Lenovo Yoga C930-13IKB 14″ Premium 2-in-1 Convertible Laptop
The Lenovo Yoga C930-13IKB, also known as simply Yoga C930, is a high-end thin-and-light 14″ convertible laptop. Besides the well-known 2-in-1 Yoga design with 360-degree display hinges, highlight of the 0.6″ thin 3-pound Yoga C930-13IKB is its innovative rotating soundbar built into one of the hinges of the laptop. The soundbar is accompanied by a pair of subwoofers located in the base of the laptop. Furthermore, the 2-in-1 has support for active pen input with the included pen and storage space for it in the laptop, a stylish aluminum finish in Gray or Mica color with optional glass on the lid, and thin display bezels.
The notebook features a 14″ (or more precisely 13.9″) Full HD or Ultra HD touchscreen with IPS wide viewing angles and Dolby Vision picture enhancement technology. The notebook’s keyboard with ergonomically shaped keys is backlit.
Regarding internals, the Yoga C930-13IKB is a regular mainstream thin-and-light convertible with the 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U or i7-8550U quad-core processors, Intel UHD 620 integrated graphics, up to 16GB of RAM (on-board, not upgradable), and fast SSD storage with capacity of up to 1 Terabyte.
Here are some configuration examples, available on the Lenovo Store:
- 81C4004TUS: Full HD, i5-8250U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Iron Grey, $1,399
- 81C4004WUS: Full HD, i7-8550U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Iron Grey, $1,499
- 81C4006XUS: Full HD, i7-8550U, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Iron Grey, $1,599
- 81EQ000MUS: Full HD, i7-8550U, 12GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Glass lid with Vibes pattern, $1,599
- 81EQ000LUS: Full HD, i7-8550U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Glass lid with Vibes pattern, $1,849
- 81C4000DUS: Ultra HD, i7-8550U, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, Mica, $1,959
- 81C40007US: Ultra HD, i7-8550U, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, Iron Grey, $1,959
The notebook also has a 720p web camera, fingerprint reader, two USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 3.0, a single full-size USB 3.1 port, a combo audio jack, and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
According to Lenovo, the Yoga C930-13IKB has a battery life of up to 14.5 hours on configurations with the Full HD screen and up to 9 hours on UHD models.
Specifications of the Lenovo Yoga C930 14
Here are the specs of the Lenovo Yoga C930 14 with descriptions of its features. For comparison against other laptops, you can use the "Compare Specs" button.
|Laptop Type||Convertible 2-in-1 laptop
This laptop can convert itself into a tablet PC or be used in stand and tent modes.
The 14" laptop screens are a compromise between portability of 13.3" or smaller laptop displays and comfort of the popular 15.6-inchers.
|Screen Resolution||1920x1080 pixels Full HD
Full HD is the most common laptop screen resolution today. It provides a good image sharpness and a decent amount of space on the display for the user interface and programs. However, it isn't as good as the top-tier 4K Ultra HD.
3840x2160 pixels Ultra HD, 4K
The popular top-level Ultra HD 4K resolution is extremely sharp and delivers a lot of space for display content.
|Touchscreen||Finger multi-touch input
The screen supports finger touch input, including multi-touch gestures.
Active digitizer pen input
The screen supports active digitizer pen input, besides the common finger multi-touch input. In comparison to simple capacitive pens you can use on any touchscreen, active digitizer pen input provides advanced features like pressure sensitivity. Active digitizer pens for some devices are sold separately, depending on the package.
|Other Display Specs||IPS type
Displays based on IPS technology provide much wider viewing angles than the budget-class TN screens.
Glossy reflective coating
The glossy reflective displays provide vivid colors, but are prone to ambient light reflections.
|Processor (CPU)||Intel Core i5-8250U 8th Gen (enables smooth everyday computing)
Intel Core i7-8550U 8th Gen (decent for heavier tasks, besides enabling effortless daily computing)
|Graphics (GPU)||Intel UHD 620 integrated graphics of 8th Gen Core i3, i5, i7 (for light gaming)|
|System Memory (RAM) Size||8GB RAM
The 8GB RAM size is the standard one in 2022. It provides comfortable multi-tasking for the most home and office users.
12GB is greater than the recommended minimum of 8GB and enables very comfortable multitasking during everyday tasks. However, many games and professional software may require 16GB or more.
16GB and greater RAM sizes are recommended for heavy multitasking, gaming, and specialized programs that require a lot of RAM.
|Data Storage||256GB SSD
256GB is a decent capacity. If you tend to download and store a lot of large files like movies and install many programs, 512GB or more is a better choice.
512GB storage capacity is recommended if you store a lot of large files and install many programs.
1000GB (1TB) SSD
1TB is an excellent storage capacity. The sizes above 512GB, including 1TB, are recommended for those who store a lot of large files.
|DVD Optical Drive||None|
|Keyboard & Input||Backlit keyboard without dedicated number pad
The keyboard has backlit keys for easier typing in the dark. There's no separate numeric pad you can typically find on the right side of the keyboard on many laptop models.
Touchpad with click buttons built into the surface
The left and right click buttons are built into the surface of the touchpad, as opposed to separate physical buttons.
Active digitizer pen
|Speakers & Audio||Stereo speakers with subwoofer
Besides the standard stereo speakers, the laptop additionally features a built-in subwoofer speaker for a better bass sound.
Combo microphone and headphones audio jack
This laptop has the ordinary 3.5mm combo audio jack that supports both headphone output and microphone input simultaneously.
|Camera||Front-facing web camera
Laptops usually feature a frontal webcam located on the display bezel. This laptop is no exception.
HD 720p resolution
This is the most common web camera resolution in laptops. However, it's low in comparison to camera resolutions of modern smartphones, so it can't produce as sharp picture.
The 802.11AC is the previous-generation wireless networking standard. It's also known as Wi-Fi 5. 802.11AC is succeeded by 802.11AX Wi-Fi 6 with data transfer speed and multi-device connectivity improvements.
|Ethernet Network Port||No
This laptop has no Ethernet LAN port for wired internet and networking connectivity.
|Mobile broadband (4G LTE)||No|
This laptop has a built-in Bluetooth module. It enables you to connect the computer to Bluetooth mice and other Bluetooth peripherals, smartphones, and other Bluetooth-equipped devices.
|USB Ports||1 x USB 3.1
A standard full-size USB port.
2 x USB-C
A pair of compact Type-C USB ports.
|Video Output Ports||Video out via USB-C
The laptop can deliver digital video output via USB-C.
|Media Card Reader||None
The laptop has no SD card slots. For reading from and writing to SD and microSD memory cards, you'll have to use a separately sold memory card reader via a USB cable.
|Other Features||Fingerprint reader
This laptop has a built-in fingerprint reader. It improves security and enables easier system log-ins.
Thunderbolt 3 is a high-speed peripheral connectivity technology for compatible devices. The Thunderbolt connection goes via USB-C interface. Today, a faster Thunderbolt 4 version is available.
|Battery||60 WHr capacity|
|Windows Version||Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Home is aimed at the regular home and office computer users. Only select business users need the Professional edition. Windows 10 Home users are eligible for a free upgrade to the latest Windows 11 Home.
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Pro version adds some business-specific features in comparison to the standard Windows Home. Windows 10 Pro upgradeable to the latest Windows 11 Pro for free.
A typical laptop warranty length.
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