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The Tablet Projector, ever heard of it? I’m very skeptical about all tablets and their usefulness in day-to-day life. To me, most tablets are just another screen to look at what your other screens already tell you.

Well, what about a tablet that’s doing something different. A tablet that combines your other screens and makes them into one. This is where Lenovo has taken tablets to the next level with their brand new tablet projector, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro.

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When you first look at the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro, you might think, “Damn, that’s big”. Which is true. It’s bigger than my laptop. But does size matter? No. It doesn’t matter no matter what people tell you…or say. When it comes down to it boosting its 13.3 inch screen with 2560 x 1440 pixel density this machine looks beautiful. The colors pop and the detail is sharp.

Tablet ? Projector ? Why not Both?

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The thing that sets this tablet apart from the rest is its built-in Pico Projector. This allows you to hold office presentations, show videos, or watch movies at home, it eliminates the need of a TV. You also have the option of watching TV on the ceiling while laying in bed…that’s a long night of Netflix.

The quality of the projector is ok, it’s very viewable but it’s just not bright enough for me. With a projected screen size of 50” it still looks great in a dark room. You can focus the picture and it automatically adjusts the angle of the screen, allowing you to experience a proper proportionate screen size.

Although the screen looks wonderful, the interface is kind of a mess. Taking aspects from other tablets such as folders sound great, but in reality it’s not. You can’t customize the folders and you need multiple pages to fit all the widgets you want to your liking. This makes the screen look to busy with too much going on, which makes it too hard to find everything quickly.

More Play, Less Work

You would think gaming on a big screen would be better but in actuality it’s not. It’s hard to reach buttons at the right time and it also becomes very uncomfortable after a while because of the weight if you’re holding it. With such genres like racing or shooters, this becomes a real issue considering you can’t play these games while it’s resting on the desk.

Shot courtesy of Lenovo

Shot courtesy of Lenovo

As far as functionality goes the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro has it’s ups and downs. On one hand, It has a pop out stand that makes it easy to position however you like whether it’s on the table or hanging on the wall. The speakers sound great, it has a great long-lasting battery, and the camera looks beautiful. On the other hand, for normal day-to-day life, it’s heavy. Weighing in at 2.09 lbs you’ll get tired holding this beast.

The Verdict

The tablet does some things very well and then some things not very well. The things it does well such as having a useful projector, crisp speakers, and great battery make it worthwhile getting. For what people will buy and use this tablet for, it’s a great product. Taking into account the price, it can save you buying a TV, and a computer. You’ll be able to type documents, show presentations, watch movies, and use a tablet as regular tablets are used. Lenovo is on the right track for sure with this one, overall you won’t be disappointed with this tablet. For someone who’s skeptical, this tablet passes my skepticism.

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