Earlier today at Lenovo’s YOGA event in London, the company unveiled a couple of devices, which will hit retail in the coming months. Included in the list is the Windows 8.1 powered Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2. The device comes in two sizes: 8-inch and 10-inch, both featuring a resolution of 1900 by 1200 pixels with 10-point multitouch and 178 degrees wide viewing angles.
“Our second generation YOGA Tablets give users the freedom to do more – go hands free and hang the tablet from the wall with the new Hang mode; get unparalleled sound on a tablet with loaded audio features; and choose the operating system that’s right for them – Android or Windows,” said Jeff Meredith, vice president, Marketing, Lenovo Mobile Business Group. “Also for those who crave multimedia on a bigger screen, we’ve created a new 13-in model with the YOGA Tablet 2 Pro. So all in all, the tablets give you more modes, more performance and more choice.”
Similar to its previous iterations, the YOGA Tablet 2 comes with an improved kickstand, which rotates nearly 180 degrees to adapt to different kinds of users. If features four modes, including Hold, Tilt, Stand and Hang. The last one is introduced in the latest Yoga Tablet 2 which give users the ability to hang the tablet with anything to display content.
The tablet is powered by the Intel Atom Processor Z3745 which can operate at up to 1.86GHz, and features 2GB of RAM. The tablet has 32GB of built-in storage with support for microSD cards of up to 64GB, should you ever require more storage. As far as the photographic capabilities are concerned, there’s an 8MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, as well a 1.6MP front-facing camera.
The tablet also comes with 4G connectivity via a micro SIM card slot, however, it will be restricted to select countries — US is not included. The company also claims that the tablet can provide a battery time of up to 15 hours on a single charge, but it also depends on various settings such as brightness, power management settings, active applications, and more.
The tablet runs Windows 8.1 as its operating system, and comes with a free one year Office 365 subscription. Additionally, customers opting for the 10-inch model will also get a Bluetooth keyboard accessory, which can also act as a protective cover for the tablet.
Lenovo’s Yoga Tablet 2 with Windows is set to hit retail in late-October, and will be available via Best Buy. The 10-inch model comes with a €399 price. As for the 8-inch model, it is expected to launch in November, and costs €249. The Yoga Tablet 2 can be a good alternative for those saving up for Surface Pro 3 — it’s no where near the Surface Pro 3 in terms of specifications, but we can’t just disregard the fact that it costs almost 50 percent less than Microsoft’s tablet.
As a side note, Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 can also be loadedwith Android 4.4 KitKat as the software, but it’s slightly different, and features less storage, that is, 16GB only.Further reading: Lenovo, Tablet, Windows, Yoga tablet 2