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

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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  • Looks very Familiar....

    Great looking piece of kit. But then again it would be seeing as the design borrows heavily of that from the Apple Magic Touchpad and Bluetooth Keyboard.
    5735guy
    • Battery life is very important.

      Battery life is very important. However, this claim is for idle device or device can be used for 18 hours? Currently, I am following the tips for long battery life from the blog Tips

      http://einfobook.blogspot.com/2014/01/tips-for-long-lasting-cell-phone.html

      Hope, these tips may help someone.
      amudhakumar
      • Re: Battery life is very important....

        Indeed. Apple managed it with the 2013 Haswell MacBook Air getting 12 Hours which was further enhanced upon the release of Mavericks.
        5735guy
    • Notion ink

      It looks like this tablet from 2011. http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/27/notion-ink-adam-review/
      calfee20
      • Re: Notion ink....

        Most certainly similarities design wise.
        5735guy
  • What about KitKat?

    I hope they update it before I get this.
    Zig1994
    • what about 3g & 4g?

      it`s WIFI only?
      whats the model #?
      BrazilMan2014gv
      • Re: what about 3g & 4g?

        3g is available as you can customise the order.
        5735guy
  • i just checked the lenovo website.

    if you look around you can buy a tablet with the same epecs with 3g & 4g built-in.
    for me wifi only is useless.
    BrazilMan2014gv
    • Name them and provide links.

      When you make claims like this without anything to back them up, you come off looking like a troll.
      N00000RM
  • Interesting....

    Not often do I get excited by an Android tablet (cause being Samsung) but in this case I may consider getting one once Kit Kat is included.
    5735guy
  • Charge time ?

    Big batteries = slow charge time.
    Alan Smithie
    • What do you consider slow?

      According to review the ubergizmodo review, the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro recharges in about 2 hours...so this is probably quicker.
      N00000RM
    • Capacity/size and charging times are probably unrelated

      They just require a stronger charger, but even with a low current charging - say via usb - a bigger battery would hold the same absolute energy after the same charging time.
      AleMartin
  • Not quite right

    couldn't live with the lob sided shape.
    The 2 ways I carry my tablets if I take it outside the house is
    1. In my backpack. Being not flat, it packs awkardly next to my laptop.
    2. in the front pocket of my hoodie which goes right thru from the left to right pocket. The lob sided weight distribution makes it bottom heavy and bulges the bottom of the pocket. I'm used to pulling tablet out with 1 hand and hitting the power button to wake it in 1 motion. This Lenovo is form over function and the button is in the wrong place for whipping it out in landscape one handed and waking it to look at widgets.

    Make it flat with the same continuously variable kickstand.
    Put the power button near the corner on the long edge or put a home button on the front along the short side. Bonus points for hardware back and menu buttons - I hate to use Android without them!
    If they are going to shovel it with KitKat, it better not have SD card write crippled like many KitKat "upgrades" or I will throw it out the window!
    warboat
    • Lenovo makes a lot of flat tablets for folks like you

      I've used the 7" version of this tablets and the design is awesome and very functional. The battery pack is a perfect hand grip in portrait and doesn't effect holding it in landscape (I tend to put it on top though). The angle created by the battery is great when sitting in on a flat surface and actually makes it easier to pickup. The power button on the end of the battery is better than the small recessed button on most tablets. I doubt the kickstand would be as functional or sturdy without being built into the battery structure.

      Perhaps Lenovo will take "hoodie storage" into account when they design their next line of laptops.
      N00000RM