BY | January 12, 2014

 

 

The Chinese tech giant seems to be on an offensive. Lenovo ThinkPad 8, Yoga Tablet 8, 10: Premium Windows, Android tabs specs, price, USA release date

Lenovo seems to be on an offensive. The company that is among the biggest PC manufacturers in the world has not launched one or two tablets but as many as five tablets with different sizes, specifications and features. I am not sure if it is on an offensive then who is its target and what it wants to achieve with so many tablets. May be the company wants to mine the tablet market so the consumers are able to come across one of its tablets that fits their need and also very ‘bearable’ for their pockets.

We have seen in the market that having a dozen or half dozen tablets doesn’t make much of a difference with the success of a tablet or even smartphone manufacturer in the market. The example of Apple may best serve the purpose here. Apple used to launch only one tablet a year till just two years ago and it was merely just over a year ago when they introduced two tablets in the market. Despite having merely two tablets it is still the biggest and most profitable tablet manufacturer beating Samsung with around a dozen tablets by a wide margin.

So having a large number of tablets in the market doesn’t really help the companies. It is the quality of the tablets and level of marketing that helps the companies. Lenovo with its huge establishment may be able to accomplish both. Lenovo’s Yoga tablets come with a promise to make the use of the tablets all the more easier for the common users. The company has introduced multiple tablets in the market including Yoga Tablet, Miix 2 and Thinkpad tablets. And there is no doubt that all the tablets are going to create sensation in the market. The tablets come with everything that is sought by the tablet mavens across the world. The Yoga Tablet 8 and 10 come with as much as around 18 hours of battery life. The two tablets come with larger battery that make them look among the best tablets as far as the battery life is concerned.

As far as Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 and 10 are concerned both may look quite attractive to many people. The two tablets also look very easy for use as they are easy to hold for people who use one hand to keep them. The manufacturer has given cylindrical metal grip on one side of the two tablets which lets users hold the tablet easily for longer period of time. The two tabs also come with kickstand that can be folded in for regular tablet use, or you can flip it out and use the tablets as either an inclined ramp or as an upright display. Despite the two advantages the tablets are aimed at budget users and come with decent specifications.

As far as the 10-incher tablet from the Chinese tech giant is concerned, it is also aimed at people looking forward to buying a mid-range tablet. Lenovo Yoga 2 tablet comes with a kick-stand that allows it to stand on one end, much like the Apple Smartcovers do the iPad, but also adds couple of other positions to make it more flexible. Despite the promises the tablet’s 1280×800 resolution actually means the icons look stretched and blocky. Most 10-inch tablets manage at least 1920 x 1080. This seems rather disappointing as far as display quality is concerned. Even some cheaper tablets come with far better display quality compared to Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10. It also comes with 1GB LP-DDR2 RAM, and 16GB/32GB of eMMC storage that can be expanded upto 64 GB with a micro-SD slot making it a good mid-range pick for you if you want to go for it.

The company’s Windows 8 tablet seems to be the best thing as far as the quality of the tablets is concerned. Its ThinkPad 8 is without doubt the most impressive of the three. This is one of the best Windows tablets running on Windows 8.1. This looks and feels like a high end tablet due to the fact that it comes with aluminum body. The 8.3 incher tablet comes with 1920×1200 IPS display and gives around 8 hour of battery life, the same as other high end competing tablets. The tablet is powered by Intel Atom Z3770 SoC with 2GB RAM that make it perform faster than other similar tablets. Besides it has 128GB storage, 8 mega pixel camera and 4G connectivity options. It also has micro USB 3.0 port that makes it look all the more enticing. When it comes to pricing Yoga 8 price begins at $199 while Yoga 10 priced begins at $275 and Thinkpad 8 price begins at $399.

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