Lenovo Yoga C930 Laptop Review: Dolby Vision And Atmos Deliver

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Lenovo Yoga C930: A Refined 2-in-1, Enhanced With Dolby Vision And Atmos

There was a time when choosing a thin and light 2-in-1 laptop meant making compromises and deciding which features you could live without. That isn’t much of a problem nowadays, as there are excellent premium notebook offerings from all the major OEMs, including Dell, HP, Microsoft, Acer, and Lenovo. Lenovo, however, always sought to innovate ahead of the curve with its Yoga 2-in-1 form factor and continues to do so today with the beautiful new Yoga C930 we'll be showing you here.

Lenovo Yoga C930 And Box

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. 

Lenovo Yoga C930
Specifications & Features
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
Ethernet NA
Wireless Connectivity
Intel 9260 802.11ac 2x2, Bluetooth Version 5.0
Interface (Left)
2 x USB-C (Thunderbolt 3.0 PCIe x4), USB 3.0, 3.5mm Headset/Microphone
Interface (Right)
N/A
Interface (Back) N/A
Webcam
720p HD front camera
Operating System
Windows 10 Home
Battery 4-cell, 60Whr
Dimensions 0.57 (H) x 12.68 (W) x 8.9 (D) inches 
Weight
3.04 lbs
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.

Yoga C930 and AC Adapter

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…

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