Last year Lenovo surprised us with the launch of world’s thinnest hybrid laptop with Halo Keyboard in India. The laptop was based on Windows as well Android operating system, however, the latest offering Lenovo Yoga A12 tablet is based on Android OS only at a much cheaper price compared to its predecessor. At the same time resembling most of the design elements of the hybrid laptop, yet the latest is a tablet. Lenovo described the tablet to be “an affordable Android tablet made for all-day productivity”. The tablet will be available on Lenovo’s website in United States starting at a price tag of $299 (nearly Rs 20,089).
The latest Lenovo Yoga A12 tablet is based on Android OS with the futuristic “Halo Keyboard” that can only be used as a keyboard this time. While the Yoga Book had a stylus to write directly to make notes, there is no such writing surface feature available on the Yoga A12. However, the keyboard does not have any physical keys and gives a hepatic feedback on touch.
Talking and comparing the specifications of original Yoga Book and Yoga A12 tablet. The latest Yoga A12 tablet features a 12.2-inch display which is nearly 2-inch bigger than the original Yoga Book. The display offers a resolution of 720×1280 pixels compared to the Full HD (1080×1920) resolution on Yoga Book. The tablet is powered by an Intel Atom X5 processor with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Yoga Book had 4GB RAM with 64GB of internal storage. The battery life of the Yoga A12 is upto 13 hours in contrast to a up-to 15.5 hours battery life on Yoga Book.
What’s interesting about the tablet is its multi window mode for multitasking, that allows you to multi task in 3 adjacent windows. The 360-degree hinge allows the machine to convert into a tablet-mode. Lenovo Yoga A12 is based out of Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS with no mention about the update to Android 7.0 Nougat.