Lenovo has released the new Tab P11 Pro, a mid-range Android 10 tablet with an 11.5-inch OLED display that looks like a fantastic option if you watch a lot of movies. It starts at $ 499 and will be available during the holiday season.
The Tab P11 Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 730G processor, the same as the one in the Google Pixel 4A. So while it’s not as powerful as the Snapdragon 865 Plus used in Samsung’s new Tab S7 and S7 Plus, it should run relatively smoothly if you avoid intense gaming and applications.
But what it lacks in speed seems to make up for with a better screen than any other tablet that comes to mind in this price range. It has a 16:10 (2,560 x 1,600) OLED screen with a peak brightness of 500 nits. In terms of security, it has a fingerprint sensor built into the display.
Lenovo has implemented a JBL system with four speakers with Dolby Atmos support and a huge 8,600 mAh battery. Whether you’re on a long flight or traveling by train, you won’t have to look for an electrical outlet while watching movies and TV shows. Each configuration comes with 128 GB of memory, but the microSD slot will allow you to expand it.
The Tab P11 Pro looks strikingly similar to the iPad Pro and Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and S7 Plus. One of the design choices I particularly like is that the Tab P11 Pro’s camera is located on the long side of the tablet. So if you use it in landscape writing mode, the camera will be just above the display, as it is on most laptops. Lenovo says its camera can also blur the background, so in this age of endless video dating, that looks great.
Lenovo has made a pack of pens, a keyboard and a stand, and if you want that included, it will cost $ 599.99. This is a good price, considering how much they like Apple, Samsung and Microsoft charge extra accessories. If you get them, something worth knowing is that Lenovo says that the tablet’s software will automatically adapt to a desktop-like experience when the keyboard is fixed to its side-mounted pins a la Apple’s Smart Connector.
The main competition of the new Tab P11 Pro is the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7, which I mentioned above, and it’s easy to see where Lenovo doesn’t compare it just by comparing the specs. It does not support 5G (although in certain regions outside the US you will be able to buy an LTE-ready version of the Tab P11 Pro), nor does its screen have a fast refresh rate of 120 Hz.
Samsung’s tablets probably revolve around the Tab P11 Pro with its Snapdragon 865 Plus processor and 8 GB of RAM. But if all you want is an Android tablet with a beautiful OLED display, $ 499 is certainly more attractively priced than Samsung’s smaller $ 649 tablet, which has an LCD screen.