Lenovo has been a strong proponent of the extremely flexible hinge in their laptops, and this expertise has led them to their latest device: the Lenovo Yoga Book. While the Lenovo Yoga Book is slated for an October 17 launch and availability, you will be able to place your pre-order now. The Lenovo Yoga Book will arrive in two flavors: one running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, while the other would be powered by Windows 10 Home. The Android and Windows-powered versions of the Lenovo Yoga Book will retail for $499.99 and $549.99, respectively.
What makes the Lenovo Yoga Book special? Regardless of which operating system that you decide on, the Lenovo Yoga Book will arrive with a 10.1-inch Full HD touchscreen display. This will be accompanied by a touchpad which will also double up as a keyboard or a sketch pad. Will this make a dent in Wacom’s business? Perhaps, but we see it more to be complementary than anything else. The accompanying stylus is used for drawing and writing purposes, where it comes with a special magnetic pad which can clip on magnetically in order for you to draw on actual paper. All drawing done will then be recorded electronically on the screen -- in real time.
Thanks to Lenovo’s unique watchband hinge, the Lenovo Yoga Book is able to enjoy a full 360-degrees of rotation, letting it take on the form of four modes that Lenovo is famous for: laptop, tent, flat, and tablet. Other hardware specifications point to Dolby Atmos speakers, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal memory, a 15-hour 8,500 li-ion polymer battery and an Intel Atom quad-core processor clocked at 2.4GHz. Just in case there isn't enough internal memory for your needs, there is always a microSD memory card slot that can further expand the grand total by another 128GB.
The Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-powered version will arrive in black, gray or gold shades, while those who opt for the Windows 10 Home version can only pick it up in one shade -- black, harking us back to the likes of the first Ford Model T days.
So far, this is a hotly anticipated device that might straddle the laptop and tablet markets. With tablets not doing too well, the Lenovo Yoga Book would be a decent entry level laptop for those who are interested in something light and flexible, being able to reply emails and check up on their social media accounts. Forget about performing heavy duty tasks with the Yoga Book though.
An unboxing video of the Yoga Book has already appeared, where the Windows version gets unboxed with its travel-free Halo keyboard and included Wacom pen shown off in full glory. Other components found in the unboxing video point to a microUSB charger, a paper notebook, a stylus and several ink tips for the stylus. The handy magnet located at the back of the notebook will enable it to be attached to the Wacom digitizer so that nothing shifts as you write or doodle on it.
Are you stoked for the Lenovo Yoga Book's release?