Unlike most tablets, the Yoga Table 2 10 features a cylindrical grip that runs along the bottom (in landscape orientation). This design provides a magazine-like reading experience in portrait mode, as well as room for a bigger battery and a place to hide the hinge for the device’s kickstand. However, this versatility comes at the cost of increased size and weight.
When combined with its keyboard, the Yoga Tablet 2 10’s weight jumps to 2.06 pounds, although that’s still less than the Nextbook (2.97-pounds) and Transformer Pad T200 (3.2 pounds) when docked with their keyboards.
Keyboard and Touchpad
The Yoga Tablet 2 10 comes with a detachable Bluetooth keyboard that Lenovo says doubles as a cover. In practice, however, it doesn’t do this very well. The keyboard attaches to the tablet with magnets, but its grip is so weak the keyboard often slides off, which makes using the tablet and keyboard on your lap more of a dream than a reality.
When it comes to actually using the keyboard, the keys have a somewhat shallow travel distance of 1.4 millimeters and a more standard actuation weight of 63 grams. That, combined with the cramped layout, meant it took some time for me to get used to typing on Lenovo’s detachable keyboard.
At 3 x 1.6 inches, the touchpad on the bottom of the keyboard is tiny. It’s fine for using two fingers to scroll through Web pages, which works well, but there’s just not enough room for much else. I also noticed that after a period of inactivity, there would sometimes be a second of lag from the keyboard and touchpad as it woke up from sleep.
Since the keyboard runs off its own battery, when it runs low you’ll have to recharge it using the microUSB port on the right side.
With its bright, 10.1-inch screen and superwide viewing angles, the Yoga Tablet 2 10 is great for watching movies or shows. However, like with many tablets, outdoor viewing can be challenging.
Outstanding battery life; Included Bluetooth keyboard; Loud stereo speakers; Bright screen
Awkward kickstand; Detachable keyboard has a weak grip
Lenovo’s Yoga Tablet 2 10-inch with Windows is a solid tablet with superb battery life and a handy Bluetooth keyboard, making it a good choice for work and play.