In addition to the multimedia powerhouse that is the new Lenovo Yoga Pad Pro, Lenovo unveiled three other tablets. The first slate is fairly powerful (though it’s still priced pretty aggresively), the other two focus on affordability (but still have a solid spec sheet).
Lenovo Pad Pro 2021
Like the Yoga model, the Lenovo Pad Pro 2021 is powered by a Snapdragon 870 chipset, but the main focus here is the display – an 11.5” OLED panel with 90Hz refresh rate and 1 ms response time. The display is sharper thanks to its 2,560 x 1,600 px resolution (16:10) and also covers the wider DCI-P3 color space 100%. This is in addition to Dolby Vision and HDR10 support. It has a typical brightness of 420 nits (600 nits peak) and supports DC dimming for a flicker-free experience.
You can buy an optional stylus that can sense 4,096 levels of pressure. This is more of a work tablet though, so it has a pogo pin connector on the bottom where you can easily snap on the optional keyboard cover that also has a trackpad.
The Pad Pro 2021 is quite thin and light, measuring only 5.8mm and 485g. It has an 8,600mAh battery, which is enough for 15 hours of video playback or 8 hours of browsing the web. It supports Quick Charge 3.0 for up to 20W of power.
Speaking of video, you’ll enjoy your movies on four JBL speakers, each with a 2.5 cm³ chamber and 1.5W of power (6W total). There is Dolby Atmos support too.
The S870 chipset is paired with 6GB of RAM (LPDDR5) and 128GB storage (UFS 3.1). This can be expanded through the microSD slot. Additional features include a USB-C port (3.1), Wi-Fi 6 (MIMO 2×2) and Bluetooth 5.1.
The tablet has a dual camera with a 13MP main module (with autofocus) and a 5MP ultrawide-angle cam (120º). On the front there is an 8MP selfie camera and an ToF camera for authentication (or you could use the fingerprint reader on the side).
The Lenovo Pad Pro 2021 will go on sale in China on May 31 for CNY2,500 ($390/€320).
Lenovo Pad Plus 11
This tablet features an 11” LCD with 2,000 x 1,200 px resolution. It is less impressive with a standard 60Hz refresh rate and no HDR support. You do still get four JBL speakers with Dolby Atmos, though, with a total power of 6W. And the display supports that optional stylus too.
The Lenovo Pad Plus is powered by a Snapdragon 750G chipset with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage. You can add up to 1TB more using the microSD card slot.
The tablet has a 7,700mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support over USB-C. The battery is good for 12 hours of video or 12 hours of web browsing. Wireless connectivity include Wi-Fi 6 (MIMO 2×2), Bluetooth 5.1 and GPS. This tablet is rated IP52, though it’s not quite an outdoorsy tablet.
There’s only one camera on the back, 13MP, but the front keeps the setup of an 8MP front-facing camera and a ToF sensor. This one has pogo pins too, so you can get a keyboard cover if you need to type a lot of text.
Like its sibling, the Pad Plus will go on sale in China on May 31. It will cost CNY1,600 ($250/€200).
Lenovo Pad 11
This one is similar to the Plus model. It has the same 11” 2,000 x 1,200 px LCD and four speakers with Dolby Atmos support (only 4W of power this time around, though). The camera setup is the same as well, 13MP on the back, 8MP + ToF sensor on the front.
The major difference is the Snapdragon 662 chipset and that you only get 4GB of RAM plus 64GB storage. At least there’s still a microSD slot. And the pogo pin connector is on board as is the support for the optional stylus.
The battery is the same, 7,700mAh capacity and Quick Charge 3.0 support (20W) over USB-C (wired for only 2.0 speeds, however). The Wi-Fi is slower, only version 5 is supported (aka ac), but the GPS is still on board as is the IP52 rating.
The Lenovo Pad 11 will be available soon at a price of CNY1,100 ($170/€140).