During the fall of last year, Lenovo unveiled its new Yoga Book which features some interesting design choices and features. The most noteworthy of all was the decision to replace the conventional physical keyboard with a digital one known as the Halo keyboard.
If you want to experience the innovative keyboard by yourself but don’t really think the convertible laptop is worth the $500 price tag, then you should know that the company has just unveiled the Lenovo Yoga A12, the price at $299 and features the interesting Halo keyboard.
Besides being a more affordable alternative for testing out new technologies, the Lenovo Yoga A12 is also slightly bigger, featuring a 12.2-inches, 1280 x 800 HD display, compared to the 10.1-inches screen of the Yoga Book.
However, the most eye-catching element of the device is still the Halo keyboard, which replaces the conventionally raised keys with a flat surface which projects the keys on top. It offers haptic feedback when you touch it and it also can adapt to your typing habits similar to the predictive keyboards on smartphones. However, it’s worth noting that the Lenovo Yoga A12 does not include or support the stylus features of the initial Yoga Book. It doesn’t have any pen or a digitizer pad.
In regards to the specs of the device, the A12 convertible laptop comes with 32 GB of internal storage and only 2 GB of RAM, which is quite low for this day and age. The device runs on an Intel Atom X5 processor, which should be capable of running most of the tasks on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The laptop is fueled by a 10,500mAh battery, which according to Lenovo, it provides 13 hours of autonomy.
The Yoga A12 also uses a hybrid UI meant to facilitate multi-tasking on Android and increase the productivity of users, thanks in part to its larger screen. There are no details whether or not the device will be updated to the latest version of Android Nougat.
The Lenovo Yoga A12 features 360-degree hinge, it comes in two colors, gray and rose gold, and it will be available for purchases later this month on Lenovo’s website.
What do you think about the Yoga A12? Interested in testing out the Halo keyboard?
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