Lenovo Yoga Book 2-in-1 Running Chrome OS Set to Launch in 2017

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Lenovo Yoga Book 2-in-1 Running Chrome OS Set to Launch in 2017
Highlights
  • Chrome OS-powered Lenovo Yoga Book coming next year
  • Lenovo's VP confirmed this development
  • This move is because of the rise in interest in the new OS

With the introduction of Android apps into the ecosystem, Chrome OS is now fast becoming the preferred choice for many. Looking at this rise in interest, Lenovo has also announced that it will launch its Yoga Book 2-in-1 with Chrome OS next year.

Lenovo's Vice President and General Manager of the Android and Chrome Computing Business Group, Jeff Meredith, confirmed this news to Laptop Mag. The Chinese PC giant has been selling the Yoga Book in two options already - Windows 10 or Android pre-installed. Now, a third Lenovo Yoga Book running on Chrome OS option will also be made available starting 2017.

"We've had a lot of interest. It's an interesting idea for education, especially with the form factor. Over time, we probably see the Android and Chrome versions melding together, especially based on the fact that we've now seen Chrome roll out the Google Play store capability into Chrome. We'll probably maintain the three distinctive products throughout this year at least," Meredith said speaking of the Chrome OS-powered Yoga Book. There is no tangible time frame announced for the release of this new variant, but it is confirmed that Lenovo is working on it.

Meredith has also confirmed that all the features, including the Real Pen, will work the same way as on Android. Lenovo launched the Yoga Book 2-in-1 at IFA this year, and made it available in India last week. The laptop claimed to be the "world's thinnest 2-in-1" is priced at Rs. 49,990, and is exclusively available on Flipkart. In India, only the Windows variant has been launched, and the Android variant hasn't arrived yet.

Key highlights of the Lenovo Yoga Book hybrid laptop include a first-of-its-kind Halo keyboard and Real Pen input. It features a 10.1-inch full-HD (1200x1920 pixels) IPS display at 400 nits brightness, powered by a 2.4GHz quad-core Intel Atom x5-Z8550 processor with 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM. The Lenovo Yoga Book hybrid packs 64GB of internal storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB).

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Extremely thin and light
  • More comfortable than a Windows tablet
  • Digitiser for artists and students
  • Not too expensive
  • Bad
  • Weak overall performance
  • Extremely limited connectivity
  • Not suitable as an everyday computer
Display 10.10-inch
Processor Intel Atom x5-Z8550 Processor
Front Camera 2-megapixel
Resolution 1200x1920 pixels
RAM 4GB
OS Windows 10
Storage 64GB
Rear Camera 8-megapixel
Battery Capacity 8500mAh
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Tasneem Akolawala Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. More
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