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5 things I love about the Lenovo Yoga Book

The Lenovo Yoga Book has been getting a lot of attention lately, thanks to its incredibly futuristic and cool looking Halo Keyboard that replaces a physical keyboard with a touch-based Wacom board. With our full Yoga Book review already live, I thought it'd be a good idea to narrow that down to a list of 5 things I love about the Yoga Book.

Five things I love about the Lenovo Yoga Book

1. Excellent and premium design

The Lenovo Yoga book is a marvel in design. Rocking a mix of magnesium and aluminum, the Yoga Book just feels great in the hand. It's super light, too, so there's no worry about becoming tired or worn out when holding and carrying the device. I'm a sucker when it comes to metal devices, and the Yoga Book just screams premium when holding it — looking at it, even. I'd say this is the most premium-feeling 2-in-1 that I've ever held. Fantastic.

2. It's so thin!

This is the thinnest 2-in-1 tablet in the world.

Piggy backing off the design of the Yoga Book, I must stress how incredibly thin this device is. It's probably the biggest reason I was interested in the Yoga Book in the first place. At a miniscule 9.6mm, this is the thinnest 2-in-1 in the world. That's impressive, but when you consider the fact that Lenovo still incorporates a headphone jack, microSD slot, MiniHDMI port and two Dolby-enhanced speakers, it makes you wonder how they managed to fit it all in.

3. Android or Windows?

I like choices, and with the Yoga Book, Lenovo offers you just that. You can get a Yoga Book running Android, or our preferred option of Windows 10 — in Champagne Gold, Gunmetal Grey or Carbon Black. Not only that, but there's the additional option of having a SIM slot too for data on the go, making the Yoga Book an excellent choice when it comes to travelling.

4. Pen-tastic!

One of the selling points of the Yoga Book is its super cool Halo Keyboard and Create Pad. All Yoga Book's come with a Wacom-pen in the box, with additional pen ink heads for writing on actual paper. You can draw directly into the Create Pad, or use the pen to manipulate the screen, too. It's almost like having two screens, which is great!

5. The watchband hinge

The Yoga Book is a 2-in-1, so it only makes sense for Lenovo to have bridged the two halves with their fantastic, patented watchband hinge. The hinge on the Yoga Book is the best on the market for a 2-in-1, allowing for full 360 degree rotation in one swoop, rather than having to detach the screen, spin it around, and reattach like on a Surface Book

Check out our full Lenovo Yoga Book review here!

The Lenovo Yoga Book is one of the best 2-in-1 tablets on the market. With the choice of Android or Windows, this is a device that can fit everyone's needs. It's thin, light, and sexy too, and you'll likely get noticed when using it out and about with that futuristic Halo Keyboard lighting up the bottom half of the device.

Zac Bowden
Zac Bowden

Zac Bowden is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. Bringing you exclusive coverage into the world of Windows 10 on PCs, tablets, phones, and more. Also an avid collector of rare Microsoft prototype devices! Keep in touch on Twitter: @zacbowden.

24 Comments
  • Zac, I have heard the US version doesn't come with SIM. Can you confirm please? Thanks
  • Confirmed.
  • So idiotic. I canceled my order after hearing that.
  • Gosh. How shallow would you have to be to care if you're noticed because of a computer.
  • There'll be some iPad fans along in a minute, ask one of them.
  • For some sporting the latest, greatest, and sexiest of technology in public (especially in business world) is like having the best suit, or nicest car, or best new business card (little American Psycho reference for you all).   This isn't a new concept at all. Material things are seen as a status symbol. No matter what those things are.
  • Of course. And it is shallow. Saying it is normal doesn't make my statement wrong.
  • Honestly though, isn't even caring about getting noticed kinda shallow? :D
  • Yeah.
  • There's nothing shallow about awesome design--whether in architecture, automobiles, appliances...I don't get your point.
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  • Please stop writing this articles, otherwise I have to buy one of them.
  • Disappointed the windows version only comes in the black, the android version is the one with the color choices. Considering this for my daughter for the wacom sketching. It seems it would take some getting used to not having the pen on your actual drawing. She loves using the Surface and she prefers digital to paper drawing. A question for the artists out there, is there a steep learning curve using a pad and not drawing directly on the image?
  • Not trying to make it an issue of privilege Cayman, but this is exactly how hundreds of thousands of artists learn their design chops on the digital workboard: Using tablets like these, where the surface you draw on is not the surface you see it on. That is the entire basic premise behind Wacom charging upwards of 400 dollars for an Intuos Tablet, since screen inking has only recently started to catch up to a dedicated graphics tablet. And not everyone can/could afford a 2000 dollar Cintiq to have that on screen privilege to draw on. She'll be the better off for learning this way, alongside a small bluetooth keyboard to keep her company during her work flows. Helps develop a more fluid workflow and skill set center. Trust me. :) This has been the industry staple/standard for the better part of the past two decades. --W
  • Thanks for the feedback. Right now she's been using Mischief for some of her drawings. Any other programs that would run well with these specs that don't cost too much?
  • Mischief is pretty good from what I hear. :) There's also... Well, Autodesk's Sketchbook, ArtRage, Sketchable, Clip Studio, even Fresh paint. :) And then theres others like Graphiter, Black Ink, and Leonardo. I'm not as familiar with those last three, but I have still heard very good things about all of them too. :3 ^_^ Most of these are free, especially if you download their app versions only for her, and pretty light on resources too, mostly with decent layer support too even in the app versions. ^_^ The ones that arent free are either cheap, or can be had cheap if you're on the look around or have a student email ID, or no someone who does. :) Also, the good thing about all of them is that they're all pretty touch and pen optimised, which isnt something you can say with expensive several hundred dollar flagship programs like PS or Painter, which are focused on professional work flows. And some of them are really focused on replicating natural media and real life skills, from which your little baby will learn whole loads. Especially the oil paints, and the color mixings, difference between felts and pens, and pencils, et al. Loads to learn all around, about real life art skills with each app. :) With each app having a different focus, learning curve, and skill sets it teaches you, to work with it. I hope that helped Cayman.   -- W
  • Thanks for all the info!
  • I can also forward you to a couple of really good resources if you want for your daughter. For both cheaper devices/options, as well as art resources. For the both of you to peruse together, or you to do it alone. Since you're the parent. :P And come to a more informed decision as well. :) ^_^ -- W
  • That would be great. Can you message me on Xbox? CaymanDreamin is my gamer tag.
  • Well, sadly, I'm not much of a console person at all. :( But I do have email/skype/et al if you would want to talk about it., and there's always the PMs here over at our own WC forums too friend. :) In the meanwhile, until you can decide on that, a good place to peruse for the like minded would be SurfaceProArtist, and the forums over at the TabletPCReview folks. Good/Excellent communities and places, the both of them. And very good and helpful resources at that too. Especially for people stuck in the mix and trying to make up their minds. :) -- W
  • a 14in version of this thing would be great
  • Is the Halo keyboard "virtual" in the sense that the user can change keyboard lay-out? In other words, can I change the layout from English QWERTY layout to Spanish QWERTY layout, German QWERTY layout, etc. (like the virtual, on-screen keyboards can)? (In other words: do they sell the same Yoga Book everywhere, or do they modify the Halo key part?)
  • No they change the keyboards depending on where you get it from. So if you want a say European version you need to buy it from Europe 
  • Can I not use the included pen to draw directly onto the screen and not the wacom board?