We’ve seen the rise of the smartphone, witnessed the development of ultrabook-type computers that are lighter than laptops, and are in the middle of the tablet takeover. Earlier this fall TechCrunch reported that tablet sales rose 53.4% while PC purchases declined 11.2%. As consumers are looking for more portable computing solutions, TechCrunch says that growth is due to users who are looking to balance work and play with a single device that runs a full operating system and “functionality of a PC in the form factor of a tablet.”
While Apple entered the tablet game early with the iPad, the space has evolved from the Kindle Fire to Microsoft’s Surface line where the new Surface Pro 2 runs full Windows 8.1, Samsung’s popular Galaxy Tabs, to other PC manufacturers entering the game. But not all tablets are created equally and sometimes you pay for portability at the cost of battery life, screen resolution, a less than stellar camera, or
Earlier this fall Lenovo entered the tablet game with 2 versions of the Yoga Tablet– the 8 and 10, named for the size of their screen. It’s hard not to notice the innovative design right out of the box and like the way it feels in your hand. The Yoga Tablet incorporates a battery cylinder and kickstand on the side of the device that allows for multimode use without any accessories. It can be stood up, held comfortably by the battery cylinder, or tilted for easy typing on the touch screen. The Yoga Tablet also boasts an impressive 18 hour battery life, probably one of the longest claims by any tablet manufacturer to date, and has a SD card slot for additional memory.
Today I’m traveling to CES with my Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 where I plan to put it to test. I’m looking for it to provide seamless access to the Android apps I already use on my Samsung Galaxy Note 3, help me check my email while on the go, share what I’m seeing with my social networks, and work as my virtual assistant to ensure that I always get to where I need to be on time.
It’s no secret that I’m pretty picky about my devices and while I love shiny new ones, they have to be amazing multitaskers that work quickly, come with plenty of storage out of the box, seamlessly integrate with the tools I already use, and come in an attractive, lightweight package. I know it’s a lot to ask and honestly, some devices just aren’t for me but I have a feeling that my newest tablet, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 could make the cut.
As a member of the Lenovo Moms program, I have been given Lenovo products, compensated for my involvement, and Lenovo is paying my expenses to attend CES however, all opinions are my own. Amazon Affiliate links are included in this post.