Lenovo has announced the Yoga tablet, a new Android slate with an unusual design, which the firm has been promoting with the hashtag #BetterWay. What exactly does it mean? Well, instead of being completely flat all over, the Yoga has a cylinder shape running along the bottom of the device. From the side, it looks like a side-on view of Apple’s wireless keyboard.
This bump has a built-in kickstand, so the tablet stands up like a little television, however with it folded away and the tablet laid flat on the tablet, it props it up in a handy fashion ready for typing. The cylinder also contains the battery pack, a set of stereo speakers, and on the back, the lens to a 5-megapixel camera.
The tablet comes in two different sizes, an 8-inch and 10-inch display, but both share the same 1280×800 pixel resolution. Inside it’s the same story, as the Yoga tablets use a MediaTek quad-core processor with a 1.2GHz clock speed. Lenovo has given each 1GB of RAM, there’s the choice of either 16GB or 32GB storage space, and Android 4.2 is the installed operating system.
A wireless keyboard which doubles as a screen cover is also available, and there’s the option of adding 3G connectivity to the Yoga. According to Lenovo, the battery will last 18 hours before it needs a recharge, thanks to the massive 9000mAh cell in the 10-inch model, but a little less from the 6000mAh cell in the 8-inch tablet.
Lenovo will be putting the Yoga on sale during November with the 16GB, 8-inch tablet starting at £200, and the 10-inch at £250.