Published On: Mon, Oct 13th, 2014

New Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 Gives Consumers New Ways to Do More

Lenovo today announced more choice for consumers with the expansion of its popular YOGA line of tablets with the new YOGA Tablet 2. Consumers can now for the first time choose Windows models, available in 8-in and 10-in sizes. Lenovo is also offering new Android models in 8-in and 10-in models with the new 13-in YOGA Tablet 2 Pro.

Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2

Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2

With even more features that adapt to users like the new Hang mode and improved kickstand, these tablets give consumers a new way to do more of the things they love. Designed for today’s mobile and digital lifestyles, they feature captivating audio, high resolution cameras, Intel Atom processors and dual band speed WiFi with optional 4G1 supported by the Intel XMM 7160 modem.

A New Way to Do More
The new YOGA Tablet 2 models focus on technology that adapts to users, making computing intuitive and fun. Still thin and light in all sizes, the tablets provide a new level of flexibility starting with the new Hang mode. Users can still enjoy the three original modes – Hold, Tilt and Stand – and now discover a fourth mode – Hang – that lets them hang their device to display content. Responding to customer feedback, Lenovo also improved the kickstand in Stand mode for more stability when pressing the 10-point multitouch screen.

In addition to the tablet’s responsive design, its performance specs got an upgrade. An Intel Atom processor supports the enhanced sound and camera features consisting of dual front speakers with cinematic Dolby Audio and Wolfson Master HiFi for clear sound with an 8 MP rear camera. The tablets also sport a number of useful features for connectivity with dual band WiFi and a micro USB with OTG connection that lets users charge their phone (requires separate cable). Additionally, users can enjoy extra long battery life for staying mobile longer in any of its four modes.

Designed for Choice
The YOGA Tablet 2 comes in three screen sizes and two operating systems so users can choose the model that’s right for them. For those who like the familiarity and productivity of Windows, Lenovo offers the YOGA Tablet 2 with Windows in Ebony-colored 8-in and 10-in models. They come with Microsoft Office 365 preloaded (1-year subscription) and with optional 4G on the 10-in model.

For those who prefer Android, Lenovo created the YOGA Tablet 2 in 8 and 10-inches as well as the new YOGA Tablet 2 Pro (see separate press release) in 13-in running Android 4.4 Kit Kat in Platinum. For staying connected virtually anywhere, all the Android models offer optional 4G1. These models come with Lenovo Premium Apps that let users easily share, sync and protect precious information on their tablet. SHAREit shares information instantly between multiple devices without network charges, and SYNCit backs up and restores contacts, SMS messages and call logs.

“Our second generation YOGA Tablets give users the freedom to do more – go hands free and hang the tablet from the wall with the new Hang mode; get unparalleled sound on a tablet with loaded audio features; and choose the operating system that’s right for them – Android or Windows,” said Jeff Meredith, vice president, Marketing, Lenovo Mobile Business Group told FormiaTech. “Also for those who crave multimedia on a bigger screen, we’ve created a new 13-in model with the YOGA Tablet 2 Pro. So all in all, the tablets give you more modes, more performance and more choice.”

“With consumers being increasingly tech-savvy with tablets, they require more choices to meet their different needs. We are proud to support Lenovo in fulfilling these varying needs by providing lightning fast performance and long battery life through our Intel Atom processor, whether it is an Android or Windows-based tablet, or what the screen size and special features the tablet offers. Our Intel XMM 7160 modem is also providing consumers the option of ultra-fast 4G connectivity for their tablets,” said Erik Reid, vice president of Intel Mobile and Communications Group and general manager of the Tablet Business Unit.

Pricing and Availability

The YOGA Tablet 2 10-in and 8-in Android models are available beginning Oct. 9. Models start at $299.99 and $249.99, respectively.