Lenovo’s releasing a new Android tablet, called the Yoga Pad Pro. This device boasts a 13-inch, 16:10 LCD screen with a 2K resolution, is powered by a Snapdragon 870 chipset and offers 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Keeping things ticking over is a 10,200mAh battery.
Why are we telling you this? Because Lenovo itself has chosen to highlight one of the really unique things about the Yoga Pad Pro – its Micro HDMI port – by showing it hosting Nintendo Switch games.
That's right – the Yoga Pad Pro's HDMI-in capability means that any device which offers HDMI output can be connected to the tablet, turning it into a handy portable monitor. While super-portable screens are hardly a new revelation, the fact that Lenovo's product combines this with a full-fat Android tablet is as noteworthy as the fact that the company is using Nintendo's console to promote it.
The Yoga Pad Pro hits store shelves in China for 3,299 yuan (approximately $517) on May 31st, but there's no word on a global release at present.
Neat, so it's HDMI port is both input and output.
Finally, a way to make the Switch portable!
They've got my attention.
But then I've seen the price.
Gee, if only the Switch was a portable system with it's own display...🤔
@Dogorilla lmao about to write the same
Sounds like tabletop mode with extra steps, but if someone gets this thing and ever has an opportunity... there have been stranger pastimes under the sun.
@westman98 I mean a 5 inch (5.5?) is portable for single player, this is aimed at those doing portable multiplayer (and away from TVs)
This would actually be handy when traveling... especially in conjunction with a Genki covert dock.
Wouldn’t you still need the docking station for HDMI out? Which means you’d also need a power supply to the dock. Or am I missing something?
I purchased a portable 1080p ASUS monitor for work since I have to go to different locations and need my dual screen action. The advert for it included an image of a switch connected to it.
@Rygar some third party docks can be powered by a battery pack. Most people wont go for 3rd party but the portability is great
This looks very interesting. I'm an android used and having a portable monitor/tablet is a great idea. I have a few portable monitors that I use for my Switch and PS5/Xbox One X and I love them. I probably would have purchased one of these a year or so ago but since I already have an android tablet and 2 portable monitors then it would be a waste of money for me to buy this. Mabey if they decide to release a 4K one with HDR I'll consider it.
@pixelpatch Well 6.2 but who is counting.
I wonder if Nintendo was consulted before they used the ip, otherwise......ah wait its a Chinese Company, doesn't matter
@WhoaManWtF Oh neat!
Regardless of use case, I think having the ability to have HDMI input on a tablet is a good feature that is overdue. Being able to use a tablet as a portable monitor with another video source sounds pretty good and surprisingly versatile, as the TV is not always the best option or is being used by someone else or for something else.
Can this be used with switch lite?
I'm totally gonna spend 500+ dollars on a tablet to use as a screen for my Switch.
Except no I'm not, that's a really dumb idea.
@LeonAlistair No. The Lite has no video out over USB-C.
I'm using a similar 21" Android touchscreen computer for one of our Switch and Xbox right now. The fact this is slightly more portable and offers a 1440p screen with a battery is nice. But at $500+ it seems they should have opted for an OLED panel. I'm sure it's a small niche market of Switch owners that will pick this up, but it's nice to have options despite this being tailored better to other users.
@Rygar its possible the tablet would power the dock. How long this would last is very good question though.
China for 3,299 yuan (approximately $517)
For Real....I rather get the SNS and Dock or the other KS project to hookup to a Real Laptop that is 16" with it's own Power source as well.
@Heavyarms55 or maybe its an added bonus if you are looking to buy a tablet for other uses as well?
I'm sorry, but this maybe the dumbest thing I've ever saw so far, especially because you can play the Switch on a big tv screen. Completely pointless.
Jejeje but the two joy con have infrareds
@WillQuan I guess. The things I use my tablet for though, I would never spend 500 bucks on one. But I guess it would be a nice bonus on a tablet for other uses.
I would buy it in a heartbeat when it is internationally available
Thats so cool! no need for a portable dock anymore!
Looks like it would make a nice second screen for the Surface Pro X as well. Hmm...
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