It appears Lenovo wants more tablets and laptops that flex and bend. This time, reports say the company is working on a tablet with legs - and one that can stand on its own. The new tablet will go by the name of Yoga Tablet, but it is not a transformer device.
The main selling point of the device is its leg. The device also has a mechanism that shifts the center of gravity. According to the report, this offers the illusion that the tablet is lighter when used with the hand.
To make things even more interesting, it is dubbed to become the slimmest slate in the world. According to Lenovo SVP and head of China, Chen Xudong, the Yoga Tab will hit stores this October. Along with the Yoga Tab, Lenovo continues to explore devices similar to their Yoga notebook. The company has also released the Lenovo Flex 14.
The Flex 14 proves as an excellent successor to Lenovo's Yoga. While it may not be as flexible, it still provides impressive features. The screen can still pivot way beyond what normal laptops can do. Users can flex it up to 300 degrees but it does not fold all the way to transform into a tablet. It is not the direct successor of the Yoga so it can only do so much.
What is the best part of the device? Lenovo Flex offers a "kiosk" mode. This is best for showing slide decks, slideshows, movies and similar formats. It is very helpful for customer-service environments. It is a 10-point multi-touch screen letting people present things better.
One down side is its resolution. The device only offers 1,366 x 768 pixels. That should be enough for people wanting to do some work. The size and resolution work great together, so people should be fine using the device with such resolution although it will not hurt to have a 1,080p display.
The other good thing about the Flex is that it runs on Haswell. Intel's fourth generation Core i3 processor powers up the device for better graphics performance and improved battery life.
The Flex remains a product to be explored. There are not many sources yet claiming they have reviewed the product thoroughly though initial responses were positive.
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