Finally, on a tablet you can play switch games

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image: Lenovo – How many times have you looked down on your tablet, essentially a giant LCD panel, and wondered why it cannot be used as a screen for another device, amongst its many functions? As Lenovo now shows with its new microHDMI port Yoga Pad Pro Androids tablet, there is no reason why it can’t.

The iSidecar feature of the iPad allows a tablet to be combined with an Apple computer and used to mirror or extend the screen. The second screen of an iPad tablet can be used. An app or workaround is always necessary to re-profil a tablet as a second screen, but it has finally been streamlined with the new Yoga Pad Pro: all you need is the right cable.

The Yoga Pad Pro might be the ultimate portable monitor.

The Snapdragon 870 processor with an 8 GB of RAM powered Yoga Pad Pro, which offers 256GB of storage that cannot be expanded, in particular. His 13-inch LCD has a 2K resolution of a 16:10 aspect ratio, Dolby Vision, HDR 10, and even as you find an 8MP camera on the front that makes video calls easier, there isn’t an 8MP camera on the back that can unlock the device with your face. With a 10,200 mAh batteries, video playback can take longer than 12 hours without stopping, and you get the usual Bluetooth, wifi 6, and USB-C connectivity options at the bottom.

There is no special case for supporting the Yoga Pad Pro, it contains a pivot stand at the back, which is also useful for the pad on the wall… Hooray? Hooray?

The design of that tablet consists of an unusual chin, which recalls the old Sony Tablet S on one end, which was thicker but seemed to be better at Yoga Pad Pro, as well as easier to keep. There is a folding support bar, which allows the tablet to be supported at different angles and orientations or hung on walls, but also a chin, where you can find a microHDMI port to link everything from a laptop to a Nintendo switch.

The fact that you either need a special cable or a regular HDMI cable with a simple-to-loose adapter means that it is not ideal to include MicroHDMI, instead of a regular HDMI. But it makes it easier to justify it splashing on a large tablet like the Yoga Pad Pro, because it means that you get a mobile monitor, which does not require a power source of its own. When the tablet is being sold at the end of the month, a price tag of just north $500 is likely to be decent given the added features, but Lenovo does not currently plan to release it outside China, so you could have to jump across some shops in order to get your hands on it.