YogaBook C930 in real life
Updated: Nov 16, 2019
Usually I'd leave a conclusion or summary of my post to the end, but a couple of import points need to be made clear from the outset. The YogaBook C930 is FANASTIC! I hope as many of these devices sell as is possible. I really want this device to have more generations and for this to become a hugely popular device type. The YogaBook fits the needs for which I purchased it perfectly and it encompasses even more than I had anticipated. Its beautifully built, well thought out, innovative and brings a smile to my face every time I pick it up. PLEASE TRY ONE if ever the opportunity presents itself!
Note: Although I am a Lenovo Insider ( #LenovoIN ), this is not a sponsored or loan device. This is my own purchase. I bought it because aside from being fascinated by the YogaBook C930 I felt like it would fill an opening space in my devices perfectly.
What is is?:
The YogaBook C930 is a 2 in 1 laptop (a laptop convertible into a tablet) which has no conventional keyboard. Where you would normally find the 84 to 90 keys of a laptop keyboard, there is an e-ink display. That display aside from displaying a keyboard can be used for both reading e-ink content (such as books and PDFs) but also creating content with supported pens.
10.8" 2560x1600 IPS Display
Intel Core m3-7Y30 Processor
Micro SD Card Slot
2x USB-C ports
Under 10mm thick when closed
Under 800g in weight.
How do I use it?:
Conventional work: Documentation, emails, spreadsheets are all things I've worked on with the YogaBook. The smaller screen does restrict the amount of content one can comfortably display at a time. If you are working on something very large its resolution does help mitigate that. Its not a workspace to spend your entire day, especially if like me you work with three or more screens normally. However it is very practical for snatching a few minutes here or an hour there to finish things off or get thing started.
Note taking: I am a prolific note taker. I produce copious quantities of scribbled notes in OneNote daily for both work and personal projects. Until recently I had been using a ThinkPad 10 tablet and the YogaBook has assumed that role beautifully as its tablet mode form factor is very similar. The e-ink display has been an immense boon. If I had been using the ThinkPad 10 to consume content and wanted to take notes I would have had to switch applications, work in much reduced screen space or grabbed pen and paper. With the YogaBook C930 I can flip it open to display the e-ink screen and switch it to pen input and start taking notes which are stored on the internally.
Photo Reviews and Editing: I review a lot more photographs than I edit and the 2650x1600 resolution and color and light quality of the YogaBook serves me excellently when clicking through my weekends hike and dog walk photographs. While the resources of my YogaBook are on the slighter side they are more than sufficient for me to tweak color or touch up my photographs. This is not a photo editing work horse but it certainly gets my jobs done.
Oncall Device: I occasionally work 24x7 oncall for IT Support services for some of our customers. That means potentially getting a call any time day or night. I now simply keep the YogaBook close to hand and its super light and fully functional and lets me get anything I need done in a pinch.
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