Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 Review – Lenovo has also been quite an innovator in the ‘multimode’ market thanks to their Yoga line of products that consists of Windows based consumer and commercial notebooks and Ultrabooks. Things changed at the end of last year though as Lenovo introduced the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8, an Android based multimode tablet that has quite a few things going for it.
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8, Get A Grip
First off, if you are feeling a little bored with the standard slate like design of tablets, then the Yoga Tablet is the tablet for you as it sports a very unique design thanks to its grip that is quite unsightly at first but not only makes the already lightweight tablet comfortable to hold but also houses a huge 6,000mAh battery. Other than that, the grip also houses the flip out stand that enables users to use it in Stand or Flip mode when they want to watch a movie or share pictures and presentations.
Lenovo’s 8-inch Yoga tablet is an Android device that sports a unique design and good set of features for a reasonable price.
Speaking of which, the Yoga Tablet is actually works as a media player quite well as it does sport a 1,280 x 800 HD display with 189ppi that is quite sharp and since it has an In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel, it has quite wide viewing angles. Then there’s also the case of its front facing Dolby Digital Plus DS1 stereo speakers that pumps out loud and clear audio that makes watching movies and gaming an immersive experience. Unlike Lenovo Flex 20 All In One, its performance isn’t quite up to snuff as it is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and has only 1GB RAM and at times the tablet feels sluggish, especially when there a few things running in the background.
Games like Dead Trigger 2 run fine but take a few minutes longer to load and we did experience a little chugging. More demanding games like Ridge Racer Slipstream however is quite unplayable due to the lag. But if you aren’t too particular about performance and instead worry more about battery life, then the Yoga Tablet is the one to get as it easily lasted us two days of normal use with some light video streaming, web browsing and gaming.
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 Specifications
- Operating System: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
- Processor: 1.2GHz Quad-Core MTK 8389
- Frequency: HSDPA
- Screen: 8-inch 1,280 x 800 IPS LCD
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth
- 4.0, microUSB
- Memory: 1GB LP DDR2
- Storage: 16GB EMMC, microSD (up to 64GB)
- Others: 5-megapixels rear camera,
- 1.6-megapixels front camera
- Dimensions: 213 x 146 x 8mm
- Weight: 400g