The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 AnyPen with Windows is a great device. Far and away, the Yoga design is the best of any tablet in the Atom class. The kickstand proves useful and versatile, and it’s solidly constructed. On top of that, it performs well and a top-of-the-line battery life. Oh, and it ships with a year of Office 365 and little bloatware.
Lenovo is leaning on the AnyPen feature in marketing this Yoga Tablet 2. Really it’s just gravy. That is, it’s a nice feature to have, and we had a lot of fun stabbing the screen, but it’s not necessary. Eliminate it and the above-mentioned strengths are more than enough to secure our praises.
Potential buyers should be aware of its limitations though, which are inherent in the device class. It lacks ports and internal storage, and best functions as a tablet. A Bluetooth keyboard goes a long way to making it more productive, but wired accessories and external displays will require a handful of adapters and splitters.
Lenovo is selling the 8-inch tablet for $300 as of this writing, with a 10-inch unit available for $400. The 8-inch unit is worth that much, even though there are cheaper Atom tablets. Refurbished Dell Venue 8 Pros are available for as little as $150, and have similar processor, memory, and storage specs. It’s the Yoga design that makes Lenovo’s the superior device.
- Great design and build
- Top-notch battery performance
- AnyPen and fun and useful addition
- Limited port selection
- Could use more internal storage
The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 AnyPen with Windows is a great device with best-in-class design, excellent battery, and decent performance.