MWC 2021 | Lenovo finally announces international pricing and availability for the Yoga Tab 13
Lenovo has unveiled the Yoga Tab 13 at MWC 2021 - even though it is already technically on the market in the form of the Yoga Pad Pro in China. Then again, this new international variant runs Android 11 in place of the ZUI found on its alternative counterpart. Accordingly, it comes pre-loaded with a host of productivity- or entertainment-focused apps, Google Drive, One, Assistant, Kids Space and YouTube included.
Then again, the Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 has re-launched with a 2160x1350 16:10 panel with Dolby Vision and a TÜV Eye Care certification. It is rated for up to 400 nits of brightness and 100% of the sRGB color-space, although it is still just 60Hz in terms of refresh rate.
Nevertheless, Lenovo has outfitted the new Yoga Tab with a special and possibly enterprise-friendly feature: HDMI-out via a miniature port for this connection (and the necessary cable in the box). Therefore, it can be hooked up to a PC such as a ThinkPad as a secondary 13-inch display. Otherwise, its up-to-30W USB type-C charging port also supports the DisplayPort 1.4 mode.
As a standalone tablet, it has a potentially premium finish, with quad speakers and a partially Alcantara-clad rear panel. An in-built kickstand that also doubles as a hanger-tab may make it more amenable to placement anywhere within the home or home office.
Then again, it may have one major drawback for remote-working potential buyers, which is the lack of a fingerprint reader, although there is Face Unlock via its 8MP+TOF front-facing sensors. For those who care less about multiple biometrics, Lenovo has now confirmed plans to release this new Yoga Tab in July 2021 at the earliest, for a price starting at US$679.99 for its 8GB RAM/128GB internal storage base SKU.
Lenovo Press Release