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Ashton Kutcher's Android Tablet Wants To Be A 50-Inch TV

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    Ashton Kutcher's Android tablet wants to be a 50-inch TV | The Verge (click for full article)

    Ashton Kutcher's Android tablet wants to be a 50-inch TV

    Big speakers, high-resolution display, and there's even a built-in projector

    By Vlad Savov on October 10, 2014 09:16 am @vladsavov

    -- Ashton Kutcher is a Lenovo Product Engineer. I used to dismiss that as being akin to will.i.am's honorary title of Director of Creative Innovation at Intel, but Mr. @aplusk appears to honestly fancy himself a Hollywood version of Marc Andreessen: investing his time and effort into tech projects that take his fancy. Kutcher's been flying to Beijing to meet with Lenovo designers, hosting focus groups to learn what people want, and now he's introducing the first product of what the company calls a collaborative relationship: the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro.

    This is a 13.3-inch Android tablet with a difference. Inside the large, grip-friendly cylinder that runs along one of its sides is housed a pico-projector. It'll mirror whatever content you have on screen and actually performs very respectably. It falls short of Lenovo's ambitious claim of delivering "an instant 50-inch theater experience," but is just good enough to be an intriguing extra for niche use instead of a pure gimmick. A set of stereo speakers and the first subwoofer built into a tablet augment the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro's credentials as an entertainmen hub. As Kutcher recited excitedly during last night's presentation, Lenovo's data shows that as much as 80 percent of tablet use occurs at home, so giving people more while sacrificing some portability is a trade the company is willing to make.

    TRADING AWAY SOME PORTABILITY FOR MORE OF EVERYTHING ELSE

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