Lenovo unveiled the groundbreaking 10.1-inch Lenovo Yoga Book with its disappearing backlit Halo keyboard with paper copy and active digitizer on the last day of August last year, and since then we’ve noticed leaks of a larger new 12-inch version here and there too, despite the lack of official announcements from Lenovo on the product. But now it’s been placed in stores, pending an official announcement from Lenovo on the new Lenovo Yoga Book 12.2 (YB-Q501F). The Lenovo Yoga Book 12.2 release date is February 7:
Normally a tablet gets higher specs the larger it gets, but that’s not the case with the 12.2-inch Lenovo Yoga Book, since this tablet has lower specifications, but also a lower price. With a price of $299 in the US, or €399 in the EU, it is a lot cheaper than the $499 10.1-inch Android version, or $549 Windows version.
But resolution and RAM have been reduced, so that the Lenovo Yoga Book 12.2 (YB-Q501F) features a HD 1280 x 800 resolution display, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, and 32GB of eMMC storage with 128GB microSD card support.
It’s still powered by an Intel Atom x5-Z8550 processor though, and otherwise features 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, a USB 3.0 Type-C port and USB 2.0 port, Dolby Atmos stereo speakers, a 720p webcam, GPS, and GLONASS.
Lenovo Yoga Book 12.2 has a 13 hour battery life says Lenovo, with a 10500 mAh battery pack inside.
So what we have here, is one of the largest Android tablets of 2017, that is water/splashproof, with a Halo keyboard, and Android 6.0. If there will be changes to the Windows version, remains to be seen.
Color options on the new Lenovo Yoga Book for 2017 are dark grey and rose gold. Since this is a convertible and not a tablet, it is a little thicker than a tablet, at 10.9 mm, with a weight of 1060 grams.
– Jim Miller