Lenovo has launched its wonderfully unusual Yoga Book in Malaysia. Originally announced back at IFA 2016, the convertible notebook packs Lenovo’s new Halo touch keyboard that also doubles as a drawing tablet.
The Lenovo Yoga Book 10.1-inch machine runs on an Intel Atom X5 processor, which is a little older than most would expect from a new Lenovo machine. Rounding out the specifications are 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. To be fair, the company has been working on the Yoga Book longer than usual; and the real draw isn’t actually the hardware.
Lenovo is selling the Yoga Book based on the Halo keyboard, which is an attempt at a touch keyboard that uses haptic feedback to simulate key presses. This allows the Yoga Book to be much thinner than most other Lenovo devices; but also introduces an entirely new feature.
The keyboard doubles as a Wacom-style drawing tablet. The surface is also tuned to work through pieces of paper. Which means that users will be able to use the Yoga Book as a traditional writing surface, while also digitising the notes into the notebook.
Interestingly, Lenovo is selling both the Android and Windows powered Yoga Book for the same price at RM2,599. This package also includes the Lenovo Book Pad, and Real Pen – which doubles as both a regular pen and stylus for the Yoga Book. The Lenovo Yoga Book will be on sale in stores by the end of December.