Lenovo Introduces the Yoga A12, The Younger Sibling Of The Yoga Bookby Ryan Dsouza February 7, 2017
It’s the era of the convertibles and this time it is Lenovo back again with something truly innovative yet budget-friendly. The Chinese tech giant has introduced the Yoga A12, a convertible tablet which is a low-end variant of the Yoga Book.
Presently available in Rose Gold and Gunmetal Grey, the Yoga A12 will come with a price tag of $299, which is approximately Rs. 20,000. But, at a price that low, will it be capable of offering the desired performance? Let’s have a look at the specs and find out.
12.20-inch HD display
Intel Atom X5 Processor
Android Operating System
32GB of storage capacity
Of course, the features may not seem to be very powerful for a convertible tablet but are surely decent enough for the price of a mid-range smartphone. Interestingly, at 12.20-inch, Lenovo decided to include a slightly larger display than the one seen on the Yoga Book.
Unlike the Yoga Book that has a Windows and the Android version, the Yoga A12 will only be available with the Android OS. So, if you’ve been using a Windows PC or a Mac, getting around the user-interface may seem a bit of a hassle at first. However, the tablet will include a modified version of ‘Multitasking Hybrid UI’, which will further enhance the usability of Android.
Few may not like the fact that the Yoga A12 is powered by the Intel Atom X5 processor, which is expected to be discontinued soon. However, according to Lenovo, the tablet was already in progress, when Intel made the announcement about phasing out Atom X5. Some reports state that Lenovo may plan to upgrade to Apollo Lake chips in its next offering.
Teaming up with the processor is a 2GB RAM. 32 GB of internal storage capacity may seem too less if you wish to dump all your favourite movies onto your tablet. But, for basic browsing and running low-intensity applications, the Yoga A12 would be a perfect pick. And lastly, you have a battery that lets you go on for 15.5 hours, which is pretty amazing.
What makes the Yoga A12 look stylish is the highly innovative ‘Halo’ keyboard found in the Yoga Book as well. However, it doesn’t include the stylus, like the one available with the Yoga Book.
So, Should You Get It?
Well, it all depends on your personal preferences. If activities like graphic editing and playing high-intensity games are your top priorities, you may want to look the other way. With a low-end processor onboard and less storage capacity, the Yoga A12 won’t be a good choice for heavy-duty activities. In fact, it’s a budget tablet that’s meant to offer you the most user-friendly experience. If you are a Lenovo fan, you must always compare the Lenovo Tab price list before making a purchase.
If budget is a constraint, and you don’t intend to spend more than 20K on a gizmo, the Yoga A12 turns out to be a good choice.