Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 10-inch Review

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Lenovo’s YOGA Tablet 2 family offers some new features and versatility we haven’t seen on other tablets. While the YOGA Tablet 2 Pro is sure to attract attention with its huge 13.3-inch display and built-in pico projector, the 10-inch YOGA Tablet 2 may be more practical for some users due to its more portable footprint and much more affordable price tag.

Real-world performance of the YOGA Tablet 2 was good. Although the YOGA Tablet 2 wasn’t a chart-topper in our quantitative benchmark tests, we still feel it’s a very good tablet performance-wise. We experienced no glitches or lag when performing general everyday tasks such as checking email, browsing the web, watching movies, etc.

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We have mixed feelings about Lenovo’s custom skin that runs on top of Android KitKat. It wasn’t a detraction per say, but we also didn’t feel like it added a ton of extra functionality. Our favorite additions are the Bottom Switch and MultiWindow capabilities.

The built-in stand found on the YOGA Tablet 2 gives it a few more usage options than other tablets, since you can easily prop the tablet up or hang it from a hook using this built-in stand. The cylindrical base can also provide a grip for the tablet when you’re holding it in portrait mode. Keep in mind, however, that this thicker base also takes up a bit more room in your laptop bag. It's useful and practical, but it does detract from the classic thin slate tablet design that has become industry standard now.

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We can also see business users considering the YOGA Tablet 2 or YOGA Tablet 2 Pro for use as a second monitor for their laptop (with the optional purchase of the app to enable this functionality) or as a screen for giving presentations during business meetings. Regardless of how you intend to use them, the YOGA Tablet 2 and YOGA Tablet 2 Pro have a lot of features and functionality.

We commend Lenovo’s outside the box thinking and their efforts to redefine what a tablet can, or perhaps should, be. There are a lot of things to like about the YOGA Tablet 2 and the rest of the YOGA Tablet family; we'd encourage you to give them a look for yourself.  

 


     
  • Affordable price tag
  • Sturdy kickstand with multiple usage modes
  • Excellent battery life
  • Middling benchmark scores
  • Cylindrical base can make it a bit bulky to slide into a bag


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