Several versions of the second generation have entered the market at once. This is, as before, a version with an 8- and 10.1-inch display. In addition to Android, a version with Windows has been added. As before, there are options with and without mobile Internet support, but now in addition to 3G there is also LTE. Well, of course, two options, depending on the amount of internal memory. All of them are united by a single filling and a well-known case design. The main emphasis here is on improving the filling, it concerns speed and the screen, but more on that in more detail.
Description and features of the tablet
General style With the exception of the previously mentioned metal stand, the tablet is made of a little rough to the touch plastic, which is scratched quickly enough. The main part of the body remained thin and flat, moderate pressure in almost any place leads to the short-term appearance of colored spots on the screen. Therefore, the overall rigidity of the structure deserves only a satisfactory rating.
On the front panel of Yoga Tablet 2 8 there is a glossy protective coating. It reduces usability in the sun, and it often has to be cleaned from fingerprints and dust.
The Windows 8.1 operating system with Bing search is supplemented by an annual license for Microsoft Office 365. Many will prefer the Windows version of the tablet just because of the greater functionality of this operating system: Android devices are designed more for information consumption (watching movies, reading news and so on). Windows to a greater extent allows not only to consume, but also to create new ones. Even considering the fact that WUXGA resolution is not well suited for an 8-inch screen diagonal. Below we will talk about this in more detail.
Set of physical ports, as well as wireless communications very limited. A single micro-USB connector is used for charging and data transfer. Dual-band WiFi 802.11 b / g / n is fast and long-range. We did not notice any problems with the WiFi connection during the testing process, although some users complained about unstable communication in the English and Russian-language forums.
For communication over short distances, there is Bluetooth 4.0. NFC no. Locating using the built-in GPS adapter is relatively accurate.
Camera. Test photos
The monitored tablet has two cameras with a working resolution of 8 megapixels and 1.6 megapixels.
Both the working resolution and the quality of the used photographic sensors significantly exceeds the framework typical for most tablets. Both cameras provide a pleasant color reproduction and good sharpness in the center of the frame (the edges are slightly blurry). Viewing pictures in full resolution on a decent monitor or TV instantly reveals a certain amount of digital noise and JPEG compression artifacts, but everything looks fine on the screen of the tablet itself.
Thus, the front 1.6-megapixel camera is quite suitable for self-portraits or video conversations, and the main one is for shooting documents or important events when there is no smartphone or camera at hand.
- Communication: Wi-Fi 4G LTE
- OS: Android 4.4 KitKat
- Screen: 8 ″, Full HD (1920 x 1200), 283 ppi, IPS 16M colors. Smart display
- Camera: 8 MP (up to 3264 x 2448), autofocus, panoramic mode, video (1080p 30 fps), 1.6 MP front camera
- Memory: 2 GB RAM, 16 GB of internal flash array, microSD slot up to 64 GB
- Processor: 4-core Intel Atom Z3745 with a frequency of 1.33 GHz
- Communications: USB 2.0 (USB On The Go is supported), Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n (DLNA), Wi-Fi Direct
- Battery: 6400 mAh (cylindrical cells)
- Dimensions, weight: 210 x 149 x 7 mm, 419 g
- Price: from 16 990 rubles (for Wi-Fi LTE version)
- Start of sales: November 2014
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10 has generally inherited the design from the first generation. It is well recognized, and until now, models with cylindrical batteries based on Android and the same location of the main filling did not appear.
Speaking of dimensions, and more precisely, about the thickness, here it varies from an average of 7 mm in the main part to 2 cm on a cylindrical thickening.
Video: We disassemble Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2
The approach to the design and shape of the case here is non-standard. over, here it is not just the task of designers to stand out at all costs against competitors, this form has also been practical to use.
Such a thickening is somewhat reminiscent of a half of a magazine bent into a tube, and it is more convenient to hold this tablet in your hands precisely in a portrait arrangement. In this position, a good grip is provided.
Like the first version of Yoga, a hinged leg hides in the cylinder. But the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10 engineers went further, the turning angle was increased by 90 degrees, along with this was added a hole in the center. This decision, as conceived by the engineers, will allow the tablet to hang on the wall. You can fix it in the kitchen. controlling recipes, hang it in the garage. to read manuals and instructions, fix it in front of you. having received the likeness of a TV. You can come up with many directions.
Surely, the question arises: is it possible, simply armed with a drill and a drill, to do this trick on the first generation? Of course, you can even drill a hole, not just one, but there will not allow you to hang it on the wall with a restriction in the angle of rotation of the legs.
A protective cap is hidden under the cover, hiding the microSD and SIM connectors (in our version, this compartment is deaf). In the first generation, compartments were on the corner of a foot niche.
The design of the power button beats the cylinder, it is round, there is a white backlight on the edges. Slightly higher is the micro USB connector and volume rocker.
An audio jack is output on the opposite side.
The correct location for the speakers was chosen, they are paired here, they are aimed at the user, the holes are displayed on the front of the cylinder.
There is a question about the location of the front camera of the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10. It is located in the center of the small face. When placed on the desktop in the “frame” position, you have to change the angle of the screen to the user, or shift relative to the tablet. The upper bound would be logical. The current position will be convenient only for portrait orientation.
The main camera is located on the cylinder closer to the power button. Here you also have to intercept the tablet for the block with the display. The camera unit itself does not protrude above the surface of the case, an LED flash is not provided.
The body of the tablet is made of plastic. Here, it is qualitatively disguised as metal, it is unambiguous to answer which material is difficult, especially at the first meeting. The lid of the tablet has a texture coating, which ensures that there are no problems with slipping out of your hands, as well as hiding fingerprints.
The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10 is built perfectly, there are no complaints about the build quality.
recently, the Chinese giant Lenovo has released a new line of Yoga Tablet 2. The hero of the review was the youngest model in the maximum performance. Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 8 LTE.
The manufacturer does not skimp on the official website flattering words about his brainchild. As you might guess, the main highlight and at the same time, the advantage of Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 8 LTE is the ability to use the tablet in various modes.
However, in other respects it looks attractive. The gadget boasts a high-quality Full HD screen, productive hardware and capacious battery.
Together, this gives hope for maximum functionality and convenience of the tablet. Well, as things really are, we will try to find out during the review.
Performance Yoga Tablet 2 8
The tablet is equipped with an Intel Atom Z3745 processor. All four cores operate at frequencies from 1.33 to 1.86 GHz, depending on the current temperature and load. Despite the presence of 4 processing cores, this processor is incorrect to compare with chips of other series (Core i7, Core Quad, and so on), since it is focused on saving energy and sacrifices everything for this.
The central processor has an integrated graphics core HD Graphics (4 universal shader processors). It is capable of hardware-based video decoding, as well as cope with the simplest 3D games at low settings for picture detail. There is no dedicated video card in the tablet, this would increase energy consumption too and increase the dimensions. (Although isolated examples, like Razer Fiona, are still there).
User data is stored on a 32 gigabyte flash memory module. A significant part of this volume is occupied by the operating system. There is also quite a bit of RAM: out of 2 GB, Windows will take up at least a third, plus at least a hundred megabytes a graphic accelerator (which does not have its own memory).
In general, such a configuration will be enough for all simple tasks, including communication on social networks, watching movies and TV shows.
Benchmark results are given below. Yoga Tablet 2 8 looks good against competitors with similar computing components.
Dell Venue 8 Pro Intel Atom Z3740D, Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 32 GB eMMC Flash
The built-in 32-gigabyte flash memory module provides good performance, sometimes even ahead of the competition. but still lagging behind at times the performance of more high-end SSDs.