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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 leads CNET's coverage of computers and gaming hardware. A New York native and former radio DJ, he's also a regular TV talking head and the author of "The Tetris Effect" (Hachette/PublicAffairs), a non-fiction gaming and business history book that has earned rave reviews from the New York Times, Fortune, LA Review of Books, and many other publications. "Upends the standard Silicon Valley, Steve Jobs/Mark Zuckerberg technology-creation myth... the story shines." -- The New York Times
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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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