Does Lenovo Yoga Book C930 support cellular LTE?

Does Lenovo Yoga Book C930 support cellular LTE?

Best answer: Yes, the Lenovo Yoga Book C930 convertible laptop is set up to support cellular LTE, but compatible models are only available in select European regions. If you can't get your hands on a Yoga Book C930 but need a slim laptop with LTE, consider checking out Samsung's Galaxy Book2.Microsoft: Samsung Galaxy Book2 ($999)Lenovo: Yoga Book C930 ($1,000)

Why the lack of LTE support FOR all Yoga Book C930 models?

Although the Yoga Book C930 has a built-in tray set up to handle a microSD card and a SIM card for 4G LTE support, only some select markets have models compatible with LTE connectivity.

During a briefing, Lenovo told Windows Central that there will not be LTE-compatible models of the Yoga Book C930 made available in the U.S. due to inadequate market interest. Instead, there are 4G LTE models available in some European markets.

What can you expect from the Galaxy Book2?

If you absolutely need a portable laptop with LTE support, there is a great alternative — the Samsung Galaxy Book2 — that can fill the role. You don't get the same dual-display build and watchband hinge, but you do get a premium 2-in-1 with outstanding battery life, a brilliant display, and a removable keyboard and touchpad.

This is the first PC that runs on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850 processor (CPU), and physically, it's almost an identical clone of Microsoft's Surface Pro line. The built-in kickstand extends from the middle of the back of the tablet, it weighs in at 2.4 pounds (1.1 kg), and it's just 7 mm thin with an all-metal body.

The 12-inch touch display has a 2160x1440 resolution and supports inking with the included S Pen. You also get essentially the same ports as you would on the Yoga Book C930, including two USB-C and a microSD card reader. The Galaxy Book2 also comes complete with a 3.5 mm audio jack.

Samsung Galaxy Book2 (Image credit: Windows Central)

The Snapdragon 850 CPU is made specifically for running Windows 10, and it offers impressive performance while also helping extend battery life to about 12 hours of constant video playback. Sticking with Windows 10 S Mode boosts in-app performance, but you can always switch to regular Windows 10 and still get performance akin to that of a Surface Go.

LTE support is the big draw here. There's no eSIM support, but it will work with physical SIM cards starting with the AT&T network and moving on to Verizon and Sprint in late November. Each Galaxy Book2 is semi-optimized to a specific network, meaning you can use them across providers but won't see the same performance. Ideally, network performance is stellar. In our testing, three bars of service saw up to 70 Mbps download speeds.

Cale Hunt

Cale Hunt brings to Windows Central more than eight years of experience writing about laptops, PCs, accessories, games, and beyond. If it runs Windows or in some way complements the hardware, there’s a good chance he knows about it, has written about it, or is already busy testing it.