The Good The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 bundles a useful kickstand, an attractive high-resolution display, long battery life and a great keyboard into a package that's light and inexpensive.
The Bad Weak magnets make the connection between tablet and keyboard dock a tenuous one.
The Bottom Line If you're willing to overlook the flawed keyboard dock, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 with Windows offers the full Windows 8 experience in an inexpensive package.
An awkward keyboard dock can't keep a great tablet down
The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 with Windows is a $369.99, AU$499 device with a built-in kickstand and a high-resolution 10-inch display. And it runs Windows 8.1, so you can bring all of your favorite apps along for the ride. (While the tablet will be available in the UK, dates and pricing have not yet been announced; directly converted it's about £243.)
If the device looks a little familiar, that's because we've already seen-- my colleague wasn't impressed with its heavily modified Android overlay and irregular performance. I, fortunately, had a much better experience: Windows 8 shines on the Intel Atom processor, and the bundled keyboard (an optional extra for the Android model) makes this a compelling travel companion -- provided you don't mind being a little careful.
The Yoga Tablet 2's 10-inch display has a 1,920x1,200 resolution. It looks good: colors remain true no matter what awkward angle I turn the screen to, and the screen holds up reasonably well in a well-lit office environment -- reflections become problematic in more direct light and you'll run into trouble outdoors, but it was never very problematic.
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