Lenovo has launched a new Android tablet, promising to offer you a “better way” of using it. If you’re Lenovo, you launch a tablet with a different design and get celebrity Ashton Kutcher to promote it. The Yoga Tablet has a large cylindrical grip along the length of the device, which can be better for one-handed reading.
The new Yoga Tablet 8 and 10 appear almost book- or magazine-inspired, like the Sony Xperia Tablet S, with a round bulge along one edge to serve as a grip. The design itself isn’t completely new – the new tablets look eerily similar to the Apple Wireless Keyboard – but the extra space allows Lenovo to pack the tablets full of battery life.
Looking at it for the first time, we can ‘t help but to compare its design with Apple’s line of wireless keyboards, as the tablet has a very prominent cylindrical handle that enables us to grasp it with ease – just like holding a book in our hand!
The IPS display offers a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, which is one of the shortcomings of the device. It’s a little lacking in detail by modern standards, with only 149ppi on the 10.1-inch device. There will also be a range of accessories to match the Yoga Tablet, including a Bluetooth keyboard and cases.
Fortunately, you won’t have to spend a fortune to pick up the 10-inch version of the Lenovo Yoga Tablet. In fact, we’re astounded to know that it’s sporting a retail price of $299 – something that’s easy on the pockets. Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments.