Lenovo Yoga Android tablets UK prices with 3G and Ashton Kutcher
The new Lenovo 8-inch and 10-inch Yoga tablets have an slightly unusual form factor for a slate. Even stranger, they were announced by the company with Ashton Kutcher taking his new role in the company.
The Lenovo Yoga tablet is not the usual slab of tech that we generally associate with tablets. Even the very thin ones such as the Apple iPad Air are just flat rectangles of gadgety stuff.
The Yoga, however has a large bulge along one edge for grip. A similar idea to what we saw on Sony’s rolled-up paper design for their Tablet S.
That bulge also contains a aluminium kickstand, and capacity for the kind of batteries usually found in netbooks. This gives the Yoga Tablets a claimed battery life of up to 18 hours. Very nice.
The 10-inch and 8-inch models run on MT8125 for WiFi models and MT8389 Quad Core processors for 3G models with 16 or 32 GB storage. They’re loaded with Android 4.2.2 and weigh in at 605 grams for the 10-inch model and 400 grams for the 8-incher.
They both feature high definition 1280 x 800 displays, a 5 MP auto focus rear camera plus an additional front camera.
There’s also a micro SD expansion slot, allowing up to 64 GB of additional storage, a micro USB port and Dolby DS1 for pleasing your ears.
Lenovo have also built an optional Bluetooth keyboard for the 10-in model that functions as a cover, it wakes up the tablet when it’s removed and puts the tablet to sleep when it’s attached.
The 8-inch Lenovo Yoga Tablet has a UK Price of £199, while the 10-inch version will cost £249.
The UK release date is today, October 30th.
Jan Huckfeldt, VP marketing EMEA Lenovo said: “Aston Kutcher is a good example of our target market, which we call the millennials. These are the people who have multiple devices in their lives. We studied the behaviour of these users to design this product, and found that everyone needed a tablet stand at some point. We have taken considerable care to move the tablet’s centre of gravity so that it is now in the palm of the user. The Lenovo Yoga tablet’s battery life of 18 hours is unique in the market.”
Hmmm… a tenuous link to get a ‘celeb’ on-board methinks.
Check out the Lenovo livestream video below: