"The 13-inch Yoga Tablet 2 with Windows pairs a quirky design with a bluetooth keyboard"
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CNET First Look
CNET First Look
The 13-inch Yoga Tablet 2 with Windows pairs a quirky design with a bluetooth keyboard
Hey, I'm Nick Messina, and today we're checking out the 13 inch Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 with Windows.
Now you might be thinking it's just a little familiar.
Recently, we checked out the ten inch version which offered a pretty nice screen and a less useful keyboard.
This version takes the exact same premise including the quirky kickstand on the back and inflates the screen size to 13 inches.
The display on the 13 inch model has a 2560 by 1440 pixel resolution.
And it's powered by a quad core Intel atom processor coupled with 4 gigabytes of ram.
This is almost the exact same look as the ten inch model with double the ram.
So once again, don't expect miracles.
Seemly HD videos works great and so will the occasional tablet family games.
The storage capacity has been doubled to 64 gigs.
And you can pop in a micro sd card for a bit of extra room.
The hinge on this model is almost identical.
Push this button on the rear and it will pop out, allowing you to prop the device up at any angle.
There is, once again, a hole for a hook so you can hang your tablet.
I still have no idea why you'd want to hang your tablet, but it doesn't hurt.
The battery in the hinge is here and Lenova claims you can see up to 15 hours of battery life.
The keyboard is once again bundled in, and it connects via Bluetooth.
It's rather thin, but the keys offer a fair bit of travel distance, so typing still feels comfortable, and their wide spaces keys too, so it feels just right for my, admittedly, giant hands.
The touchpad is serviceable, but I prefer sticking to the touch screen in this case.
Unfortunately, like the ten inch version, the keyboard connects to the tablet by way of really weak magnets.
It'll stay in place when you've got the device sitting on a table, but try to move it or pick it up, and it'll fall right off.
Which kind of defeats the purpose of letting the two connect in the first place.
It's also supposed to double as a cover.
But once again, the weak magnets just make me nervous about carrying it at all.
So this is as expected, just a larger version of the 10 inch Lenovo Yoga tablet 2 with Windows.
But that 10 inch size was key.
You were getting a good screen, and while the keyboard wasn't very useful, it was still pretty easy to tote around, and it was at a bargain price.
This 13 inch model is just a little too big to use comfortably and at $600, it's not nearly the bargain its smaller sibling is.
You're gonna be better off sticking with the ten inch model or paying a little bit more and getting something like the Surface Pro 3 instead.
I'm Nate Ralf, thanks for watching.
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