Lenovo’s Yoga Book was one of the most interesting products unveiled by the Chinese company at IFA 2016. It’s thin, light, and the tablet’s unique pen-based interactions definitely impressed us. Not surprisingly, Lenovo took some of these features and implemented them into the Yoga A12, which is essentially a larger – and more affordable – Yoga Book.
Much like the Yoga Book, the Yoga A12 has the Halo Keyboard: a touch-based keyboard which provides haptic feedback with every key press. Although the Halo Keyboard doesn’t exactly feel natural to type on, we imagine the bigger dimensions of the Yoga A12 will somewhat help with its usability.
Unlike the Yoga Book’s 10.1-inch display, the Yoga A12 features a bigger 12.2-inch HD touch display. The A12 also comes with an Intel Atom x5 processor paired with 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, as well as a 360-degree hinge. Unfortunately, the Yoga A12 does not support the Yoga Book’s unique pen system; the former also loses the sleek-looking watchband hinge.
Although the Lenovo Yoga A12 doesn’t have some of the Yoga Book’s features (it only runs on Android too), it’s certainly an interesting convertible tablet. The A12 will start shipping on 8 February 2017 from only $299, which is about RM1,320. It remains to be seen if the Yoga A12 will be made available in Malaysia.