REVIEW: Unboxing the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro (Android Adventure Part 1)

Guest Blog by Bill Bolton, Community Moderator, Lenovo Forums. 

*Updates: Here's Part 2Part 3 & Part 4.

The UPS guy has just delivered my new Yoga Tablet 2 Pro, so let’s get on with unboxing it.

The very first thing I did was look at the back of the box, as there are specifications shown there. I wanted to look at the specifications to make sure that the product I received was what I expected, before I broke any packaging seals.

Oddly, there are two identical specification panels there, but it's better having two than none I guess. Anyway, the specifications line up with the model/configurations I was expecting, so it's on to opening the box seals.

One of the box seals isn’t fully stuck down, so out of curiosity I pick at it and it comes off, but it's tamper proof, and leaves a VOID marker.

So, I just cut through the seals and this is what’s inside.

The Yoga tablet is on top and underneath it are some essential accessories – a power adapter, USB cable, JBL ear phones, a micro-fibre cleaning cloth, a Lenovo Mobile Support information slip, and a multi-language Safety, Warranty & Quick Start Guide.

The tablet is in a transparent sleeve with symbols on it, so I resisted the temptation to just rip it off, and took a look at what the symbols indicated.

These symbols are indicating where the external controls and connectors are on the edge. In this case it’s - the rocker button for volume control, the USB connector, the headset socket and the on/off button.

There was also a diagram showing how the built-in kick stand, on the rear of the tablet, can be used.

The USB cable is, well, a good quality USB cable – nothing special to see here.

The power adapter is a block with mains power prongs.  I was surprised to see that the mains power prongs are firmly built into the block, and not on a swappable sub-component that can be changed to suit the power outlets in other countries, given that a tablet is an inherently mobile device.

I was really interested in the capacity (in Watts) of the power adapter, but the only writing on it is mostly in tiny grey fonts on a black background. Even with my reading glasses, I couldn’t make it out, so I had to take a close-up photo to see what it said.

The good news is that it’s a switch mode type power supply so it will work with mains voltages between 100V and 240V AC and on 50Hz or 60-Hz. So despite it having a specific mains plug, it can operate pretty much anywhere in the world if you carry a suitable travel plug adapter.

The output energy rating is 9 Watt at 5V DC, or 21.6W at 12V DC.  I’m not sure what the 12V DC rating is about, but I will put that question aside until I get a chance to look at the hardware manual for the tablet, at a later time. USB provides 5V DC power, so that 9W rating is the significant one.

It is handy to know the 5V energy rating of an adapter is, if you are trying to minimise the number of different power adapters you need to carry around when travelling.  This one will also work nicely for charging my Lumix DMC-TZ40 digital camera.

The headphones carry a JBL brand and come with spare ear bud seals, so I’m expecting they will be good quality.

Lastly, the Safety, Warranty & Quick Start Guide has some useful usage information in it, but really not very much – the content is mostly safety and warranty related. This is probably the most useful usage page.

So, that’s it for the unboxing – this is what it looks like on initial power up.

As the Lenovo Yoga Table 2 Pro is my first Android device, my next challenge is to figure out how to set it up to be a useful personal tool for me!

Look out for Part 2, coming soon...