Lenovo PH touts world?s first multi-mode tablet with 18-hour battery life

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By Tom Noda Chinese PC maker Lenovo released in the Philippines on Friday, Nov. 29, its new product called Yoga Tablet, which is said to be the first in the world to feature a multi-mode design. [caption id="attachment_15167" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="The Lenovo Yoga Tablet with optional Bluetooth keyboard"][/caption] Available in 8-inch and 10-inch versions, both tablets have three multi-mode features, namely the “hold, tilt and stand” modes. Michael Ngan, country general manager of Lenovo Philippines, said the tablet adapts to the way people use it rather than the other way around. “In a market defined by similar designs, Lenovo’s Yoga Tablet stands out by standing up and tilting to fit into users’ preferences, whether for reading documents, browsing emails, or watching movies,” Ngan said. He noted that besides Yoga Tablet’s re-engineered design, the device provides 18 hours of battery life with its cylindrical handle packing dual batteries unlike most tablets. The executive added Lenovo designers and engineers teamed up for the new innovation to address three significant challenges in tablet-usage such as fatigue when holding, no self-supporting mechanism when laid on a flat surface, and an inadequate viewing angle when set on a table. The gadget’s cylindrical handle serves as the improved hold mode which allows for easy holding, making Web browsing in the tablet almost the same as holding magazines when reading. Available in black and silver colors, both 8-inch and 10-inch Yoga tablets run on MT8389 quad-core processors and weigh 0.88 lbs and 1.35 lbs, respectively. Among other specifications of the Yoga Tablet are 1280 x 800 screen displays, a 5-megapixel auto-focus rear camera, a 1.6 megapixel front camera, 16GB EMMC, and Bluetooth 4.0. Although both tablet sizes have WCDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access) features, only the 8-inch model has phone features. Lenovo, however, offers an optional Bluetooth keyboard for the 10-inch model. The 8-inch Yoga Tablet is priced at P14,999 while the 10-inch version is set at P16,999. Both will be available in selected Lenovo Exclusive Stores and in the Lenovo Mobile Exclusive Store in Gaisano Mall in Davao City this December. ]]>

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