Conclusion: Despite some interesting and useful design tricks, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 is just a good Android tablet at a good price, at a time when there are great options available at great prices.
Lenovo Yoga Tablet review: long battery life in an otherwise disappointing device
22 November 2013
Summary: Lenovo's Yoga Tablet has potential, but ultimately the device feels unfinished. It's a slate with good hardware, complete with a clever kickstand design, that rides on the esteemed Yoga name. Lenovo relied way too heavily on that branding, though; unlike the Ultrabooks with their largely high-caliber specs, the tablet sports an unacceptably mediocre display, packs a sluggish processor and delivers a bizarrely skinned version of Android 4.2.
Pros: Sturdy, lightweight design, Offers good functionality for the price, Great battery life
Cons: Poor display, Sluggish performance, Heavily skinned version of Android
Conclusion: My final word for now is going to be on performance. Once again the 1.2GHz quad-core A7 chip isn’t exactly going to break any speed records but as you may be able to gather from the benchmark in the video, the Yoga 10 doesn’t disgrace itself either. In real-world use it’s fairly responsive and for the tasks I’d be performing regularly, such as web browsing, Hangouts and the like it does just fine and in terms of the few games I play on Android, it runs those without a...
Summary: For $299, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 offers a premium build, unique design and impressive battery life. This device's rounded hinge makes it easier to hold the tablet with one hand without strain, and we appreciated the ability to use the kickstand to switch between Tilt and Stand modes. Plus, Lenovo's additional software work helps make the most of these different modes.
Pros: Unique design with three different modes, Impressive battery life, Premium build quality, Very bright display, Affordable
Cons: Low-resolution screen, Lackluster camera, Kickstand a little stiff, Sluggish to change orientations
Excerpt: Lenovo has been making Android tablets for a while now, but none of them have made an impact on this side of the Pacific. As is often the case, they weren’t compelling and the prices weren’t low enough to make up for it. With the Yoga Tablet, it hopes to change this. Borrowing the name from its convertible Windows 8 laptop of the same name, the first Android Yoga comes in your typical 8-inch and 10-inch screen sizes and hopes to snag a few of the millions of iPad, Nexus,...
Pros: Best battery life of any tablet, Built-in kickstand is useful, MicroSD support, Comfortable to hold for reading
Cons: Buggy interface, Ugly iOS 6 wannabe interface, Year-old tablet specs, Tinny, flat sound from speakers, 10-inch version doesn’t stand sturdy
Excerpt: Last year, we found Lenovo's Yoga Tablet 10 to be reasonably impressive, but we noted in our review that it fell down when it came to the screen resolution and overall performance. The good news is that Lenovo has tackled those exact downfalls with the new Yoga Tablet 10 HD+, bringing a Full HD display and faster processor to the Android tablet, as well as a few design and spec tweaks. Read our hands-on review from MWC 2014 to find out more about the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+.
Excerpt: Lenovo’s Yoga 10 tablet, which shares identical internal specs with its little brother, the Yoga 8 , has a 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory - expandable to 64GB via microSD. It features a unique, built-in kickstand which allows you to place it in 3 distinct positions. The battery, which is housed inside the cylindrical kickstand, is rated at up to 18 hours.
Pros: Impressive battery life, Slim, modern design, Innovative kickstand
Cons: Underwhelming display, Heavily modified user interface, Sub-par overall performance
Summary: Besides having celebrity product engineer Ashton Kutcher’s mark on it (you have seen the smug advert , haven't you?), this Yoga tablet’s claim to fame is its status as the Yoga line’s first "multimode" tablet. Designed for the person perpetually on the go, the Yoga Tablet’s unconventional form allows it to be used in three positional modes.