Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro

7.3/10 AVG.
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Specs summary

Screen
13.3"

The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro's screen is 13.3 inches with 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.86 GHz

There is a Intel Atom Z3745 Quad core 1.86 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 8+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
32 GB

Internal memory is 32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
9600mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 9600 mAh battery.



The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro is a tablet with beautiful hardware and unique features that is slightly crippled by mediocre software.

- Lanh Nguyen , Android Authority 

Reviews summary

7.3/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 17 reviews

What's good

  • Backlit keyboard
  • Beautiful display
  • Snappy performance
  • Unique design
  • Well built

What's bad

  • Better as a laptop than a tablet
  • Keyboard exposed in tablet configuration
  • Few USB ports
  • No built-in Ethernet
  • Program support for high-resolution screen is hit or miss

With its innovative hinged design, robust features and excellent quality, the original Yoga was a breath of fresh air in a stale hybrid market. Lenovo is back again with the next generation of Yoga, but does it live up to its predecessor? Let’s hit up the reviews and find out.

While models might vary slightly with certain specs, every Yoga Tablet 2 Pro includes a 13.3-inch 3200-by-1800 pixel IPS touch-enabled display. Reviews noted that anti-glare treatment worked well at virtually any angle. Combined with the wide display angles of an IPS display and the QHD resolution of Lenovo’s panel and you have a display that virtually every review fell in love with. Ars Technica called it “the ultimate drool-inducing portable” in its class.

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Unfortunately, the resolution of the display is both a strength and a weakness. Unless specifically supported, many Windows applications simply do not compensate the the higher than HD resolution offered. The result is tiny menus, buttons and texts. Reviews all noted issues with web pages, Photoshop and other common applications. However, this is something that will be less of an issue as software makers adjust to the new higher resolutions displays on the market.

Most reviews used the mid-tier model, including an Intel Intel Core i5 processor, 128GB SSD hard drive and 4GB of RAM. Other configurations offer an i3 or i7 processor and more RAM or storage space. Performance reviews were positive, with all reviews noting that this will not work as a gaming machine, but should handle other tasks, including multi-tasking, without problems. PC Magazine described performance as “brisk, if not earth-shattering.” Laptop Magazine even cranked up a few older games, including World of Warcraft, and said they were playable, but not perfect.

The build quality of the Yoga 2 Pro is another strong point according to reviews. From the aluminum chassis to the sturdy hinge, reviews had nothing but praise for the ultrabook hybrid. PC Magazine called the backlit keyboard “extremely comfortable” while Engadget said the computer was “durable and well-built.”

Reviews note that unlike some dock-style hybrids, the hinged design of the Yoga 2 means it performs most like an ultrabook with a touch of tablet functionality. This design also means its a bit heavier than your average tablet. At just over 3 pounds, PC Magazine found it “way too heavy to use in Tablet mode full time.”

If there was a weak point of the device, it would appear to be battery life. A new Haswell processor and 5400mAh battery simply do not offset the resolution of the display. Numerous reviews ran stress tests and found battery life ranging from 6 to 7 hours on a single charge. The ultrabook design also means there are fewer connection options, with only a single USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 port and a Mini-HDMI port.

Overall, it appears that Lenovo has not only repeated the success of the original Yoga, but found ways to improve on its design. CNet touts the Yoga 2 Pro as “one of the best all-around ultrabook-style systems available.” Engadget is equally positive, labelling it “the most versatile Windows convertible we know of.”


Reviews (7.3/10 Avg. rating)


The Indian Express

Great tablet, but not for everyone

from The Indian Express

Should you buy it? Of course, if you think you will be able to find a use for the extra real estate as well as the projector. Otherwise, just get a regular Lenovo Yoga 2 tablet and you will be more than happy. Though I love the device, I will not be spending on a tablet this large.

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Should you buy it? Of course, if you think you will be able to find a use for the extra real estate as well as the projector. Otherwise, just get a regular Lenovo Yoga 2 tablet and you will be more than happy. Though I love the device, I will not be spending on a tablet this large.

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Android Police

Interesting hardware and poor software combine to make a below-average tablet

from Android Police

For most consumers, the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro will be too much of something. Too big, too gimicky, too cheap, and definitely too expensive. If you really want a huge tablet, I have to recommend Samsung's 12-inch options instead, even if you have to lug along a stand. If the lackluster hardware doesn't sink your enthusiasm for this tablet, then Lenovo's poorly-implemented software certainly will. I'll give them points for some innovative ideas, but there's a distinct lack of execution that really brings the whole experience down.

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For most consumers, the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro will be too much of something. Too big, too gimicky, too cheap, and definitely too expensive. If you really want a huge tablet, I have to recommend Samsung's 12-inch options instead, even if you have to lug along a stand. If the lackluster hardware doesn't sink your enthusiasm for this tablet, then Lenovo's poorly-implemented software certainly will. I'll give them points for some innovative ideas, but there's a distinct lack of execution that really brings the whole experience down.

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TechRadar

Excellent hardware design, ergonomics and lengthy battery life

from TechRadar

The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 with Windows is a solidly-built tablet. Though the hardware design offers a lot of ergonomics, the software choice makes it clumsy. The lack of touch-centric Modern UI apps for Windows, coupled with a less than ideal experience of navigating text-driven menus in the classic desktop mode, negates the benefit of having long battery life to be more productive....

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The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 with Windows is a solidly-built tablet. Though the hardware design offers a lot of ergonomics, the software choice makes it clumsy. The lack of touch-centric Modern UI apps for Windows, coupled with a less than ideal experience of navigating text-driven menus in the classic desktop mode, negates the benefit of having long battery life to be more productive.

With the Yoga Tablet 2, Lenovo aims to differentiate itself in the tablet market with AnyPen, but the solution feels unpolished. Unless you've got your heart set on using any metal object as a stylus replacement for input, you can find cheaper 8-inch Windows tablets elsewhere. Buyers should choose the Yoga Tablet 2 with Windows for Lenovo's excellent hardware design, ergonomics and lengthy battery life.

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Coolsmartphone

It really was a great piece of kit

from Coolsmartphone

Overall I really liked the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro, I mean I really really liked it. A lot.

At first I thought it was just too big, then I realised it really was a great piece of kit, I mainly saw it as a home multimedia hub, thanks to the great display, projector, handy kickstand and the decent speakers. Watching Netflix on it was a joy and similarly listening to music was as much fun too.

I thought I’d try out some games on it, the processor and internal memory really lend themselves to gaming and I set about playing Modern Combat 5, with a Moga Bluetooth gamepad and the volume turned up loud and I had a blast, the display and the sound made the experience really quite immersive. I also found it to be a really handy productivity device, paired up with a keyboard I typed up quite a few articles on Coolsmartphone with it.

Watching films with the projector is do able, you just need to work out where to put it, how to operate it and you’ll be good.

The one thing I did feel whilst using this was that it would be a really good device if it ran Windows 8.1. The rest of the Yoga Tablet 2 range are all available in either Android or Windows variants, just not this one. The apps on the Windows Store are more suited to large tablets and laptops, at times the apps from the Google Play Store just looked ridiculous and stretched out, which is the lazy app developers fault and not Lenovos.

The one ever so slight thing that lets the tablet down is the price, at approx £400 (current price on Amazon) it basically comes in above most other Android tablets. Yes you get a lot of decent stuff for that price, you have to ask yourself a question, are the larger high res display, 32GB of inernal storage, some fancy speakers and a projector enough to warrant that cost? I guess if you want large Android tablet with decent specs, decent speakers and a projector then you’d say yes. But if you just want an Android tablet to browse the web on and to use to order your Asda shopping on I’d say look elsewhere.

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Overall I really liked the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro, I mean I really really liked it. A lot.

At first I thought it was just too big, then I realised it really was a great piece of kit, I mainly saw it as a home multimedia hub, thanks to the great display, projector, handy kickstand and the decent speakers. Watching Netflix on it was a joy and similarly listening to music was as much fun too.

I thought I’d try out some games on it, the processor and internal memory really lend themselves to gaming and I set about playing Modern Combat 5, with a Moga Bluetooth gamepad and the volume turned up loud and I had a blast, the display and the sound made the experience really quite immersive. I also found it to be a really handy productivity device, paired up with a keyboard I typed up quite a few articles on Coolsmartphone with it.

Watching films with the projector is do able, you just need to work out where to put it, how to operate it and you’ll be good.

The one thing I did feel whilst using this was that it would be a really good device if it ran Windows 8.1. The rest of the Yoga Tablet 2 range are all available in either Android or Windows variants, just not this one. The apps on the Windows Store are more suited to large tablets and laptops, at times the apps from the Google Play Store just looked ridiculous and stretched out, which is the lazy app developers fault and not Lenovos.

The one ever so slight thing that lets the tablet down is the price, at approx £400 (current price on Amazon) it basically comes in above most other Android tablets. Yes you get a lot of decent stuff for that price, you have to ask yourself a question, are the larger high res display, 32GB of inernal storage, some fancy speakers and a projector enough to warrant that cost? I guess if you want large Android tablet with decent specs, decent speakers and a projector then you’d say yes. But if you just want an Android tablet to browse the web on and to use to order your Asda shopping on I’d say look elsewhere.

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AndroidPIT

Built-in projector saves mediocre device

from AndroidPIT

Whether you like the Lenovo Yoga Tab 2 comes down to what you use a tablet for: if you want a large colorful display, good battery life, great speakers, lots of pre-loaded software features and the awesome ability to project anything you want anytime and anywhere, then this is a great tablet for you. As a basic multimedia device the Yoga Tab 2 is right up there....

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Whether you like the Lenovo Yoga Tab 2 comes down to what you use a tablet for: if you want a large colorful display, good battery life, great speakers, lots of pre-loaded software features and the awesome ability to project anything you want anytime and anywhere, then this is a great tablet for you. As a basic multimedia device the Yoga Tab 2 is right up there.

If your idea of a tablet is one with a crystal clear display, high performance specs for hi-res gaming and ultra-portable, this is not the tablet for you. The Pico projector is pretty great, the battery life is solid and there are some good software features, but the laggy and unintuitive iOS-like interface, poor camera and sub-par performance go against what is otherwise a well-built (if not entirely intuitively designed) tablet.

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AndroidPIT

Built-in projector saves mediocre device

from AndroidPIT

Whether you like the Lenovo Yoga Tab 2 comes down to what you use a tablet for: if you want a large colorful display, good battery life, great speakers, lots of pre-loaded software features and the awesome ability to project anything you want anytime and anywhere, then this is a great tablet for you. As a basic multimedia device the Yoga Tab 2 is right up there.

If your idea of a tablet is one with a crystal clear display, high performance specs for hi-res gaming and ultra-portable, this is not the tablet for you. The Pico projector is pretty great, the battery life is solid and there are some good software features, but the laggy and unintuitive iOS-like interface, poor camera and sub-par performance go against what is otherwise a well-built (if not entirely intuitively designed) tablet.

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Whether you like the Lenovo Yoga Tab 2 comes down to what you use a tablet for: if you want a large colorful display, good battery life, great speakers, lots of pre-loaded software features and the awesome ability to project anything you want anytime and anywhere, then this is a great tablet for you. As a basic multimedia device the Yoga Tab 2 is right up there.

If your idea of a tablet is one with a crystal clear display, high performance specs for hi-res gaming and ultra-portable, this is not the tablet for you. The Pico projector is pretty great, the battery life is solid and there are some good software features, but the laggy and unintuitive iOS-like interface, poor camera and sub-par performance go against what is otherwise a well-built (if not entirely intuitively designed) tablet.

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Network World

Features an integrated pico projector

from Network World

As an Android tablet with a large display and long battery life, the Yoga 2 Pro impresses. The additional functionality of the projector is a cool idea that quickly fades in practical usage, however. I wouldn’t buy this just for the projector function, but as a regular “home entertainment tablet” it certainly has its appeal.

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As an Android tablet with a large display and long battery life, the Yoga 2 Pro impresses. The additional functionality of the projector is a cool idea that quickly fades in practical usage, however. I wouldn’t buy this just for the projector function, but as a regular “home entertainment tablet” it certainly has its appeal.

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Digital Versus

Giganto Tablet with a Mediocre Projector

from Digital Versus

We really wanted to give the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro a better rating. But one of its biggest selling points—the built-in projector—has such poor image quality that it's basically useless. What you're left with is a huge tablet with a stunning display, but that couldn't compete with a more reasonably sized slate, or an entry-level laptop, or even a Surface. It's a beautiful device, but a faulty idea (for now, at least...).

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We really wanted to give the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro a better rating. But one of its biggest selling points—the built-in projector—has such poor image quality that it's basically useless. What you're left with is a huge tablet with a stunning display, but that couldn't compete with a more reasonably sized slate, or an entry-level laptop, or even a Surface. It's a beautiful device, but a faulty idea (for now, at least...).

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Android Authority

It’s quirky, interesting and most important of all, innovative

from Android Authority

When it comes to thinking outside the box, many companies have given up, resorting to stuffing better specs in the same package. Lenovo isn’t like that. Even though the company has had its missteps, it continues to try and create new products that it thinks will appeal to consumers. The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro is a prime example of that, combining a unique form factor with interesting features such as a built-in projector....

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When it comes to thinking outside the box, many companies have given up, resorting to stuffing better specs in the same package. Lenovo isn’t like that. Even though the company has had its missteps, it continues to try and create new products that it thinks will appeal to consumers. The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro is a prime example of that, combining a unique form factor with interesting features such as a built-in projector.

The display could use some work, the performance isn’t always incredible and the software is a blatant rip-off of iOS, but the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro continues to produce a certain fondness in my heart. It’s quirky, interesting and most important of all, innovative. Lenovo is experimenting with new ideas and finding new ways to use your device. And with a little bit of work, Lenovo could have a hit on its hands.

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Mobile Syrup

A smartly designed, well-built tablet

from Mobile Syrup

The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro is easily one of the most standout tablets released in 2014, both for its unique accessories (projector, subwoofer) and intended use case. In determining the tablet’s value, however, it’s use case that resonates more that bells and whistles. If you’re in the market for a large-scale, stationary, touchscreen companion, the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro is a great choice; if you’re looking for something actually portable, look elsewhere. The fact that it comes with a semi-decent projector for less than $500 CDN should be considered an add-on benefit rather than a purchase driver.

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The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro is easily one of the most standout tablets released in 2014, both for its unique accessories (projector, subwoofer) and intended use case. In determining the tablet’s value, however, it’s use case that resonates more that bells and whistles. If you’re in the market for a large-scale, stationary, touchscreen companion, the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro is a great choice; if you’re looking for something actually portable, look elsewhere. The fact that it comes with a semi-decent projector for less than $500 CDN should be considered an add-on benefit rather than a purchase driver.

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date October 31, 2014
Regions available USA
Networks
No cellular data
variations
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.4 KitKat

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Secondary OS No
Processor Intel Atom Z3745 Quad core 1.86 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 32 GB
RAM 2 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 9600 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time 15 hours
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 15 hours
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Platinum
Dimensions [H x W x D] 22.3 x 33.3 x 1.3 cm (8.8 x 13.1 x 0.5 in)
Weight 950 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
Pixel density 221 pixels
Size 13.3 inches
3D No
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles OPP/FTP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 (13"), Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 13-inch

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Variations

LTE Model
- Uses SIM cards
- Portable hotspot capability
- Phone capabilities (SMS, MMS, Call)
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