Lenovo Yoga Book Android Review: Worth the price?
Lenovo Yoga Book Android Review: Worth the price? There’s not much happening in the Android Tablets; lets take a loot at the new offering from Lenovo in the Android space. It’s innovative design and take at the Input features are intriguing. However it’ll be interesting to know if they are an easy transition from the regular or not. Let’s find out.
Lenovo Yoga Book Specifications
- 10.1″ LCD 1920*1200 pixels
- Intel Atom X5-Z8550 Quad Core Cherry Trail 32-bit*86 (480 – 2400 MHz)
- 4GB RAM with 64 GB SSD and microSD suppport
- “Create Pad” touch sensor Keyboard
- 360 Defree Screen Hinge
- “AnyPen” Capacitive Stylus Technology
- 8 MP Rear Camera and 2 MP Frontt – Web Camera
- DOLBY Atmos Stereo Speakers
- 8500 mAH Battery for around 15 Hours run-time
- Android Marshmallow
It’s available in Gunmetal Grey, Champagne Gold, and Black.It’s quite thin and light and one of the coolest designs for a laptop under the budget.The aesthetic is simple, clean, and professional. The 360-degree hinge is subtle, stylish and smoother. You can use it as a tablet with 360-degree hinge and the experience is satisfying.
The light weight is pleasing, but it brings in a lot of wobbles when operated with a touch screen. I don’t thin it should be a concern because it’s not more than any other Tablet in the market that light weight.The Bottom panel is magnetic to help hold the paper pad in place.
It’s 1920*100 pixels resolution on 10″ display looks good. However, it’s not that bright under sunlight with its glossy glass.
It seems like the best optimized version of Android portable on an Intel-powered Tablets. Benchmarks aren’t far off to its competitor Snapdragon, however, the experience is smooth. It performs better than the Samsung Galxy Tab S2 and Note Pro 12.2 by scoring better in the AnTuTu and 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited benchmaks and lags behind the Tab 2 but performs better than the Note Pro in the Geekbench Multi-Core Test.
Lenovo introduces a new Input method with the entire bottom section which is a Touch sensor. The Vibrations while using the keyboard deliver a physical function. The Yoga software helps in text correction which helps in minimizing the amount of editing.Though it will take a while to get used to, however, it won’t be a painful exercise for the transition.Because it is a touch sensitive keyboard, so a lot of unexpected touches are welcome which is a bit uncomfortable.
The Lenovo Stylus works on both the screen and the touch panel which along with the screen tip and replacement pen tips included in the package is designed to stick to the bottom panel. It is useful for the ones who require such a feature but may just be a fancy feature for the rest.
When you go beyond the 180-degree hinge, it will automatically disable the keyboard, so you do not have accidental input anything which works more reliably in the Android version of the tablet.
The speakers are better than average, however, the headphone playback was a bit disappointing. It has the DOLBY Atmos to configure the output but it does not deliver the experience.
Its battery life is great! It can deliver around 1 hour of HD video playback over Wifi @ 190 Lux with around 13% battery drain. The recharge times are acceptable with around 20% battery charge in 30 minutes.
Top Features of Lenovo Yoga Book
- Innovative design
- Quite exciting as no much happens on Android Tablets
- Premium design, 360-degree hinge
- The Futuristic touch pad is not comfortable though
- Pen Input is good with paper and pad
- Quite a cheaper option compared to iPad, however, is not quite far from the usability, though.
- No USB-C – Only the micro USB