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Enter the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+

If you’re up to get something with higher specs than Lenovo’s Tab A-Series, then check out their other recent release, the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+. As the name suggests, this is a member of Lenovo’s multi-mode product line. Let’s check it out, shall we?

Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ Android Tablet PC

Yoga Tablet 10 HD+: Specs and Features

This flexible Android tablet packs a 10.1-inch Full HD IPS display with a 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution and wide-viewing angles (178 degrees, according to the specs sheet). It’s available in two models, 3G and WiFi-only, and each model will feature different CPUs. The 3G model will have a 1.6 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8228 quad-core processor, while the WiFi-only model will have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8028 quad-core processor – don’t worry, it has the same clock speed. Both models will pack 2 GB of LP-DDR2 RAM and will be offered in two storage options: 8 GB and 16 GB variants.

Other features include a 1.6 MP front-facing camera, an 8 MP rear-facing camera, a micro USB port, and a microSD card slot that can support up to 64 GB of extra space. Both models will have WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, though the 3G model will sport a micro SIM card slot. Both models will have a fairly large 9000 mAh battery which can last up to 18 hours of use on a single charge – at least, according to Lenovo’s spec sheet.

The Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ will ship with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, but is upgradeable to 4.4 KitKat via an OTA update. Like most of Lenovo’s Yoga tablets of late, this baby will feature three usage modes: Hold, Tilt, and Stand. It stands on fat cylindrical end with the help of a little built-in kickstand. It will be available in two colors: silver and gold. It will also have some useful accessories, including a MiraCast dongle, a Bluetooth keyboard cover, and colored sleeves.

Pricing and Availability

According to reports, the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ should hit the shelves this month and will start at US $349.  The KitKat update, on the other hand, is due in May.

Overall, it looks like a pretty decent tablet – especially since it sports definite upgrades from its predecessors, the Yoga Tablet 10 and the Yoga Tablet 8. It may prove to be a nice all-day tablet, at least on paper. We’ll have to see how it performs in real world conditions once it hits the shelves.

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New Lenovo Yoga Tablets – Now in Android Flavor

The Lenovo Yoga tablets have been known to live up to their ‘flexible’ moniker, but until recently, they have mostly been tablet-notebook convertibles that run on Windows. Well, the tablet maker has changed that, releasing two new Yoga slates that are powered by Google’s operating system and don’t have built in keyboards.

New Lenovo Yoga Tablets: Hold, Tilt, Stand

First off, the Android-flavored Yoga slates come in two sizes, 8- and 10-inch models. Both pretty much have the same tech specs: 1.2 GHz MediaTek MT8125 quad-core CPU, with 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of built in storage. Both will also feature screens with a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution. They’ll also pack the usual features, including a microSD card slot (that can support up to 64 GB), a micro USB port, a 1.6 front-facing camera, a 5 MP rear-facing camera, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, an Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system, and optional 3G for some regions (via a micro SIM card slot).

What’s interesting, however, is the tablet’s design. According to Lenovo, you can use the Yoga Tablets in three modes, Hold, Tilt, and Stand. It has a thick side – the side where you’d hold the tablet in portrait mode. A small kickstand is built-in to that side of the tablet, too, and while you’d think it would be a bit unstable like that, the center of balance on the tablet will prevent it from toppling over. You can adjust your viewing angles between 110 to 135 degrees as well and you can stay productive with a Bluetooth keyboard or watch a movie. If you place it on top of a flat surface, the thick side allows you to view at an angle, allowing you to play games or type on the screen.

Additional Notes

The Yoga Tablets do have their slight differences. The 8-inch model has a 6000 mAh battery and weighs in at 0.88 lb (around 399.16 g), while the 10-inch model features a bigger 9000 mAh battery and weighs in at 1.33 lbs (around 603. 28 g). The big batteries are actually kept in the slates’ thick sides (which explains a lot), but the thin side actually measures at only 0.12 in (3 mm). Both tablets are now available, with the 8-inch model retailing at US $249 and the 10-inch model going for US $299.

It looks like a pretty good deal, as both are reasonably priced, have decent specs, and have 18-hour battery lives (in Reading mode), but compared to others in the same price range, they don’t seem as nice. Let’s take the Kindle Fire HDX 7, for example. It retails for US $229 and it has a better display with a 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution. The Yoga Tablets do offer a good deal, but not if you’re particular with the display and processing power.

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