Lenovo’s affordable Yoga A12 hybrid has a touchscreen keyboard

Lenovo Yoga A12

Lenovo’s Yoga Book made waves when it came out last year, surprising everyone with its digital Halo keyboard that eschewed standard physical ones. The company’s now pushed the tablet’s most unique component to another slate dubbed the Yoga A12.

The Yoga A12 strikes a different path for itself since it belongs to the affordable category rather than the premium one the Yoga Book inhabited. It’s been slapped with a $299 (roughly Rs 20100) price tag, effectively bringing the unique Halo keyboard to a new segment of consumers.

Lenovo’s tablet-laptop mashup is meant specifically for Android lovers looking for a device that blends the mobility of smartphones with the productivity features of a PC. Portability is key, with Lenovo touting the offering’s 5.4mm thickness and less than 1kg weight. Like other members of its lineup, it’s 360-degree hinge can be twisted into 4 different modes.

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As for specs, the Yoga A12 boasts of a 12.2-inch HD display, magnesium and aluminum construction, 13 hour battery life, and Dolby Atmos-enhanced sound from two speakers. An Intel Atom x5 processor powers its operations, supported in its endeavors by 2GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM. The convertible’s Android OS has a layer of the brand’s hybrid UI over it.

The Halo keyboard is the star of the show here, setting the 2-in-1 apart from others. The company claims the artificial learning software powering the touchscreen intelligently learns a user’s typing habits for greater accuracy and built-in prediction. In the absence of a physical feel, the device provides haptic feedback to make up for that missing factor.

The Lenovo Yoga A12 will be available in Gunmetal Grey and Rose Gold colors. It’ll hit the brand’s site on February 8 starting from $299.