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Lenovo’s new Yoga A12 is an Android tablet/laptop for both entertainment and productivity

cjmagowan  —  2 years ago ( Feb 06, 2017 )    |    Computing, Mobile

Looking for a tablet could be both frustrating and daunting when you’re on a tight budget and most often you’ll end up with something less or perhaps getting an overpriced device. Lenovo on the other hand might have the a simple solution to that problem with its latest Yoga A12 notebook.

Looking somewhat similar to Lenovo’s Yoga BOOK, the Yoga A12 is a convertible laptop/tablet hybrid but breathe life outside of Windows, because (if you’ve noticed it) this laptop runs purely on Android, not the one you’d expect from a fully featured laptop. It also sport that flat capacitive-touch keyboard called the Halo Keyboard which helped cut its thickness but sacrifices user experience for first time users as it would take a little while for getting used to it, and with Windows gone from the scene, so does the pen input support from the Yoga Book.

It’s got a larger 12.2-inch touch-screen display that can also be folded all the way for its tablet mode. Under the sightful side of things is what drives this hybrid to its full capacity. The Yoga A12 is powered by an Intel Atom X5 chip and comes with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage and promises 13 hours of battery life. So basically, this doesn’t replace your laptop as the Yoga A12 is meant largely for entertainment and occasional productivity in mind, but working with the possibilities of Android and its ecosystem presents a viable future for tomorrow’s mobile computing.

Lenovo will be launching the Yoga A12 on February 8 and will have a suggested retail price of $299 for the base model, something that’s pretty affordable enough for a large tablet such as this and its fully functional keyboard on the other side would make a lot of sense and value for its price.