Lenovo’s been all over the place with some unusual mobile electronics lately, and in some less-than-standard form factors. We just looked at an Android laptop with non-detachable keyboard the other week, and today we learn of two new tablets from the manufacturer, each with an odd design of its own.
The eight-inch and ten-inch Lenovo Yoga Tablets both have a bulky cylinder on one edge, from which a convertible kickstand rotates out. That can be twisted to either hold the tablet upright, or just give it a little boost off the table. While this seems to offer a lot more versatility, the thicker-on-one-side design has us remembering Sony’s old Xperia Tablet S.
That design may not be for everyone, but it’s different enough to make us pay attention. So, how about the hardware specs? Oof. We’re looking at 1280 x 800 displays for both models, as well as MediaTek processors. Options include choices of 16GB or 32GB storage, and a 3G version in certain countries. Still, there is reason to be impressed by some of this, like claims of 18-hour battery life.
Lenovo starts selling both of these today, with the 8-incher going for about $250, and the 10-inch model closer to $300. At least that makes them both pretty darn affordable.