Lenovo’s Yoga Pad Pro is a new 13-inch Android tablet that easily doubles as an external monitor. Gizmochina Reported, it will be available in China for 3,299 yuan (about $517) on May 31.
It’s not difficult to get most of the tablets on the market to work as a second monitor. but for the most part For example, Apple iPads can be used as external monitors with the built-in Sidecar feature, but only if you use them with a Mac. The Yoga Pad Pro has a full-on Micro HDMI port. Built-in, which means you can basically plug it in. any Plug in an HDMI device and use the Yoga Pad Pro as a 13-inch monitor, and yes, that definitely includes the Nintendo Switch.
For use as a tablet, the Yoga Pad Pro is powered by a Snapdragon 870 paired with 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and a 10,200mAh battery. There are four Dolby Atmos compatible speakers arranged around a 2K LCD display. , 16:10 and also has a stand that can be fully rotated 180 degrees from the back of the device. Why would you want a 180 degree stand on your tablet? For hanging on the wall, of course.
Of course, there are plenty of other portable monitors out there, often available in larger screen sizes and lower price tags. Take Lenovo’s 14-inch ThinkVision M14, which is half the price of $249, for example, but the Yoga Pad. The Pro has the advantage of being a standalone device with its own capabilities. Along with stylus compatibility and an 8-megapixel selfie camera (although there is no rear camera).
It’s unclear if the Yoga Pad Pro will launch outside of China. But if you’re ready, we’re ready.