Lenovo has launched what appears to be a new Yoga Book model, one that comes with a lower price and only arrives with Android on board. The Lenovo Yoga Book was an excellent slate launched last year and we appreciated it a lot during our review. So let’s see what this newcomer, named Yoga A12 is all about.
The Yoga Book stood out via the Halo keyboard, a full touchscreen keyboard that could be used as a drawing pad, too. It also vibrated on touch. Anyway, back then it cost around $549 to $600. The newcomer is dubbed Lenovo Yoga A12 and seems to keep some of those elements. This affordable slate is priced at $299 and sacrifices some of the hardcore specs of the Book unit. It does keep the secondary touch panel, though.
We get a 12.2 inch HD screen, an Intel Atom x5 processor, 2 GB of RAM and two Dolby Atmos speakers. There’s also 32 GB of storage and the promise of up to 13 hours of battery life with a single charge. The OG model came with an Intel Atom x5 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, plus Full HD screen, so there’s that. It also let you choose between a Windows or Android version.
And since we have Android, there’s no trace of the inking features in Windows 19. The product goes live on Lenovo.com from February 8, in gunmetal gray and rose gold.