Chinese manufacturer Lenovo has gone far from where it started. Right from hiring Hollywood star Ashton Kutcher as product engineer, to making some decent smartphones over time. And, as we see, the new Yoga Tablet 2 is in the same class.
The Yoga Tablet 2 is basically a family of devices that boasts both Android and Windows and offers a 13-inch 'Pro' edition complete with a Pico Projector. On an overall, the tablet might fall okay to new eyes.
But what have we learnt from the tablet and can it be a good claim over others in the long run? We take a closer look.
Not too Comfortable
This new Lenovo tablet, according to the company, is good for reading while in portrait mode. However, with its large screen, we are sure that some might come to complain about the difficulty involved in holding it for too long. However, propping it upright with a stand with get the job done.
Buttons Easy When in Landscape Mode
While the portrait mode gets a bit iffy on long usage, the landscape mode, on the other hand, is a good prospect. You will notice that the buttons on this Yoga tablet are placed such a way that it's most suitable for the landscape mode. And indeed, the power button and the volume rocker are placed at the bottom-left of the device.
For this Yoga tablet, the built-in kickstand is quite the feature. It's most helpful for watching movies. Also, if you prop up the stand and lay it down on the table, you will find it easier to type. There's also a mode that allows you to hand the tablet from the wall.
iOS 7-ish Interface
While Lenovo offers Android 4.4.2 KitKat with the tablet, it's own interface on top of it looks very much like Apple's previous iOS 7. In fact, to new eyes, it might be a bit confusing to relate between an Android device or an iOS device on first look. What's more, even the settings panel of the phone scream iOS.
Don't Lose the Charger
Interestingly enough, while the original charger for the tablet charges the tablet full in a bit over three hours, charging it via a different charger might result in charging hours of more tha 8 hours. Hence, it is highly advisable that you don't lose the charger.