The Yoga tablet has a unique design with a metal kickstand attached to the base, making it more convenient to use than a regular tablet. Lenovo refers to the three unique modes of the tablet as hold, tilt, and stand.
The tablet comes in two variations: an 8-inch and a 10-inch, with the latter offering up to 18 hours of battery life.
Both tablets have a 1280×800 screen resolution, 1GB of RAM, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 16/32GB storage (expandable up to 64GB via microSD), 5MP rear camera + 1.6MP HD front camera, dual front facing speakers, and connectivity options of 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. The 8″ has a 6,000mAh battery and weighs 404g, while the 10″ has a 9,000mAh battery and weighs 610g. Both ship with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
The 8″ will retail for R3,699 and the 10″ for R4,499.
At the Lenovo Yoga tablet debut in Italy last month, Ashton Kutcher was announced as Lenovo’s new “product engineer”. Not sure I fully understand this celeb hire trend within the technology industry. It’s not necessary, but… the bigger the marketing budget, I guess.
Lenovo also unveiled “Africa’s first Android statue” last night called Zuzu, to commemorate the launch of the Yoga tablet, and it’s recent line up of tablets in Africa (S6000, S5000, A3000, A1000).