Last year Lenovo launched the Yoga line of Android tablets. These tablets offer long battery life and an unusual design where one side of the tablet is thicker and heavier than the other to give you something to grip while holding a Yoga tablet one-handed. There’s also a small kickstand built in, which lets you prop up the tablet when you’re not holding it.
Lenovo is holding an event on October 9th to unveil it’s next-generation Yoga tablets… but we already have a good idea what they’ll be announcing.
Update: More details about the processors, batteries, and other specs have emerged.
This summer a new tablet called the Lenovo Yoga 2 showed up at the FCC website, and now Lenovo has prematurely posted some details about the Yoga 2 lineup on its own website.
Like last year’s models, the new Android tablets will come with 8 or 10 inch displays… but there’s also a new 13 inch model called the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro.
Not a fan of Android? No problem. Lenovo is also going to introduce Yoga 2 tablets with Windows software. These will also come with 8, 10, and 13 inch displays.
Italian site HDBlog has obtained some pictures of the new tablets. They look a lot like last year’s models, except the cases are black instead of silver and there’s a Windows logo below the screen on Windows models. Like the original Yoga tablets, the new models feature kickstands, front-facing speakers, front and back cameras, HDMI, microUSB and headphone ports, and a thick side for a big battery.
We’ll have to wait for Lenovo to actually announce the devices before we know what kind of processors, battery life, or other specs they’ll have. But I’d be kind of surprised if the Windows models had anything other than Intel Bay Trail processors.
Lenovo also offers a line of convertible ultrabooks under the Yoga name. These are essentially laptops with hinges that let you fold the display so that it’s back to back with the keyboard. They tend to be more expensive (and heavier, but also more powerful) than the tablet-only models that don’t have built-in keyboards.
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I don’t like the bump but that is what allows it to have great battery life and kickstand. I might get one of these. You could plug mouse and keyboard into it and use it like a mini desktop, but you would need micro usb to usb adapter… Wonder what price will be, I would pay $300 for 10 inch Windows model. I have dell venue 11 pro now but looking for something smaller that me and my mom can use. How many gb for Windows model?
At last. I’ve been waiting for a 12-13″ tablet not as overpriced a s Samsung’s.
just waiting for a 10 inch windows tablet with all day battery life and a digitizer, that its priced below the surface
Didn’t they have a keyboard/cover accessory for the 10″ one previously? I’m not certain but that seems familiar to me.
Anyway I might be into a 13″ one if the price isn’t too nuts. I think they could do something quite compelling there with a decent but not too-high-density screen at a good price. Meaning I’m probably not into a $600 device with a 4k screen or the like. But might well be into a $300 device with a 1980×1200 screen or the like – if it’s a good screen. Also if it has a good selection of ports and is able to maintain the great battery life.
That might make a great pdf reader. A great traveling movie viewer. And a decent enough laptop stand-in with a good bluetooth keyboard.
You are probably right about Bay Trail. Would be quite nice with a Tegra K1 and stylus though on the Android side.
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