Peter1999 profile picture Peter1999 9 months ago 12
Car Art

Yoga Book - Ultimate drawing machine?

Yoga Book - Ultimate drawing machine? - Car Art

I bought a Lenovo Yoga Book two weeks ago and I would like to share my experience with this extraordinary laptop/tablet.
When I went to university my time for drawing went rapidly down. And travelling with my 17inch powerfull laptop and 48pieces of pencils is not fun either. So I was looking for small windows convertible laptop, which I can carry with me everywhere. Then I found Yoga Book.

Yoga Book - Ultimate drawing machine? - Car Art

Those who heard about this laptop know that there is not usual keyboard but wacom creative pad with halo keyboard. And thats where the fun begins. You can draw with pressure sensitivity, with thousand of colors and different tools, anywhere you go.

Yoga Book - Ultimate drawing machine? - Car Art

How accurate it is? Well, at the beggining I had a problem to feel the pressure on the pen. I started sketching over paper blocks and later switched to stylus, and started to use ArtRage drawing software. After a week I draw as good as on paper.

Yoga Book - Ultimate drawing machine? - Car Art

You can also draw directly on touch screen but WITHOUT PRESSURE SENSITIVITY. Thats really relevant information. I like to draw directly to my project pre-renders, which can be done directly on screen, but if I want to shadow something I need to do it on creative pad.

Yoga Book - Ultimate drawing machine? - Car Art

After two weeks I must say, this is the best everyday laptop which I had in my hands. Overall, performance of Atom is enough for this tipe of device, screen and dolby sound system is great for watching films, windows let you synchronize everything with your work computer, 11 hours on battery is just perfect. And best of all - creative pad and that awesome futuristic look. Amazing.

BUT, there is always but, there are cons. This laptop is from 2016, so DDR3 ram, only 64GB internal storage and 128GB SD card. Two years in computer developement is a huge difference. This is not such a big problem, but lack of pressure sensitivity on screen should be, when cheaper devices has it.

My conclusion? Yoga book is undoubtedly a device that does not have a competitor, there is not anything even similar on the market. This was the best buy for me.
Anybody else must consider, what he expects from his computer.