Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 – Practical Applications

[Tech & Gadgets]

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I’ve decided to share with you some practical applications for the tablet, following up to my two previous posts on the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 which you can read here:

https://timchew.net/2014/05/24/first-look-lenovo-yoga-tablet-8/

https://timchew.net/2014/06/01/lenovo-yoga-tablet-8-16gb-tech-specs/

Now in my first two posts I outlined the technical specs and some observations about the tablet. I’ve actually left out something important and that the Dolby Digital Plus DS1 which is actually pretty good especially when you plug in a good speakers or headphones. The effect with the Dolby on is very apparent compared to without Dolby. Dialogue is clearer and the surround sound is more evident making watching videos or music videos definitely a more enjoyable experience!

 

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Now what do I use the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 for?

1. Reading e-books and other reading materials

Because of it’s unique shape which resembles a rolled up magazine, reading e-books comes naturally to the tablet in portrait mode. This coupled with the 18 hour battery life makes the tablet a really great platform for reading. Because it is a 8″ tablet, it’s not too big and can be quite conveniently carried around.

 

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2. Browsing through Facebook when I’m out and about

Now I don’t know about you but trying to browse through Facebook on a smartphone is quite a pain. Checking out my friend’s latest updates on this tablet though is just so much more easy and comfortable without the need to squint at a 5″+ screen.

 

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3. Keeping up with the latest news

I have both the BBC and CNN apps installed and since it’s the World Cup season – also the BBC Sports app installed. In fact if I didn’t stay up late the night before to watch the matches, the first thing I do in the morning when I wake up is to check the scores on this tablet!

 

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4. Instant messaging and Skype

I have the Facebook Messenger app installed and with the tablet’s “Swipe” typing function it’s really fast to type messages. For Skype video calls, the kickstand is super useful and I can just put it on the table or a flat surface in front of me instead of holding the tablet.

 

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5. Playing games

I rarely have the time to play games but sometimes I just need a short break to relax and shoot up some enemies ha ha! The tablet handles most games without lagging so it’s a good gaming companion.

 

 

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6. Checking email on the go

I’m not really a fan of checking email outside however sometimes urgent and important emails need to be received/ sent when I’m on the go. This definitely beats trying to type out an email on my smartphone.

 

The large power button makes turning on and turning off the tablet very easy. No more fumbling and looking for a tiny button.

The large power button makes turning on and turning off the tablet very easy. No more fumbling and looking for a tiny button.

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So what do I ultimately think of the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8?

Well it’s a really handy companion to have with me, and it really complements my lifestyle in so many ways!

Can’t wait to see what other products Lenovo has in store in 2014! Stay tuned to my blog for upcoming product launches.

The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 has a suggested retail price of RM999.00 and comes with a one (1) year warranty and a free folio case!

More info at http://shopap.lenovo.com/my/en/tablets/lenovo/yoga/yoga-8/

 

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