Lenovo engineers have come with an excellent solution making a laptop or tablet with the hybrid design. The Lenovo Yoga Book 2 in 1 Hybrid Tablets features the flipping hinge popularized by Yoga laptops but no mechanical keys. The touch surface doubles as your tech input and a sketchpad. Does the extra flexibility of the Lenovo Yoga Book tab gives ease? So here’s our full review.
Looking at the design the device looks undeniably cool when I was a kid I thought the glass and calm keyboard is one of the coolest things I have ever seen. Yoga books keys function almost perfectly, recall the vibe it is looking at the star trek to the next generation laptops. It is really cool. The whole kit is satisfyingly thin and light.
The whole bottom section is thinner than most of the phones. It is so light it can be tricky to open and I have been not able to gracefully lift the lid with one hand. The aesthetic is simple and professional. The Logo of the Lenovo looks quite funny when used as a laptop which is arguably the most common orientation of a hybrid tablet.
The dimensions of the tab are 10.1" x 0.38" x 6.72" and weight is 690 grams. The tab is available in Carbon Black, Gunmetal Grey, Champagne Gold colors. Yeah coming to placements, it comes with a 3.5mm audio jack on the side. Even bears 2 speakers. The rear camera is above the backspace button. The placements are comfortable enough.
The Lenovo Yoga Book 2 in 1 Hybrid Tablets is provided with a 10.1" diagonal WXGA WLED EDP ultra-slim with Capacitive Touch with Any Pen Technology. The resolution of the display is 1920 x 1200 pixels. It comes with an aspect ratio of 16:9. It is provided with an anti-glare coating.
The brightness is 400 units and the color gamut is 70%. Provided with a touch pad which has Capacitive touch and EMR Pen Technology. The HD resolution is reasonable for this screen size especially as it will mostly be used laptop-style at arm’s length and while this panel is decently bright and can be used outdoors but not as bright to directly face the sunlight.
The Lenovo Yoga Book 2 in 1 Hybrid Tablets is powered by an Intel® Atom™ x5-Z8550 Processor with Intel HD Graphics Processor (1.44 GHz, up to 1.84 GHz using Intel Burst Technology, 2 MB cache, 4 cores). The tab bears an 8MP Auto focus rear camera and a 2MP fixed focus.
The tablets got a RAM of 4GB. Has a ROM capacity of 64GB. And can be expanded up to 128 GB through micro SD card. Provided with Built-in Stereo Speakers with Dolby Atmos. The operating system of the device is Android™ 6.0 Marshmallow installed out of the box. Supplemented with an 8500mAh battery and the battery type is Li-Ion Polymer.
The battery gives a standby time of over 70 days and a general usage of 15 hrs. Built-in Wi-Fi Card. Available sensors such as Vibrator, G-Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Hall Sensor, GPS, A-GPS. Applications such as Lenovo Note Saver, Lenovo Collection, Lenovo SHAREit, Lenovo SYNCit, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, McAfee® Security, Evernote® ArtRage, TouchPal IME.
The screen is so light weight and it wobbles when touching. We don’t spend a lot of time on tablet camera and these are functional enough for a video calling and in a pinch you have no other photo option. And even there are two cameras, though they are designed for tablet mode the rear camera on the keyboard above the backspace seems somewhat useless when typing unless you really want to show off your nostrils. Taking a quick tour around the software, the Lenovo’s delivering a more stock experience these days and we are happy to see a more app drawer. You do get a handful of Lenovo’s bloatware. Most of the Lenovo’s editions are focused on the multitasking, the dock at the bottom almost replacing the alt-tab style app switching found in nougat and providing an easy way to close running apps by dragging them away.
But there is no lot of support of the third party apps such as google docs or Microsoft office. There is a still a bit of wasted space converting android to a larger screen size with these little tweaks from the Lenovo help to deliver a more laptop like work experience. This is a luxurious device but available at an affordable price range. You will get a smoother android slides feel and the hardware might be the “The best” optimized version of an android portable using an Intel Chipset we have ever used. We are impressed with the speakers for such a slim product.
The benchmarks are not far off from the top of the clock and the performance in this hardware has no issues.
· Geek benchmark Results
1162 on single core and 3239 on multi-core
Looking at the gaming, The Yoga book tackles games better than any other android device we have ever reviewed recently.
The Yoga book introduced a new input version with this notepad. The bottom section is one large touch sensor when used as a keyboard vibrations help deliver some tactile feedback, there is obviously no key field. And it is a completely smooth surface. So touch typing becomes largely an exercise in muscle memory. It is provided with auto correct which minimizes the editing.
We know that the windows 10 doesn’t support the text correction so this again a plus point. But it is a bit harder than using a traditional keyboard until you get habituated. And you can’t rest the fingers on the keyboard because it is a complete touch sensor which is really a horrible thing. It sometimes interrupts your flow.
The touchpad is entirely functional. It is additionally provided with the pen tips that needs to be plugged in and write on the paper that is stuck to the notepad via magnets. The entire affair is surprisingly responsive we are happy to see that it's largely a plug and play solution no pairing or Bluetooth required.
Overall, The Lenovo Yoga 2 in 1 hybrid laptop looks more like a future device but has to be improved a lot in many sections. It gives mixed feelings. It is really surprising to have such a wonderful features with immense performance. But we can’t say that this our favorite solution for typing but pen input is well implemented. However, it is surprising that the Lenovo combined the mobile technology with the paper and pen. The price of this tablet cum laptop is just Rs 50, 000/-