Feeds

Lenovo stands up rinky-dinky new Yoga tablet

‘Multimode’ Android 4.2 gadget to be your flexible friend?

The essential guide to IT transformation

Lenovo is extending its foldable laptop-cum-tablet Yoga line with an even more flexible model. The Chinese computer giant claims this one sports three usage modes to its predecessors’ two, but we think that’s, er, stretching the point.

Past Yoga devices could sit on your knees or a desk as a laptop or, with the display folded right back, could be used as a tablet. So, two usage modes, then.

Lenovo Yoga Tablet

Yoga: one mode is...

The new gadget, dubbed the Yoga Tablet, lacks - as its name suggests - the laptop mode, so you might think it merely a one-mode, hold-in-your-hands device.

Not so, insists the Chinese computer giant. A thick, cylindrical spine that runs full width of the landscape-oriented doohickey provides not only a handy haft with which to grasp the tablet but also a stand to raise the tablet’s rear when it’s placed on a desk, the better for typing on its on-screen keyboard.

But that’s not all, sings the Sino silicon supplier: the spine incorporates a pop-out plinth allowing the Yoga Tablet to stand upright, all-in-one PC style. Of course, this “stand mode” is just the “tilt mode” upended, so we’re not sure it really counts.

Lenovo Yoga Tablet

...much the same as another

The Yoga Tablet will be made available in 8- and 10-inch versions, both with a 1280 x 800 resolution. They are based on MediaTek SoCs and offered in Wi-Fi and 802.11-plus-3G models. They run Android 4.2, and come equipped with USB-on-the-Go support and a Micro SD storage expansion slot.

Expect to pay $249 (or £199 in the UK) for the 8-inch, 16GB, Wi-Fi only model. The entry-level 10-incher will set you back $299 (£249 UK). ®

Boost IT visibility and business value

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?