Lenovo’s Yoga Tablet Updates Add a Projector

A new line of tablets, including updates to last year’s Yoga Tablet, have been shown off by Lenovo.

As well as Stand, Hold and Tilt modes, the Yoga Tablet 2 adds a ‘Hang’ mode, which does exactly what it says: enables users to hang the tablet to display content, using a hole in the kickstand. The kickstand itself has also been improved for better stability in Stand mode.

The tablet will be available in 8″ and 10.1″ (10.1″ supplied with a keyboard) sizes, with 1920 x 1200 resolution. The Yoga 2 will run either Android or Windows on its Intel Atom processor – Windows models have a 32GB SSD and one year of Office 365. Android models have a 16GB SSD. Battery life will reach 18 hours.

Lenovo is selling the Yoga 2 in the USA and Europe now. The Android models cost $250 (8″) and $300 (10.1″). The Windows models are $300 (8″) and $400 (10.1″); however, the 8″ Windows tablet will not be launched outside the USA until January.

At the same event, Lenovo showed off a larger convertible called the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro. While similar in features to the above Tablet 2, the Pro model is 13.3″, with 2560 x 1440 resolution and an IPS panel. It also features a pico projector in the side.

The projector can throw an image as large as 50″. Combined with the dual 4W speakers and subwoofer, it can create a (very small) home theatre system. Lenovo also claims a 15-hour battery life.

An Intel Atom (Z3745) processor runs Android 4.4. Storage is 32GB (expandable via micro-SD), with 2GB RAM. Lenovo will begin selling the Tab 2 Pro at the end of the month, for $500.