Lenovo unveiled two new Android-based Yoga tablets, one boasting an 8- and the other a 10-inch screen.
What makes these devices different than other slates are “three unique modes” that give consumers a “better way to use a tablet.” With its cylindrical handle, hold mode is designed to fit your hand, making the Yoga tablet easier to hold. The stand mode is “enabled” when you rotate the side cylinder 90° and see your tablet standing by itself on a desk or table. You can even change the viewing angle to fit what’s comfortable for you, from 110° to 135°. Finally, you can lay the Yoga down in tilt mode to type directly on the tablet, play games and surf the Internet with a better viewing angle.
Specs wise, both the 8- and 10-inch models rock MediaTek’s MT8125 quad-core chip, 5-megapixel rear camera, front camera, 16GB of internal storage, 1280×800 pixels screen, front-facing speakers, Dolby DS1 audio tech and Android 4.2. Plus let’s not forget the powerful battery that delivers up to 18 hours of operation!
The 10-inch unit weighs 1.34 lbs, while the 8-inch model has a weight of 0.88 lbs. In addition, Lenovo will offer an optional Bluetooth keyboard for the 10-inch Yoga tablet ($69) that functions as a cover and even wakes up the tablet when it’s removed and puts it to sleep when it’s attached.
MSRP is set at $249 and $299, for the 8-inch and 10-inch models, respectively. The 8-inch Yoga will be available exclusively at Best Buy stores and lenovo.com, while the 10-inch unit will be available via major retailers including Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, Fry’s, Newegg.com and lenovo.com.