Lenovo, famous of reinventing the laptop and bringing flexible displays to a variety of different notebooks, is now focusing on the tablet industry.
It has recently unveiled its new Yoga Tablet 8 and 10 which seems to be inspired by the design of a book or magazine, with a round bulge along one edge for the perfect grip.
The design is not entirely new and looks quite similar to the Apple Wireless keyboard, but the extra space allows Lenovo to add extra battery life to the device. Lenovo claims that both its tablets will last at least 16 to 18 hours with a single charge which could be a very strong factor in the tablet market.
Both the Yoga Tablet 10 and 8 have a solid built, a slim body with a slightly textured back and a cylindrical battery.
Both the tablets include a kickstand, although a little hard to open but holds steady at any angle, unlike Microsoft’s Surface Pro 2. The tablets have 2 front facing speakers as well with impressive audio quality which make watching media a pleasure.
Both tablets have a MT8125 SoC, a chip usually seen in budget tablets. The tablets run the Android 4.2.2 JellyBean OS and have a modest quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex A7 with 1 GB RAM.
The RAM could be a little low compared to other tablets in the market which run Android. Surprisingly, the OS feels fast and responsive to use. Disappointingly, both the laptops have low screen resolution – 1280 x 800, although colors and viewing angle are impressive.
Although the tablets have impressively long battery life, the protruding bump of the battery makes it a little difficult to carry. The 8-inch Yoga Tablet is priced at $249 and the 10-inch tablet is priced at $299.