Lenovo Yoga Book is launched in India on 13th December 2016. The 2 in 1 Lenovo Notebook has many futuristic features that ultrabooks have to offer. This 2 in 1 hybrid notebook is launched at a price of 49,999. It is exclusively available for sale on Flipkart. The Yoga Book costs $549 in the US market and considering that it seems slightly expensive.
This notebook sports a 10.1 inch Full HD display, Intel Atom X5, a Quad-core processor clocked at 2.4 GHz. The features that stand out are “Halo Keyboard & Stylus Pen”.
It offers 4 GB LPDDR4 RAM and 64 GB internal storage. It has the traditional Micro USB port, 3.5 mm audio jack, HDMI port, LTE/SD card slot housing.
Lenovo claims this Yoga Book to be ‘thinnest and lightest’ hybrid Notebook in the market at the moment. It is just 9.6 mm thin and weighs an astonishing 690 grams only. Yet, the team managed to provide us with an 8500 mAH battery which the firm claims that it would last 13 hours in a go.
The hybrid also includes the support for LTE Nano sim and an external SD card slot. As usual, this book comes with Dolby Atmos for stereo sound. The other features include Wi-FI, USB sharing. There is an 8 MP rear sensor with autofocus feature and on the front is a 2 MP fixed focus camera.
The major change you get to experience in this hybrid book is the Halo Keyboard. There are no physical keys but just a flat surface which can act in three ways, Keyboard, Track Pad, Create Pad.
Specifications of Lenovo Yoga Book :
- 10.1 inch Full HD IPS display with 1920 x 1200 pixels resolution
- Intel Atom x5-Z8550 processor clocked at 2.4 GHz
- 4 GB LPDDR4 RAM
- 8500 mAh battery
- 64 GB Internal storage
- SD card slot & LTE Nano Sim Tray
- Micro USB port, 3.5 mm audio jack, Mini-HDMI port
- 8 MP autofocus rear camera
- 2 MP fixed focus front camera
- Windows 10 anniversary update OS with minimum bloatware
- No Android
Design and Build :
It takes a lot of engineering effort to build a device this thin and yet have the long battery backup. This hybrid book is made of Magnesium housing with an aluminum hinge. The aluminum hinge looks very similar to the design we have seen on the more premium Lenovo Yoga 900.
The Full HD display is decent to work with and watch movies though there is a thick bezel around it something which I despise on any kind of display. There is a reason why Dell XPS 13 is so popular.
The 10.1-inch size is perfect for a tablet but not exactly for a laptop for a fully productive, content creation device.
Processor and Performance :
The Intel Atom x5 inside this book is a low-end processor to use it as an ultrabook. However, this book can perform larger tasks like Photoshop or image editing but video editing could be difficult.
I believe the Atom X5 is chosen over the regular Chipset to probably manage heat. The Intel Core M or Core i processors though are more powerful.
Watchband Hinge :
The watch band hinge part of this notebook looks very good and it handles the 360-degree rotation without a fuss. It is made of aluminum and it is named ‘Watchband Hinge’ as it looks like a watch band. I have used the Yoga 900 which is a fantastic Notebook (comes with watchband hinge) and also working on a detailed review of the recently launched Lenovo Yoga 710.
Halo Keyboard & Create Pad:
The Halo keyboard is not totally a holographic keyboard like those you watch in Sci-Fi movies but there is a lot of resemblances. There is a flat surface with LED lights in it, which lit up after the system start.
It will feel like touch typing which will give an odd feel to your fingers and may take getting used to. But the helpful part about this is that it’s artificial intelligence studies the words you use and always puts up word suggestions.
There is a one-touch button to switch between the three of the functions, keyboard, trackpad & create pad.
Also, the oddly placed left click button makes it almost impossible to drag & drop anything using the trackpad. The create pad can be used with any real inked, dedicated Wacom pen/stylus. The inking capabilities are definitely good for this notebook.
- Very thin and light in weight to travel around
- Good Battery Life
- Decent Full HD Display
- Create pad can be used with real inked pen
- Rocking Dolby Atmos Audio output
- Great Tablet for travelers, artists
- Tough to use a keyboard for hardcore users
- Very small trackpad
- The keyboard may not suite pro users.