Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8's super-slim, unique design makes it easy to hold.Sporting a 1.2-GHz quad-core MediaTek ARMv7 chip with 1GB of RAM, the Yoga Tablet 8's performance was hit or miss. We were able to snap successive pictures without delay as apps like Chrome, Gallery, Flipboard and "N.O.V.A. 3" ran in the background.The Yoga’s 8-inch screen is a good size for gaming and reading books, but magazines, comics, and videos feel a tad cramped. Not that you’ll want to read much on the tablet anyways, as its 1280 by 800 resolution makes all content look fuzzy. Going to the Yoga after using the Nexus 7 or any of the retina display iPads made me feel like I needed glasses. It’s also only $250.
But, The tablet’s low-resolution screen is dull and the heavily modified operating system is downright ugly.
The bottom line: Though it feels well-built and has a handy kickstand, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet’s poor performance makes it hard to justify even at its low cost. Specifications
Display type8 in
OSAndroid 4.2 Jelly Bean
Wireless connectivityWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/nBluetooth 4.0
Dimensions (WxDxH)8.4 in x 0.3 in x 5.7 inWeight0.88 lbs VS HP Slate 8 Pro The HP tablet one-ups its fellow 8-inchers, with its sharp 1,600x1,200-pixel resolution IPS display, Nvidia's speedy Tegra 4 CPU, and a healthy 2GB of RAM.The Slate 8 Pro has a larger and longer lasting battery than its 7-inch competition. The Slate 8 Pro is rated for 11 hours by HP, with a 5680 mAh battery. By comparison the white labeled Tegra 7 Notes will have a 4,100 mAh battery rated for 5 hours.In comparison to the Galaxy Note 8's average 1,280x800-pixel-resolution screen with 189 ppi (pixels-per-inch) (also the same resolution as Samsung's Galaxy Tab 3) and the iPad Mini's shamefully low 1,024x768-pixel display and 163 ppi, the Slate 8 Pro's 253 ppi blows them out of the water, making its screen the sharpest out of the high-end 8-inch tablet models. The bigger dimensions and 8-inch display of the Slate 8 Pro also means a higher 1600 x 1200 resolution… not to mention its highly touted IPS panel covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. By comparison, the Tegra 7 Note still (unfortunately) has a relatively low resolution 1280 x 800 display.According to HP, the Slate 8 Pro has a high color gamut, promising a wide range of color for a more dynamic multimedia experience. Unfortunately, thanks to its 4:3 aspect ratio, the 8-inch tablet is best used for browsing and reading rather than video watching. Specifications Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) OS
7.9-inch LCD Touchscreen Display
1200 x 1600 Pixel HD Native Resolution
NVIDIA Tegra 4 Processor
microSD Media Slot
Wi-Fi Price:$330 VS Samsung Galaxy Note 8 The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is comfortable to hold and has the best-looking small tablet screen yet.In the hand, the Galaxy Note 8.0 feels like a nice tablet, although it's a strange size – neither small and pocketable nor definitively large enough to give easy tablet-size screen viewing. Hidden away in one corner is Samsung's S Pen stylus.
Writing with the S Pen feels natural and is preferred over typing on a tablet screen. Storage can be expanded via microSD, and the Watch On feature has potential as a universal remote/video content hub.The larger screen has a considerable impact on battery life – the Galaxy Note 8 lasted a little under seven and a half hours in our video playback test. That's some three hours less than the Nexus 7 and it certainly can't compare to the iPad Mini, which managed an incredible eleven and a half hours in the same test.
But, The $399 price is a lot for a small tablet, no matter its features. It's not as thin or as light as the iPad Mini, and some people won't appreciate the highly saturated look of the OS. Also, its face buttons sometimes get in the way and there are occasional performance hangs.
The bottom line: The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a stunning tablet with a truly useful stylus, but it's not worth $400 unless you're an artist or prefer pen input. Specifications
Display type8 in
OSAndroid 4.2 Jelly Bean
Wireless connectivityBluetooth 4.0Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
Weight0.74 lbs Price;$399.00