• Operating System: Windows 10 Home/Android 6.0
  • Display: 10.1-inch Full HD IPS
  • Processor: Intel Atom x5-Z8550 Quad-Core 2.4GHz
  • Connectivity: WiFi & Bluetooth
  • Memory: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB, expandable 128GB microSD
  • Battery: 8,500 mAH
  • Dimensions: 256.6 x 9.6 x 170.8 mm
  • Weight: 690 grams
  • Pros:
  • Halo Keyboard with haptic feedback
  • Digitising hand written notes to screen
  • Cons:
  • Performance
  • Benchmark Results
  • PCMark 8 Home: 1,204 points
  • PCMark 8 Creative: 1,210 points
  • PCMark 8 Work: 1,532 points

The Book That Does Yoga

Lenovo launched the Lenovo Yoga Book on December 2016 and we finally got our hands on it recently. This 2-in-1 convertible tablet allows you to switch from tablet to laptop mode with relative ease.

With a myriad of features built into this thin and sleek device, it is a sight to behold and brilliant to hold. The Lenovo Yoga Book lives up to its name by being able to operate the device in multiple positions and it’s as light as a book as well, weighing only 690 grams.

One of the features that separate it from regular 2-in-1 tablets is the ability to take notes with the Real Pen Stylus on a Book Pad. While jotting down on papers clipped on the Book Pad, your notes will be magically digitised onto the screen before your very eyes.

Upon testing the Book Pad, we found that it does so well enough. While there was a few additional lines here and there from erratic movement, most of them were accurate to what we wrote. We feel that this feature is quite interesting for those who still prefer to write or draw on paper.

On the specification side of things, the Yoga Book sports a 10.1-inch Full HD IPS display, with capacitive touch ability on both the screen and the pad. Another interesting feature of the pad is that it is built with a haptic feedback-enabled Halo Keyboard – that can appear or disappear with a touch of a button. Running on an Intel Atom x5-Z8550 Processor on either Windows 10 Home or Android, it also has 4 GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera that’s located on the pad, and a 2-megapixel front camera located on the screen. The Yoga Book also features a 64GB internal storage, upgradeable with a microSD of up to 128GB. All of this is powered by an 8,500mAh battery that could last up to 13 hours. A few Microsoft Office programs come preinstalled as well, namely Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Microsoft OneNote.

Overall, we feel that the Lenovo Yoga Book is a great convertible tablet that can act as a laptop, or be used to browsed the internet and as an entertainment device. However, if you need to connect more peripherals, you would either need a microUSB hub or Bluetooth capable devices.

CHIP CONCLUDE: Great 2-in-1 tablet that can tackle most needs, with a niche hand-writing-to-screen digitisation feature.

(previously published in issue May 2017)

Lenovo Yoga Book