Lenovo is updating the new Yoga Book of 2016, which came with a touch-sensitive bottom-half, to a system which comes with two displays, with the 2nd one being e-ink.
Like other Lenovo Yoga machines, the design takes of this center stage. It is about 0.4-inch thick and has the same 360-degree “watch-band” hinge (pictured below) which we’ve come to admire in Yoga convertibles by now.
The laptop also pops open by knocking the top two times, with accelero-meter detecting the knock and then prompting the magnet and shape shifting materials to open the Yoga Book.
The e-ink display doubles as a keyboard, with haptic feedback and animations accompanying every touch. It also supports an optional Wacom stylus .
For starters, the machine comes with a 10.8-inch IPS LCD panel, which has 2560 x 1600 resolution. The 16:9 e-ink display also comes with 1080p resolutions.
Unlike the last model, which came with Android , Lenovo is only releasing the Yoga Book in 2018 with Windows 10 pre-installed.
There are two USB-C ports for connectivity, both of which can charge the laptop sets. Battery life is said to last 8.5 hours on a single charge.
Lastly, the refinements here mean that the pricing has taken a big jump too, from $550 for the Windows version in 2016, to $999 . That might be a bit too close for comfort with some of the other Windows laptop.