The Lenovo Yoga Book is a 2-in-1 tablet that aims to cater to both power users and creative types
Lenovo has just announced a new 10.1-inch, 2-in-1 tablet with a pressure-sensitive touch keyboard, called the Lenovo Yoga Book, that will come in two variants – running either Windows 10 or Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
Hands down, the biggest stand-out feature of the Yoga Book is its keyboard. Called the “Halo Keyboard” by Lenovo, it has no physical keys and comprises of a single touch- and pressure-sensitive panel that can display a virtual, backlit keyboard and also doubles as a drawing tablet, dubbed the “Create Pad”. Each Yoga Book is bundled with a “Real Pen” stylus with 2,048 pressure levels and 100-degree angle detection, that works with actual ink cartridges and can be used to take notes and draw on either the “Create Pad”, or on real paper.
The Yoga Book is powered by a quad-core Intel Atom x5 processor, paired with 4 GB of RAM, and a 8500 mAh battery that is promised to deliver up to 15 hours of usage at full charge for the Android version of the tablet, and up to 13 hours for the Windows version. The slate also packs 64 GB of internal memory, expandable via microSD cards of up to 128 GB, and a single Nano SIM card slot.
Lenovo's new 2-in-1 sports a 10.1-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200, employing Lenovo's AnyPen technology, which basically allows you to use anything as a stylus. The camera department is handled by two average shooters — an 8 MP rear one and a 2 MP front one — that should nonetheless be more than enough, considering how most tablets are used.
The Lenovo Yoga book has an all-metal body and employs the familiar watchband-style-hinge system that can be found on other Yoga products. This time around, however, the hinge has been designed to be smaller and has 3 axes of movement. Weighing in at around 24 oz (690 g), with dimensions of 10.1 x 0.38 x 6.72 inches (256.6 x 9.6 x 170.8 mm), the tablet should be portable enough for everyone.
The Android version of the tablet will run Lenovo's proprietary Book UI, based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, and will have support for multi-window modes and keyboard shortcuts.
The Lenovo Yoga book will be available in October, starting at $499 for the Android variant and $549 for the Windows variant. The Android tab will be available in gold and black, while the Windows slate will be black-only.