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Lenovo launches 12.2-inch Yoga A12 Android tab for $299 | UPD : now available

08 February 2017 3

Update : February 8th, 2017

Lenovo Yoga A12 is now available for purchase from Lenovo Store and Amazon.


Original Post (February 6th, 2017)

Android-powered tabs market is not pretty exciting for manufacturers. That’s why in last year or so we haven’t seen new Android tabs from OEMs and the reason is quite obvious, low demand doesn’t lure manufacturers to build Android tabs.

However, last year only Lenovo manufactured Yoga book tab impressed Android fans. The tab was featuring halo keyboard with high-end hardware. The device attracts customers because of its hardware and best value for money. Today the company launches the iterative variant of Yoga series. The new tab is dubbed as Yoga A12

Back in January, the Yoga A12 appeared in Amazon listing which gives us the pretty good idea of what to expect from this device in terms of design. The newly announced Yoga book not only shares the design language of last year Yoga book but also shares some hardware specs. The device is running on slightly older Android Marshmallow with Lenovo’s custom UI.

The A12 is featuring a 12.2-inch display with HD screen resolution. It comes pre-loaded with company’s halo keyboard which can be flipped as well. It provides user haptic feedback like older variant. Last year original Yoga book was featuring digitizer but that’s not the case with this year Yoga Book as it is affordable as compared to last year Book.

The Intel’s X5 Atom processor is powering the machine with 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. Without any doubt, the machine is much less powered as compared original device but it seems like Lenovo aimed this device to those buyers who are looking for an affordable machine. It costs $299 only and offers the similar experience like a Chromebook machine. The Yoga A12 will be up for sale from Feb 8th. According to the company, the device will survive 13 hours on normal usage and can be purchased in Rose Gold and Gunmetal Grey colors.


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Lenovo launches 12.2-inch Yoga A12 Android tab for $299
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PaigeHalston

Actually, the low demand means the OEMs aren't giving much attention to these device manufacturing. So naturally this particular market also isn't getting the lift that it should have got.

DahliaSachi

At times we do hear reports about the tab market not performing well enough. And yet we do read of various companies bringing out tabs that are either affordable or are a class apart. Where do these devices go then?

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