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Lenovo Yoga Book 2018 review: The keyless keyboard returns, now in E Ink

November 2nd, 2018
Lenovo Yoga Book 2018 review: The keyless keyboard returns, now in E Ink

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Lenovo's quirky Yoga Book is back with some significant updates for 2018. The original Yoga Book was a unique hybrid of a tablet sporting a "halo" keyboard panel with no actual keys and a real paper drawing pad. Part netbook and part convertible, this year's edition remains quirky but seems more practical and less cumbersome than the original.

For 2018, Lenovo ditched the halo keyboard and paper pad and opted for an E Ink panel that can switch between keyboard, note, and e-reader modes. There's also a new embedded fingerprint sensor, new precision pen, and bumped-up specs. All together, those features also bump up the Yoga Book's price to $999.

Do the changes add up to a more competent companion device? After spending some time with the new model, it seems like a lot of the hardware issues with the original Yoga Book may be resolved by Lenovo's updates. In fact, the Yoga Book may even have some more mainstream appeal thanks to these improvements. Still, this doesn't seem like a device made to replace most people's all-purpose convertibles.

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Lenovo Yoga C930 2-in-1 review: Hidden features in all the right places

October 26th, 2018
Lenovo Yoga C930 2-in-1 review: Hidden features in all the right places

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Lenovo is making some changes to its premium lineup—though only diehard fans (and a tech reporter) may notice. Instead of the "Yoga" moniker denoting only convertibles and flexible PCs, Lenovo will now use the name on all of its premium consumer devices. Yes, we'll start to see Yoga laptops in addition to Yoga 2-in-1s and experimental devices, but today we're taking a look at Lenovo's answer to the Dell XPS 13 convertible and the HP Spectre x360 13: the Yoga C930 2-in-1.

The new C930 convertible replaces last year's C920 and attempts to fix its problems, mostly surrounding speaker and stylus placement. It's also one of the first Yogas to leave Lenovo's signature watchband hinge behind, instead opting for a solid metal hinge that doubles as a sound bar. It's likely to be one of the most traditionally Yoga-like devices in the new premium lineup, and its small yet crucial upgrades make it much better than its predecessor.

Look and feel

The Yoga C930's chassis and lid resembles that of the C920—all metal rectangles wearing a satin finish, the lid's top-left corner stamped with a shiny Yoga label. Sadly, the lid holds onto fingerprints and smudges more than the chassis does, but the uninterrupted metal look is nonetheless sleek and professional. Weighing 3.04 pounds, it's as heavy as other ultrabooks in its size and price range. Its powerful internals prevent it from being the thinnest or the lightest, but it strikes a good balance of style, lightness, and performance.

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Lenovo Tells Users to Uninstall Vulnerable Updater

June 2nd, 2016

An advisory from PC maker Lenovo recommends that users uninstall Lenovo Accelerator Application, which includes components rife with security vulnerabilities.

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Lenovo Patches Vulnerabilities in System Update Service

May 6th, 2015

IOActive researchers disclosed details on three patched vulnerabilities in Lenovo’s System Update mechanism.

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