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Lenovo Yoga X tablet teased, doubles as a portable monitor using a built-in HDMI port

The Lenovo Yoga X Android tablet features an HDMI port allowing it to be used as a portable monitor. (Image: Lenovo/Weibo)
The Lenovo Yoga X Android tablet features an HDMI port allowing it to be used as a portable monitor. (Image: Lenovo/Weibo)
Lenovo has teased what could be the rumored Yoga X tablet on its Weibo account with a very interesting new capability. The new tablet is pictured hooked up to a Nintendo Switch over an HDMI port allowing it to do double duty as a portable monitor.
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Portable monitors are quite similar in form factor to tablets, particularly the larger 12-inch variety. This appears to be the inspiration for the new Lenovo Yoga X tablet that has been teased by Lenovo China using its Weibo handle. Although it very much looks like it could just be a portable monitor, the post clearly reference’s Lenovo’s Yoga branding as well as ‘HDMI In’ highlighting what would be a unique, and very cool capability.

Clearly depicted in the image is a Nintendo Switch hooked up over HDMI via the Switch TV dock. Not only would the tablet appeal as a portable monitor in its own right for this purpose, but the fact that an HDMI In port has been baked into an Android tablet to allow it to do double duty in this way only adds to its appeal. It also fits in nicely with Lenovo’s branding theme for its ‘Yoga’ range of products, which lean on the idea that these devices have the flexibility to be used in a variety of ways.

No word yet on when the Lenovo Yoga X tablet will be released, its specs or its general availability. With Yoga branding, it does suggest a likely release outside the Chinese market. For anyone who has been looking for a portable monitor to use with their laptop, the Lenovo Yoga X could be a particularly appealing option if you are also keen on an Android tablet -- similarly if the reverse is true. It will be interesting to see how the market responds to the device.

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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2021-05- 6 (Update: 2021-05- 6)