There hasn’t been much excitement in the world of Android tablets, but one opt that impressed us in 2016 was Lenovo’s unique Yoga Book. Featuring custom Android build, futuristic ‘halo’ keyboard, and capable hardware, it was an excellent machine. Now, company has debuted a new variant of that laptop/tablet hybrid, the new Yoga A12.
The new Yoga A12, a 12.2-inch tablet that’s really a budget convertible laptop for the Android crowd. Think of it as a lower-priced but larger alternative to the Yoga Book. You will not find the earlier model’s pen input or Windows 10 option, but you will still get a very portable design (it is 0.21 inches thick at its slimmest point) that can fold into a slate when you’re watching Netflix, or a laptop when you need to get work done. The trick, as with Yoga Book, is a flat touch-sensitive keyboard which eliminates some of the usual physical bulk. We found the Book’s keyboard hard to get used to, but might be easier on the A12’s larger, and more comfortable surface.
Lenovo Yoga A12 Features
The Yoga A12’s 12.2-inch display boasts a ‘HD’ display, which means a 1,280×800-pixel resolution. It packs 32 gigabyte of internal storage and unfortunately only comes with 2 gigabyte of RAM. All of this is powered by the Intel Atom X5 processor, which should be so powerful to handle most tasks on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. A 10,500mAh battery reportedly keeps the tablet running for 13 hours.
News of the new Yoga gadget comes a few weeks after the launch of convertible Chromebooks that are optimized for Android apps, including Samsung’s $500 Chromebook Plus and Acer’s Chromebook Spin 11. Lenovo is also reportedly planning to release a Chrome OS version of the Yoga Book later this year.
Lenovo Yoga A12 Price
The Lenovo Yoga A12 will be available on February 8th in gunmetal grey or rose gold colors. It costs $300 for the base model, and will be for the sale on Lenovo’s online store.