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The Lenovo Yoga Book

When it comes to the computer market, things have gotten extremely competitive. Ever since the release of iPads and other mobile tablets that allow users to hold a mobile computer in the palm of their hands, the market for actual computers has become increasingly narrow. This has pushed the makers of laptops to become very creative and continuously push the envelope in terms of how they see and create their products. One laptop computer that is being recognized for its innovative design is the Lenovo Yoga Book. Lenovo is touting the computer as a mobile productivity device. They brag that the Yoga Book is a versatile 2-in1 device that is unlike anything that customers have ever seen before.

The Surprising Design

One of the biggest things garnering praise for the Lenovo Yoga Book is its sleek and stunning design. It features a clamshell exterior made of aluminum and magnesium. It is ten inches long and symmetrical in shape. The hinge has also been expertly weighted to ensure that it is neither too loose nor too stiff. It has also been kept to a low weight to provide a more comfortable and luxurious experience for users. Pictures of the device simply do not properly convey the sleek and sexy quality of the sturdy and lightweight device. It was designed to look and feel like a tablet, but provide the productivity level of a full laptop computer.

The Cost and Components

Of course it is fairly easy to come up with a design that is appealing to customers, but if the device is not effective it is basically a moot point. That is why it was important to Lenovo that this device be able to pack just as much bark as it does bite. According to their website, the Yoga Book comes equipped with an Intel Atom x5 CPU with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of expandable storage. The cost will ultimately come down to two different components; the amount of storage that you want and the type of operating system that you prefer. Both the Windows 10 and Android operating systems are being offered for the device. If you choose to go with Android, you will be able to pick up the device for a starting price of just $499. However, if you decide to go with Windows, you will need to fork up an extra fifty bucks making your starting price $549 before tax.

What People Are Saying About the Yoga Book?

Just like with the launch of any new device, there are people that will have mixed opinions and reviews about its design and performance. The Yoga book is no exception, but for the most part the reviews have been positive and the device is being well-received. Here is what one user said about the device in terms of both its design and performance capabilities: “On the outside the Yoga Book looks stunning. The aluminum-magnesium alloy used to make the chassis looks great and feels solid enough to survive the average wear and tear expected of a tablet/laptop. The modest 690 g weight and thin 9.6 mm (closed) thickness also make it feel suitably travel friendly. I’m a little less convinced about the Yoga Book’s internals. The device runs using an old school Intel Atom 64-bit CPU and features a modest 4 GB of RAM. If the CPU plays nice with Google’s software, which Atom chips don’t always, the specs should be ok for Android. But I wouldn’t want to run Windows 10 on these specs.”

Ultimately, it will always come down to personal preferences with things like computers or tablets. It also depends on what you will be using the device for. Each one has its own strengths and weaknesses. It is usually a good idea to go into a store and play around with a variety of different devices to see which one is best suited for you and your needs before making a big purchase.