Lenovo Yoga Book now available for pre-order in the U.S. for $550
Lenovo has started taking pre-orders for its cool Windows 10-based Yoga Book 2-in-1 tablet. Shipments will begin on October 17 for the device, with the price coming in at $549.99.
We were very impressed with the Yoga Book when we checked it out a few weeks ago at IFA. The 10.1-inch tablet has the "Halo Keyboard" that shows its virtual keys when you need to use it like a regular notebook, but the keys can also be turned "off" so that the surface can be used as a digital drawing surface with Lenovo's Real Pen stylus. The keyboard also flips around 180 degrees so the Yoga Book can be used like a tablet with its IPS screen. Other specs include a 2.4GHz Intel Atom processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
Hands on with Lenovo Yoga Book
Shipments of the Windows 10-based Lenovo Yoga Book are scheduled to begin on October 17, so you might have a while to wait before it reaches your doorstep.
Thanks to William for the tip!
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Even the most basic graphics application on my dual Xeon workstation still uses GPU for properly capturing the input for drawing and painting. This device is definitely not good for anyone who intends to be drawing (I don't think you will be running Corel painter or Photoshop on an Atom). Even with other basic store apps you may get away with straight lines, but you should not have any curves in your drawing :)
For handwriting, if you write fast, you still need that processing power to actually capture your real handwriting. otherwise you will see a lot of straight lines and weird shapes where there should have been dots, commas or an "o". I think this device is just some not-very-functional gimmick for some consumer to showoff. Developing markets like that, consumer market might bear, but definitely don't bother with this for doing real work (even school work).