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Lenovo gives sneak peek of dual-screen Yoga Book 2 (and Yoga Book 3)

One was shown and the other hinted at during Intel's Computex 2018 press conference.

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In 2016, Lenovo tried something different with the Yoga Book. A flexible two-in-one laptop, it set itself apart thanks to its keyboard -- or lack thereof. Its keyboard was entirely digital, and using it was kind of like using a larger version of the iPad's onscreen keys.

At Intel's Computex 2018 press conference, we got a brief sneak peek at the second generation Yoga Book. What do we know about it? Other than it being labelled as a dual-display device, rather than a dual-touch panel device like its predecessor, not much. However, a prototype was flashed on stage, and it was announced the real thing will hit store shelves by the end of the year. 

It came hours after Asus , at its own press conference, showed its Project Precog prototype: A dual-screen, AI-powered laptop that looks completely insane.

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But while Asus' laptop is trying to leap into the future, Lenovo's first-gen Yoga Book was primarily a means to slim down its design. And boy, was it ever thin and light. This apparently being a dual-screen laptop sounds promising -- or interesting, at the very least. 

Lenovo also made some enigmatic hints at a third generation of the device, coming in 2019. It's a bold move to promote next year's model when this year's one hasn't even been truly unveiled, but hey, honesty is the best policy.

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The main star of the Intel show, as usual, were the Core line of processors. Intel is adding to its eighth-gen processor family, with two new products, the Whiskey Lake U series and Amber Lake Y series. The U series is for slim, portable mainstream to high-end laptops , while the Y series, formerly known as the Core M, is for the thinnest laptops and tablets, especially those designed to run fanless.

Also briefly discussed, the higher-end, higher-powered X-series and S-series desktop processors will get eigth-gen updates by the end of 2018.

Read more about the company's announcements here.

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