Difference between Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 and Sony Xperia Z Tab

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. 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 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.

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 13

Sony Xperia Z Tab

Launch Date

October 2012

Q1 of 2013

Company

Lenovo

Sony Corporation

Size

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

172 x 266 x 6.9 mm

Display

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

10.1 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen with on-screen QWERTY keyboard

Screen

1600 x 900 pixels (~138 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

1.54 kg (3.4 lbs)

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 8

Sony UI

CPU speed

1.80 GHz - 3.10 GHz

1.5 GHz Krait Quad-core

GPU

Intel HD Graphics 4000 (integrated)

Adreno 320

OS

Windows 8 Pro 64/ Windows 8 64

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

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 APQ8064

RAM

4GB / 8GB DDR3

2 GB

SIM Size

-

microSIM

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

16/32 GB

Expandable Memory

No

Up to 64 GB

Sensors

-

Accelerometer, Gyro, Compass

Connectivity

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

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

Bluetooth 4.0

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP

USB

USB 2.0 and USB 3.0

microUSB v2.0 (MHL)

Primary Camera

1.0MP 720p HD integrated 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

Integrated stereo speakers

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 Li-Polymer battery

Non-removable Li-Po 6000 mAh battery

Stand-by / Battery Life

8 hours

2G: 1230 h

3G: 1270 h

Talk time

-

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

  • 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
  • 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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