Flex­i­ble to use

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - TEST BENCH - By Nidhi Sin­gal

RARELY DO WE come tablets that look dif­fer­ent from the crowd Len­ovo s Yoga 8 is one. In­spired by the orig­i­nal Yoga ma­chine, it can, for one, stand in sev­eral po­si­tions. Framed in a pol­ished alu­minium and chrome cas­ing, it looks beau­ti­ful yet sturdy. There is a rounded edge at the bot­tom that has the power key on one side with the 3.5 mm jack on the other. Apart from hold­ing the tablet or lay­ing it flat, there is a built-in kick­stand that al­lows dif­fer­ent po­si­tion place­ments. It can be ad­justed at view­ing an­gles be­tween 30 and 80 de­grees. Or it can be placed flat on a sur­face and the kick­a­s­tand used to raise it from one end. I en­joyed the for­mer po­si­tion of the tablet while watch­ing mul­ti­me­dia con­tent, and the lat­ter for typ­ing.In the for­mer po­si­tion, there isn’t any need of a stand while con­nect­ing to a Blue­tooth key­board. But the beau­ti­ful de­sign is let down by av­er­age dis­play. It runs on An­droid Jelly Bean 4.2 but comes with a cus­tom UI de­sign, which looks messy. The per­for­mance is just about av­er­age with lag when mul­ti­ple apps are run­ning in the back­ground.

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