At IFA trade show in Berlin, Lenovo announced its latest addition to the Yoga product line, the Yoga Book convertible laptop that replaces physical keyboard with a large touchpad, which can act as a keyboard and a drawing board. The Yoga Book will be one of the thinnest and lightest convertibles on the market and will be available with Google Android and Microsoft Windows OSes.
From hardware point of view, the Lenovo Yoga Book is an ultra-thin convertible featuring a 10.1” capacitive touch IPS display (1920×1200 resolution) that is based on the Intel Atom x5-8550 which is Intel’s Cherry Trail SoC with four cores running at up to 2.4 GHz, 2 MB cache, and 12 EU Gen 8 integrated graphics. The device is equipped with 4 GB of LPDDR3, 64 GB of NAND flash storage (a microSD card is also present), 802.11 ac Wi-Fi as well as LTE connectivity and so on. The Yoga Book system is just 9.6 mm thick and weighs only 690 grams since it is made of magnesium aluminum alloy. However, specifications and dimensions are not the key highlights of the novelty.
Lenovo Yoga Book Specifications Yoga Book with Windows 10Yoga Book with Android 6.0ProcessorIntel Atom x5-Z8550
(Quad-core, up to 2.4 GHz, 2 MB cache)Memory4 GB LPDDR3GraphicsIntel HD GraphicsDisplay10.1″ IPS
1920×1200 resolutionStorage64 GBNetworking802.11ac
2G/3G/4G (optional)SIMNano SIM cardAudioDolby Audio Premium
Headset jackBatteryLi-ion Polymer
13 hours battery lifeSensorsVibrator
Ambient Light Sensor
microSD card reader
Back SideHinge with 360° Rotation
Air Vents Integral to HingeDimensions10.1″ × 6.72″ × 0.38″
256.6 × 170.8 × 9.6 mmWeight~1.52 lbs (0.69 kg)Webcam2 MP front fixed-focus front webcam
8 MP front auto-focus rear camExtrasLenovo’s software for Halo KeyboardLenovo’s software for Halo Keyboard
Lenovo’s enhancements for Android 6.0ColorsCarbon BlackGold
GunmetalPricingStarting from $549Starting from $499
The replacement of a physical keyboard with touch-sensitive surface allowed Lenovo to make its Yoga Book thinner than other convertibles with flip around hinges. At the same time, this opens up doors to new usage models for the device, at least for those, who use a stylus.
The manufacturer intends to offer several versions of its ultra-thin convertible. The Yoga Book in gold or gunmetal finishes with Google Android 6.0 OS will be available starting at $499. The carbon black Yoga Book Windows 10 will be priced starting at $549, whereas convertibles with Windows 10 Pro will be slightly more expensive. All versions are expected to hit the market in October.