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Lenovo - Yoga C930 2-in-1 13.9" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 12GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive - Iron Gray-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 276 reviews

92%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Well built but not without issues

    Posted
    Adam
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    The track pad was not a great experience for me... It would randomly stop supporting windows multitouch gestures. I tried reinstalling windows and checked for driver updates with lenovos vantage software but none of these fixed the issues. The pen functionality would also be a hit and a miss, it would randomly draw lines across the screen or refuse the pen input on the first few tries. Another weird issue was the display brightness. It got stuck at 100 percent.... I reinstalled the display drivers and made sure everything was up to date. Reinstalling windows and toggling HDR did not fix the issues. All being said though, the device has a great build quality and the speakers are simply the best I've heard in a laptop. These issues may have been fixible with software, but I couldn't risk them. I returned the device.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      We are sorry to hear that you had issues with your Lenovo Yoga C930-14. With regard to the touchpad, you can make adjustments to the touchpad in your system settings. You can get there by clicking on the magnifying glass at the bottom left of your Windows 10 screen. Type "touchpad" in the search window. Select "Mouse & touchpad settings" from the list of choices. You can make general adjustments to the touchpad there. You can also select "Additional mouse options" for more detailed adjustments to the touchpad sensitivity by increasing the delay of the touchpad. Concerning the issues you experienced with the Lenovo Active Pen, check the pen input settings for the software you are using the pen with (i.e., Word, Paint etc.). You can change the pen sensitivity within Windows 10. Here is a link to some tips for active pens:  https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/msh500090 Lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Top 2 in 1 but with a dim screen

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    Balaji
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    The laptop was fast and booted in a jiffy. Fingerprint login was a breeze after the setup and unlocked the laptop in a second or so (not accurately measured with a timer). The fans did kick in during software update or when copying 30+GB of songs but it was pretty quiet. Gets a bit warm under load but nothing alarming and cools off soon. Audio was very loud with or without Dolby Atmos; the novel soundbar design in the hinge helps. The laptop thundered at 100% volume overpowering a Vizio Dolby Atmos Soundbar (Soundbar at 35% volume and Laptop at 100%) and could be heard anywhere in the house; never have I heard a laptop so loud. The audio quality was good for a laptop; I couldn't bear the loudness at full volume and ran at around 50% or lesser most of the time except when testing the loudness. Screen is quite dim for a premium 2 in 1. During the day the display looks dim even at 100% brightness and the glossy screen reflects a lot; I could see my face as if in a mirror and was distracting from the content on screen. Battery life was good; I was able to get 8 to 10 hours on a single charge depending on usage. I could go with a single charge for two or three days at a stretch with some streaming, browsing and music. Webcam is okayish. Skype calls were grainy and the screen being dim didn't help either. The manual slider to close/open the webcam is a nice touch but the slider is in black (same as that of the top bezel) and hard to find in low light. The slider is so thin and I was afraid that I might break it or dislodge if I am not careful. The webcam doesn't have IR and can't be used for face recognition with Windows Hello. No SD card reader and HDMI port on this one. Most other laptops in this category don't have it either; so probably I am nitpicking now. The dim screen and webcam were the deal breakers for me. I loved the soundbar in the hinge and the laptop was fast too. The screen matters when the laptop is used mostly for streaming and I had to return it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      The Lenovo Yoga C930-14 ships with an IPS LCD w/LED Backlight screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (FHD) and a brightness level of 200 nits. If your screen seems dim, be sure the auto brightness control is turned off. Here is a link to instructions for turning off auto-brightness within Windows 10:  https://www.itsupportguides.com/knowledge-base/windows-10/windows-10-how-to-disable-automatic-brightness-adjustments/. The web cam on the Yoga C930-14 is a 720p HD resolution web cam with dual array microphones. The Lenovo Yoga C930-14 ships with an industry break-through, the Yoga C930 features superior sound bar, garage to store and charge your stylus pen, and improved hinge technology for a better designed laptop. A brighter display with 1920 x 1080 (FHD) clarity and Dolby Vision bring your viewing experience to life. You'll want to be noticed with this ultra-light, stunningly sleek, and powerful 2-in-1 laptop. For 2018, Lenovo retained its place for a second year as the best laptop vendor:
      https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/laptop-brand-ratings Lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Premium Quality Ultrabook

    Posted
    scovartwo
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    The overall build quality of this Lenovo Yoga C930 ultrabook is impressive. This Lenovo laptop has a thick walled aluminum unibody, which is only found on high end laptops. The aluminum unibody is made from a solid block of aluminum, and the middle is ground out and the electronics are fitted into the aluminum unibody. The packaging that this laptop came in is impressive also, it was packaged in a unique Lenovo box which was also inside a bigger cushioned box. This Lenovo laptop has the smooth functioning soundbar hinge, it is not as stiff as the hinge on some laptops, but the lid's opening mechanism is secure enough, and the lid is not so stiff so as to be difficult to open. The Soundbar being located inside the hinge is definitely innovative, and the sound on this laptop is great for such a small computer. I set the main volume to 25% and it was sufficient for average listening, so if the audio was set closer to the max, the soundbar could really play impressively loud if desired. The lid has a really nice quality soft closing mechanism. The front area of the laptop does have a series of magnets which keeps the laptop lid firmly closed. The power button is quite optimal in my opinion, it is a plush type of power button which is better for laptops which are often placed inside backpacks where the button could end up being pressed by accident. The plush style of power button does however make it necessary to press it in with a fingernail in order to easily press it. The 1080 pixel display is plenty good for a 13.9 inch screen, and the full HD screen allows for maximum battery life, compared to the laptop version that has the 4k display. The 4K screen version of this laptop will use noticeably more battery power, and it is not much of a visual improvement on such a small screen. If long battery life is seen as a good thing, then the 1080p screen is the better option anyway. The max brightness of this Lenovo laptop is sufficient in my opinion, the screen is not as bright as some laptops, but I believe that Lenovo purposely chose to limit the screen's brightness, so as to avoid a battery draining situation. A lot of people don't know to what extent that a laptop's screen is what often uses most of the battery power, so the fact that this Lenovo's display is not too bright, this is mostly a good thing. The camera on this laptop has a privacy cover that slides to the right and covers the lens if ever feeling concerned about being spied upon through the camera. This privacy slider is easy to use and quicker than putting a piece of tape over the camera. The keyboard on this laptop is of great quality, and the keys have a satisfying feel when they are pressed. The Lenovo charging brick has a USB-C type of connector, and this laptop charges fairly quickly because the charger is 65 watts. Most laptop's only have a 45 watt power supply, which obviously takes a bit longer to charge. The digitizer pen that is included is a bit short, but it is sufficient, and it is neat that it charges when it is placed into the laptop. The digitizer pen has a really impressive clicking and locking mechanism, which holds it securely in the laptop. A digitizer pen is always nice to have for touch screen devices, as using a digitizer avoids getting fingerprints on the screen. The front left and right side of this Lenovo laptop has the newer type of antennae built into the aluminum frame, of which this adds to the premium feel of the laptop. The Intel i7 processor and 12 GB of RAM, combined with the 256 GB SSD, are specs that make for a very quick computing experience. I am rating this Lenovo Yoga C930 ultrabook at 4.2 out of 5 stars, and I would have rated it slightly higher, except I feel as if every laptop in the ultrabook category seems to be lacking a bit in value. Even though this Lenovo Yoga C930 laptop is a bit pricey, it is still considered a medium priced ultrabook, compared to some of the competition. There are ultrabooks on the market which are noticeably more expensive and are essentially not much better than this premium Lenovo Yoga C930. I would suggest this Lenovo Yoga C930 ultrabook/laptop if you are wanting a really well built premium computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Newest Yoga iteration is excellent

    Posted
    Robs
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    This is another high-quality laptop from Lenovo. This newest iteration of the Yoga would be a great addition for almost anybody, including students, professionals, and even casual users. The laptop has a slim, minimal design and feels very light at just under three pounds. The screen has a very thin bezel area but does have an area for holding the Yoga while configured in tablet mode. The screen is full HD (1920x1080) and looks excellent in all of the various configurations. I did feel that the default brightness was not particularly bright in well-lit areas, which made me turn it up to 100% but at the expense of some battery life. The Yoga includes a Windows Ink stylus which is excellent for users that need to quickly take down some notes or use drawing applications. The stylus is housed in a built-in area in the back. This can be a little frustrating when trying to get the stylus out, as it makes it hard to get the stylus out in some laptop configurations and is located in a location where accidentally hitting the power button is a real possibility. I want to take moment to talk about the new hinge style because it is innovative and useful. The hinge is completely flexible and strong, as you would expect for a laptop that allows multiple configurations, but the fantastic part is the Dolby speakers that are built-in to the hinge. They sound amazing, not just for laptop speakers but for any speakers. Because the speakers are in the hinge, they will direct sound in the correct direction aiming at you no matter which configuration the laptop is using. I don't know if there are other Yoga-type laptops using this feature currently or not, as I have not seen it before, but I expect this feature to become standard because of the usefulness. The keyboard is backlit and felt good on my fingertips, and the touchpad worked well with accuracy. Battery life depends on how you are using the Yoga. With light use, I was able to get over ten hours on one charge. If you are using applications that are more processor-heavy, you are looking at about three hours. When the battery is very low it takes about two hours to fully charge. The Yoga includes some nice security features, such as a biometric fingerprint sensor that works better than many I have seen on other laptops and Windows Hello capability using the webcam. There is not a SD Card slot. As is common with these light, sleek laptops, there are not many ports: two USB C Thunderbolt 3 ports and one full-size USB 3.1 A port. Charging utilizes one of the USB C ports, so if you use other peripherals that require power or connections a USB hub is going to be a necessity for you. There is not a HDMI port. The Yoga comes with Windows 10 and some useful software that comes with Windows. Some other specs: Processor: Intel Core i7 Quad Core 1.99 Ghz 8th Generation Storage: 256GB SSD Memory: 12GB RAM Built-in Bluetooth and WiFi (2.4 and 5 Ghz) Overall I found the C930 Yoga to be a very nice, premium, multi-function laptop that will be an excellent laptop for almost any use. It feels like it is built with quality, looks good, sounds really good, and can be taken any place you need to take it for use for hours.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A decent laptop, could have been great

    Posted
    Gerbil
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    • Top 500 ContributorTop 500 Contributor

    There are some very nice aspects to the Lenovo Yoga C930 that make it feel like a premium product, but one critical keyboard flaw (as I see it) among some other issues bring this down to the level of mediocrity, for me. I think this laptop is worth 3.5 stars, but without fine-grained rating control, I've decided to round down to 3 stars, based on how I personally prioritize features. For people who prioritize speaker sound quality, this laptop is a great option. For those with productive typing in mind, especially when it comes to programming, scripting, web, and other types of development, I suggest looking at alternatives. ===[ Speakers / Display / Battery ]=== The speakers and audio quality steal the show. The soundbar in the display hinge generates crisp high frequencies, while the speakers in the bottom front edge (facing down through the bottom surface) provide the mid-to-low frequencies, combining to create a better sound profile and higher max volume than in any other laptop I've owned or used (I currently own eight, so this isn't trivial). However, you must use this laptop in standard laptop orientation positioned directly in front of you to get the full benefit of this fantastic sound. In easel and tablet orientations, the sound bar projects away from the user, resulting in the higher frequencies being drowned out. There's little to no isolation between the speakers and the keyboard/trackpad surface, which means even fairly low volume levels generate lots of vibration that can be felt when your hands are on deck. The display is rather mediocre. It'sn't quite as vibrant or bright as those in other reasonably comparable laptops, and it fairs quite poorly in gradient tests where very visible banding can be seen, much more so than in my other laptops. The battery is great, lasting long and charging quickly. I streamed full-screen video for seven hours straight using midline battery/performance setting with brightness 3 ticks down from maximum, after which I had 20% charge remaining. ===[ Aesthetics / Design ]=== Not present are embellishments such as shiny chamfered edging around the touchpad, lit logo, multi-tone coloring, and the like. The more subtle design of this laptop is still elegant and attractive, which I prefer over the more flashy designs found in many (or even most) competing laptops I've seen. I'm particularly fond of the iron grey color scheme, which fits well with the overall design. The port selection is quite meager, with merely two Thunderbolt USB-C ports and a single USB-A port crammed into a single side (left), as well as a combo headphone/microphone jack. One of the USB-C ports will be occupied while charging the battery. There's no HDMI port or SD card slot here. ===[ Keyboard / Trackpad / Pen ]=== This laptop's keyboard does not have dedicated home, end, page up, and page down keys, with the former two being the most critical. I find having to use the Fn key as a modifier to access this functionality to be a huge impediment, turning otherwise single-key presses into very awkward two-key combos, and otherwise two-key combos (like Ctrl + Home) into even more awkward three-key combos. When writing, scripting, and programming, and web development, quick access to dedicated home and end keys are--in my opinion--very important, and I perform these tasks much less efficiently on this laptop than on most of my other laptops. Plenty of competing laptops at this size have these dedicated keys. Adding insult to this issue is that (at least on the outside) there appears to be plenty of extra space to accommodate a column of these keys, while still maintaining reasonably spacious side margins. The backlighting is lackluster, with lower maximum brightness and worse edge consistency than other laptops I own. The keys have great tactile feedback, with a very strong, snappy transition across the actuation point that feels very different from all other laptop keyboards I've used. The keyboard is well supported throughout, being highly resistant to dipping even with heavy key presses. The trackpad is very smooth and responsive, and I appreciate large how it is, making very liberal use of the surface area available. The included pen seems like more of a token than capital feature. It's quite thin, feeling much more like a stylus than pen, making its use uncomfortable beyond quick usage. It'sn't great at recognizing screen touches, with many of my light strokes going unregistered. The buttons are so unobtrusive visually and tangibly that I've to make a conscious effort to locate them. The pen's garage is located in the laptop's rear, which isn't very convenient. Inserting and removing the pen requires pushing the pen just past the garage's deep recess, which can be somewhat challenging, especially with fingers on the large side and short nails. ===[ Camera / Microphones / Fingerprint Reader ]=== The camera quality is pretty standard, but works better than average in low-light conditions. The privacy screen is an interesting feature, but comes at the cost of not having Windows Hello support. The dual microphones are quite nice, picking my voice up with high volume, while doing a great job of filtering out loud background noise. Missing in most competing products I've seen, the fingerprint reader is a handy feature to have for quick Windows Hello logins. Unfortunately, I've had to press my finger into the reader twice, maybe one out of three times I've authenticated using it, which is far inferior to the one in my phone, for example. ===[ Performance ]=== The eighth generation Intel Core i7 8550U combined with the Samsung SSD and 12GB of RAM provides snappy, hiccup-free performance for the tasks this laptop is well suited for. With the integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620, this laptop isn't suited for gaming, though it can handle the very light end of the spectrum. The cooling vents are placed in the rear, wedged tightly between the base's edge and the display hinge/sound bar. Thermal throttling seems to kick in quickly in heavy load scenarios, but the fans remain fairly quiet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      The Yoga C930-14 has a standard 13.9" (screen size measured diagonally) QWERTY keyboard, without 10-key pad. This model of the C930-14 ships with an IPS, FHD (1920x1080) resolution screen, with a brightness level of 300 nits. Additionally, the Yoga C930 has Dolby Vision for an outstanding visual experience. This configuration ships with a powerful Quad-Core/Eight-Thread i7-8550U processor, with a base speed of 1.8GHz and a Turbo Boost speed of up to 4.0GHz, supported by 12GB of RAM and a 256GB solid state hard drive. This high performance configuration weighs just 3 lbs. and is 0.6" thin overall. If you are looking for a powerful, light weight multi-purpose device, the Yoga C930-14 would be a great choice. lenovo