Amid weeks of hype, and with help from Ashton Kutcher, Lenovo has announced their new Yoga Tablet, aka a #BetterWay.
Those who are familiar with the Lenovo Yoga Ultraportable line will see some similarities. The Yoga Tablet employs a similar convertible design. You can use it in Stand mode, as shown above. You can use it in Tilt Mode, either nearly flat, or resting on its kickstand. And lastly, there is Hold Mode, using the rounded battery case as a handle and making the device feel lighter and easier to hold.
The Yoga Tablet runs Android Jelly Bean 4.2 on an ARM MTK Quad Core, 1.2GHz processor. It’s got dual front speakers and front 1.6 megapixel) and rear (5 megapixel) cameras. But if you’ve been following me for awhile, you may know that my most important feature is the battery life. What good is a device that can’t get you through your day? Lenovo claims a whopping 18 hours of battery life (6000mAh and 9000mAh depending on the screen size), so even if you don’t come close, you know you’re going to be happy with what you do get because it’s going to be a lot. And you can even charge other mobile devices FROM. YOUR. TABLET.
The Yoga Tablet, which is officially available in the US on October 30, comes in an 8” and 10” sizes. They will retail for $249 and $299, respectively, so you won’t even be breaking your bank to get one. The tablet comes with 16GB storage standard, which is expandable to 64GB with a micro SD card.
I haven’t gotten my hands on one, yet, so I can’t provide a full review, but I am pretty excited about what I see. Plus, the brushed silver polycarbonate/aluminum cover looks pretty swanky. When all of the specs are said and done, a tablet might as well look good, right?
Disclosure: I am part of a compensated Lenovo Moms campaign through Techlicious. There was no promise of a positive review and the opinions are my own.