Lenovo has debuted its first multimode Yoga Tablet at a live stream launch event with Ashton Kutcher, the company’s newest product engineer
The Yoga Tablet features three unique modes, giving consumers a better way to use a tablet. With hold, tilt and stand modes, the tablet adapts to the way people use it instead of forcing people to adapt to the technology. Additionally the Yoga Tablet has up to 18 hours of battery life to truly fit users’ ultra mobile lifestyles.
“Watching how people frequently use tablets in three main ways allowed us to break the mold on the current ‘sea of sameness’ designs, discovering and giving them a better way to read, browse, watch and interact with content,” said Jessie Quek, Country General Manager, Lenovo Singapore.
“As consumers’ continue to demand innovative multimode designs we’re thrilled to have Ashton Kutcher on board with us to help further develop the immersive and complementary hardware and rich content experience.”
3 Modes & Longer Battery Life
One size does not fit all, especially when it comes to tablets. Lenovo designers and engineers identified three challenges tablet users face: fatigue when holding and using the tablet; no self-supporting mechanism when laid on a flat surface; and an inadequate viewing angle when set on a table. These scenarios inspired Lenovo to break the mold, avoiding the cookie-cutter design and to create Yoga Tablet’s unique modes.
With its exclusive cylindrical handle, hold mode is designed to fit an individual’s hand, so the Yoga Tablet is easier to hold and offers more control over the device whereas other tablets require two hands. Hold mode makes reading, checking social media and browsing the web easy and parallels how people hold magazines when reading.
To convert the Yoga Tablet into stand mode, simply rotate the side cylinder 90° so that the tablet stand deploys, allowing the tablet to stand by itself on a desk or table. Users can change the viewing angle to fit what’s comfortable for them from 110° to 135°. Stand mode makes it easy for users to comfortably watch movies, place video calls and interact with the ten-finger touchscreen without having to rely on add-on accessories.
Users can lay the Yoga Tablet down in tilt mode to type directly on the tablet, play games and just surf the Internet with a better viewing angle. To further enhance the rich content and multimode tablet experience, users can enable the tablet’s auto-detection software that automatically brings up frequently used apps in hold and stand modes.
The Yoga Tablet’s multimode design not only provides a better usability experience, it offers dramatically longer battery life of up to 18 hours, which is significantly more than the amount of typical tablets. Its cylindrical handle packs in powerful, dual batteries and unlike most tablets, it uses batteries typically found in laptops.
The Yoga Tablet can even charge other devices such as smartphones via its USB on-the-go. The 10-inch and 8-inch models run on 1.2 Ghz MT8389 Quad Core processors with up to 32 GB of storage capacity and feature Android 4.2. Also equipped with Dolby® audio, Yoga Tablet’s front-facing speakers create a powerful surround sound experience through the device speakers and with headphones.
Extremely mobile, both models are featherweights weighing in at about 600g for the 10-inch model and about 400g for the 8-inch model. They feature high definition 1280 x 800 displays, a 5 MP auto focus rear camera plus an additional 1.6MP front camera, a micro SD expansion slot, allowing up to 64 GB of total storage, Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity, and a micro USB connection.
Lenovo offers an optional Bluetooth keyboard for the 10-inch model that functions as a cover and even wakes up the tablet when it’s removed and puts the tablet to sleep when it’s attached. Users can also opt for a WD100 dongle to stream video content from the tablet wirelessly to a TV. Lenovo also offers a portfolio of services solutions for the Yoga Tablet including warranty extensions, upgrades and premium technical support.
Pricing and Availability
Both the 8-inch and 10-inch Lenovo Yoga Tablets will be available in Singapore by end November.
Prices for these tablet models start at SGD 449 and SGD 549 respectively.
With every purchase of the Lenovo Yoga Tablet (8-inch or 10-inch), get a promotion bundle worth a total of SGD 138! Valid for the first 160 customers for each model only. While stock lasts!
The bundle includes:
- A 10-inch Bluetooth Keyboard
- A Tablet Sleeve* and,
- A Screen Protector*
The Yoga Tablets will also be available to pre-order starting from 1st Nov – 10th Nov 2013. Customers are required to put down a minimum non-refundable deposit of $50 with the designated Lenovo retailers (appended below) upon pre-ordering, and will be contacted by the respective retailers when the stocks have arrived.
Designated Lenovo retailers for pre-order
|South||VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk #02-34/35 VivoCity Singapore 098585||Challenger||6376 6100|
|West||Djitsun Mall ,5 Ang Mo Kio Central 2 #02-01/02 Singapore 569663||Harvey Norman||6554 5630|
|East||Megastore, 50 Tampines North Drive 2 Singapore 528766||Courts||1800 222 6868|
|Central||Jurong Point Shopping Mall, Level B1-92||Newstead Digital Style Mall||6794 5338|
|Central||109 North Bridge Road, #04-03, Funan DigitaLife Mall, Singapore 179097||MC2||6333 4544|
|Central||109 North Bridge Road, #03-08/09, Funan DigitaLife Mall, Singapore 179097||Polaris||6339 2220|
|Central||109 North Bridge Road, #03-16, Funan DigitaLife Mall, Singapore 179097||AddOn||6338 3778|
|West||Block 309, Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4, #01-01/02, Choa Chu Kang Centre, Singapore 680309 (Next to Lot One Shoppers’ Mall)||Gain City||6235 6428|
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