Lenovo and Ashton Kutcher present the YOGA Tablet 2 Pro - QHD, Pico projector, kickstand, and Intel goodness for $500

Lenovo and Ashton Kutcher present the YOGA Tablet 2 Pro - QHD, Pico projector, kickstand, and Intel goodness for $500

Today, Lenovo announced the YOGA Tablet 2 Pro - a device it made together with product engineer Ashton Kutcher. We're not even joking - in addition to being a professional prankster, a heir to Charlie Sheen, and distinguished Steve Jobs impersonator, Mila Kunis's fiance is a former biochemical engineering student at the University of Iowa and a successful technology investor. We'd say, the man is qualified enough to engineer a decent Lenovo product , and by the looks of it, the YOGA Tablet 2 Pro is no slouch. 

One of its many highlights, (quite literally) is a built-in Pico projector - a 4-50 Lumen unit that beams videos and presentation with a WVGA (854 x 480) resolution on the nearest flat surface. If that doesn't tickle your pixel fancy, you can always "settle" for the 13.3-inch Quad HD (2560x1440) IPS display. And what kind of sound system is to go with that monstrosity? Nothing less than a set of two front large-chamber speakers capable of 1.5W output each, along with a 5W JBL subwoofe. Home cinema on a tablet? Sounds like an actual possibility!

The beefy device runs Android 4.4 KitKat and is powered by a quad-core Intel Atom Z3745 Processor that runs at a maximum clock speed of 1.86 GHz, paired with 2GB of RAM. There are 32GB of expandable storage space on board. The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro is endowed with an 8-megapixel auto-focus rear cam and a 1.6MP HD front cam. Its battery can last up to 15 hours on a single charge, but beaming stuff with the projector will drain the cell in three hours.

The YOGA Tablet 2 Pro's design stands out with extreme slimness - only 0.14 inches (3.7mm), and little weight - 34 oz (970 g). There's a large kickstand that provides greater stability and has a release button for easier opening. In addition to the three usage modes - Hold, Tilt, and Stand, we know from previous YOGA devices, this one has a new mode - Hang. Lenovo's custom software senses which mode you are using the tablet in, and automatically optimizes the display levels, touch-screen keyboard, and Dolby Audio mode for best usage. And for those of you that simply cannot get enough of Ashton Kutcher (hi, Mila!), Lenovo included a multimedia product walk that includes "a 4D image of Ashton Kutcher to guide users through all of the device's cool features."

The price, you asked? Lenovo says the YOGA Tablet 2 Pro will be available at the end of October from its online store, starting at $500. These "tablet" things are getting better and better, aren't they?

source: Lenovo

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22 Comments

1. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Asthon kutcher looks like as if Jesus and rabbit had sex & he suddenly appeared... This guy is WINNING

4. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

*Not WINNING Word-flow, why do you eat up words?

18. sam_tek

Posts: 105; Member since: Feb 18, 2011

bad humor and blasphemous! Mods, please do the needful.

21. Jeebus

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 10, 2014

Shut up, my child, that was funny! And we don't need religious persecution on Tech sites - there is enough of it in the world already. ...but seriously, is that a picture of Thor on your profile? Mods, don't listen to this heathen until he stops worshipping false idols. Peace.

2. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2294; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

This device looks very compelling. I will wait for the final reviews, but it's looking like a tablet I may want to pick up for the holiday season.

3. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Is this intel 64-bit?

6. guest

Posts: 370; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

All Intel processors are 64 bit. They have been for years just that Android software has not supported it.

5. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

Not too shabby for 500$. A different name would've helped...YOGA?

7. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

970grm ? and people talk about the SP3 weight...

8. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

For $500? Golly that sounds like a fantastic deal. I'd need some more info on that Intel processor and the battery size. And I'd prefer 16:10 over 16:9, but this looks to be an exceptional offering.

9. arenanew

Posts: 286; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

waste and useless for android paying more 300 dollar is waste

10. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

Its a 13 inch tablet, QHD, 1.5 watt speakers and sub, not to mention it comes with a projector. What did you expect the price to be......some people just can't be satisfied.

11. sgodsell

Posts: 6855; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Some say that about Windows as well. Wait I guess that's why Microsoft dropped the pricing of Windows to free for devices 9" or less. Because Windows couldn't compete with free Android. Not to mention all the lock downs and wall gardens in place since Windows 8. Besides Android runs a ton of stuff nowadays.

15. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

lock downs and wall gardens? Really? You mean I cannot install every single application on it? Tell me how well that android will run my blender 3d app

13. crazymonkey05

Posts: 187; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

But I suppose paying $900 for a iPhone or $1,500 for a surface is justified right?

12. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Is the tablet really THAT thin? That's gotta be some kind of record.

14. UglyFrank

Posts: 2190; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The same processor that powers the new supposedly sluggish hudl 2

16. ncallan

Posts: 43; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

To be fair tech radar, in their review, blamed the tesco launcher for the sluggishness as nova launcher solved the issue. However the chip did only perform adequately with it's HD resolution. I'd be very concerned how it handles QHD as Intel atom graphics suck.

17. Nookie4u

Posts: 133; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

3.7 mm? Is that a typo?

20. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

Nope, that's what Lenovo says!

22. Nookie4u

Posts: 133; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

One grows skeptical about the durability of this device.

19. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Looks like a great device to replace my aging iPad. Hmm.. will see how great it is before deciding.

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