Lenovo launches its new Yoga Tablet 2 in 8″ and 10″ varieties where users can choose between Android and Windows 8.1 platform
If you want a tablet with typical design, there are plenty of options to choose from ranging from very cheap to quite expensive depending on hardware specification. However, if you want a tablet that will stand out from the crowd, then your choices are more limited. One of such devices is the Lenovo Yoga Tablet. The first generation is already one year old, so it’s time for a follow-up. Today Lenovo launched its new Yoga Tablet 2 in 8-inch and 10-inch varieties where users can choose between Android and Windows 8.1 platform.
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Android vs. Windows
The only difference between the tablets is the size of the screen, different operating systems, and obviously, price. The Android variant of the Yoga Tablet 2 is priced at $249.99 and $299.99 for the 8-inch and 10-inch iterations, respectively. Windows models are a tad more expensive and cost $299.99 and $399.99.
Regardless of the size of the screen, both tablets offer 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution which works out to 226ppi on the bigger model and 283ppi on the smaller one. Both are powered by quad-core Intel Atom processors paired with 2GB of RAM and come with 16GB of built-in storage and microSD slots supporting up to 64GB cards. Other features include 8-megapixel rear cameras, 1.6-megapixel user-facing shooters, dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and extended battery life of up to 18 hours of usage on one charge.
Like first-generation model, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 sports the cool kickstand. In addition to Hold, Tilt and Stand mode, Lenovo also added the Hang mode which allows the kickstand to rotate 180 degrees so you can hang the tablet like a picture. For increased productivity, Lenovo also offers AccuType keyboard cover, which, however, is compatible only with the 10-inch model.
The Windows model runs Windows 8.1 with typical Windows stuff you can normally find on tablets plus free one-year subscription to Office 365. The Android version, on the other hand, ships with heavily modified Android 4.4 KitKat. In fact, Lenovo’s skin makes the platform look more like iOS. If you can get past such not-quite-Android experience, you will get a pretty solid mid-range slate at a relative budget-friendly price.