The Lenovo Yoga Book now has a successor, the Yoga A12 convertible tablet/laptop, a budget variation of the former, featuring a Halo Keyboard with a larger display, stripped down specs, and a rose gold color option along with the standard grey. The 360 degree hinge allows the device to flip like the Yoga Book.
It will be available on the Lenovo website starting 8 February 2017 and is fairly priced at $299.
The device sports a Halo Keyboard, which swaps the standard keyboard for a flat typing experience with a lit up keyboard, also seen in the previous version of the Yoga Book. It does not support any kind of a stylus or writing pen unlike the Yoga Book, hence limiting the ability to use the keyboard as a writing surface for digital capture.
The Yoga A12 features only Android, whereas the Yoga Book was available with full Windows 10 or and Android. The Lenovo Yoga looks positioned to take on the likes of Chromebooks like Samsung’s new offerings, though Lenovo’s entry is targeted directly at Android users who don’t want to leave the mobile operating system behind when graduating to a laptop-style computing experience.
The device promises a battery life of almost 13 hours and runs on the Intel Atom x5 chip, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, two Dolby Atmos speakers where as the Yoga Book boasted 4GB of RAM, 64GB ofstorage, and up to 15.5 hours of battery life. Nevertheless, considering the specifications offered at just $299, the deal seams to be fair.
It will be available on the Lenovo website starting 8 February 2017 in two color variants, rose gold and gunmetal grey.