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Lenovo Yoga Android Tablet Review

By David Ramsey

Manufacturer: Lenovo
Product Name: Yoga Tablet 8 / Yoga Tablet 10
Model Number: 60043 (8″), 60046 (10″)
UPC: 887942751616 EAN: 0887942751616 (8″)
UPC: 887942754013 EAN: 0887942754013 (10″)
Price As Tested: $299.99 Yoga Tablet 10 (Newegg / Amazon)

Full Disclosure: Lenovo provided the product samples used in this article. But we had to send them back after the review process.

When you think of “yoga”, you probably envision people twisting themselves into different positions. Like the experienced yoga practitioner, Lenovo’s new Yoga tablets have the ability to assume different forms depending on what you’re doing with them.

The Android-based tablet market is exploding, with new entries almost every day. We’re even seeing what once were dedicated e-readers, like the Nook and Kindle, re-marketed as general purpose tablets. Lenovo’s been in this market for a while, and thus it’s no surprise to see them introduce another entry, the Lenovo Yoga tablet computers.

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A tablet computer, by definition, must be a flat “slate” form factor. Or must it? Lenovo sent us both the 8″ and 10″ screen versions of their new Yoga tablets, so let’s see what they’ve got and how they compare to the rest of the tablet market.

Features & Specifications

Yoga Tablet 8 Yoga Tablet 10
CPU  MTK Quad Core, 1.2GHz 8125 (WiFi)
Screen  8″ HD (1280×800) IPS 10″ HD (1280×800) IPS
Size & Weight  0.88 lbs, 213 x 144 x (3.0-7.3) mm 1.33 lbs, 261 x 180 x (3.0-8.1) mm
Cameras  5.0M Auto Focus rear camera, 1.6M front camera
Storage  16GB eMMC storage, expandable to 64GB with MicroSD
Memory 1GB LP DDR2
Battery Li-io polymer, 6000mAh  Li-ion polymer, 9000mAh
Operating System Jelly Bean Android 4.2
Ports  Micro USB (OTG), 3.5mm audio jack
Sensors  E-compass, Accelerometer (G-sensor), GPS, Brightness (Ambient Light), Vibration Function
Connectivity  802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0/4.0
Touch  10 point multi-touch
Power adapter  1.5V  2.0V
Case Materials  Polycarbonate back and aluminum kick stand
Audio  Dual Speakers , 3.5mm Audio & mic jack, Microphone with noise reduction, Dolby Digital Plus DS1

So, what makes the Lenovo Yoga tablets different? Let’s take a look in the next section.


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