Lenovo's latest 13-inch Android tablet doubles as a portable monitor

Shawn Knight

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Why it matters: Lenovo has a new Android tablet in the pipeline in the Yoga Tab 13. It checks all the usual boxes but the real talking points are its kickstand and external monitor capabilities. Will these features be enough to help the slate stand out from the sea of existing tablets already on the market?

Versatility is the name of the game with Lenovo’s latest Android tablet.

The Yoga Tab 13 packs a 13-inch (2,160 x 1,350) LTPS LCD display boasting a 60Hz refresh rate and 400 nits of brightness that’s powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 870 octa-core processor alongside 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of onboard storage. The 10,000 mAh battery supplies up to 12 hours of video playback and it ships running Android 11 out of the box.

The stainless steel kickstand features an anti-fingerprint coating and is designed to enable multiple modes of use for hands-free viewing. You can even use the kickstand as a hanger to dangle the device from, say, a door hook.

Lenovo’s latest can also function as a portable secondary display; simply connect it to your laptop via the included micro-HDMI to USB cable to get up and running.

The Wi-Fi 6 certified Yoga Tab 13 is offered in black with Alcantara trim and tips the scales at 830g (1.83 pounds). Lenovo’s press release only mentions EMEA pricing and availability (starting at €799 including VAT this month) although in reaching out to Lenovo, our PR contact confirmed it'll be available in North America in July starting at $679.99.

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NeoMorpheus

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If Lenovo becomes more responsive and diligent with updates and upgrades, I will seriously consider it, instead of a Galaxy Tab.
 

Bullwinkle M

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This should be a standard feature on all tablets.
What "feature" is that?

The ability to hang from a door ?

The ability to run all day ?

The ability to use a kickstand ?

The ability to become a secondary display ?

The ability to what what what ?

What are you saying ???
 

madboyv1

Posts: 1,713   +632
What "feature" is that?

The ability to hang from a door ?

The ability to run all day ?

The ability to use a kickstand ?

The ability to become a secondary display ?

The ability to what what what ?

What are you saying ???
Considering the title of the piece explicitly mentions being able to be used as a portal secondary display, I'd hazard to guess that eforce meant that specifically. The rest of what you listed could be construed to come with the territory of being an additional, standalone display.