Today during IFA 2018 in Germany, Lenovo unveiled a coupel of new entries for its high-end Yoga laptop lineup. Not only do they sport better specs and new features, they also have slightly altered names. I have no idea why, but Lenovo’s gonna do what they want, I suppose.
Kicking things off is the Yoga C930. The successor to last year’s 920, this version of Lenovo’s high-end 2-in-1 has a few new tricks up its sleeve. To provide better sound quality, the company built the speaker system into the hinge of the device, therefore allowing for Dolby Atmos sound in any mode you use the machine in. This is especially helpful since all of the company’s laptops tend to feature bottom-firing speakers which get easily muffled. I haven’t even tried the speakers yet, but I can tell they’re gonna be a big improvement.
The Yoga C930 also comes with a garaged pen that lives right inside the device around the back. This lets you draw on the screen and interact with Windows 10 with a finger point than your finger. You’ll also find Lenovo’s Privacy Shutter from its ThinkPad lineup, narrower bezels around the display, and an aluminum unibody design that remains sleek and slim.
As for specs, the C930 includes a 13.9-inch display with either a Full HD or UHD resolution (both come with Dolby Vision support), up to an 8th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM, up to 2TB of SSD storage, Windows 10 Home, Intel HD 620 graphics, up to 14.5 hours of battery life, a USB 3.1 port, two USB-C ports, a headphone jack, a backlit keyboard, far-field microphones, and a fingerprint reader.
Moving on, the successor to this year’s 730 is also here in the form of the Yoga S730. This laptop promises to provide a slimmer and lighter experience when compared to past generations of the device thanks to a thinner 11.9mm body, “razor-thin” bezels around the screen, and a less hefty weight of around 2.6 pounds. The device also has a new cooling system to keep your system from getting too warm under heavy conditions, a useful addition since this laptop is so thin.
Spec-wise, we’re looking at a 13.3-inch Full HD display with 15 percent more brightness than before, up to an 8th-generation Whiskey Lake Core i7 processor, Intel HD 620 graphics, up to 16GB of RAM, up to a terabyte of SSD storage, Dolby Atmos audio, up to 10 hours of usage on a single charge, three USB-C ports, a headphone jack, a backlit keyboard, and a fingerprint reader.
As far as pricing goes, Lenovo says the C930 will launch in October and start at $1,399.99. Meanwhile, the S730 starts at $999.99 and will land this November. Expect reviews of these products and more here on Matridox later this year.