Lenovo reinvents the keyboard with their new Yoga Book tablet

8:28:00 PM Dick Wyn Yong 0 Comments

The 2-in-1 laptop/tablet market has grown substantially in the last couple of years with various form factors from a lot of manufacturers. Microsoft made a mark with their Surface convertibles, ASUS has been trying to make detachable PCs for quite some time now and Lenovo has been innovating on their 360 degree hinge.

But the latest device out of Beijing's Lenovo is trying to redefine the 2-in-1 convertible market. Enter the Lenovo Yoga Book, a device that looks strikingly like Lenovo's previous Yoga 2-in-1 laptops but the twist is that the Lenovo has replaced the keyboard with something that they are calling the "Create Pad"

Basically, this region serves as the keyboard of the Yoga Book and also a canvas that accepts input from Lenovo's specially engineered pen (called the Real Pen) that uses the Electromagnetic Resonance (EMR) film to detect input in real time. What's even more impressive is that if you write on paper place on the Create Pad with the Real Pen, the hardware will transfer what you doodled on that piece of paper onto the Yoga Book.

Also, the Real Pen serves as a dual purpose device. Out of the box, the Real Pen comes with a tip for digital inking but Lenovo has created a special ink catridge that can be swapped for the digital inking tip to make the Real Pen an actual pen.

Beyond that, the Lenovo Yoga Book is a pretty decent tablet constructed out of aluminium and paired with a 10.1-inch 1080P IPS display. Powering the Yoga Book is an Intel Atom X5 processor and a decently size 8,500mAh battery that will last up to 15 hours. When launched, Lenovo will be offering both a Windows 10 version and Android version of the Yoga Book which will cost US$ 499 (~MYR 2,040) and US$ 549 (~MYR 2,242) respectively.

Learn more about Lenovo's Create Pad canvas here