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Lenovo belatedly starts selling the Yoga Tab 13, an Android tablet that can double as a secondary display

The Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 is an Android tablet that supports HDMI input. (Image source: Lenovo)
The Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 is an Android tablet that supports HDMI input. (Image source: Lenovo)
Lenovo has finally started selling the Yoga Tab 13, its 13-inch Android tablet with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC. The US$680 tablet can also be utilised as a second display with a laptop or a console like the Nintendo Switch.

It has taken Lenovo a while, but it has finally started selling the Yoga Tab 13 in more markets. The company already sells the tablet as the Yoga Pad Pro in China, where it has been available since May. Lenovo then announced the Yoga Pad Pro as the Yoga Tab 13 at MWC 2021 in June.

Initially, Lenovo stated that the Yoga Tab 13 would be available from July starting at US$679.99. While the price has remained the same, its global release slipped somewhat. Nonetheless, the Yoga Tab 13 is available to order now from Lenovo and third-party retailers like Best Buy.

To recap, the Yoga Tab 13 has a Snapdragon 870 SoC, 8 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128 GB of storage, all acceptable specifications if it were an upper-midrange smartphone. However, the tablet also offers a 13-inch IPS display that resolves at 2,160 x 1,350 pixels and 60 Hz. Lenovo has integrated a kickstand too, along with a micro HDMI port that supports HDCP 1.4. Hence, you can use the Yoga Tab 13 as a second display with a laptop or even a Nintendo Switch, for example.

The Yoga Tab 13 ships now with Android 11. Lenovo has not confirmed when the tablet will see Android 12 though, nor how years of support it will receive. Since the tablet runs Android 11 rather than Chrome OS, updates are in Lenovo's hands, not Google's.

(Image source: Lenovo)
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Alex Alderson, 2021-09- 3 (Update: 2021-09- 3)