Lenovo surprising: laptop without keyboard keys

The big Chinese manufacturer is trying to reinvent the tablet with a large touchpad that replaces the familiar keyboard

In the 2011 company Acer brought to market a strange hybrid that answered there Iconia 6120 - and replaced the traditional keyboard with a second touchscreen that could be used to expand the main display or as a touch-time keyboard. The final product was already not very successful - but nevertheless it seems that the concept that aspires to hide the keyboard remains, and is making a comeback now interesting with the company In a completely new device that matches the Yoga Book name.


The new computer is just halfway between With a 10.1-inch touch screen built on an IPS panel with 1,200 × 1,920 resolution - a large Wacom touch pad that replaces the keyboard keys and functions both as a drawing and drawing surface with a touch pen and as a virtual keyboard projected from it With the nickname Which matches the resulting look) and offers vibration as feedback that simulates the sensation of real typing. The documentation below will help to understand this better:

The rest of the Yoga Book hardware is quite mediocre with a chip X5-Z8550 quad-core, 3GB LPDDR4 memory, built-in 64GB storage, 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity with optional mobile connectivity, 8 rear megapixel camera, 2 front-end camera, 10 Home, 10 Pro or Marshmallow with a personal interface optimized for multitasking, for the customer's choice.

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The Yoga Book will be offered in black color with windows, and in gilded or gray colors with Android Source: technobuffalo.com
The Yoga Book will be offered in black color with a system , And gilded or gray colors with Android
Source: technobuffalo.com
The familiar 360 axis is also available here
360 Axis The familiar virtues of Nealbu brought to the mainstream also exist here

The yoga book is made of magnesium and aluminum alloy and features the unique "clock axis" of the company's 3 yoga devices, which offer a rotation of 360 degrees and allow for four different modes of use - when choosing a modest atom hardware and eliminating the keyboard enabled the birth of a product that Including a full thickness of only about 9.6 millimeters and weight of about 690 grams, making it the most compact laptop in the market, to some extent.

Despite the slimness, the Yoga Book includes a generous 8,500mAh battery that is designed to provide up to 13 working hours
Despite the slimness, the Yoga Book includes a generous 8,500mAh battery that is designed to provide up to 13 working hours

Beyond our inability to pre-evaluate the quality and efficiency of implementing its alternative to physical keyboards, there is only one big problem with the Yoga Book - its price. 500 for the Android version and 550 for the Windows version are also great when you take into account the innovative concepts that you get for them, when Chinese manufacturers offer tablets with similar hardware at 250 dollars and less or even In light of Microsoft's proposal with Surface 3 Which was launched at a cost similar to a similar specification almost a year and a half ago.


An interesting ability is to automatically digitize a sheet of paper on the touch pad - but this will require refilling ink and dedicated pages that are not included in the price of the product, to the best of our understanding
An interesting ability is to automatically digitize a sheet of paper on the touch pad - but it will require filling And dedicated pages that are not included in the price of the product, to the best of our understanding
Not every day we meet a product that is available with both Windows and Android simultaneously
Not every day we meet a product that is also available with And with in parallel

It's hard for us to see the Yoga Book pair becoming a new super hit on the market at its current price level (but we would not rule it out), but we certainly would not mind seeing more applications with the touchpad - which is also a keyboard - Which will be aimed at the base market of mobile devices and tablets, which thirst for a little variety and upgrade that will distinguish one model from the other, or alternatively those that will target artists and creators with more advanced hardware.

In any case, from our point of view, Lenovo is applauding the very aspiration to innovate and improve.