Lenovo’s Yoga Book Aims for Top Shelf
Would you want to give it a try?
Lenovo’s recently unveiled 2-in-1, the Yoga Book, is available in Android Marshmallow and Windows 10 Home versions.
Reviews have been mixed, with some praising its look and feel, but some considering its capabilities not up to scratch. Its Intel Atom processor doesn’t provide enough power for a workhorse device, they have argued.
The Android version costs US$500 and the Windows version goes for $550.
Inside the Covers
The Yoga Book runs on a quad-core Intel Atom x5-Z8550 with a 2-MB cache that goes up to 2.4 GHz. It has 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of ROM, and a microSD card with up to 128 GB capacity.
The Atom processor “was a cost-saving measure, because Lenovo hasn’t yet shown that its customers will shell out top dollar for a device with a sixth- or seventh-generation Intel processor,” said Eric Smith, a senior analyst at Strategy Analytics.
That choice was “not the best move performance-wise,” he told TechNewsWorld, but “from the standpoint of testing the market … very well done.”
The Book’s 8500 math …