7.3/10
Informr score
The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro currently has an Informr score of 7.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 17 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

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.

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.”


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.86 GHz
Screen Size
13.3"
Camera
8+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


The Indian Express

It makes for a great second screen, but the size is a bit unwieldy.

- Nandagopal Rajan, The Indian Express
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 s...

- Michael Crider, Android Police
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...

- Chuong Nguyen, TechRadar
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....

- James Pearce, Coolsmartphone
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...

- Kris Carlon, AndroidPIT


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Screen Size
13.3"

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

Processor
1.86 GHz

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

OS

The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

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 (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
9600mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 9600 mAh battery. Lenovo's performance ratings are 15 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Yoga Tablet 2 Pro Specs

Overview
Release date October 31, 2014
Regions available USA
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
variations
Networks
No
variations
SIM card size
No
variations
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor Intel Atom Z3745 Quad core 1.86 GHz
Internal Storage 32 GB
RAM 2 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
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 Up to: 15 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 15 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) 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 x pixels
Pixel density 221 pixels
Size 13.3 inches
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 No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
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
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
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 Main 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
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

Built-in projector

Variations

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