Lenovo Intros Yoga Book C390 Dual-Screen Laptop With E-Ink Tech And Its First Yoga Chromebook
Lenovo today introduced a bunch of new devices at IFA 2018, including several laptop products that it's adding to its Yoga family. Among them is the Yoga Book C930. Lenovo is pitching the Yoga Book C930 as the world's first dual display laptop with E Ink support, which opens up new use case scenarios for end users.
"The versatile E Ink screen turns into a dynamic, customizable keyboard with multi-language support, digital paper for notes or sketching, and even an eReader at the touch of a button," Lenovo explains. "All this combined with Windows 10 and Intel Core processor performance in an ultra-thin and ultra-light form factor with great battery life."
At its core, the Yoga Book C930 is a 2-in-1 convertible running Windows 10. It's incredibly thin, tapering down to 4mm at its slimmest point when opened up, and 9.9mm when closed. The Yoga Book C930 is light too, weighing less than two pounds. Lenovo still managed to stuff a battery inside that purportedly offers up to 10 hours of battery life.
The main display is a 10.8-inch QHD 2K IPS display. It interacts with the E Ink display to function as a notebook, sketchbook, e-reader, and a self learning keyboard. What does that mean?
"The E Ink keyboard is a self-learning keyboard, so it picks up on and compensates for your keystroke habits while you type. We’ve also optimized the ergonomic virtual layout set for different typing styles (hunt and peck and touching typing), resulting in significant typing error reduction and increased typing speeds in our user tests," explains Edward Huang, an engineer on the Yoga Book C930 development team.
Lenovo will also sell an optional Precision Pen (stylus) with Bluetooth support and up to 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity, along with tilt support for natural shading effects.
The Yoga Book C930 will be available in EMEA next month starting at €999. There's no mention of when it will ship to the US, or for how much.
Moving on, Lenovo also introduced a more traditional Yoga C930. This is positioned as Lenovo's flagship 2-in-1 laptop running Windows 10, though the company didn't offer detailed specs. However, Lenovo did say it's powered by Intel's 8th generation Core processor family.
The Yoga C930 also features a "never-before-seen" Rotating Sound Bar with Dolby Atmos. Lenovo says the speakers are designed to deliver "breakthrough moving audio," so hopefully that translates into a better audio experience than we typically see on laptops.
On the visual side, the Yoga C930 boats Dolby Vision HDR. And as a Yoga device, it will support different physical viewing modes, including laptop, tent, stand, and tablet.
The Yoga C930 will be available next month in EMEA starting at €1499.
The last of the Windows 10 laptops is the Yoga S730. Once again, specs are in short supply, though Lenovo did say this is its premium laptop offering, built for ultra portability and performance.
Lenovo's Yoga S730 features 8th generation Core i7 processor options, Dolby Vision, a Dolby Atmos speaker system, and up to 10 hours of battery life with rapid charging.
The Yoga S730 will be available in September in EMEA starting at €999.
Finally, Lenovo unveiled its first Yoga Chromebook. Unlike the bulk of Chromebooks on the market, the Yoga Chromebook is one of a handful of premium models for a higher end experience.
The configuration is similar to a Windows laptop on the hardware side, starting with a 4K display option. It also features a near-edgeless design, and of course touch support.
Intel's 8th generation Core processors power the Yoga Chromebook. It also sports solid state drive storage, DDR4 memory, and up to 10 hours of battery life.
The Yoga Chromebook will be available at the end of October in EMEA starting at €799.