BARCELONA: LENOVO HAS LAUNCHED an update to its Yoga Tablet 10, bringing a much needed HD screen to the 10in Android tablet.
The new feature set includes a 10.1in display with full HD 1920x1200 resolution as well as a new quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. There's also a higher quality 8MP rear-facing camera. However, the device will have Android version 4.3 Jelly Bean as opposed to the latest release, Android 4.4 Kitkat.
Another new feature is the addition of Lenovo's Smart Display technology that automatically adjusts the images and text on the tablet's screen to the ambient light level, making it gentler on users' eyes in all modes.
Lenovo also said that the Snapdragon processor upgrade will ensure that the Yoga Tablet HD+ will maintain the device's original 18-hour battery life.
Touted as the firm's "biggest launch of the year", the original Lenovo Yoga Tablet was unveiled last October at a dramatic event in Milan, along with the announcement that the firm had hired Hollywood movie star Ashton Kutcher as a "product engineer".
Like its predecessor, the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ has a built-in stand that supports Lenovo's multi-mode features seen in other Yoga devices, such as "stand mode", "tilt mode" and the rare "hand mode". It seems that holding a tablet in the hand is a new thing, according to Lenovo.
The Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ has the same design, in which most of the tablet's internal components reside in a cylindrical side compartment, a unique design for Lenovo but not for the market, as it's reminiscent of the Sony Tablet S that was released in 2011.
Lenovo's Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ will be available from May and will be priced from £299 for the WiFi version and £329 for the 3G model. µ