Lenovo’s Yoga tablet is well known for packing weird yet practical designs. Its latest offering, the newly launched Lenovo Yoga Pad Pro, is no exception.
First leaked in 2020 as the Yoga X, the tablet made its official debut in China this week. It is with half-covered in Alcantara — a soft-touch fabric that Microsoft also uses on its Surface series. It also packs the customary bulbous spine that houses the two ports on either end and main JBL-tuned speakers.
A 13-inch 2,160 x 1,350 LCD resides up front. The panel also supports HDR10, Dolby Vision, features 100% sRGB coverage, and packs up to 400 nits of brightness. This will make it an interesting laptop sidekick, a notion Lenovo seemingly supports. The tablet equips a micro HDMI port, turning it into an external screen on demand for your laptop or Nintendo Switch.
It’s a powerful tablet in its own right. The Lenovo Yoga Pad Pro packs a Snapdragon 870 SoC, 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage. A 10,200mAh battery powers the lot, but this does mean the tablet tips the scales at a hefty 830 grams.
There’s also a single front-facing 8MP camera on the Yoga Pad Pro for meetings and impromptu selfies and a ToF sensor alongside it for authentication.
Lenovo Yoga Pad Pro is now available to pre-order for $517, with general availability kicking off at the end of May. As for global availability, there’s no word if or when the Yoga Pad Pro will make its way to other markets.