IFA 2016 in Berlin may not have officially begun, but the announcements have. Lenovo is among the first to kick off things by launching two new products under its Yoga series of convertible laptops. The first is Yoga Book, which comes with a virtual keyboard that lets you draw on. The second is a heavy-duty laptop, called Yoga 910. As the name suggests, the Yoga 910 will succeed the Yoga 900.
The new Yoga Book is the more interesting of the two, and Lenovo says it is the result of three years of research and development. The USP is its keyboard that is unlike anything we have seen on a laptop so far. The Yoga Book’s keyboard doesn’t exactly have any physical keys, and instead it comprises of a pressure-sensitive touchscreen. A virtual version of a standard keyboard shows up and you can tap on them just as would on a normal keyboard. With a push of a button, the virtual keys disappear leaving a plain surface that lets you draw on using the bundled stylus. Unlike the Apple Pencil, this Wacom stylus doesn’t need recharging. In fact, VentureBeat reports that the surface is so pressure-sensitive that if you were to keep a sheet of paper and write on it, the handwritten text will appear on the screen. In essence you will also get a digital of your handwritten note.
Lenovo Yoga Book specifications
The Yoga Book flaunts a 10.1-inch full HD display, and is powered by an Intel Atom X5 processor paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. The laptop is quite portable with a thickness of 9.6mm and weighs around 680 grams. The Yoga Book will be available in two variants. One variant runs on Android and prices start from $499, which is approximately Rs 33,000. The Windows 10 version, on the other hand, is priced upwards of $549, which is approximately Rs 36,000.
Lenovo Yoga 910 specifications
The Yoga 910 comes with a 13.9-inch display running at 4K resolution. It boasts thinner bezels than before, a redesigned keyboard and a larger trackpad as well. Under the hood is Intel’s latest Kaby Lake core i series processor. The laptop also features a battery life of more than 15 hours, USB Type-C port, and a fingerprint scanner. The Yoga 910 will be going on sale in October, with prices starting from $1,299 or Rs 87,000 approximately.