Lenovo’s Yoga Book lets you type and sketch in same panel

The Yoga Book is super thin and beautiful 2-in-1 tablet that lets you sketch and type from the same touch panel, and you can get it with Windows 10 or Android.

Lenovo Yoga Book 2016

When you think about getting a tablet almost always there are two devices that come to mind: Microsoft’s Surface, which is practically a full-blown PC, and Apple’s iPad. However, Lenovo thinks that has something new that you’re going to love — it’s called the Yoga Book.

The Yoga Book is a super thin and light 2-in-1 device that features a full touch-enabled display on one side, and a touch-enabled panel on the other that serves as a keyboard and as a pad to take notes. Heck, you can even use a real pen and notepad to write on it.

The Yoga Book has been in the works for around three years and it’s a true innovative device. However, the most unique feature that separates the Yoga Book from the rest is the touch sensitive panel. This panel can switch from a full qwerty keyboard with haptic feedback to a writing surface that uses Wacom technology and a special pen to transcribe your writing or drawing work to the device.

Lenovo Yoga Book keyboard

You can also write notes with a traditional notepad and ink inserted into the pen, and the tablet can even capture your writing when the screen is turned off.

Lenovo Yoga Book writing mode

The keyboard features autocorrect and word suggestions just like the virtual keyboard on your phone. The device can also adjust the size of the tap area based on your typing patterns.

Unlike other tablets the keyboard doesn’t detach, instead you can flip it around, behind the screen, similar to other Lenovo Yoga laptops.

Lenovo Yoga Book hinge

At first it may feel a little uncomfortable typing on the Yoga Book, but the company says that someone can get used to the keyboard within an hour. However, some users may take a little while before it feels natural.

Yoga Book tech specs

Aside from the touch sensitive panel, the rest of the tablet is pretty much like any other tablet in the market.

DescriptionLenovo Yoga Book with Windows
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Android 6.0
WeightStarting at 1.52 lbs (690 g)
DimensionsInches: 10.1" x 0.38" x 6.72" (W x T x H)
Millimeters: 256.6 x 9.6 x 170.8 (W x T x H)
DisplaySize : 10.1" FHD IPS(1920 x 1200)
Color Depth : 16.7 Million
Color Gamut : 70%
Brightness : 400 nits
ProcessorIntel Atom x5-Z8550 Processor (2M Cache, Quad-Core, Up to 2.4 GHz)
Memory4GB LPDDR3

Card Slot microSD with support up to 128GB
SoundDolby Audio Premium
BatteryType : Li-ion Polymer
Capacity : 8500 mAh
Standby Time : Over 70 Days
General Usage : 13 Hours
TouchOn Screen : Capacitive Touch with AnyPen Technology
Create Pad : Capacitive Touch and EMR Pen Technology
ColorsWindows 10: Carbon Black
Android: Champagne Gold, Gunmetal Gray, Carbon Black
SIMType : Nano SIM Card
Slots : Single SIM Slot
CameraRear : 8 MP Auto-Focus
Front : 2 MP Fixed-Focus
Ambient Light Sensor
Hall Sensor
Global Standard LTE-SKU2G Band : 2/3/5/8
3G WCDMA : 1/2/3/4/5/6/8/9/19
3G TD-SCDMA : 34/39
4G FDD-LTE : 1/3/4/7/8/12/20/25;
4G TDD-LTE : 38/39/40
NetworkingWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac;
Dual Channel (2.4GHz and 5GHz)

Everything is packed within a very thin housing that is just 9.6mm thick when closed.

There is a Windows 10 and an Android model, but they both share exactly the same tech specs and form factor. Lenovo also made some changes to Android to help the operating system take full advantage of the Yoga Book unique form factor to make users more productive.

Lenovo’s Yoga Book is available starting October 17th. You can choose one of the three colors, including champagne gold, gunmetal gray, or carbon black. And you can pre-order it now with a starting price of $550 for the Windows 10 model, and $500 for the Android model. In the box, you also get the pen, which doesn’t need recharging.

If you’re looking for a tablet that stands out from the crowd with innovating technology and beautiful design, then look no further than new Yoga Book.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.