Review: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10

11/27/2013 11:22 AM

11/27/2013 11:31 AM

The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 is an Android 4.2 powered device from the world’s No.1 PC maker. How does it stack up?

Priced around $300, the sleek Yoga Tablet 10 seems to be a product of some very thoughtful design by Lenovo. The gorgeous metal alloy frame is sturdy and the plastic rear cover has an attractive faux metal finish that doesn’t detract the 1.33-pound tablet’s aesthetic.

There is a front-facing 1.6-megapixel camera adjacent to the touchscreen. The 10-inch display has a 1,280-by-800-pixel resolution which is satisfactory, but unremarkable compared to the much denser pixel-per-inch counts of the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9”, Apple iPad Air and Google Nexus 10. Lenovo’s smaller 8-inch variant offers the same resolution so it should appear sharper.

Unlike many competitors, the Yoga 10 offers a microSD card slot that is easily accessed by flipping the kickstand open.

Lenovo runs it’s own skin over Android that has eliminated the app drawer in favor of app icons on the home screen much like Apple’s iOS.

The backbone of the Yoga Tablet design is the cylindrical edge that houses a handy kickstand, decent front -facing stereo speakers, adequate rear-facing camera 5-megapixel camera, and power button.

The relatively affordable Yoga Tablet 10 provides solid if not category-topping performance, but attractive design, built-in kickstand and microSD card slot offers some features lacking in the competition.

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