Lenovo http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lenovo/news en-SG Lenovo recalls older ThinkPads due to fire-hazardous batteries http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lenovo/lenovo-recalls-older-thinkpads-over-fire-hazard-batteries/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Still have that old ThinkPad lying around? Best be aware </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Lenovo recalls older ThinkPads over fire hazard batteries" alt="Lenovo recalls older ThinkPads over fire hazard batteries" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ThinkPad_stuff_01.jpg?1396249689" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you&#39;re still using a Thinkpad bought sometime between October 2010 and April 2011, best be aware that they&#39;re hot property right now - in the bad way. Lenovo&#39;s made a massive recall of Thinkpad batteries sold around that time due to them being fire hazards.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Be prepared </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The laptops at risk are the Edge 11, 13 and 14 series; the T410, T420, T510 and W510 series; and the X100e, X120e, X200, X201 and X201s series.</p> <p>To check if your battery pack is affected, look for a white sticker below the bar code on on the battery pack. The affected packs have one of the following part numbers: 42T4695, 42T4711, 42T4798, 42T4804, 42T4812, 42T4822, 42T4828, 42T4834, 42T4840 and 42T4890.</p> <p>Unless you want a fiery incident to happen, take the CSPC&#39;s advice and remove the battery immediately. Replacement policies might differ depending on the terms of your purchase, so pick up that phone and call your friendly neighbourhood Lenovo service centre or authorised resellers.</p> <p>The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) first announced Lenovo&#39;s massive recall of these batteries last Thursday, with a full list of the battery packs and models affected. Over 34,500 laptop battery packs were recalled in the US, 2900 in Canada, and an astounding 115,000 in China.&nbsp;</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/lenovo_recalls_about_37k_thinkpad_batteries_over_fire_hazard" target="_blank">MaximumPC</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Lenovo recalls older ThinkPads over fire hazard batteries" alt="Lenovo recalls older ThinkPads over fire hazard batteries" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ThinkPad_stuff_02.jpg?1396249689" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lenovo/lenovo-recalls-older-thinkpads-over-fire-hazard-batteries/news#comments Laptops Lenovo Mon, 31 Mar 2014 02:55:59 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1434565 at http://www.stuff.tv Video: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 – multimode marvel or boring budget tab? http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lenovo/video-lenovo-yoga-tablet-10-multimode-marvel-or-boring-budget-tab/video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Does the Yoga Tablet 10’s triple threat design have what it takes to take on the very best Android tabs? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Video: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 – multimode marvel or boring budget tab?" alt="Video: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 – multimode marvel or boring budget tab?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen%20Shot%202014-03-07%20at%2018.06.00.png?1394244839" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-3308499527001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="3308499527001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lenovo/video-lenovo-yoga-tablet-10-multimode-marvel-or-boring-budget-tab/video#comments Lenovo Tablets Yoga Tablet 10 Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:04:51 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1433451 at http://www.stuff.tv Lenovo's new Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ is like an Olympic gymnast http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lenovo/mwc-2014/lenovos-new-yoga-tablet-10-hd-olympic-gymnast/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Revamped 10in tab now has the power to go with its flexible form </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+" alt="Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ tablet" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lenovo-yoga-tablet-10-HD-tablet-001.jpg?1393295311" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&#39;s always important to learn from your mistakes, and that&#39;s what Lenovo appears to have done with its new Yoga Tablet 10 HD+.</p> <p>When we reviewed the first version of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/lenovo-yoga-tablet-10/review" target="_blank">Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10</a>&nbsp;we praised its innovative three-modes-in-one form and incredible stamina. Its performance and screen? Less so.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Your flexible friend </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While the design itself hasn&#39;t changed much from last year&#39;s model, it remains the most interesting thing about the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+. Unlike every other identikit slate, it has a cylindrical protruberance at its base which gives it its flexible nature: grip it in &#39;Hold&#39; mode or flip out the kickstand and use it in &#39;Tilt&#39; or &#39;Stand&#39; mode.&nbsp;</p> <p>It&#39;s a great idea that we loved when we tested the first model, and with the kickstand being made longer so that it now stands the tablet upright at a more useful angle, it promises to be even better on the HD+.&nbsp;</p> <p>Bigger changes are afoot elsewhere. For starters, the screen gets a major spec bump - it&#39;s now a full HD 1920x1200 effort with a decent 224ppi, whereas the last version was only 1280x800. In fact, pretty much everything else about the Yoga is now better than before. The processor is now a Snapdragon 400 running at 1.6GHz, RAM has been doubled to 2GB and there&#39;s now an 8MP camera round the back.</p> <p>One thing we hope hasn&#39;t changed about the Yoga is its battery life. The first model could supposedly last for 18 hours, and as the HD+ has the same 9000mAh cell inside it, we&#39;d hope for the same here.</p> <p>Pricing and availability for both the Wi-Fi and 3G versions in Singapore haven&#39;t been announced yet.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/htc/mwc-2014/mwc-2014-biggest-stories-so-far/feature" target="_blank">Mobile World Congress 2014 &ndash; the biggest MWC smartphone news so far</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+" alt="Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ tablet" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lenovo-yoga-tablet-10-HD-tablet-002.jpg?1393295311" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bloatware without the bloat? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&#39;re not big fans of manufactures stuffing their tablets with apps that you&#39;ll never use, but the Yoga 10 HD+ has a couple that sound quite useful.</p> <p>First there&#39;s SHAREit, which will enable users to fling images, videos, documents and even apps to other tablets and phones wirelessly at up to 40x faster than Bluetooth.&nbsp;Then there&#39;s SYNCit &ndash; for your backup needs &ndash; SECUREit &ndash; that&#39;s your virus protection and so on &ndash; and SNAPit, which gives the tablet&#39;s camera the usual panoramas, filters and creative modes.</p> <p>Will they be better than those you could download from the Play Store? Who knows, but they will at least be free.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lenovo/mwc-2014/lenovos-new-yoga-tablet-10-hd-olympic-gymnast/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lenovo/mwc-2014/lenovos-new-yoga-tablet-10-hd-olympic-gymnast/news#comments Lenovo MWC 2014 Tablets Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:13:28 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1432842 at http://www.stuff.tv Hands-on review: Lenovo ThinkPad 8, the little Windows tablet that could http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lenovo/ces-2014/hands-review-lenovo-thinkpad-8-little-windows-tablet-could/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This small tablet deserves to make Windows 8.1 huge </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Hands-on review: Lenovo ThinkPad 8" alt="Hands-on review: Lenovo ThinkPad 8" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lenovo-thinkpad-8-1.jpg?1389381447" /> </div> </div> </div> <p class="p1">There&#39;s still something a bit thrilling about seeing the full version of Windows running on a tiny screen.</p> <p class="p1">That&#39;s particularly true if the screen is of almost Retina-level resolution and the device it&#39;s running on could slip inside a jacket pocket without tearing the lining. Lenovo&#39;s Thinkpad 8 is just such a device - and Windows 8.1 makes a crazy kind of sense on it.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/will-findlater" title="View user profile.">Will Findlater</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Design and build - as solid and thoughtful as a Thinkpad should be </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">The 8.9mm ThinkPad is amazingly skinny considering what&#39;s inside. It&#39;s home to a quad-core Intel Atom running at 2GHz (2.3GHz in burst), 2GB of RAM and 32 to 128GB of storage, as well as a slot for microSD expansion, microHDMI out, a microUSB 3.0 port and optional 4G. Those innards aren&#39;t low-power ARM: they&#39;re unfettered, full-fat 64-bit x86, which means the Thinkpad can run Windows 8.1 desktop apps and all.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">It feels solid as an aluminium and high-grade plastic rock. The screen doesn&#39;t warp under pressure, either. In terms of aesthetics it&#39;s not quite up to the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-ipad-mini-2/review" target="_blank">iPad Mini</a>&#39;s standards, but it&#39;s a close second.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Hands-on review: Lenovo ThinkPad 8" alt="Hands-on review: Lenovo ThinkPad 8" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lenovo-thinkpad-8-2.jpg?1389381447" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Hands-on review: Lenovo ThinkPad 8" alt="Hands-on review: Lenovo ThinkPad 8" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lenovo-thinkpad-8-3.jpg?1389381447" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Hands-on review: Lenovo ThinkPad 8" alt="Hands-on review: Lenovo ThinkPad 8" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Lenovo-Thinkpad-8-4.jpg?1389381447" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="Hands-on review: Lenovo ThinkPad 8" alt="Hands-on review: Lenovo ThinkPad 8" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lenovo-thinkpad-8-5.jpg?1389381447" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Screen - bright, vibrant and almost Retina-crisp </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">The Thinkpad 8 runs a 1920x1200 pixels on its 8.3in screen, which results in a comfortable 16:10 aspect ratio and a resolution of 273ppi. That&#39;s not quite as high as the iPad Mini, but you&#39;ll see no visible pixels here.</p> <p class="p2">It makes Windows 8.1 look fantastic. The colours pop off the screen, and those big flat icons look sophisticated in this mini, hi-res guise.It&#39;s covered with smooth, flex-free Corning Gorilla Glass and reacts fluidly to gestures.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">One complaint that other have raised is that the Thinkpad doesn&#39;t have stylus support - there&#39;s no digitiser in its screen, which some think is odd considering this is a device aimed at enterprise users. Although it limits the device, it also keeps the price at a realistic level.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Hands-on review: Lenovo ThinkPad 8" alt="Hands-on review: Lenovo ThinkPad 8" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lenovo-thinkpad-8-6.jpg?1389381447" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Hands-on review: Lenovo ThinkPad 8" alt="Hands-on review: Lenovo ThinkPad 8" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lenovo-thinkpad-8-8.jpg?1389381447" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Hands-on review: Lenovo ThinkPad 8" alt="Hands-on review: Lenovo ThinkPad 8" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lenovo-thinkpad-8-9.jpg?1389381447" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Power and connectivity - this thing flies (with caveats) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">At CES we couldn&#39;t test out web browsing, video streaming, media editing or gaming, so these observations are based on the altogether less demanding metrics of transitions, animations and app loading times.</p> <p class="p1">For those still quite telling tasks, the ThinkPad didn&#39;t stutter. Windows 8.1 Pro&#39;s Metro interface glides and transitions to the desktop flawlessly, while windows open instantly and apps start speedily. We have high hopes.</p> <p class="p1">Desktop mode looked a little comical - those icons are tiny, and closing windows with a fingertip requires pinpoint accuracy - but you can scale everything up if you wish, and chances are you&#39;ll mostly be using Metro any way.</p> <p class="p2">In theory, the Intel Bay Trail-based Z3770 processor&#39;s integrated graphics should be capable of casual gaming, although it&#39;s unlikely to support almost any title at the screen&#39;s native 1920x1200 resolution. We&#39;ll be loading Steam on one as soon as we get a test sample. &nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Hands-on review: Lenovo ThinkPad 8" alt="Hands-on review: Lenovo ThinkPad 8" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lenovo-thinkpad-8-10.jpg?1389381447" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cameras - 10MP rear, 2MP front </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">The Thinkpad 8 has twin cameras, the rear of which is cleverly accessed by a snap-down corner of the magnetic flip cover. This has a 10MP resolution, but it was impossible to judge its quality in show conditions. Likewise, the 2MP front camera seemed perfectly adequate - grainy, but just fine for Skyping.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Hands-on review: Lenovo ThinkPad 8" alt="Hands-on review: Lenovo ThinkPad 8" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lenovo-thinkpad-tablet-8-11.jpg?1389381447" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lenovo Thinkpad 8 - first thoughts </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">Not just our favourite small-screen Windows tablet, the ThinkPad 8 is contender for our favourite Windows tablet yet. Windows 8.1 Pro looks elegant on its sharp, vibrant screen, and the performance is promising.</p> <p class="p2">The price is tempting, too. Sure, a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/google-nexus-7-2013/review" target="_blank">Google Nexus 7</a> will cost you significantly less, but a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-ipad-mini-2/review" target="_blank">Retina iPad Mini </a>is more size and price-competitive - and, ignoring Windows 8&#39;s current paltry app offering, there&#39;s no doubt that the ThinkPad is capable of doing more.</p> <p class="p1">Look out for a full review at Stuff soon, and stay tuned for a video review of the ThinkPad 8.</p> <p class="p1"><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ces-2014/ces-2014-all-biggest-stories-so-far/feature" target="_blank">CES 2014 - all the biggest news, live from Vegas</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Hands-on review: Lenovo ThinkPad 8" alt="Hands-on review: Lenovo ThinkPad 8" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lenovo-thinkpad-8-12.jpg?1389381447" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lenovo/ces-2014/hands-review-lenovo-thinkpad-8-little-windows-tablet-could/news#comments CES 2014 Lenovo Tablets Windows 8 Tue, 07 Jan 2014 23:07:54 +0000 Elissa Loi 1430930 at http://www.stuff.tv Lenovo's ThinkPad 8 packs power and pixels into an iPad Mini-sized Windows 8.1 tab http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lenovo/ces-2014/lenovos-thinkpad-8-packs-power-and-pixels-ipad-mini-sized-windows-81-tab/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Here at CES, the ThinkPad 8 is the belle of the Win 8 tablet ball so far with a Full HD screen, Atom innards and nifty QuickCover stand </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Windows 8.1 tablet at CES 2014 " alt="Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Windows 8.1 tablet at CES 2014 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/thinkpad-8.png?1389621652" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Windows 8.1 tablet is a scrappy beast, nipping at the heels of the all-conquering iPads until something gives. And in its latest incarnation, 8.3in in size, branded with Lenovo&#39;s business-angled ThinkPad name and at a more than reasonable US$400 (S$508) price, it&#39;s time may just have arrived.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Think Rad, Great </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Why? For one, the 8.8mm thick ThinkPad 8 can do much more than your iPad can thanks to the fact that it runs full Windows 8.1 and not the limited RT verson of Microsoft&#39;s OS. That means full Office, proper Adobe software like PhotoShop and Illustrator plus PC games as long as you&#39;re not too cocky and can settle for lower resolutions. Not to mention running two apps or programs side by side and Windows 8.1&#39;s other neat tricks.&nbsp;</p> <p>The ThinkPad 8&#39;s spec sheet is impressive too, most importantly that 8.3in screen which while a way off the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-ipad-mini-2/review" target="_blank">iPad Mini with Retina&#39;s&nbsp;</a>pixel count, does put in a sterling 1920x1080 effort and offers slightly more room to play with. That&#39;s a higher resolution than Lenovo&#39;s other 8in tablets, not to mention rivals such as the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/dell/dell-venue-pro-8-beats-microsoft-surface-mini-punch/news" target="_blank">Dell Venue 8 Pro</a>. And don&#39;t forget, the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-ipad-mini-2/review" target="_blank">iPad Mini with Retina&#39;s colour reproduction</a>&nbsp;has been bested at times by rivals like the Nexus 7 so we can&#39;t wait to get the ThinkPad 8 and Mini Retina screens side by side.&nbsp;</p> <p>Lenovo&#39;s also trussed the ThinkPad 8 up with a 2.4GHz Intel Atom Baytrail processor, clocked higher than its rivals with iPad-rivalling storage sizes of 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. Connectivity candy includes built-in 3G/4G, a microUSB 3.0 port and a microHDMI port.&nbsp;</p> <p>Lenovo hasn&#39;t announced a keyboard dock but the ThinkPad 8 does get a QuickCover which protects the tab, doubles up as a stand and cleverly allows the 8MP camera to peek out from a folded corner whilst auto-opening the camera app. Stay tuned for a hands on straight from Las Vegas.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ces-2014/ces-2014-all-biggest-stories-so-far/feature" target="_blank">CES 2014 - all of the biggest news so far</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lenovo ThinkPad 8 QuickCover " alt="Lenovo ThinkPad 8 QuickCover " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/thinkpad-quick-cover.jpg?1389621652" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lenovo/ces-2014/lenovos-thinkpad-8-packs-power-and-pixels-ipad-mini-sized-windows-81-tab/news#comments CES 2014 Lenovo Tablets Windows 8 Mon, 06 Jan 2014 18:29:10 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1430815 at http://www.stuff.tv Lenovo fashions the world’s lightest ultrabook out of carbon fibre http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lenovo/ces-2014/lenovo-fashions-world-s-lightest-ultrabook-out-carbon-fibre/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Meet the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, a seriously powerful laptop that weighs a seriously light 1.3kg </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon" alt="Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-carbon.jpg?1389621629" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Lenovo has just launched the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, a 14in ultrabook that the company claims is the lightest in the world.</p> <p>The secret to its barely-there 1.3kg weight is in the choice of materials. Lenovo has used carbon fibre in the frame construction, which is both lighter and stronger than more commonly-used alternatives like aluminium and magnesium.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One area where it isn&rsquo;t lightweight is performance. The laptop uses the powerful Intel Haswell chipset (configurable up to Core i7 with Intel HD Graphics 5000), backed up with up to 8GB of RAM and an SSD with up to 512GB of storage. The screen boasts a resolution of 2560 x 1440 (almost as sharp as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-macbook-pro-retina-13in-2013/review" target="_blank">13in MacBook Pro with Retina display</a>).</p> <p>There&rsquo;s up to nine hours of battery life, as well as on-board NFC, 4G LTE and Bluetooth 4.0. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon also features Adaptive Keyboard, a row of touch-sensitive keys that change function depending on the active application.</p> <p>The laptop is available right now, priced from US$1,299 (around S$1647).</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ces-2014/ces-2014-all-biggest-stories-so-far/feature" target="_blank">CES 2014 - all of the biggest news so far</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon" alt="Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-carbon-flat.jpg?1389621629" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lenovo/ces-2014/lenovo-fashions-world-s-lightest-ultrabook-out-carbon-fibre/news#comments CES 2014 Laptops Lenovo Mon, 06 Jan 2014 17:20:31 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1430807 at http://www.stuff.tv Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/lenovo-yoga-tablet-10/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Yoga Tablet 10’s triple threat form factor sets it apart from the current crowd, but is it a winning flip-out or a complete foldover? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="3495" height="2619" title="Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 review" alt="Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/yogatab10.jpg?1389724077" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Besides having celebrity product engineer Ashton Kutcher&rsquo;s mark on it, the Yoga Tablet&rsquo;s claim to fame is its status as the Yoga line&rsquo;s first multimode tablet.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> S$549.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">6 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Amazing battery life </div> <div class="field-item even"> Convenient form </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Premium design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sub-par display </div> <div class="field-item even"> Processor could use a little juicing up </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Build: Fat bottomed girls </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The cylindrical bottom of the Yoga Tablet 10 is the most obvious mark of difference. The device tapers from a mere 3mm to 8.1mm to accommodate its barrelled bottom. At its thinnest, it gives even the iPad Air a run for its money.</p> <p>In terms of appearance, the Yoga Tablet 10 cannot be faulted. It looks more premium than its asking price with its subtly textured back and sleek aluminium finish. And that nicely cushy power button at the side of its cylindrical bottom instead of being a thin button located on the side of the slate is a nice touch and makes the best of its design.&nbsp;</p> <p>Tucked away at the back of its cylindrical bottom is its built-in kickstand, which should save you the money on a tablet cover. To pull it out, you&rsquo;ll either have to work your finger into a thin groove, which is frankly a nail-breaking process, or you could wrap your hand around the cylindrical bottom and twist it out. The latter is probably the wiser choice but as barrel is completely smooth, it can get trying at times with dry hands. It would have been better if it was textured.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3063" height="2295" title="Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 review" alt="Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/yogatab101_0.jpg?1389724077" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="3070" height="2300" title="Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 review" alt="Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipadairyogatab.jpg?1389724077" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="3017" height="2261" title="Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 review" alt="Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/yogatabback.jpg?1389724077" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="2970" height="2225" title="Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 review" alt="Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/powerbutton.jpg?1389724077" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Modes: Triple threat </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Its built-in kickstand affords it to be used in three different modes: the usual tablet mode, stand mode, and tilt mode. That cylindrical bottom makes a world of difference, providing a better grip than the thin edge of the usual tablet. It could do with being textured for an even steadier grip, but the size of it is just right and feels natural in the hand.</p> <p>In stand mode, you&rsquo;ll have to mind how hard you tap the screen as the narrow kickstand does not provide a stable lean-on. We managed to knock it over a couple of times in our furious email typing. While tilt mode may solve that problem, it puts the tablet at a non-adjustable height. So like it or not, you&rsquo;ll have to make do with it. Plus there&rsquo;s the small niggling problem of the Lenovo logo being upside down, which could be due cause for a panic attack for the obsessive-compulsive. You can&rsquo;t even ignore it as it&rsquo;s right above the display.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3039" height="2278" title="Hold mode" alt="Hold mode" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/holdmode1.jpg?1389724077" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="3029" height="2271" title="Stand mode" alt="Stand mode" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/standmode.jpg?1389724077" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="2980" height="2233" title="Tilt mode" alt="Tilt mode" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tiltmode.jpg?1389724077" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Display: No explosions in all their graphic glory </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The bezel could afford a little trimming down to up its sleek factor. Wrapped in a multitouch HD display, the Yoga Tablet 10 spreads its 1280 x 800 resolution over 10.1-inches of viewing space. While it meets the requirements for high definition, you&rsquo;ll find the viewing experience not quite.</p> <p>When spread across 10.1in of screen space, its pixel count dwindles down to a paltry 149.5 pixels per inch, making it one of the smudgier displays as compared to the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-ipad-5/review" target="_blank">iPad Air&rsquo;s</a> 264 ppi or the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/google/google-nexus-10/review" target="_blank">Nexus 10&rsquo;s</a> 301 ppi. While it&rsquo;s not like everything is a blur on the screen, people used to Retina-display quality need not apply for this tablet. But if you still fancy its form factor, you could go for its 8-inch sibling which offers up a slight better ppi count of 189.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="5472" height="3648" title="Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 review" alt="Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC09402_0.JPG?1389724077" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Performance: The little engine that would if it could </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With its 1.2GHz quad core processor, it&rsquo;s floating among the bottom of the 9-11 inchers which chug in at an average of 1.9GHz like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-note-101/samsung-galaxy-note-101/review" target="_blank">Galaxy Note 10.1</a>. Starting up apps could be sluggish at times, but once they&rsquo;re up and ready, there&rsquo;s no lag even if they&rsquo;re pretty intensive games.</p> <p>With 16GB of internal storage and a slot for up to 64GB more, the number of multimedia files you can store in it without having to rely on the cloud is substantial. We think it&#39;s a tablet more suitable for work use than entertainment as that less-than-average screen will definitely get in the way of you savouring Breaking Bad reruns.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tech Specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <ul> <li>Processor: MT8389 quad-core 1.2GHz</li> <li>Operating System: Android 4. 2 Jelly Bean</li> <li>Battery: Li-Ion, 9000mAh</li> <li>Camera: 5MP rear camera and 1.6MP HD front camera</li> <li>Memory: 16GB internal storage (up to 32GB eMMC) with 64GB micro-SD card external storage support</li> <li>Weight: 605g (Wi-Fi), 610g (3G)</li> <li>Dimensions: 261 x 180 x (3.0-8.1)mm</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Battery Life: Redemption is here </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For all its display shortcomings, the Yoga Tablet 10 delivers on its battery longevity. While we were not able to test it to its 18-hour WiFi web-browsing limits, we looped YouTube videos for most of the workday, had enough battery to last the commute back home, and then some.</p> <p>To make it last even longer, it comes preloaded with an energy-saving app so you can tweak settings to squeeze as much juice as possible out of its 9000 mAh battery.</p> <p>With the average battery life of other tablets hovering around the 10-hour mark, this puts the Yoga Tablet 10 in good stead with those who can&rsquo;t be fussed to tote around additional battery packs or locate power sockets on the go. We know this makes it a winner in our books, and compensates for its lackluster display to some extent.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1060" height="793" title="Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 review" alt="Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/batterymanager.jpg?1389724077" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Camera: Eye see you </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Its 5-megapixel camera is not what you will use to take National Geographic-worthy shots but it will suffice in those cases when you need a camera. You won&#39;t find a lot of detail in the shots, but colours are true and vibrant when the lighting allows for it. It&rsquo;s no biggie about its low megapixel count; you don&rsquo;t want to be one of those idiots wielding a tablet as a camera anyway.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1911" height="1433" title="Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 review" alt="Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/cameratest.jpg?1389724077" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1919" height="1438" title="Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 review" alt="Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/cameratest1.jpg?1389724077" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1924" height="1443" title="Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 review" alt="Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/cameratest2.jpg?1389724077" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 seems to have contracted a case of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-ipad-mini/review" target="_blank">first gen iPad Mini</a>. While these firsts for the respective device makers have great form, their displays are a letdown. As Lenovo&rsquo;s first shot at a multimode tablet, it is a respectable attempt with its extraordinary battery life and affordable price point. We can&rsquo;t wait to see what other tricks Lenovo has up its sleeves for the future.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> battery </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Perfect for the workhorse on the go, this considerate tablet offers up three different modes for easy ergonomic use. However, its display is not quite up to scratch for the fussies.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lenovo Yoga Tablet review </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Different poses for various scenarios </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/yogatab10.jpg?1389175817" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/lenovo-yoga-tablet-10/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/lenovo-yoga-tablet-10/review#comments Android Lenovo Tablets Fri, 03 Jan 2014 01:00:00 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1430570 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Lenovo gets flexible, create your own Galaxy cover and go dark in Call Of Duty: Ghosts Asian Winter Championship http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fully-charged-marina-square-augments-reality-lenovo-redefines-flexibility-create-your-own-gal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Look to our satellite service to stream the latest in our local technosphere </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="3214" height="2410" title="Fully Charged: Lenovo gets flexbile, create your own Galaxy cover and go dark in Call Of Duty: Ghosts Asian Winter Championship" alt="Fully Charged: Lenovo gets flexbile, create your own Galaxy cover and go dark in" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Lenovo.jpg?1385373888" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lenovo bends over backwards with new Yoga convertibles </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The latest Yoga convertibles will prove to be as flexible as you need them to be for your daily life. The successor to the original Yoga 13, dubbed Yoga 2 Pro, comes with a 12.5in display and boots up with apps tailor-made to make the most of its four unusual stances. Can&rsquo;t quite decide which apps are best for increasing productivity? The &ldquo;Yoga Picks&rdquo; feature helpfully suggests suitable apps based on the mode it&rsquo;s in.</p> <p>Fans of the red dot will be happy to know that the classic ThinkPad has been updated with a little more flex. For more ergonomic usage, the keys on the ThinkPad Yoga automatically lifts and locks in tablet mode.</p> <p>Voice input and NFC-enabled, both convertibles will be available at SITEX with the Yoga 2 Pro starting from S$1899 and the ThinkPad Yoga from S$2699.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Display masterpieces on your Galaxy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Dress up your Galaxy device with Samsung&rsquo;s Art Covers. Sammy is showing some love for the region&rsquo;s artistic talent by collaborating with 19 Southeast Asian artists to release a line of eye-poppingly creative covers (prices start from S$32) to decrease the drab-factor of your gadget. Unhappy with what&rsquo;s on offer? Samsung will be <a href="http://www.samsungartcover.com/sg" target="_blank">rolling out more designs&nbsp;in the coming weeks</a>. &nbsp;</p> <p>Don&rsquo;t fancy your device displaying other people&rsquo;s artwork? Design your own cover and upload your creation via app or site (available from mid-December) and have it delivered to your door.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="546" height="409" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsungart.jpg?1385373888" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Marina Square Augments Christmas Reality </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Christmas at Marina Square, heir apparent to the title of largest augmented reality winter wonderland to be built in a mall, will be intriguing. Located in the atrium are different booths that visitors can interact with via the free app (<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/marina-square-ar-christmas/id736656058?mt=8" target="_blank">iOS</a> and <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dink.marinasquare.xmas2013" target="_blank">Android</a>) to bring up a whole host of animated Christmas characters. For what, you ask? To snap photos with and annoy the heck out of your Instagram followers with. Where else can you stand in snow and not get any of that nasty stuff melting down the back of your neck? In augmented reality, obviously.</p> <p>Tag @marinasquaresg and #MarinaSquareChristmas to stand a chance at winning some gut-busting dining vouchers, so you won&rsquo;t lose Instagram followers in vain.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="2469" height="1850" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Marina%20Square.jpg?1385373888" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xbox presents Call Of Duty: Ghosts Asian Winter Championship </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Wasted too much time playing Call of Duty: Ghosts? It&rsquo;s not all for naught if you&rsquo;re willing to leave the depths of your musty bedroom, grab three equally obsessed teammates and hop on over <a href="http://sg.cod.esl.asia/" target="_blank">here</a> to sign up for a free Electronic Sports League account. The national qualifying tournament will be held in Singapore on 30 November 2013 during which the top two teams will move on to battle other teams from the continent.</p> <p>Who knows, you might just be crowned Asian Winter League Champion.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Call of Duty Ghosts" alt="Call of Duty Ghosts" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Call%20of%20Duty%20Ghosts.jpg?1385373888" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fully-charged-marina-square-augments-reality-lenovo-redefines-flexibility-create-your-own-gal#comments Lenovo Samsung Mon, 25 Nov 2013 01:34:49 +0000 Elissa Loi 1429328 at http://www.stuff.tv Lenovo Yoga Tablet hands-on review: kicking up a fuss http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lenovo/lenovo-yoga-tablet-hands-review-kicking-fuss/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lenovo&#039;s latest slate brings Android into ultra-marathon territory with a battery that refuses to die. But how does it feel in the flesh? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lenovo Yoga Tablet hands-on review: kickng up a fuss" alt="Lenovo Yoga Tablet hands-on review: kickng up a fuss" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/CAM00093.jpg?1383217814" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Lenovo's new Yoga Tablet is looking to break down the cookie-cutter Android tablet market by releasing something a little different, with a mega battery life to boot.</p> <p>We've wrapped our hands around it here at its launch event in Milan, and here's what we make of it:</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Well that&#039;s different... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Not since the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-xperia-tablet-s/review" target="_blank">Sony Xperia Tablet S</a> have we seen an Android tablet that's broken the mould to this extent. The Lenovo Yoga Tablet is barely thicker than its microUSB port and gently tapers off into a cylinder at its bottom, where most of its weight is distributed.</p> <p>The upshot of this quirky design is that it's more comfortable to hold in one hand. Lenovo calls this basic act 'Hold Mode', and there are two other configurations too – 'Tilt Mode'and 'Stand Mode', and they're both possible thanks to a built-in kickstand which folds out from the rear of the cylinder.</p> <p>&nbsp;The kickstand itself is excellent. It's sturdy, solid, strong and importantly, very stiff. This means that you can change the angle of it and leave it on a table, confident in its ability to support the tablet without crumpling shut and ending up in a face-plant.</p> <p>The rest of the Yoga is equally sturdy. Crafted from metal with an aesthetically pleasing textured laser-etched back, it's a lot more premium a tablet than you'd expect to get for S$449.<br />It's got a satisfyingly deep power button embedded into one end of its cylindrical base and a headphone port sunk into the other end, with sturdy volume buttons to boot. So what's the catch?&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lenovo Yoga Tablet hands-on review: kickng up a fuss" alt="Lenovo Yoga Tablet hands-on review: kickng up a fuss" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CAM00094.jpg?1383217814" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Screen woes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Both Yoga models have a 1200x800 resolution display, and you can really tell. Our eyes have been spoiled by pixel-packed 1080p+ displays, &nbsp;and the icons on both models almost hurt our eyes with their low resolution. Even at arms length, you can really see the pixels. And they aren't pretty.</p> <p>It's a real shame, because the viewing angles on the Yoga Tablet's screen are pretty good, and its build prepped us for a screen that should be a lot more impressive.</p> <p>Still, given the S$449 price of the 8in model, we suppose Lenovo had to make a sacrifice somewhere. It's just a shame it was made on something as important as the display.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lenovo Yoga Tablet hands-on review: kickng up a fuss" alt="Lenovo Yoga Tablet hands-on review: kickng up a fuss" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CAM00092.jpg?1383217814" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Quad-core power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Lenovo Yoga Tablet features a 1.2Ghz Quad-core processor along with 1GB of RAM. There's no mention of Qualcomm's Snapdragon or Nvidia's Tegra 4 on the spec sheet. Instead we're dealing with a budget-minded MediaTek chip.</p> <p>1GB of RAM and processor aside, the Yoga Tablet didn't stutter or struggle once during our brief hands on with it. Stay tuned for our benchmark and 3D gaming impressions for the full picture.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lenovo Yoga Tablet hands-on review: kickng up a fuss" alt="Lenovo Yoga Tablet hands-on review: kickng up a fuss" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CAM00097.jpg?1383217814" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 402 - flash not found </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Cameras on tablets should never be a priority, but if for some reason you tend to take lots of snaps on nights out with a slate (we can't imagine why), then you'll be disappointed due to the lack of a flash.&nbsp;</p> <p>Beneath the the spotlights of the launch event we managed to take some passable shots, helped by the decent HDR mode, but we'll have to wait to test the Yoga Tablet in proper lighting conditions to make a proper verdict.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lenovo Yoga Tablet hands-on review: kickng up a fuss" alt="Lenovo Yoga Tablet hands-on review: kickng up a fuss" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CAM00098.jpg?1383217814" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Android extras </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Lenovo's Android skin is thankfully pretty inoffensive, though you might at first be a little thrown off by the fact that there's no app drawer.</p> <p>A few extras are thrown in including a 'Smart side bar' which lets you drag in a menu from the side in the Home screen with shortcuts to the camera, various apps and screen colour configurations for the different kickstand modes, with 'Hold mode' colours being warmer than its Tilt and Stand modes.</p> <p>The Home screen options also serve up different 3D transition effects from windmill to cylindrical, and a few more in between. It's a nice touch as you don't need to install any third party launchers to achieve these effects, and they were nice and smooth during our brief test.</p> <p>There's also a Dolby surround app for messing around with the sound settings, and from what we've heard so far, the built-in front-facing stereo speakers are actually very decent, pumping out loud music with no distortion.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lenovo Yoga Tablet hands-on review: kickng up a fuss" alt="Lenovo Yoga Tablet hands-on review: kickng up a fuss" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CAM00095.jpg?1383217814" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Keyboard shenanigans </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We also got to try out the Bluetooth keyboard dock for the Yoga Tablet and managed to type out a few paragraphs without making any mistakes.&nbsp;</p> <p>It's miles better than any onscreen keyboard, but although it magnetically attaches to the Yoga Tablet in kickstand mode, it wouldn't be stable enough to type with on your lap.&nbsp;Stick to tables though and you'll be fine.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lenovo Yoga Tablet hands-on review: kickng up a fuss" alt="Lenovo Yoga Tablet hands-on review: kickng up a fuss" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CAM00099.jpg?1383217814" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Initial verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The 8in Yoga Tablet will set you back a mere S$449 which is on par with the new 16GB <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google-nexus-7-2013/review" target="_blank">Google Nexus 7</a>, while the 10in model will cost S$549.</p> <p>For your money, you're getting a quad-core tablet with an unrivalled battery life, innovative and comfortable form factor, expandable storage and decent stereo speakers, all wrapped up in a very nice solid metal build with a handy kickstand.</p> <p>It's a shame then that the screen of the Yoga Tablet badly lets it down with its poor resolution. Still, there's plenty to like here for the money on offer, so stay tuned for our full review to see if the Lenovo Yoga Tablet can earn a place in Stuff's <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/tablets/top-ten" target="_blank">Top 10 Tablet list</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lenovo Yoga Tablet hands-on review: kickng up a fuss" alt="Lenovo Yoga Tablet hands-on review: kickng up a fuss" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CAM00096.jpg?1383217814" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lenovo/lenovo-yoga-tablet-hands-review-kicking-fuss/feature#comments Lenovo Tablets Thu, 31 Oct 2013 00:49:12 +0000 Nigel Yap 1428584 at http://www.stuff.tv Lenovo Yoga Tablet lands with an 18 hour battery life and built-in kickstand http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/lenovo-yoga-tablet-lands-18-hour-battery-life-and-built-kickstand/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Available in Singapore by end November, the new slate will keep on going... and going... and going... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="905" title="Lenovo Yoga Tablet lands with an 18 hour battery life and built-in kickstand" alt="Lenovo Yoga Tablet lands with an 18 hour battery life and built-in kickstand" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Stand%20Mode%20Yoga%20Tablet.jpg?1383180200" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Lenovo, with a little help from new product engineer Ashton Kutcher (don't ask), has revealed the Lenovo Yoga - an Android tablet which boasts an impressive 18 hour battery life, along with a unique design.</p> <p>Available in 10in and 8in models, the Yoga reminds us a little of the Sony Xperia Tablet S' wedge shape design, although it's a little different.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stand up tall </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Built into the cylinder's rear is a sturdy kickstand which is designed to prop up the Yoga when watching movies. You can also lay the Yoga down flat with the stand out, angling it towards you for a more comfortable tabletop gaming experience.</p> <p>Both the 10in and 8in models feature a 1280x800 screen (which is less pixel-packed than we'd hoped for), &nbsp;as well as a flash-less 5MP camera in the rear and a 1.6MP one in the front, and they're powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor along with 1GB of RAM.</p> <p>16GB of internal storage can be boosted by a microSD card slot which supports cards up to 64GB and a microSIM slot is also present for 3G shenanigans.</p> <p>The magical 18 hour battery life is all thanks to the 6,000mAh battery in the 8in model and a 9,000mAh battery in the 10in model, and productivity fiends can also spring for an optional Bluetooth keyboard cover which magnetically attaches to the Yoga for faster typing.</p> <p>The Lenovo Yoga tablet will be available for S$449 and S$549 for the 8in and 10in tablets respectively&nbsp;and they'll be out end November.&nbsp;</p> <p>Stay tuned for our hands-on review of the Lenovo Yoga tablet to see what we made of it in the flesh.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="689" height="517" title="Lenovo Yoga Tablet lands with an 18 hour battery life and built-in kickstand" alt="Lenovo Yoga Tablet lands with an 18 hour battery life and built-in kickstand" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Yoga%20Tablet%20Stand%20Mode.jpg?1383180200" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Singapore Pre-orders </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Although the Lenovo Yoga Tablet is only available by end November, pre-orders are open from 1st to 10th November at the following outlets:</p> <p>Challenger, Vivo City, 1 HarbourFront Walk, #02-34/35</p> <p>Harvey Norman, Djitsun Mall, 5 Ang Mo Kio Centra, #02-01/02</p> <p>Courts Megastore, 50 Tampines North Drive 2&nbsp;</p> <p>Newstead Digital Style Mall, Jurong Point Shopping Mall, Level B1-92</p> <p>MC2, Funan DgitalLife Mall, #04-03</p> <p>Polaris,&nbsp;Funan DgitalLife Mall,&nbsp;#03-08/09</p> <p>AddOn,&nbsp;Funan DgitalLife Mall,&nbsp;#03-16</p> <p>Gain City, Block 309 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4, #01-01/02</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/lenovo-yoga-tablet-lands-18-hour-battery-life-and-built-kickstand/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/lenovo-yoga-tablet-lands-18-hour-battery-life-and-built-kickstand/news#comments Android Lenovo Tablets Wed, 30 Oct 2013 07:28:51 +0000 Nigel Yap 1428564 at http://www.stuff.tv Hands-on review: Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lenovo/ifa-2013/hands-review-lenovo-yoga-2-pro/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Our favourite bendy laptop is back and this time it&#039;s wearing a ridiculous 3200 x 1800 screen. We go hands on at IFA </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro" alt="Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lenovo-yoga-2-pro-hands-on-10.JPG?1378440331" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Lenovo's just launched a troupe of shape-shifting laptops here at <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ifa-2013" target="_blank">IFA 2013</a> – but we only had eyes for the Yoga 2 Pro.</p> <p>An update to last year's <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ideapad-yoga/lenovo-ideapad-yoga-hands-review/news" target="_blank">13in Yoga</a>, this year's flexible friend arrives with some champion specs, from fourth gen Intel Core processors to the scene-stealing 3200 x 1800 screen. So far, so good – but how does it handle?</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Design and Build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There isn't too much innovation here on the modes front – Lenovo seems to think it did a bang-up job on the last model and we'd tend to agree. So, like its predecessor, the Yoga G Pro can be used in laptop mode with the screen flipped all the way around as a hefty tablet, or in tent/stand modes for presentations.</p> <p>One of our problems in our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ideapad-yoga/lenovo-ideapad-yoga-hands-review/news" target="_blank">test of the original Yoga</a> is that you can still feel the keys underneath – and that hasn't changed on this model. On the business-friendly ThinkPad Yoga, though, the keys lift up and flatten out. We're not sure why Lenovo didn't kit out the 2 Pro with this feature and it's a shame.</p> <p>The keyboard is backlit, though – handy in shady press conferences, we're sure – and it'll come as no surprise to find that the Yoga 2 Pro is thinner at 15.5mm and lighter at 1.39kg than the original. To be honest, at this size it's much of a muchness but we suppose every little helps. In our short play, we did find the Yoga 2 Pro to be as heavy as a regular laptop so we can't see too much movie-watching in bed happening. In stand mode in the kitchen, though? Yes sir.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro" alt="Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lenovo-yoga-2-pro-hands-on-9.JPG?1378440331" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro" alt="Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lenovo-yoga-2-pro-hands-on-12.JPG?1378440331" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro" alt="Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lenovo-yoga-2-pro-hands-on-7.JPG?1378440331" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hi-res laptop screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>IFA's chock full of hi-res screens – and Lenovo's really giving laptops a shot in the arm with the 13.3in 3200x1800 screen on the Yoga 2 Pro. Other than the expensive <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-macbook-pro-13in-retina-display/review" target="_blank">Retina Display MacBook</a>, niche <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google-chromebook-pixel/review" target="_blank">Google Chromebook Pixel</a> and models like Toshiba's US-only Kirabook we haven't encountered too many laptops with such eye-caressing screens. And it's about time – smartphones and tablets have been having way too much pixel-per-inch fun for far too long.</p> <p>Windows 8 looks gorgeous at this resolution with crisp text, vivid colours in built-in apps like Yoga Chef (full of recipes). Plus the screen's very bright too, maxing out at 350 nits which is four times brighter than the old Yoga.</p> <p>We weren't able to load up any hi-res images or video to really see the difference – but viewing angles were decent for films with a friend and swiping through Live Tiles was responsive too.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro" alt="Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lenovo-yoga-2-pro-hands-on-6.JPG?1378440331" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="4000" height="3000" title="Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro" alt="Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lenovo-yoga-2-pro-hands-on-4.JPG?1378440331" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Screen Modes and OS tricks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>No new screen modes then but Lenovo has thoughtfully added some rubber to the edge of the display to protect the Yoga 2 Pro when in tent mode. On the software side of things, Yoga Picks is also pretty nifty – it recognises what screen mode you are in and suggests apps to open though we did have a bit of trouble switching it to tent mode in our time with it.</p> <p>Voice control is now built in – a useful touch if swiping gets too tiring – so with Yoga Camera Man you can tell the Yoga 2 Pro to take a photo without any prodding. And with basic gesture controls you can swipe through recipes in the aforementioned Yoga Chef without getting chilli oil on that beautiful screen.</p> <p>We're looking forward to spending some more quality time with the 2 Pro back home. It will be launching this October for €1300 ($2,182) – but we'll update Lenovo fans with SG pricing as and when we get confirmation.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro" alt="Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lenovo-yoga-2-pro-hands-on-1.JPG?1378440331" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="4000" height="3000" title="Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro" alt="Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lenovo-yoga-2-pro-hands-on-2.JPG?1378440331" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro" alt="Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lenovo-yoga-2-pro-hands-on-3.JPG?1378440331" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lenovo/ifa-2013/hands-review-lenovo-yoga-2-pro/news#comments IFA 2013 Laptops Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Thu, 05 Sep 2013 15:29:35 +0000 Elissa Loi 1426277 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff Singapore's Gadget Ambassador Search ends like a DREAM http://www.stuff.tv/sg/canon/stuff-singapores-gadget-ambassador-search-ends-dream/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Three months and over 12,000 votes later, Stuff magazine Singapore and Dawn Yang revealed the city&#039;s favourite Gadget Ambassadors for 2013 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Top%20seven.jpg?1377238606" /> </div> </div> </div> <p> 0 false</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A Yangtastic turnout </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="normal">Hosted by celebrity blogger <a title="Visit Dawn&#039;s blog here" href="http://clapbangkiss.xanga.com/" target="_blank">Dawn Yang</a>, the party saw around 800 people turn up to the shindig. </p> <p class="normal">Entertainment was taken care of by two hours of much-welcomed free flow, rolling basslines by&nbsp;DJ The Electric Ambassadors from <a title="See the X-mini website" href="http://store.x-mini.com/" target="_blank">X-mini</a>&nbsp;and a rousing live performance by four-piece band <a title="Like the band&#039;s Facebook page" href="https://www.facebook.com/Tabula.Singapore?fref=ts" target="_blank">TABULA.</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Celebrity blogger Dawn Yang at the Stuff Magazine Singapore event" alt="Celebrity blogger Dawn Yang at the Stuff Magazine Singapore event" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Dawn%20Yang%20-%20Stuff%20Magazine%20Singapore.jpg?1377238606" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/GA2013.jpg?1377238606" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A huge thank you to... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="normal">Of course, all of this was made possible thanks to the generosity and support of our sponsors, namely our Presenter and Digital Imaging Partner <a title="Visit Canon Singapore" href="http://www.canon.com.sg/home" target="_blank">Canon Singapore</a>, Official Computer partner <a title="Visit the Lenovo Facebook page" href="https://www.facebook.com/Lenovo.SG?fref=ts" target="_blank">Lenovo</a>, Official Timepiece,&nbsp;<a title="Visit the Citizen Singapore website" href="http://www.citizen.com.sg/" target="_blank">Citizen</a> and Official Headphone and Earphone Partner <a title="Like the Lenbrook Asia Facebook page" href="https://www.facebook.com/lenbrookasia?fref=ts" target="_blank">Lenbrook Asia</a>, who provided the gadget goodies up for grabs.</p> <p class="normal">Altogether, our sponsors gave away close to $2,500 in prizes to each of the Top 6 Gadget Ambassadors, and our Ambassador with the most number of votes, Victoria Yeo, also received a Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S worth $1,399 for her sterling efforts.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Canon%20Sponsor.jpg?1377238606" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/_MG_9993.jpg?1377238606" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Winner%20GA.jpg?1377238606" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Everyone&#039;s a winner </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="normal">The rest of the Gadget Ambassadors didn’t walk away empty handed either, with almost $2,000 in prizes to thank them for their participation. </p> <p class="normal">And not forgetting our readers - seven lucky Stuff-lovers also won some gadget goodies from the sponsors for simply getting involved to vote for their favourites during the campaign.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Second%20sponsors.jpg?1377238606" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/GA%20Readers.jpg?1377238606" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Readers%20and%20Editors.jpg?1377238606" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Readers%20and%20Girls.jpg?1377238606" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full 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odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s" alt="Lenovo Yoga 11s" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/LenovoYoga11s-10.JPG?1373385871" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Yoga 11s' party trick is to transform itself from a laptop to a tablet via an impression of a tent. It's a trick we've seen before but the original Yoga 11 was limited to Windows RT. This time it's the full-on Windows 8 experience with grown-up specs to match.</p> <p>Now that we've been messing around around with the 11s for a few days we thought we'd share our first impressions. In short, they're rather good.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/tony-horgan" title="View user profile.">Tony Horgan</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Build and feel </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The first thing you notice about this 11in laptop hybrid is the quality of materials it's made from. It’s a very tactile thing, with soft, rubbery textures that are lovely to hold. The material used for the top and bottom panels sticks out everso slightly around the edges, just a smidge proud of the keyboard and the screen surround. When it’s closed up, they form a sort of sandwich rim around the laptop; a cushioned crust that would absorb some of the destructive power of any impromptu impacts.&nbsp;</p> <p>The bits where your palms sit beneath the keyboard when typing have a very fine ribbed texture that’s pleasantly warm to the touch. It makes a nice change from the chilly metal or plastic of most laptops.</p> <p>That subtle squashiness also makes it a very quiet computer to use. It doesn’t clatter around on surfaces, so you can sneak in a bit of work early in the morning while everyone else in the house is still asleep. Listen: it’s just you, the birds and the pitter-patter of tiny keys.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lenovo Yoga 11s closed" alt="Lenovo Yoga 11s edge" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LenovoYoga11s-14.JPG?1373385871" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Yoga 11s textures" alt="Yoga 11s build quality" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LenovoYoga11s-4.JPG?1373385871" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Yoga 11s palm rest" alt="Yoga 11s palm rest" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LenovoYoga11s-6.JPG?1373385871" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How is it as a tablet? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It’s much bulkier than an iPad or a standalone Android tablet. The size and weight make it uncomfortable to hold for more than a few minutes in this form, so it should be seen more as a convertible laptop than a tablet with a keyboard. When it’s folded back on itself and you’re just using the touchscreen you’re reminded of the advantages a detatchable keyboard would bring. Still, if you’re on a train, plane or just on the sofa that’s not so much of a problem. So long as you’ve managed to get a seat on the train, of course.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Yoga 11s in tablet form" alt="Yoga 11s in tablet form" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LenovoYoga11s-15.JPG?1373385871" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As a tent </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Yoga 11s’ most striking feature, its extreme foldability, might not come into play that often but it does give you the option of using it in different ways to a conventional laptop or tablet. In “tent” mode the keyboard and trackpad are disabled, so everything is controlled via the touchscreen (and a mouse if you have one hooked up). This format makes sense if you’re watching movies, streaming TV or using apps that only have minimal input, mostly because you’re likely to be a bit more than a comfortable poking distance from the screen when it’s set up like that.</p> <p>Those sandwich-crust edges we mentioned earlier help to anchor it to a flat surface, so if you do need to interact with it like this you’ll be pleased with its sturdiness and rigidity.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lenovo Yoga 11s tent mode" alt="Lenovo Yoga 11s tent" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LenovoYoga11s-11.JPG?1373385871" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As a deck chair </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We’re calling this position “The deckchair”. That’s with the screen folded back about 300 degrees and the keyboard facing down, acting as a base. You’re likely to use this in the same sort of scenarios as the tent, maybe in the kitchen with a recipe app, or for small presentations around a boardroom table. There’s more screen wobble in this mode, so the tent won for us more often but it's a useful option to have.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Yoga 11s presentation mode" alt="Yoga 11s presentation mode" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LenovoYoga11s-3.JPG?1373385871" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As a laptop </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Because the screen and keyboard are permanently and firmly fixed together it functions just fine as a laptop. There are two chunky metal hinges that keep the screen pretty steady at your preferred angle, and screen wobble during typing is fairly minimal. Once you get used to squeezing your wrists in to fit the keyboard it can be quite comfortable to use, and definitely has a more upmarket feel than most of its rivals.&nbsp;</p> <p>The ability to bend over backwards doesn’t seem to have lead to any major compromises on the laptop side, and the presence of a proper keyboard makes it a totally viable option for typing on a lap, unlike the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/microsoft-surface-pro/review-0" target="_blank">Surface Pro</a> with its flexi keyboard.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Laptop mode, closed" alt="Laptop mode, closed" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LenovoYoga11s-1.JPG?1373385871" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Laptop mode, open" alt="Laptop mode, open" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LenovoYoga11s-2.jpg?1373385871" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Keyboard and trackpad </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The keyboard feels quite cramped, especially if you’re typing properly, using the shift keys. We’re assuming you’re one of those old-fashioned people like us that still uses capital letters and punctuation, in which case you’ll care about this. Lenovo seems to be quite proud of the keyboard but serial typists will yearn for something more substantial.</p> <p>Below that there’s a trackpad which does the basics just fine, but scrolling is harder work than it should be, jittery and intermittent to the point that we gave up and used scrollbars and mouse wheels instead.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Yoga 11s keyboard" alt="Yoga 11s keyboard" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LenovoYoga11s-5.JPG?1373385871" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Screen and sound </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The screen is lower resolution than you might expect from a luxury laptop – at 1366x768 pixels it's much less than Full HD and does look a little jaggy at times. Viewing angles are fine up to about 30 degrees, beyond which the apparent brightness is reduced but the screen is always still viewable from any angle, regardless of its orientation. Response to swipes on the Metro interface is unerringly fast and fluid.</p> <p>The stereo speakers are too weedy to pump out music with any power but the built-in Dolby 5.1 does a surprisingly good job of spreading audio out around the room.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lenovo Yoga 11s screen" alt="Lenovo Yoga 11s viewing angles" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LenovoYoga11s-12.JPG?1373385871" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Price and power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Our range-topping Yoga came with an Ivy Bridge Core i7 @ 1.5GHz, integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB solid-state drive. Nice specs, and it felt powerful and slick in our initial tests, although the 6-hour battery life is a little disappointing. That spec will set you back £1,100 (S$2,000) but you can opt for an othewise identical Core i5 edition for £950 (S$1,800).&nbsp;</p> <p>On the outside there are two USB ports, (one 2.0 and one 3.0), a card reader, full-sized HDMI and combined audio in/out. That's not a bad array or ports but the lack of Ethernet will be a problem for some users.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Yoga 11s ports" alt="Yoga 11s USB HDMI" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LenovoYoga11s-13.JPG?1373385871" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Yoga 11s specs" alt="Yoga 11s Core i7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LenovoYoga11s-7.JPG?1373385871" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Yoga 11s in and out" alt="Yoga 11s in and out" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LenovoYoga11s-8.JPG?1373385871" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Summary </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We've yet to run the 11s through our full review mangle but all signs suggest that it'll fare well in more in-depth testing. If you're after something that's 70% laptop and 30% tablet rather than vice-versa, a well-specced Yoga 11s is going to be hard to resist. Even so, it's up against some strong competition from even more forward-thinking hybrids, such as the <a title="Asus Transformer Book Trio" href="http://www.stuff.tv/asus/asus-transformer-book-trio-gives-you-windows-8-and-android-os-one/news" target="_blank">Asus Transformer Book Trio</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a title="Samsung ATIV Q hands-on" href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/samsung-ativ-q-hands-review/feature" target="_blank">Samsung ATIV Q</a>, both of which feature a dual OS with a full Windows laptop experience alongside an arguably superior tablet solution via Android.&nbsp;Be sure to check back at Stuff.tv for the full review very soon.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lenovo 11s rear panel" alt="Lenovo 11s rear panel" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LenovoYoga11s-9.JPG?1373385871" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lenovo/lenovo-yoga-11s-hands-review/feature#comments Laptops Lenovo Tablets Windows 8 Thu, 04 Jul 2013 16:00:00 +0000 vincent-chang 1424693 at http://www.stuff.tv Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lenovo/lenovo-thinkpad-tablet-2/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PC gaming, proper Photoshop, grown-up Word. This Win 8 hybrid promises desktop skills in a slim tablet form </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lenovo-thinkpad-tablet-2-review-hands-on-screen.jpg?1381703768" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>For a device that’s supposed to be all about work-play compromise, the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 stands its ground like Dwayne Johnson in a tsunami. It’s sturdy, with a rectangular shape that has a hint of the Microsoft Surface about it, and although the plastic flexes a little, it feels as if it’ll survive a fairly hefty knock.&nbsp;</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> S$899.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ergonomics </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Tablet 2 is one of the most attractive Windows 8 tabs yet, standing out from identikit slates with a black, blocky build and a curved left-hand edge to hide the digitiser. At 580g, it’s lighter than the iPad 4, and with all of your ports on the tablet part you can get along just fine without the keyboard/cover.&nbsp;</p> <p>Well, unless you’re doing any typing that is. The keyboard is a mixed bag; it slots together with the Tablet part, but only connects via Bluetooth, and it lacks the flexibility of the likes of the Acer Iconia W510's hinged keyboard dock. There’s also no trackpad – just an optical trackpoint – but that at least leaves space for roomy keys that are a pleasure to type on.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lenovo-thinkpad-tablet-2-review-bluetooth-keyboard.jpg?1381703768" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Tablet 2’s brilliant 10.1in screen is very bright, pumping out more nits than Windows 8 hybrid rivals and making it great for outdoor working. It might be bettered by the Asus VivoTab ME400 for colour accuracy but the 1366x768 IPS display is still very punchy with top-notch contrast. It is a fingerprint magnet though so watch out.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Performance </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Comparing a dual-core Atom device like the ThinkPad Tablet 2 to full-sized Core i5 Ultrabooks will always leave the tabs trailing in the dirt. But of all the Windows 8 hybrids running Intel’s less powerful yet battery-saving Atom chips recently, the Lenovo Tablet 2 did the best job of masquerading as a fully fledged portable PC.&nbsp;</p> <p>Standard tablet tasks such as browsing the web are a breeze and true multi-tasking in the desktop mode is also handled without a problem. From creating documents in Microsoft Office and sharing them via SkyDrive (or Dropbox) to installing and – patiently – playing half our Steam catalogue, the Tablet 2 managed to find power in its Intel guts to keep going. Gaming wise, you’ll be able to play less demanding casual games like Hotline Miami and FTL: Faster than Light which aren’t available on iOS or Android.&nbsp;</p> <p>Don’t let the fact that the ThinkPad Tablet 2 warms up worry you, as a stutter or two aside, it’s a very capable device.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lenovo-thinkpad-tablet-2-group-digitiser.jpg?1381703768" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Digitiser </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Pressing hard with the digitiser doesn’t mimic your fingers, annoyingly, but you can use the button as a right click or to take a screen grab. It’s helpful for accuracy when using the Pen tool in Photoshop and because desktop version of services like Spotify aren’t designed for touchscreens, the stylus comes in handy more regularly than you’d expect.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Working with images </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This is a great tablet for snap-happy types as you can grab photos straight from your SD card with an SD-to-USB adapter, then organise and edit them with full fat Adobe Bridge and Photoshop. You'll need to be patient with big files, but with an update installed you can even work on RAW images.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Battery Life </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Battery life is decent with the Tablet 2 lagging slightly behind rivals like the Acer Iconia W510 and HP Envy X2 but still giving you enough juice to stretch to a day’s video, email and web browsing. That’s despite the ludicrously bright screen and Bluetooth connection to the keyboard meaning there’s no extra battery coming from that direction. &nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lenovo-thinkpad-tablet-2-review-USB.jpg?1381703139" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Connections </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>All the ports you need are on the Tablet 2 itself including a full size USB 2.0 port although USB hard disks need their own power source. It also has microUSB for charging, mini HDMI and a microSD slot. The ace up its sleeve? A SIM slot for 3G or 4G on the move.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Atom’s limitations are easy to spot but if you ease the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 down the path of proper computing (writing documents, image and video editing, casual gaming) you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Sure, you’ll have to be patient and such desktop software doesn’t always look as pretty as full-screen iPad-style apps do but if you want finger-friendly fare, Windows Metro is just a button press away.&nbsp;</p> <p>Bearing in mind that a 64GB iPad 4 comes in at $918, the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2’s asking price of $899 (excluding the keyboard dock) doesn’t look unrealistic. It’s a sexy slab which puts in a good performance and adds a useful digitiser pen and an easy-to-type-on keyboard accessory. The bar for any slate trotting through Stuff’s doors just is now far higher.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lenovo-thinkpad-tablet-2-review-screen-off_0.jpg?1381703768" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Like squeezing a proper PC into a sexy 10in rectangle, the Tablet 2 is an impressive Win 8 hybrid&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/lenovo-thinkpad-tablet-2 </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lenovo/lenovo-thinkpad-tablet-2/review#comments Lenovo Tablets ThinkPad Tablet 2 Fri, 07 Jun 2013 03:51:00 +0000 Ian Paynton 1424069 at http://www.stuff.tv Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ideacentre-a720/lenovo-ideacentre-a720/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lenovo&#039;s 27in all-in-one stands tall against its iMac benchmark. But can it go one step beyond? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lenovo-a720-main_3.jpg?1371799875" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lenovo-a720-2_3.jpg?1371799875" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lenovo-a720-3_3.jpg?1371799875" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lenovo-a720-4_3.jpg?1371799875" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> S$2,699.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 – overview </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apple's iMac may still be the best put-together all-in-one out there, but thanks to its fairly rigid stand it's not the most flexible of friends for your desk. Imagine a similarly sized 27inch machine with a more powerful processor and an even sleeker design that can go up, down and even fold down flat on itself, and you've got the IdeaCentre A720 from Lenovo.</p> <p>A promising start, does it live up to initial expectations?</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The 27inch panel that sits atop the A720 has a 10-point multitouch surface so you can manipulate objects and type with both hands if you wish. It can be a little slow to react, but this is a problem with Windows 7 rather than the A720. Come October, a $18 upgrade to Windows 8 should iron out any lag related issues.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 – muiltitouch screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A touchscreen on a static PC isn't essential yet, but the beauty of the A720 is that will fold back flat, so that the screen is parallel to the desktop. The novelty of playing Air Hockey on your own virtual arcade table may pale quickly, but as a tool for artists or putting together a presentation it's hard to think how it could be improved. There's even a virtual piano app for indulging your creative side without leaving your desk. The boss will be pleased.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>However you use the screen, the stand will keep it fixed in position. What's more, because the processor, motherboard and hard drives are in the base, there's plenty of weight down below to keep it steady too. Moving the components into the base also means that Lenovo can make the most of the LED backlight – the screen itself is pleasantly thin and light to move around.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 – stand </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The quad core processor and discrete graphics give the Lenovo plenty of kick, and mean it's capable of getting all but the most demanding games up and running, too. The only downside is that they do require a bit of cooling – the fan is always audible, which is a pain compared to the silent iMac. If Lenovo had allowed the Intel graphics chip (which is present but unused to take over when not running 3D apps) that could probably have been avoided.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The A720 is a joy, then, and affordable too. But once the initial charm wears off you will notice a couple of faults. The body work is coloured plastic rather than aluminium, for example, and at 1920x1080 the resolution is really too low for a display this size. Films look great via the built in Blu-ray player, but desktop work and games look noticeably stretched out and blotchy.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 – hefty base </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Although it's held back by Windows 7's limited touch screen abilities, the A720 is almost worth buying now and spending the extra $18 for an upgrade to Windows 8 later on, and the Metro interface of that OS will be perfect for it. Outside of the multitouch features, though, the screen is just too low res to get a faultless recommendation.</p> <p>As a result of its low pixel count everything suffers, from colour quality to text edges – and it leaves the A720 feeling slightly overpriced despite its interesting design. We're tempted to say hold off for version two, which could be the ultimate all-in-one.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 – performance </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 – design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 – verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An innovative, practical design that offers respectable performance and a not too painful price tag. With a higher-res screen it could be the ultimate all-in-one</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/lenovo-ideacentre-a720 </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ideacentre-a720/lenovo-ideacentre-a720/review#comments Desktops IdeaCentre A720 Lenovo Fri, 17 Aug 2012 16:00:00 +0000 vincent-chang 1424246 at http://www.stuff.tv