Lenovo launched their unique tablet with the help of Ashton Kutcher just last year. Changing the way we use and even hold the tablet, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8-inch and 10-inch really took a step up in production of the boring and stale tablet design. Incorporating their design tactics found in their Yoga series of notebooks, the Yoga Tablet nailed it in design but last years models were hit with some spec flaws and caused software to not be on par with its hardware. Now Lenovo has released an updated 10-inch model which includes a new Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and an HD Display. Let’s see how this model fares to its predecessor.
*In this review, I will only be touching on the Hardware and Performance of the HD+, which was changed from the original. For everything else, check out our review of the Yoga Tablet 8 & 10-inch.
From a hardware stand of point, the Yoga 10 HD+ is a beautiful looking tablet. From its all silver and chrome like design with very thin edges leading to its very noticeable but comfortable side hinge. Its a very sleek design but nothings really changed from the original. with all your buttons and ports found ever so close to the hinge with the Power and Headphone jack on opposite sides of it. The Yoga factor allows you to use this tablet in a various number of ways – Hold, Tilt, and Stand.
Now the bigegst change here is the newly added Full HD IPS LED display. It now gives off a resolution of 1920 x 1200 which looks so much better. Pixels are gone, colors are rich, bold and vibrant, easily the best decision Lenovo could’ve made – though I wish it would have been done in the first place. The new HD display makes everything from photos, wallpapers, videos, text, games and more look stunning and vivid.
The original Yoga Tablet models were doomed with serious lag and performance issues, which Lenovo hoped to clear up with system updates. The addition of the Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8028 Processor seemed to help the lag issue but still falls short on harder performance tests. Multitasking and multiple opened applications cause the tablet to stutter after a while, but when the power is just on a single app like a game, it runs very smooth with no issues at all. Now that test was performed with heavier activity than any normal person would really out it through. The Yoga Tablet did exceptionally well when just web browsing and chatting was performed, which is what an average joe user might use it for.
Even with the extra power boost, battery life was fantastic! Being able to last more than 24 hours while in use and even days when in stand by – absolutely phenomenal.
The Yoga Tablet got some needed upgrades, but it makes you wonder why Lenovo never really included these in the original. Lenovo has a good product in the Yoga Tablet and look forward to what they might offer in the future as far as hardware and software goes.
- Yoga Ability Hinge
- Good Display
- Battery Life
- Still Lags
- Software is a headache to use