Lenovo Yoga A12 is a new 2-in-1 Android tablet priced at $299

Lenovo Yoga A12 is a new 2-in-1 Android tablet priced at $299
Lenovo just announced a brand new 2-in-1 Android tablet called Yoga A12. Designed to offer "all-day productivity" on a budget, the Yoga A12 is made out of magnesium and aluminum, and sports a 12.2-inch anti-glare display. Lenovo says this is an HD screen, which likely means it's got 720/800 x 1280 pixels (though we'd obviously prefer 1080 x 1920). 

The new tablet is 0.21 inches (5.4 mm) thin at its slimmest edge, and weighs a bit under 2.2 lbs (1 kg), so you can easily carry it almost anywhere. 

Part of what makes the Yoga A12 thin and light is its Halo Keyboard. Also used on last year's Lenovo Yoga Book, this is a flat, touch-sensitive virtual keyboard with haptic feedback, artificial learning software, and built-in prediction. The keyboard is connected to the rest of the device via a 360-degree hinge, so the tablet can adapt to you, offering four usage modes. You can check out the four modes in the images below.

Powered by an Intel Atom x5 CPU, the Lenovo Yoga A12 further features 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory, dual speakers with Dolby Atmos technology, and up to 13 hours of battery life on a single charge. 

Lenovo doesn't say what version of Android the Yoga A12 is running, but it's touting a "multi-tasking hybrid UI" integrated with Google's Productivity Suite. We should find out more about this once the tablet is released. Speaking of that, the Yoga A12 will be available from February 8 via lenovo.com, in Gunmetal Grey or Rose Gold, for prices starting at $299. Any buyers here? 


source: Lenovo

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10 Comments

1. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

12.2" HD screen at 1 KG. Not too bad. I would buy one if the keyboard is detachable.

2. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

The pictures sure nice, pity about the screen resolution.

3. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

First thing that cane too my mind is updates then why only 2gb RAM. Still prefer chromebook over it .

8. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

especially when these newer chromebooks coming out will have touch screen and tablet mode, with google playstore access...willing to pay as much as 500 (not any higher LOL) for such device with great specs like minimum core m3 processor, IPS touchscreen, user adjustable screen resulotion and screen scaling, atleast 8gb ram, atleast 64gb storage, two usb c, atleast one usb 3.0...and would love to see a dual slot for a sd card/4g lte card...would be nice if the battery could easily be swapped out externally (would be nice to pop in another fully charged battery for times when access to power outlet isn't available)...also, still waiting for an OEM to include a software video setting feature that will allow users to adjust contrast, sharpness, hue, and saturation.

9. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

At this point there is hardly any reason to do that expensive Chromebook because the whole idea about CB is to smash off Windows lower segment and I would say media consumption market which they actually doing not bad. I have Acer R11 4GB RAM that book is amazing. Long battery, decent HD( actually a little higher than that) screen ( they improved it very much) it has Google Play store 360 touch screen and costs 240GBP here in UK. With a battery life of 6-8 hours. I mainly use it for media consumption , communications and reading. f**k the Windows with all it's bloatware. It is quiet fast responsive and nicely manufactored CB. A winner for me. And yes it has Android apps now, not all but has . Even more there is no fragmentation!

4. yahneh

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 21, 2017

I prefer 4Gb Ram.

5. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

what a waste :-/ will be more interesting if they increase that price to $399 and give it 128GB storage, 4GB of RAM and windows10 :-/

6. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

Agreed. This is precisely why I want that GPD Pocket to happen. With said specs this could have been a very compelling Linux to go rig too. And fyi Lenovo wth there's already $299 phones with 3GB RAM ffs -/-""""

7. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

i prefer glossy screen over anti glare anytime, it just pop out more and looks so much crisper...and IPS screens with great viewing angles from any angle, glare doesnt affect me much, being that i know where to set and angle my laptop when using it, in or outdoor LOL most anti glare screens look dull and soft, and almost kinda blurry, as if someone forgot to adjust the focus and contrast, not for me.

10. Jairudy

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 14, 2015

Right on, Acer R11 what a delight to use, a touchscreen and Android Apps. The C Bs allows more choices and freedom. The Lenovo keyless keyboard seems like awful idea. Artists have amazing options with Surface 4 and Clones.

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