At IFA in Berlin, Lenovo expanded its Yoga series with a new 2-in-1, a Windows on Snapdragon (WOS) machine and, surprisingly, a non-convertible clamshell. It’s all part of an effort that shows Lenovo making Yoga its flagship consumer brand, rather than just a name for 2-in-1s. If you want something lower-priced, go for an IdeaPad. For something premium, it’s a Yoga. Even if it doesn't bend back.
The Yoga Book C930 takes the premium 2-in-1 spot in the lineup. Starting at $1,399.99 when it releases in October. It eschews Lenovo’s watchband hinge in favor of a Dolby Atmos soundbar that rotates a long with the display. The HDR touchscreen displays (in either FHD or UHD) feature Dolby Vision HDR. The stylus fits into a small “garage” on the back of the laptop, which makes it difficult to lose. And it uses Intel’s Kaby Lake R 8th Gen processors.
|CPU||8th Gen Intel Core i7-8550U or Core i5-8250U|
|RAM||Up 10 16GB DDR4|
|Storage||Up to 2TB PCIe SSD|
|Display||13.9-inch, IPS, FHD or UHD touchscreen with Dolby Vision|
|Ports||1x USB 3.1, 2x Thunderbolt 3|
|Other||Built-in stylus, far-field microphone, fingerprint reader|
Then there’s the Yoga S730, perhaps the most surprising Yoga device we've seen to date. That’s because it’s doesn’t actually fold over backwards as you'd expect given the name. This $999.99 model is the first Yoga we’ve seen that’s a standard laptop, so the name is a big of a misnomer. This one uses Intel’s newly-announced Whiskey Lake 8th Gen U-series chips.
|CPU||8th Gen Intel Core i7 8565U or Core i5-8265U|
|RAM||Up to 16GB DDR4|
|Storage||Up to 1TB PCIe SSD|
|Display||13.3-inch FHD IPS|
|Ports||2x Thunderbolt 3, 1x Type-C|
Last but not least, there’s also the Lenovo Yoga 630 WOS, one of the first Qualcomm Snapdragon 850-based based laptops we’ve seen. The Yoga 630 WOS will release in October, and it will run Windows 10 S out of the box. Lenovo claims that it can last up to 25 hours on a video playback test. $849.99 for the starting configuration with 4GB of RAM, seems high, though.
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 850|
|RAM||Up to 8GB|
|Storage||Up to 256GB UFC 2.1|
|Display||13.3-inch FHD IPS touchscreen|
|Ports||2x USB Type-C, SIM card slot|
Lenovo's other announcements include a new Yoga Book with an e-ink display and the ThinkPad X1 Extreme.