Lenovo have several Android tablets on the market at the moment and we recently looked at the IdeaTab A3000.
A couple of weeks ago Lenovo announced two new Android tablets to join their lineup, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 and Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10. The two tablets are identical aside from the size with 8 and 10-inch displays respectively. Ours will be a Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 review.
These new Yoga tablets are a little different to the normal slab-style device that everyone else is bringing out at the moment and clearly some thought has gone in to the design. The most striking thing about them is the large bulge on the bottom of an otherwise slim form tablet. That bulge houses a large 9000mAh battery and also neatly hides a kick-stand that allows the tablet to either stand virtually upright or, if you lay it down, angle the screen towards the user at a convenient desk-viewing angle.
Both the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 and Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 have a premium aluminium construction that makes then feel far more sturdy than many of the all-plastic alternatives out there and Lenovo have managed to achieve this without the tablet looking or feeling too industrial.
Check out the unboxing video below to see the design and that unique stand in a little more detail.
Her’s just a short Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 review for now. I wanted to get my initial impressions up alongside the video before I go in to a lot more detail later.
Lenovo say that the Yoga 10 is capable of up to 18 hours of web browsing on just one charge. While I’m not about to sit here and browse the web for 18 hours straight, I can tell you that the battery life seems to be really very good. Out of the box the Yoga had around 40% charge and I’ve been using it all day for the video and putting the review together and it’s still going strong.
Another good thing with the Yoga 10 is that there’s a pair of speakers for stereo audio playback. The speakers are sensibly placed to face forward when you are in landscape mode, ideal for watching video. The speakers may not be that large and certainly there’s not much low-end but in terms of sheer volume it does rather well. There’s also Dolby Digital Plus built in to help the audio along a bit.
Screen-wise the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 is OK. It’s not going to win any prizes but there are worse screens out there. 1280 x 800 pixels isn’t exactly watch you’d call dense these days but that said it’s a bright IPS display that’s pretty clear.
My final word for now is going to be on performance. Once again the 1.2GHz quad-core A7 chip isn’t exactly going to break any speed records but as you may be able to gather from the benchmark in the video, the Yoga 10 doesn’t disgrace itself either. In real-world use it’s fairly responsive and for the tasks I’d be performing regularly, such as web browsing, Hangouts and the like it does just fine and in terms of the few games I play on Android, it runs those without a hitch.
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 review image gallery
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 review specification:
- 2G Network: GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 3G Network: HSDPA 900 / 2100
- Dimensions: 261 x 180 x 8.1 mm (10.28 x 7.09 x 0.32 in)
- Weight: 605 g (Wi-Fi) / 610 g (3G) (1.34 lb)
- Built-in 3-stage kickstand
- Display: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours, 1280 x 800 pixels, 10.1 inches (~149 ppi pixel density)
- Sound Alert types Vibration, Polyphonic, MP3 ringtones
- Built-in stereo speakers
- 3.5mm jack
- Dolby Digital Plus sound enhancement
- Memory Card slot microSD, up to 64 GB
- Internal 16/32 GB
- 1 GB RAM
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth v4.0
- microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go
- Primary Camera: 5 MP, 2592х1936 pixels
- Secondary Camera: 1.6 MP
- OS: Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
- CPU: Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
- GPS with A-GPS support
- Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 9000 mAh battery