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Lenovo presenta i nuovi Yoga Tablet 8 e 10, e assume Ashton Kutcher!

Nicola Ligas -

La notizia del giorno per Lenovo consiste senz’altro nella nomina di Ashton Kutcher a suo product engineer presentazione di due nuovi tablet Android, da 8 e 10 pollici rispettivamente, entrambi basati su una versione pesantemente personalizzata di Android 4.2.2 (assente anche l’app drawer), e soprattutto capaci di un’impressionante autonomia, grazie ad un apposito stand munito di batteria.

A dispetto delle differenti dimensioni, le specifiche sono più o meno uguali: display a risoluzione 1.280 x 800 IPS, CPU quad-core MediaTek, fotocamere da 5/1,6 megapixel e fino a 16 GB di memoria interna espandibili. Le dimensioni differenti incidono ovviamente sul peso, che è di 603 grammi per il 10 pollici e di 400 grammi per l’8 pollici.

La particolarità dello stand incluso nel tablet ne altera ovviamente l’aspetto, a confronto con i modelli ordinari, e ne aumenta il peso, ma è anche in grado di far lievitare l’autonomia fino a 18 ore, e serve inoltre a tenere il tablet stabile in 3 posizioni diverse, a seconda dell’uso che volessimo farne (come illustrato nella galleria qui sotto).

Yoga Tablet 8 sarà disponibile negli USA già da oggi per 249$, mentre per il 10 pollici saranno necessari 299$; presente anche una tastiera/cover Bluetooth opzionale, per 69$, peccato che sia compatibile solo col modello più grande. Video, foto e comunicato stampa a seguire.

Lenovo Names Ashton Kutcher Its Newest Product Engineer

PC Plus Leader and Tech Investor Create Trailblazing Partnership

LOS ANGELES – October 29, 2013: Multimode computing leader Lenovo(HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced a new partnership with Ashton Kutcher at the livestream launch event of the new Yoga Tablet, held at the Youtube Space LA. In his new role as a Lenovo product engineer, Kutcher will work with the company’s engineering teams around the world to develop and market the Yoga line of tablets by providing input and decision-making into design, specifications, software and usage scenarios.

“This partnership with Lenovo brings together my love of technology and design that makes your life better. I can’t wait to dig in and help Lenovo develop future mobile computing products, starting with the Yoga Tablet,” said Ashton Kutcher. “Lenovo is all about innovation and strong leadership. Entrepreneurship is part of their DNA, and I couldn’t ask for a better fit.”

Kutcher currently stars in the CBS comedy, Two and a Half Men, which airs worldwide. He has also gained significant recognition for his technology investments over the past several years and is a co-founder of A-Grade Investments, which has provided venture capital and collaboration for multiple tech companies including Airbnb, Fab, Foursquare, Spotify, Path and Uber.

“Ashton Kutcher’s authentic, creative appetite for technology and keen consumer insight combined with our innovation engine make this a very natural and powerful partnership,” said David Roman, chief marketing officer, Lenovo. “This partnership goes beyond traditional bounds by deeply integrating him into our organization as a product engineer as we look at developing the next wave of products. As we continue to push into new PC Plus product areas and lead in multimode computing, Ashton will help us break new ground by challenging assumptions, bringing new perspective and contributing his technical expertise to Yoga Tablet and other devices.”

The new multimode Yoga Tablet gives people a better way to get the most out of their tablet experience with up to 18 hours of battery life1 and with its three unique modes: hold, tilt and stand. Recognizing that one size doesn’t fit all, Lenovo created the three modes to solve the common challenges that tablet users face. The Yoga Tablet’s cylindrical handle breaks the mold on “sea of sameness” tablet design, allowing users to more easily hold the tablet to read and browse the Internet, deploy the stand to sit it upright on a surface to watch movies and tilt the tablet down on a surface for a better viewing angle for touchscreen typing and reading.

Via: Engadget
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