to Headphone Jack) Lenovo should have included one with this package. 6. @@@@@@@ i5 processor is not quick when multiple windows are open. 7. @@@@@@@ Yes, I agree, there is no reason in this day and age that this product does not have 8gb of RAM memory. 4GB is ridiculous. 8. @@@@@@@ Lack of cases, sleeves etc. on the Lenovo website store. Bottom line: The Yoga Book C930 3-in-1 is not for everyone. If you like a beautifully built, minimalist travel PC and can live with some of the limitations then this is for you. This should not be thought of as your one and only PC but instead as an awesome supplemental travel PC. Go for it! You won't be disappointed if you understand it's position in your connected life. Enjoy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Design from the future, performance from the past

    Posted
    BryanMSI
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    What's wrong? There are so many things it is hard to know where to start?? The fingerprint sensor is terrible. I could only get it to work with my thumb. It would simply not finish the setup process if I used my fingers (and I tried several). Only my thumb would work enough to complete the setup process. So right away, this computer is a bit of a letdown. The knock to open feature is neat, but works about 1/3 to ? of the time. You'll be rapping on the top cover like a fool trying to get this thing to open. Even worse, the opening delay is variable so sometimes it DOES work but seems like it didn't so just when you're starting the second knock-knock it pops open just to be pushed closed again. The e-Ink panel is very slow to update, which is no fault of Lenovo (it is how the tech works) but it is highly impractical to use it for viewing PDFs. Moving from page-to-page is SLOOOOOW and forget about annotating PDFs. Not supported. Selecting a portion of the screen is possible but just moving the grab handles around on the e-ink is really janky. Also the e-ink is not backlit. Even a cheap Kindle reader is backlit. Makes typing and viewing in low light a pain. As others have noted, Kindle books do not work on the e-ink display either. So basically the e-ink panel is pretty worthless. The pen magnetically attaches to the lid in two different configurations, but not strongly enough to stay put in a bag or even when carrying. Plan on losing the stylus in short order, or not taking it with you which defeats a big part of the reason for owning the Yoga Book. Charging is glacially slow. A 29-watt USB C charger couldn't even keep up with use and the battery slowly drained while plugged in. Even with a fast 67 watt USB-C charger the device was charging at about 10% AN HOUR while being used. That's horrible. I would estimate that it would take the better part of a work day to charge this device and use it at the same time. Other reviewers have mentioned slow charging but this is almost non-functional. Perhaps the biggest surprise is that Lenovo chose to use a relatively speedy processor and SSD and then skimped on the RAM. 4GB is simply not enough to run Windows 10 in 2019. Opening more than a couple of apps (or a few browser tabs) leads to weird delays and hiccups in the experience particularly when switching between apps. However, even loading a web page with a lot of ads or media cause a very strange slowdown. The 8GB Surface Go, the laptop which is probably in many ways closest to the C030 by comparison runs slow and steady most of the time whereas the Lenovo runs fast and then slows briefly to a crawl, presumably as the contents of memory are paged in and out of swapfile on the SSD. Constant swapfile use by the way, will lower SSD life. Of all the issues, the slow speed of a $1000 laptop is just not acceptable. Typing is, strangely enough, not the worst part of the device. Sure, it is nowhere near as good as a real keyboard but it works well enough. Vibration feedback is decent and there were no delays while typing. The virtual trackpad also works pretty well although click-and-drag is kind of funky. Still, it is very usable. Unfortunately, because the e-ink is so badly done, I feel like the loss of a keyboard doesn't bring much in return. I really really really wanted to like the Yoga Book c930. If the overall system speed would have been better (helped immensely no doubt by another 4GB of RAM) and the charging had worked better, I could have and would have overlooked some of the other quirks. But as it stands, it is an extremely poor value that fails to offset its downsides by its unique design. Why 2 stars instead of 1? I give it an extra star for pure creativity. Admire it in the store. And then keep walking toward other laptops.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for your feedback. The C90 Yoga Book is the world's thinnest dual display laptop with E-Ink and is designed for the mobile end user with plenty of power for Windows 10 and Microsoft Office.
      Lenovo™ Yoga™ Book C930 rewrites the rules of productivity with not one, but two displays, including one built with E Ink. The versatile E Ink screen morphs itself to meet all your needs. Typing out an e-mail or report? The E Ink screen turns into a dynamic, customizable keyboard with multi-language support. Capturing ideas for a big project? Turn your E Ink screen into digital paper at the touch of a button, and capture it all with the Precision Pen. Reviewing documents for an extended amount of time? Flip them into E Ink format, saving strain on your eyes. Combine all this in a supremely thin and light form factor with marathon battery life, and you have a truly portable productivity device to get all your work done. Lenovo

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Too expensive for what it is

    Posted
    Mick
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    The unit itself is very impressive. The Knock to open feature is very useful. The ereader based keyboard is innovative but really needs to be backlit as this unit is great for reading or doing light work when in bed without disturbing others. The biggest drawback is the cost of the unit. $900 dollars is just too much for this unit. It should really be about $600 at most. Also charging this much money for a Windows 10 device with just 4GBs of memory is not a good value. Lenovo almost hit it out the park with this unit but just missed a few critical marks.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    4 gigs and a backlight short of excellent.

    Posted
    Javitzso
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    The screen is very nice. The tap-to-open feature is smart for the design. The hinge is solid, not a lot of screen wobble. It's thin and light. It needs 8 gigs of ram. With a touch keyboard and no haptic feedback, you can't quite be sure if it is you missing a key or if the OS slowing down. The keyboard is surprisingly comfortable. It needs to be backlit (Indiglo? @@@@@@@ . The picture makes it look backlit. It would look very nice. The keyboard needs more layout options. The arrow keys cannot be pressed simultaneously (other key combos work).

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      The Lenovo Yoga Book is a unique dual screen device. A dynamic E Ink screen morphs between keyboard, sketchpad and e-reader—and sits side by side with a vibrant QHD display. Featuring visual and haptic feedback that mimic a “real” keyboard, the E-Ink screen offers a 22 percent increase in typing productivity from our previous Yoga Book. It’s powered by AI, which means the more you use it, the more accurate it becomes. Plus, you’ll be able to customize the keyboard depending on your preferred language and format. The keys on the AI keyboard are created by light so there is no need for backlighting. You can use the E-Ink screen as a drawing tablet. Sketch, write, develop formulas, and more on the Yoga Book C930 with E Ink Note. Then digitize the image or text with a few clicks, and effortlessly add it to Microsoft Word or other programs on the main display. E Ink Note works seamlessly with Windows 10 apps, syncing with One Note so you won’t lose a single thought. Here is a link to the online User Guide and manual for the Yoga Book C930 for more information:  https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/tablets/yoga-series/yoga-book-c930/documentation Lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    3-5 Stars for varying reasons....

    Posted
    ABoxOfLogic
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    So this laptop is super cool. It's small, light and very crisp screen. It's a little too small for my eyes but I want to love it. The keyboard is super cool too but not without it's problems. 1). The trackpad is slow to respond and smaller then it should be - you can read a lot of comments about this online but I'd like more flexibility/customization for it. 2). As cool as the keyboard is, it has NO backlight. Of Course it doesn't because it's E-Ink - but they should let the brightness go very high on it so you can use in the dark and it taps out too early and the laptop is unusable in the night - especially since you can't touch type since you can't feel any keys! Over all I like it a lot of think many people will but there are some show stoppers for others. The pen is great, the battery life very good and again, it fits into any little bag easily.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great gadget

    Posted
    Lolls
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    love the size and weight. . oh my the halo keyboard is awesome. . I struggle with power button in tablet mode. . cos I keep pressing. . just a design issue and screen goes off do to keyboard switch mode.... overall I am happy with my purchase...much better than an ipad. .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I Wrote 35,000 words in a Month on This Laptop

    Posted
    Elly
    • My Best Buy® Member

    First, let me just say that if you're intention with a laptop is to have something thin, lightweight, functional, nice, and you mainly plan to use it to surf the internet and hammer out some emails, you won't find anything better than this. Thin, great screen, surprisingly awesome sound, it's perfect for all of that and more. The number one complaint I've seen across the board for both this and the former model of the Lenovo Yoga Book, however, portends to the ability to write, or rather write a lot. To be fair, if you're a touch-typist this thing will likely be difficult for you, or at least there will be a steeper learning curve. No matter what there will be a learning curve, and yes typing a lot on a flat surface, even with haptic feedback, will be challenging at first (granted, though, the C930 I've noticed has much more localized feedback than the previous version, which I also had and admired, so it will likely be much easier to learn on). But give it time, and not only will it work, it will have a side benefit that has served me unnaturally well: no wrist pain. I've struggled with tendinitis for the past three years, and I tried everything to make it better. When I say I tried everything I mean I tried everything except the one thing I needed to do and could not: take a break, stop typing. As a student and someone who writes as a hobby, it was unnaturally frustrating to not even be able to type out an email without excruciating pain. However, for some reason, typing on a flat surface, without having to actually press down on a keyboard, causes no strain or pain whatsoever. This laptop basically allowed me to let my wrists get the break they needed while still being able to type just as much as I needed. I'm not a doctor, so I won't say this type of keyboard is definitely the 100% percent cure to tendinitis, but it allows me to go back to writing 1000 words a day with zero pain afterwards. If tendinitis is an issue for you and you're willing to take a chance, I highly recommend this machine for that reason alone. I know Lenovo likely didn't make this machine with the intention of helping with tendinitis, but for me, it's been amazing and I'm grateful they took a risk on this odd, but for me amazing, laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo Yoga Book C930. We are pleased to hear that the features and performance of the Yoga Book C930 is working out so well for you. Lenovo