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Hands on with the Lenovo Yoga Book

Lenovo Yoga Book Specs

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Tech Specs

Processor
Intel® Atom™ x5-Z8550 Processor(2M Cache, Quad-Core, Up to 2.4 GHz)
Operating System
Windows 10 Home
Sound
Dolby Audio™ Premium
Memory
  • RAM : 4 GB LPDDR3
  • ROM : 64 GB
  • Card Slot : microSD™; Supports Up to 128 GB
Battery
  • Type : Li-ion Polymer
  • Capacity : 8500 mAh
  • Standby Time : Over 70 Days
  • General Usage : 13 Hours
Dimensions(W x T x H)
  • (inches) : 10.1″ x 0.38″ x 6.72″
  • (mm) : 256.6 x 9.6 x 170.8
Weight
Starting at 1.52 lbs (690 g)
Display
  • Size : 10.1″ FHD IPS(1920 x 1200)
  • Color Depth : 16.7 Million
  • Color Gamut : 70%
  • Brightness : 400 nits
Touch
  • On Screen : Capacitive Touch with AnyPen Technology
  • Create Pad : Capacitive Touch and EMR Pen Technology
Material
Metal
Colors
Carbon Black
Camera
  • Rear : 8 MP Auto-Focus
  • Front : 2 MP Fixed-Focus
Sensors
  • Vibrator
  • G-Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Hall Sensor
  • GPS
WLAN
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac;
  • Dual Channel (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz)

Software

Included Applications
  • Office Mobile – Excel
  • Office Mobile – PowerPoint
  • Office Mobile – Word
  • OneNote
  • ArtRage (Lite Trial)

What’s important here:

Lenovo currently outfits the Yoga Book with the Z8550 instead of its big brother the X7 which offers a bit more horsepower. This likely has to do with power consumption and heat as the X7 runs a bit hotter and consumes more power. For most of your daily computing the X5 offers more than enough power to meet your needs and the majority of users would prefer the extra battery life. The 8500mAh battery is on the large side for a tablet and on the small side for a laptop, considering this is an Atom based system what you are really looking at is a fancy tablet with a lot of extra features. As such the 8500 is more than up to the task. Lenovo’s claim of 13 hours is a bit of a stretch but 8-10 should be average if you multi-task and have the brightness set about mid way for the screen.

The Yoga Book is outfit with 4GB of LPDDR3 which makes the Windows 10 experience usable but the included Samsung CWBD3R eMMC solid state drive leaves much to be desired as you will see in our benchmark section. It is far from bad but also far from speedy and the inclusion of a faster eMMC drive would have led to a vastly speedier system and overall better user experience. A little research shows that this Samsung eMMC drive is commonly used in many Chinese manufactured tablets once again calling to the Yoga Books origins. Your expectations will be met and greatly exceeded if you think of the Yoga Book as a fancy 2 in 1 tablet instead of as a full fledged laptop.

Noteworthy is the inclusion of wireless AC in the Yoga Book as well as its 1.52 lbs weight which it still doesn’t feel like in your hands.  Wireless AC will afford the Yoga Book increased range and bandwidth compared to the majority of tablets and laptops still using the wireless N standard. As for color choices the Windows 10 variety of the Yoga Book is exclusively available in Carbon Black while the Android comes in Gold. We would really like to see some other finishes but only time will tell if Lenovo will make other selections available.

Lets talk about the fit, finish, and actual use of the Yoga Book.

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