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 extend the main display or as a touch keyboard for reference. The final product was already not very successful - but even so, the concept that strives to turn off the keyboard remains, and an interesting comeback is now with the company Lenovo In a completely new device that matches the Yoga Book name.
The new computer is just halfway between Mobile For a tablet, with an 10.1-inch touchscreen based on an 1,200 × 1,920 pixel IPS panel - to which is connected a large Wacom touch pad that replaces the keyboard keys, and functions as both a drawing and drawing pad and a touch screen virtual keyboard ( With the nickname Halo 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 Intel X5-Z8550 square-core, 3GB volume LPDDR4 memory, built-in 64GB storage, 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity with the option of adding cellular connectivity, 8 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel camera and megapixel camera Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro or Android Marshmallow with a personal interface optimized for multitasking, for the customer's choice.
The Yoga Book casing is made of magnesium and aluminum alloy and features the unique 'hinge' of the company's Yoga 3 devices, which offer 360 degrees and allow for four different modes of use - with the choice of modest opaque hardware and keyboard cancellation allowing the birth of a product Includes a full thickness of only about 9.6 millimeters and a weight of about 690 grams, making it the most compact laptop on the market, to some extent.
Beyond our inability to return the quality and efficiency of its alternative application to physical keyboards in advance, there is only one pretty big problem with the Yoga Book - its price. 500 dollars for the Android version and 550 dollars for the windows version (Home) are great prices even when considering the innovative concepts they receive 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.
It's hard for us to see the Yoga Book pair becoming a new super hit in the market at its current price level (but we wouldn't rule it out), but we certainly wouldn't mind seeing more applications with the touchpad-which is also a keyboard in other products - maybe Those targeted at the base market for mobile and tablets that are thirsty for a bit of diversity and upgrading to differentiate one model from another, or alternatively, to target artists and creators with more advanced hardware.
Anyway - from our point of view, Lenovo deserves to be applauded for the very desire to innovate and perfect.