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67 Engadget Score
It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.
67

It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

The Lenovo Yoga Book, available with either Android or Windows, is a compelling hybrid device -- at least on paper. It ditches a physical keyboard for a touch-sensitive surface that does double duty as a keyboard and digital sketchpad. With the included stylus, you can draw on the deck, even when the tablet is asleep, and your notes will still be saved. You can even write on real paper and convert your scribblings to digital. Still, none of these writing features make up for the terrible typing experience. Although it scores points for novelty, the Yoga Book is too unreliable to be a true productivity machine.

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Pros
  • Sleek, compact design
  • Unique pen-and-paper integration
  • Long-lasting battery
Cons
  • Very difficult to type on
  • Some software glitches in the Android version
  • Middling performance
67 Engadget Score
It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.
67

It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Average Critic Score
 
80
CNET
Lenovo's slim Yoga Book two-in-one is great with a pen, but its faux keyboard keeps it from being a practical laptop.
 
70
TechRadar
Lenovo has crafted a brilliant, forward-thinking device that could very well create a subcategory in computing all of its own. But, with low-power components inside holding it back against the tablet competition, it’s tough to outright recommend you buy the first generation.
 
80
ZDNet
This is definitely an idea with great potential, and if Lenovo has a line of Yoga Book devices in the pipeline, I'm keen to see how this innovative idea progresses.
 
80
The Verge
It’s hard to recommend that someone should run out and buy the Lenovo Yoga Book right now. ... It needs refinement. It needs more intuitive software. Maybe a couple more ports, too, even though that may mean sacrificing thinness.
 
60
TrustedReviews
There’s loads to like about the Yoga Book, but over-simple software and sluggish hardware leaves me waiting for a new-and-improved second edition.
 
70
Pocket-Lint
For all its promise and different thinking, it’s the simpler things that really let the Yoga Book down. Its limited power, some typing bugs, and simply awful recharging speed are significant marks in making this device practical for everyday use.
 
60
Ars Technica
Anyone who hates spending extra on a keyboard accessory will also love that the Yoga Book comes standard with one and that the device as a whole is much more sturdy ... In the end, it has its uses, but its inability to serve as your primary laptop makes it difficult to recommend.
 
60
Laptop Magazine
The Lenovo Yoga Book is an insanely thin convertible that combines a laptop, digital sketchpad and notebook, but forget about touch typing on it.
 
60
Wired
Can it do more than a tablet alone? It can, but at the cost of not being the best possible tablet. Can it replace your computer? The Atom processor and funky keyboard mean no ... Ultimately, it’s like winding up with a platypus when all you really wanted was a beaver or a duck.
 
70
PC Mag
The Lenovo Yoga Book tablet with Android includes a Wacom touchpad, making it a unique choice for creative types and note takers.