09-17-2017 09:55 PM
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  1. Character Zero's Avatar
    Got mine yesterday after a big runaround with walmart. Still getting used to it but its a pretty cool little laptop/tablet. The keyboard does take some time getting used to. The learning curve for me is the size of some buttons like Enter and Backspace. U thought I would hate the trackpad but its not bad. Can't find any options for the trackpad though. I am basically a hunt and peck typer anyway so it kinda fits my style.
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    10-23-2016 07:47 AM
  2. HeyCori's Avatar
    So I had a choice to make, wait till Nov 16 when Lenovo shipped my Yoga Book or buy it from Walmart. Needless to say I'm typing this from my new Yoga Book (using it in my lap even). It's been pretty good so far. Typing does take getting used to but it's not the end of the world. I don't mind the vibration noise, though I can see how other people would be annoyed. I agree that the trackpad is too small but I haven't run into any problems using it. And man do I wish autocorrect worked better. Still, I'm excited to test out the device over the coming months.
    Last edited by HeyCori; 10-23-2016 at 07:43 PM.
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    10-23-2016 07:08 PM
  3. Character Zero's Avatar
    I got used to the t4rackoad pretty quick. I was there was some way to customize the trackpad tapping.
    10-23-2016 07:51 PM
  4. HeyCori's Avatar
    I should add that using the onscreen keyboard is slightly better, though I often resort to the AnyPen option. Cursive is just so nice to use when making a quick post.
    10-23-2016 08:24 PM
  5. HeyCori's Avatar
    I got used to the t4rackoad pretty quick. I was there was some way to customize the trackpad tapping.
    I try not to look at the keyboard while typing but I'm just way more accurate when looking down. I'm also much faster too. To each his own but I would advise other people to do the same.
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    10-23-2016 09:46 PM
  6. HeyCori's Avatar
    Tablet isn't set it down hot (at least not yet, lol) but it does run hotter than expected.
    10-24-2016 08:52 PM
  7. HeyCori's Avatar
    Another quick note about typing that's not often discussed. Because it's only a 10 inch device, the keyboard can feel quite cramped. If you've used tiny keyboards before, then you know how easy it is to miss keys. That said, I'm getting much better at typing on this. I'm making fewer mistakes while keeping my eyes on the screen. If only Edge had better autocorrect when using the Halo keyboard.
    11-12-2016 09:27 PM
  8. valth's Avatar
    I got my yoga book yesterday.
    The device feels really good. Very well made. The thing with the keyboard is personal, some people will like it, for some people it's going to be irrelevant and others will hate it.

    the most important thing that everyone has to remember is that this is a TABLET not a LAPTOP.
    so being that said, the performance it's ok, it could be better (like using an m3 processor instead of an atom) but it's ok.
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    11-14-2016 10:02 AM
  9. HeyCori's Avatar
    I got my yoga book yesterday.
    The device feels really good. Very well made. The thing with the keyboard is personal, some people will like it, for some people it's going to be irrelevant and others will hate it.

    the most important thing that everyone has to remember is that this is a TABLET not a LAPTOP.
    so being that said, the performance it's ok, it could be better (like using an m3 processor instead of an atom) but it's ok.
    I love that it functions more as a tablet than a laptop. I'm not a fan of convertibles because the keyboard is exposed after flipping the screen over. Thankfully, that's not a problem with the Yoga Book. My fingers aren't constantly jamming into keys when it's in tablet mode. I can just use it like a regular tablet. It's a very underrated aspect of this device.
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    11-14-2016 06:37 PM
  10. smnc's Avatar
    So, I'm loving the design, and I'm debating getting one for my teenage daughter to replace her current Acer Switch 10 FHD, but I have a few concerns.
    Storage - 64GB is really light. I have 128GB on my Portege Z20b-t and I'm wishing I'd sprung for the 256GB
    No Wacom digitizer on the screen - I love the Wacom tablet with paper support, but it would have been nice to have it fully supported on the screen to (although Anypen is an reasonable compromise, I guess).
    Ports - I get that the thinness prevents a full-size USB-A, but at least a single USB-C seems reasonable.

    I guess I'll wait until they show up in local stores and do hands on to decide...
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    12-07-2016 03:14 AM
  11. smnc's Avatar
    I love that it functions more as a tablet than a laptop. I'm not a fan of convertibles because the keyboard is exposed after flipping the screen over. Thankfully, that's not a problem with the Yoga Book. My fingers aren't constantly jamming into keys when it's in tablet mode. I can just use it like a regular tablet. It's a very underrated aspect of this device.
    I feel the same way about 360 convertibles. I've always stuck to the "rip and flip" or twist style convertibles. I'm currently rocking a Toshiba Portege Z20t-b.
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    12-07-2016 03:17 AM
  12. HeyCori's Avatar
    Think I'm going to try something wild. I have a fairly decent desktop that I have zero problems with. However, I think it could be fun to see what life would be like if the Yoga Book was my only computer. I don't foresee it being that hard. I have plenty of bluetooth keyboards/mice, and a micro HDMI cord for when more serious work needs to be done. Plus, it would be nice to break from constantly shuffling between a multitude of devices. Eventually I'll have to do something on my desktop that Yoga Book can't do. Perhaps I should measure how long before I break, lol.

    Edit:

    Picture added

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    Last edited by HeyCori; 12-14-2016 at 12:13 AM.
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    12-13-2016 06:39 PM
  13. HeyCori's Avatar
    I was going to post an update about how my experiment is going but I did a write up on Daniel's Yoga Book article and it's just easier to copy and paste what I wrote there.

    ......

    It took some getting used to, but it's really not that bad. You'd definitely want to install either uBlock Origin or Ghostery (I'm seeing faster page loads with Ghostery). But for modest use, I'm getting by just fine. It comes pre-loaded with the Office Mobile apps, and all those are fast to open. You could install full Office. I've done it before on an Atom 3745 with no problems, but there's hardly any reason to since the mobile versions work great.

    I have Photoshop Elements 11 installed as well as Audacity. Elements loads and runs surprisingly well. You'll definitely get bogged down if you're using large images with many layers, or processor heavy affects, but basic editing is still snappy. The biggest problem is Edge. To be clear, it's NOT terrible. I can use 5-6 tabs without issue. But there are also times when I'm using two tabs and Edge starts to struggle (which probably speaks more about Edge than anything else). However, Edge is still the most efficient browser to use on Atom tablets.

    Overall, using the Yoga Book as both a tablet and desktop PC is going remarkably well. Atom CPUs (Cherry Trail) are so low on the totem poll that most people focus on what they can't do, however, they are still capable of a lot.

    ......

    Edit 1/3/17

    Finally broke down and returned to my desktop, partially out of necessity as I just bought Fallout 4 and clearly can't play it on my Yoga Book. I also needed my trusty, old DVD drive more than I thought I would, lol.

    Overall, it was a very positive experience. Using it as a tablet was, of course, fine. Hooking it up to a second monitor was a mixed bag. It does struggle a little to power 2 monitors, or often times just 1 external monitor. But it was a compromise that didn't burden me in day-to-day use. Certain things just took a few seconds longer or didn't look as smooth as when I just used it as a tablet (for example, resizing a window).

    Edge, while generally fine, was the biggest hurdle. Sometimes tabs would crash and switching between tabs was noticeably slower (especially if another tab was currently loading). And even though my mouse has a backwards/forwards, it can't beat gesture support in Vivaldi.

    Still, even in using an external monitor, apps still worked fine. I didn't have much problem using Photoshop Elements, though Audacity was slower than expected. (and I didn't use Audacity for anything other than to test it out).

    In a pinch, I could handle using my Yoga Book as my "desktop." But an actual desktop is still a far superior option.
    Last edited by HeyCori; 01-03-2017 at 01:06 PM.
    12-19-2016 11:52 PM
  14. donkiluminate's Avatar
    Man, I love the idea of this and ditching my full size laptop but I have a hard time getting past the storage, ports, and processor. I think I could live with the processor but definitely the storage and ports are an issue for me.
    01-03-2017 12:02 PM
  15. HeyCori's Avatar
    Man, I love the idea of this and ditching my full size laptop but I have a hard time getting past the storage, ports, and processor. I think I could live with the processor but definitely the storage and ports are an issue for me.
    For additional ports you would need a Micro USB OTG cable. I have several from a previous tablet. You can buy them individually or buy a OTG hub. For memory I have a 128GB SD card (the max supported). You can install apps on there as well. Since I mostly use it as my tablet, I typically don't need the OTG cable or SD card in day-to-day use.
    01-03-2017 12:37 PM
  16. HeyCori's Avatar
    Decent comparison between the Android and Windows version. Plenty of videos too.

    Lenovo Yoga Book Review/Comparison - Arthur H Walker
    01-03-2017 05:56 PM
  17. Sasi Menon's Avatar
    Hi everyone! I am Sasi Menon and I recently got a Yoga Book and have been thoroughly enjoying it. I live in india and they have only launched the Windows version here, which is what I wanted anyway. I am an industrial designer and architect by profession and therefore this device, which can help me sketch, trace, model and present my ideas in a seamless manner. Though I am still working out some of the apps and their compatibility for various functions that I may need to perform, I have managed to get a hang of all the functions. I am even running my 3D modeling software (Rhinoceros 3D), which is a full suite desktop application and it is running without any problem indeed. The atom processor may not be very fast, but I guess if one judiciously manages the memory, it can do all the tasks quite well. For heavier applications like AutoCAD, I am simply using the AutoCAD 360 app, which has some of the functionality that I usually use (the real work is anyway done by my assistants on their desktops / laptops).
    In the whole, a great multitasking machine that suits creative professionals like me. The halo keyboard takes a bit of getting used to. As far as the notepad is concerned, I have improvised with normal A4 paper cut to the original pad size, punched the two holes and mounted this onto the original magnetic pad. Works like a charm! This is mostly because Lenovo India has not started stocking the replacement pads. Since my 3D modeling software requires the use of a mouse, I have invested in a Lenovo N700 bluetooth mouse, which also doubles up as a laser pointer during presentations. It packs flat too, avoiding that "bump" in your bag that a conventional mouse makes. Great product; hope it lasts long too!
    01-09-2017 04:14 AM
  18. HeyCori's Avatar
    Turned off key vibration. I actually quite like it. Besides being quieter, typing seems less annoying.
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    02-04-2017 05:59 PM
  19. blueydroid's Avatar
    I had my eye on this for a while. Saw it in the mall the other day.. it was a mess full of finger prints. Yikes!
    02-05-2017 10:57 PM
  20. MegeByte1's Avatar
    Very cool keyboard, That is solid innovation. I aam not saying it's market changing, but a solid move forward.
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    02-16-2017 01:38 AM
  21. HeyCori's Avatar
    Gasp! The Windows version is no longer available via Lenovo's website. The Android version is still there.
    09-17-2017 09:55 PM
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