Lenovo released their new Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 and Yoga Tablet 8 today.
The release came just a few hours after yesterdays #betterway launch.
These Android tablets begins at $249: http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Yoga-10-Inch-16-Tablet
Whether you consider these two flexible tablets good value or not depends on what you’re looking for.
Their most obvious features are the battery pack kickstand which provides up to 18 hours of battery life as well as better grip, and the almost iOS-like skin they put on top of the Android 4.2 interface.
The specs for both Yoga Tablet 10 and Yoga Tablet 8 are very similar. What sets them apart is the difference between an 8-inch display and a 10.1-inch display.
The bottom cylindre provides hold and a kickstand with flexible tilt angles, and on the inside it holds a battery that can power these tablets up to 18 hours. Lenovo even made it possible to charge other devices from the Yoga Tablet through USB.
How about that?
The Wi-Fi models are powered by a quad-core MediaTek 1.2GHz MT8125 processor, while the 3G models are powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT8389 processor. Storage options are between 16GB or 32GB in addition to microSD expansion up to 32GB. The MT8125 has proven quite popular on some tablets, like the 7.9-inch Acer A1 (at only $179). The Yoga Tablets have 1GB of RAM.
Both tablets run Android 4.2 but the skin Lenovo has put on it makes it resemble iOS quite a lot.
The display has a 1280×800 resolution, which helps preserve battery. And it also features a 1.6MP front camera and a 5MP rear camera to shoot pictures and video with. The stereo front speakers feature Dolby DS1 technology.
Lenovo will also sell an optional Bluetooth keyboard/cover for the Yoga Tablet 10.
There’s also going to be a dongle called WD100, that enables wireless streaming of video content from the tablet to the TV.
The weight for the Yoga Tablet 10 is 1.35 lbs or 612 gram, and 0.88 lbs or 399 gram for the Yoga Tablet 8.
Both tablets were launched on October 29th and gets released today on October 30th. A Full HD Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ will be released next autumn.
The price for Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 is $299 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model, while the entry price for the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 is $249. The keyboard/cover will cost $69.
See all the details: http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Yoga-10-Inch-16-Tablet
– Jim Miller