Yogabook C930

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  1. violajack

    violajack Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Seeing it in person is really the key. The thinness is something else. And you have to really try the keyboard to know how you'll feel about it.

    The tipping point for me was typing on it in store. Then, it was just a matter of waiting for the right deal. Best buy clears out their open box stock on eBay. I was looking for one of those when I found a listing for a new in box one with local pick up. There are advantages to living in the stupidly expensive Bay area.

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  2. desertlap

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    Quick question for any owners of this one that are using it with an external display at least part of the time. One of our writers has one and loves it, but she's having an intermittent issue when connected to an external display, mouse, keyboard.

    The issue is that the machine will go to sleep when she gets up from her desk and when she tries to wake it, the system appears to come back, (the keyboard comes alive) but both the internal and external display remain black. So far the only solution has been a hard reset.

    I've made sure all the drivers, software and firmware are current, so the question really is if anyone else has seen this? It's not constant, she estimates it happens about 1 out of 4 times which is enough to be really annoying.

    Thanks in advance for any insight.
     
  3. FZelle

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    I use it most of the time connected to a Monitor and keyboard and have never experienced that.
    What kind/brand of Hub is she using?
    Repluging the hub helps?

    There was a bios update, done that?
     
  4. desertlap

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    No hub, just a USB-HDMI adapter for video connected to a Samsung 1080p display. Logitech Keyboard and mouse connected via Bluetooth. Bios is current according to Lenovo's web site.

    I suspect it's a hardware issue specifically with her machine but since it's somewhat random, and it apparently never happens when it's just the unit itself I thought I'd ask
     
  5. violajack

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    I haven't plugged mine into anything yet, but my only thought would be that the machine is going into the mode where it thinks it only needs the eink screen on. Double tapping the LCD might bring it back, or folding (backwards) and unfolding the machine? Sorry, just guessing.
     
  6. nnthemperor

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    Got a brief hands-on with this device at a hardware store here in Tokyo. It is very thin. However, the e-ink side is straight up not yet ready for prime time. And the huge bezels is a minus for it. Once again, it is a very thin device even with the two side together. Worth having as an experimental device a year from now or whenever the price falls to the sub $300 range.

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  7. desertlap

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    Thanks, the tapping works about 1/2 of the time apparently. We opened a case with Lenovo
     
  8. connman

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    +1

    I came close to buying this device twice on business trips to the USA this past month. Sat in a Best Buy playing around with it for nearly an hour before deciding against. It's got a really nice form factor and beautiful screen. But the e-ink portion is so unrefined. And then there is the 4 GB memory cap. Yes, not a factor for many, but at this price, this device needs to last a few years.

    I read an article earlier in this thread that Lenovo was already showing the third generation of this product when it launched the second generation, and that said third generation is expected this year. Can't wait because this is totally what I'm looking for.

    Or Microsoft could simply put a Core processor in the Surface Go, then I'll get that alongside a Sony DPT or Remarkable tablet and call it a day.
     
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  9. shinkamui

    shinkamui Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Bought mine about 20 days ago. Surprisingly easy to type on at decent speeds. I love the eink display for reference and reading. no lighting on the eink or Lenovo style key light stinks. not being able to use the eink as a 2nd display in windows for any or at least select apps is a big missed opportunity. Deal breaker so far is the lack of basic windows integration with the einkj display. No morphing or customized keyboard functions? No windows ai or typing suggestions? No adjusting toolbars or second screen demo functionality to encourage developers? No send to function, hit or miss on clipboard sharing, and seriously, how hard is it to tell windows when the tablet is folded up so it can detect and enable/disable tablet mode accordingly? Performance is pretty good for the form factor, which is foolishly thin at the cost of runtime. hoping we get more updates as time goes on. a little too little for the 1000$ asking price imo.
     
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  10. SAM 2013

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    To anyone who owns this model.
    Can you reflow(make the text larger) pdf's
    on the e-Ink side?

    Can you see the keyboard in the dark?

    thanks
     

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