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Potential leak points to a proper successor to the peculiar Lenovo Yoga Book

Potential leak reveals a proper successor to the peculiar Lenovo Yoga Book (Image source: Lenovo)
Potential leak reveals a proper successor to the peculiar Lenovo Yoga Book (Image source: Lenovo)
Despite swiftly killing off its Chrome OS-based Yoga Book early last year, Lenovo may have been silently working on a brand new Yoga Book 2 all along. The "YOGA BOOK Pen2" could suggest a brand new stylus for a yet-to-be-announced Yoga Book successor. The original Yoga Book launched two years ago as an attractively thin 10.1-inch Windows convertible with a proof-of-concept touch keyboard.

Lenovo's 10.1-inch Yoga Book was introduced in 2016 as a sort of replacement for the traditional paper notebook and pen. Its touch-based keyboard was completely flat and tactile-free as if was lifted directly from the control panels of Star Trek. We actually loved the design and the undeniable cool factor even though its slow Cherry Trail Atom x5-Z8550 SoC left a sour taste.

The manufacturer has been quiet on new Yoga Book models ever since, but a new listing on Bluetooth SIG suggests that a second generation model could be in the works. New wireless devices are typically submitted for Bluetooth validation before being available to the general public and so the "Yoga Book 2" may actually be very close to launch - or at least an official announcement - based on this listing alone.

Otherwise, the source does not reveal anything particularly noteworthy about the new Yoga Book. We can likely expect a more responsive AES 2.0 Pen since tablet and stylus functionalities are the highlights of the convertible notebook. Here's hoping that Lenovo moves away from the Atom series to the faster Core m7 or similar if the Yoga Book continues to be passively cooled.

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Allen Ngo, 2018-06- 1 (Update: 2018-06- 1)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.