If your a fan of the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Laptop, then you'll love the Yoga Tablet 2 10" with Windows, which comes with a magnetic, optional bluetooth keyboard. I had tested out the 10" version during February fashion week and functioned just like a mini laptop, for all my social media and blogging needs.
My favorite feature of both the Yoga 2 Pro Laptop and the Yoga Tablet 2 is the uniqueness of being able to position them into four modes: laptop, tablet, tent and stand. Another one of my favorite features is the design of the detachable keyboard. As far as using a tablet goes, I prefer to type with a keyboard to write my blog posts and answer emails. The keyboard that comes with the Yoga Tablet 2 is sturdy, yet slim and lightweight. It easily stays in place while typing thanks to the tablet kickstand. The kickstand can also be used to hang the tablet. I haven't tried hanging it yet but I love the option.
With the exception of The Walking Dead or Game of Thrones, I never watch television shows in real time. There have been some instances where my DVR doesn't record a show because of a recording conflict, I forget to record a show, or my DVR only saves up to 5 recordings of a series. My On Demand also sometimes only featured the most recent 5 episodes of a show. When this happens, I'm glad I can download The CW, Syfy Now and FXNOW or watch via Amazon Instant Video. I can't tell you how many issues I've had with trying to catch up on television shows on my iPad. The Full HD (1920 x 1200) IPS display is superb, with a really crisp and bright picture quality.
This tablet has an Intel Atom processor, 32GB of internal storage, and a microSD slot located behind the kickstand. It also comes with a one year subscription to MicrosoftOffice 365. The one thing I wish it did have is a USB port to access media kits on flash drives, or to charge my phone. With the right cable, the tablet allows you to charge your phone through the micro-USB with powered OTG connection. It would have been a major plus if the tablet came with the extra cable.
Whether I'm at home, at the office, running around the city or traveling, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 has just about everything I am looking for in a tablet - portability, slim design, touch screen capability and keyboard, plus a year of MicrosoftOffice 365. Even with the keyboard, the tablet (1.3 lbs+) doesn't get too heavy if I'm running around the city all day. I can conveniently tote it around! The 15 hours of battery life is a major plus.
One thing I can't believe is the price. At $369.99 at shop.lenovo.com, this is such a better deal than spending $499 on an iPad.
- Kim Weling