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Which Lenovo Yoga tablet is right for me?

Elias Plastiras | Oct. 30, 2014
Lenovo is diving deep into the consumer PC market with a range of tablet and hybrid products that are more innovative than most.

The starting price for the Yoga 3 Pro is $2099, and this includes the Intel Core M-5Y70 processor, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB solid state drive (SSD), a dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi adapter, a 4-cell battery, a 1-year warranty, and the 3200x1800-pixel IPS touchscreen. For $2299, you can get the model that features a 512GB SSD.

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro
Unlike the Yoga 3 Pro, the Tablet 2 Pro is purely a tablet and it runs Android 4.4 KitKat. It's a large unit that has a 13.3in IPS screen, and its resolution is a lovely 2560x1440 pixels. Stylistically, it looks plain and simple, but plenty of effort has gone into making it much different from the norm.

More than meets the eye: the 13.3in Yoga Tablet 2 Pro.
More than meets the eye: the 13.3in Yoga Tablet 2 Pro is built for entertainment, housing not only a 2.1 speaker system, but also a projector.

Most obviously, it's a tablet that has a cylindrical base with a stand, which allows the tablet to be stood up or rested easily for display purposes, but that's pretty standard for a Yoga tablet. There is a new thing to look out for, and that is the hole in the stand.

This hole facilitates what Lenovo calls 'Hang mode'. As the name of the mode suggests, you can hang this tablet up like a picture frame at any place where such a scenario is plausible. We're not sure exactly where this can come in useful, but the feature is there and ready for creative minds to put it to use.

But what really makes this tablet original is another feature that other tablets haven't got yet, and that is a built-in projector. It resides in the cylindrical base, and it can be used to project a screen size of up to 50nches from a throw distance of 2m. A tiny control allows you to control the focus. It's a feature that can make video viewing a lot more enjoyable, though you will have to come up with a way to rest it and angle it so that you can get the best viewing experience.

The projector is located in the end of the cylindrical stand.
The projector is located in the end of the cylindrical stand.

A 2m distance can give a screen size of 50 inches.
A 2m distance can give a screen size of 50 inches.

Sound is facilitated by the inclusion of a little sub-woofer in addition to the speakers on the front, and these speakers and the projector are what make this tablet more suited for entertainment purposes than others on the market.

 

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