New Lenovo Yoga C930 Convertible: Manufacturer leaks spec-sheet ahead of official annoucement
Leaks can come from different sources. Sometimes resellers or accessory-manufacturers leak a new product, sometimes registration-offices like the FCC leak new tech-products. And sometimes, a manufacturer leaks his own product before its announcement, breaking the Non-Disclosure-Agreement.
This happened today with the Lenovo Yoga C930. The successor of the Lenovo Yoga 920 was already mentioned in a different leak two weeks ago. Its release is expected for IFA 2018, an event that annually takes place in Germany's capital Berlin that starts in roughly a week. In todays leak, Lenovo revealed the data-sheet of Yoga C930 in two different version, one of which containing some first pictures of the new convertible that will go toe to toe with devices like the HP Spectre x360 13.
The Lenovo Yoga C930 ditches the iconic Watchband-hinge that Lenovo first introduced with the Yoga 3 Pro. Instead, the new Yoga C930 features a single wide bar-hinge. The bar-hinge not only allows a 360° rotation of the screen that is typical for many modern convertible laptops, it also houses the speakers of the Lenovo Yoga C930. Lenovo calls this feature a 'rotating sound bar' – in conjunction with the Dolby Atmos speakers, Lenovo claims that this will much improve the audio experience. The new hinge isn't the only new design feature, the Yoga C930 also introduces a garage for the digitizer pen. Lenovo says that this is a reaction to customer feedback, because those pens get lost too often.
The chassis of the Lenovo Yoga C930 is still made out of Aluminium, although there will be special limited editions with a glass-cover as well. The size and weight of the new model are roughly the same as they were with the Lenovo Yoga 920.
Internally, the C930 Yoga will still feature the Kaby Lake Refresh chips like the Intel Core i7-8550U. The RAM is soldered with either 8, 12 or 16 GB, while the SSD options will include 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB flash-drives. The display options appear to be unchanged at first glance, with either Full-HD (1,920 x 1,080) or 4K panels (3,840 x 2,160), with 300 nits of brightness and 72 % of the NTSC color gamut. The only new feature: Both displays will feature an HDR-mode.
The last interesting change is the name of the convertible itself: Instead of naming it 'Lenovo Yoga 930', Lenovo changes the nomenclature and puts a C before the 930 – why Lenovo changed the formerly simply nomenclature is unclear.