Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro brings a 13.3-inch Android tablet with a 2k display and embedded pico projector
Lenovo took to the stage today with Ashton Kutcher to announce a refreshed line up of Yoga tablets for the holiday season. We caught some leaked details about the tablets earlier in the week that gave us a pretty good idea as to what they would announce. However, leaks don’t always get everything. Among the new 8 and 10 inch offerings was the new Yoga Tablet 2 Pro.
This Pro version of the Yoga line brings in a 13.3-inch QHD screen with a resolution of 2560 X 1440 quad HD. It uses the Intel Atom Z3745 quad-core processor clocked at 1.86 GHz and offers up 2GB of RAM. Internal storage is 32GB and also offers an SD card slot. There is a 8MP f2.2 rear camera with auto focus and a 1.6MP front facing camera for selfies and video calls. As for connectivity the tablet offers Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n dual-band (2.4 and 5 GHz). There is an optional 4G variant of the device, but sadly it won’t be in the US. Sticking to the original design the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro offers up a set of front facing speakers with 1.5W output each. Here is where it gets a little cooler though. On the rear is a 5W JBL subwoofer. That totals 8W of audio output. On a tablet. Battery life on the Yoga line has always been a huge focus. They beefed up the battery to support the larger screen-size and resolution to a whopping 9600 mAh battery that is rated for 15 hours of continuous use. Not quite the 18 hours of the smaller variants, but still impressive. Physical size is 13.1 x 808 x 01. – 0.5 inches. The thinness variance accounts for the round battery down to just the screen. All of this only weighs in at 2.09 pounds too.
There is more though. Ashton made mention of something in a YouTube video that Lenovo released a few days ago. He proposed this question: “What if there was a projector that put the screen on the wall?” Yup, Lenovo did that. The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro offers up a pico projector built -in on the side of battery cylinder with an on/off switch. It projects a 50-inch image of the screen to a wall at 2 meters. It won’t be in the same resolution that the screen is, cause that would just be crazy. The resolution is 854 x 480 at 40-50 lumens bright.
Along with the pico projector, the crazy hi-res screen and the outstanding battery life you will also find the kickstand that lets you use the tablet in more ways than a typical slab. The kickstand lets you place the tablet in stand or tilt mode, but it also has one more trick added to its abilities. It now can rotate a full 180 degrees and has a cut out in the aluminium so you can hang it.
Put all that together with Android 4.4 and you have to be looking at somewhere in the neighborhood of $800, right? Nope, Lenovo has the tablet priced at a very competitive $499.
I am personally really excited about Yoga Tablet 2 Pro. It packs in so much for such an affordable price. Be on the look out for these at Lenovo.com and stay tuned for a review a bit later. I can’t wait to put a big movie on in my sons room with some popcorn and soda. It is going to be awesome.
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