I would not say that is still the case. But if you're cool with the price, the Yoga C930 is totally worth it. Also tucked into the body is Lenovo's ThinkPad Pro Pen with 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity. Chunky apps and games take longer to load than in full-on quad-core laptops we've used at this price point. The speakers pump out suitable range and volume despite their size, thanks to Dolby Atmos technology inside. Switching between keyboard, note, and and reading modes took at least one to two seconds before the appropriate interface fully loaded on the panel.
At least the process for transferring these files to the E Ink display is straightforward—you can navigate the Windows file structure directly on the display. That honor belongs to the second display that faces it on the laptop's other half, where you'd expect to find the keyboard on a conventional laptop. . A preinstalled Dolby Atmos app lets you quickly tune the audio for whatever you're listening to -- music, movie, game, voice -- or you can set up three personal profiles or set it to Dynamic and let the software do the guesswork. No laptop can fit into a cramped airplane tray table as well as the Lenovo Yoga Book C930. You can activate the vibrating feedback and turn response sounds on or off by tapping the settings menu in the upper right hand corner.
My issue of the keyboard not reappearing seems to been because I had the pen magnetised to the back of the screen. You also get more for your money than the now aged , as Microsoft expects you to spend extra on a keyboard and stylus — both of which come as standard with the Yoga Book. Be warned, the Yoga Book turns heads and neighbouring tables will ask you for the make and model! You should be good to go, the notes will show up in the Quick Notes section. The pen is comfortable for its size, but it is short and slender. When putting the end back, make sure the Lenovo logo is aligned with the 2 buttons as indicated on the picture. After a few days, I was able to blindly type nearly as well as on my ThinkPad P51s. This gives the second screen a lot more power and flexibility, so more apps can be displayed on it, and it can be used to read documents.
Further Reading This E Ink panel is pretty standard: it's great to look at in most lighting environments, but it's slow to refresh. My , and while that's not cheap, you're paying extra for the slim, attractive design and premium features. This is a little on the low side for a laptop, but should serve you well for general use. I switched to SwiftKey, which knows my typing habits better than I do, and felt more comfortable. By default it's a keyboard, but you can tap a row of icons in the upper right corner to transform it into a digital slate similar to the , or an ereader similar to the Amazon Kindle.
It's beginning to look like Lenovo's Yoga Book is no longer being manufactured, with Lenovo's official website indicating that both the Android and Windows-powered Yoga Books are out of stock. And decided to do some blogging on. A T-Mobile sales rep was able to help me go through the process at a physical location. A small slider lets you instantly block the webcam. But the price increase is harder to stomach. Sure, wireless earbuds are slowly getting better and becoming more popular, but some still appreciate or demand the reliability of a headphone jack.
Hopefully this remains a nightmare only. Another reason to get a cover. The Good Lenovo's Yoga C930 puts its 360-degree hinges to work as the two-in-one's speaker system. The hinge serves the Yoga Book well in particular because it allows both the chassis and the lid to lay completely flat when opened to 180 degrees—a comfortable position for note-takers, artists, and pen enthusiasts who use the E Ink panel often. Rapping your knuckle lightly on the top of the lid forces the device to make a peculiar gear-turning sound, followed by a cute woosh sound as the lid pops up maybe a half-inch from the chassis.
The Lenovo Yoga Book C930 can run Photoshop, but isn't ideal for the job unless you're doing the basics. For drawing and note-taking on-the-go, the E Ink apps are revelatory. This means that the Real Pen needs nothing inside to operate, with the Create Pad doing all of the work — even the 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity. By tapping on the icons in the top-right corner of second display, you can switch between modes. Read on to find out. Lenovo says its design is inspired by watch construction.
Not so with the new version. However, the company included an optical infrared fingerprint sensor at the top-right corner of the E Ink panel. You can simply pull the end to remove it. In practice, it works well. Lasting 10 hours on our battery-rundown test means that you should be able to get through a full day of plugged-in use.