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Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2: Android and Windows Tablets for Business

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2: Android and Windows Tablets for Business
Credit: Lenovo

Lenovo is at it again. If you're a fan of its lightweight, super-flexible Yoga line, the company has announced not just one, but two more models to fit your small business needs.

Right on the trail of the 13-inch Yoga Tablet 2 Pro — which features a snazzy built-in projector and kickstand — comes the simpler Windows 8.1 and Android 4.4 KitKat-powered Yoga Tablet 2.

The Yoga Tablet 2 comes in two sizes: an 8-inch and a 10-inch with 1920 by 1200-resolution, Full HD, 10-point multitouch displays. Featuring four tablet modes, long battery life and the ability to choose your preferred operating system, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 could be the next business tablet you're looking for. [Best Laptop/Tablet (2-in-1) Hybrids for Business: 2014]

Multimode

Whether you're working on business apps, giving presentations or watching a movie, the Yoga Tablet 2 has your back. Its unique design combines a battery cylinder and kickstand that allows you to use the tablet in four different ways.

  • Hold. Hold it as you would a regular tablet.
  • Tilt.Use the kickstand as a vertical stand, for instance, for notebook form.
  • Stand.Use the kickstand to place the tablet at an angle while on a flat surface.
  • Hang. Use the hole in the back of the kickstand to hang the device, for instance, on the wall using a hook or in the back of a car seat.

Performance

Stay productive, multitask and switch between apps without a hitch. Both the 8- and 10-inch models are powered by the Intel Atom Z3745 processor with 2MB of RAM, so it won't slow you down even when you're working on power-heavy apps.

The Android versions come with 16 GB of storage, while the Windows versions come with 32 GB of storage. Both are expandable up to 64 GB with a Micro-SD card.

Battery life

The Yoga Tablet 2 gives you up to 18 hours of battery life on both models, so you can focus on getting your work done instead worrying about when and how you're going to plug in again.

Android or Windows?

If you can't decide which model is for you, cellular capabilities and price points could be the deal breakers.

For those who need Internet connectivity anytime, anywhere, skip the Android models. Only the 10-inch Windows version supports 4G connectivity, so you can stay connected even without Wi-Fi.

When it comes to pricing, however, Android is the more budget-friendly option. The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 for Android starts at $249.99 for the 8-inch model and $299.99 for the 10-inch model. Both models are now available for sale at Lenovo.com.

The Windows version is a bit more expensive. The 8-inch model starts at $299.99, while the 10-inch model starts at $399.99, though it does come bundled with a Bluetooth keyboard. Both models come with a free one-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365. The 8-inch model will be available at the Lenovo website in November, and the 10-inch will be available at Best Buy later this month.

Originally published on Business News Daily.

Sara Angeles
Sara Angeles

Sara is a tech writer with a background in business and marketing. After graduating from UC Irvine, she worked as a copywriter and blogger for nonprofit organizations, tech labs and lifestyle companies. She started freelancing in 2009 and joined Business News Daily in 2013. Follow Sara Angeles on Twitter @sara_angeles.

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