Lenovo has updated its line of Yoga Android tablets and launched the Yoga 2 and Yoga 2 Pro models. With its 13.3-inch QHD display the latter is neither the smallest nor lightest tablet but sounds like a great option for image viewing and media consumption in general. It also comes with a built-in Pico Projector with WVGA (854x480 pixels) resolution that can project an image with a diameter of up to 50 inches on a smooth surface. The projector is located in the for the Yoga line characteristic rounded base that also houses the device's battery pack. 

The specifications of the audio components sound quite impressive as well. The Yoga 2 Pro has two front large-chamber speakers with 1.5W output each on board and there is an additional 5W rear JBL subwoofer to create a total 8W surround system.

Pico projector in the Yoga 2 Pro's base
On the back there is a 8MP camera.

In terms of design the Yoga 2 Pro follows closely in the footsteps of the previous generation and sports the same integrated kick stand and round base we have seen on the original Yoga models. However, in addition to holding the device in your hand or place it on a surface using the kick stand you can now also hang it up which could be useful in the kitchen or other environments where surfaces might be dirty. The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro will retail for approximately $500 but no information on availability has been given yet. 

Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro key specifications:

  • 13.3-inch IPS QHD display (2560x1440 pixels)
  • Quad-core Intel Atom Z3745 (up to 1.86GHz) processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB built-in storage
  • microSD-slot
  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • 8MP f2.2 rear camera
  • 1.6MP front camera
  • Pico Projector, WVGA (854x480) resolution, 40-50 Lumen
  • 333 x 223 x 3.7-12.6 mm
  • 950g

Along with the Pro version Lenovo also launched the Yoga Tablet 2 which comes in 8 and 10-inch sizes but a lower screen resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. The standard models feature the same design with the same kick stand, rounded base and hang mode as the Pro model and the internal components, including CPU and RAM, are largely identical as well.

However, the Yoga Tablet 2 has a smaller storage capacity at 16GB and has to make do without the Pro models rear subwoofer and projector. Both tablets are available with either Google's Android 4.4.4 or Windows 8.1, so users can pick their favorite operating system. 

Yoga Tablet hang mode
Optional keyboards are available.