After portraying the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in a film biopic, Ashton Kutcher is putting his knowledge of consumer technology design to the test, and has taken a job with Lenovo – as a “product engineer.”
Confirmation of Kutcher’s latest role came from ABC News, which explains that the actor, who stars in the popular show “Two and a Half Men,” reportedly helped “engineer” Lenovo’s Yogo tablet and is presently promoting the product. What the publication doesn’t note is that the iPad-competing Yoga tablet, pictured above with Kutcher, surprisingly looks an awful lot like Apple’s own wireless keyboard.
Of course, Kutcher’s involvement with the biopic “Jobs” captured the attention of iDevice users everywhere, not least because the movie, which reached theaters in August, was the first film biopic of the former chief executive officer. Though additional movies, and particularly an adaptation of Walter Isaacson’s acclaimed “Steve Jobs” biography, are reportedly in the pipeline.
Now, however, Kutcher is looking ahead to his time with Lenovo, and said of the Yoga tablet:
When you look at this you say, this doesn’t look like anything else on the market. This is not just another me too tablet.
Yoga offers users impressive battery life – up to 18 hours, according to Lenovo – but the good news stops there. Screen resolution for both the 8-inch and 10-inch models clocks in at 1,280 by 800, and not only does the Yoga tablet run Android, but it’s reportedly limited to an older iteration of Google’s mobile OS – Android 4.2.2.
We’ll keep you updated with further information on Ashton Kutcher’s future “engineering” feats.
In the meantime, see: Apple Confirms “Limited” iPhone 5s Handsets Suffer Diminished Battery Life, Quora 3.1 Features Photo Uploading, Post-Search Question Posting And More, and The First iPad Air Reviews Are In: Form Factor, Power And Battery Life All Praised.