$299 Lenovo Yoga A12 Is a Flexible Beauty Michael Kwan February 6, 2017 News At first glance, the Lenovo Yoga A12 certainly looks like it’d be an expensive piece of kit. It’s all thin and svelte and flashy. But there are at least a couple of things that will immediately surprise you about this new 12.2-inch tablet. First, it’s only $299. Second, it’s powered by Android. Perhaps the latter explains the former. While it may have once been the case that you had to choose between having a laptop or a tablet, the lines between the two product categories are certainly blurring. We’re seeing a great number of 2-in-1 Windows machines with screens that flip around, as well as tablets like the iPad Pro that aim to provide a higher level of productive functionality. The Lenovo Yoga A12 fits squarely in this in-between world too. Largely based on the Yoga Book, which is almost double the price, the Yoga A12 is a cheaper alternative that loses pen input and the option to run Windows 10, but you get a machine that’s only 0.21-inches thick at its thinnest point. And just like all these other convertibles these days, it’ll also function in a variety of flexible “modes” depending on what you want to do. Part of this is enabled via the touch-sensitive keyboard. There are no physical keys, so it may take a little getting used to, but it also means that your keyboard doesn’t have to hog up precious on-screen space. And it just looks freakin’ gorgeous too. While it might feel a little odd that Lenovo opted for Android instead of Chrome OS, maybe some people just prefer Android, even on a much larger 12.2-inch screen. The rest of the specs include a 13-hour battery, an Atom x5 processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. Look for the $299 Yoga A12 to ship starting this Wednesday. Share This With The World!