Lenovo announces three new Yoga tablets powered by Windows, Android

Three new Lenovo tablets land with (depending on your choice) Windows and Android. The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro also has an in-built pico-projector.
Written by Zack Whittaker, Contributor
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NEW YORK — One is never enough. Or two. Which is why Lenovo just unveiled three new tablets.

The Chinese electronics giant on Thursday unveiled its latest trifecta of tablet technology, in the form of the premium Yoga Tablet 2 Pro, and also the Yoga Tablet 2, which can run either Windows or Android. 

The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro comes with a 13-inch form-factor QHD display, with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. The tablet comes with an Intel Atom processor and the Android operating system as standard. It also includes a kickstand to prop up the tablet in display mode. 

The high-end tablet includes an 8-megapixel rear camera and 32GB internal storage, which can be expanded to 64GB with a microSD card. It also lasts for 15 hours on battery life, depending on whether you have the 4G model or not.

But what sets this apart is the embedded pico-processor that can project an image of up to 50-inches in size.

The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro will be available at Lenovo's online store in October, starting at $499.

But Lenovo didn't stop there.

Lenovo also dished the details on its next creation: a tablet you can have with either Windows or Android, depending on your requirements.

The Yoga Tablet 2 lands in two sizes, an 8-inch display model and a 10-inch display model. The company said the two tablets, which are nearly identical, land with Intel Atom processors, 2GB of memory, and 16GB in internal storage (up to 64GB with a microSD card).

Actor Ashton Kutcher is said to have been involved in the Yoga development process.
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Also included is one micro-USB port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. 

Each device comes with an 8-megapixel rear camera with auto-focus, and a 1.6-megapixel high-definition front camera for video calls. Users can expect up to 18 hours of battery power on a single charge.

The only major difference is the operating system.

The Windows version has twice the storage at 32GB, and ships with a free one-year subscription to Office 365. Also, the 10-inch Windows model includes a Bluetooth keyboard cover.

Lenovo's Yoga Tablet 2 running Android comes in at $249 for the 8-inch model, and $299 for the 10-inch model.

The Windows-based model is slightly pricier at $299 and $399 for the respectively sized models.

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