Difference between Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 and Sony Xperia Z Tab

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. Sony has recently announced its revamped smartphone and tablets line. Along with the new flagship phone Sony Xperia Z, the company has also added a new tablet, the Sony Xperia Z Tab. The tablet supports a 10.1 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen and is created using the Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 technology.

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.

Sony has recently announced its revamped smartphone and tablets line. Along with the new flagship phone Sony Xperia Z, the company has also added a new tablet, the Sony Xperia Z Tab. It shares many features to its little brother, but is also different in many ways. The Xperia Z tab has already seen the light of day in Japan in January, while it was recently unwrapped for global availability. The company’s claims the tablet to the lightest and the slimmest LTE tablet available in the market. The tablet supports a 10.1 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen and is created using the Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 technology. Similar to its little brother, the phone is water-resistant and dust proof. The phone can be submerged about 1 meter for 30 minutes without any damage (However, all the ports and slots should be firmly closed). The phone can also withstand water jets and the screen is coated with shatter-proof film coating. The borders of the tablet have been designed in a way to not obstruct side viewing.

The tablet houses the 1.5 GHz Krait Quad-core processor and the Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064 chipset. The tablet runs on 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and can be upgraded to 4.2 Jelly Bean. It is available with 16/32 GB internal memory, which can further be upgraded up to 64 GB. The company has maintained the camera technology on the tablet. The tablet houses 8.1 MP Exmor R primary camera and a 2.1 MP secondary camera for video chatting. The phone offers features such as Superior Auto, geo-tagging, Exmor R for mobile image sensor, HDR for both picture/film, continue burst mode, scene recognition, sweep panorama, smile detection, face detection and touch focus.  Superior Auto automatically adjusts the shooting profile depending on the shot that is being taken. Additional features include face unlock, screenshot capturing, wake-up mode, screen mirroring, throw feature, TV side view and remote control application. The throw feature allows users to automatically connect and play mobile content on any devices that can be connected to the phone via screen mirroring, DLNA or Bluetooth. Face Unlock allows users to place their face in front of their phones to unlock the photo. The company has not yet announced pricing of the tablet.

The information for the detailed table about the two devices has been taken from the Lenovo website, the Sony Mobile website and GSMArena.com.

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11

Sony Xperia Z Tab

Launch Date

Q4 2012

Q1 of 2013

Company

Lenovo

Sony Corporation

Size

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

172 x 266 x 6.9 mm

Display

11.6” high-definition display, 16:9

10.1 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen with on-screen QWERTY keyboard

Screen

1366 x 768 pixels (~135 ppi pixel density)

1920 x 1200 pixels (~224 ppi pixel density), Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2

Protection

-

Water-resistant & Dust-proof, anti-shatter film coating

Weight

1.27kg / 2.8 lbs (with battery)

495 g

2G Network

-

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

-

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100

4G Network

-

LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600

GUI

Windows RT UI

Sony UI

CPU speed

1.4 GHz - 1.5 GHz

1.5 GHz Krait Quad-core

GPU

NVIDIA ULP GeForce

Adreno 320

OS

Windows RT

Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), planned upgrade to v4.2 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset / Processor

NVIDIA Tegra 3

Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064

RAM

2GB DDR3L

2 GB

SIM Size

-

microSIM

Internal Memory

32GB / 64GB

16/32 GB

Expandable Memory

-

Up to 64 GB

Sensors

-

Accelerometer, Gyro, Compass

Connectivity

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

HDMI via MHL support, Wi-Fi and WiFi Hotspot functionality, DLNA Certified, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, USB

Data

-

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC, USB

Speed

-

HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL

WLAN

802.11 b/g/n wireless

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Yes, v4.0

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP

USB

2 USB 2.0 ports

microUSB v2.0 (MHL)

Primary Camera

1.0M (720p HD) webcam

8.1 MP Exmor R autofocus camera

Secondary Camera

-

2.2 MP Exmor R camera [email protected]

Video

-

[email protected], HDR

Camera Features

-

16x Digital zoom, Superior Auto, Geo-tagging, Exmor R for mobile image sensor,

HDR for both picture/film, Continue Burst Mode, Scene recognition, Sweep Panorama, Smile detection, Face detection, Touch focus

Sound Enhancement

Composite Film Speaker (0.5W x 2)

3D surround sound enhancement

Audio supported formats

Dependent on media player

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player

Video supported formats

Dependent on media player

Xvid/DivX/MKV/WMV/ MP4/H.264/ H.263 player

Battery Capacity

4-cell Lithium-Ion battery

Non-removable Li-Po 6000 mAh battery

Stand-by / Battery Life

13 hrs battery life

2G: 1230 h

3G: 1270 h

Talk time / multimedia

-

10 h

Available Colors

Silver Gray, Clementine Orange

Black, White

Messaging

No

Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS

Browser

HTML - Default Internet Explorer

HTML5

Radio

No

Stereo FM radio with RDS

GPS

No

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

No

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

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
  • Face unlock
  • Screenshot capturing
  • Wake-up mode OmniBalance design
  • Screen mirroring
  • Throw feature
  • TV side view
  • Remote control application
  • Pre-loaded applications
  • SNS integration
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer
  • Photo viewer/editor
  • Voice memo
  • Predictive text input

 

Image Courtesy: lenovo.com, sonymobile.com

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