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Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ Review

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When it comes to developing fresh, exciting form factors and features for tablets, Lenovo is one of the companies that steps outside of the box. Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ with its higher res, brighter and more vivid, the Yoga Tablet brand is here to stay. If you’ve ever used the old Lenovo Yoga tablet before, you’d have known by now that it packs an amazing battery, but failed to please users in the display department. Well the company stepped up its game, with the new Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ which shows that Lenovo was actually listening to its consumers.

Design:

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ comes in the same form factor as its predecessor. It features an adjustable kickstand and hinge for better viewing angles. The tablet feels light and sturdy, even at 10.3 x 7.1 x .4 inches and 1.37 pounds, the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ allows you to grip it more easily in one hand.

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The tablet comes in the original silver and available in champagne gold. It has a Dolby Digital Plus front-facing speakers for your media enjoyment, and still spots the same cylinder that houses its 9,000 mAH battery. The charging port and the volume rocker are on the sides, while the power button and headphone jack are strategically placed at both ends of the cylindrical grip. Behind the kickstand, the tablet’s body houses the microUSB slot capable of holding up to 64GBs of storage.

Unboxing:

Display:

Well, HD+ describes all you need to know about the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+. The device features a 10.1-inch full HD 1920×1200 display that provides rich colors and it comes with the IPS technology that gives the user accurate viewing angles. The tablet comes with a smart display “Adaptive Display technology” works remarkably well by adjusting brightness, contrast, and colors to fit your surroundings making it gentle to use in all modes.

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Audio:

The Yoga Tablet 10 HD+’s provides loud, accurate audio that’s good for listening to music, with the help of its Dolby-enabled front-facing speakers. It comes with a Dolby Audio app that provides fine control over the graphic equalizer, along with profiles for music, movies and gaming.

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Performance:

The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ packs some serious power under the hood that allows it to give out some impressive performance. It comes with a Snapdragon 400 processor : clocked at 1.6 GHz, with 2 GBs of DDR2 RAM, comes with a nice full HD display to sooth all your media entertainment, photo editing and video processing needs. The tablet ships with an accelerometer, compass, ambient light sensor, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. It come with a 9,000 mAH battery, rated for up to 18 hours of usage by Lenovo. I had the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ with me couple of months ago with me on an 11 hour international flight to Nigeria, I subjected the tablet to heavy usage all through the flight. Watched 6 movies, couple of games and music, and still had enough battery to take me through the local flights to my destination.

Software:

The Yoga Tablet HD+ ships with Jelly Bean out of the box, upon powering up the tablet for the first time your KitKat will be available for download. The tablet comes with a scrolling screen that take the place of the usual app drawer you find in default android devices giving it an iOS feel. Lenovo also added a multi-window feature that supports four panes for those who multitask on their tablets.You can noticeable see small tweaks made by Lenovo throughout the OS. Swiping from the right on any home screen lets you open the Smart Side Bar, that gives you quick links to the gallery, camera, Google Play and other apps. The settings drop-down menu is now augmented with audio profile and timeout toggles and a link to the Dolby app. The tablets Power Manager feature has normal and power-saving modes, screen brightness adjustment and software and hardware power usage graphics.
It also comes with Lenovo’s own suite of productivity apps “DOit,” which include SHAREit, SECUREit, SYNCit, SNAPit, and SEEit.

SHAREit is a file sharing app with other devices around you. The app detects other devices with the, and can also share files to any just about any device. Don’t worry about your data caps, as the wireless sharing is handled by the device’s Wi-Fi radio.

SECUREit is a full suite of anti-virus, anti-spam, and anti-malware software, with a few other additions. This allows you to add extra security on your private files, or encrypt calls or contacts. The

SECUREit app has more functionality like being able to block spam text messages and track data usage, cleans up cache build up and redundant apps, and provides extra measures when you tablet or phone gets stolen.

SYNCit stores your contacts, SMS messages, and call logs in the cloud, allowing you to sync them to a new device.

SNAPit includes new photo modes like burst or panorama and allows for post-shot editing

SEEit is a gallery used to view, organize, and further edit photos.

Cameras

The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ comes with a 8MP rear camera with auto focus and upgrade from the 5-megapixel shooter in the original tablet. It has a 1.6 MP HD fixed-focus front-facing camera that captures sharp, reasonably colorful photos. The rear camera is capable of capturing 1080p videos that are equally sharp. The front 2MP camera captures detailed images free from the pixelation often seen on selfies with a tablet.

Accessories

Lenovo sells a couple of accessories for the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+, these include a $79 Bluetooth keyboard that snaps onto the top of the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ or its predecessor, and serves as a screen protector. The keyboard features large keys and a touchpad for use in the Stand Mode. Lenovo also sells a $29 black sleeve for those who just want a simple look and feel.

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Verdict:

The Yoga tablet brand keeps coming back stronger, and we hope to see it get better in future. The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ has a  fantastic screen, with a big resolution bump over its predecessor. Saving you around $150 less than a premium tablet, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ can give you the bang for your buck. Scoring 1,414 in the Geekbench test, you can can some smooth performance out of your Yoga Tablet HD+. Pricing for the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ will be $349, the Yoga Tab 10 HD+ is a good of piece of hardware that gives you wonderful battery life.

 

Accessories

Lenovo sells a $79 Bluetooth keyboard that can snap onto the top of the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ or its predecessor, the Yoga Tablet 10, and protect the screen. The keyboard features large keys and a touchpad, making it ideal to use when the tablet is in Stand Mode. For those who don’t want the keyboard, the company also sells a $29 black sleeve.

– See more at: http://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/tablets/lenovo-yoga-tablet-10-hd-plus#sthash.jFnKnUvj.dpuf

Accessories

Lenovo sells a $79 Bluetooth keyboard that can snap onto the top of the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ or its predecessor, the Yoga Tablet 10, and protect the screen. The keyboard features large keys and a touchpad, making it ideal to use when the tablet is in Stand Mode. For those who don’t want the keyboard, the company also sells a $29 black sleeve.

– See more at: http://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/tablets/lenovo-yoga-tablet-10-hd-plus#sthash.jFnKnUvj.dpuf