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Yoga C930 Initial thoughts

Lenovo Yoga C930 Impressions:
 
Configuration Details
 
● 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8550U Processor
● Windows 10 Home 64 - Upgraded to Pro
● 14" FHD (1920 x 1080) with Dolby Vision
● 12GB DDR4 2400MHz
● Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 62
● Iron Gray
● Fingerprint Reader
● Rotating Sound Bar with Dolby Atmos Speaker System
● 256GB Solid State Drive, PCIe-NVME M.2
 
Since this is a replacement for the Yoga 920 I’ll use it in my comparison. I did have a Yoga 920 for several months..
 
The 12GB of RAM is an odd configuration but it is a nice in-between 8 and 16. I wish more manufacturers would offer this. I ordered from Best Buy and I paid $1299 for it. Ordering the exact same configuration direct from Lenovo would have been $1625. Not sure the reason for the massive price difference...
 
I got the Iron Gray this time but I usually opt for silver (mica for the C930). It does attract fingerprints and smudges but for some reason it’s not as bad as I remember the Lenovo black being. I didn;t dig the light colored KB kets on the mica color so that was my main reason for going with the Iron Gray this time.
 
So quick impressions:
 
Screen
 
Wow! For a 1080p screen this thing is fabulous. Brightness is improved over what i remember my 920 having but it still is not extremely bright.
 
Speed
 
It’s fast and snappy. I see no issues whatsoever and it’s on par with similarly equipped machines, as expected. The SSD is pretty fast. See screenshot in photos section.
 
Sound
 
Another wow! The sound bar is incredible. Dare I say this is hands down the best sounding computer I have ever used. It’s loud, crisp and clear.
 
Ports
 
There are 2 USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 3 support, 1 USB 3.1 Gen 2 port, and a headphone jack. The pen docks into a rear slot that also charges it. Missing is a SD card reader which is a slight bummer..
 
Battery
 
Only had it a day and a half, hard to tell. I’ll repost back later after extended use.
 
Fan
 
I have not really pushed the machine yet but it did heat up and the fans did kick in during Windows updates. The heat was not bad and the fan, while you can hear it, was not jet engine loud..
 
Keyboard
 
Typical Lenovo KB and it’s fantastic. Not as good as say the X1C but a very nice keyboard. Backlighting is there as well and it’s activated in traditional Lenovo style. The keys are a bit on the clicky side sound wise but nowhere near the MacBook sound.
 
TrackPad
 
The trackpad is responsive and accurate. I’ve not experienced any abnormal behaviour from it and it’s been smooth and accurate.
 
Other
 
The camera has a privacy shutter so you can block the camera. No more sticky notes or tape for those concerned with camera privacy. It has a fingerprint reader and so far no issues with it. It comes with the pen but I doubt I will use it much. The pen docks in the rear of the machine and charges when it’s docked.
 
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Yoga C930

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