An Android tablet you will actually want - Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 Pro review

An Android tablet you will actually want – Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 Pro review

Damage:

Expect it to start at R6000 and just go up

What you need to know:

  • Built in projector
  • Roughly 15 hours battery life when NOT using the projector (cuts it down to one movie)
  • Full HD Display
  • Dolby surround sound
  • Runs on Android

What we think you should know:

There’s something all South Africans can agree on: load shedding sucks. While no power during the day is a bit of a blessing in disguise because work grinds to a halt, arriving home to darkness is no fun at all. No dinner, no coffee and no Big Bang Theory. While I can’t help you with the coffee I can help you by recommending the Lonovo YOGA Tablet 2 Pro.

An Android tablet you will actually want - Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 Pro review

It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of tablets. I see no use in them besides being a bigger phone to lug around. Laptops are getting thinner and lighter every year, tablets are, for the most part, defunct. When I took the Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 Pro out the box the clunky piece on the bottom peaked my interest immediately… what were they thinking?

An Android tablet you will actually want - Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 Pro review

Here’s why I love this Android tablet. Lenovo is trying something different. There’s a 2560*1440 IPS panel, Android 4.4 OS and a Quad Core 1.86GHZ. The Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 Pro also has 2.1 Dolby surround sound and a Projector.  I’ll give you a minute to fix your makeup after you smudged it reading that. The Lenovo yoga tablet 2 Pro has a projector.

An Android tablet you will actually want - Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 Pro review

Now granted the result is an unappealing lump at the bottom of the tablet but every form of functionality has been squeezed into that lump, including strapping on some high quality speakers and a neatly packaged and hidden stand that serves to raise the projector and balance the tablet in general use instead of having to use your good old fashioned knees.

An Android tablet you will actually want - Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 Pro review

The YOGA 2 Pro will last you through a good few many load sheds before running dry, but be warned using the projector will slice that battery life quicker than a beauty blogger takes to apply her eye shadow.

An Android tablet you will actually want - Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 Pro review

However there was something special about curling up by candle light with a glass of wine while I used the projector to watch some Vikings and Game of Thrones on a wall twice the size of my own TV screen.

An Android tablet you will actually want - Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 Pro review

This is an Android tablet I actually want. Not to use to pretend to do important work while I’m actually playing Flappy Bird. I want the Lenova YOGA Tablet 2 Pro because it is the first one I’ve come across that actually does something new and its only differentiating factor is not because it is bigger than X or smaller than Y.

An Android tablet you will actually want - Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 Pro review

Watching Game of Thrones projected on my ceiling while enjoying a glass of wine in the candlelight is a special kind of awesome.

So rad:

  • The projector

Makes us sad:

  • It’s rather big to travel with

9 Comments

  • Reply Don April 30, 2015 at 11:05

    …you had to label your 30 Seconds box? 😉

    • Reply Tech Girl April 30, 2015 at 11:47

      Re: the 30 seconds… doesn’t everyone? 😛

      • Reply Don April 30, 2015 at 11:51

        Touche :Þ

  • Reply Erna Jansen van Rensburg April 30, 2015 at 12:19

    Wow absolutely fantastic -movies night on the livingroom wall – you go Lenovo

  • Reply McFancypants HD 3.0 May 1, 2015 at 10:35

    I’ve a now slightly dated Lenovo tablet, and I’m rather okay with it as is…using it mostly for browsing when I’m not in the mood for switching on my laptop :/

    As spaffy as the inclusion of a projector in the tablet is, right now battery life and lifespan of my device is what concerns me the most — that said, I’d totes use the projector if I had a YOGA 2 o.O

    • Reply Tech Girl May 4, 2015 at 16:09

      Of course you would. We would too!

  • Reply CuzziGa May 4, 2015 at 15:06

    Flip! Now I want one too…

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