The tablet is in a weird spot. It was supposed to be this hybrid that lives somewhere between the laptop and the smartphone, complementing both. But as smartphones got bigger and laptops got lighter, smaller and more powerful, it became really hard to justify picking up a tablet. And so, the need for such a device dwindled.
But now I think I’ve found the tablet’s salvation. It’s called the Lenovo Yoga Book and I love it to bits.
Of course, this concept of a tablet that can do more than just your generic tablet-y things like watching videos and reading books isn’t new. You’ve got stuff like the Apple iPad Pro and Smart Keyboard combo, for example, but my problem with that is the fact that it comes in two pieces. And that’s the same issue I have with every other detachable 2-in-1 tablet.
That, however, is not a problem I have with the Yoga Book because its keyboard is attached firmly to the screen with Lenovo’s excellent watchband hinge. It’s also really elegant and sleek and unassuming.
As you can probably tell, I’m a big fan of the Yoga Book but even I’ll admit that this still isn’t the device for everyone. Here’s why.
+ Super sexy and well built
– Lackluster performance