CNET First Look
This Lenovo tablet pairs cutting-edge tech with innovative designThe Windows version of the 8-inch Yoga Tablet 2 lets you use any metal object as a stylus.
If you're interested in a Windows tablet and you're a fan of using a stylus, let me introduce you to this Lenovo tablet. I'm Xiomara Blanco for c-net, taking a first look at the Yoga Tablet II with windows. The coolest think about this tablet is Lenovo's AnyPen technology. It allows you to use any metal object as the stylus. A pen, pencil, key, or even your headphone jack can be used to navigate, write, or draw. Treating it as a high-tech journal works best for small writing tasks like to-do lists and for drawing your heart out. I preferred using a pen tool as a stylus. Stylus, since a pen can leave marks on the screen. But sometimes taps aren't recognized, so navigation is easier using a finger. At a little under one pound, the Yoga Tab two is also unique due to its practical and innovative design. It's chunky, rounded spine makes it easy to hold in one hand, and the built in kickstand can prop the tablet up for easy handling, or you can set it down at an angle for writing. Powering the tablet is an Intel atom processor, with two gigabytes of RAM and 32 gigabytes of internal storage that's expandable via micro-SD card. It runs on Windows 8.1 and also includes a free subscription to Microsoft Office 365. Other features on the tablet include a sharp 1920 by 1200 pixel resolution to split. A pair of front facing Dolby powered speakers. A micro USB port, and according to Lenovo, a 15 hour battery life. The rear camera boasts glare reducing glass and a low aperture for better low light photos, but the camera placement is a bit awkward. The good news is that the eight megapixel photos come out sharp and evenly exposed. Performance for most basic tasks is swift, but not impressively fast. New apps and windows take a moment to launch and if you're not connected to a fast wi-fi connection, loading web pages takes some time. Unfortunately, the eight inch. The Tab 2 doesn't come with a keyboard or full USB port. So, it's not an ideal desktop replacement for most people. However, it's a good pad activity tablet for students, creative professionals and other working people who need a portable work station. If it's peaked your interest, it's available now in stores. I'm Xiomara Blanco for CNET and this has been a first look at the Lenovo Yoga Tab 2 with Windows. [MUSIC]