Throughout the past several years Lenovo has been one of the main suppliers of Windows-powered 2-in-1 convertible tablets; a concept that is relatively new and one that has increased in popularity along with Microsoft’s own Surface tablets. Interestingly enough, however, a series of recent leaks and rumors suggests that Lenovo might be planning the release of a new 2-in-1 convertible powered by Android OS, as opposed to Windows 10. As yet the slate is referred to as the Lenovo Yoga Book, and much like most other Lenovo Yoga 2-in-1s powered by Windows, the so-called Yoga Book seems to feature the company’s intricate, proprietary hinge that allows for multiple ways of usage, including laptop, tablet, stand, tent and so on.
To be precise, at the moment there’s no official word regarding the release of the fabled Lenovo Yoga Book, but earlier this week the convertible was pushed back into the spotlight by the official website of Red Dot Design Award, where a brief explanation has been given regarding the 2-in-1’s design. As detailed by the source, the Lenovo Yoga Book features a 3-axis hinge that allows the screen to be flipped at up to 360 degrees around its axis. Not unlike other Yoga models with a similar hinge, the Yoga Book also adopts the company’s proprietary self-flattening keyboard design to prevent unwanted key strokes in modes other than “laptop”. The Red Dot award website also mentions that the Lenovo Yoga Book should offer more than 15 hours of usage, and reveals that all of the tablet’s components are wrapped in a profile measuring only 9.6 mm in thickness.
The source didn’t reveal any other details in regards to what might make the Lenovo Yoga Book tick; however, assuming that the convertible mentioned by Red Dot is the same Yoga Book that leaked over the past several weeks, the slate should make use of an Intel Atom X5-Z8500 Cherry Trail CPU, 4 GB of RAM, a 10-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200, and 32 GB of internal memory. The convertible should also offer GPS, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi connectivity, and once again, it is expected to run Android OS. Availability details are lacking, but the fact that the convertible was mentioned by Red Dot might suggest that an official release could be just around the corner.