While tablets are on a decline, hybrid devices and 2-in-1s are climbing the sales charts. But since everybody and their dog are making their own version of the hybrid computer, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find one that has a new feature we can all get excited about.
Leave it to Chinese manufacturer Lenovo then, to think outside the box and come up with a new hybrid dubbed the Yoga Book. While it may look like a normal notebook at a glance, the Yoga Book has a keyboard that you can actually write on.
Yes, the keyboard of the Yoga Book is essentially a gigantic touchpad where you can create whatever you want with the included stylus. The touchpad has outlines for keys if you need to type something, though obviously that’s a little difficult given the fact that you’re not getting tactile feedback. The Create Pad (Lenovo’s fancy name for the keyboard/touchpad) automatically digitizes whatever you write on the Yoga Book. Even better, you can finagle an ink cartridge in the stylus tip to allow it to write on honest to goodness paper, and whatever you write on said paper is automatically digitized if it’s written on top of the Create Pad.
Just like other Yoga devices, you can fold the Create Pad away if you feel like using the device as a conventional tablet. It also acts like a stand of sorts if you want to just veg out via Netflix. The device can be had in either Android Marshmallow 6.0 or Windows 10, depending on your taste. It sports a 10.1-inch HD IPS display, Intel’s Atom x5 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage, which can further be expanded via microSD to 128GB.