Lenovo has revealed its new Yoga tablet, in 8in and 10in sizes, claiming the hinged edge-style form factor represents a better way of using a tablet.
Fair enough, though to us it looks an awful lot like the quirky Sony Tablet S and its bent back magazine look that debuted – and failed to make much impact – a couple of years ago.
That's not to say Lenovo's effort will also be a failure. For one thing it's far cheaper than the Tablet S was, and in the Yoga's case the asymmetric bulge doesn't just give you a satisfying bulge to grip when holding it in portrait orientation, it also serves as a hinge for the integrated flip-down stand.
The Yoga will come in a choice of 8in (€229) and 10in (€299) forms, though both have a 1280 x 800 resolution and near-identical specs elsewhere.
Those include a 1.2GHz MTK quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable internal memory and 5MP/1.6MP cameras. Android 4.2.2 is the operating system.
In other words, nothing too special, but Lenovo will feel the low-ish price and distinctive look will give the Yoga enough appeal to stand out from the crowd.
We'll find out for sure in November, which is when the Yoga is set to go on sale across Europe.