Lenovo announces new 13-inch Windows Yoga Tablet 2, goes on sale in November for $699

At the Pepcom Event on September 29th, I had a chance to talk to Lenovo about its two new all-in-one touch screen computers that had been introduced earlier in the month at IFA. Both computers are unabashedly targeting the home market, not professional applications. These units are ‘little brothers’ compared to the Lenovo Horizon 2 introduced earlier.

The two computers, the Horizon 2s and 2e were similar from a computer point of view. Both the Horizon 2s and 2e come with a 4th generation Intel Core processor and Windows 8.1. They have Bluetooth 4.0 for fast device pairing, as well as WiFi (of course!) and NFC (optional on the 2e). Both models feature integrated Dolby Home Theater stereo speakers for professional-grade multimedia sound control and optional gaming accessories, including joystick, e-Dice and striker. The integrated battery provides up to 2.5 hours of streaming HD via Wi-Fi on the 2s and three hours on the 2e. The 2e includes 3x USB 3.0, HDMI-in and a 6-in-1 card reader. The 2s includes 2x USB 3.0 and a SD Card Reader but not HDMI input.

The screens are the big deal with the two systems, in part since that