Difference between Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 and Dell XPS 10 Tablet

Key difference: The unique aspect of Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 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 13 features a 13.3 inch HD+IPS capacitive multitouch display and weighs 1.54 kg (3.4 lbs). It is available in various models, powered either by 3rd generation Intel Core i7/ i5 / i3. The models would come with either a 4 GB DDR3 RAM or 8 GB. 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 13 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 13 features a 13.3 inch HD+IPS capacitive multitouch display and weighs 1.54 kg (3.4 lbs). It is available in various models, powered by 3rd generation Intel Core i7-3537U/ 3rd generation Intel Core i7-3517U/ 3rd generation Intel Core i5-3317U/ 3rd generation Intel Core i3-3217U. The models would come with either a 4 GB DDR3 RAM or 8 GB. The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 runs on Windows 8 Pro 64 or Windows 8 64 depending on the variant models.

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 13

Dell XPS 10 Tablet

Launch Date

October 2012

October 2012

Company

Lenovo

Dell

Size

333.4 x 224.8 x 16.9 mm (13.1 x 8.9 x 0.67")

Tab: 9.2 x 274.7 x 177.3mm

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

Display

13.3" HD+IPS capacitive multitouch display (16:9 widescreen)

10.1" HD Display capacitive multi-touch screen

Screen

1600 x 900 pixels (~138 ppi pixel density)

1366x768 pixels (~155 ppi pixel density)

Protection

-

Edge-to-edge Asahi Dragontrail high strength glass

Weight

1.54 kg (3.4 lbs)

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 8

Windows

CPU speed

1.80 GHz - 3.10 GHz

1.5GHz Dual-Core processor

GPU

Intel HD Graphics 4000 (integrated)

Adreno 225

OS

Windows 8 Pro 64/ Windows 8 64

Windows RT

Chipset

3rd generation Intel Core i7-3537U

3rd generation Intel Core i7-3517U

3rd generation Intel Core i5-3317U

3rd generation Intel Core i3-3217U

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4

RAM

4GB / 8GB DDR3

2 GB

SIM Size

-

micro-SIM

Internal Memory

128/256GB DDR (double data rate) SSD (solid state drive); HDD Interface: m-SATA II (SATA300); DMA Mode: Transfer Multiword DMA mode-2, Ultra-DMA Mode 6

32/64 GB Flash Storage

Expandable Memory

No

Up to 64 GB

Sensors

-

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

Connectivity

1 USB 2.0 port, 1 USB 3.0 port, Combo jack, HDMI, 2-in-1 card reader (SD/MMC)

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

Bluetooth 4.0

Bluetooth v4.0

USB

USB 2.0 and USB 3.0

Micro-USB

Primary Camera

1.0MP 720p HD integrated webcam

5MP rear camera

Secondary Camera

-

2MP front camera

Video

-

720p@30fps

Camera Features

-

Autofocus

Sound Enhancement

Integrated stereo speakers

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 Li-Polymer battery

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

Stand-by / Battery Life

8 hours

-

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

  • AccuType keyboard
  • OneKey Recovery
  • MS Office 2010 transition
  • Lenovo Cloud Storage by SugarSync
  • Evernote
  • eBay
  • Energy Management 8.0
  • Lenovo Transition
  • Lenovo Motion Control
  • AccuWeather
  • 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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