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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: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the hype

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

    Yes, it's futuristic, unique and can't be evaluated as a laptop replacement. But it's really poorly executed. The fingerprint reader works about 20% of the time. Weird, because my Yoga 920 has about a 95% success rate. Did Lenovo forget how to make a fingerprint sensor? And why, when I copy text from the e Ink screen to Onenote, are Chinese letters embedded in the heading? The E ink doesn't work all that well either. When I'm typing, the stylus constantly stops working, requiring me to write the same letter over and over. This is 2nd gen, Lenovo could have done much better.

    No, I would not 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 ½ 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: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not great

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

    Disappointed with the product. It needs more updating before I would classify it a good product. Lags on videos and screeen randomly shuts off so I returned it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend