Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8's super-slim, unique design makes it easy to hold.Sporting a 1.2-GHz quad-core MediaTek ARMv7 chip with 1GB of RAM, the Yoga Tablet 8's performance was hit or miss. We were able to snap successive pictures without delay as apps like Chrome, Gallery, Flipboard and "N.O.V.A. 3" ran in the background.The Yoga’s 8-inch screen is a good size for gaming and reading books, but magazines, comics, and videos feel a tad cramped. Not that you’ll want to read much on the tablet anyways, as its 1280 by 800 resolution makes all content look fuzzy. Going to the Yoga after using the Nexus 7 or any of the retina display iPads made me feel like I needed glasses. It’s also only $250.
But, The tablet’s low-resolution screen is dull and the heavily modified operating system is downright ugly.
The bottom line: Though it feels well-built and has a handy kickstand, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet’s poor performance makes it hard to justify even at its low cost. Specifications
Display type8 in
OSAndroid 4.2 Jelly Bean
Wireless connectivityWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/nBluetooth 4.0
Dimensions (WxDxH)8.4 in x 0.3 in x 5.7 in
Weight0.88 lbs VS Asus VivoTab Note 8 The first 8-inch version of the Asus VivoTab, the VivoTab Note 8 is designed for working on the go with Microsoft Office Home and Student offered as standard as well as the handy stylus.The Asus VivoTab Note 8 main features include an 8-inch 1280×800 pixel IPS display, 1.33 GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3740 processor, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0+HS, a 5-megapixel rear camera, HD front facing camera, 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM, 64GB SSD, microSD card slot for up to 64GB cards, as well as 15.5Whr battery, eight hours on a single charge max, and it will be running Windows 8.1.The tablet will also comes with Student software, Microsoft Office Home, which includes PowerPoint, Excel, Microsoft Word and OneNote, as well as SonicMaster audio technology and much more.There's no price or firm release date just yet, so whether it undercuts the $399 regular price of Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 remains to be seen.
VS LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition The LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition features pure Android with a deeper Google Now integration, and receives the latest updates.It's the fastest Android tablet out there to date. It runs pure Android straight from Google and will likely be among the first to get future OS updates. The screen size is a nice compromise between portability and luxurious viewing space. The hardware is very solidly built. And in a refreshing change of pace, the speaker placement means they don't easily get blocked by your hands. Battery life is very good. It also has a sharp display, expandable memory, and runs a tad faster than its original LG counterpart.
But, The G Pad doesn't have the same elegant build-quality as Google's Nexus tablets, and this stock model lacks a few useful apps compared to the LG-skinned original.
The bottom line: Android purists will find Google's mid-sized LG G Pad 8.3 more compelling, but it's pricier than the model that's overlaid with LG's skin. Specifications
Display type8.3 in
OSAndroid 4.4 (KitKat)
ProcessorQualcomm 1.7 GHz
Wireless connectivityBluetooth 4.0Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
Dimensions (WxDxH)8.5 in x 0.33 in x 5 in
Weight0.74 lbs Price: $350