Lenovo Yoga Book review: a look into the future of design

The Lenovo Yoga Book is the latest installment of Lenovo’s Yoga tablet, turning heads on whether it differs from previous Yoga models and whether it would actually benefit designers. Recently launched in 2016, the Lenovo Yoga Book has spread amongst designers as a convenient device for getting the job done. That said, the Yoga Book has different comments amongst all users, from whether this hybrid is fit for the job or rather inconvenient with its digital keyboard; this is exactly what we hope to find out.

What makes the Lenovo Yoga Book special?

Firstly, let us take a look at what makes the Lenovo Yoga Book so special in the first place.

Firstly, let us take a look at what makes the Lenovo Yoga Book so special in the first place.

with a digital keyboard

and also the first one to come in both Windows 10 and Android.

It also comes with a stylus with real ink.

The new features of this tablet makes it enticing to try but knowing whether it actually provides a good user experience is key.

Design-wise, this tablet looks like most Yoga tablets out there but smaller. It comes with a 10.1 inch screen and a display range of 16.7 million colors. Its metallic unibody design is much thinner and smaller than other designs before, great for portability – especially for those constantly working on-the-go. In fact, its thinness is even nearing to that of an iPhone.

The digital keyboard is a new interesting feature that grabs the attention of many. Some think it may be a hassle but the digital keyboard actually accurately types out your sentences. There are a haptic feedback and audio cues that can be toggled on or off. The digital keyboard however, does not have auto-correct for the Windows 10 version. Having said that though, it still works quite well when trying to navigate. Of course, it is over expecting to think that you will receive the same words-per-minute speed as an analog keyboard; for some people, the transition into this style may be harder, but once you get used to it, it is not a hard obstacle to overcome. Another neat tool about the Lenovo Yoga Book would be the Create Pad, which is an EMR film beneath the keyboard powered by Wacom Feel technology. It functions as a drawing pad for all those artist and designers out there. You can easily write or draw anything you need with the stylus pen on the Create Pad. It creates a convenient tool for artists looking to directly digitize their work. Its extra sensitive sensors and its palm detection technology also make any work accurately produced, so this feature is definitely a priority for designers.

The Pros and Cons:

The Lenovo Yoga Book operates under the Windows 10 Anniversary OS or the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Intel HD Graphics 400 and a 4GB RAM. The combination of these specs makes the Yoga Book smooth and easy at work, great for those looking to work constantly or looking for smooth on-the-go work progress. This multi-purpose device is ready for multiple tasks at hand; it makes the perfect device to play full HD videos, designing, and web browsing.

However, the battery life of the Yoga Book becomes very scarce once you start to open up multiple apps and windows at once. The battery life of this tab generally lasts for 15 hours on basic usage though – on the 8,500mAh battery.

The Verdict

Overall, the Lenovo Yoga Book works powerfully on most aspects and though it has some new technology to get used to, it still functions quite nicely for your everyday use, especially for artists. However, one problem we found was that each prices of the Android and Windows version differ quite largely amongst each other, the Android version costs $499 and the Windows 10 model costs $549. Some other issues such as using the digital keyboard and lack of autocorrect might also make adjusting to this hybrid much more difficult, but this tablet redefines what the art world could look like and simplifies the way designers and artists work.

The Lenovo Yoga Book is definitely the one to beat if we are looking at the creative industry.