Wednesday , September 19 2018 Ausdroid » News » Lenovo Yoga Tablet officially announced – available in Australia next week

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The Lenovo Yoga tablet that was launched in Germany earlier this month has been launched internationally in a live broadcast featuring everyone’s favourite Steve Jobs impersonator – Ashton Kutcher and the best news is that the device will be launching in Australia.

Available in both 8″ and 10″ screen sizes, the emphasis on the tablet was on its unique form factor which offers three different configurations for use – Stand Mode, Hold Mode and Tilt Mode.

Yoga Tablet

The Yoga Tablet will offer an 18 hour battery life, with the launch video showing it being used for all manner of usage from basic web surfing through to playing video with the tablet being shown to hold up to an entire days worth of activity. The testing paramaters for the 18 hours of battery life are :

YOGA TABLET 10
Testing consisted of full battery discharge while performing each of the following tasks:
 2 hours wifi Web browsing (50% backlight), followed by 2 hours video play back (50% backlight), followed by 2 hours mp3 playing (without backlight), followed by 12 hours of eBook reading (20% backlight)= 18 hours
eBook reading 20% backlight 19 hours
Watching HD movies 50% backlight 720P 12.2 hours
WiFi web browsing 50% backlight 11.2 hours
Charging time (with 5V/2A adapter) ‹ 6.5 hours

 

YOGA TABLET 8
Testing consisted of full battery discharge while performing each of the following tasks:
2 hours wifi web browsing (50% backlight), followed by 2 hours video play back (50% backlight), followed by 2 hours mp3 playing (without backlight), followed by 14 hours of eBook reading (20% backlight)= 20 hours
eBook reading 20% backlight 21 hours
Watching HD movies 50% backlight 720P 14.5 hours
WiFi web browsing 50% backlight 13 hours
Charging time (with 5V/1.5A adapter) < 5.5 hours

Also on offer for the Yoga Tablet 10, will be a smart Bluetooth keyboard which will serve a dual purpose as a magnetised cover to protect your device, although no pricing has been advised at this stage we are following up with Lenovo Australia about this.

There are very few differences in specs between the 8″ and 10″ tablets with the larger sized 10″ tablet receiving a slightly larger battery. Not listed in the official specs, but included at the German launch is a listing for a 5MP rear camera, we will again be following up with Lenovo Australia to confirm these details.

Lenovo Yoga Tablet Specs:

Yoga Tablet 8 Yoga Tablet 10
Processor:/td>

MTK 8125 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7( 1.20GHz 533MHz 1MB)
Operating System: ANDROID 4.2
Total Memory 1.0GB LPDDR2 800 MHz
Display Type: 8.0″ 1280×800 10.0″ IPS 1280×800
Hard Drive Device: 16GB
Battery: 2 Cell Li-Polymer 3 Cell Lithium-Ion
Network Card: 11.b/g/n Wifi Wireless
Bluetooth: Bluetooth Version 4.0
Warranty: One year

In terms of software, the tablets come pre-loaded with Android 4.2, although a line on their website ‘Ready for future versions of Android’ indicates that they are looking forwards…perhaps to Android 4.4?

Lenovo has advised that the tablet will be priced starting at AU$349 for the 8″ tablet and $399 for the 10″ tablet, with both tablets becoming available online or through JB Hi-Fi stores next week. The Lenovo Australia website is taking pre-orders for both the 10″ Yoga Tablet 10 and the 8″ Yoga Tablet 8, advising shipping will begin on November 8th.

Source: Lenovo.

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Finally, Lenovo is releasing a Yoga product here-the design is quite interesting. Pricing seems reasonable too.

mark0Z
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But….the…screen….resolution…..

vijay alapati
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Also i noticed most of the articles are just cloning from Android police ;p

Peter
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Peter

Oh, so you run an Android site and do such a better job do you?
Keep it up guys, love me some Aussie Android news.

vijay alapati
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vijay alapati

well, u have right to express ur opinion….so do i

Peter
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Peter

At least I wasn’t being rude to someone who has given up their time to write an article for you with Australian content and information.
Why not remember that, next time you’re rude.

vijay alapati
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$349 for 8″ ……i better get dell venue 8″ which will be much cheaper i guess, not for a tab that looks like sony tablet with cylinder shape at edge

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