Hands-on: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ [VIDEO]

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Lenovo has been taking an interesting approach to mobile computing. Its new Lenovo Yoga line of devices have taken traditional form factors and evolved them into computers that can take on multiple form-factors and functionalities.

The new Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ is not an exception. Of course, it doesn’t have a keyboard, so nothing folds back. Instead, this device has a metal flap that swivels out and can be used as a kickstand. If you have seen the Lenovo Yoga 8, you will be very familiar to the design.

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ specs

  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • 10.1-inch 1920x1200p IPS LCD display
  • 1.6 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 32 GB of internal storage (with microSD slot)
  • 9,000 mAh battery

Where the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 shines and lacks

Right off the bat you can tell this Android tablet is not your top-of-the-line gadget. It sports a very modest Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, which automatically makes it a mid-end device.

It does come with a very neat 1920x1200p display, though. Watching images, video and web browsing is a very pleasant experience. And the device isn’t necessarily slow either.

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All specs aside, though, where the tablet shines is in its form-factor. The kickstand is very neat! Especially for a 10.1 inch tablet, which more often needs to be used in a dock. I was also very surprised by the build quality in this bad boy.

The tablet feels very light, but solid. It is thin and well-built, mostly made of aluminum. This bad boy feels strong!

Actually, Chris Chavez accidentally scratched the table with it and the plastic from the table peeled off a bit. The tablet stayed flawless. No scratches or dents.

I also happen to like the wedge design Lenovo has adopted in these Yoga tablets. The side of the tablet allows you to easily grip the tablet without fear of dropping it. Feeling safe about holding your device is important. Especially for aluminum devices, which tend to be rather slippery.

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Price and availability

The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ will cost $340 US dollars. Its release date is not yet announced, but we should see this bad boy hitting store shelves soon enough.

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  • roberthenderson

    Lenovo should get big props for upgrading so soon. I would have liked to have seen a better processor, but at 349$ I think this will be a great media tablet.

  • Matthew DiGiacomo

    1080p at 10 inches just doesn’t cut it anymore.

    • mcl630

      I agree, but it’s a step in the right direction for Lenovo. The original Yoga 10 is 1280×800 and that’s as good as it gets for their current Android tablets.

      Same can be said of the Snapdragon 400. All their current tablets have crappy Mediatek processors, so while the 400 isn’t a screamer, it’s an improvement.

    • Wesley

      1200p actually.

  • Boris Breynin

    Will it come with keyboard?