Lenovo released a batch of new tablets in the Yoga line and one of them is quite unique… the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro is an Android slate with a big screen and a built-in projector! The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro will run at around $400 and is positioning itself in the leagues with the iPad Air.
The size is interesting for a tablet what with the 13-inch screen running at 2560 x 1440 resolution and one side of the tab has a protruding edge which can be used as a kickstand. Lenovo has slapped an entire pico projector as well as a subwoofer in the Yoga Tab 2 Pro as well. There have been a few handsets with built-in pico projectors, but this the first in tablets, and it’s a product that will be made available to the masses, unlike many tablets with the feature in the past.
Pico projectors are an interesting feature to the tablet and this form of projector has been looking for a consumer application since its creation; manufacturers have stuck pocket projectors into hotspots, phones and even portable docks. The tablet, though, may be the best place to stick a pico projector. Tablets are already consumer-driven devices and are frequently handed about by friends and family members. Wouldn’t it be handy to be able to beam a family video on to a wall so the whole family can watch and give everyone access to this feature to have a more communal way of consuming media?
The other tablet that Lenovo announced Thursday is more of what we’re used to but the Yoga Tablet 2 sports the Yoga wedge kickstand on one side nonetheless. Consumers will have the option to choose between two different measurments along with two different operating systems. Both the 8- and 10-inch Android versions will have a 1920 x 1200 screen powered by an Intel Atom chipset. The 8-inch would cost less, we’re expecting it to be around the $250 mark, and the 10-inch model will cost around $299 when they eventually hit the shelves.