Lenovo has unveiled a new tablet with a somewhat unique design, that promises to offer 18 hours of battery life to its customers and the option of either an 8-inch or a 10-inch screen. The design is one that has definitely caught the attention of anyone who has come across it, due to its cylindrical base that is the secret to the impressive battery power. The tablets are priced at a much affordable price. The 8 inch model at $249 and the 10-inch model at $299 and this definitely has an effect on the overall specs making the tablet rather Mid-range.
The specs include 1280 x 800 IPS displays (8- and 10-inch, respectively), 1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek MT8125 processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, micro SD, 5-megapixel camera, 1.6-megapixel front-facing camera and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean under the hood. The 16 GB of internal storage can be boosted by a microSD card slot which supports cards up to 64GB and a micro SIM slot is also present for 3G.
We cannot talk about the specs without mentioning the battery life that makes the Lenovo Yoga a real stand out. The breath-taking 18 hour battery life is all thanks to the 6,000 mAh battery in the 8″ model and a 9,000 mAh battery in the 10″ model. Well there is no major difference in the hardware specs between the two models apart from the screen size and weight. The 8-inch version weighs 0.88 pounds, while the 10-inch clocks in at 1.34 pounds.
Then again, why the name Lenovo Yoga? The Yoga Tablet lives up to its namesake by including three modes of operation. It is from these modes that the tablet handling mimic some positions during a yoga session,
Hold Mode: Makes it easier to handle the device when reading, making the device more akin to holding a magazine or a book.
Stand Mode: By rotating the cylindrical portion of the tablet’s body, a stand pops out that provides an adjustable viewing angle from 110 degrees to 135 degrees. This mode is beneficial when watching movies or interacting with the tablet on a hard surface.
Tilt Mode: In this mode, the Yoga Tablet can be placed on a desk to allow for easier typing, internet surfing, and playing games.
For the keyboard lovers, the tablet will also come along with a $69 wireless keyboard for the 10 inch model and will be available in all stores beginning October 30th from BestBuy, Amazon, Newegg and Fry’s.