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A look at the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8

A look at the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8
A look at the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 http://www.flickr.com/photos/60886372@N00/8563690936/

When it comes to tablets I think that things can get quite boring because there is no significant difference between tablets and smart phones, you really are not doing anything different.

There are some differences in terms of hardware specs and software but generally speaking no one is really standing out but that is not the case with the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8, this tablet literally stands out.

The design

When I say that the Yoga 8 stands out I mean it in the literal case because it has a stand built into it.

This is something pretty unique as we have seen kick stands put in smart phones before but it is not that often that you see it put into a tablet and in my opinion, that creates a very good and usable case.

If you are ever into a video chat and you just want to have it on your desk or if you are watching a video and you just want to have it on your desk where you can look to it on the side I want to tell you that this is very comfortable to have as you don't actually have to hold the tablet.

"According to owner of Tcawireless Chris", Lenovo has some pretty smart design choices when it comes to a tablet, on the one hand, you have this cylinder along the left hand side so this holds the bulk of the weight of the device.

On the right hand side you have this scratchy plastic texture and on the left you have the kickstand which is made of a more metallic structure.

On top of the cylinder you have the power button, and the cool thing is that when you get notifications the button will light up a little bit.

Hardware & Multimedia

The tablet comes in with a standard micro USB connector, 3.5 mm headphone jack. I am also a big fan of the audio system of the device as you have two speakers on the front of the cylinder, the speakers reach a solid volume and they have Dolby Audio settings so it is not going to rival your speaker but it will be a little bit better in quality then most tablet speakers that are out there.

The cylinder is also what houses the five megapixel camera, it is not the greatest camera out there but you typically don't expect much from tablet cameras while on the front you have a 1.6 megapixel camera that is quite useful for video chats of self recordings.

The tablet comes in with a SIM slot and supports WIFI and a 64 GB microSD which is obviously very good. Internally you only get 16 or 32 GB of storage, depending on which type you buy.

Overall, the Yoga tablet is a good device but it still has some flaws such as the low resolution 8 inch display and the other problem is with the performance of the 1.2 Ghz processor Mediatek processor which is considerably slower than other processors.