Saturday September 03, 2016

I’ve Fallen In Love With Lenovo’s Yoga Book

Everyone seems to be excited by Lenovo’s new Yoga device. Simply dubbed the "Book," this 2-in-1 is novel in that it has a large touch-sensitive surface instead of a keyboard. Basically, you can type on it or use it as a giant sketchpad. I also like the fact that you can get one for $499.

This device is a whole new thing. Calling it a mobile productivity device and a versatile 2-in-1, as Lenovo does, really undersells the magnitude of what this Chinese company has achieved with the Yoga Book. There’s never been anything like the Yoga Book before, though I get the sense that it will be copied and iterated on for many years to come. As a quick recap, this is a 10-inch clamshell device, powered by either Windows or Android, which replaces the conventional keyboard with a flat panel that accepts either stylus or touch input. The Yoga Book runs on an Intel Atom x5 CPU with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. Its case is made out of magnesium and aluminum.