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Lenovo isn't really known for putting out the best Android tablets on the market, and last year's lackluster YOGA tablets are a perfect example of that. The design seemed nice, but both the eight and 10 inch versions of the device were simply lacking in the spec department. Lenovo is looking to change that stance this year with the all new YOGA Tablet 10 HD+, which takes what worked with the original's form factor and stuffs it full of mostly decent hardware.

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  • 10.1-inch 1920x1200 display
  • 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB/32GB storage, microSD card slot
  • Dual front-facing speakers
  • 802.11 b/g/n; Bluetooth 4.0
  • 8MP rear shooter, 1.6MP front
  • 9000mAh battery life – up to 18 hours
  • 615 grams
  • 10.28 x 7.09 x (.12 - .32) inches (261 x 180 x (3.0-8.1) millimeters

The 10 HD+ also features some proprietary Lenovo software, which the company calls its "DOit" suite. Sounds... interesting. There are three DOit apps in all (which are actually available in the Play Store) to help users share, secure, and sync their new tablet.

The YOGA Tablet 10 HD+ will be available beginning in April for $350 in both Wi-Fi and 3G variants, though the latter won't be available in the US.

Lenovo Refines Multimode Tablet with New YOGA Tablet 10 HD+

·         Equipped with top-of-the-line dazzling full HD screen, blazing-fast processor and extra sharp  camera
·         Same great 18 hours of battery life1 and Hold, Tilt and Stand modes as the original
·         Now comes with five Lenovo DOit apps for sharing, synching, protecting data and managing photos
BARCELONA – February 23, 2014: PC+ leader Lenovo(HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today at the 2014 Mobile World Congress announced the new YOGA Tablet 10 HD+, a multimode Android device that takes Lenovo’s original Yoga Tablet to new heights with a premium mobile experience. The YOGA Tablet 10 HD+ refines the tablet’s unique design with Hold, Tilt and Stand Modes by infusing it with the latest technologies including a Full HD screen, Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor and sharp high resolution camera while maintaining its incredible up to 18 hours of battery life1.
New Features Advance Model for Multimode Tablet
While the original YOGA Tablet 10 broke the mold on the tablet design, the YOGA Tablet 10 HD+ refines this model for multimode tablets with new leading features. First, consumers will notice how the tablet’s 10.1-in 20/20 Vision display graphics seemingly pop off the screen. With Full HD 1920x1200 resolution, movies and photos look crystal clear and more like real life. Thanks to the new Smart Display, the tablet automatically adjusts the images and text on the screen to the ambient light, making it gentler on users’ eyes in all its modes. 
Built for accessing multimedia on the go, apps and files load quickly thanks to its new Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with quad core CPU and large storage. Running Android 4.3, the tablet features rich Dolby® audio, 10 point multitouch, a micro USB port supporting on-the-go technology and an optional keyboard. For capturing mobile memories in even sharper pictures, the YOGA Tablet 10 HD+ comes equipped with a new high definition 8MP rear camera, ideal for snapping photos of friends, family and life’s precious moments.
Three Modes In One Tablet
Packed with even more valuable features, the YOGA Tablet 10 HD+ retains the key design and technologies users love about the original YOGA Tablet 10, starting with its incredible up to 18 hours of battery life1. The tablet’s signature three modes – Hold, Tilt and Stand – continue to give users a better way to use the tablet in nearly any situation. The tablet’s unique cylindrical battery allows them to hold it for reading or browsing the Internet, or they can place it in Tilt Mode for a better viewing angle on a desk or tablet. They can also deploy the new and improved kickstand that extends from the tablet’s battery cylinder to position it in Stand Mode. Stand Mode provides a more stable way to enjoy movies and photos without propping the tablet up with a cover and now stands upright from between 30 and 80.°
Do More With DOit Apps
Lenovo’s three DOit apps make sharing, synching and protecting data on the YOGA Tablet 10 HD+ simple. With SHAREit, users can instantly share pictures, videos, music files, documents, contacts and even apps with up to five devices without an Internet connection. It wirelessly transfers information or even the app itself between devices at up to 40x faster than Bluetooth®. SECUREit optimizes and protects users’ mobile data with its menu of data-protection tools. With a single touch, it protects against viruses, spam and malware, and if the tablet becomes lost or stolen, anti-theft protection locks it down. SECUREit acts as a privacy guard to protect against unwarranted access to users’ private information and also makes the tablet operate faster by taking actions such as closing redundant background apps.
SYNCit serves as a personal backup assist by backing up contacts, text messages and call logs in the cloud. Users can reload the content to their tablet or another Android device. SNAPit Camera gives users unprecedented flexibility for shooting in specific modes (such as panorama or burst mode) for wide-angle shots, low-light situations and more. It also offers special filters and effects. Users can then edit photos right inside the app: They can remove unwanted objects and even create fun, animated GIF files.
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“Customers have told us they love the YOGA Tablet for its clever design that gives them a better way for all the different ways they use tablets,” said Jeff Meredith, vice president, marketing, Mobile Business Group, Lenovo. “Now we’ve created the new YOGA Tablet 10 HD+ to give consumers the ultimate multimode tablet experience, packing it with premium technologies from a gorgeous screen to faster processor to user-centric software.”
“We are pleased to continue our collaboration with Lenovo to deliver premium mobile experiences with superior battery life,” said Luis Pineda, senior vice president of business development, mobile computing, for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Coupled with the unique design of the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor enables a stunning multimedia experience with HD video capture and playback, HD multichannel audio and seamless connectivity.”
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The YOGA Tablet 10 HD+ will be available starting in April via major retailers and www.lenovo.com.
Models start at $349.
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Cameron Summerson
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  • Matthew

    "
    1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 processor" SRSLY?

    • darkdude1

      Ouch.

    • Alex Dorovskikh

      Yes. What is the problem? It is a buget tab. You are not surprised with Snapdragon 400 in Moto G or One mini. So why here?

      • Thomas’

        The other specs don't look overly budget to me.

        However, a Snapdragon 400 should be enough.

      • MeCampbell30

        The Nexus 7 uses a Snapdragon S4 Pro based on Krait 300 architecture which is roughly equivalent to a Snapdragon 600 processor. Seems like that is still the better deal.

    • http://ubuntu-su.blogspot.com/ Kleverson Royther

      "For the gamers out there"... LOL

  • cc_star

    Snapdragon 400 on a tablet where multitasking is the norm, along with plenty of pixels in 1,920x1,200 being pushed around.... don't sound like an ideal match.

    Higher up the range CPU/GPU range and this could be a very useful device indeed, as it stands? No thanks

    • jamaall

      it sucks because i really like the concept. If they upgraded the screen and processor i would think about buying it. it's just not worth $350 to get an outdated processor and below average screen (for today's standards). Lenovo's tablets seem like they are always a year outdated.

  • jamaall

    I wish they would upgrade this thing to a snapdragon 800 and a 2560x1600 display for $450 instead of this mid-range style at $350. I really like the idea, but it's just not good enough to beat a nexus 7 or even the old nexus 10.

  • Serge Cebrian

    Well At least that processor seems to be quadcore according to qualcomms processor page

    • jamaall

      And at least its running 4.3 and will be upgraded to 4.4 in May (according to Lenovo).

      • Serge Cebrian

        Cool

  • jamaall

    These specs don't justify a $50 price jump from the previous model. It should still be $299. If this thing had a snapdragon 600, it would better justify it at $349.

  • loyalty888

    I'm surprised 10.1' android tablets haven't found the same popularity as 7' tablets. Especially with smartphone screen sizes getting bigger and bigger.

    • jamaall

      I used to have a 4.3" screen, and at the time, i really liked having my Nexus 7 to use for the bigger screen. Now i have a 5" screen and the N7 just doesn't seem big enough anymore. I hope they will up the next iteration to an 8" screen, or a Nexus 8. Or they release a new nexus 10, though I think between 8-9" is the best size.

    • renz

      well maybe with 10 inch that start to entering into laptop size. of course it is much lighter than a laptop but i can't fit 10 inch tablet into my pocket like i did with my nexus 7.

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    Aw, no LTE connectivity?

  • firesoul453

    Not a fan of it only having a snapdragon 400.

  • Kirill

    is there a possibility to connect it to TV?

  • Arton Thaçi

    My tablet lenovo android need device u can halp me I don't know how I do that