After teasing it at the IFA 2016, Lenovo has finally launched the Yoga Book 2-in-1 tablet in India today at Rs 49,990. The tablet will be sold exclusively on Flipkart starting today. The company sent the media invites for the launch last week, however, didn’t reveal the price. Moreover, though the 2-in-1 tablet from the Beijing-based company comes with both Windows and Android OS variants, but, the company has launched only the Windows version in India. Android version is expected to be released later. Here is all you need to know about the new 2-in-1 tablet from Lenovo.
Starting with the design, Lenovo Yoga comes in with a premium design and measures at 9.6mm thick when closed and is 4.05mm at its slimmest edge. Being a 2-in-1 tablet, Lenovo has included a watch-band hinge design similar to what we saw on the Surface Pro 4 but in here we have three-axis hinge attaching the two parts i.e. the keyboard and the display. Moreover, the Keyboard is also essentially a touch-sensitive surface powered by Wacom and can be used creatively by Lenovo’s Create Pad feature. Create Pad allows you to interact with the main screen by performing certain functions on this touch-sensitive surface. For example, you can draw and write on the touch-sensitive surface and the preview would appear on the main screen.
Apart from this, as mentioned above, the touch-sensitive surface can also act like a keyboard which gives haptic feedback on touch. Further, Lenovo claims that the keyboard can learn one’s typing habits and can adapt better to prevent typing mistakes. The Touchpad is also located just below the keyboard and comes with no physical buttons. For the Create Pad and for normal navigation, Lenovo also includes a dual-use stylus that can be used for writing on both paper and screen. Being a 2-in-1 tablet, it can be used both as a tablet and a PC.
Jumping on to the specifications, the Yoga Book from Lenovo sports a 10.1-inch IPS full HD display coupled with Dolby Atmos for the audio making it up for perfect media consumption. On the inside, it is powered by an Intel x5 processor paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. For the ports, the device comes with a microUSB, micro HDMI and a microSD card slot for storage expansion. Lenovo Yoga Book comes with either Windows 10 Pro platform or runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. For the battery, there is an 8,500 mAh cell which Lenovo claims can provide up to 15 hours of use on Android and up to 13 hours on Windows.
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