Lenovo Yoga C930 2-in-1 review: Hidden features in all the right places

Lenovo Yoga C930 2-in-1 review: Hidden features in all the right places

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Lenovo is making some changes to its premium lineup—though only diehard fans (and a tech reporter) may notice. Instead of the "Yoga" moniker denoting only convertibles and flexible PCs, Lenovo will now use the name on all of its premium consumer devices. Yes, we'll start to see Yoga laptops in addition to Yoga 2-in-1s and experimental devices, but today we're taking a look at Lenovo's answer to the Dell XPS 13 convertible and the HP Spectre x360 13: the Yoga C930 2-in-1.

The new C930 convertible replaces last year's C920 and attempts to fix its problems, mostly surrounding speaker and stylus placement. It's also one of the first Yogas to leave Lenovo's signature watchband hinge behind, instead opting for a solid metal hinge that doubles as a sound bar. It's likely to be one of the most traditionally Yoga-like devices in the new premium lineup, and its small yet crucial upgrades make it much better than its predecessor.

Look and feel

The Yoga C930's chassis and lid resembles that of the C920—all metal rectangles wearing a satin finish, the lid's top-left corner stamped with a shiny Yoga label. Sadly, the lid holds onto fingerprints and smudges more than the chassis does, but the uninterrupted metal look is nonetheless sleek and professional. Weighing 3.04 pounds, it's as heavy as other ultrabooks in its size and price range. Its powerful internals prevent it from being the thinnest or the lightest, but it strikes a good balance of style, lightness, and performance.

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