The Buyer's Guide

Find it, buy it and tell us how you really feel.

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro

from  $1999+
72
Global
Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
72

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Summary

You could say the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro is the best at what it does, except it's the only product that does what it does. The Tablet 2 Pro is a gadget unicorn: a tablet with a kickstand and a projector so you watch your videos in one of two ways. But being the best in a category of one doesn't mean it's great.

At first glance it's an appealing device, with a "sleek" body that Laptop Magazine finds "stunning" while PC Mag says the aluminum finish gives it "a nice business-like aesthetic." You'll want it to look nice, given that you're unlikely to be moving it around much: CNET calls it very "bottom heavy" and Ars Technica found it "huge." Though PC Mag says "the weight feels reasonably comfortable in the hand," PC World notes that "its size will eventually become an issue" as it doesn't easily fit in messenger bags or purses. The battery life doesn't fare much better for portability, with Laptop Magazine noting a run time "shorter than the average slate" and Ars Technica says it just "fails" at being efficient. But considering what the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro can do over other slates, CNET feels the battery life is pretty "long" and PC Mag finds it "reasonable."

The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro is intended as a media consumption device, and for that purpose it's gifted with a display Laptop Magazine calls "gorgeous" and PC Mag finds "roomy, tack-sharp, and bright." But it's the projector that's the real draw here, a "gimmick" that Ars Technica found "works as advertised" with image quality that Laptop Magazine says isn't "the best" but PC Mag believes it at least "looked good in a suitably dark room."

The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro is a device designed with a very specific use case in mind. If you just need a media tablet there are plenty of better options out there. But if you like the idea of being able to throw whatever you're watching up on a wall at a whim, the Tablet 2 Pro isn't a disappointment.

Scores

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

User Reviews

70
adisan
Super cool:Gorgeous screenVery practical stand, it's a big tablet you don't...read more
Write a Review
 
73
Average Critic Score

Features

76
 

Display

83
 

Durability

80
 

Portability (size / weight)

60
 

Storage capacity

60
 

Design and form factor

77
 

Ease of use

70
 

Battery life

67
 

How It Stacks Up

82

Engadget

82
 

Critic

88
 

User

83
 

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

Not yet scored
 

User

Not yet scored
 
82

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

80
 

User

90
 
74

Engadget

74
 

Critic

74
 

User

81
 
Similar Products

How It Stacks Up

82

Engadget

82
 

Critic

88
 

User

83
 

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

Not yet scored
 

User

Not yet scored
 
82

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

80
 

User

90
 
74

Engadget

74
 

Critic

74
 

User

81
 
Video

Related Video

The Future of Ray Tracing

The Future of Ray Tracing

Posted   04.16.18

The Latest

ear iconeye icontext filevr