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Lenovo Yoga C930 Laptop Review: Dolby Vision And Atmos Deliver
It takes a lot to stand out in the crowded segment of premium, high-quality 2-in-1 notebooks, however. Lenovo’s latest iteration does so by going beyond the usual yearly hardware updates and sprinkles a suite of Dolby magic on top with impressive results. Check out our quick guided video tour here for a taste of that…
We’ll have more on the Dolby enhancements later, but let’s first cover the underlying hardware of the 13.9-inch Lenovo Yoga C930 first. At the heart of the Yoga C930 are your choice of Intel’s Core i5-8250U or Core i7-8550U, both based on the Kaby Lake-R architecture and packing four cores, nothing less. There’s additional cache, and 200 MHz base clock and 400 MHz Turbo Boost advantages when opting for the Core i7 variant. RAM starts at 8GB, but up to 16GB is available. Storage options range from 256GB to 1TB M.2 options, complete with a PCI Express interface and NVME support.
|Processor Options||8th Gen Intel Core i7-8550U Quad Core (8MB Cache, 1.8GHz to 4.0GHz)|
|Display||13.9-inch 1080p with Dolby Vision|
Active stylus included
|Graphics||Intel UHD Graphics 620|
|Memory||12GB DDR4-2400 (soldered)|
|Storage||256GB Hynix HFS256GD9MND-5510A M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD|
|Audio||Soundbar with Dolby Atmos|
|Wireless Connectivity||Intel 9260 802.11ac 2×2, Bluetooth Version 5.0|
|Interface (Left)||2 x USB-C (Thunderbolt 3.0 PCIe x4), USB 3.0, 3.5mm Headset/Microphone|
|Webcam||720p HD front camera|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home|
|Dimensions||0.57 (H) x 12.68 (W) x 8.9 (D) inches|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3-year parts warranty, 1-year labor|
|Pricing||$1,299 as configured|
Lenovo offers 1080p and 4K resolution screen options. Both are glossy, touch IPS panels that are ready for Dolby Vision-enabled content. The unit Lenovo sent over is a retail-exclusive model packing an Intel Core i7-8550U, 12GB DDR4 RAM, 1080p Dolby Vision display, and Hynix 256GB PCIe SSD.
Official prices from Lenovo direct start at $1,399 and top out a smidge under $2000, however, our review unit is a Best Buy exclusive and rings in at $1,299. Let’s dive into the hardware design to see how Lenovo makes the Yoga C930 stand out…