After start of Yoga-Pad Pro 13 “ in China, Lenovo has announced that the unique tablet will be available in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in June for 800 euros and in the US in July for 680 US dollars. Note the slight name change in Yoga Tab 13.
If the 13-inch tablet is too big (or too expensive) for you, there is also the Lenovo Yoga Tab 11, which starts at $ 320. It will be available in EMEA in June and in the US in August. You lose the microHDMI in the port and the Snapdragon 870 chipset, but the 11-inch slate isn’t without its charms.
It’s powered by one Helio G90T Chipset and is only available in Wi-Fi and LTE versions. The 13-inch model is Wi-Fi only. This 12 nm chip (TSMC) has 2x Cortex-A76 cores and a Mali-G76 GPU. The basic configuration has 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage (UFS) and there is an option to double both numbers (8/256 GB).
The Yoga Tab 11 has an 11-inch LCD with a resolution of 2,000 x 1,200 pixels (15: 9). It corresponds to the larger slate with 400 nits of brightness and Dolby Vision support, but it lacks HDR10. Either way, you get a refresh rate of 60 Hz.
On the plus side, the smaller tab offers the same audio experience with four JBL speakers (5cc audio chambers) with Dolby Atmos support and Lenovo Premium Audio Solution.
The 7,500 mAh battery has a smaller capacity, but with a smaller screen for feeding it promises 15 hours of video playback (previously 12 hours). Charging takes place with 20 W (from 30 W). In addition, the tablet is lighter at 655 g compared to 830 g.
The Lenovo Precision Pen 2 is supported for those with artistic skills. The stainless steel stand / hanger can be used to position the tablet in different orientations as needed, be it for watching Netflix or doodling your next masterpiece.
The Lenovo Yoga Tab 11 offers Google Kids Space (with Family Link parental controls) for a curated library of kid-friendly content.
A more work-oriented offering is the new Lenovo Tab P11 Plus, a refreshed version of the P11 tab of January (although it’s not as fancy as that P11 Pro tab). The Plus model will be available in EMEA from July for 300 euros and in the US in August for 260 US dollars.
Lenovo’s P11 lineup with optional keyboard: Tab P11 Pro (left), Tab P11 Plus (center), Tab P11 (right)
The Plus model swaps the Snapdragon 662 (11 nm, 4x Cortex-A73-based cores and Adreno 610) with the same Helio G90T chipset as the Yoga model (12 nm, 2x A76, Mali-G76). As before, you get three storage options: 4/64 GB, 4/128 GB and 6/128 GB (LPDDR4-RAM, a microSD slot is on board).
This tablet uses the same 11-inch IPS (2,000 x 1,200 px) LCD as the vanilla model. It has a refresh rate of 60 Hz, a brightness of 400 nits and covers 70% of the NTSC color space. The tablet alone weighs 490g.
We’ll say alone that the Tab P11 Plus is ideally combined with the Lenovo Keyboard Pack for extra productivity. While it also supports Google Kids Space, it’s not just about work.
The 7,500 mAh battery is enough for 12 hours of video streaming and you get quad speakers with Dolby Atmos to listen to (this time without JBL involvement). The battery charges with 20W.
Lenovo has also introduced the third generation of its small, affordable Tab M7 and M8 tablets. The Lenovo Tab M7 (3rd generation) will ship for € 120 from June (July for the US, where it costs $ 110, although it is listed under by B&H) $ 90). The M8 arrives later this year, though it will miss the North American market. The price is TBA.
The M7 (3rd generation) has a 7-inch IPS LCD with a resolution of 1,024 x 600 px and a brightness of up to 350 nits. The pure WLAN model is powered by the MediaTek MT8166, the LTE model gets the MT8766 instead. The MT8166 has four Cortex-A53 cores and an IMG GE8300 GPU.
This is a slate of the Android 11 Go Edition, so don’t expect performance miracles. It only has 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage that you can expand with a microSD card. Additional features include Wi-Fi 5 (ac) connectivity, a microUSB port for charging, a 3.5mm audio jack and a 3,750mAh battery that is suitable for up to 10 hours of web browsing or video streaming. You get a single speaker with Dolby Audio (not Atmos).
The Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd generation) is much more stylish with the Helio P22T chipset (8x A53 cores, IMG G8320 GPU). And it has an 8-inch IPS LCD with a resolution of 1,280 x 800 px (350 cd / m²) and a front-facing loudspeaker with Dolby Atmos. As cheap as they are, both tablets in the M series are made entirely of metal.
Finally, the company introduced the Lenovo Smart Clock 2. It has a 4 ”IPS LCD touchscreen and a fabric cover in Shadow Black, Heather Gray and Abyss Blue. There is no camera on this (which is touted as a privacy feature).
In addition to displaying images from Google Photos and playing some tunes (with 3W stereo speakers facing the front), this watch can also be a wireless phone charger with the optional dock. The dock also serves as an ambient night light.
The Smart Clock 2 will be available in August for 90 euros.