Vodafone Smart Tab 4G – taking on Tesco in the tablet stakes

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Vodafone launched its own-brand 4G smartphones in July of this year and now it’s looking to muscle in on the burgeoning 4G tablet market as well. The Smart Tab 4G with its 8-inch screen is of course an updated version of the existing Smart Tab 4, but don’t write it off as just the same old device on a faster network.

Let’s take a look at what’s different. Most noticeable is the Smart Tab 4G’s HD display but there are changes under the skin too. For a start there’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad core CPU in place of the MediaTek in the earlier machine. As mobile site Mobot says:

“We’re admittedly pleasantly surprised that the 3G model’s MediaTek processor is gone, too, the Vodafone Smart Tab 4G instead adopting a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset.”

In addition the back camera is up from 2MP to 5MP. Otherwise the size, weight, battery and Android 4.4 are the same as the earlier model.

The pricing of the Smart Tab 4G also looks attractive, if you choose to buy the device to use on pay-as-you go it’ll cost £125 up front – that’s £4 less than the Wi-Fi only Tesco Hudl 2 though the Hudl has a slightly faster processor and more RAM. On a 1GB 4G contract it’s around £17 a month after a £29 initial payment. As Wired says, “Costing only £125, the Vodafone Smart Tab 4G is a veritable bargain, but is aimed squarely at competing with other smaller tablets in this price range. “

PC Advisor makes the point that:

“Rather than aiming for tech-heads these devices look to be marketed at less tech-savvy consumers, allowing children and old people easy, unintimidating access to tablet technology.”

Trusted Reviews notes that the Smart Tab’s processor is slower than the Hudl’s,

“The Smart Tab pairs this 8-inch HD display with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor tucked away inside. It’s worth noting that the Hudl 2 trumps this with its 1.83GHz Intel Atom chip.”

Trusted Reviews is, however, impressed by the tablet’s style, “It’s not a bad looking device either, sporting a svelte 7.9mm profile, slimmed-down front bezels, and a donut-dodging weight of just 309g.” Wired though is rather less smitten, “…while Vodafone hasn’t spent any time at all jazzing up what is a very plain and basic black plastic design, it’s easy to forgive thanks to the tablet’s price.”

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To sum up, as Vodafone’s Connected Devices Portfolio manager Jason Smith points out on the company’s blog, “You don’t see many devices of this quality at this price point.” Mr Smith may be slightly biased, however, if you want a reasonably priced tablet but don’t want to be restricted to sitting at home on your own Wi-Fi or seeking out hotspots, the Smart Tab 4G looks like an attractive proposition.

Tesco Hudl2 – best budget tablet on the market?

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If industry figures are to be believed the tablet market is facing a bit of a slump, with reasons varying from a gimmick that’s outlived its sell-by date to a victim of the “phablet” revolution. If tightening the purse-strings is also a factor then budget tablets like the Hudl should be in their healthiest position yet, so it’s not at all surprising to see Tesco launch the successor.

The Hudl 2 retains the original’s low-cost appeal by arriving at a wallet-friendly £129 (just £10 more than the original’s initial price), and this comes with a number of improvements including a larger 8.3” full HD (1920×1200) display, an upgraded Atom quad-core 1.83GHz processor that Tesco claims is three times faster than the original, double the RAM at 2GB and 16GB of expandable storage. It runs Android Kitkat 4.4.2 and comes bundled with a parental control app that it’s pushing as a bit of a USP – seven user profiles are available tailored to age and suitability that parents can have up and running in minutes.

It’s out already, so we’ve got a handful of reviews and first impressions to help you decide if this tablet deserves a place in the home.

TechRadar’s a big fan. It describes the Hudl2 as a “stylish, desirable, and cheap full-featured Android tablet that will satisfy the whole family”, awarding it a mightily impressive 4.5/5. Claiming that it outshines virtually everything in this price bracket, highlights include the display, which is “rich and vibrant, text is sharp and easy to read, and you can happily watch movies, game, or read on it for hours.”  It’s also impressed by the balance, slim line design and soft touch coating for added grip, and stereo speakers that “really enhance movie watching and gaming”. Unfortunately the battery life, which is quoted at 8 hours, seems to be a bit of a letdown – its 90 minute battery test video at full brightness reduced a full charge to 63%, which left TechRadar questioning its suitability when taken outside the home.

PC Advisor is similarly gushing, awarding it the same score and calling it “one of the best budget tablets you can buy”. It also points out that with Tesco’s ClubCard Boost, every £5 of vouchers is worth £10 towards the tablet, so you can actually get it for as little of £65 worth of vouchers. Now that’s a bargain.

It’s impressed by the general performance overall, calling it “nippy and smooth the vast majority of the time and copes with web browsing and gaming very well.” It’s also nice to hear that Tesco hasn’t flooded the Hudl2 with proprietary apps and has left the OS pretty much alone, though does subtly encourage you to try to opt for Tesco’s services with its own simplified app market. You don’t have to use this of course, and in fairness it complements the parental controls nicely by providing a more accessible way for beginners to get started. On the downside there aren’t a lot of good things to say about the upgraded 5MP camera (though it has strangely reduced the front-facer to 1.2MP), which without an LED flash doesn’t offer great performances and can take an age to focus.

We’ll round things off with CNet who awards it 4/5 (which still qualifies as being rated “Excellent”) and echoes many of the positives outlined above.  It goes into a little more detail on the software front, outlining Tesco’s Blinkbox service which lets you download films, music and books (though not very cheaply) and a range of software that is able to:

“teach you everything you need to know about using it, from how to use the navigation buttons, how and where to download apps, how to use apps to socialise and how to use privacy and security settings.”

Along with a range of colour cases, parental controls and detailed information about the sort of things you might need to safeguard your kids from, it certainly seems as though Tesco is marketing this squarely as a tablet “for all the family”.

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At this price and with these sorts of reviews though, we can see it being very popular full stop. It’s ideal for fence-sitters who haven’t yet decided whether they want one and occasional users who can’t justify the cost of an iPad Air or Galaxy Tab S – surely two relatively untapped markets. And with that Clubcard Boost thrown in we might actually have to dig around to see if we have any old unused vouchers as well.

The Hudl2 is available now at £129 in the UK.

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact – the portable, lifeproof compact tablet

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At just 6.4mm thick and weighing 270 grammes, Sony claims that its Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is the world’s slimmest and lightest. There are plenty of features though and it comes equipped with a Qualcomm quad-core 2.5GHz processor, 3GB of RAM, Adreno 330 graphics and 16GB of storage expandable via a microSD card up to 128GB.

It has an 8-inch 1920 x 1200 screen using tempered glass with an anti-fingerprint coating. Added to all that is PS4 Remote Play allowing you to run PlayStation 4 games and the fact that it’s dust and water proof.

Many of these features are shared with the Xperia Z3 smartphone but the Z3 Tablet Compact has a larger-capacity 4,500mAh battery and a lower spec main camera, 8.1Mp (full-HD video) at the back and 2.1Mp at the front. It does come with Sony’s camera features like Movie Creator, Sound Photo and AR Fun though.

It’s the spec that concerns PC Advisor which notes,

“It’s great to see Sony finally make a smaller tablet and the 8in form factor is proving to be increasingly popular. The Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is super thin and light and is waterproof to boot. Hardware is decent but not mind-blowing so rivals like the Galaxy Tab S offer more gadgetry. Software is easy going with one key new feature in the form of PS4 Remote Play.”

TechRadar is impressed by the size but critical of the screen spec, “On the one hand, it’s taking the best of Sony’s smartphone tech and spreading it smoothly through a slim and lightweight tablet that’s far less cumbersome than the likes of the (already pretty portable) Xperia Z2 tablet.

“On the other hand, it’s being brought out with an eight-inch screen that’s nowhere near as sharp as the competition in the smaller slate arena, which will instantly put some users off purchase, given that spec comparison is still one of the primary ways to decide which tablet to go for.”

However, it does go on to say, “…the strides Sony has made in display technology, this year included, mean that even a low-res display is boosted to look better.” Sony’s Triluminos technology helps with games and video footage but the resolution is likely to show itself with less sharp letters when loading web pages.

There’s some damning with faint praise going on over at Trusted Reviews, “Longwinded name aside, this is a reasonably impressive offering. A sleek, stylish body belies a veritable feast of high-end components. That said, this tablet is hardly breaking new ground. A Full HD display joins a quad-core CPU and an 8-megapixel rear-mounted camera on the strong specs sheet.”

It does seem impressed by the screen’s response though,

“Capable of diffusing glare in bright, direct sunlight, the Tablet Compact’s screen was highly responsive during early tests. It swiftly skipped through menu screens and effortlessly handled all manner of multi-finger gesture controls.”

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The Xperia Z3 Tablet is available to pre-order from the Sony website with prices starting at £329 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model, an extra 16GB of memory adds £50 but opt for the LTE/4G version and you’ll pay a hefty £429.

Wired concluded its preview by saying, “If the price is right, this slim slate could be one of the best tablet offerings on the market.” We’ve a feeling that, certainly for the 4G model, Sony’s pricing may be just a little high.

HP Stream preview and first look

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The “netbook” market, or whatever you want to call it, got a bit of a boost when Google launched its Chromebooks . Offering users little more power than they needed to perform such simple but important tasks as browsing the internet and working with documents, they were a popular solution for the low-demand budget-conscious. Google’s stripped-down operating system may not be to everyone’s tastes however, or at least that’s what HP decided when it came up with the HP Stream, a Windows 8.1 touting 14” device that’s also competitively priced and is aimed at the same audience.

As you’d expect you’re not going to get cutting-edge specifications – count yourself lucky if there’s enough here to do a smooth job. The 14” WLED-backlight display offers 1366×768 resolution, there’s a full size keyboard, 1.6GHz AMD A4 chip, 2GB of on board memory and up to 6 and a half hours of battery life. There’s 32GB of storage for your stuff or an alternative model that upgrades this to 64GB, but with 100GB of OneDrive cloud storage for two years as standard this should be plenty if you’re efficient with your data. If you’re a fan of music on the move you’ll also be pleased to hear that it features Beats Audio alongside quad speakers, so should offer far more on this front than your typical Chromebook – this could, in fact, be the last hurrah for the synergy that was Beat and HP.

It sounds fairly appealing so far, but CNET is quick to point out its limitations: “While probably the least expensive Windows 8 clamshell you’re likely to find, the system includes specs that might make even a very casual computer user cringe, at least if you were planning to use it as you would a standard laptop.”

PCWorld calls it a “Chromebook killer”, and starts by highlighting the fact that Microsoft drove out Linux in the netbook market and could be looking to do the same with Chromebooks. The big question, it seems, will be “how well it runs Windows. Low-end PCs are notorious for being deathly slow, although the onboard storage should help the Stream 14 run faster than hard drive-encumbered netbooks from five years ago.” This seems like it could be a deal breaker – after all, Chrome OS was designed to boot quickly and work smoothly on such meagrely specced machines. It also points out that “Chromebook also have an advantage over Windows in terms of security thanks to process sandboxing, verified boot checks, and the Web security features built into Chrome itself” so this is another area in which Microsoft might have to offer some reassurance.

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MobileGeeks has gone hands-on so can offer us a few more specifics. The display seems adequate if uninspiring: “Compared to today’s IPS screens the viewing angles, color and brightness levels are not fantastic, but considering the price point it is in fact totally acceptable and decent TN panel.”  When it comes to performance, the demo model that was tested seemed pretty nippy and capable enough of making it around the OS without unnecessary lag. The SSD undoubtedly helps here, which combined with cloud-oriented storage and a fast enough connection should give you quick enough access to your data. The keyboard also gets a mention, which is nicely sized and doesn’t flex too much under pressure. The lack of a touchscreen is a shame, though understandable at the price point, which we’d better get around to mentioning.

It’s $299, which is a bit of a shame as it was touted at being $100 less when rumours were doing the rounds a few months ago, but it’s still a tidy price and depending on how this gets translated outside the US, we can see the Stream being a popular alternative for Windows users.

Archos 80 Helium 4G: review roundup

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According to figures from research company IDC the demand for tablets in mature markets is slowing down. No wonder then that manufacturers are adding more features in an effort to boost sales.

With faster 4G connectivity becoming more widely available offering download speeds of up to 150Mbps on the move, that seems like an obvious feature to make tablets more attractive. Even so a 4G tablet for under £200, sounds too good to be true, right?

French brand Archos has other ideas with its latest offering, first announced at this year’s Mobile World Congress, now on sale in the UK for just £199. The Archos 80 Helium 4G comes with a 1.2GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, along with 2MP front and 5MP rear cameras. It has an 8-inch 1024 x 768 screen and weighs in at 430 grammes thanks to its aluminium casing, but can it really compete with more expensive alternatives?

The first bad news is that it only runs Android Jelly Bean rather than the latest KitKat. Plus as TechRadar notes, “At 430g the 80 Helium 4G isn’t exactly light, the LG G Pad 8.3weighs in at 338g and the original iPad Minitips the scales at 312g – meaning this could be a bit of a beast to lug around.”

DigitalSpy is concerned about the how heavy the tablet is too, “Weighing in at 430g, the Archos 80 Helium 4G is heavier than most tablets in its size band, with the iPad Mini tipping the scales at 312g.”

As CNET says, “Internal storage is low at 8GB, however, Archos tries to make up for it with a microSD card expansion slot.” It also points out that the Archos, “lacks the premium specs and sleek designs,” of similar models from Lenovo and Samsung.

But of course the Helium is really about 4G. As Android Community says, “The tablet doesn’t offer the fastest of anything under its hood, but what it does offer is one of the lowest priced tablets with 4G connectivity on the market.”

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The £199 price is attractive but, TechRadar points out that you’ll have to factor in the cost of a 4G SIM and tariff too which will push price of ownership up a bit.

Whether the Archos is for you is really down to your priorities. If you want sleek design and the latest technical and OS specs then you’re probably best looking elsewhere. If, on the other hand, you want a low-cost way into high-speed 4G access then the Helium 80 is worth a look.

Galaxy Tab S: What the critics say

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Samsung Electronics has released their new Galaxy Tab S, Samsung’s thinnest and lightest tablet to date. The Tab S comes in two form factors, 10.5-inch and 8.4-inch. Both models come complete with a WQXGA (2560×1600, 16:10) Super AMOLED display which, the company claims, delivers more than 90% of Adobe RGB colour coverage and comes with a 100,000:1 contrast ratio. The company’s Adaptive Display technology will automatically adjust the device’s gamma, saturation, and sharpness based on the application as well as the colour temperature depending on the viewing environment and the lighting.

Both models have a sleek 6.6mm profile and weigh in at only 465g (10.5-inch) and 294g (8.4-inch). They will be available with a variety of connectivity options: Wi-Fi, or Wi-Fi and LTE, available in 16/32GB + MicroSD (up to 128GB). You can also choose between Titanium Bronze or Dazzling White. The smaller model incorporates a 4,900mAh battery, with the 10.5inch packing 7,900mAh. The company claim that when used in Ultra-Power Saving Mode, the Galaxy Tab S lets you “enjoy hours of entertainment without having to worry about recharging”.

Samsung devices are well known for coming packed with a variety of software, some of which is genuinely useful, some of which just a bit too quirky for the average user. The Galaxy Tab S is made for entertainment and comes with a variety of related apps. “Kick” is a new football app that provides in-depth and visually compelling sports data in real-time as matches get played. Samsung’s magazine service, “Papergarden” debuts on the Galaxy Tab S. An optimised viewing environment for digital interactive magazines, you will be able to view a wide range of popular magazines in vivid and true-to-life colour. There is also Galaxy Gifts which is where Samsung has teamed up with more than 30 mobile content and service providers to bring you extra content such as free memberships to Marvel and a free e-book per month.

So far, so good – but lets take a look at what some top industry critics thought of the Galaxy Tab S.

First up is The Guardian who asks whether the Samsung Galaxy Tab S review: a rival for the iPad?. The reviewer is particularly impressed with the new tablet’s display, going as far as to state that it’s the best I’ve ever seen on a tablet” and that it’s “bright enough to read even in direct sunlight”. He was also positive about the battery life, stating that:

I found both Tab S models lasted a good day (about 15 hours) on a single charge under constant usage (constant push email, a few hours’ browsing, perhaps an hour of video) without activating any of the power-saving modes. Even with a power-hungry application like the Assassin’s Creed 4 second-screen app connected to a PS4 the 10.5in tablet lasted a good eight hours.

In concluding, The Guardian’s view was that the “Tab S is Samsung’s best tablet yet by miles. Samsung has definitely given the iPad Air and Mini a solid run for their money: these are arguably the best Android tablets to date, with the best screen ever on a tablet.” They also awarded the device 5 out of 5 stars.

Here’s a quick infographic highlighting some of the features of the Tab S:

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Over at Trusted Reviews they were equally positive, awarding the Tab S 9/10 and giving it “Recommended” status. In particular they liked the “sharp, bright screen” as well as the fact it was “very thin, light and portable” and came with a “good battery life”. There overall verdict was that:

In every way that matters, this is a great tablet. The fingerprint reader is naff and some of Samsung’s software features miss the mark, but the screen is great it’s the perfect size for toting around with you everywhere.

The folks at TechnoBuffalo proclaimed the two varieties of the Tab S to be “the best Samsung tablets we’ve ever seen“:

Not only does it possess a great design and cool features, but it also comes equipped with one hell of a screen—among the best, if not the best, we’ve ever laid eyes on.

Awarding the devices 9/10 the reviewer rounded-up by stating that:

Samsung has never really excelled in the tablet market, but the company has finally hit a sweet spot with the Tab S

The Tab S devices will be selected markets from July 2014.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Review round-up

 

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Microsoft’s Surface series is leading the line for Windows-based tablets, and with the latest iteration show its desire to keep things competitive in an ever-improving market. The Surface Pro 3 comes with a number of improvements to do just this, and thankfully they’re not just restricted to barely noticeable performance upgrades.

Perhaps the most important is the larger screen – there’s a 12.1 inch display here, which is a significant upgrade on the 10.6 inch Surface Pro 2. Importantly this creates a clear gap between the Surface and other non-windows tablets, underlining Microsoft’s ambitions to make it a true laptop replacement. The aspect ratio has also changed, being 3:2 rather than 16:9, which may or may not appeal depending on its intended use.

With a bigger display you need better resolution, and Microsoft pushes past the 1080p barrier with a 2,160 x 1,440 display at around 214ppi – just about enough to ensure that there’s no drop in sharpness due to the increased size. The Surface Pro 3 is also lighter than the Pro 2, and with a slightly thinner bezel around the screen makes for a more immersive user experience.

Elsewhere speakers have been improved and are allegedly 45% louder, Microsoft claims 20% better battery life which should push nine hours, and yes there should be a performance boost, albeit a small one, thanks to an Intel Core i5-4200U chip (the top-end model gets an upgrade to Core i7).

So an impressive list of upgrades then, but how does it fare when you slap it all together? We did the rounds to find out.

Anandtech provides a typically detailed technical analysis of some of new features, with a focus on the display and performance. Though it admits there’s a lot more work to do before it draws any firm conclusions, there are mixed results from the early tests. The display varies from “Max brightness drops a bit compared to Surface Pro 2, likely due to the Pro 3 having 50% more pixels to light” and “Grayscale accuracy is the biggest issue with the new display, green levels are just way too high” to “Full saturation color reproduction is excellent”, so a bit of a mixed bag. Performance improvements seem significant though, as it reported “seeing a 3 – 20% increase in performance over the Surface Pro 2.”

TechRadar’s hands-on is more focused on usability, and enjoys the new smarter cover, which “made for a much more comfortable typing experience” and “deeper travel and punchier rebound in each key, making for an experience quite close to that of a laptop”. The only problem here is that it’ll cost you an extra £76 ish. The Pro 3 also works very well with a stylus, or Surface Pen, which feels more natural in the hand and combined with the LCD screen being brought closer to the glass makes “writing feels more natural – plain and simple.” It concludes by admitting that this is still quite a pricey device, and questions the concept of a laptop-replacement tablet in general, stating “Price and barely optional accessories aside, I’m already bullish on what this hybrid device is capable of. And I’ve been skeptical bordering on critical of the category since it popped up a few years back.”

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There’s a fairly detailed review over at CNet, who decides that while the Pro 3 is somewhat stuck in the middle of the tablet/laptop space, “it’s more successful as a tablet than a laptop replacement. “ This is largely because of design shortcomings, such as some ergonomic difficulties when balancing it on a lap and various niggles with the touchpad. It’s also a fair bit behind performance-wise, as a trial of Bioshock Infinite showed. “We gave BioShock Infinite a spin at high settings and our standard 1,920×1,080-pixel resolution, and got single-digit frame rates. Running at the native resolution on low settings, the game still chugged unacceptably.”

It does offer praise for the optional keyboard upgrade, which is beginning to sound less like an option, and the digital pen. The battery life impressed when pitting it against rivals such as the Yoga 2 Pro and HP X2 hybrid: “The Surface Pro 3 did, however, best most of the competition in battery life, even if only by a small margin”, and comments on the slim design and display were generally favourable.

We’ll sum up with MacWorld’s conclusion in a comparison between the Surface Pro 3 and iPad Air. Although there are similarities in design and size, the consensus here seems to be that the Pro 3 will score more points with professionals who don’t want to carry around a laptop and a tablet (Microsoft says that 96% of iPad owners also have a laptop) where the Air will be better for consumers who really just want a tablet. This seems to be the overriding point, and surely one that Microsoft is aware of with these new improvements. Moving away from the tablet space towards the laptop with a larger screen and strong focus on a usable stylus and keyboard could be a risky move, and only time will tell whether there’s enough interest here to make it a success.

Lenovo Tablet 10 HD+ review round-up

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Lenovo did something few other companies have done in the tablet market when it released the Yoga Tablet 10 – it dared to try something a little bit different. This “difference” was largely down to an oversized (albeit stylish) base which housed a kick-stand and importantly allowed it to make a significant improvement on typical battery life.

Despite receiving rather mixed reviews, Lenovo was not deterred and is back with the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+, a device that promises a premium experience and comes with a range of upgrades on its predecessor.

Boasting a 10.1” full HD (1920×1200) display, Qualcomm SnapDragon quad-core 400 processor and an 8MP rear camera, it comes with 16GB and 32GB storage options (plus a microSD slot), Bluetooth 4.0 and a 3G option for selected countries. Importantly, the extended battery life is carried through here, with an estimated 18 hours of viewing pleasure, and running Android 4.3 (with an update to KitKat allegedly on the way) it appears as though, on paper at least, the HD+ could well be worth a look.

Though we’re a bit short of full reviews at the time of writing, a bunch of the usual contenders have already gone hands-on with the 10 HD+, so let’s see how it fares.

TechRadar praises the display on the new Yoga, though does note that “the resolution still lags behind some other larger-screened tablets such as the iPad Air”. It also appears to be very good value for money, undercutting many comparable competitors, but the 8MP camera sadly lacks an autofocus and flash, and didn’t appear to be overly impressive.

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The back of the new Yoga 10

PC Advisor is pleased that Lenovo has tackled its biggest issues with the predecessor, namely the screen resolution and overall performance. It comments that “We found the old model of the Yoga Tablet 10 to be a little slow at times, but our first hands-on experience with the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ suggests that it’s a fair bit speedier and smoother to use”. The display also receives praise here, and though it doesn’t quite stand up to the iPad Air, it does “match the density of the new Sony Xperia Z2 tablet’s display”.

Over at The Inquirer the impressive front-facing Dolby speakers get a mention for their clear-sounding audio, though the purported 18-hours battery life may be typically overstated, as in its tests “the device lasted for around 11 hours of uninterrupted use on full brightness while connected to WiFi”, which is still nothing to sniff at.

TrustedReviews was rather critical of the original Yoga, stating that “a long battery life and low price point did not offset the awfully grainy screen and under-par processor”, and goes on to state that during its hands-on test, these issues do seem to have been resolved. The general feel of the tablet also gets a mention, with the oversized base allowing for an additional benefit of it being comfortable to hold, though “the stand was a little short, leading to some tip-over issues if the screen was pressed too firmly”. It goes on to praise Lenovo for clearly listening to criticisms of the first tablet and directly addressing these issues, before concluding by saying that “the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD Plus could be a real stand-up Android tablet”.

So there you have it. After a relatively mediocre showing from its first effort, the Yoga appears to have made significant improvements in all the right areas, making it a genuinely appealing mid-range device that could represent a real alternative to more established rivals.

The Lenovo Yoga 10 HD+ starts at £299, and will be available from April via major retailers. For more information visit www.lenovo.com