Additional Characteristics and Operating Systems
|Lenovo Yoga Book|
|Processor||Intel Atom x5-Z8550 Quad Core up to 2.40 GHz|
|Graphics||Intel HD 400 Graphics|
|Memory||4 GB LPDDR3|
|Screen||10.1" IPS LED Touch (1920 x 1200)|
|Camera||Rear : 8 MP Auto-Focus
Front : 2 MP Fixed-Focus
|Wireless||11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi wireless
Micro USB 2.0 (power and data)
10.1" x 0.38" x 6.72"
1.52 lbs (690 g)
|OS||Android 6.0 or Windows 10|
Beyond the unique Halo Keyboard and stylus input, the Yoga Book is a very spartan device. It's clear that the physical footprint of this device was very important. Coming in a just 0.38" thick and weighing 1.52 lbs, some sacrifices were bound to be made in functionality in order to achieve the form factor.
The only ports you'll find on the Lenovo Yoga Book include micro USB, micro HDMI, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
While the omission of an additional USB port for peripherals may have made more sense for the Android version of the Yoga Book, it is very frustrating for the Windows version. The only way you are connecting additional devices to this machine is through the micro USB port with an OTG cable, something that most people don't have laying around.
Speaking of the operating system differences, we had the chance to look at both the Windows and the Android versions of the Yoga Book.
Personally, I have never seen much utility from a tablet running a primarily mobile phone operating system, be it Android or iOS. For productivity and even media consumption, I vastly prefer the flexibility of an 11"-13" notebook. Spending time with the Android version of the Yoga Book didn't drastically change this opinion.
If you are looking for a device for light media consumption and note taking or drawing, Android certainly has appropriate apps. Things like Microsoft OneNote and Adobe Photoshop Sketch are impressive offerings compared to their full-fledged siblings. However, for the $500 starting price tag of the Yoga Book, I expect to be able to do a bit more with my device than an app ecosystem like Android provides.
The Windows version of the Yoga Book provides the standard experience you would come to expect from a Windows Tablet. The Intel SoC means that you have full compatibility with any sort of application you would be looking to run on Windows.
Now, let's take a look at the performance of both of these devices.