Lenovo was all over the place at this year’s IFA and also had plenty of new device announcements lined up. One of said unveilings was for the new Yoga Book – an odd laptop/tablet mix, with a few interesting tricks up its sleeve. The Yoga Book has the same shiny ‘Watchband hinge’ as the Lenovo’s Yoga 900 convertible laptops, which makes the book’s spine look like links on a wristwatch. That is, together with a metal casing and slim silhouette, lend the book a clean, modern aesthetic.
Lenovo Yoga Book 10 inch Notebook features:
The Notebook features an Intel Atom x5-Z8550 Cherry Trail processor, 4 gigabyte of RAM, and 64 gigabyte of storage. It has a 10.1 inch, 1920 x 1200p IPS display and the notebook measures about 0.4 inches thick and weighs about 1.5 pounds.
In other words, the 10 inch notebook weighs less than a first-gen Apple iPad, making it pretty comfortable to hold in just one hand, even though it has a permanently-attached Create Pad/keyboard.
This book’s cover may be pretty, but what really impressed me lies beneath. This notebook’s standout feature is its keyboard, which is essentially a giant touchpad. There are no physical buttons — a flat surface with the outline of keys. The Yoga Book’s keyboard runs using Wacom’s Passive EMR Tech and is purely digital; it does not have any physical keys.
There’s a 360-degree, watchband-style hinge that enables you to fold back the bottom section of the notebook when it is not in use, making the notebook feel just like a tablet
Lenovo Yoga Book 10 inch Notebook Price:
The Yoga Book is up for sale now. The Windows version of the Yoga Book will cost £549, while Android model will set you back a more modest £449.