Lenovo's most impressive Android tablet to date isn't lacking on the hardware front
Lenovo is back with another crack at Android tablets with this, the latest and greatest in its Yoga line. The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro, to give it its full title, isn't any old slab, it's a 13.3-inch, QHD tablet with the same sort of adjustable kickstand seen on previous efforts.
Besides being pretty large and having an impressive sounding display, the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro also houses its own integrated projector which Lenovo says is enough to create a 50-inch "home theater experience" on any flat surface.
On the hardware front here's a rundown of what we're looking at inside the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro:
|OS||Android 4.4 KitKat|
|Chipset||Quad-core Intel Atom Z3745 (up to 1.86GHz)|
|Display Size||13.3-inches IPS|
|Cameras||8MP f2.2 Rear
|Connectivity||Dual-band Wifi (2GHz and 5GHz), Optional 4G LTE in select countries (Not U.S.)|
|Dimensions||333 x 223 x 3.7-12.6 mm|
|Battery||Upto 15 hours on a single charge|
|Audio||2x front large-chamber speakers with 1.5W output each, plus a 5W rear JBL®subwoofer for a total 8W surround system. Dolby® Audio, Wolfson® Master Hi-FiTM|
|Projector||40-50 Lumen Pico Projector with WVGA (854x480) Resolution|
The tablet has been created in partnership with Ashton Kutcher, the celebrity Product Engineer who is no stranger to Lenovo products. And, while it carries the same design language as the previous Yoga Android tablets, the Pro adds a fourth 'mode' on top of being able to stand, tilt and hold it.
Hang, presumably refers to hanging the tablet up using the kickstand folded out flat and something supporting it through the hole. If you're brave enough to hang up a tablet that weighs almost a kilo, that is, though there are certainly circumstances that you may want to, such as the example given looking at a recipe while it hangs up in the kitchen.
The Yoga Tablet 2 is certainly an interesting looking device, with some great sounding hardware and a definite slant towards media consumption with the combination of the sound system and QHD display. Lenovo also claims to have packed it out with their own "premium apps" including a product walk through featuring a 4D Ashton Kutcher. If you like that sort of thing.
Pricing wise the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro should retail around the $499 mark, though at the time of writing there's no word on exactly when it'll be available. We'll be going hands on with the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro shortly, so stay tuned.