- Android v4.4 KitKat OS
- Quad Core Processor
- 2GB RAM
- 8MP Rear Camera
- 1.6MP Front Camera
- 9600mAH Battery
- 32GB Internal Memory
Lenovo has grown its focus from laptops to smart phones and the company has done quite well in the recent past. Now, the company has also brought out a series of tablets that function like a charm and are priced nominally. The newest addition to the tablet range is the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro that is a bigger and better version than the Tablet 1 and is alleged to provide the user with a passable home theatre experience with its huge screen, overwhelming features and much more to look forward to.
Sounds pretty interesting right? Let’s find out.
Under this massively sized tablet lies a Quad-core 1.86GHz Intel Atom Z3745 processor with 2GB of RAM that is surprisingly fast and smooth to operate. You would be satisfied with the YOGA Tablet 2 Pro’s performance considering the processor and its multitasking capabilities. This tablet has 32 GB of internal storage space that is quite commodious to fit in most files and if that doesn’t fit them, perhaps the extra Micro SD card provision will solve that problem. Running on top is the all new Android OS, the 4.4 KitKat that is a sheer excitement especially considering that Lenovo’s customized interfaces have never over shined any of our expectations. The simplified panel on this tablet has the omission of all the apps and such, thereby leaving plenty of blank space. Now, this might not be such a good thing from a customer perspective, however the sizable display on this tablet renders its usefulness while activating some of the productivity and productivity centric apps. For users who’d love to travel light, this Android powered Tablet has all the documents, presentations stored up in there.
Lenovo is also setting a few higher standards with a relatively new idea that wasn’t existent (until now at least) on any other tablet, the Yoga Tab 2 has the capability to be used in a wide variety of ways (pretty awesome right?) The kickstand on this device has a cool spun metal button that can be used to lock and eject this device. There are different modes of use that are featured with this tablet namely; Hang, Tilt, Stand and Hold. The Hang feature is very interesting and requires the users faith in it (well at least your attention) The kickstand on the Yoga Tab 2’s kickstand has a small hole that can be used to hang the tablet like it were an expensive picture frame (not sure how productive this really is, but hang yeah!!) the Hold feature is as obvious as it gets, you hold this tablet with your hands (makes sense?) the Stand utilizes the kickstand provided with this tablet and opening up the stand allows you to place your tablet in an upright landscape mode and finally the tilt mode can be experienced by adjusting the angle of the kickstand to your desired viewing angle (not really sure how and why all of these features really matter, may be Lenovo wanted to just flaunt something unproductive to capture your attention or may be it has to do something with the “Yoga” juxtaposed with the tablet pro, anyways).
Design and Display:
The design language of this new tablet is somewhat similar to the Yoga tablet series, but Lenovo has added more grace and elegance to this tablet like no other. This is an essentially larger tablet and shares somewhat of a unique shape (mostly) and has pleasing dimensions that measure 333 x 223 x 3.7-12.6 mm with a semi-bulky weight of 950 grams (Lenovo somehow compares this tablet to various high end laptops and well, it sure wins the weight wars there) its cylindrical hinges accommodate the battery as well as an amazing pico projector(40-50 Lumen Pico Projector). Yep, you read right, this gets a little interesting since this is a huge tablet and such an inclusion in an Android tablet is rare, this seems legit.
This Tablet flaunts a magnificent 13.3-inch 2560 x 1440 quad-HD IPS display that does wonders to the eyes of the user. The rich and sharp details makes this device a must have especially if you intend on watching videos, browsing through the internet or even collaborating a presentation or an important file. The prominent addition is the Pico projector that casts a WVGA (854x480) resolution picture at up to 50-inches in size on the surface of your choice. Interestingly, this projector can mirror what’s on your screen at any time and it can be activated just as easy as clicking a button. This projector has an adjustable focus switch as well that is located on the base and allows users to make relevant adjustments. The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro also resonates with a boom; this device features dual JBL speakers, although this speaker does not add a lot of bass to the sound and makes a shallow resonation that is pretty commonly found in most tablets. The tablet has a laptop mode that is fun to use, all thanks to Lenovo’s solid research and development team to design this unique tablet. The keys on this device feel quite soft and less noisy than its predecessor. There is a large click pad styled touch pad that works with two0finger gestures that is quite cool, the tablet has the laptop and tablet mode and allows the user to fold the screen back around 180 degrees and appears like some sort of kiosk. Overall, the Tablet 2 pro does a great job but, can it compete against the most desirable competitor such as the Macbook Pro? We’ll have to find out.
Connectivity on this device is not really the eye popping kind. You will find a USB 3.0 port along with a USB 2.0 port with an SD card reader on this device. The Wi-Fi (Dual-band Wifi (2GHz and 5GHz) on this device is not of the newer 802.11ac variety has optional 4G LTE connectivity (in a few countries), it has a Bluetooth and the video output is supported by a Micro-HDMI connectivity port. The Ethernet connection on this device will require the user to connect an additional dongle (that you should buy separately).
The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro has a whooping and massive 9600 mAh battery that provides the user an impressive 15 hours of usage and this makes this tablet a long lasting competitor than the other rival tablets.
This Tablet is home to an 8 Megapixel (f2.2) camera that takes great snapshots instantly, although its placement is a little awkward, the tablet takes some decent shots, there is also a front facing 1.6 MP shooter. As far as the Audio goes, this tablet has 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 which is a music hub and sounds as good as its description.
This tablet should be aggressively priced and Lenovo has put its best efforts to do a lot of justice with this huge tablet. There are a few very prominent features on the Tab-2 Pro (especially the Pico Projector) and it should be pretty desirable (given the advertising and customer friendliness). It somehow feels like the comparison between this Tab2 pro with the high resolution laptops isn’t right. But, we’ll have to wait for the masses to judge this tablet.
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro Rivals:
Samsung Galaxy NotePRO
Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition
Apple iPad Air