Lenovo’s last Android tablet, the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+, was plagued with serious performance issues that held it back from being great. Its external hardware was filled with potential that was squandered by poor performance in almost every regard. With the Yoga Tablet 2 10-inch, Lenovo looked to improve the performance of the tablet in an effort to make it more enjoyable to use the great external hardware. Let’s get started with some benchmarks.
|Geekbench 3||764 (single-thread) 2375 (multi-thread)|
|3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited||15668|
As you can see, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10-inch performs decently in benchmarks. Far better than its predecessor, for sure. It may not be quite up there with the flagships, but it performs very well for a mid-range device, particularly in its price bracket. Remember that benchmarks aren’t everything and that’s why we need to look at the day-to-day performance of the tablet as well.
The reality of the situation is that the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10-inch performs well in most situations. Unlike the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+, which stuttered through the simplest of tasks, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10-inch generally performs pleasantly in normal situations. Occasionally a stutter will take place or an animation will fall, but these happen infrequently enough to not be a bother.
Web browsing is surprisingly steady, with generally smooth scrolling and quick switching between tabs. Streaming video and searching for things within apps also performed well, making it enjoyable to use. Gaming is fine for light and even moderate games, though intensive games will experience some slowdown and lag.
Lenovo heard consumers’ complaints about poor performance and looked to fix them with the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10-inch. And for the most part, the company just did that. Things aren’t perfect, but they’re quite good for a 10-inch $269 tablet. With that, we can give props to Lenovo for working to fix the problem and getting most of it right.