Lenovo has launched a Yoga Tablet at an event in Los Angeles.
The Android Jelly Bean (4.2) device comes in an 8- and 10-inch model and will be available for 249 dollars and 299 dollars, respectively.
According to AllThingsD, when designing the Yoga Tablet, Lenovo said it wanted to do something that would help make its device stand out from all other tablets that look alike.
The tablet features a cylindrical handle that allows users to use the tablet in several different modes — a concept Lenovo borrowed from its line of Yoga convertible laptops, the report said.
In Hold mode, you can simply grip the handle for a more comfortable experience when reading e-books and messages.
Rotating the cylinder 90 degrees will expose a stand, so you can prop the tablet on a desk for watching movies or video chats.
Finally, you can lay the device down with the stand out to angle the screen for easier typing and viewing.
Lenovo said that one other benefit to the cylindrical handle is that it allowed them to include a larger battery.
The Yoga Tablet is powered by dual batteries, similar in power to those used in laptops, and Lenovo estimates battery life to be around 18 hours in reading mode, the report said.
According to the report, both the Yoga Tablet have 1,280 by 800-pixel touchscreens, quad-core processors from MediaTek and 16 gigabytes of internal memory with microSD expansion options.
There’s also a five-megapixel rear camera and a front-facing 1.6-megapixel camera.
The 8-inch Yoga Tablet will be sold exclusively at Best Buy and directly from Lenovo.
Meanwhile, the 10-inch model will be available at Amazon, Best Buy, Newegg and Lenovo.