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Lenovo announces upcoming Chrome OS variant of popular Yoga Book

Lenovo's innovative Yoga Book caught the eye of many techies in 2016. (Source: Douglas Black/UltrabookReview)
Lenovo's innovative Yoga Book caught the eye of many techies in 2016. (Source: Douglas Black/UltrabookReview)
Lenovo has announced that a variant of the Yoga Book running Chrome OS is in the works and should be available mid-2017.

Lenovo's innovative Yoga Book is currently available in Android and Windows 10 flavors, but it will reportedly be getting a new variant in mid-2017: one running Chrome OS, according to a statement by Lenovo GM Jeff Meredith to Tom's Guide.

While the Windows 10 version has greater application compatibility, it also runs more slowly and has weaker integration of the unique HALO keyboard and Create Pad than its Android counterpart. A variant running Chrome OS, with the benefits of more time to tweak software, hardware, and fix bugs, may serve as a happy medium between the Windows 10 and Android models.

In addition to the speed, security, and simplicity Chrome OS would bring to the Yoga Book, it will also likely bring a price cut. The Windows 10 variant sells for US$449 due to the added cost of a Windows 10 license, but running Chrome OS means that this added cost would be cut out.

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Douglas Black, 2016-12-18 (Update: 2016-12-18)
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Douglas Black is a technology analyst, teacher, writer, and DJ. He is also Managing Editor of UltrabookReview.