When it comes to good tablets, a typical run time on a single charge is about 10 hours. If that’s the case, how does a 18-hour battery life on a tablet sound? And that’s on a tablet capable of 3G connectivity, as well as calls and text.
Lenovo recently launched their Yoga tablet, an Android tablet that not only has an exceptional battery life but also can be transformed to suit whatever purpose you want it for.
The Lenovo Yoga tablet comes in an 8-inch and a 10-inch version, both running on Android Jelly Bean with provision to run KitKat in the future. Its unique proposition compared to all tablets out there is the tube on one end that not only provides a high-capacity battery typically found in laptops but also acts as a stand, a grip, and a wedge.
Before we delve into the specs, let me show you what the Lenovo Yoga tablet and its unusual design do.
The battery cylinder on one end allows you to grip the tablet much better while carrying or using in portrait mode when you’re reading a book or surfing the internet.
When placed on a surface, the battery tube will elevate the tablet at a comfortable angle so it would be more natural for you to view the screen or type on it.
Finally, twisting the battery tube will turn it into a stand so you can comfortably place it on a table to watch your movies or for doing video chats. In this stand mode, you can also use your favorite Bluetooth keyboard so you can easily be more productive with it without relying on a case or a separate stand.
Both the Lenovo Yoga 8 and 10 have a high-definition 1280 x 800 display, runs on MT8389 1.2GHz quad-core processor with 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage plus microSD support for up to 64GB. Both models have a 5-megapixel rear camera located on the lower right end corner and a 1.6-megapixel HD camera at the front. The 8-inch weighs just 0.88 lbs. while the 10-inch model is at 1.35 lbs.
The Lenovo Yoga 8 supports 3G, calls and text, while the Yoga 10 can only doesn’t have phone capabilities. It’s also important to note that both models support USB OTG so have fun with your flash drives and external storage with it.
You should start seeing these tablets in stores by now with an SRP of Php14,999 for the Yoga Tablet 8 and Php16,999 for the Yoga Tablet 10. They are available in black and silver colors.
|Lenovo Yoga Tablet Specs:|
|MT8389 Quad Core 1.2GHz processor|
|8″ HD display (1280×800) with multitouch & 178° wide viewing angle
10.1″ HD display (1280×800) with multitouch & 178° wide viewing angle
|Android 4.2 Jelly Bean|
|1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, microSD up to 64GB|
|5-megapixel rear camera|
|1.6-megapixel HD front camera|
|3G, call and text function (Yoga Tablet 8 only)|
|WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB OTG|
|Dual front-facing speakers|
|Dolby Digital Plus DS1|
|Yoga Tablet 8: Up to 18 hrs of WiFi web browsing, Li-Ion, 6000 mAh
Yoga Tablet 10: Up to 18 hrs of WiFi web browsing, Li-Ion, 9000 mAh
|Yoga Tablet 8: 8.4 in x 5.7 in x (0.1-0.3) in
Yoga Tablet 10: 10.3 in x 7.1 in x (0.1-0.3) in
|Yoga Tablet 8: 0.88 lbs
Yoga Tablet 10: 1.33 lbs
|SRP: Php14,999 (Yoga Tablet 8) | Php16,999 (Yoga Tablet 10)|