A big tablet with a tiny built-in projector
A big tablet with a tiny built-in projector
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A big tablet with a tiny built-in projector

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High end tablets are depending more on fancy features like fingerprint scanners and 3D cameras in order to stand out from the crowd. This unique Lenova model does one better with the built in projector. I'm Xiomara Blaco for CNET and this is the first look at the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro. This big 12.2 incher busts many conventional tablet design trends however, if your familiar with some of Lenovo's previous models it'll look familiar. It sports a chunky rounded spine that makes holding it in one hand easy. Though at a little over two pounds, it's a bit heavy. To alleviate this problem, it has a rear stand, like last year's line of android-based yoga tablets. But this one has a handy button that helps it pop up. You can tilt the stand at various angles and position it in various ways. The addition of a stand makes activities like typing on. Screen. Or watching video even easier. Since it's so large, it's not exactly the tablet you want to take on the go. However, it's most unique feature may inspire you to do so anyway. The projector is located on one end of the spine opposite of the power button. To turn it on, there's a dedicated button next to it. But you can also use the Quick Settings menu to do so. There's a slider button to adjust focus and. Though it's 854 by 580 resolution isnt HD quality. It still looks sharp. It can display an image up to 50 inches and obviously it looks better against a white backdrop in a dark room. It's still worth mentioning that the tablet screen itself isn't too shabby but the 2560 by 1440 pixel resolution. The nobel equipped the yoga tablet 2 pro with a pair of front facing 8 watt speakers powered by Dolby. They're surprisingly loud and crisp at high volumes. You can also use the Dolby app to optimize sound depending on what you're listening to. Performance wise, the tablet runs smoothly for most tasks. Thanks to its 2 gigabytes of RAM, switching between apps is quick even if large apps are open in the background or if taking full advantage of the multi window ability. Some of the bigger games that are meant to be enjoyed on a smaller handheld console are a bit awkward to play. Though they launch fast and run smoothly. Running on Android 4.4 KitKat the Yoga tab 2 features an oversimplified scan that I'm not very fond of. My biggest gripe is that it lacks an app tray. Instead your apps are placed into predetermined categories that you can't edit. Additionally. Widgets take up a lot of space, and you can't fit many on one screen, requiring you to make a lot of home pages to accommodate them. Lastly, it features a pull down menu for accessing notifications, and a separate swipe up menu to access quick settings. Most tablets just use one. The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro is a rare bird. It's hard to compare it to anything else, because the inclusion of a projector and capable speakers make it a quirky portable home entertainment system. For all the details, make sure to read my full review. Again, I'm Nemar Blanco, and this has been a first look at the Lenovo Yoga tablet 2 Pro. [MUSIC]

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