Difference between Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 and Dell XPS 10 Tablet

Key difference: The unique aspect of Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 is that it is a convertible laptop with multi-mode 360 deg Flip design. This allows the device to take up four design modes. This includes Laptop Mode, Tablet Mode, Tent Mode and finally, Stand Mode. The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 features an 11.6 inch high-definition display and weighs 1.27kg (2.8 lbs). It is powered by NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor and a 2GB DDR3L RAM. The Dell XPS 10 is a 10.1-inch tablet that comes with a keyboard Dock to make it into a laptop. The screen is an HD Display capacitive multi-touch screen, with 1366 x 768 pixels and an approximately 155 ppi pixel density. The sleek tablet has a metal chassis and has a rubber back for better gripping.

Lenovo Group Limited is a Chinese multinational with its operational headquarters in Morrisville, North Carolina. The company provides computer hardware and electronics, including personal computers, tablet computers, mobile phones, workstations, servers, electronic storage devices, IT management software and smart televisions. Among other things, the company is especially known for its computers, especially the ThinkPad and IdeaPad line of notebook computers.

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 is yet another offering by Lenovo under its IdeaPad series. However, the unique aspect of the device is that it is a convertible laptop with multi-mode 360 deg Flip design. This allows the device to take up four design modes. This includes Laptop Mode, Tablet Mode, Tent Mode and finally, Stand Mode. This is managed by using two double sided hinges. This feature gives the device versatility and allowing the user to use the device as either a laptop or a tablet. Hence, the device is effectively two-in-one, a tablet and a laptop.

The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 features an 11.6 inch high-definition display and weighs 1.27kg (2.8 lbs). It is powered by NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor and a 2GB DDR3L RAM. The processing specs are quite decent giving a smooth and easy usage. The operating system on the device is the Windows RT, which is essentially a slightly downgraded version of Windows 8.

The four different configurations on the IdeaPad Yoga does make the device seem new, fresh and unique, however in order to get to the tablet mode, the screen folds back, which leaves the keyboard exposed on the back of the tablet. This makes holding the tablet, a little awkward; however, the keyboard does get automatically disabled. In addition, the device is quite thin and light, which makes the device quite operable. Hence the exposed keyboard is not necessarily a deal breaker.

Dell is a popular company that is well-known for its customizable computers. It allowed people to build laptops and desktops from scratch, adding only components they need and paying only for those components. It has become a popular name in laptops, but has yet to launch itself in the tablet market. In response to the growing market for tablets the company has launched Dell Streak, which did not manage to garner much positive response for the company. Dell announced in August that is launching its newest table the Dell XPS 10 in October 2012.

 The Dell XPS 10 is a 10.1-inch tablet that comes with a keyboard Dock to make it into a laptop. The tablet serves the purpose of fulfilling the need for the tablet on the go and a laptop for some serious professional work. The company has launched the tablet on the Windows RT OS, which have not been able to draw in many customers. According to every review website, the company has not been doing that well in sales of tablets due to the Windows OS. However, the design of this tablet and its features should bring in loyal Dell fans to the product.  The screen is an HD Display capacitive multi-touch screen, with 1366 x 768 pixels and an approximately 155 ppi pixel density, which is not the best resolution available on the tablets, but it wasn’t that bad when viewing the tablet. The sleek tablet has a metal chassis and has a rubber back for better gripping. The tablet itself is quite sleek and lightweight making it easier to carry. The screen is small though because of the black bezel on the screen. The screen is made using Asahi Dragontrail high strength glass for durability.

The device has a SIM card slot for optional 2G, 3G and 4G capability, if required. The tablet comes with 32/64 GB Flash Storage and also has a microSD slot that allows users to upgrade the internal storage capacity by 64 GB. The system is powered by a 1.5GHz Dual-core processor and has a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 GPU. The device provides a 2GB RAM, which allows serious multi-tasking capabilities. The tablet provides Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and USB capability. The dock (keyboard), when attached provides two extra USB 2.0 slots on either side. The keyboard is also sleek and thin with dedicated Windows soft keys and trackpad. Both the tablet and the keyboard have a charging port. This is because when docked, the charging port on the bottom of the device gets covered by the keyboard and the user can still charge using the secondary port.  The tablet has a 5MP rear camera with autofocus ability, but it lacks a flash. This results in distorted images in dark lighting. The camera also has weak video performance and the sharpness must be constantly updated during recording. The device also houses a 2MP secondary camera that is decent for snapshots and video conferencing.

The device houses a non-removable 28Wh 2-cell lithium-ion battery that provides 10 hours, 30 minutes of multimedia time, while the dock has an additional 27 Wh battery that extends battery life to 18 hours, 18 minutes. The device also fared decently during gaming tests. All of the devices are available Office Home & Student 2013 RT that can be changed and customized on the company’s website before shipping. The Windows OS only allows downloading apps from the Windows Stores, which does not have that many choices in apps. The tablet has been designed to be used as a personal tablet as well as a professional laptop, eliminating the need for spending on both.

The information for the detailed table about the two devices has been taken from the Lenovo website, the Dell website, trustedreviews.com, notebookcheck.net, and GSMArena.com.

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11

Dell XPS 10 Tablet

Launch Date

Q4 2012

October 2012

Company

Lenovo

Dell

Size

298x204x15.6 mm /11.73x8.03x0.61 inch

Tab: 9.2 x 274.7 x 177.3mm

Tab + Dock: 23.91 (hinge end) x 274.7 x 177.3mm

Display

11.6” high-definition display, 16:9

10.1" HD Display capacitive multi-touch screen

Screen

1366 x 768 pixels (~135 ppi pixel density)

1366x768 pixels (~155 ppi pixel density)

Protection

-

Edge-to-edge Asahi Dragontrail high strength glass

Weight

1.27kg / 2.8 lbs (with battery)

Tab: Wi-Fi: 635 grams

Tab: LTE: 645 grams

Tab + Dock: 1310 grams

2G Network

-

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 (optional)

3G Network

-

HSDPA (optional)

4G Network

-

LTE (optional)

GUI

Windows RT UI

Windows

CPU speed

1.4 GHz - 1.5 GHz

1.5GHz Dual-Core processor

GPU

NVIDIA ULP GeForce

Adreno 225

OS

Windows RT

Windows RT

Chipset / Processor

NVIDIA Tegra 3

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4

RAM

2GB DDR3L

2 GB

SIM Size

-

micro-SIM

Internal Memory

32GB / 64GB

32/64 GB Flash Storage

Expandable Memory

-

Up to 64 GB

Sensors

-

Accel, gyro, compass, AGPS (with LTE configurations), ALS, sensor fusion

Connectivity

2 x USB 2.0, 2-in-1 card reader, HDMI out, 1/8” Stereo Headphone Output & Microphone input combo jack

USB, HDMI, Bluetooth (optional 2G, 3G and 4G network)

Data

-

USB, HDMI, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, with optional mobile connectivity.

Speed

-

1510.0 MHz HSPA+/LTE (optional)

WLAN

802.11 b/g/n wireless

Dual-band Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)

Bluetooth

Yes, v4.0

Bluetooth v4.0

USB

2 USB 2.0 ports

Micro-USB

Primary Camera

1.0M (720p HD) webcam

5MP rear camera

Secondary Camera

-

2MP front camera

Video

-

[email protected]

Camera Features

-

Autofocus

Sound Enhancement

Composite Film Speaker (0.5W x 2)

None

Audio supported formats

Dependent on media player

MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player

Video supported formats

Dependent on media player

MP4/H.264/H.263 player

Battery Capacity

4-cell Lithium-Ion battery

Tab: Non-removable 28Wh 2-Cell Lithium Ion battery

Stand-by / Battery Life

13 hrs battery life

-

Talk time

-

Tab: 10 hours, 30 minutes

Dock: 18 hours, 18 minutes

Available Colors

Silver Gray, Clementine Orange

Black/Steel

Messaging

No

Email, Push Email, IM

Browser

HTML - Default Internet Explorer

HTML5

Radio

No

No

GPS

No

GPS with A-GPS support (with LTE/HSPA+ configs)

Java

No

No

Additional Features

  • 5-point multi-touch screen that folds back 360 deg – 4 modes
  • AccuType keyboard
  • Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 RT Preview
  • Amazon Kindle Metro (ROW)
  • Rara Metro (ROW)
  • AccuWeather Metro (ROW)
  • LENOVO Rotatable Mouse N70
  • LENOVO Slot-in Case
  • LENOVO HDMI to VGA Adapter CH580
  • LENOVO USB Ultra Slim DVD Burner DB80
  • LENOVO 45W AC-Adapter
  • LENOVO Slim 65W AC-Adapter
  • Windows Defender
  • Firmware TPM
  • BitLocker encryption technology
  • SecureBoot
  • integrated VPN client functionality
  • EAS policies and remote wipe
  • Organizer
  • Image viewer/editor
  • Document editor
  • Bing Search, Maps, SkyDrive
  • Predictive text input

Image Courtesy: lenovo.com, dell.com

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