Lenovo Yoga 10 HD+ Android tablet promises 18 hours of battery life

Summary:Designed with an extra-large battery and multi-mode kickstand, it also includes a 1,920x1,200 display for $369.

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Lenovo's Yoga series of mobile devices pushes the envelope ever-so-slightly (see here and here , for instance) in a world of cookie-cutter units, with its latest tablet serving as a great example of the approach.

The Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ could just be another Android slate, especially if you look at many of its specs: Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor, 32GB of built-in storage, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (with update to KitKat "soon"), etc. But it does offer a couple of differences that make it stand out from the pack.

One is its display. As its name suggests, the new Yoga has a full HD 10.1-inch screen, with resolution of 1,920x1,080. But in a world where the Google Nexus 10 sports a 2,560x1,600 display of the same size for only slightly more money, that's not exceptional in itself, even if it's superior to the run-of-the-mill 1,280x800 screens (like the one the non-HD version of the Yoga 10 possesses).

More intriguing is the bottom of the device, which juts out in a way most tablet bottoms do not. The design has a pair of tricks up its sleeve, even if it means it doesn't provide the same "feel" as holding a typical tablet does. (Still, it manages to be only a smidge heavier than the Nexus 10.) The cylinder part holds an extra-large battery with 9000mAh capacity that Lenovo claims can power the Yoga 10 HD+ for an impressive 18 hours between charges. There's also a multi-mode kickstand built in that lets you put the tablet into tilt and stand positions when you don't want it to lay flat.

Lenovo quietly launched the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+, so it's already available on the company's website for $369. 

Topics: Tablets, Android, Lenovo, Mobility

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Sean Portnoy started his tech writing career at ZDNet nearly a decade ago. He then spent several years as an editor at Computer Shopper magazine, most recently serving as online executive editor. He received a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. from the University of Southern California.

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