Rewriting the tablet

But now, seven years later, Lenovo is introducing a new take on the tablet computer. No, Lenovo didn’t make a Courier, but its new Yoga Book might inspire the same reactions. It’s about the size and shape of a hardcover children’s book, has two panels attached by a hinge, and can be used with your fingers or with its included pen. It even does some tricks with the pen that we’ve never seen before, like letting you write with real ink and have it all digitized. Lenovo didn’t set out to build just another tablet with the Yoga Book – it wanted to make something that was better for getting work done than what is already out there.

But in the process, it made a computer that’s both futuristic and relatable at the same time, just like the original Courier concept. I wanted to use the Yoga Book from the first time I laid eyes on it, and if you’re anything like me, you will, too. And unlike the Courier, you will actually be able to buy the Yoga Book.

I have no idea how practical and usable the device will be, but I have to admit it looks really nice and futuristic, without being over the top. I’m definitely going to play with both the Android and Windows versions, because at €499, this isn’t expensive.


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