A 2-in-1 that works just as well in tablet mode as it does as a laptop? Impossible, surely!

Not if Lenovo’s Yoga Book has anything to say about it.

With unique features and slick sci-fi styling, this pencil-thin hybrid is probably the most exciting convertible we’ve seen all year. And not just because of those drop-dead gorgeous looks.

It’s all down to a cunning touch-sensitive keyboard that doubles up as a drawing pad. That’s right - this is a 2-in-1 with serious sketch appeal.

Whether you’re a diagram doodle bug or art-addicted scribblenaut, be prepared to want one.

LENOVO YOGA BOOK DESIGN: AN OPEN BOOK

The Yoga Book is, at its most basic, a 10.1in Android tablet mated to a flip-out keyboard. But come on - that’s like saying a Formula One car is just an engine and some wheels.

It’s a whole lot more exciting than that sounds.

Lenovo has been pumping out convertible laptops for years now, but the Yoga Book is the first that doesn’t just feel like a laptop with a funky hinge.

There is a funky hinge, of course - the whole thing flips open a full 360°, so you can use it as a laptop or tablet, lay it flat like a book, or fold it back on itself as a kickstand.

Closed up, the Yoga Book is just a few millimetres thick, and it’s astonishingly light too. 690 grams? I’ve got paper notebooks that weigh more than this.

Sure, it’s light enough to throw in a bag, but the super-sturdy mix of magnesium and aluminium won’t show up scratches. It looks like a million bucks, too.

LENOVO YOGA BOOK KEYBOARD: JUST MY TYPE

Flip open the Yoga Book and its gorgeous illuminated keyboard springs to life.

It’s completely flat and smooth, so it’ll take a while to get used to typing on - you’re tapping on a smooth bit of glass, after all.

Still, it’s pretty nifty for writing up emails, as you haven’t got an on-screen keyboard taking up half the display. Because it’s completely flat, it doesn’t feel weird to hold when it’s folded up in tablet mode, either.

It vibrates with every key press, so you get a bit of feedback when you’re typing, but it took me the best part of a week to get to grips with it. Expect plenty of typos until you’ve got the hang of it.

BENEATH THE SURFACE

LENOVO YOGA BOOK SKETCH PAD: TAKE NOTE

Typing? Handy. Turning your keyboard into a digital drawing pad? Absolutely brilliant.

The Yoga Book’s bottom half doubles as a Wacom surface, for sketches, scribbles and other pen-based shenanigans.

You toggle the keyboard off with a short tap to an icon in the corner. From there, you can slap a piece of paper over it and get an instant digital version of whatever you sketch. Neat.

Swapping into Pen mode opens the Note Saver app, so you can power down the screen and save on battery while you scribble away. It’s harder to judge how legible your notes will be without the screen on, mind.

Tech Specs 
SCREEN
10.1in, 1920x1200 IPS LCD
CPU
Intel Atom x5-Z8550 quad-core
MEMORY
4GB RAM
CAMERA
8MP rear w/ autofocus, 2MP front w/ fixed focus
STORAGE
64GB onboard, microSD expansion
BATTERY
8500 mAh
OPERATING SYSTEM
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
DIMENSIONS
257x9.6x171mm, 690g
Stuff says... 

Lenovo Yoga Book with Android review

It’s so kooky, we just can’t help loving the Yoga Book’s concept - even if it’s not perfect
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Good Stuff 
Minority Report styling
Awesome double-act keyboard and drawing pad
Decent performance and battery life
Bad Stuff 
Get ready for plenty of typos (at first)
Multi-window isn’t perfect yet
Few dedicated drawing apps on Android
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