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Lenovo, Kutcher debut 18-hr Android eight and 10-inch tablets

updated 10:34 pm EDT, Tue October 29, 2013

New device has familiar form factor, resembling Apple keyboard

Lenovo has unveiled its new Android-based "Yoga" tablets reportedly co-designed by Ashton Kutcher, devices that the company calls the "world's thinnest tablet." The device has an unconventional form factor, with a thick rounded edge containing most of the electronics and battery, tapering all the way to the edge of the tablet.

The design of the tablet allegedly comes from Lenovo's extensive study of tablet use, though critics have noted that the tablet strongly resembles an Apple Bluetooth keyboard. Lenovo claims to be mimicking readers perusing a magazine one-handed.

The Lenovo Yoga is a quad-core 1.2GHz device, with 1GB of RAM. Internal storage is 16GB or 32GB, depending on model, with expansion possible up to 64GB with a SD card. Two sizes will be available at launch -- eight-inch and 10-inch sizes, both at 720p resolution. Lenovo claims that the 9000 mAh battery in the tablet will give the user 18 hours of use in the 10-inch model, and 6000 mAh in the eight-inch model runs for 16 hours. The device will be available in both Wi-Fi only, and 3G models.

The tablet is expected tomorrow in the US starting at $249 and $299 for the 8 and 10-inch models respectively.



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  1. iphonerulez

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    Joined: 11-28-08

    That battery life is certainly impressive along with the low prices. It appears Android is going to take more and more market share in both smartphones and tablets.

  1. coffeetime

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    Joined: 11-15-06

    The world's thinnest is deceptive with that thick cylinder at one end. Come on, who are you kidding?

  1. Durandalus

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    Joined: 01-21-01

    @iphonerulez: Apple isn't even participating in that market. Quote from Ars: "performance is best described as "bad." Nothing really scrolls smoothly, every animation lags—the whole device is a slow mess"

  1. pairof9s

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    Joined: 01-03-08

    The World According to Testudo...thank God none of us live there!

  1. lockhartt

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    Joined: 04-11-00

    Hahahaha - reminds me of the old Vicks 44 commercial with Peter Bergman - "I'm not Steve Jobs, but I played him on TV."

    Can't think of any other reason Lenovo would think it was a good idea to partner with Ashton Kutcher of all people on this device.

    Fail...

  1. ZinkDifferent

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    Joined: 01-07-05

    Haha, it's so funny to see testudo trying to hard... and failing.

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