Review: Yoga Book

Review: Yoga Book

Tech December 16, 2016 11:21

- take notes with a stylus on a tablet: you likes it or hate it. Some people prefer paper. Lenovo makes the Yoga Facebook users both.

The first thing you notice about Yoga Book, is how thin it is. Closed, the 2-in-1 tablet only 9.6 mm thick and weighs 690 grams. This is because it is not selected for a physical keyboard, but a touch keyboard. About that once more. The device also features a full HD display (1920 by 1200 pixels), 4GB RAM, 64GB storage and micro connectors for USB and HDMI. Storage can be expanded via microSD up to 128GB.

The two parts of the 10.1-inch Yoga Book are held together by an impressive range of hinges consisting of 130 parts. This enables the user is able to put the tablet in any desired angle. The interior can be turned off, if you want to read a book. The battery lasts about 15 hours.

There are two versions of the Yoga Book. The tablet with Android is available in the colors gray and gold. The Windows 10-tablet is in black.

Yoga Book allows you to open multiple apps side by side. I think it's a useful feature, because you can switch quickly. Four screens can be opened together, but Lenovo recommends a maximum of three in there. The number of apps on the Lenovo tablet is fortunately limited. Note Saver saves your notes, and you can export to Evernote for example. However, this only applies to the Android version. OneNote uses the Windows tablet.

As mentioned Yoga Book has a touch keyboard. It is're beginning to get used to use, but the haptic feedback gives you an idea that you really ticking. The software behind the keyboard also learns from your tapping behavior and can therefore predict which key you wanted to press even if you do it just outside the box.\n  \n  \n   advertisement

In addition to the tablet in the box also contains the Real Book Pen and Pad, as Lenovo calls them. The pen can be provided for customization of a stylus point or on one of the three ink cartridges. The Book Pad is a magnetic holder with a twenty sheets that you place over the keyboard area. A refill of another twenty is included, but you can also use your own paper. Provided that it is up to 20 mm thick.

If you tap on the top screen at the bottom right on the mark, the keypad disappears and makes this place for a writing surface. With the stylus you can write and draw on here to your heart. The surface will recognize if you hold the pen just above. On the screen you see a cursor appear. So you know quickly where you writes or draws. Also feels how hard you push and this is reflected in the thickness of the lines. You can, moreover, just rest your hand if you're writing.

Those who prefer to use paper, stops the ink refill in the pen and places the Book Path on the bottom screen. Through the paper, Yoga Book responds immediately to your actions and your notes instantly digitized. Personally, I think it better to take notes on paper because it feels more natural, so this feature is a welcome addition.

Yoga Book with Android will cost € 499 and the Windows 10 version € 599. to find there are few other 2-in-1 tablets running Android. On Windows, the choice is greater. The Medion Akoya E2215T is € 279 a lot cheaper, but include less memory. The Asus Vivo Book Flip TP201SA (€ 499) has 1TB of storage, while the HP Pavilion x360 (€ 599) includes a 128GB SSD drive. They all have thicker and heavier than the Yoga Book and do not offer the option to write or draw with a pen.

Yoga Book is a handy tool if you prefer to write down notes, instead of tapping, but in a way that is immediately digitized. Big plus is the support of both a stylus as a pen and paper. Additionally, this tablet fits because of its small size easily into any bag. The Yoga Book has no storage place for the Real Pen, so be sure to stop it either in the bag.

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