Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 releae date, price and specs

At its big launch event in London Lenovo announced a range of new Yoga Tablet 2 tablets including a Windows 8 model and a 13in Yoga Tablet 2 Pro version with a built-in projector. Here's what you need to know about the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 range including release date, price and specs. See alsoThe best tablets of 2014 UK.

The new Yoga Tablet 2 devices might look very similar to last year's Yoga Tablet models but Lenovo has made a number of upgrades and improvements. There's also a wider choice of sizes and prices. Lenovo also announced the Yoga Pro 3 laptop.

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 and Yoga Tablet Pro: Price and release date

The Yoga Tablet 2 with Windows 10in models will be available in late October, UK pricing TBC. The 8in model will be available on www.lenovo.com in November. The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro will be available at the end of October.

With all the different sizes and operating systems, there are a total of six different Yoga Tablet 2 devices to choose from. Below is a list of the starting pricing for each. Unfortunately we only have most of the the prices in dollars but we'll update this to pounds when we find out UK details.

•    Yoga Tablet 2 8in - $249
•    Yoga Tablet 2 10in - $299
•    Yoga Tablet 2 Pro (13in only) - £449
•    Yoga Tablet 2 with Windows 8in - $279
•    Yoga Tablet 2 with Windows 10in - $399

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 and Yoga Tablet Pro: Specs and features

Before we delve into the specs of all these tablets, it's worth highlighting that the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro comes with a built-in projector which can show up to a 50in display on a wall.

Screen

No matter which 8- or 10in model you opt for in the Yoga Tablet 2 range, you'll get a Full HD screen resolution. However, if you opt for a 13in model then this jumps to QuadHD 2560 x 1440.

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro

Processor and RAM

Just like Tesco moved to Intel with the Hudl 2, the entire Yoga Tablet 2 range is powered by an Intel Atom Z3745 quad-core processor which clocks up to 1.86 GHz. There's 2 GB across the board apart.

Storage

Every Yoga Tablet 2 has a microSD card slot which can take up to 64 GB cards. In terms of internal storage, you'll get different amounts depending on which model you go for. The 8in Tablet 2 comes with 16 GB but the 10in offers a choice of 32 GB, too. The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro comes with 32 GB as standard. Over on the Windows side, the 8- and 10in models come with 32 GB.

Other specs

Some of the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 models will come with optional Bluetooth keyboard covers and some will be available with 4G LTE connectivity. As before, there are stereo speakers but if you buy either 13in model you'll get 8W JBL sound system with subwoofer and Dolby sound. Lenovo also touts micro-HDMI, Intel WiDi and an 8 Mp rear camera for the Yoga Tablet 2.

Once again, Lenovo is making big claims on the battery life front with either 15 or 18 hours depending on the model.

The kickstand is still an integral part of the Yoga Tablet 2 design and is now larger and includes a new mode called 'hang' (there's a hole in the kickstand from which to hang the tablet).