Lenovo's latest Yoga Tablet 2 Pro comes with a built-in projector capable of beaming an image of up to 50 inches on a wall or screen. The LTE version costs $1,199 and will be available early next month. There is no word yet on the Wi-Fi model.
Lenovo is not the first to try this - the Samsung Galaxy Beam smartphone has an integrated projector, too. The company touted the theatre experience enabled by the projector, which is complemented by a fairly impressive sound system that includes a subwoofer. However, business users should also find the projector handy for presentations.
In terms of design, this 13-inch tablet is simply a larger version of Lenovo's existing Yoga slates. Except that hidden within its cylindrical hinge, which also holds its 9,600mAh battery, is the pico projector.
Lenovo estimates that the tablet will last for around three to four hours on battery while playing a movie via its projector. Or up to 15 hours if you don't use the projector.
Besides keeping the tablet upright, its kickstand now has a new trick - it has a hole, so you can hang the tablet from a hook.
At close to 1kg, the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro is relatively heavy. It has a high-resolution 2,560 x 1,440 IPS display with excellent viewing angles.
Powering this Android 4.4 device is a quad-core Intel Atom chip, along with 2GB RAM. Internal storage is 32GB, but can be increased by 64GB using a microSD card.
This article was first published on October 30, 2014.
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