Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8-inch

70
Engadget
Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
70

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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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. Almost everything about the Yoga Tablet experience feels cheap and shoddy. A relatively budget-friendly price and spectacular battery life lessen the damage somewhat, but ultimately that's not enough to recommend this machine.
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Model

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Jelly Bean [4.3])

Input

Keyboard
no
Predictive text
yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA) (AVI, DivX, h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, XviD) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
yes (5 megapixels) (yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync)

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card (16 GB) (Flash) (microSD)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-polymer) (no)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging, USB On-The-Go [host])

Hardware

CPU
1.2 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
1 GB
Model
10-inch

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Jelly Bean [4.3])

Input

Keyboard
no
Predictive text
yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA) (AVI, DivX, h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, XviD) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
yes (5 megapixels) (yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync)

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card (16 GB) (Flash) (microSD)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-polymer) (no)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging, USB On-The-Go [host])

Hardware

CPU
1.2 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
1 GB
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