Almost everyone uses tablets. Some people use them for specific purposes like art or business. Some people need one for both of those reasons. That’s why the Lenovo Yoga Book exists.
First off, the hardware is beautiful on the Yoga Book; it has an all-metal build along with the lovely link hinge we saw on the Yoga 900. The buttons are responsive, but they’re in a weird spot. Unfortunately, there isn’t much to be done about that. It folds out like a book and can either be flipped all the way around, or just halfway to provide a space for typing or drawing. Now that’s the cool part, the side without a screen has a light-up keyboard called the Halo keyboard. You can access it by touching the small icon on the top right corner. The keyboard is easy to use and pretty responsive. Once you get used to it, the Halo keyboard is simple to maneuver around. When you aren’t using the keyboard, you can pull out the stylus and draw directly on the pad. The stylus is also really responsive and fun to use. It’s pressure sensitive, meaning the harder you push, the darker or thicker the line you draw. Native apps like OneNote are useful for drawing and taking notes on the Yoga Book.
Another cool feature is the fact that you can put on an actual notepad, and switch out the stylus tip for a real pen tip and draw on the notepad. While you draw on the notepad, it will appear on the screen. This is good if you want to have a hard copy and a digital copy without having to scan anything or take pictures. You can do it all in one shot. It’s worth mentioning that the stylus is decently comfortable and feels nice and sturdy when in use.
Performance and Display
When it comes to performance, the Yoga Book handles really well. I never had any hiccups with the device, and it outperformed in everyday tasks. It’s a good idea to mention that there is also an Android version of the Yoga Book, and depending on your preference, you can choose between the two. The screen is also pretty nice coming in at 10.1” and 1920×1200. A small complaint would be the bezel around the edges, but again, not much of a choice.
It’s also powered by an 8,500 mAh battery which will last you about a day with normal use, which includes using the pen and the halo keyboard. Sometimes it will last you even longer depending on how much you use the device. Overall, you won’t have to worry about the battery at all.
Overall, the Yoga Book is an excellent tablet/computer and does it’s job well. It’s incorporation of the Halo keyboard and the second screen is cool and probably won’t be overlooked when it comes to future devices. Lenovo seems to be pushing in the right direction for the future.