Beautiful hinges have become something of a trend in laptops and 2-in-1s over the last few years. Lenovo has now taken it to the next level by installing a Dolby Atmos speaker in its latest flagship entry into its Yoga range — the Yoga C930.
And it rotates.
If you were thinking that the aesthetic is reminiscent of a TV soundbar, so did we. The point of the rotating speaker is of course to ensure that the user always has a speaker pointing at them, whether they are in laptop or tablet mode.
One of the other new features is stylus that can be stored and charged in a cavity (known as a 'Garage') in the laptop, much like Samsung's S Pen.
The new 2-in-1 will also support Dolby Vision HDR and both Cortana and Amazon Alexa through its far-reaching mic.
Here are the key specs:
- 8th-Gen Intel Core i7-8550U or 8th-Gen Intel Core i5-8250U processor
- Windows 10 Home OS
- 13.9-inch UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS touchscreen with Dolby Vision or 13.9-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS touchscreen with Dolby Vision display
- 8GB/12GB/16GB DDR4 memory
- 256GB/512GB/1TB/2TB SSD storage
- Estimated 14.5 hours FHD/9 hours UHD battery
- 1 x USB 3.1, 2 x USB-C, headphone jack ports
- Fingerprint reader and Windows Hello webcam security
- 12.68 x 8.94 x 0.57 inches, 1.38kg
We don't have an Australian release date as yet, but here is the pricing for the Yoga C930, as well as the other laptops and 2-in-1 devices Lenovo announced at IFA:
- Yoga C930 from $2,599
- Yoga S730 from $1,699
- Yoga Book C930 from $1,999
- Chromebook C330 from $499
- Chromebook S330 from $399
- ThinkPad X1 Extreme from $2,799
- Smart Essentials TBC
Lenovo also announced a new smart plug, smart camera and smart bulb at the show.
The author traveled to IFA as a guest of Samsung.