Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 with Windows (8-inch) hands-on

Lenovo is a big deal in the Windows space, where it has a pretty good reputation in. With this year’s portfolio of tablets, they’ve decided to bring Windows to its line of YOGA tablets, which have been mostly running Android. This time around, consumers will have choice in what to go with, as the Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 with Windows will give folks that level of productivity that some might not otherwise get with the Android version.

So, what’s different about this Windows version of the 8-inch Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2? Well, it’s honestly just the paint job. Instead of silver, Lenovo has opted to give this Windows 8.1 running tablet a black paint job, which really gives it an edgier look that we like. In fact, the paint job alone gives it a slick look that makes its Android sibling appear quaint. Beyond that, it continues to bear the same yoga-like properties as its siblings – where its sturdy hinge can be positioned in various ways.

Having Windows 8.1 on board makes this 8-incher a bit more useful when it comes to ironing out stuff on the road, whereas its Android sibling is more useful for other “fun” things. However, its 8-inch 1200 x 1920 IPS LCD display can be a challenge on its own when it comes to running certain apps that require precise interaction – like a spreadsheet. Still, if you can tolerate the limited confines of its display, this $299.99 priced tablet can be useful for an assortment of things.



1. mas39

Posts: 80; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

I think 8 inch seems the perfect size, brings balance between screen estate and portability, you can't put a 10 inch tablet in your pocket but a more compact 8 inch still has a chance of being hidden away in your pocket. Sony and Samsung have already released 8 inchers with phone and messaging capabilities which is what i'm really looking for in a tablet plus the specs and features to match any smartphone/phablet. I'm currently using the 6.4" Sony Z Ultra and it's amazing especially due to it's screen size so let's hope more manufacturers come out with these higher specced phablets and tablets.

2. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

this tablet has a unique design. Microsoft needs to make an atom based 8 inch full windows tablet that is mini surface design with the famous surface kick stand and sell it for under 500 dollars with a mini keyboard dock.

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