Introduction and Specifications
Google created Android as an open platform with the intent that software developers and hardware manufacturers would create new, useful, and innovative things for the platform. Since Android was introduced, we’ve seen a number of interesting devices from cameras to HDMI dongles that utilize the OS. But tablets and smartphones remain the key focus for most manufacturers.
Most Android tablets are cookie-cutter slates. The major differences from one model to the next are generally a combination of software features and variations in key hardware specifications such as the processor, screen resolution, or storage capacity. Over the years, we’ve also seen some spins on the traditional Android slate tablet whereby manufacturers have incorporated keyboards, docking stations, additional batteries, etc.
Today, we’re taking a look at a new Android tablet from Lenovo that incorporates some new ideas we’re not accustomed to seeing on tablets. The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro features a larger than normal 13-inch screen along with a built-in tablet-projector that lets you create your own home theater experience anywhere you go. The tablet also features relatively powerful speakers with a subwoofer to add to the multimedia experience. As you can tell, the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro is designed with entertainment purposes in mind.
|Processor||Intel Atom Z3745 Processor (2M cache, 4 cores, up to 1.86 GHz)|
|OS||Android v4.4 KitKat|
|Audio||2x Front large-chamber speakers with 1.5W output each, 5W rear JBL subwoofer, Dolby Audio, Wolfson Master Hi-Fi Codec|
|Memory||2GB LPDDR3 1066 MHz|
Micro SD card up to 64GB
|Battery||Li-ion, 9600 mAh
Up to 15 hours usage time
|Display||13.3-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440) IPS display
Capacitive touchscreen, 10-point multitouch
|Dimensions||13.1 x 8.8 x 0.1 to 0.5 inches|
|Cameras||Rear: 8MP f2.2 Auto-focus
Front: 1.6MP HD
|Sensors||G-Sensor, e-Compass, Ambient Light, Hall, Vibration|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, MiMo
2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Dual Band
3.5 mm audio jack
Micro SD card
|Price||$499.99 ($469 street) - Find The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro @ Amazon|
Even when you’re not using the built-in projector, the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro’s large screen with QHD 2560x1440 resolution provides plenty of room for watching movies, viewing documents, or browsing the web. Like other models from Lenovo’s flexible Yoga line, the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro offers a variety of viewing and use modes for different purposes. The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro supports four modes: hold, tilt, stand, or hang thanks to its design.
There is a 4th generation Intel Atom processor powering the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro. This tablet also features an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera and 32GB of onboard storage. Before we dive in to the full hands-on review, take a closer look at the full specifications above to see what makes the device tick, and then we'll dig a little deeper on the pages ahead.