Lenovo introduced some fascinating new machines at this year's IFA event, including a number of interesting Windows 10 devices. Perhaps the most interesting announcement was regarding the innovative Yoga Book, a 10-inch Windows 10 2-in-1 with some truly unique functionality. Now, we learn from Windows Central that the Yoga Book is available for pre-order, with shipments to begin on October 17, 2016.
As we reported, the Yoga Book offers a ton of innovation for the relatively low prince of $549.99:
Lenovo mentions that this device is designed for productivity while on the go and is also designed to bring productivity and entertainment in one device. Available in Carbon Black, key features of the device include the following:
- Powered by a powerful Intel Atom X5 processor and 4GB of RAM.
- 10.1-inch IPS FHD screen,
- High-quality sound enhanced with Dolby Atmos
- 64GB of memory.
- 8 MP Auto-Focus Rear Camera & 2 MP Front Facing Camera
- LTE option avaialble
- 8500 mAh battery with 15 hours of battery life.
- Instant Halo keyboard: A full touch screen backlit keyboard (no physical keys) that weaves software and hardware into one fluid interface. The touch screen is made with glass that was meticulously chosen to give a rough, matte feel and finish, along with anti-glare coating to ensure the best possible touch-typing experience. Haptic technology is also included and gives the user touch feedback to guide typing through built-in prediction and artificial learning software.
- Real Pen Accessory: Roughly the size of a conventional ink pen, the real-pen accessory is powered by Wacom feel IT technologies to work with the state-of-the-art electro-magnetic resonance (EMR) film housed within the multi-use keyboard, which enables this real-time digitization. The pen holds real ink tips onto a piece of paper or notepad covering the multi-use keyboard panel, or as a stylus when applied straight onto the panel. It has 2,048 pressure levels and 100-degree angle detection and never has to be charged, as the tips can be replaced.
- Smaller custom made three-axis Hinge constucted from over 130 mechanical pieces that offers up to four modes – Browse, Watch, Create and Type.
It's great to see Microsoft OEMs keep up the innovation in the Windows 10 ecosystem, as uncertainty continues to swirl around Microsoft's own hardware investments. We're looking forward to Microsoft's rumored October event where we might see some new Surface hardware, and until then if you're looking for something new in a Windows 10 device, then definitely give the Yoga Book a ganderFurther reading: 2-in-1, Hybrids, IFA 2016, Lenovo, Microsoft, Windows 10, Yoga Book