Same design with improved internals and display mark a significant improvement on the original

Mobile World Congress

Lenovo announced a new and improved Yoga Tablet at Mobile World Congress and we got chance to take a very quick first look at it. At first glance the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ is the same tablet as the original. It has the same design, the same fold out kickstand, camera placement, front facing speakers, everything. But, arguably this is the tablet the original should have been.

The 1920x1200 resolution display is far better than the originals 1280x800 panel, which for a tablet we recommend for heavy media consumers improves the experience greatly. The internals have been bumped too, with a Snapdragon 400 inside now instead of the MediaTek CPU in the original and USB OTG support has also been added. We've got Android 4.3 on board, and an 8MP camera round back that sadly is still in the same awkward location as its predecessor.

Lenovo also showed us a new keyboard case accessory that acts like a smart cover. It clips to the front of the tablet enabling sleep mode, allows the tablet to clip into it and unlike previous efforts in the space this time round Lenovo has equipped it with a standard microUSB charging port.

The Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ will go on sale in April at a price point starting at $349. Oh, and it also comes in Champagne Gold this time around, too.

 

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Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ hands-on

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I really dig the kickstand and everything about it except that it has a SnapDragon 400 CPU, which is not a screamer. I'd pay $100 more for a Snap800 or Tegra5 version.

Look again 'genius'! See the stand and the round base, where it holds a round, big battery with 18 hours in it!!
Get informed!! Is nothing like Transformer! Just size!

That's hilarious. And, what exactly in 4.4 makes 4.3 unusable?

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Lol, fair enough.

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I like 4.3 just as much as 4.4, have an SG3 and a nexus 7. I like 4.3 more because of less browser crashes while using Flash.

I like 4.3 more, because it doesn't have the audio bug that plagued my Nexus 5.

I use gps and listen to music at the same time, using the same device. With the Nexus 5, if I had both on, the gps voice would be muted sometimes. Other times, the gps voice would be on, but then, the music would start coming out of the phone speaker vice my truck speakers.

I'm not sure, if that was a Nexus 5 problem or a 4.4 problem. But, it was very annoying.

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KitKat is vital for these reasons:
- It removes Permission Manager because Permission Manager might cause apps to behave unexpectedly (like Facebook might not be able to harvest your location all the time. Sads.)
- It breaks SD card functionality because Worship The Cloud.
- It is all white and part of the KitKatKlub (KKK).

Looks very interesting. Looks like it might be time to replace that 1st gen iPad... And I'm sure that this can be upgraded to Kit Kat... If not it's not a biggie for me.

It's at the bottom of the article: pricing starts at 349.

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I have a 8-inch yoga, the price is $200, the 1-gen yoga-10 is $300, and this is 350, the keyboard is not included.
I still think my Yoga-8 is better.

Just bought my mrs the first version of this, might have to upgrade her now, the tablet not my mrs lol

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I'd get the full version of windows I think on a convertible. Trying to make a tablet into a laptop doesn't make sense to me really when Android it designed so much around touch and not using a keyboard.

I am not buying anything with that iOS imitation UI, and come on, Jelly Bean, on a new device? It's a pity, I really want these to be good, but Lenovo have to get with the Android programme.

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I love the design. Lenovo definitely has my attention with this Yoga line, and I'm not big on tablets.

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