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Cherry Trail VOYO A1 Plus notebook reviewed

by on08 January 2016


Review: Lenovo Yoga lookalike on a budget

A couple of months ago, Asian tech sites started talking about a new trend among Chinese tablet manufacturers. Since the tablet market was overheating, manufacturers were looking beyond tablets to ensure growth. Intel’s new 14nm processors were just what they were looking for, as they enabled them to start building inexpensive ultraportable notebooks. Many of them are marketed as “ultrabooks” but unlike proper Ultrabooks, they’re not based on “big core” processors.

At first glance, we thought the Voyo A1 Plus was just another convertible tablet, or 2-in-1. However, on closer inspection it became obvious that the Voyo A1 Plus is a Lenovo Yoga clone, which is why we started referring to it as the “Voyoga”.

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The design is nearly identical; from the choice of colours to the 360 degree lid hinges. While this is an unoriginal design to say the least, it worth pointing out that Voyo found a good product to clone. As a result, ergonomics are not a problem, and the device is thin and sleek.

It may look like a Yoga, but the differences under the bonnet are huge. The Voyo is based on Intel’s new Cherry Trail Atom x5-Z8300, and this particular SKU ships with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage. This means it’s quite a bit slower than a proper Yoga, but it’s also quite cheap, with prices starting at about $250.

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Voyo’s Yoga clone is available in two sizes:13.3 inches and 11.6 inches. We will be reviewing the latter.

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