Lenovo has a wide variety of tablets to offer in the U.S. The Yoga Tablet 2, Yoga Tablet 2 Pro, ThinkPad Helix (2nd gen) and the just announced ThinkPad 10 are currently some best Lenovo tablets.
Here is a comparison of a few features of these tablets.
Both the Android and Windows version of Yoga Tablet 2 sport a 10.1-inch IPS LED LCD touch display with 1920 by 1200 pixel resolution. Lenovo also offers an 8-inch version of the Yoga Tablet 2 running Android as well as the Windows platform.
The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro comes with a 13.3-inch IPS LED LCD touch display with 2560 by 1440 pixel resolution.
The ThinkPad Helix (2nd gen) includes a 11.6-inch multi touch display with 1,920 by 1,080 pixel resolution.
The ThinkPad 10 also offers a generous 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1920 by 1200 pixels and PPI of 224.
The Yoga Tablet 2 is powered by a 1.3 GHz Intel Atom Z3745 processor and 2 GB of RAM. The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro also houses an Intel Atom Z3745 Processor and 2 GB of RAM.
A 2.00 GHz Intel Core M-5Y10c processor and 4 GB RAM powers the ThinkPad Helix (2nd gen).
The ThinkPad 10 makes use of an Intel Atom Z8500 chip or a more potent Atom Z8700 processor. These are 64-bit chips using 14nm node process of Intel.
The Yoga Tablet 2 device is available with Android 4.4 KitKat as well as Windows 8.1 with Bing. Unlike the Yoga Tablet 2, the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro is available only with Android 4.4 KitKat.
The ThinkPad Helix (2nd gen) tablet is available in Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 Pro options, with no Android version of the tablet offered by Lenovo.
The latest tablet from Lenovo, the ThinkPad 10 will be the first in the world to be marketed as a Windows 10 tablet.
A powerful 9,600 mAh battery powers the Yoga Tablet 2, which can last for up to 15 hours.
The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro also comes packed with a 9,600 mAh battery that allows for 15 hours of usage.
The ThinkPad Helix (2nd gen) comes with a 35 Wh battery that offers eight hours of productivity without the keyboard.
The ThinkPad 10 is fitted with a 32Wh battery.
The Yoga Tablet 2 packs in a 1.6 MP front camera and an 8 MP rear-facing camera. Similar to the Yoga Tablet 2, the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro also includes a 1.6 MP front camera and an 8 MP rear-facing camera.
The ThinkPad Helix (2nd gen) is not meant for people who want to use it for taking a lot of high quality pictures as the tablet packs in a 2 MP front-facing camera and a 5 MP rear-facing camera.
Just like the ThinkPad Helix (2nd gen), the both the 10.1-inch and the 11.6-inch models include a 2 MP front camera and a 5 MP rear-facing camera.
The primary clicker of the ThinkPad 10 is a 5MP camera while the fron-facing one is just a 1.3MP.
The ThinkPad Helix (2nd gen) also has options for two keyboards: the Ultrabook keyboard and the Ultrabook Pro keyboard.
Lenovo does not offer optional keyboards for the Yoga Tablet 2 and the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro.
In terms of keyboard accessories, the ThinkPad 10 can be used with a Folio Keyboard and an Ultrabook Keyboard that both sell for around $110 to $120.
The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro has a starting price of $449.99.
The price of Lenovo ThinkPad Kelix (2nd gen) starts at $999.99. The price for the optional Ultrabook keyboard and the Ultrabook Pro keyboard is additional.
The Yoga Tablet 2 (Android and Windows) and the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro may be an ideal option for price-conscious people who are looking for a small tablet with basic usage. However, customers who can spend extra cash and who are looking for an optional keyboard or replacement for their laptop may prefer the ThinkPad Helix (2nd gen) or the MIIX 2, which have options for detachable keyboards.
The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro is also the first tablet that has a built-in projector, a feature that may attract many customers.
The Lenovo ThinkPad 10 will be available summer of 2015 across the globe with a sticker price of $549.
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