Lenovo is not afraid of bold designs for its hardware. Showed that the Chinese manufacturer recently at the IFA trade show in Berlin with the Yoga Pro 2, a flexible laptop which 360 degrees on its axis to rotate the screen. Completely
Yoga 10 Tablet Lenovo chooses again for a unique design. Remarkably, this 10 inch tablet is the cylindrical handle, which also serves as a fold-out foot to stand upright. Tablet on the table A bold move, because that cylinder affects a large part of the user experience of the tablet.
The handle provides a better grip when in vertical position with one hand holding the tablet, but the extra weight he feels a little awkward when you hold it horizontally with two hands. In this case, you can expand it closely and Yoga Tablet 10 resting on the table. We are such a fold-out foot really has not completely value or from a tablet, but Lenovo has the concept runs properly.
The build quality of the Yoga Tablet 10 is actually across the board excellent. The unit is beautifully finished and Lenovo has selected fine materials, giving the tablet a premium look. The design is kept very austere and the tablet is – with the exception of the cylindrical handle – very thin, making it quite that bad yet overall weight (603 grams)
Lenovo has the extra space of the cylinder otherwise very well utilized, including by processing. a large battery and two speakers here On the outside we find left in the cylinder a large on / off button and return to the right is the headphone jack built. When you flip open the base, is a recess for a microSD card revealed.
At first sight Yoga Tablet 10 makes a very good impression, until you turn on the screen. The 10.1-inch screen has a resolution of 1,280 by 800 pixels, which is simply not enough for a tablet of this size. Icons, images, video and text, everything looks quite blurry or out. Most other tablets perform in this area much better, even in this price range.
However, the disappointment of the screen does not stop with the resolution. The color is not quite on point. Eye color is much warmer than normal, and the white is more of a yellowish appearance. The viewing angles are then okay, the screen loses little contrast when viewed from an angle. So all in all we were not too impressed with the screen and that is a shame for a device that’s still primarily for the display of media will be used.
Lenovo Yoga 10 Tablet runs on a 1.2GHz quad-core processor from MediaTek (MT8125) and features 1 GB of RAM. The performance is not spectacular, but certainly not bad. Navigating the tablet goes smoothly and quickly open apps. Heavy apps that require a lot of computing power and graphics power, run it slower and displaying 3D graphics is rather moderate.
The two speakers at the front of the tablet can be very loud and are equipped with Dolby Digital Plus technology, the sound quality should improve. You can enable or disable this option in the settings and the difference is quite noticeable. The sound is much fuller enabled with Dolby Digital.
The biggest plus Yoga Tablet 10 is the large 9000 mAh battery Lenovo promises a battery life of 18 hours for browsing a wifi connection. We have tested the battery life by playing with the brightness non-stop video open and wifi enabled itself. The battery gave after little more than 11 hours, the mind and that is a very good performance for a tablet.
Lenovo Yoga tablet 10 with a 5 megapixel camera on the back and a 1.6 megapixel camera on the front plate. The latter can be used for video calls, and provides a very good results.
The tablet comes in a version with 16 or 32 GB of internal memory that can be expanded with an additional memory card. Connect to the Internet only via wifi, because Lenovo has provided no 3G option for Yoga Tablet 10.
Yoga Tablet 10 runs natively on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. There you will not make as much of the extensive changes that Lenovo has made. With its own GUI That difference is not exactly the nicest we’ve seen, but contains some interesting features.
Lenovo has the application list omitted and puts all the apps on the home screen, similar to Apple’s iOS. That’s a shame because we personally find the application list just a big advantage of Android.
addition to the standard Google apps, the tablet comes preloaded with a whole slew of apps such as Lenovo Power Manager and File Browser. In addition, there are also a few apps installed from third-party developers, such as Norton Mobile Security, Skype and Accuweather.
Lenovo has also added a Smart Bar, which you can activate in the settings. With a swipe from the right edge of the screen (in landscape mode) so you get quick access to videos, photos and books. Good call Lenovo for a tablet of this size do you use primarily for media consumption.
The Smart Bar can also choose one of the following three settings: Hold, or Tilt Stand. These correspond to the three ways you can use the tablet and optimize the settings of the display and sound for the corresponding activity: Tilt to play games, to watch video and Stand Hold for playing music
A final useful feature that Lenovo has added, allows to get on and off. tablet by itself In the settings you can activate the function and draw up a schedule.
the larger screen, a 10-inch tablet is the ideal choice for the consumption of media. The folding foot of the Lenovo Yoga tablet 10 makes it easy to find somewhere to put down the tablet and watch a movie, but the screen is a big damper on the festivities.
Yoga Tablet 10 shows mainly put in a good light by its excellent build quality, excellent battery and soft price tag. For this money, there just are not many to be found. 10 inch tablets Asus offers the Memo Pad FHD 10 similar device that does have a Full HD screen and 2GB of RAM, but only has a dual core. Processor and smaller battery
Is the screen size is not as important to you, then you might look better in the direction of the Nexus 7 or LG G Pad 8.3. They have a smaller screen, but managed to turn over these 10 Lenovo Yoga tablet. Perform better for a similar price Yoga Tablet is incidentally also a variant with an 8 inch screen. Which has almost the same specifications as its big brother, but with a retail price of 229 euros.