Today, Lenovo launched its Lenovo Yoga Book in India for Rs. 49990. This is a 2-in-1 convertible tablet that can be used in different modes including Lay-flat, watch, Type, and Browse. This is a sleep and light-weight device running on Windows. While the Android version of the device was also announced at IFA, we have no idea when this variant will come to India.
Lenovo Yoga Book is a tablet that looks like a paper notebook you may have at home, but it tried to act as Laptop. Due to the small screen size, you may not feel like having a laptop.
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The Lenovo Yoga Book has the 10.1-inch display and has small form factor. It is thin with just 9.6 mm thickness when it closed. It has two panels from which the first one is the display and the other one is a touch-sensitive panel with the matte finish. This touch-sensitive panel can act as trackpad and keyboard both. You can also use the stylus on it to write or draw. These two panels are together with Lenovo’s signature watchband hinge that can be rotated up to 360 degrees.
The body of this tablet is made of magnesium alloy shell with the matte finish. It has a power button, speaker grill, volume rocker and headphone hack. On the other side, it has microUSB charging port, microHDMI port, and a microSD card slot. Yoga book does not have a single USB port that might be a drawback for few.
The touch keyboard is called ‘halo Keyboard’ that is smart and learns from your typing. It will increase the size of most frequently used keys to give you the better experience.
The stylus is called ‘Real Pen’ and feels like a real pen. It can be used to draw or take notes by scribbling on the keyboard area by disabling the keyboard. The toggle button for changing from keyboard to trackpad area is available. You can just write as you write on a paper with real pen and it will be digitized instantly with no time lag.
Scribbling and doodling on the pad will need specific software. I tested this with Paint and Microsoft OneNote.
It has the 10.1-inch display with 1080p resolution. This IPS display claims to offer the brightness of up to 400 nits. It looks good in terms of sharpness but was the bit reflective in nature.
Above the display, it has 2 megapixels camera and at the top right corner of the keyboard, it has 8 megapixels camera.
It is packed with 1.44GHz Intel Atom x5-Z8550 processor with Intel HD graphics, 4GB RAM and 64 GB storage. Storage can also be expanded up to 128 GB. This hardware is fine but you could get the much powerful laptop after paying this much of price if you see it as a laptop. Intel Core M chips could be the better option for a tablet device.
It is packed with 8500 mAh large battery that claims to offer around 13 hours with regular usage. The phone also has a SIM slot to have a mobile data connection on the go.
This device is a good productivity tool for business people and designers. Multimedia experience is also awesome with Dolby Atmos powered loudspeaker. Initially, you will have to adjust with a flat touch keyboard but it will be fine in few days. Due to light weight and sleek design, this device is easy to carry. Price can be a downside for many, but the device gives a cheaper option to those who cannot afford Surface Pro or iPad.