The New Second Generation Lenovo’s Yoga Book. This has always been quite a particular and peculiar device because it’s never been quite a laptop, it’s never been quite a tablet, it’s a thing in between.
What Lenovo has done now is they’ve enlarged it, they made it 10.8 inches instead of 10, so it feels more substantial, and now I would really classify it as a laptop.
The New Second Generation Lenovo’s Yoga Book
But once you open it up, and the way you open it up is pretty cool, they have a new mechanism where you do a double knock on the top, and the magnets that hold
Once you do open it up, you still have an LCD, but Lenovo has upgraded the resolution now like I said, 10.8 inches, but now it’s 2560 by 1600 resolution Quad HD, and then you have an E Ink display at the bottom which doubles as the keyboard.
The original Lenovo book had a Wacom digitizer down here, it didn’t have an E Ink display, and now it has an E Ink display.
And the new keyboard, I’ve just been trying, after being testing it out, it’s really good, like, shockingly good for a touchscreen keyboard.
Usually, these things are really quite atrocious, but this is a massive upgrade from the original Yoga Book. It has haptic feedback, and it has little animation feedback which really makes it feel realistic.
I am able to type on it really quickly, and I’ve picked it up pretty quickly, and I’m surprised by that, I’m shocked by that even. The hinge is that watchband style hinge that Lenovo has used on its Yoga Books previously.
Inside the hinge, Lenovo has woven the WiFi antenna, so they’re, actually, somewhere in here in the hinge. It’s super sturdy, I’ve had one of those Lenovo Yoga Books four or five years.
In terms of design and engineering, as usual, with the original Yoga Book that was never a problem, to be honest. These were really well made, really solid devices, again, made out of aluminum, top, and bottom.
And speaking of the battery, you can now charge it with the USB-C port. There are two USB-C ports, one on either side. which is brilliant, it should have been like this from the original. Really have it stood up from Lenovo.
Lenovo has added a new fingerprint sensor, it’s not a power button. it doesn’t have any sort of indentation, it’s just flush with the device. but it’s an infrared fingerprint sensor, which compatible with Windows Hello.
And the point of the infrared part is that it should make your fingerprint easy to recognize when your finger is, maybe a bit wet, or dirty, or whatever.
bt’s really, that’s the main use that you have for it, but also it can accept pen input, so Lenovo ships the Yoga Book with its on the stylus.
There is a bit of lag, I’m not gonna lie, it’s an E Ink display, you always have a bit of lag and a bit of redrawing time with it, but still, it works well.
And because of the portability of this device, I can, actually, see myself using it in this flipped mode, like this, whether it’s on the LCD display, or on the E Ink display.