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    Wednesday
    Oct222014

    The Giz Wiz, Week of Oct 23rd 2014, Show # 1491

    Three new gadgets I found at the GetGeeked Event in NYC.

    Lenovo's Yoga Tablet 2 Pro offers some very new features. 

    At the GetGeeked Event in New York mid-October I stopped by the Lenovo booth to see what was new. When they mentioned a new tablet, I said: “Please, let it be different from all the other new tablets coming out.” Turns out, it is. The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro (which runs Android 4.4 KitKat) has one the biggest screens available. It’s a 13.3” QHD (2560x1440) display. It’s powered by the newest Intel Atom Z3745 processor and has 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a microSD slot to add up to 64GB more. There are two cameras; a 1.6MP unit on the front and an 8MP unit on the rear. There’s a ‘tube’ along the bottom of the device that packs many new, unique features. First there’s a healthy 9,600-mAh battery that Lenovo says will run the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro for up to 15 hours. Then there’s a built-in Pico projector for displaying your favorite movies, sales presentation, etc. -- up to a 50” on a darkened surface. (Battery life drops to about 3 hours when using it in projector mode.) To enhance your sound experience the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro has an 8W JBL speaker system (two 1.5W front-facing speakers plus a 5W subwoofer built into the back.) Weighing in at 2.09-lb, it still has Lenovo’s Stand, Tilt, and Hold modes, but now there’s a new “Hang” mode to mount the device on a wall. For connectivity there’s 802.11n and Bluetooth 4.0. There’s also optional LTE wireless. The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro will launch in late October for $499 (without LTE) and will be available from Lenovo.com and Best Buy.

    Giz Wiz Video: http://youtu.be/tOvRaYKfZCA

    More info: 

    http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/tablets/lenovo/yoga-tablet-series/yoga-tablet-2-pro/

    See or hear this show: www.twit.tv/giz1491 

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