Yoga C930 and S730 are Lenovo's newest premium Windows 10 laptops

Lenovo Yoga C930

Lenovo is going strong with its Yoga series of consumer laptops, and this year it's expanding the series with a new, traditional clamshell laptop that's not a 2-in-1. Fear not though as the high-end and premium Lenovo Yoga - the C930- is back with a gorgeous 14-inch HDR 4K display and a new Dolby ATMOS soundbar that replaces that watchband hinge.

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CategoryYoga C930Yoga S730
Processor8th Gen Intel Core i7-8550U
8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U
8th Gen Intel Core i7-85650U
8th Gen Intel Core i5-8265U
RAM16GB, 12GB, or 8GB16GB or 8GB
Storage2TB, 1TB, 512GB, or 256GB PCIe SSD1TB, 512GB, 256GB, or 128GB PCIe SSD
Display size13.9" UHD (3840x2160) IPS touchscreen w/Dolby Vision
13.9" FHD (1920x1080) IPS touchscreen w/Dolby Vision
13.3" FHD (1920x1080) IPS
GraphicsIntel HD 620Intel HD 620
Ports1 x USB 3.1
2x USB-C (Thunderbolt)
3x USB-C (2x Thunderbolt)
BiometricsWindows Hello
Fingerprint reader
Windows Hello
Fingerprint reader
PenYes (Garaged)No
AudioDolby Atmos rotating soundbarDolby Atmos
Battery14.5 hours (FHD)
9 hours (UHD)
10 hours
Rapid Charge
Dimensions12.68" x 8.94" x 0.57"12.09" x 8.27" x 0.47"
Weight3.04 lbs2.6 lbs
Price and Availability$1,099.99, October$999.99, November

Lenovo Yoga C930

The Yoga C930 has the expected specs including 8th gen Intel Core i5 8250U or Core i7 8550U processors, and options for a Full HD or 4K display. 8 or 16GB of DDR4 RAM are options, but now there's an intriguing middle choice with 12GB.

Storage now goes all the way up to 2TB of premium PCIe for you heavy users and following the X1 Yoga there is now an active pen garaged in the body of the Yoga for easy, always-available access that also acts as a pen charger.

But this otherwise svelte laptop is hiding two new significant features that set this laptop apart from the herd.

For the display, there is now Dolby Vision HDR, which is standard and found in both the full HD and 4K panels. It is a stunning display previously only in the ThinkPad X1 line, but now available to consumers.

The other significant shift is Lenovo giving up on the famed watch-band hinge. It's a good move as that hinge now supports a massive Dolby ATMOS powered rotating soundbar, which is somewhat crazy. That speaker system blasts your face with loud, crispy audio no matter if in laptop mode, tent, or if using it as a tablet. It's a smart design I have seen in years and combined with the HDR display makes the Yoga a fantastic media experience for movies, music, and more.

Check out that hinge which is now a soundbar!

Check out that hinge which is now a soundbar!

Rounding out the Yoga is a minimal but balanced assortment of ports including USB A, two USB Type-C including Thunderbolt 3 and 3.1) and an audio jack. For Windows Hello you get a fingerprint reader, and there's now far-field microphones for use with voice assistant.

The overall design of the Yoga is a combo of a rounded back with some lovely edging and all-metal chassis. An optional glass lid with some fancy prints will be available too for those who prefer some flair.

Battery life is estimated at 14.5 hours for Full HD and 9 hours for 4K. The new Yoga weighs a decent 3 lbs (or 1.38kg) putting right in the normal range for an Ultrabook.

Lenovo Yoga S730

Coming in a slightly lower price point with a smaller display the Yoga S730. It's still every bit of excellent hardware but drops the convertible aspect of its larger C930 kin.

Lenovo describes the S730 as its "first premium clamshell" laptop in the Yoga family. That's quite interesting as Yoga no longer means only 2-in-1, but can also apply to just traditional laptop designs too.

Featuring an all-aluminum chassis, 8th gen Core i5 or i7 processors, up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and up to 1TB SSD, the S730 is an impressive competitor to the Surface Laptop.

It keeps things light too at just 2.6lbs (1.2kg) and the Dolby Atmos audio, two Type-C ports (including Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.1) and a third Type-C port for charging with USB 3.1 the S730 keeps ports forward-looking and straightforward.

Rounding things out is a fingerprint reader for Windows Hello and a full HD (1920 x1080) IPS display.

Expect the Yoga S730 sometime in November starting at $1,000.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • 4K on 4" ??? This is how far we've come. Don't know if good or bad. The scaling is still not applied correctly everywhere.
  • Not Whiskey Lake? Lol Lenovo
  • Um, there are Whiskey Lake processors there, chief.
  • This would be a perfect laptop if it was with Whiskey Lake. This way c930 looks less premium than s730 because they are using it for clearance.
  • I have to say that Yoga C930 has a nice design with the dock-able pen. Why are there no watchband hinges anymore though? (to costly?) Or does this version not replace the 900 line? ps: with all these new fancy devices coming out it is getting harder to not pull the trigger. :o
  • The watchband hinge is being replaced on the C930 by the new Dolby Atmos speaker hinge. The S730 is not a 2-in-1 so does not need the hinge.
  • For the cheaper Lenovo Yoga S730.. Why would they call it a yoga when it's not a 2 in 1 convertible??. This is going to make it so confusing when buying a new Lenovo. 🤦🏽‍♂️
  • I think with Lenovo they want Yoga to mean premium or premium mid-range, just like ThinkPad means enterprise-focused. It's not just about the form factor anymore.