Lenovo was one of the first company to launch a hybrid laptop with various modes aptly named as Yoga. Now the manufacturer has applied same kind of thinking to its tablets resulting in Yoga tablets with support for several modes. The two tablets are called Yoga 8 and Yoga 10 depending upon their display size.
The tablets are able to offer multiple modes because of the cylinder at one side. It provides better handling in the hold mode enabling users to handle the tablet comfortably by one hand just like a magazine. It also serves as a stand after rotation of 90 degrees for stand mode. The viewing angles can also be changed between 110° and 135°. Lastly, it has a tilt mode which allows users to lay down the tablets on a surface and makes it useful for playing games or typing or web browsing. The tablet comes with an auto-detection software which can bring frequently used apps based on the mode the tablet is being used.
The cylinder offers another purpose, i.e. packing in powerful battery and thus delivering impressive battery life of up to 18 hours. The devices can also share their battery charge with other devices through USB on the go feature.
The 10 inch model also comes with an optional Bluetooth keyboard cum protective cover.
Both of the devices offer same specifications, apart from the difference is screen size-
- 8 inch and 10 inch display with resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels
- 1.2 GHz quad-core processor
- 1 GB RAM
- 16/ 32 GB internal memory expandable up to 64 GB via microSD card
- 5 MP primary camera
- Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and optional 3G model
- 6000 mAh battery in Yoga 8 and 9000 mAh battery in Yoga 10
- Android 4.2 JellyBean OS
The devices are priced very competitively at $249 for Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 and $299 for Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10. The Bluetooth keyboard will cost $69. The tablets are available for buying in USA, with roll out to other countries starting soon.
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