Lenovo Yoga Tablet Stands True to its Name; Comes in 10-inch and 8-inch Versions

October 31, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The slate market is overcrowded and we have come to a stage where we get to see innovations ruling the arena.

Manufacturers are vying with each other to bring out uniquely designed devices that can score high in customer minds.

Even as we sit in awe looking at the unconventional designs, Lenovo has brought in  the Yoga factor to its new tablets. Interesting is the fact that the tablets have been given the Yoga name by the company.

With many a device now flooding the market, including the Windows 8.1-based tablets and also the second generation Surface 2  and Surface Pro 2 slates, Lenovo might look for a unique positioning. And may be, the company is looking to score with the form factor and the props that come with the new slates.

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The new Yoga tablet will stand out in the crowd with its three unique modes of operation , for sure. You will find it easier to hold while you use the slate to read. You could even think you are holding a magazine and not a tablet, such is the comfort it gives to your palm and fingers.

What you would be surprised is that the cylindrical part of the form factor hides within itself a stand. This cute stand makes itself visible and gets ready for action once you simply rotate the cylindrical portion.

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By deploying the stand, you will be able to place it on any surface so as to provide an adjustable viewing angle from 110 degrees to 135 degrees.  This also means that you can use the Yoga tablet for chats or to view movies.

The third mode is the tilt mode, where you can place the Yoga on a desk and go about typing, playing games or net surfing.

Lenovo has shown off the device in two different variants – one a 10-inch model and the other an 8-incher. But then what could be a negative is that the tablet offers only a 1280 x 800 display. Further, the OS version is Android 4.2.2, which comes a tad behind the latest from Google.

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Other features include a 1.2GHz Cortex-A7-derived quad-core chipset and 1GB of RAM. Storage options come in the form of 16GB  and 32GB  plus a  microSD slot in case you need more.

The Lenovo Yoga also has a 5 megapixel rear camera and a front-facing camera. 3G connectivity comes optional. The battery set thrown in promises 18 hours of life. You can start shopping for the device in a while. Keep $249 handy for the 8-inch model, while the 10 inch version comes for $299.

If you are someone who is going for the Yoga, do not hesitate to tell us why you would look to buy one for yourself.

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