Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 with Windows (10-inch) hands-on


And finally, we have the 10-inch version of the Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 with Windows, which benefits over its other recently announced siblings because it’s packing along a very handy QWERTY keyboard dock. On one hand, we’re ecstatic to know that Lenovo has finally brought Windows 8.1 to its uniquely design line of Lenovo YOGA tablets, and on the other, it gets better because Windows 8.1 provides us with some enhanced productivity elements that we wouldn’t otherwise find with its Android counterpart.

Of course, the first difference that we instantly notice is its paint job – a slick looking black color that has more appeal than its silver colored Android sibling. Due to the increase in size of its display, which is a 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 IPS LCD panel, it provides us with the added benefit of dealing with productivity apps without having to squint a whole lot. Frankly, this really reminds us a lot of a netbook, especially when we factor in its specs.

Now, what makes this YOGA tablet different from the others announced by Lenovo, is that it comes bundled with a useful QWERTY keyboard. Not only does it make the typing experience natural with its physical keys, but it also doubles as a protective case as well. If you’re the kind of person that loves to do some light work on the road, but don’t want to carry along a full-blown laptop, the 10-inch version of the Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 with Windows is a fantastic solution – more so with its competitive price point of $399.99.



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7 Comments

1. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Think I'd prefer this over the Yoga 2 Pro lol..

2. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Put an i5 in this and I am sold.

3. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Heck stick in a Core M and I'd still be happy. Probably won't happen though cause Lenovo purposely used a 2W processor (core M is 4.5W).

4. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

folks this is the beginning of the sub 500 dollar Windows 8.1 tablets. if this tablet was loaded with Window 10 technical preview which I am using to write this comment it would be great. I predict Windows 10 will be a hit. the windows 10 technical preview is amazingly stable on a 9 year old mouse and keyboard Pentium 4 3GHZ computer. MS will a add better touch screen capability to this beta version of windows 10. but I can tell you now Mouse and keyboard XP and windows 7 users will be right at home using it. it boots to the desktop and Modern UI tiles are present in a start menu side window and work on the desktop as a smaller window that can be made full screen if you desire it. Microsoft is getting it right this time for Mouse and keyboard USERS. folks Modern Ui tile apps are still there in windows 10 but they are no obstacle in Windows you can use them or forget them your choice.Use the free one especially the Weather App

6. MotorMouth

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 17, 2014

I don't have any problems at all using Windows 8 with a mouse and keyboard. In fact, it is easier than working with touch and I probably spend as much time in Metro apps as I do on the desktop these days. e.g. I'm typing this from the Metro IE 11 because I prefer it to the desktop version for most things. I have pretty much no interest in Win10 at all, unless they can come up with a few things that are real improvements, rather than the cosmetic changes that are clearly designed for marketing purposes, to get consumers back on side. If it's just another Win7, I'll happily skip it.

5. MotorMouth

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 17, 2014

I'm pre-ordering a 4G version of this the day they go up on Lenovo's Australian website. I've always loved the look of the first gen models but with such low storage (they only supported 32Gb microSD cards), they just weren't useful enough. Now that this bad boy will be running Win8, it's going be an absolute belter. I noticed in a photo on Gizmodo that the keyboard has its own microUSB. I assume that it's for charging but if it's also an OTG port, that will make it even sweeter.

7. ownthesky

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

The microUSB is probably for charging the keyboard, since it's Bluetooth.

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