Lenovo’s new Yoga Book will be a sleek folding laptop with stunning secrets inside.
Opening up the device reveals a big surprise: It has no hard keyboard. The keyboard area instead has a versatile touch panel that turns into a smartphone-like virtual keyboard, a draw pad, or a digital notepad.
The new touch input panel, which has a back-lit virtual keyboard, is a big deal for Lenovo. It will be featured in a new line of 2-and-1s and laptops and is Lenovo’s ambitious attempt to break a decades-old habit of using one-dimensional hard keyboards.
The Yoga Book will be the company’s first product with a touch panel replacing a hard keyboard to type, draw, or take notes. Its price will start at US$499, and come with Windows or Android. Lenovo hasn’t provided a shipment date for the device.