The Lenovo Yoga Book gets credit for offering one of the most unusual designs we’ve ever seen: This super portable two-in-one laptop/tablet hybrid includes a Wacom sketching pad that can instantly transform into a QWERTY keyboard. This hybrid between a laptop and a tablet than runs on Android / Windows. Yoga Book looks to combine productivity and entertainment. The built-in touch pad keyboard and the stylus are there to make taking notes a breeze. Plus, the easy fold-ability provides the convenience of a basic tablet. The result is a fun, highly portable device that instantly appeals to creative professionals.
Lenovo’s now-familiar “watchband” hinge to put together two different pieces. The first is the usual touchscreen you’d expect, but the second is something new: it’s a touch-sensitive surface powered by Wacom. It has light-up keys that make it a keyboard, but it also accepts input from a stylus.
Lenovo, which has made a convertible creation, the category forward with a completely new kind of keyboard. It’s called the Yoga Book, and it’s an incredibly thin and light tablet-like machine with a flat, touch-sensitive surface that lights up into a glowing keyboard. This lower panel also doubles as a Wacom digitizer surface, which means you can use a stylus pen to draw on it as well.
The biggest caveats with the Yoga Book are that its unique keyboard comes with a learning curve. I doubt this machine will replace the laptop, People use every day for rapidly typing their stories and processing photos. This machine is like a dairy, or notebook due to the use of stylus pen. But those are heavy-duty use cases. Right now the Yoga Book fits into a space, figuratively speaking, where being mobile is more important than being aggressively productive.
It has a 10.1-inch; full HD multi-touch display. This is what makes it a “convertible”: you can fold it into a tablet, use the keyboard as a prop for the display, or just use it in traditional laptop mode. It feels like a tablet when you fold the keyboard back.
Price of Lenovo Yoga
The Android version is available in gold and gunmetal, while the Windows one comes in carbon black. the Yoga Book is remarkably cheap. It is available from retailers and direct from Lenovo’s website. The Lenovo Yoga Book (Android) was priced at EUR 499 and it runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow while, The Yoga Book (Windows) was priced at EUR 599 running Windows 10 Pro. As of now, the company has not clarified whether both versions will be available in the market.
Design and build quality
It’s made of magnesium-aluminum alloy. Yoga Book is the most delightfully-built a type of tablet. Weighing just 690g and just 9.6mm thick, this 10.1-inch machine is about as close to a paper notebook as you can get. The Lenovo Yoga book is remarkably lean. The manufacturer advertises it as “the world’s thinnest 2-in-1” because, when closed, it measures 9.6 mm at its thickest point and 4.05 mm at its thinnest. the use of magnesium and aluminum is better for light weight and designing. The grey metal chassis with its hard edges, rounded corners and stylish “watchband” hinge make the Yoga Book feel far more expensive that it actually. The halves are connected by a hinge and each half of the device can fold flat against the other in either direction. The keyboard and drawing area has a slightly glossy layer to it so the stylus rolls around it nicely, but it’s not so slippery that it’s physically hard to type on.
The connectors, which include a single Micro USB port for charging, a mini HDMI port, a 3.5mm headset jack and a micro SD card slot that’ll take cards with a capacity of up to 128GB on one of the right shorter sides of the frame. On the opposite side, the power button and volume rocker reside. That’s in addition to the 64GB of built-in storage.
The hinge that connects the keyboard and the screen looks delicate at first, but once you start changing the screen’s angles around a bit, you will feel how strong and stable it is immediately. The selfie camera is centered just above the screen.
Lenovo’s Yoga Book is a hybrid device and comes with a Halo Keyboard and a real-pen accessory. The Halo Keyboard is a full touchscreen backlit ‘slate-like’ keyboard which lacks any physical keys and comes with inbuilt artificial intelligence software which learn the user’s typing and navigation habits. The real-pen accessory on the other hand can draw on the halo keyboard just like a real pen.
Lenovo Yoga Book display
The Yoga Book features a 10.1-inch full-HD (1200×1920 pixels) display. It sports an 8-megapixel auto-focus rear camera and a 2-megapixel fixed-focus camera. It reaches a maximum brightness of 375 cd / m², and a contrast level of 1,100:1. The interesting thing about the display is really the stylus.
Lenovo Yoga tablet software
For Android – Lenovo essentially made no changes to Windows for the Yoga Book, but the Android version is heavily customized. the software has also been altered to act a bit more like a desktop. Yoga Book has its own User Graphical Interface based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It is easily being used with a mouse and keyboard, and on the home screen, it provides additional shortcuts that are used directly to operate with android interface. Lenovo pre-Installed some common application provided by Microsoft apps. These include the typical office applications like Excel, PowerPoint, Word and One-note. To use them, you only need to register, which is free of charge.
For Windows – Yoga Book provided same interface used in windows 10. Windows 10 is used as a OS in this book and It is easily be used with a mouse and keyboard for better usability, and on the home screen, it provides additional shortcuts that are used directly to operate with Windows interface. Lenovo pre-Installed some common application provided by Microsoft apps. These include the typical office applications like Excel, PowerPoint, Word and One-note. To use them, you only need to register, which is free of charge. Fully Functional windows implemented with all of the similar functions.
Lenovo Yoga Book performance
Yoga tablet is powered by quad-core Intel Atom x5-Z8550 processor coupled with 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM. The device packs 64GB inbuilt storage and supports expandable storage up to 128GB via micro SD card.
Both versions of the tablet have the same specs, including a 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 display, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. You can expand it via micro SD as well. They also have the same processor, an Intel Atom x5, which should tell you that these are not powerhouse machines but that’s theoretically not going to be a problem for people who want to use it to take notes and watch a few movies.
One reason Lenovo chose the Intel chipset is because of the Windows version of the tablet. So, it may be the case that they wanted to choose a chipset that would accommodate both systems. Yoga Book has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of memory.
For daily use, the processor, RAM and storage combo holds up. The performance of the Yoga tablet is comparable to that of its competitor, the Pixel C, which packs an NVidia Terga X1 processor. Not bad, but not spectacular, either.
Lenovo Yoga Book audio
Lenovo has earned a Dolby Atoms certificate for its high quality sound setup. The device delivers an adequate audio experience, but nothing exceptional, though. The small speakers are located on the side of the device.