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The new E Ink Lenovo Yoga Book makes a mark

See the reimagined dual-screen Yoga Book in action.

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Dan Ackerman
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For the second-gen Yoga Book, Lenovo is replacing that bottom LCD display with an E Ink screen. 

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You lose the ability to use the bottom screen as a secondary or extended Windows display, but the keyboard now has a clever virtual touch pad that will pop up only when needed. 

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It includes a Wacom active pen with a magnetic attachment to the body.

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In my hands-on time with a prototype of the new Yoga Book, I thought the keyboard was more responsive and easier to use than the original version, but super fast typists may still find it has trouble keeping up. 

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The haptic response was decent, but it's not the same as having per-key feedback. 

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It also adds a knock-to-open feature, because tiny laptops sometimes need two hands to open. 

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You can use the E Ink display as a reader, but for now it only supports PDF files, not proprietary formats like Amazon's Kindle ebooks.

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The new Yoga Book C930 will be offered in both Intel Core m5 and Core i5 versions, starting in October for $999 and up.

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