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Pros

Dedicated writing/drawing area ideal for taking notes Sleek, flexible design Good Battery Life

Cons

Virtual keyboard not well suited for long typing sessions Barely average performance

Quiông chồng Take

The Yoga Book is very well suited to lớn Windows fans who frequently take notes, sketch, or draw on their computer.

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Last summer’s Windows 10 Anniversary Update brought much greater tư vấn for handwritten notes to lớn Microsoft’s OS. Lenovo took that và ran with it, producing the Yoga Book with a strong emphasis on drawing và sketching. Thanks to lớn a very flexible hinge this 2-in-1 can be used as máy tính xách tay and a tablet, & it has an affordable $549.99 price.

We have sầu already reviewed the version of computer that runs Google’s Android operating system. The hardware and accessories for these two devices are identical, so this article will focus on the performance of the Windows version, as well its associated software. For our thoughts on the physical thiết kế, please read our Lenovo Yoga Book Review: Great Android 2-in-1 for Notetaking.


Lenovo Yoga Book Performance

Lenovo Yoga Book (Windows)


The Yoga Book looks like a high-end device, but it doesn’t have sầu a high-over processor… which isn’t unreasonable because it also doesn’t have sầu a high-over price. Still, potential buyers should be aware that its quad-core Intel Atom X5-Z8550 processor (1.44 GHz, 2.40 GHz burst, 2M cache) is best suited for light office work, including note taking, as well as general personal use.

Its 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM means this computer can handle running a few applications at once, but will bog down if asked lớn handle more. The 10.1-inch screen isn’t particularly conducive to lớn having more than two apps open at the same time anyway.


Lenovo built 64 GB of storage inkhổng lồ this computer. That’s not an overly-generous amount, but it’s adequate, especially as it can be easily expanded with a microSD card. Those who intover lớn permanently install one of these might also invest in a flash drive that has both a micro-USB jachồng and a full-kích thước USB jachồng, as this will make swapping files with other computers easier.

Lenovo Yoga Book Software

This version of the Yoga Book comes with Windows 10 Home 64, the lachạy thử version of Microsoft’s signature operating system. This is well suited to 2-in-1s, as it boasis different modes for tablets và laptops. The tablet mode is designed to make it easier to lớn control the computer entirely through the touchscreen, while the máy tính mode emphasizes the use of keyboard & trackpad.

The Anniversary Update introduced a few months ago added the Windows Ink Workspace with Sticky Notes, a sketch pad, & screensketch baked inlớn the OS. We found that the Create Pad works brilliantly with these, allowing the user lớn draw on a surface that’s flat on a table while the display is tilted up to make it easier lớn see. The user also has the option to draw directly on the screen, of course, but the Yoga Book’s touchscreen isn’t pressure sensitive; only the Create Pad is.

Specs

Our Lenovo Yoga Book nhận xét unit has the following technical specifications:

10.1-inch FHD IPS AnyPen touch display (19trăng tròn x 1200 resolution, glossy surface), capacitive touch Wacom digitizerCreate Pad with EMR pen technologyWindows 10 Home 64Intel Atom X5-Z8550 processor (1.44 GHz, 2.40 GHz burst, 2M cache)Intel HD 400 integrated graphics4GB LPDDR3 RAM (non-expandable)64GB internal capathành phố, expandable via microSD802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Ficông nghệ Bluetooth không dây 4.0Built-in 2-megapx front-facing webcam, 8-megapx rearDimensions: 10.1 x 6.72 x 0.38 inchesWeight: 1.52 poundsPrice as configured: $549.99

Lenovo Yoga Book Benchmarks

Geekbench 4 is a cross-platsize benchmark measuring overall performance. Higher score is better.

PCMark8 trang chủ (Accelerated) measures overall system performance in Windows 8 for general activities from website browsing và Clip streaming lớn typing documents and playing games (higher scores mean better performance):

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PCMark8 Work (Accelerated) measures overall system performance in Windows 8 for office productivity (higher scores mean better performance):

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3DMark Fire Strike is a newer DirectX 11 benchmark that measures overall graphics thẻ performance for gaming (higher scores mean better performance):

Lenovo Yoga Book Battery Life

Lenovo promises that this computer will run for up lớn 13 hours on a single charge. To demo this clayên ổn we used the Yoga Book under what we consider a fairly realistic usage pattern: almost continuous web browsing and đoạn phim streaming over Wi-Fi with the screen set khổng lồ about 80% brightness. The device lasted 8 hours and 36 minutes, which is more than enough khổng lồ get through a standard work day.

The 2-in-1 gets its power through its micro-USB port, so it can have its battery topped off with an average sản phẩm điện thoại phone charger.

Lenovo Yoga Book Final Thoughts

Lenovo Yoga Book (Windows)


This is easily the most innovative sầu computer we’ve sầu seen in some time, with a kiến thiết guaranteed to turn heads. It’s lightweight và beautiful, and very well suited to people who frequently take notes, sketch, or draw on their computer. The price is reasonable, & Windows 10 makes the Yoga Book powerful enough to be someone’s only computer.

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But the virtual Halo keyboard can’t be used for touch typing, so anyone planning khổng lồ vị a great deal of writing should consider adding an external keyboard, mouse, and monitor when using the Yoga Book at a desk. Those not planning on hvà writing notes virtually every day should look elsewhere.