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Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8

Specifications

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8Notebook: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 (Yoga Series)
Processor: Mediatek MT8389
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX544
Display: 8.0 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.401kg
Price: 279.99 euro
Average Score: 75.06% - good
Average of 16 scores (from 29 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 66%, features: 64%, display: 77% mobility: 91%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 98%

Reviews for the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8

86% Review Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 | Notebookcheck
Stamina and stability. Both are quite the virtues of the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8, thanks to its large 6000 mAh battery and the integrated kickstand. But what about the rest of its ingredients? While both the bright 8-inch IPS display and the unusual shape make for great eye-catchers, we will have to see whether the MediaTek MT8389 SoC with 1.2 GHz, 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage space suffice to remain competitive in the price segment below 300 Euros (~$412).
70% Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 is totally original in terms of looks, and if that's what matters most to you, you won't have any problem with it. If you like the idea of a tablet that can stand upright on a desk on its own, there's really nothing else like it. It's good for most ordinary tasks, some light gaming, reading, and all your Web surfing needs. If looks are more important to you than gaming performance, you should probably give this tablet a chance. Just don't expect too much of it, and you'll be happy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
Google Nexus 7 vs LG G Pad 8.3 vs Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 review: What's the best small and cheap Android tablet?
Source: PC Advisor English
Despite being the oldest tablet here, the Nexus 7 remains our top-pick. It's the best all-rounder but the other two contenders are still worth a shout. The G Pad feels the best and has some extra software features which are really handy. Lenovo's Yoga Tablet 8 is cheap, good looking and has a great design – just be prepared for lower grade hardware and performance if you opt for this one.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 02/19/2014
60% Lenovo Yoga 8
Source: Techreview Source English
The Lenovo Yoga 8 tablet tries to compete with the huge market of Google Android-powered tablets and it does an overall decent job. It does have some downsides though, like sub-par performance and a lower-resolution display, but we did like the aluminum design.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
Lenovo Yoga Tablet review: long battery life in an otherwise disappointing device
Source: Engadget English
Lenovo's Yoga Tablet has potential, but ultimately the device feels unfinished. It's a slate with good hardware, complete with a clever kickstand design, that rides on the esteemed Yoga name. Lenovo relied way too heavily on that branding, though; unlike the Ultrabooks with their largely high-caliber specs, the tablet sports an unacceptably mediocre display, packs a sluggish processor and delivers a bizarrely skinned version of Android 4.2.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/23/2013
50% Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 review: Bad in any position
Source: TechHive.com English
With a retail price $20 north of Google’s Nexus 7 and Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX, the Yoga is a tough sell and doesn’t do enough to warrant its higher price. The long-lasting battery is the tablet’s biggest strength, but with everything else being so underwhelming it’s basically irrelevant. Stay away from this one and spend your hard-earned money elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/14/2013
Rating: Total score: 50%
70% Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8
Source: PC Mag English
If you're sold on Lenovo's "multi-mode" concept, the Yoga Tablet 8 is the Yoga you're looking for. Its display is sharper and the unique design makes for a more dramatic difference in how light the tablet feels in your hand. But the Yoga Tablet 8 isn't as good of a bargain as its 10-inch sibling, costing more than superlative tablets like the $229 Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HDX 7"$229.00 at Amazon.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
Lenovo Yoga Tablet Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
I was genuinely surprised (in a good way) by the Lenovo Yoga Tablet design and overall philosophy, and at the same time, I’m pleased to see that instead of trying to go head-to-head against Nexus 7 Lenovo carved a space for its Android tablet. To make a long story short, Lenovo brings the ultimate tablet battery life, at the expense of performance.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2013
80% Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 review: An affordable Android tablet with a great design but mediocre specs
Source: PC Advisor English
The design of the tablet is the main selling point, partly because it's something a bit different and partly since the specs aren't anything special. The Yoga Tablet earns the first part of its name by being 'multi-mode' this means the tablet can be used in various different positions. Like any tablet you can hold the Yoga in portrait or landscape. That's called 'hold mode' but in portrait it's much easier to hold that others because the vast majority of the weight is on one side and therefore in your hand. Its svelte shape also makes it look sleek and desirable.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
70% Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8
Source: Laptop Mag English
The $249 Yoga Tablet 8's novel cylindrical design makes it comfortable to hold, allows the slate to sit up on a desk, and offer exceptional endurance. But battery life isn't everything. The $229 Google Nexus 7 offers a higher-res screen, a pure Android experience and better performance in a smaller and lighter design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
Video Perspective: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 and Yoga Tablet 10
Source: PC Perspective English
Neither tablet scores particularly well in our benchmarks and you'll like find it in line with the performance of the NVIDIA Tegra 3 released in mid-2012. It was more than capable of handling web browsing and playing back video content but for advanced Android game the Yoga Tablets will likely suffer.
video review
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/20/2013

Foreign Reviews

8''-Tablet in praktischem Design & mit starkem Akku
Source: Hartware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/22/2014
89% Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 16GB (WiFi + 3G)
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 5/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 89% display: 85% mobility: 95%
81% Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 (16GB, WLAN)
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 5/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 81%
80% Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 (16GB, WLAN)
Source: PC News - Heft 3/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 81% features: 82% display: 86% mobility: 91%
80% Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 (16GB, WLAN)
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8: Revolutionäres Multimode-Tablet Im Test
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Schwaches Media-Tablet mit sicherem Stand
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Positive: home use tablet; chic design; integrated stand support Negative: weak performance
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/21/2014
Innovativ, günstig, exotisch
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: outstanding workmanship; creditably concept Negative: standard display and CPU
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/17/2013
60% Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
Lenovo Yoga 8 – Оригинальное Решение Для Повседневной Жизни
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Useful built-in pedestal; decent performance; quite good battery life; quite good speakers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/12/2014
Lenovo IdeaTab Yoga Tablet 8 - jól bírja
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Positive: Very interesting and unique design; excellent battery life; good connectivity. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/17/2014
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 teszt: a különcködő
Source: Mobilport HU→EN
Positive: Unique and ergonomic design; multiple user mode; IPS LCD; long battery life; expandable memory; optional HSPA, Wi -Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, DTS sound. Negative: Expensive; poor camera; only 4.2 Jelly Bean Android; no FM radio, NFC, HDMI.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/27/2014
80% Đánh giá Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 - kiểu dáng lạ, pin lâu
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/13/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Сравнение на Google Nexus 7 (2013), LG G Pad 8.3 и Lenovo Yoga 8 – кой е най-добрият малък Android таблет?
Source: Tablet.bg BU→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/01/2014
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 – различният таблет
Source: PC Store BU→EN
Positive: Good design with convenient stand; IPS display; good speakers; long battery life. Negative: Relatively low resolution; no HDMI port.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/11/2014
Ревю на Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 (B6000) – различен поглед към таблетите
Source: Tablet.bg BU→EN
Positive: Great battery life; convenient and innovative design; beautiful aluminum case; quality display. Negative: Relatively low-definition screen; poor quality camera.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/29/2014
レノボ YOGA TABLET 8 の実機レビュー
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN
Positive: Long battery life; good performance. Negative: Relatively low resolution of the display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/13/2013

Comment

Model:

The Lenovo Yoga Tablet series has been getting much attention as of late. The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 is the 8 inch model of the series. It has a resolution of 1280 by 800, which is quite good for a screen of its size. The LCD touchscreen comes with 16M colors providing vivid and clear picture quality. It features a 1.2 GHz quad core processor and 1 GB RAM and runs Android Jelly Bean OS. So, lags do not happen frequently. The internal hard disk space is up to 64 GB and a microSD card for external storage is available.

The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 supports standard 802.11 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. Furthermore, the device comes with 3G networking, but unfortunately does not support 4G LTE. Like most tablets, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet also has one microUSB port. The battery capacity of this tablet is 6000 mAh, which is pretty good for a tablet. It is innovative, that the big battery is hidden a cylinder at the back of the tablet, which is also used for positioning the device.

In conclusion, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 is one of the more unique tablets out there today, which can stand upright on a desk. The below average hardware specifications are made up for with style and functionality. Besides, the tablet works fine for normal usage like browsing the Internet or reading emails. It is pretty decent value for money considering its rather cheap price tag.

PowerVR SGX544: OpenGL ES 2.0 compatible with 4 pixel and 2 vertex shaders

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


MT8389:

Quad-core ARM SoC for tablets with an integrated PowerVR SGX 544 graphics card.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


8.0": This is a very small format, which is used for UMPC, Netbooks or Subotebooks. There hardly exist any models with this display format. Working for a long time is uncomfortable. This tiny display is intended for outdoor usage.
The advantage is, that the mini-notebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the tiny display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is very exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions can hardly be used.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.401 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Lenovo reviews


75.06%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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» Lenovo IdeaTab A8-50 A5500
Mediatek MT8121
» Gigaset QV830
Mediatek MT8125
» Dell Venue 8
Atom Z2580

Devices with the same GPU

» Acer Iconia Tab 8 A1-841
Mediatek MT8389, 7.9", 0.358 kg
» Alcatel OneTouch Idol Alpha
Mediatek MT6589, 4.7", 0.117 kg
» Asus Fonepad 7 FE170CG
unknown, 7.0", 0.29 kg
» Asus FonePad 7 ME372CL
Atom Z2560, 7.0", 0.333 kg
» MSI Primo 93
unknown, 9.7", 0.62 kg
» Acer Liquid E3 / E380
Mediatek MT6589, 4.7", 0.135 kg
» Lenovo A10-59407931
unknown, 10.1", 0.54 kg
» Acer Iconia A3-A11 3G
Mediatek MT8389, 10.1", 0.57 kg
» Huawei Ascend G610
Mediatek MT6589, 5", 0.17 kg
» Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA-CQ002H
Atom Z2560, 11.6", 0.7 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Core LTE SM-G386F
MP5232, 4.5", 0.137 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPhone P780
Mediatek MT6589, 5.0", 0.18 kg
» Prestigio Multipad 7.9 inch
Mediatek MT8389, 7.9", 0.45 kg
» Lenovo IdeaTab A3000 3G 59-374506
Mediatek MT8389, 7.0", 0.34 kg
» Asus Fonepad ME175CG
Atom Z2420, 7.0", 0.34 kg
» Archos 79 Xenon
unknown, 7.9", 0.32 kg
» Lenovo Ideapad A10
Mediatek MT8121, 10.1", 0.5445 kg
» Lenovo K900
Atom Z2580, 5.5", 0.17 kg
» Asus Zenfone 4
unknown, 4.0", 0.2 kg
» Alcatel One Touch Idol X
Mediatek MT6589, 5", 0.13 kg
» Lenovo IdeaTab S6000-F
Mediatek MT8125, 10.1", 0.6 kg
» Lenovo S5000-F
Mediatek MT8125, 7.0", 0.246 kg
» MSI Primo 81
unknown, 7.9", 0.4 kg
» Lenovo IdeaTab Yoga Tablet 10-59387956
Mediatek MT8125, 10.1", 0.61 kg
» Huawei Ascend G700
Mediatek MT6589, 5.0", 0.157 kg
Current Prices

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$1,118.99 Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Convertible Ultrabook Tablet - Intel Core i7-4500U, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM, 13.3" QHD+ 3200x1800 Touchscreen, Intel HD4400 Graphics, Intel 7260-N WiFi, Bluetooth, HD Webcam, USB 3.0, Backlit Keyboard, Windows 8.1 (Silver Grey)

$1,500.00 Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Convertible Ultrabook Tablet - Intel Core M 5Y70, 512GB SSD HDD, 8GB RAM, 13.3" QHD+ 3200x1800 Touchscreen, Intel HD 5300 Graphics, AC Wireless, Bluetooth, HD Webcam, Backlit Keyboard, Windows 8.1 Professional (Light Silver) 80HE000LUS

$1,359.99 Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Convertible Ultrabook Tablet - Intel Core M 5Y70, 256GB SSD HDD, 8GB RAM, 13.3" QHD+ 3200x1800 Touchscreen, Intel HD 5300 Graphics, AC Wireless, Bluetooth, HD Webcam, Backlit Keyboard, Windows 8.1 (Light Silver)

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 - 16gb

$1,377.99 Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Convertible Ultrabook Tablet - Intel Core i7-4500U, 512GB SSD HDD, 8GB RAM, 13.3" QHD+ 3200x1800 Touchscreen, Intel HD4400 Graphics, Intel 7260-N WiFi, Bluetooth, HD Webcam, USB 3.0, Backlit Keyboard, Windows 8.1 Pro (Silver Grey)

$1,350.00 Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Convertible Ultrabook Tablet (Gold) - Intel Core M 5Y70, 256GB SSD HDD, 8GB RAM, 13.3" QHD+ 3200x1800 Touchscreen, Intel HD 5300 Graphics, AC Wireless, Bluetooth, HD Webcam, Backlit Keyboard, Windows 8.1 (Golden Color)

$1,149.00 Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Convertible Ultrabook Tablet - Intel Core i5-4200U, 256GB SSD HDD, 8GB RAM, 13.3" QHD+ 3200x1800 Touchscreen, Intel HD4400 Graphics, Intel 7260-N WiFi, Bluetooth, HD Webcam, USB 3.0, Backlit Keyboard, Windows 8.1 (Clementine Orange)

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-11-12 (Update: 2013-11-12)