Lenovo has announced the latest addition to its tablet portfolio, the Lenovo Yoga A12. This is a tablet which is designed to be affordable while also being one which can accommodate those looking for a more productive device. The Lenovo Yoga A12 will be priced at $299 in the US for the baseline model and will be available to buy in either Gunmetal Grey or Rose Gold, starting from February 8, 2017.
In many ways, the Lenovo Yoga A12 has been developed with the Android user in mind. Lenovo notes that the Yoga A12 is a product which looks to couple the mobility one would expect from a smartphone or a tablet, with the productivity one might expect from the likes of computer or laptop. In particular, the Yoga A12 has been designed to be ultra-portable and comes with a very slim 5.4mm profile, while weighing in at less than 1kg. As a result, this is the sort of tablet which can be very easily transported and used while out and about. The display is a 12.2-inch display which comes with a HD resolution, as well as Dolby Atmos-supported dual speakers. Although, what is likely to be of the biggest benefit and one of its clear differentials is that the Yoga A12 comes equipped with a Halo keyboard, following in the footsteps of the Lenovo Yoga Book. The Halo keyboard comes with a number of added features like built-in prediction and makes use of artificial learning software which will offer a more personalized level of use. Namely, the tablet will be able to learn form your habits and become more accurate, the more it is used.
It does seem as though the general design of the tablet, coupled with the Halo keyboard, while also making use of the Google Productivity Suite, are the big selling points here and what will set the Yoga A12 apart from other tablets. This is a tablet which is designed as much for those who want a device to view media or web surf, as much as those who are looking for a more functional and productivity-focused product. Especially considering that the Yoga A12's design also includes a 360-degree hinge which does mean that the tablet can be used in a variety of positions, including a laptop position, tented position and a tablet position. In terms of the rest of the baseline specs, the Lenovo Yoga A12 comes packing 2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage and is powered by an Intel Atom x5 processor. While this tablet does come running on Android, Lenovo has yet to confirm which version of Android is pre-installed. Lastly, battery life is said to be in the region of 13 hours – which should mean the battery life is more than adequate for daily use.