While we don’t expect to see the upcoming Lenovo Yoga Book running Chrome OS until later in the year, we may have a clue what that device will look like.
In an article by Android Headlines, we’ve been shown a device that is up for pre-order on Amazon right now. It is a 12.2″ version of the existing Yoga Book running Android. The price is interesting along with the build, but we’ll get to that in a second.
Why This Could Be Similar
Going all the way back to September, we’ve been tracking ‘Pbody’, a device we are now sure is the Lenovo Yoga Book with Chrome OS. In that link you’ll see we weren’t so sure at the time.
We’ve been waiting for a Yoga Book to show up in a 12″ variety, knowing from previous intel that the Chrome OS version was going to be 12″. So, you can imagine how our gears started turning when we saw this device break cover.
Sure, it is running a modified Android OS, but that doesn’t mean this isn’t basically the same shell that is being used to test Chrome OS.
Granted, we do know that the Chrome OS version will be of the Skylake variety, so the board in this model we are looking at today won’t be the same as the Chrome OS version. We don’t have a ton of specifics on the Chrome OS variant other than processor, so the rest is up in the air.
Take, for instance, the screen resolution on this Android version. It is 1280×800. Let’s hope that gets a bump for the Chrome OS version.
Interestingly, this new device is priced at $299 on Amazon. That is $150 less than the 10″ version with what looks like the same internal specs. This leads us to believe that the materials in use here are not as premium as the 10″ model already available.
The device still looks great and is very thin and light, coming in at just 2.2 lbs. Undoubtedly, adding a Skylake processor bumps up the overall price by at least $100. However, that means that something similar to this device with Chrome OS could be coming with a sub-$500 price tag and all the fun goodies that only the Yoga Book offers currently.
Only time will tell, I suppose. For now, take a look at the gallery below and, if you are so inclined, pre-order one of the Android versions and test it out for yourself!