Lenovo has launched the much-awaited Yoga Book with a 10.1-inch FHD display at Rs. 49,990. Even though Lenovo has several laptops, the company also released several convertibles by integrating latest technologies. Originally launched at IFA 2016, the Lenovo Yoga Book was released on both Windows and Linux platforms. The company has only launched Windows 10 Pro variant in India. Does the new Lenovo Yoga Book really meet your expectations? Is it really a bang for the buck? Let us examine the various parameters in detail.
Lenovo Yoga Book Design
Due to the thin 10.1-inch form factor, the newly launched Lenovo Yoga Book has a small footprint. Moreover, the body of the tablet is very thin at only 9.6mm when closed with the keyboard. If you use the Yoga Book, you will feel that you are using a thin paper notebook.
You should note that the Lenovo Yoga Book feels more or less like a tablet because there is no physical keyboard. The tablet offers a touch-sensitive backlit panel with a matte finish. You will view the layout of the keyboard and a trackpad when you open the gadget. It is also possible to write and draw using the Real Pen.
Lenovo Yoga Book offers solid build quality
Since magnesium alloy shell with matte finish is used, the build quality is comparatively solid. On the right side, you will find a power button, speaker grill, volume rocker, and headphone port. The big drawback of the Lenovo Yoga Book is the unavailability of full sized USB ports and USB Type-C port.
Along with the product package, you will also receive Real Pen. You can use it to draw or write notes by just scribbling on the area where you will find the lighted keyboard. Lenovo also bundled a unique Book Pad, which is similar to that of the Real Pen with the capability to feed scribbled content to the Yoga Book.
Lenovo Yoga Book Display
Lenovo Yoga Book laptop features a 10.1-inch FHD display. While other competing convertibles are offering HD resolution, the integration of FHD display in Yoga Book is a huge bonus. You will find enhanced color reproduction and sharpness.
It should be noted that because of the smaller size, you will not be able to work with lights behind you. You will see annoying reflections on the display. We have seen this kind of behaviour with convertibles and Yoga Book is no exception.
Lenovo Yoga Book Performance
On the specifications front, the Lenovo Yoga Book is equipped with an Intel Atom x5-Z8550 processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The processor runs at a clock speed of 1.44GHz. Moreover, you can extend the storage up to 128GB. Although the hardware specs are sufficient for a compelling Windows 10 experience, we expected at least Core i3 for this price range. The addition of Intel Atom processor in a laptop worth Rs. 49990 is not justified.
Lenovo Yoga Book is certainly a power laptop with latest features such as Halo keyboard, Real Pen paired with Book Pad. You have sufficient RAM and storage space for efficient working. However, we expect the addition of at least 8GB RAM, 128GB storage and integration of Intel Core i3 processor. The price of Rs. 49990 is way too expensive for a 10.1-inch tablet. If you invest little more, you can buy Microsoft Surface Pro 4, which has a larger display.